Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry Film Casts Makoto Furukawa, Aoi Yūki, Jiro Saito
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The official website for the Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry anime film announced the cast for the three film-original characters on Wednesday. The new cast members are:
Aoi Yūki as Sonya, an aide to King Animus
Jiro Saito as Zash Caine, the minister of state of Stella Kingdom
The website also revealed that people who purchase advance tickets for the film will receive clear files with Hiro Mashima's special illustration of Natsu. Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine originally published the illustration. Advance tickets with the clear file are now on sale at select theaters, Animate stores, and 7-Eleven convenience stores in Japan.
The back of the clear file features the same tagline that appears on the poster visual below. The tagline reads, "That power … is it hope or destruction…?"
The film will open in Japan on May 6. Mashima is drawing 193 pages of storyboard for the film (pictured below), and is also serving as executive producer. Mashima also drew rough sketches for the characters and the key visuals for the film, which feature Natsu half transformed into a dragon.
The returning cast includes:
Aya Hirano as Lucy Heartfilia
Rie Kugimiya as Happy
Yūichi Nakamura as Gray Fullbuster
Sayaka Ohara as Erza Scarlet
Satomi Satou as Wendy
Yui Horie as Charles
Tatsuma Minamikawa (episode director for Aldnoah.Zero, Attack on Titan, Haganai NEXT) is directing the film at A-1 Pictures. Shoji Yonemura is returning from the previous two television anime series to write the script, Yuuko Yamada (chief animation director for Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East, Persona 3 the Movie #3 Falling Down) is the character designer and chief animation director, and Yasuharu Takanashi is returning from the previous anime series and Fairy Tail Zero to compose the music. GAGA is distributing the film.
Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine had announced in May 2015 that Fairy Tail was getting a second anime film.
The manga follows the adventures of world's most notorious mage guild, Fairy Tail. The manga already inspired two television anime, several previous 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.
The television anime series also revealed last March that a new project is in the works.
Del Rey published the first 12 volumes of the original manga in North America, and Kodansha Comics resumed publishing the manga in English with the 13th volume in 2011. Crunchyroll streamed the second television anime into several countries as it aired in Japan, and Funimation has been releasing DVD/Blu-ray Disc sets.
Source: Comic Natalie