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.
The current TV anime series' finale will go on-air on— 真島ヒロ (@hiro_mashima) March 22, 2016
Saturday, the March 26th...(sob)
The good news is that the project, led by myself, for a— 真島ヒロ (@hiro_mashima) March 22, 2016
NEW SERIES has already begun.
Please hold tight, and we THANK YOU for your support!!
He's also reiterated the OAD plans:
Volume 55 - Fairies' Penalty Game (due May 17)
Volume 56 - Natsu vs. Mavis (due July 15)
Volume 58 - Fairies' Christmas (due November 17)
OAD付きコミックス特装版が3冊出る事が決定しました。— 真島ヒロ (@hiro_mashima) March 16, 2016
And, of course, there are sketches