This year’s 31st issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine will be announcing on Wednesday that Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail manga is inspiring two new spinoff series. Boku is drawing the Fairy Girls manga, while Rui Watanabe is drawing the Fairy Tail Blue Mistral manga.
The Fairy Girls story will focus on the two “strongest girls in the world.” The series will launch in this year’s 12th issue of Kodansha’s Magazine Special on November 20.
In Fairy Tail Blue Mistral, Wendy — as a 12-year-old magical girl — will face the secrets of the dragon valley. Weekly Shonen Magazine also hints that Wendy may find love in this “Episode #0” story. The manga will launch in the September issue of Kodansha’s shoujo magazine Nakayoshi on August 2.
The first issue of the Monthly Fairy Tail magazine shipped on June 17 with a Fairy Tail Zero spinoff manga centering on the original Master Mavis. Four special one-shot manga chapters also ran in four Kodansha magazines this spring.
Fairy Tail is a manga series created by Hiro Mashima in 2006, being his second major publication after RAVE. An anime adaptation was then started airing in 2009 and ended on March 30 2013 by studio A-1 Pictures. Over the last few years, the series has grown in popularity, being the fourth highest selling manga in 2011. 7 OVAs have been released thus far and a feature film, Fairy Tail: Houou no Miko, that released in August last year. The manga itself is currently passed its 42nd volume, which released earlier this month. A continuation of the anime, Fairy Tail 2014 launched earlier this month with largely the same production and cast.
Fairy Tail synopsis from Haruhichan:
Set in an imaginary world, the Earth Land, there exists a Mage Guild called “Fairy Tail.” Fairy Tail is stationed in the town Magnolia, residing in the Kingdom of Fiore, and is currently governed by Makarov, Guild’s master.
Lucy Heartfilia, a 17-year-old girl, wishes to become a full-fledged mage and join one of the most prestigious Mage Guilds in the world, Fairy Tail.
One day, out of pure coincidence, she meets Natsu Dragneel, a boy who is transportation-sick, but very cheerful in nature. However, the thing she does not know is that Natsu is the closest connection to Fairy Tail, as he is a Mage in Fairy Tail.