Tubi TV has added the following anime to its service:
- Street Fighter Alpha: Generations
- Yū Yū Hakusho
- C – Control – The Money and Soul of Possibility
- Eden of the East
- A Certain Magical Index
- A Certain Magical Index II
- A Certain Scientific Railgun
- A Certain Scientific Railgun S
- Ai Yori Aoshi
- Ai Yori Aoshi ~Enishi~
- Ergo Proxy
- Fairy Tail (episodes 1-100)
All of the titles except Akira are streaming in Japanese with English subtitles, and are available in their entirety unless otherwise noted. Akira is streaming with the Pioneer English dub.
FUNimation Entertainment has announced on their blog that due to a packaging error on their part, Fairy Tail Collection 9 is being pushed back from its original August 15, 2017 release date to September 5, 2017. The date change is a result of the incorrect DVD and Blu-Ray discs being included in collection 9.
Customers who have pre-ordered the set will receive these incorrect discs. The company is working on a solution to make sure these customers receive the correct discs as soon as possible, and says they will be updating their social media with more updates as they become available.
Source: FUNimation Entertainment
The Habertat announces a surprise birthday screening of Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry with Todd Haberkorn.
The Habertat announces that on this birthday, Todd Haberkorn will be attending the August 16, 2017 showing of Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry at the Regal E-Walk Theater in New York City. Todd will be appearing at the theater to join fans in watching the movie as part of its national release, and sticking around for a special photo op afterwards. Fans are encouraged to buy tickets online before the theater sells out of seats.
With literally hundreds of voice-over credits to his name, Todd Haberkorn is best known as the voice of Natsu Dragneel from Fairy Tail, Death the Kid from Soul Eater, Allen Walker from D.Gray-man, and Hikaru Hitachiin from Ouran High School Host Club.
ICv2 has released a chart that ranked the top selling manga franchises from Spring 2017 in the United States. ICv2 stated the data reflects sales in all channels, including comic book stores and online.
1. Sui Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul manga (VIZ Media)
2. Akira Himekawa’s The Legend of Zelda manga (VIZ Media)
3. Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto manga (VIZ Media)
4. Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan manga (Kodansha Comics)
5. Hidenori Kusaka and Satoshi Yamamoto’s Pokémon Adventures manga (VIZ Media)
6. ONE and Yuusuke Murata’s One-Punch Man manga (VIZ Media)
7. Kentarou Miura’s Berserk manga (Dark Horse Comics)
8. Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail manga (Kodansha Comics)
9. Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga (VIZ Media)
10. Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z manga (VIZ Media)
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.
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.
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.