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Hiro Mashima Launches Heros Manga Mini-Series in October (Update)

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Mini-series is crossover between Rave Master, Fairy Tail, Edens Zero

Manga creator Hiro Mashima announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he will launch the new manga mini-series Heros in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in October. The mini-series will be a crossover between the world's of Mashima's Rave Master, Fairy Tail, and Edens Zero manga.

Mashima noted that the magazine's staff asked him to produce a work to mark the magazine's 60th anniversary. The new mini-series will run concurrently in the weekly magazine with Mashima's Edens Zero. Mashima's Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest manga will also serialize weekly during the run of Heros.

Mashima drew a one-shot manga for the Dragon Quest XI S game that debuted in the October issue of Shueisha's V Jump magazine on August 21.

Mashima launched his Edens Zero manga in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in June 2018. North American publisher Kodansha Comics is releasing the series simultaneously digitally. The fourth English volume shipped in print on Tuesday.

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 in July 2017.

The most recent and final anime season based on Mashima's manga premiered in Japan on October 7. The anime series will end with episode 328. Crunchyroll and Funimation are streaming the anime with English subtitles. Funimation is also streaming an English dub.

The manga has inspired two earlier 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.

Update: Article updated with details from Mashima's follow-up tweets. Thanks, immblueversion.

Source: Hiro Mashima's Twitter account

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