Exclusive: Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry Film's Subtitled Clip Shows Zash's Magic
posted on by Karen Ressler
FUNimation Entertainment shared an English-subtitled clip from its Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry film. The clip shows the film original character Zash Caine, minister of state of Stella Kingdom, using his magic at the beginning of a battle.
Funimation will screen the film in U.S. and Canadian theaters in Japanese with English subtitles on August 14, and then with an English dub on August 16 and August 19. The English dub will also screen on August 17 in Canada only.
Funimation describes the film's story:
Natsu is known as the one and only fire-breathing Dragon Slayer, but this next adventure will take him to the next level. Luckily, he still has his trusty team by his side: Happy, a flying cat; Gray, an ice mage; Erza, a knight who switches armor and abilities mid-battle; and Lucy, a wizard who fights with a set of celestial spirits.
When these Fairy Tail members first joined forces, they formed a team no one could topple. But this next mission could be their last.
Enter the Dragon Cry, a magic staff rumored to possess the power to destroy the world. For years, it's been safely guarded in the Kingdom of Fiore until Zash, a traitor of Fiore, steals it and delivers it to Animus in the Kingdom of Stella. Now it's up to the gang to infiltrate the Stella Kingdom and retrieve the staff. It seems like it should be an easy job, but what they uncover isn't what they expected.
Funimation premiered the film in Japanese with English subtitles at Anime Central on May 20. The film opened in Japan on May 12, and earned 53,888,700 yen (about US$474,848) in its first weekend to rank at #10.
Tatsuma Minamikawa (episode director for Aldnoah.Zero, Attack on Titan, Haganai NEXT) directed the film at A-1 Pictures. Shoji Yonemura returned 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) was the character designer and chief animation director, and Yasuharu Takanashi returned from the previous anime series and Fairy Tail Zero to compose the music. GAGA is distributing the film. The two-member unit POLKA DOTS performed the film's theme song "What You Are."