Hiro Mashima to Launch the Heros Manga Mini-Series in October 2019

Hiro Mashima has announced that he will launch the new manga mini-series Heros in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine in October 2019. The mini-series will be a crossover between the worlds of Mashima’s Rave Master, Fairy Tail, and Edens Zero manga.

Mashima noted that the magazine’s staff asked him to produce a work to mark the magazine’s 60th anniversary. The new mini-series will run concurrently in the weekly magazine with Mashima’s Edens Zero. Mashima’s Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest manga will also serialize weekly during the run of Heros.

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Hiro Mashima to Draw a Dragon Quest XI One-Shot Manga

Square Enix announced at the Jump Festa ’19 event that Hiro Mashima will draw a one-shot manga adaptation of the Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete) game.

The manga will focus on Erik (Kamyu in the Japanese version of the game) and will tell a story of before Erik met the game’s protagonist.

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Hiro Mashima Wins Angoulême’s Special Award

The 45th Angoulême International Comics Festival has awarded manga creator Hiro Mashima with the Fauve Special Award.

The festival is hosting an exhibition dedicated to his work. The multi-part Fairy Tail exhibition includes five dedicated rooms, more than 100 drawings, and 50 manuscripts. Visitors can also go to the “Artist Technique” room to try their hand at drawing Fairy Tail with an instructional video. Figures and costumes will be on display and Mashima himself will visit the exhibition to hand out autographs. Fairy Tail has 7.7 million copies in print in France.

The Angoulême Festival runs from January 25-28, 2018.

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Hiro Mashima Attends Japan Society Talk Before New York Comic Con

The Japan Society has announced that it will host manga creator Hiro Mashima for a special talk on October 5, 2017 before his planned New York Comic Con visit. The event, named “Hiro Mashima: The Magical World of Fairy Tail,” will take place at the Japan Society in New York City.

Mashima is the author of the Fairy Tail manga series, which follows the adventures of world’s most notorious mage guild, Fairy Tail. The manga launched in 2006, and ended on July 26, 2017. He also created the Rave Master manga.

New York Comic Con will be taking place October 5-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York City.

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Kodansha Comics Licenses Fairy Tail Zero Manga

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.

Mashima launched the manga 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.

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Kodansha Comics Adds Fairy Tail: Ice Trail and Noragami: Stray Stories Manga

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.

Source: ANN