The current year’s 12th issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine declared more insights about the Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry anime film on Wednesday. The film will come up in Japan on May 6, and the slogan on the new poster visual by manga maker Hiro Mashima reads, “That power … is it hope or destruction… ?”
Mashima is drawing 193 pages of storyboard for the film, and is additionally filling in as executive producer. Mashima likewise drew the main key visual for the film, which highlights Natsu half changed into a dragon.
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The issue is likewise uncovering the returning cast and character designs for the accompanying characters:
- Tetsuya Kakihara as Natsu Dragneel
- Aya Hirano as Lucy Heartfilia
- Rie Kugimiya as Happy
- Yūichi Nakamura as Gray Fullbuster
- Sayaka Ohara as Erza Scarlet
- Satomi Satou as Wendy
- Yui Horie as Carla/Charle
The characters will wear new outfits in the film.
The issue is likewise uncovering three film-original characters:
Sonia, an excellent young lady.
Zash, a man who looks both evil and solid.
Animus, a man who looks like a king based on his garments, and whose expression suggests he has an ulterior motive.
Mashima drew the rough sketches for all of the above characters.
Tatsuma Minamikawa (episode director for Aldnoah.Zero, Attack on Titan, Haganai NEXT) is directing the film at A-1 Pictures. Shoji Yonemura is returning from the previous two television anime series to write the script, Yuuko Yamada (chief animation director for Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East, Persona 3 the Movie #3 Falling Down) is the character designer and chief animation director, and Yasuharu Takanashi is returning from the previous anime series and Fairy Tail Zero to compose the music. GAGA is distributing the film.
Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine had announced in May 2015 that Fairy Tail was getting a second anime film.
The manga follows the adventures of world’s most notorious mage guild, Fairy Tail. The manga already inspired two television anime, several previous original video anime projects, and spinoff manga. The franchise’s first anime film, Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess, opened in Japan on August 18, 2012.
The television anime series also revealed in March that a new project is in the works.