Fairy Tail Anime Key VisualDuring their industry panel at Anime Expo, A-1 Pictures announced that the final season of the Fairy Tail anime will hit Japanese TV in October 2018.

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!

Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail manga ends in next week’s issue of Weekly Shōnen Magazine. The final installment, Chapter 545, will be titled “Irreplaceable Friends.”

Source: A-1 Pictures (Industry Panel)