Anime Freak News: Fairy Tail Anime Is Coming Back to TV in April; Otaku Show Power of Friendship
By Tony Sokol | December 28, 2013 11:53 AM EST
Anime News: Otaku get ready, Fairy Tail Anime will be returning to Tokyo TV next year. The staff is new but Shinji Ishihira, who directs Fairy Tail, wants fans to know that the quality of the anime has gone up.
Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine announced that the anime adaptation of Hiro Mashima's Fairy Tail manga to Tokyo TV and its related channels in the spring.
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Director Shinji Ishihira says he is thrilled to bring Fairy Tale Anime back to the fans. He assured the fans that while the restart of the series will see new staff members, that is to raise the show's quality as a whole.
Takeuchi said Aoi Yamamoto is out as character designer. Bridge will take the place of the animation studio Satelight.
Mashima told fans that he would have some "good news" this year since they were mourning the end of the first television anime adaptation of Fairy Tail. Mashima took to Twitter to say, "It's actually not over yet. I can't say more than this, but I hope you watch the rerun starting in April and wait for the day I can announce some good news. [...] Anime is not the end. Don't stop believing."
Fairy Tail ended with a hopeful "To Be Continued" title card. Mashima later announced that the show would be relaunched on television.
Fairy Tail is a Japanese manga series that that follows the adventures of teenage wizard Lucy Heartfilia. It's been published in Weekly Shōnen Magazine since August 2, 2006. It is written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima.
Fairy Tale Cast
Natsu - Tetsuya Kakihara
Lucy - Aya Hirano
Happy - Rie Kugimiya
Gray - Yūichi Nakamura
Erza - Sayaka Ohara
Director: Shinji Ishihira
Series Composition: Masashi Sogo
Character Design: Shinji Takeuchi
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures, Bridge
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