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Final Fairy Tail TV Anime Reveals Visual, October 7 Premiere

posted on 2018-08-21 11:35 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Series gets advance screening in September

The official website for the "final series" of the television anime adaptation of Hiro Mashima's Fairy Tail manga revealed a new key visual and the October 7 premiere for the series on Wednesday. New episodes will debut on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, TV Aichi, TV Hokkaido, TV Setouchi, and TV Q Kyuushuu on Sundays at 7:00 a.m.

The website also revealed that the anime will have an advance screening event with cast members in September. Staff will reveal more information about the screening in the future.

The main staff are all returning from the second and most recent television anime. Shinji Ishihira is directing at A-1 Pictures and Bridge, Masashi Sogo is handling series composition, and Shinji Takeuchi and Toshihiko Sano are designing the characters. Shoji Hata is the sound designer and Yasuharu Takanashi is composing the music. With the exception of the second animation studio and the character designers, the main staff is also the same as the first anime.

Returning cast members include:

  • Tetsuya Kakihara as Natsu
  • Aya Hirano as Lucy
  • Rie Kugimiya as Happy
  • Yūichi Nakamura as Gray
  • Sayaka Ohara as Erza

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.

Atsuo Ueda (Dr. Prisoner, Hajime Shachō Monogatari) launched the official sequel the original manga titled Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest on Kodansha's Magazine Pocket manga app on July 25. Manga creator Kenshiro Sakamoto (Pitch-Black Ten) is drawing the Fairy Tail: Happy no Daibōken (Fairy Tail: Happy's Grand Adventure) spinoff manga, which launched on July 26. Ushio Andō is providing the story and art for the Fairy Tail City Hero spinoff manga, which is slated to debut this fall.

Sources: Fairy Tail anime's website, The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web


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