Fairy Tail Anime to Get “Final Season” in 2018

Hiro Mashima has revealed on his official Twitter account that the “final season” of the series’ television anime adaptation will premiere in 2018. Mashima said in English, “The Final Season of FAIRY TAIL TV anime will go on air in 2018!”

The first television anime season inspired by Mashima’s manga premiered in 2009, followed by the second season in 2014. The series inspired its first original video anime in 2011. The Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess film sequel to the television anime premiered in 2012, followed by its Fairy Tail the Movie: Prologue – The First Morning OAV prequel in 2013. The Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry anime film opened in Japan on May 6, 2017.

Source: ANN

Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry Anime Film to Open in the U.S. and Canada in August 2017

FUNimation Films has announced that it will screen the Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry film at 300 U.S. and 12 Canadian theaters in August 2017. The film will screen in Japanese with English subtitles on August 14, 2017 and then screen with an English dub on August 16, 2017 and August 19, 2017. The English dub will also screen on August 17, 2017 in Canada only.

The English cast for the film includes:

  • Todd Haberkorn is Natsu
  • Cherami Leigh is Lucy
  • Newton Pittman is Gray
  • Tia Ballard is Happy
  • Colleen Clinkenbeard is Erza
  • Erica Mendez is Sonya
  • J. Michael Tatum is Acnologia
  • Michael Sinterniklaas is Animus
  • Jad Saxton is Carla
  • Bob Carter is Doll
  • David Wald is Gajeel
  • Nathan Sharp is Gapri
  • Morgan Mabry is Hisui
  • Jim White is Igneel
  • Brina Palencia is Juvia
  • Kristi Kang is Levy
  • Rich Keeling is Patherlily
  • Cristina Vee is Swan
  • Brittney Karbowski is Wendy
  • Ray Chase is Zash
  • Joel McDonald is Zeref

Tyler Walker is direcxting.

FUNimation premiered the film in Japanese with English subtitles at Anime Central on May 20, 2017. The film opened in Japan on May 12, 2017, and earned 53,888,700 yen (about US$474,848) in its first weekend to rank at #10.

Source: ANN

Anime Central to Host the North American Premiere for the Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry Film

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will hold the North American premiere for the Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry film at Anime Central on May 20, 2017. The screening will be in Japanese with English subtitles, and attendees will receive a poster.

FUNimation has also announced that the film is “coming soon to theaters” in North America and it will update with more information.

The film will also open in at least 16 countries besides Japan in May, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, nine countries in Central America and South America, Thailand, and France, in addition to the United States.

Anime Central is being held May 19-21, 2017 at the Hyatt O’Hare and the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

Source: ANN

New York Times Manga Best Seller List: December 18-24, 2016

Here are the top ten selling manga in the United States for the week of December 18-24, 2016, according to the New York Times.

1. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 10 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 10 enters the list at number one.

2. The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition Volume 1 by Akira Himekawa

VIZ Media’s release of The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition Volume 1 falls one spot to number two in its eighth week on the list.

3. Tomie: Complete Deluxe Edition by Junji Ito

VIZ Media’s release of Tomie: Complete Deluxe Edition enters the list at number three.

4. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 falls two spots to number four in its 77th week on the list.

5. One-Punch Man Volume 1 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 1 holds steady at number five in its 68th week on the list.

6. Death Note Black Edition Volume 1 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata

VIZ Media’s release of Death Note Black Edition Volume 1 falls two spots to number six in its 10th week on the list.

7. Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajime Isayama

Kodansha Comics’ release of Attack on Titan Volume 1 moves back up three spots to number seven in its 129th week on the list.

8. Black Butler Volume 1 by Yana Toboso

Yen Press’ release of Black Butler Volume 1 falls two spots to number eight in its 50th week on the list.

9. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 9 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 9 falls two spots to number nine in its 10th week on the list.

10. Fairy Tail Volume 1 by Hiro Mashima

Kodansha Comics’ release of Fairy Tail Volume 1 falls one spot to number ten in its second week on the list.

Source: The New York Times

New York Times Manga Best Seller List: December 11-17, 2016

Here are the top ten selling manga in the United States for the week of December 11-17, 2016, according to the New York Times.

