Fairy Tail PR has filled in the mystery casting for the winter TV anime adaptation of Hiro Mashima's Zero prequel manga with news that Kana Hanazawa will voice the role of Zera.
Previously announced cast includes
Mavis: Mamiko Noto
Yury Dreyar: Katsuyuki Konishi
Precht Gaebolg: Yoshihisa Kawahara
Warrod Sequen: Hiroshi Shirokuma
Zeref: Akira Ishida
Kodansha Comics has announced that the manga will be released in North America.
They describe it:
This is it: The Fairy Tail prequel fans have been waiting for! Series creator Hiro Mashima himself draws an all-new series that depicts the founding of the Fairy Tail guild.
Many years ago, Mavis Vermilion was a servant on Sirius Island, mistreated by a guild master and his daughter, Zera. But Mavis stayed positive, because her mother once told her that fairies never visit people who cry about their problems. When the guild came under attack, Mavis pulled Zera from the wreckage into the forest. Seven years went by, and the powerful wizards Warrod Sequen, Precht, and Yuri Dreyer arrived on the island, seeking a powerful jade gemstone. This journey would change the course of magical history…
And, speaking of Fairy Tail, Mashima has recently posted a few new sketches.