Manga author Hiro Mashima
announced in the afterword of the 61st compiled volume of Fairy Tail
manga on Wednesday that the series will conclude in two volumes. He further stated on his Twitter account that he has lots of plans for the franchise, although the manga is ending. Mashima also revealed that he plans to begin a new series soon.
has been serialized in Weekly Shounen Magazine
since August 2006, and currently has over 60 million copies in print worldwide. The series won in Shounen manga category at the 33rd Kodansha Manga Award
and Japan Expo Award
in 2009. The manga has inspired multiple adaptations; including a 175-episode TV series
, a 102-episode sequel
, two OVA series
, two anime films
, several spin-off manga, and a side story novel
Del Rey Manga (now defunct) initially published the first 12 volumes of the manga in English in North America, and Kodansha Comic USA resumed publishing the manga with the 13th volume in May 2011. FUNimation
licensed the anime for North American distribution, and has been releasing the series in Blu-ray and DVD since November 2011.
Source: Hachima Kikou