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New Fairy Tail Novel Coming in October

posted on by Kevin Pennyfeather
Ren Kanan to pen Ōedo Fairy Tail

Japanese publisher Kodansha's schedule of upcoming light novels is listing a novel releated to Hiro Mashima's Fairy Tail. The new novel, titled Ōedo Fairy Tail, will ship on October 2 in Japan. Ren Kanan is writing the novel and Mashima himself is credited as original creator and illustrator.

"Ōedo" or "Edo" refers to the historical name for the city of Tokyo, before the end of the Tokugawa shogunate's rule in 1868.

The original manga follows the adventures of world's most notorious mage guild, Fairy Tail. It previously inspired two light novels published by Kodansha and written by Miu Kawasaki: Fairy Tail: Kokoro ni Yadoru Color (The Color Residing Within the Heart) in May 2012, and Fairy Tail 2: Dai Matō Enbu Sono Ato, Sorezore no Ichinichi (Each of the Fighters' Day After the Grand Magic Games) in August 2014.

The manga also inspired two television anime, several original video anime projects, and spinoff manga. The franchise's first anime film, Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess, opened in Japan on August 18, 2012. A second film is also planned.

Del Rey published the first 12 volumes of the original manga in North America, and Kodansha resumed publishing the manga in English with the 13th volume in 2011. While Kodansha Comics publishes the main Fairy Tail manga in North America, Crunchyroll is releasing new chapters online as they come out in Japan.

Crunchyroll also streams the ongoing television anime into several countries as it airs in Japan, and Funimation has been releasing DVD/Blu-ray sets.

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