On Friday, Fairy Tail author Hiro Mashima caught a perfomance of the stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' The Mystery of Edwin Drood featuring, to his amusement, none other than Lucy Heartfilia voice actress Aya Hirano. Then, without offering much in the way of context, he kicked off the business week with a social media post of a short story featuring an alternate, Stone Age version of his leads.
Fairy Tail author Hiro Mashima rarely misses a holiday, but with April Fool's things got a bit scrambled, targets got missed and the results were perplexing, even to him. Still, fans won't want to miss what he put together. Get a look after the jump.
Japan is set to get new Marvel Comics-based Captain America: Civil War on April 29th, ahead of the US May 6th opening. Weekly Shonen Magazine will clear the path with its own clash of heroes in the 2016 issue 20, on sale April 13th. The protagonists of Hiro Mashima's Fairy Tail, Nakaba Suzuki's Seven Deadly Sins and Yuji Terajima's Ace of the Diamond draw Civil War inspired battle lines in a trio of visuals.
On the heels on announcing seven new manga licenses on Tuesday, Kodansha returned for five more, featuring upcoming releases from popular creators (Shaman King's Hiroyuki Takei), series (Parasyte, Fairy Tail) and subjects (monster girls). Get the details after the jump.
The new issue of Weekly Shonen Magazine hits Japan on March 23rd, and with it, the official announcement of the news for an upcoming Fairy Tail anime project that will follow the action fantasy adaptation's current run. Series author Hiro Mashima took to Twitter to post a message in Japanese and English about the plans. Get a look after the jump.
An early look at next week's issue of Shonen Magazine has revealed that the latest chapter of Hiro Mashima's action fantasy manga Fairy Tail is set to run the preliminary news of a new Fairy Tail anime project, the nature of which will be announced later. More after the jump.
Noted manga authors Naoki Urasawa (Yawara!), Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail), Eisaku Kubonouchi (Tsurumoku Bachelor Dormitory), Yōichi Takahashi (Captain Tsubasa) and Tetsuya Chiba (Ashita No Joe) have teamed up with wheelchair tennis star Shingo Kunieda, Japan's five-a-side football team, runner Saki Takakuwa, Japan's goalball team and their wheelchair rugby team for a "Be The Hero" campaign promo. Get a look after the jump.
Avex has posted a music video for "Landscape," the 5th single of eight-member vocal group SOLIDEMO to be released on April 13. The song has been used as the 22nd ED theme for the Fairy Tail TV anime since its 266th episode aired on January 9. Check the clip after the jump.