Weekly Shonen Magazine and manga author Hiro Mashima have delivered on the promise of big news, with issue six announcing that the Fairy Tail anime is coming back in April 2014. Director Ishihira assures fans that though some staff members have changed, quality of the anime has increased.
— 真島ヒロ (@hiro_mashima) December 5, 2013
Which translates into “Please look forward to it!”.
The sixth issue of 2014 of Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine is announcing on January 8 that the anime adaptation of Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail manga will return in April on Tokyo TV and its related channels.
Director Shinji Ishihira expressed his joy at being able to bring the anime to fans in the spring. He mentioned that while there will be a change in staff for the restart of the anime, they are working to increase the quality of the show as a whole.
Director Shinji Ishihira and writer Masashi Sogo return. As do voice actors Tetsuya Kakihara (Natsu Dragneel), Aya Hirano (Lucy Heartfilia), Rie Kugimiya (Happy), Yūichi Nakamura (Gray Fullbuster) and Oohara Sayaka (Erza Scarlet).
Shinji Takeuchi (Gintama) takes over on character design in the production from A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online) and Bridge (Mitsudomoe).
If you remember right, Mashima had asked fans earlier this year to wait until he could announce some “good news” since the first television anime adaptation of Fairy Tail ended. Mashima added on Twitter at the time, “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.” The series concluded with a “To Be Continued” title card. Mashima later announced that the television anime project had relaunched.
At least we now have something to look forward to in 2014! What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments section below.