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Hiro Mashima Launches New Manga on June 27, Also Plans Fairy Tail Sequel & Spinoff Manga

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Author previously teased that new work be "new form of fantasy;" will feature Plue

Fairy Tail manga creator Hiro Mashima announced on Twitter on Thursday that he will launch a new manga series in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in this year's 30th issue, which will ship on June 27. He added that the series will be a new work.

Mashima also announced a Fairy Tail sequel manga is in the works in the form of a spinoff manga. He also announced that he is working on another Fairy Tail spinoff manga. Mashima didn't specify if he will be the one drawing either of those two manga.

Mashima stated in December that he would "work hard [to launch] a new serialization" in 2018. He then teased more details about the new series in January, stating that "it will be a new form of fantasy." He also said that "Plue will make an appearance" in the new manga.

Mashima's Fairy Tail manga series follows the adventures of world's most notorious mage guild, Fairy Tail. The manga launched in 2006, and ended last July.

The manga has inspired two television anime, two anime films, several original video anime projects, and spinoff manga. Kodansha Comics publishes the original manga and a number of its spinoffs in North America. The television anime's "final season" will premiere this fall.

Mashima also created the manga Rave Master, which ran for 35 volumes and inspired a 51-episode anime adaption of the same name.

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