2017 has been a big year for manga author Hiro Mashima, who ended his popular Fairy Tail manga after an 11-year run. That doesn't mean it's time to relax, though. Mashima hopped on Twitter to share a '2017 Thank You' illustration, along with the promise that he plans to "work hard" with the goal of launching "a new serialization next year."
今年は11年間連載したFTの完結という節目の年でした。たくさんの人からメッセージをいただき、感謝の気持ちで一杯です。来年は新連載がんばるぞ！ pic.twitter.com/jHllYOnjfI— 真島ヒロ (@hiro_mashima) December 31, 2017
Fairy Tail kicked off in the pages of Weekly Shonen Magazine back in 2006, and the final anime season is coming in 2018.