Fairy Tail TV Anime Gets 'Final Season' in 2018
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Fairy Tail manga creator Hiro Mashima revealed on his official Twitter account on Thursday that the "final season" of the series' television anime adaptation will premiere in 2018. Mashima said in English, "The Final Season of FAIRY TAIL TV anime will go on air in 2018!"
The Fairy Tail Zero prequel anime (pictured right), the franchise's most recent television anime, premiered in January 2016. The series marked the first time that Funimation streamed Fairy Tail in both Japanese audio with English subtitles, and with an English broadcast dub.
The first television anime season inspired by Mashima's manga premiered in 2009, followed by the second season in 2014. The series inspired its first original video anime in 2011. The Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess film sequel to the television anime premiered in 2012, followed by its Fairy Tail the Movie: Prologue - The First Morning OAV prequel in 2013. The Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry anime film opened in Japan on May 6.
Funimation Films announced on Friday that it will screen the Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry film at 300 U.S. and 12 Canadian theaters this August. The film will screen in Japanese with English subtitles on August 14 and then screen with an English dub on August 16 and August 19. The English dub will also screen on August 17 in Canada only.
Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine revealed in May that the manga series would end in 10 chapters. In addition, the 61st compiled book volume of the manga revealed in May that Mashima will end the series in two more volumes. Mashima stated on Twitter in May, "Even though the original manga is ending, I don't think Fairy Tail is done just yet. I have a lot of plans, so please look forward to them."
The manga follows the adventures of world's most notorious mage guild, Fairy Tail. The series launched in 2006.