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Hiro Mashima Launches New Manga Series

by Vindstot
Apr 5, 2018 5:44 PM | 53 Comments
Manga author Hiro Mashima announced on Twitter on Thursday that he will launch a new manga in this year's 30th issue of Weekly Shounen Magazine on June 27. Mashima mentioned in January that the series will be "a new form of fantasy" and Plue, a recurring character in his works, will make an appearance.

Mashima also announced plans for two Fairy Tail spin-off manga, one of which will serve as a sequel to the main series. Furthermore, he revealed that the final Fairy Tail anime season will begin airing this fall.

The adventure fantasy manga launched in Weekly Shounen Magazine in 2006 and ended last July, compiling a total of 63 volumes. Fairy Tail won the 33rd Kodansha Manga Award for shounen manga and also the Japan Expo Award in 2009. The manga 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 series.

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 and released the last volume on January 23. Funimation licensed the anime for North American distribution and has been releasing the series on Blu-ray and DVD since April 2013.

Source: Ota☆Suke

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it surprisingly good.... wtf?

Oct 6, 2018 9:13 PM by Kuma

Fairy Tail had a weak ending, but I'll probably read this eventually.

Oct 6, 2018 3:08 PM by malvarez1

Ill miss the original series :,)
Natsu and everyone of Fairy Tail will always be on my heart.

Oct 4, 2018 2:36 PM by MASTERCRAFT938

Stripes said:


Mashima. You never surprise me yet somehow disappoint constantly.


Natsu X Gray was the true OTP all along.

May 27, 2018 4:32 AM by SuperRed



Mashima. You never surprise me yet somehow disappoint constantly.

May 26, 2018 7:35 PM by Stripes

MistLiigh said:
I'mma laugh if the main character's name is "Aki."

Now we wait and see who gets that dumb, low-hanging joke that just occurred to me...



LMAO, obviously it will be Aki... Or Fuyu.
Haru: Spring, a kind dude.
Natsu: Summer, hot headed person.
Aki: Fall. I expect him to be laid back

May 26, 2018 7:25 PM by comedylover

PLEASE BE AS GOOD AS RAVE MASTER and not as bad as Fairy Tale.
It's been more than six years and I still remember some scene or characters from Rave Master because it's just that good.

I recommend people to read Rave Master if they get bad taste left on their tongue on Fairy Tale. I swear, I cry a lot on Rave Master.
Sieghart man, he is too great.

May 26, 2018 7:22 PM by comedylover

May 25, 2018 9:28 AM by Vivekananda

Well hopefully he gets a writer to help him this time with the plot and characters...

Apr 19, 2018 2:37 PM by Aardwolf94

I want to assume the booming of anime is because of people looking up to Mashima.

Apr 16, 2018 5:15 PM by hazecloud

SuperRed said:
MistLiigh said:
I'mma laugh if the main character's name is "Aki."

Now we wait and see who gets that dumb, low-hanging joke that just occurred to me...


Haru=Spring
Natsu=Summer
Aki=Autumm


Thank you for validating my lame sense of humor by getting the joke XD

Apr 16, 2018 3:50 PM by MistLiigh

MistLiigh said:
I'mma laugh if the main character's name is "Aki."

Now we wait and see who gets that dumb, low-hanging joke that just occurred to me...


Haru=Spring
Natsu=Summer
Aki=Autumm

Apr 16, 2018 3:35 PM by SuperRed

Really don't understand all the hate for Fairy Tail, I enjoyed it, it's just an ecchi shounen series, yeah, the ending sucked and I can't defend it, even Hiro didn't but the rest of the series was really enjoyable and no series is perfect.


Whatever, I'm looking forward to his new series, and also, looking forward to the anime.

Apr 15, 2018 1:19 PM by Satan-sama

plue my baby, i will read it. it will maybe mend the hole fairy tail left in my heart once it ended<3

Apr 14, 2018 3:28 PM by -plue

I'mma laugh if the main character's name is "Aki."

Now we wait and see who gets that dumb, low-hanging joke that just occurred to me...

Apr 13, 2018 3:21 PM by MistLiigh

I'll probably wait for reviews before reading.

Apr 12, 2018 7:34 PM by malvarez1

Not suprised that Plue is making an apperance.

Apr 11, 2018 2:20 PM by Chibi-Alice

The announcement page
https://natalie.mu/comic/news/277474

Apr 10, 2018 8:14 AM by tsubasalover

Probably will be like Boruto or whatever its called where it focuses on the next generation I mean he already gave us sketches of Gray/Juvia,Levy/Gajeel, and Natsu/Lucy children.

I don't know if I will read the new manga or not.

Apr 8, 2018 7:05 AM by Roloko

Fabris said:
Xaelath said:

A remake for a masterpiece.
Truly needed.


His Rave Master is one of a hell a ride.
FT otherwise indeed an underwhelming "Friendship asspull".




Actually FT (specially post-Fantasia, and MUCH SPECIALLY post-Tenroujima) was his only truly BAD job.
In this he basically went fuck power level bizarre inconsistency, also, nakama power is as a legit power up (and used 80% of fights) because why not.
Not to mention his crush on omnipotent Erza and Natsu almost never losing, or doing any strategies to justify his winning against much stronger opponents. NOPE! Just nakama speeches to fire him up.

Take a look on Mashima-Hen collection of one-shots, is solid as hell.

But I have doubts about this one. Maybe the cancer-tier writting he got is still plaguin him.

Also, he really should settle for just making ecchi. His ero scenes are consistent in lewd "quality", if you know what I mean...that thing did not failed FT later arcs at all /lol


funny coming from someone who has bnha at 9. worst shounen ever.


Overated as hell, yes, but the worst shounen ever is actually Black Clover, followed close by DBSuper multiversal tournament.

Fairy Tail was pretty decent when it was out back then.
I still didn't get what happened to it after years of writing + rave master.

Rave Master would be a fenomenal shounen these days due the MC and some main character progress actually good where there's actually dead people making their choice for the better good, not dead people suddenly resurrected by nakama power.
Haru himself get alot of character progress both power and personality yet alone other side such as Musica.

Meanwhile majority of Shounen these days > more girls > more fanservice > edgy move > but dumbed down.
I don't remember encountering these problems in Rave Master.
Meanwhile in Fairy Tail every of them appear to be there...

Apr 7, 2018 4:58 PM by Xaelath

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