1. The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition Volume 1 by Akira Himekawa

VIZ Media’s release of The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition Volume 1 holds steady at number one in its seventh week on the list.

2. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 moves back up two spots to number two in its 76th week on the list.

3. Monster Musume Volume 10 by OKAYADO

Seven Seas Entertainment’s release of Monster Musume Volume 10 holds steady at number three in its second week on the list.

4. Death Note Black Edition Volume 1 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata

VIZ Media’s release of Death Note Black Edition Volume 1 re-enters at number four in its ninth week on the list.

5. One-Punch Man Volume 1 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 1 falls three spots to number five in its 67th week on the list.

6. Black Butler Volume 1 by Yana Toboso

Yen Press’ release of Black Butler Volume 1 moves back up two spots to number six in its 49th week on the list.

7. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 9 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 9 holds steady at number seven in its ninth week on the list.

8. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 re-enters at number eight in its 43rd week on the list.

9. Fairy Tail Volume 1 by Hiro Mashima

Kodansha Comics’ release of Fairy Tail Volume 1 enters the list at number nine.

10. Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajime Isayama

Kodansha Comics’ release of Attack on Titan Volume 1 re-enters at number ten in its 128th week on the list.

Source: The New York Times

New York Times Manga Best Seller List: November 27-December 3, 2016

Here are the top ten selling manga in the United States for the week of November 27-December 3, 2016, according to the New York Times.

1. The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition Volume 1 by Akira Himekawa

VIZ Media’s release of The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition Volume 1 holds steady at number one in its fifth week on the list.

2. One-Punch Man Volume 9 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 9 moves back up three spots to number two in its fifth week on the list.

3. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 falls one spot to number three in its 74th week on the list.

4. Dragons Rioting Volume 5 by Tsuyoshi Watanabe

Yen Press’ release of Dragons Rioting Volume 5 enters the list at number four.

5. One-Punch Man Volume 1 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 1 moves back up one spot to number five in its 65th week on the list.

6. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 9 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 9 falls two spots to number six in its seventh week on the list.

7. Black Butler Volume 23 by Yana Toboso

Yen Press’ release of Black Butler Volume 23 falls four spots to number seven in its second week on the list.

8. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 re-enters at number eight in its 42nd week on the list.

9. Black Butler Volume 1 by Yana Toboso

Yen Press’ release of Black Butler Volume 1 falls two spots at number nine in its 47th week on the list.

10. Fairy Tail Volume 57 by Hiro Mashima

Kodansha Comics’ release of Fairy Tail Volume 57 enters the list at number ten.

Source: The New York Times

New York Times Manga Best Seller List: September 25-October 1, 2016

Here are the top ten selling manga in the United States for the week of September 25-October 1, 2016, according to the New York Times.

1. Fairy Tail Volume 56 by Hiro Mashima

Kodansha Comics’ release of Fairy Tail Volume 56 enters the list at number one.

2. One-Punch Man Volume 1 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 1 falls one spot to number two in its 56th week on the list.

3. Akame ga KILL! Zero Volume 3 by Takahiro and Kei Toru

Yen Press’ release of Akame ga KILL! Zero Volume 3 enters the list at number three.

4. One-Punch Man Volume 8 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 8 holds steady at number four in its fourth week on the list.

5. Assassination Classroom Volume 1 by Yusei Matsui

VIZ Media’s release of Assassination Classroom Volume 1 re-enters at number five in its 20th week on the list.

6. Berserk Volume 1 by Kentaro Miura

Dark Horse Manga’s release of Berserk Volume 1 enters the list at number six.

7. Haikyu!! Volume 3 by Haruichi Furudate

VIZ Media’s release of Haikyu!! Volume 3 falls two spots to number seven in its fourth week on the list.

8. Devils’ Line Volume 3 by Ryo Hanada

Vertical Comics’ release of Devils’ Line Volume 3 enters the list at number eight.

9. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 falls seven spots to number nine in its 65th week on the list.

10. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 8 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 8 falls two spots to number ten in its seventh week on the list.

Source: The New York Times