Manga author Hiro Mashima
has announced on his Twitter account on Friday that the final TV anime series of Fairy Tail
will air in 2018. The manga will publish its final chapter on July 26.
has been serialized in Weekly Shounen Magazine
since 2006 and currently has over 60 million copies in print worldwide. The series won the 33rd Kodansha Manga Award
for shounen manga and also the Japan Expo Award
in 2009. It has inspired multiple anime 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
Prior to becoming defunct, Del Rey Manga published the first 12 volumes of the manga in English in North America. Kodansha Comics USA resumed its publication with the 13th volume in 2011. Funimation
licensed the anime for North American distribution and has been releasing the series on Blu-ray and DVD since April 2013.
Source: Hachima Kikou
(2018) on MAL