News Crunchyroll Releases 4 New Fairy Tail One-Shot Manga
posted on 2014-03-08 00:00 EST
Media distribution service Crunchyroll released the first of this spring's four new Fairy Tail one-shot manga by Hiro Mashima on Friday at 7:00 p.m. ET. The manga is available for the website's all-access and manga members worldwide, except for those in Japan, South Korea, Lebanon, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, Switzerland, and Morocco.
The manga one-shot starring Frosch and the Sabertooth guild debuted in the April issue of Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine on Saturday. Crunchyroll will add the "Fairy Tail Matsuri" (Fairy Tail Festival) campaign's three other one-shot manga as they are published in Japan.
This year's 4th issue of Magazine Special will include the Juvia and Gray chapter on March 20 (March 19 in PT). This year's 18th issue of Young Magazine will feature Erza on March 31 (March 30 in PT). The May issue of Monthly Shonen Magazine will publish the special chapter with Natsu, Lucy, and a mystery character on April 5 (April 4 in PT). These will be the first works that Mashima has published in Young Magazine and Monthly Shonen Magazine.
Mashima launched Fairy Tail in Weekly Shonen Magazine in 2006. The 41st compiled volume shipped in December, and the 42nd book is slated to ship on March 17. Kodansha Comics is releasing the series in North America, and the 36th is slated to ship on March 25.
Crunchyroll streamed the manga's first television anime adaptation that concluded with a "To Be Continued" title card last March. Weekly Shōnen Magazine announced on January 8 that the anime will return in April. Funimation is releasing the first series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in North America.