Kodansha Comics announced at an event at the Kinokuniya bookstore in New York City that it has licensed Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail Zero prequel manga. Kodansha Comics had announced earlier this week that it would make a Fairy Tail license announcement at the event.
The manga is described as:
This is it: The Fairy Tail prequel fans have been waiting for. Series creator Hiro Mashima himself draws an all-new series that depicts the founding of the Fairy Tail guild.
Many years ago, Mavis Vermilion was a servant on Sirius Island, mistreated by a guild master and his daughter, Zera. But Mavis stayed positive, because her mother once told her that fairies never visit people who cry about their problems. When the guild came under attack, Mavis pulled Zera from the wreckage into the forest. Seven years went by, and the powerful wizards Warrod Sequen, Precht, and Yuri Dreyer arrived on the island, seeking a powerful jade gemstone. This journey would change the course of magical history…
Mashima launched Fairy Tail Zero in the first issue of Monthly Fairy Tail in July 2014, and he ended the manga in the magazine’s 13th and final issue on July 17, 2015.