Year End News/Update!


Hello Everyone! I hope many of you are enjoying your holiday so far as the new year approaches (in less than 6 hours) and 2013 will be behind us.

Anyways, As many of you may or may not know that Fairy Tail anime is returning in April 2014. So rejoice that Fairy Tail anime is coming back in Spring 2014. This was announced in the sixth issue of 2014 of Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine with staff changes, improved quality of the anime and Bridge replacing Satelight along with A-1 Pictures.

Here is the related artict from Anime News Network (ANN) below.

Fairy Tail Anime Returns in April
posted on 2013-12-28 04:16 EST
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Director Ishihira assures fans that though some staff members have changed, quality of the anime has increased
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The sixth issue of 2014 of Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine is announcing on January 8 that the anime adaptation of Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail manga will return in April on Tokyo TV and its related channels.

Director Shinji Ishihira expressed his joy at being able to bring the anime to fans in the spring. He mentioned that while there will be a change in staff for the restart of the anime, they are working to increase the quality of the show as a whole.

The magazine lists the cast and staff:

  • Cast
  • Natsu – Tetsuya Kakihara
  • Lucy – Aya Hirano
  • Happy – Rie Kugimiya
  • Gray – Yūichi Nakamura
  • Erza – Sayaka Ohara
  • Staff
  • Director: Shinji Ishihira
  • Series Composition: Masashi Sogo
  • Character Design: Shinji Takeuchi
  • Animation Production: A-1 Pictures, Bridge

Takeuchi is replacing Aoi Yamamoto as character designer, while Bridge is replacing Satelight as one of the studios animating the series.

Mashima had asked fans earlier this year to wait until he could announce some “good news” since the first television anime adaptation of Fairy Tail ended. Mashima added on Twitter at the time, “It’s actually not over yet. I can’t say more than this, but I hope you watch the rerun starting in April and wait for the day I can announce some good news. […] Anime is not the end. Don’t stop believing.” The series concluded with a “To Be Continued” title card. Mashima later announced that the television anime project had relaunched.

You may or may know already that a new Fate/stay night anime has been previewed by Ufotable, the studio that brought you the awesomeness that is Fate/Zero, in a teaser video. It also states that more details will be revealed on Jan 30, 2014. They are also producing this new Fate/stay night, in case you forgot. I’m pretty much hyped already after seeing what they can do with Fate/Zero.

Here is the related artict from Anime News Network (ANN) below.

New Fate/stay night Anime by ufotable Previewed in Teaser Video
posted on 2013-12-27 04:56 EST
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Site’s meta tags list new project as TV anime
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Aniplex opened a teaser site for a new animated Fate/stay night project on Friday. The trailer that began streaming on the website begins by recapping some of the events of the Fate/Zero anime animated by ufotable, then proceeds to introduce the main characters of the “next generation,” including Rin Tōsaka, Sakura Matō, Rider, Archer, and others. The meta tags for the website list the project as a TV anime. More information on the project will be unveiled in the ninth volume of Kadokawa’s Type-Moon Ace magazine.

The December issue of Kadokawa’s COMPTIQ magazine featured an ad for volume nine of the Type-Moon Ace magazine, and featured an image of Fate/stay night’s Saber. Underneath the title, the text reads, “What has come before and what has yet to come.”

The text below this reads:

“On that day, a few miracles were waiting on the voyage that Fate/stay night departed on January 30, 2004. It’s been a decade since Fate/stay night left port. On January 30, 2014, the ocean on which the “Ark of Fate” rides on will move into an unknown world…”

Animation studio ufotable’s founder Hikaru Kondo announced in July that ufotable will produce a new Fate/stay night project. Kondo did not specify the format that the new project will take, nor did he specify if the project would be a remake.

Studio DEEN previously animated the Fate/stay night television anime series in 2006. The studio also produced the Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works film in 2010, which covered The Unlimited Blade Works storyline from Type-Moon’s game franchise.

Sentai Filmworks released both the television anime series and the film in North America. Funimation had released the television series before that in 2009. Tokyopop published 11 volumes of Datto Nishiwaki’s manga version in North America before its North American branch shut down in May 2011.

The studio ufotable previously animated the Fate/Zero prequel television anime series that was based on Gen Urobuchi and Type-Moon’s novel. Aniplex of America released that series in North America on Blu-ray Disc, and the company then reissued the series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc with an English dub.

Thanks, Kagayaki

That’s pretty much all the news/update I wanted to show you, so hopefully they will get you hype train going for awhile.

Have a nice day/night and stay warm/cool, wherever you’re reading from. Happy New Year!

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