Fairy Tail manga releases schedule for August 2016 and news
Well, so much for that uber-hyped announcement on July 27th, I really thought it was something about the manga or the movie.
But it’s rather the news of an upcoming exposition of Mashima-sensei works in Tokyo Solamachi, to be held from September 17 to 25.
This will be very interesting, as it will feature Mashima-sensei original drawings and a life statue of Lucy and Natsu, all in the framework of the manga’s 10th anniversary, which is on the way to 57 volumes and 35 million copies.
Fairy Tail Volume 55
Due to be released on August 9, precisely next week as of this post.
Not much news lately as we approach the summer season, however, the manga it’s at its peak.
There’s been some ramblings on the manga ending, but I really doubt it for now.
On the new anime and the upcoming movie there’s nothing new yet.
However, there’s news of who will be the cast for the English dubbed version of the latest Blu-ray releases
Important News on July 27
The latest edition of Weekly Shonen Magazine by Kodansha (34) indicated that there will be an important announcement on July 27, the date that the 35th edition comes out, which is also the 10th anniversary of the manga.
Could it be the end of the manga? a new special arc? more news about the movie?
My bet is a special chapter that sets the ending of the manga in 2017, let’s see what happens
As summer approaches, speculation continues on when the new anime season will premiere.
January 2017 seems a likely date to avoid separating from the manga too much.
Meanwhile, we have the trailer of the upcoming OVAs:
The first one, titled “Yousei-tachi no Batsu Game“, will ship with volume 55 that will be available on August 9
As you know, it is the adaptation of the one-shot of the same name.
Then, with volumes 56 and 58 it will ship the OVAs titled “Natsu vs Mavis” and “Yousei-tachi no Christmas“.
The first one is about Mavis being depressed and the Guild will try to motivate her, and the second is about everyone spending Christmas in Lucy’s home.
Volume 55 sales have been doing very good, according to the Oricon report for May, selling 200,000 copies easily.
Fairy Tail manga Spoilers 488- titled “A couple” (the Two of Us)
Gajeel further confesses to Levy before he ‘s swallowed by the Hades, beautiful moments
Gajeel: I always wanted the two of us to be together… Losing our future is the kind of scary thing I never thought would happen…
Gajeel: I give my future to you…
Gajeel: As I have used every minute of mine…
Levy and Lilly cry.
I don’t know, but I don’t think he’s dead.
Meanwhile, back to Eileen (Irene) vs Acnologia!
Finaly a serious fight!
Even Acnologia finds her power interesting.
Back to Brandish and co.
Metsu manipulated Brandish to stab August.
Oh boy, just the best way to trample negotations. Natsu freaks the fuck out and goes over him
Natsu: What have you done!!!????
Old man is pissed
Fairy Tail manga chapter 489 Spoilers – the Universe as One – out on June 13
So the countdown ends, let’s see Irene, Acnologia and August power unleashed!
Synopsis update June 12:
August pulverizes everyone in sight!!
Meanwhile, we get back to Kana and Mavis. Kana uses her ultimate power, Fairy Glitter, to finally destroy and release Mavis original body.
Kana: Are you alright!? First!
Mavis: My muscles are shriveling. I cannot move my body well.
Then, the fight between Acnologia and Irene finally begins!
Irene’s power is adding magic in the form of substance to all objects, that’s why Zeref could perceive the change of atmosphere.
It is also insinuated that Irene could actually be stronger than old man August.
Even Acnologia is a bit amused.
Acnologia: “What’s this… I don’t know this magic”
Irene “Yes, it’s a magic that did not exist in 400 years ago or before, it’s a magic of a New Era”
Zeref feels it, he says: “Could she be using THAT spell? World Reconstruction Magic, the UNIVERSE AS ONE??”
Yeah, she’s pulling a Nagato(Pain) from Naruto
Again his face is priceless
Fairy Tail chapter 490 Spoilers – out on June 20 – titled Fairy Tail Zero
This chapter could be about the aftermath and the beginning of all things.
Update June 19:
What Eileen wants to pull is basically a Madara, so she can take over the world
But then why would she give the advantage to Zeref to get closer to the Fairy Heart?
She used World Relocation magic on Fiore and shrunk it to 1/20 of its size.
