Story about Acnologia from 400 years ago to debut in anime
The official website for the Fairy Tail television anime revealed the final key visual, a character visual, and story information on Thursday. The anime will include a story about the character Acnologia from 400 years earlier that does not appear in Hiro Mashima's original manga.
The most recent and final anime season based on Mashima's manga premiered in Japan on October 7. The anime series will end with episode 328. Crunchyroll and Funimation are streaming the anime with English subtitles. Funimation is also streaming an English dub.
The main staff all return from the second and most recent television anime. Shinji Ishihira is directing at A-1 Pictures and Bridge, Masashi Sogo is handling series composition, and Shinji Takeuchi and Toshihiko Sano are designing the characters. Shōji Hata is the sound designer and Yasuharu Takanashi is composing the music. With the exception of the second animation studio and the character designers, the main staff is also the same as the first anime.
Mashima's Fairy Tail manga series follows the adventures of world's most notorious mage guild, Fairy Tail. The manga launched in 2006 and ended in July 2017.
The manga has inspired two earlier television anime, two anime films, several original video anime projects, and spinoff manga. Kodansha Comics publishes the original manga and a number of its spinoffs in North America.
KOEI Tecmo Games' GUST Studios is developing a role-playing game inspired by the anime for release in 2020.