You know, I’m as shocked as you. Only two movies in its eight year anime run.
Yesterday, film distribution company Gaga opened an official website for the second Fairy Tail film. The feature, titled Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry, will hit Japanese theaters in Spring 2017.
The film’s official Twitter account also kicked off today.
Series creator Hiro Mashima took to Twitter to confirm the news:
— 真島ヒロ (@hiro_mashima) December 31, 2016
Rough Translation: The official subtitle for the new Fairy Tail movie was announced. It’s “DRAGON CRY” (Dragon Cry).
Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry was officially announced in the pages of Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine in its May 2015 issue, though an official title wasn’t attached at the time. In March, the magazine reconfirmed that a fairy tail anime project was in the works.
The Fairy Tail anime is based on Hiro Mashima’s manga of the same name. Shinji Ishihira (Log Horizon, Super Lovers) directed the series at A-1 Pictures and Satelight, with Aoi Yamamoto (Re-Kan!, On the Way to a Smile – Episode Denzel: Final Fantasy VII) providing character designs. Masashi Sogo (Bleach, The Prince of Tennis) was in charge of series composition.
Funimation currently holds the domestic rights to the Fairy Tail anime, while Kodansha Comics USA releases the manga. Funimation describes the show as:
Across the Fiore kingdom, wizards join guilds and make their pay by filling magical needs—but one guild has a reputation as the roughest, rowdiest, most dangerous of all: Fairy Tail!
When four young Fairy Tail members unite, their bond is forged by a power found in neither muscle nor magic and grows stronger with every mission. Whatever you do, don’t mess with these friends or you’ll get a taste of Natsu’s flaming fist or Gray’s ice hammer, suffer a painful blow from one of Lucy’s celestial spirits or catch the edge of Erza’s mighty blade! Whether they’re stopping demons from devastating the world or wrestling in the mess hall, this mystical team manages to inflict as much damage to their rivals as they do to the surrounding area!
Source: Twitter (FAIRYTAIL_DC)