Fairy Tail Zero Prequel Manga Gets TV Anime Adaptation in January
posted on 2015-11-16 10:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The wraparound jacket bands on the 52nd volume of Hiro Mashima's Fairy Tail manga and the one compiled volume of Mashima's Fairy Tail Zero manga both announced on Tuesday that Fairy Tail Zero is getting a TV anime adaptation. The announcement states that the staff will announce more details in the future on the official website for the Fairy Tail anime franchise.
The tagline above reads, "The beginning of many things!! The adventure guided by magic and companions …"
Additionally, this year's 51st issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine is revealing the anime's main cast on Wednesday:
Katsuyuki Konishi as Yuri
Hiroshi Shirokuma as Warrod
Yoshihisa Kawahara as Precht
Akira Ishida as Zeref
The issue also reveals that the anime will premiere in January.
Weekly Shonen Magazine's next issue will reveal the voice actress for Zera.
Kodansha Comics announced on Sunday that it has licensed the manga and will release it in summer 2016. The company describes the manga as follows:
This is it: The Fairy Tail prequel fans have been waiting for! Series creator Hiro Mashima himself draws an all-new series that depicts the founding of the Fairy Tail guild.
Many years ago, Mavis Vermilion was a servant on Sirius Island, mistreated by a guild master and his daughter, Zera. But Mavis stayed positive, because her mother once told her that fairies never visit people who cry about their problems. When the guild came under attack, Mavis pulled Zera from the wreckage into the forest. Seven years went by, and the powerful wizards Warrod Sequen, Precht, and Yuri Dreyer arrived on the island, seeking a powerful jade gemstone. This journey would change the course of magical history...
Mashima's main Fairy Tail manga has inspired two TV anime series, two video anime, an anime film, and several spinoff manga. The second TV anime series began airing in Japan in April 2014, and Crunchyroll and Funimation stream the series as it airs. Funimation is releasing both series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in North America.
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