If you’ve been crying in your milk ever since the Fairy Tail manga ended, I have some fantastic news for you. Hiro Mashima, the creator of Fairy Tail, has a brand new manga coming out and it’s going to be a simultaneous worldwide release (yes, that includes English)!
The new manga is tentatively titled Eden’s Zero (that title could change and while we don’t know any story details as of yet, we do know that it will be translated into five different languages (Chinese, English, French, Korean, and Thai) upon its release on June 26th.
For our readers who prefer their manga in English, you’ll be pleased to know that the first chapter will be up on Crunchyroll Manga, comiXology, and Kindle (with other outlets be announced later) starting on the big release date.
Earlier this year, Kodansha posted some preview art to their official blog which is inserted above and below:
And then today, in the English announcement, they included these words from the man himself:
I’m bringing you my next series pretty soon!
I can assure you it’s going to be full of surprises and excitement.
Please look forward to it on June 26!
Hiro Mashima became famous practically overnight after his original shonen series, Fairy Tail, reached massive heights in popularity. It originally launched in 2006 before ending in July 2017. That wasn’t before it inspired two anime TV series, two anime movies, a bunch of OVAs, and spinoff manga titles. That’s a lotta Fairy Tail to keep track of!
Kodansha currently holds the license for the manga series in the US and describes the story as:
Cute girl wizard Lucy wants to join the Fairy Tail, a club for the most powerful wizards. But instead, her ambitions land her in the clutches of a gang of unsavory pirates led by a devious magician. Her only hope is Natsu, a strange boy she happens to meet on her travels. Natsu’s not your typical hero—he gets motion sickness, eats like a pig, and his best friend is a talking cat. With friends like this, is Lucy better off with her enemies?
I’ll admit that I’ve never been a huge fan of the Fairy Tail franchise (I’m not really one for long-running shonen series) but this is still very exciting news for Mashima’s fans and for Mashima himself. Here’s to hoping that lightning strikes three times and he’s able to successfully start yet another hit title.
Author: LB Bryant
L.B. has been writing about anime professionally since August 2005. With credits that range all the way from Anime Herald to Viewster, he has seen and done it all. His favorite series include Assassination Classroom, Princess Nine, Sword Art Online, and many others. Currently he lives in the Seattle area with his many cats and his very understanding and supportive wife.