Hiro Mashima is the hero of the day! The author of the Fairy Tail manga has hit Twitter to break the news that a "final season" of TV anime is scheduled for 2018.
The 2006 manga ends next week with chapter 545, "Irreplaceable Friends." It was previously adapted into eight seasons of anime (plus a Zero) in 2009-2016.
The Final Season of FAIRY TAIL TV anime will go on air in 2018!— 真島ヒロ (@hiro_mashima) July 20, 2017
FAIRY TAIL アニメファイナルシリーズ、2018年放送決定！です。— 真島ヒロ (@hiro_mashima) July 20, 2017