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Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry Gets North American Theatrical Run


The cries of the dragon shall echo across the lands, from purple mountains majesty to the fruited plains.

Yesterday, Funimation announced that they will host a theatrical run for Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry this summer. A specific date has yet to be revealed, as of press time.

Tatsuma Minamikawa directed the project at A-1 Pictures, with Yuuko Yamada filling the dual role of character designer and chief animation director. Shoji Yonemura (Smile Precure!) wrote the film’s script. Music was handled by series composer Yasuharu Takanashi. Hiro Mashima storyboarded the film and served as Executive Producer.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Natsu Dragneel: Tetsuya Kakihara
  • Lucy Heartfilia: Aya Hirano
  • Happy: Rie Kugimiya
  • Gray Fullbuster: Yuichi Nakamura
  • Erza Scarlet: Sayaka Ohara
  • Wendy: Satomi Satou
  • Charles: Yui Horie

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!

A key visual, three promo videos, and numerous character visuals were unveiled to promote the feature. You can check it out below:

Promo Videos

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5etvf2_fairy-tail-dragon-cry-film-pv2_tv

Key Visual

Character Visuals

Returning Characters

Film-Exclusive Characters

Source: Funimation (Industry Panel)

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