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Fairy Tail Beach/Hot Spring Anime DVD's Promo Streamed

posted on by Egan Loo
Next week's 35th manga book to bundle anime set during Grand Magic Games training

Japanese publisher Kodansha began streaming a promotional video for the original anime DVD (OAD) bundled with the 35th volume of Hiro Mashima's Fairy Tail fantasy adventure manga. The brand-new fourth OAD brings Natsu, Lucy, and the others to a training camp three months before the Grand Magic Games. While there, the Fairy Tail Guild take a much needed break at the beach and hot spring.

The same voice cast who has voiced the Fairy Tail television series for four years is in the upcoming anime DVD. In addition, cast members Tetsuya Kakihara (Natsu) and Yūichi Nakamura (Gray) sing the opening theme song "Blow Away," while Aya Hirano (Lucy), Sayaka Ōhara (Erza), and Satomi Satou (Wendy) sing the ending theme "Happy Tale."

The manga and anime follow the adventures of world's most notorious mage guild, Fairy Tail. The manga's first and second original anime DVD shipped with the 26th and 27th manga volumes in 2011, and the third original anime DVD shipped with the 31st volume this past February.

Shinji Ishihira has directed all of the original anime DVDs at A-1 Pictures Inc. and Satelight, just as he does for the ongoing television anime series. Similarly, character designer Aoi Yamamoto has been involved in all of the original anime DVDs so far, including the upcoming fourth one. However, Atsuhiro Tomioka (Danbōru Senki, Inazuma Eleven, Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! Season 2) wrote the fourth original anime DVD instead of the television anime' script editor Masashi Sogo, who wrote the first three.

Del Rey published 12 volumes of the original manga in North America, and Kodansha resumed publishing the manga with the 13th volume in 2011. Crunchyroll streams the television anime into several countries as it airs in Japan, and Funimation has been releasing the DVD/Blu-ray sets.

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