Title: Fairy Tail
JP Title: フェアリーテイル
Studio: Satelight/ A-1 Pictures
Airs: TV Tokyo, Sundays at 7:30pm, starting Oct. 12th.
Fairy Tail it might be fair to call it the next One Piece (and not just because people often confuse the two's art styles)-- although in some ways the manga relates almost as much to Gurren Lagann, given the over-the-top-ness of the characters in general.
Fairy Tail, for those of you who haven't been picking up the manga volumes as Del Rey has been releasing them (and I recommend giving it a shot), is a fantasy shounen action series set in a world full of guilds. Kinda like World of Warcraft. Lucy Heartfilia is a magic-user who hopes to join the Fairy Tail Guild, which is the coolest/most stylish/awesomest guild around, of course. She bumps into Natsu Dragneel, a fire-magic-user who turns out to be a member of the guild and invites her in. Cue a series of missions of varying levels of action and comedy!
I'm excited for the new anime, although I have to say, something about the character designs is throwing me off. I think it's Lucy's look...somehow she looks a bit more generic and a bit less spunky in this picture. But she's such a cool character, I can't imagine they'd actually cool her down, so I'm not too worried about it.