Fairy Tail Anime is Back for Spring 2014

Topic started by takashichea on Dec. 28, 2013. Last post by bigz007 7 months, 2 weeks ago.
Post by takashichea (12,269 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Hey Fairy Tail fans! I just noticed the Crunchyroll article on Fairy Tail's return. Weekly Shonen Magazine announced that the anime is coming in April 2014.

New Changes

The cast of VAs are the same. However, we have a new character designer replacing Aoi Yamamoto, Takeuchi. Bridge is replacing Satelight for animating the anime series. I'm hoping Fairy Tail gets major improvements in its animation and drawing style.

Personal Comments

To be honest, I thought it needed another year break because the manga hasn't gotten enough space. It seems like the anime will probably face more fillers. I don't mind fillers, but it has to be better than the Key of the Starry Sky arc. Did you guys and gals enjoy that huge filler arc? I believe viewership for the anime dipped down because of that filler arc.

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Post by bigz007 (1,091 posts) See mini bio Level 20

Yup, it's official. Now we only need Bleach back. Hopefully it will be 2014.

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,226 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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Great to finally get a date, I enjoy reading Fairy Tail and will probably continue with the manga, but I've missed watching it. Judging by the new character designs it will look a little more like the manga than before.

Interesting to hear that Aya Hirano is coming back. She was banned from working on "new" anime projects but I guess Fairy Tail counts as an ongoing project or sequel so it doesn't apply. I'm glad, I like her as Lucy.

@takashichea said:

To be honest, I thought it needed another year break because the manga hasn't gotten enough space.

Dude by the time it comes back we will have already waited a year, there will be about 80 chapters to catch up on, that's plenty. I'm still not sure why it took a break to begin with, unless it was because they were changing the animation studio. Look at anime like Bleach and Naruto, they were always catching up with the manga and using filler arcs to let the manga build up again.

I believe viewership for the anime dipped down because of that filler arc.

Pretty sure that always happens. Lots of people just refuse to watch filler, regardless of the quality of it. I thought it was a good filler arc.

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@Daniel_Newton:

I see your point. I don't mind if it took its time. Some series like Magi covers 4 chapters an episode, Fairy Tail covers an average of 2 chapters. We probably have enough for a year. I was way off.

@bigz007:

Bleach and Fairy Tail went off hiatus in March 2013. I don't know Tite Kubo and news about Bleach well enough. I got a feeling he wants to finish the manga before the anime. Though, it's more realistic to start off the anime after a whole year.

Post by katmic (395 posts) See mini bio Level 10

I strangely can't wait for Fairy tail to make its return, especially if they have made attempts to improve on the animation. I think we have more than enough material to avoid filler, a whole ac and two quarters. Bleach has been gone for way too long. If it is to actually make its return it will be after the manga ends.

Post by takashichea (12,269 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Check this blog, but we don't have a lot to say.

Post by takashichea (12,269 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@katmic: @Daniel_Newton: @bigz007:

Here is Shinji Takeuchi's (Gintama)'s character designs.

Note that Lucy and Natsu's eyes are slightly larger.

Post by bigz007 (1,091 posts) See mini bio Level 20

@takashichea: Those images look great. Is it just me or Lucy looks a bit wider in her hip area...

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