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Fairy Tail Manga Volume 31 to Bundle 3rd New Anime DVD

posted on 2011-09-14 10:00 EDT
All-new original story storyboarded by manga creator Hiro Mashima himself

The official website of Hiro Mashima's Fairy Tail fantasy adventure manga confirmed on Tuesday that the 31st manga volume will bundle an original anime DVD when it ships next February. The DVD — the third original anime DVD to come with special edition volumes of the manga — will contain an all-new original story storyboarded by Mashima himself.

The manga and anime follow the adventures of world's most notorious mage guild, Fairy Tail. The manga's first original anime DVD shipped with the 26th manga volume this past April, and the second original anime DVD shipped in June.

Shinji Ishihira directed the previous two original anime DVDs at A-1 Pictures Inc. and Satelight, just as he does for the ongoing television anime series. Similarly, the television anime' script editor Masashi Sogo and character designer Aoi Yamamoto were also involved in the first two original anime DVDs. The television series is entering its third year this month.

Del Rey published the 12th volume of the original manga in North America last September, and Kodansha resumed publishing the manga with the 13th volume this past February. Crunchyroll streams the television anime into several countries as it airs in Japan, and Funimation will release the first DVD/Blu-ray set in November.

[Via Moon Phase]


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