Kodansha Comics announced at its WakuWaku+NYC panel that it has licensed Hiro Mashima and Yūsuke Shirato’s Fairy Tail: Ice Trail (Tale of Fairy Tail: Ice Trail) manga and Adachitoka’s Noragami: Stray Stories (Noragami: Shuishu) manga.
Shirato launched Fairy Tail: Ice Trail in the inaugural issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Fairy Tail magazine in July 2014, and ended the series in the magazine’s 13th issue on July 17, 2015. Kodansha Comics will release the manga during the 2015 holiday season.
Additionally, Kodansha Comics announced that it will release Fairy Tail: Masters Edition 2 in Spring 2016. The volume, which collects the original manga’s Volumes 6-10, will be 7 inches by 10.5 inches and will use high-quality paper. The first Masters Edition volume ships in October 2015. Each volume will retail for US$39.99.
Kodansha Comics describes Noragami: Stray Stories as “a collection of more lighthearted short stories from Noragami creator Adachitoka, featuring all the characters fans have come to love and root for.” The company will release the manga in November 2015.