Fans Around the World Bid Fairy Tail Goodbye in Commemorative Art Display
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Message artwork celebrating the conclusion of Hiro Mashima's Fairy Tail manga is on display at JR Shibuya Station's Tamagawa exit gate near the Yamanote line. The art is on display until November 26.
The "message artwork" uses letters and comments of congratulations from fans all over the world manipulated to look like frames from the Fairy Tail manga. After the display in Shibuya station ends, the artwork will travel to other locations, including London.
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 received a commemorative engraved award for completing the manga from his staff.
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 final chapter of Fairy Tail debuted in this year's 34th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in July.
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.
Source: Comic Natalie