*Mamiko Noto, Katsuyuki Konishi star in story about founding of Fairy Tail guild*
The wraparound jacket bands on the 52nd volume of Hiro Mashima's Fairy Tail manga and the one compiled volume of Mashima's Fairy Tail Zero manga both announced on Tuesday that Fairy Tail Zero is getting a TV anime adaptation. The announcement states that the staff will announce more details in the future on the official website for the Fairy Tail anime franchise.
The tagline above reads, "The beginning of many things!! The adventure guided by magic and companions …"
Additionally, this year's 51st issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine is revealing the anime's main cast on Wednesday:
Mamiko Noto as Mavis
Katsuyuki Konishi as Yuri
Hiroshi Shirokuma as Warrod
Yoshihisa Kawahara as Precht
Akira Ishida as Zeref
The issue also reveals that the anime will premiere in January.
Weekly Shōnen Magazine's next issue will reveal the voice actress for Zera.
Mashima launched the Fairy Tail Zero manga in the first issue of Monthly Fairy Tail in July 2014, and he ended the manga in the magazine's 13th and final issue on July 17.
Kodansha Comics announced on Sunday that it has licensed the manga and will release it in summer 2016. The company describes the manga as follows:
This is it: The Fairy Tail prequel fans have been waiting for! Series creator Hiro Mashima himself draws an all-new series that depicts the founding of the Fairy Tail guild.
Many years ago, Mavis Vermilion was a servant on Sirius Island, mistreated by a guild master and his daughter, Zera. But Mavis stayed positive, because her mother once told her that fairies never visit people who cry about their problems. When the guild came under attack, Mavis pulled Zera from the wreckage into the forest. Seven years went by, and the powerful wizards Warrod Sequen, Precht, and Yuri Dreyer arrived on the island, seeking a powerful jade gemstone. This journey would change the course of magical history...
Kodansha Comics publishes the main Fairy Tail manga in North America, and Crunchyroll is releasing new chapters online as they come out in Japan.
Mashima's main Fairy Tail manga has inspired two TV anime series, two video anime, an anime film, and several spinoff manga. The second TV anime series began airing in Japan in April 2014, and Crunchyroll and Funimation stream the series as it airs. Funimation is releasing both series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in North America.
Source - Animenewsnetwork