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Fairy Tail Anime's 2nd Year Confirmed

posted on 2010-09-12 00:29 EDT
Director Shinji Ishihira: 2nd year to deal with Nirvana story arc with more cast members

This year's 42nd issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine is confirming on Wednesday that the television anime version of Hiro Mashima's Fairy Tail fantasy adventure manga will continue into its second year. According to director Shinji Ishihira, the second year will deal with the Nirvana story arc. 

The Nirvana story arc will add the following new cast members:

Hibiki: Takashi Kondo
Charle: Yui Horie
Wendy: Satomi Satou
Ren: Masaya Matsukaze
Eve: Fuyuka Oura

The manga and anime follow the adventures of world's most notorious mage guild, Fairy Tail. A-1 Pictures and Satelight launched the anime last October. Del Rey is publishing the 12th volume of the original manga in North America this month. Crunchyroll simulcasts the anime into several countries within an hour of each episode's Japanese broadcast.

Mashima also created the Monster Hunter Orage manga and the Rave manga, which Tokyopop published in North America under the name Rave Master. Like Fairy Tail, Rave was made into a television anime series.

[Via Kyō mo Yarareyaku]

Update: More cast members and background information added.

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