Funimation Adds New Fairy Tail Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
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.
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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