Fairy Tail Staff Celebrates Manga's End While Creator Continues Work
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Fairy Tail creator Hiro Mashima tweeted a picture on Saturday of a commemorative glass trophy that the manga's staff gave him after finishing their work on the series.
Mashima added that he is grateful and has the "best staff." Although the manga's staff has no more work for the series, Mashima himself noted in a follow-up post that his own work is far from done.
Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine revealed in May that the series would end in 10 chapters. In addition, the 61st compiled book volume of the manga revealed in May that Mashima will end the series in two more volumes. Mashima stated on Twitter in May, "Even though the original manga is ending, I don't think Fairy Tail is done just yet. I have a lot of plans, so please look forward to them."
Mashima also revealed at that time that he was planning to start a new work soon, and was excited about starting that new work. He stated that he wanted to tell a new story with new characters in a new world.
The manga follows the adventures of world's most notorious mage guild, Fairy Tail. The series launched in 2006 and has inspired two television anime, several original video anime projects, and spinoff manga. The franchise's first anime film, Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess, opened in Japan in August 2012.
Del Rey published the first 12 volumes of the original manga in North America, and Kodansha Comics resumed publishing the manga in English with the 13th volume in 2011. Crunchyroll streamed the second television anime into several countries as it aired in Japan, and Funimation has been releasing DVD/Blu-ray Disc sets.