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Atsuo Ueda Launches Fairy Tail Sequel Manga on July 25

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Hiro Mashima provides storyboards for Ueda's art

This year's 31st issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine revealed on Wednesday that Atsuo Ueda (Dr. Prisoner, Hajime Shachō Monogatari) will launch the official sequel of Hiro Mashima's Fairy Tail manga in Kodansha's Magazine Pocket manga app on July 25. The magazine's 34th issue will also publish the first chapter on the same day. Mashima is providing the original storyboards for the manga, and Ueda is drawing the series.

Manga creator Kenshiro Sakamoto (Pitch-Black Ten) is drawing the Fairy Tail: Happy no Daibōken (Fairy Tail: Happy's Grand Adventure) spinoff manga that will launch "soon." The manga will feature Happy as a protagonist. Ushio Andō is providing the story and art for the Fairy Tail City Hero spinoff manga, which is slated to debut this fall.

Mashima said in April that a Fairy Tail sequel manga is in the works in the form of a spinoff manga. He also stated that he is working on another Fairy Tail spinoff manga. He then stated in May that he is working on a "secret" project.

Mashima launched his Edens Zero manga in Weekly Shōnen Magazine on June 27. The manga is receiving a simultaneous release starting from the first chapter in English, French, Chinese, Korean, and Thai. North American publisher Kodansha Comics is releasing the series in English on outlets such as Crunchyroll Manga, Comixology, and Kindle.

Sources: Weekly Shōnen Magazine # 31, Atsuo Ueda's Twitter account via Hachima Kikō

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