FUNimation Entertainment Announces English Language Cast of Fairy Tail

Four will be special guests at New York Anime Festival this Fall

Flower Mound, TX (June 21, 2011) - FUNimation(R) Entertainment today announced the main cast for the fantasy action adventure series “Fairy Tail.” Joining Todd Haberkorn, who is playing the role of Natsu, are:

Tia Ballard as HAPPY
Colleen Clinkenbeard ERZA
Cherami Leigh LUCY
Newton Pittman GRAY
R. Bruce Elliot MAKAROV
Monica Rial MIRAJANE
Christopher R. Sabat ELFMAN

Tyler Walker is ADR Director.

Haberkorn, Clinkenbeard, Leigh and Pittman will be attending the east coast's largest anime and comic event, the New York Anime Festival and New York Comic Con, October 13-16. The “Fairy Tail” cast members will sit on panels and autograph signings and will attend English language screenings of the first two episodes of the series as well as the world premiere of episode three.

FUNimation is now streaming subtitled episodes of the series at and will release the complete series on DVD and Blu-ray later this year.

"Fairy Tail," currently broadcast in Japan, is based on a manga by the same name by Hiro Mashima. The manga is published in America by Kodansha Comics. In the world of "Fairy Tail," sorcerers band together in Guilds to take on paying assignments, including hunting monsters, finding lost items, and running odd errands, for non-magic users. The story follows Lucy, an aspiring wizard who wants to join the most prestigious Guild around, Fairy Tail. And, when she meets the (literally) fiery Natsu, she's well on her way to joining the ranks of Fairy Tail.

The New York Anime Festival is part of the sixth annual New York Comic Con. NYCC, which attracted 96,000 attendees in 2010, celebrates comics, television, movies, toys, games, and the popular arts from around the planet. NYCC's Anime Festival shines a specific spotlight on anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture. NYCC has already announced guests including Kevin Smith, Felicia Day, and Robert Kirkman. "Fairy Tail" voice actors Todd Haberkorn, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Cherami Leigh, and Newton Pittman are the Anime Festival's first announced guests.

For bios, headshots, and additional information on Todd Haberkorn, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Cherami Leigh, and Newton Pittman, please visit

Details around NYAF's "Fairy Tail" events and its full schedule will be announced later this summer. Tickets are available at now. For the latest information, please follow @ny_anime_fest and @ny_comic_con on Twitter as well as read NYAF and NYCC's official blog,

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