Fairy Tail Zero Visual 001 - 20151116The massive world of Fairy Tail is about to get even bigger!

Earlier today, the official Fairy Tail anime website announced that prequel manga Fairy Tail Zero is getting an anime adaptation. The series is currently slated for a January 2016 première in Japan.

Several cast members were also revealed today, including:

  • Mavis: Mamiko Noto
  • Yuri: Katsuyuki Konishi
  • Warrod: Hiroshi Shirokuma
  • Precht: Yoshihisa Kawahara
  • Zeref: Akira Ishida

The next issue of Weekly Shōnen Magazine will reveal the voice actress for Zera.

Fairy Tail Zero Cast Visual 001 - 20151116

Fairy Tail Zero is Hiro Mashima’s prequel to his long-running Fairy Tail manga. The series ran in Monthly Fairy Tail magazine from July 2014 through July 2015, spanning a total of 13 chapters.

Yesterday, Kodansha Comics announced that they acquired the Fairy Tail Zero manga, with plans to release it in Summer 2016. Kodansha describes the series as follows:

This is it: The Fairy Tail prequel fans have been waiting for! Series creator Hiro Mashima himself draws an all-new series that depicts the founding of the Fairy Tail guild.

Many years ago, Mavis Vermilion was a servant on Sirius Island, mistreated by a guild master and his daughter, Zera. But Mavis stayed positive, because her mother once told her that fairies never visit people who cry about their problems. When the guild came under attack, Mavis pulled Zera from the wreckage into the forest. Seven years went by, and the powerful wizards Warrod Sequen, Precht, and Yuri Dreyer arrived on the island, seeking a powerful jade gemstone. This journey would change the course of magical history…

Source: Crunchyroll