Funimation Adds New Fairy Tail Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
English-subtitled trailer streamed

North American anime distributor Funimation Entertainment announced on Thursday that it will stream the new Fairy Tail television anime series. The company has not yet confirmed a premiere date, but the anime is slated to premiere this Saturday, April 5 in Japan.

Funimation also began streaming and English-subtitled trailer:

The cast and staff include:


Tetsuya Kakihara as Natsu Dragneel 

Aya Hirano as Lucy Heartfilia 

Yūichi Nakamura as Gray Fullbuster 

Sayaka Ohara as Erza Scarlet 

Rie Kugimiya as Happy 

Satomi Satou as Wendy 

Yui Horie as Charles 

Wataru Hatano as Gajeel Redfox 

Mai Nakahara as Juvia Loxar 

Katsuyuki Konishi as Laxus Dreher 

Suzuko Mimori also joined the cast as Princess Hisui.


  • Director: Shinji Ishihira
  • Series Composition: Masashi Sogo
  • Character Design: Shinji Takeuchi
  • Animation Production: A-1 Pictures, Bridge

Takeuchi is replacing Aoi Yamamoto as character designer, while Bridge is replacing Satelight as one of the studios animating the series. BoA is performing the opening theme song "Masayume Chasing" (Prophetic Dream Chasing), while Breathe is performing the ending theme song "Kimi to Kare to Boku to Kanojo to" (You, He, Me, and She).

Update: Funimation now lists a premiere date of Friday at 10:00 p.m. ET.

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