On July 7th, Japan celebrates the star festival Tanabata, which marks the meeting of lover deities Orihime and Hikoboshi who are able to reunite only on the seventh day of the seventh month. Traditions include wearing yukata for summer festivals and tying strips of paper with poems and wishes to bamboo, which are often set afloat on a river or burned after the festival. Check out the celebration after the jump.
On July 17th, the monthly Fairy Tail magazine launches. The 2980 yen periodical that will feature magazine content along with a Gray spin-off, a manga by the creator concerning first Guild Master and co-founder of the Fairy Tail Guild, Mavis Vermilion and a four-episode anime DVD. Check out the promo after the jump.
A couple of manga artists have offered some nice examples of manservice in their latest Tweeted sketch work. Fairy Tail's Hiro Mashima kicked off his latest round of posts with an impressive Jellal. Meanwhile, Lily Hoshino has stopped fooling around with her latest Yowapeda sketches. Get a look after the jump.
Happy birthday to Fairy Tail author Hiro Mashima! Celebrating his 37th birthday on May 3rd, he had some fun posting his haul of gifts from the staff. Get a look after the jump.
Pre-orders are now open for the third figure in Good Smile Company's 1/7th scale Fairy Tail figure line. Gray Fullbuster join Natsu and Lucy in September, with the 22cm PVC item going for 9,074yen. Of course, his shirt is removable. Get a look after the jump.
GungHo Entertainment and Acquire's iOS/Android RPG Divine Gate has been using the strategy of crossovers to keep users hooked, much like Puzzle & Dragons does on a regular basis. The cast of Fairy Tail is joining in on the fun next. More after the jump.
Between Fairy Tail, the upcoming spin-off, and the excitement around the new anime, Hiro Mashima must be pretty busy these days, but he still found time to do a special color illustration of the stars of Bessatsu Shonen Magazine, with characters from the likes of Attack on Titan, Flowers of Evil, Sankarea and more. Get a look after the jump.
Well, well, well… did you see this one coming? Starting tonight, Fri/4, Crunchyroll will begin streaming new episodes of Fairy Tail. Read on for full details!