According to the latest Oricon Report, the 453-yen regular edition of the 55th volume of Hiro Mashima's action fantasy mange series Fairy Tail, released in Japan on May 17, ranked No.1 in the weekly comic sales ranking of May 16-22, selling 200,055 copies in its first week. Hit the jump for more details.
Weekly Shonen Magazine has some big plans to kick off June. Next week's issue has Fairy Tail's Hiro Mashima and Atsushi Ōkubo, author of Soul Eater and the new Fire Brigade of Flame, teaming up for a special conversation and crossover color art. Additionally, the magazine is talking up a significant announcement concerning Hikaru Katsuki's tennis manga Baby Steps, the winner of 38th Kodansha Manga Award in the Best Shōnen Manga category and source for 2014 and 2015 TV anime.
Complementing a now-released Fairy Tail Lucy Heartfilia Black Cat, Orca Toys has scheduled their next gravure photo shoot inspired figure. Erza Scarlet White Cat has been schedule for a December 2016 release. This extra sexy neko-mode figure is also a bit extra sized at a slightly larger than average 1/6th scale. The 25cm x 13cm figure from sculptor Clumsy Zero is selling for 14,904yen. Get a look after the jump.
Like most artists, most manga authors enjoy seeing fans get enthusiastic about their creations. Watching fans go ballistic about which characters should hook up together is a bit less fun. So, speaking on behalf of mangaka, Fairy Tail's Hiro Mashima said he would like fans to take it down a notch. Read what he had to say after the jump.
A bit of fun and games (or, more like, shame) are happening in the new Fairy Tail OVA , adapting the "Yōsei-tachi no Batsu Gēmu (Fairies' Penalty Game) omake from summer 2013. This seventh bonus DVD is shipping with volume 55, out in Japan May 17th, with the next OADs shipping with July 17th's Volume 56 (Natsu vs. Mavis) and November 17th's volume 57 ( Fairies' Christmas). Get a look after the jump.
Fairy Tail author Hiro Mashima had a lot to share with his fans this week. Mostly hotness. A little bored and looking for inspiration, he had plenty to post this week. Get a look after the jump.
To promote the ongoing Japanese tour, the official YouTube channel for Live Fantasy Fairy Tail, the stage play adaptation of Hiro Mashima's action fantasy manga, has posted a 80-second digest video introducing the performance by the cast on stage. In addition, you can check a four-minute dress rehearsal video provided by Theater Clip 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, and after taking part in a roster of Weekly Shonen Magazine authors paying tribute to the clash of super-heroes, Fairy Tail author Hiro Mashima is back with new Captain America versus Iron Man art. Get a look after the jump.