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Kodansha Comics Reveals Sketches for Hiro Mashima's New Manga

posted on by Karen Ressler
New series launches June 27

North American publisher Kodansha Comics revealed three sketches for Hiro Mashima's upcoming new manga on Tuesday. (Note: Full size images are available on Kodansha Comics' website.)

The company did not confirm a simultaneous publication, but teased, "Japan … America … Europe… The world is waiting … Eleven months have passed since the finale of Fairy Tail. Now a new adventure awaits. On June 27, 2018 the new series by Hiro Mashima begins!"

Mashima will launch the new manga series in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in this year's 30th issue, which will ship on June 27. Mashima teased 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 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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