Manga UK Adds Fairy Tail, Shikabane Hime Aka
posted on by Gia Manry
Manga Entertainment's British branch has announced via Twitter that it will release Fairy Tail and Shikabane Hime (Corpse Princess) this year. The company then clarified that the Shikabane Hime license only covers the first season, Shikabane Hime: Aka.
Fairy Tail is an ongoing television anime based on Hiro Mashima's manga of the same name. Crunchyroll is simulcasting the series, but there has been no announcement of a DVD or Blu-ray Disc release in North America at this time. Del Rey Manga published the North American Fairy Tail manga until Kodansha Comics took over its licenses from Del Rey.
Asked whether the Fairy Tail license would be for DVD or streams, Manga confirmed with ANN that it "should be DVD" but that the company is still awaiting details from the licensor. The company hopes to "get a volume out in 2011."
In 2008 and 2009, studio Gainax adapted Yoshiichi Akahito's manga Shikabane Hime into two anime titles: Shikabane Hime: Aka and Shikabane Hime: Kuro. The series was licensed in North America by Funimation in 2008.
Images © Hiro Mashima, KODANSHA/Fairy Tail Guild, TV TOKYO
© Yoshiichi Akahito/Square Enix, Shikabane Hime Production Committee
Update: Manga UK also announced that it will release the DVDs and Blu-ray Discs of Eden of The East the Movie I: The King of Eden film in June and Eden of The East the Movie II: Paradise Lost in November. Thanks to Reaper gI for the Shikabane Hime seasons' correction.
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