Fairy Tail Gets 2 New Manga Spinoffs, Including a Shōjo One
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
This year's 31st issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Hiro Mashima's Fairy Tail manga is inspiring two new spinoff series. Boku is drawing the Fairy Girls manga, while Rui Watanabe is drawing the Fairy Tail: Blue Mistral manga.
The Fairy Girls story will focus on the two "strongest girls in the world." The series will launch in this year's 12th issue of Kodansha's Magazine Special on November 20.
In Fairy Tail: Blue Mistral, Wendy — as a 12-year-old magical girl — will face the secrets of the dragon valley. Weekly Shōnen Magazine also hints that Wendy may find love in this "Episode #0" story. The manga will launch in the September issue of Kodansha's shōjo magazine Nakayoshi on August 2.
The first issue of the Monthly Fairy Tail magazine shipped on June 17 with a Fairy Tail Zero spinoff manga centering on the original Master Mavis. Four special one-shot manga chapters also ran in four Kodansha magazines this spring.
Mashima launched Fairy Tail in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2006. Kodansha Comics publishes the series in North America, and Crunchyroll is releasing new chapters online as they come out in Japan. The new Fairy Tail television anime premiered on April 5.