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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.

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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.

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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