That’s why Mavis wakes up, fully clothed, in her original body
She finds Zeref in the tavern
Zeref is also confused with the situation
Lucy wakes up in the woods, but notices the strange change of setting, she’s being carried by Natsu (a cute Nalu moment)
It’s Grey and Juvia looking for Erza, Wendy is alive and looking for the others
It could have been that Eileen altered the magic particles of object so they did a time travel per se
GAJEEL is alive and he meets Zera in the midst of the Chaos!
No spoiler pic yet, only that Eileen is on the cover.
Fairy Tail chapter 491 Spoilers – out on June 27 – seemingly titled Mother and Child
Could be something about Eileen and Erza? something related to that crazy spoiler I got a long ago?
(Update June 26): there’s not much this week, but it’s definitely telling that when Eileen (Irene) oversees the entire kingdom with one of her eyes, she notices a streak of scarlet hair (Erza lying on the ground??)
Gajeel talks to Zera, who has been revived
If Mavis remembers her again, she’ll disappear
Zera tells everyone telepathically that they need to gather together to protect the guild, and that Mavis in a sense is like their mother.
So yes, apparently Mavis has amnesia.
On another scene, Juliet and Heine want to kill Mirajane.
Fairy Tail chapter 492 Spoilers – out on July 4 – seemingly titled Elder and Younger Sister
With the manga at its highest point, an upcoming theatre adaptation, and the upcoming movie, I think that for once the studio simply doesn’t see the point in putting out fillers that people may not necessarily like.
What people want is the real deal, the canon, right?
Fairy Tail News April 2016 round-up
credit to kyuubii9 from deviantart
As you know, Kodansha Weekly Shonen magazine announced a new anime project in the works in its issue of March 23, but didn’t provide much details.
My best guess is a return of the anime in October, plus the new movie.
Meanwhile, Fairy Tail Gaiden: Rhodonite ended on March 30 and there will be a new spin-off focused on Laxus.
The date is still unknown but this is sure to be exciting!
Another exciting development is of course the upcoming Fairy Tail Stage Play from April 30th to May 9th in Ikebukuro Theatre in Tokyo. Here’s the poster:
Naruto Shippuden episode release dates for March 2016 – Itachi Shinden Special
It was quite tempting to title this post ‘Itachi Shippuden’, because this is what we will get for the next two months or so.
Maybe turning the show into Itachi Shippuden was his goal all along? or a ‘Thank you’ note from Studio Pierrot for helping them with the Eternal Tsukiyomi Fillerology Rinne no Jutsu? o.o
After that, who knows what will happen.
Episode 451 “Birth and Death” (生まれる命、死ぬ命) March 3, 2016 Episode 452 “The Genius” (異才) March 10, 2016 Episode 453 “Pain of Life” (命の痛み) March 17, 2016 Episode 454 “Shisui’s Request” (シスイの依頼) March 24, 2016
Not that I mind an Itachi special, since he’s pretty much one of the most memorable and popular characters in anime history, and it’s great to have his backstory explained, as a way to clear out his name and memory.
One thing is that Studio Pierrot is playing a dangerous game by delaying canon so much, as people simply lose interest in time since they already know the outcome of the manga and how the infamous shipping wars ended.
A similar scenario that led to the cancellation of Bleach could happen.
People could just move on to other series, and the idea of ‘Naruto’ would feel passé or outdated to them, that’s the audience rebound effect, and it has been demonstrated over time how so many hiatuses and fillers kill a series.
The success of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
As of today, the game is nearly outsold after barely a month of its release, just as expected.
However, the delays in the DLC packs have annoyed everyone, with Bandai Namco only giving vague answers that there will be a total of 3, to be released in ‘the upcoming months’ :/
At least they will release the Shikamaru’s Story DLC on March 15. It’s always so great to see Kakashi as Hokage.
This first DLC will have the Hokage robes for Naruto, 10 other costumes, 10 ninja data cards, and 4 combo jutsus, among other goodies.
Based on the light novel, it’s a 3 hour scenario based on Shikamaru, filling the gap on what happened after the 4th great shinobi war.
Other issue for PC gamers have been some interface and audio errors that have been remedied with the release of the first patch.
The reviews for the game so far have been great, it’s easily being considered as the Best Fighting Game of 2016, with Street Fighter V apparently being a huge letdown.