Fairy gone Anime Reveals April 7 Premiere, Manga Adaptation
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for P.A. Works' original television anime Fairy gone revealed the show's April 7 premiere date on Saturday. The anime will air on Tokyo MX on April 7 at 24:00 (effectively April 8 at 12:00 a.m.), before airing later on MBS, BS11, and AT-X.
The site also revealed that Ryōsuke Fuji (Attack on Titan: Lost Girls) will launch a manga adaptation (pictured below) in the May issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu SHonen Magazine on April 9.
The anime stars:
- Kana Ichinose as Marlya Noel
- Tomoaki Maeno as Free Underbar
- Ayaka Fukuhara as Veronica Thorn
- Yoshimasa Hosoya as Wolfran Row
The anime is set in a world where fairies possess and reside within animals, granting them special powers. By surgically removing and transplanting the organs of a possessed animal into a human, humans can partially summon the fairy and use it as a weapon. Eventually, such individuals were used for war, and were called "Fairy Soldiers." After a long war, these soldiers lost their purpose, and had to reintegrate into society. From the government, to the mafia, and even becoming terrorists, each tread their own path.
The story begins nine years after the end of the war, and centers on the protagonist Marlya. Marlya is a fresh recruit of "Dorothea," an organization dedicated to the investigation and suppression of fairy-related crimes and incidents. Even in peacetime, the government is still unstable after the war. Many criminals still have lingering wounds from the previous conflict, and there are terrorist groups bent on revenge. This is the story of Fairy Soldiers seeking their own justice in a chaotic postwar world.
Kenichi Suzuki (Cells at Work!, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, Drifters) is directing the anime, with Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash light novel author Ao Jūmonji writing and overseeing the scripts. Haruhisa Nakata drew the original designs for the characters and fairies, while Takako Shimizu (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Sōsei no Aquarion Love) designed the characters for animation. [K]NoW_NAME (Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, Sakura Quest) is credited for music production, and will perform the anime's opening theme song "KNOCK on the CORE." "Five fairy scholars" is credited for the original work.