Fairy Tail, the ever so popular anime series ended it’s 175 episode long run on March 30, 2013 but was speculated to return later on. The halt was decided since the anime caught up to the manga on which it was based. In order to introduce a reasonable gap between the anime and manga plot, it was decided to put Fairy Tail anime on hold. Now, the series is returning, with the newest episode being aired on April 5, 2014. A preview/trailer for the series was released on March 17.
From the preview, it is clear that the anime will continue from where it left off and that it will follow the manga. A new sound track can be heard in the background, so fans can expect Fairy Tail OST 5 (Original Sound Track) to be released sometime soon. The song featured in the trailer is by BoA, the famous Korean singer known across Asia. It’s her new single ‘Masayume Chasing’ loosely translated to ‘Prophetic Dreams Chasing’.
The voice cast for the anime is going to be the same as the earlier staff. The rest of the staff is being retained too, except for a change in the character designs and one of the animation studios. This is obvious from the trailer since the art and animation style is different from the older series. The new character designs can be checked out in the images below:
The official website for Fairy Tail is up and can be found here. From the number of views (around 405,000), comments (over 1,900) and likes (over 10,000) in 24 hours, it is clear there is much hype for the return of the series.
What I’m interested to know is how the overall quality will come out to be, and how the story will turn out. Will they keep the quality as shown in the trailer, or will there be a decrease in it as the show progresses? Personally, I feel it would have been better if they had toned down Erza and Lucy to look more realistic, but other than that, this looks promising. Natsu looks cooler than ever, even though I miss his one sleeved dress. The new art is definitely interesting. I am not so into it yet, but I’m sure with time I’ll come to love it.
It’s really exciting to finally get Fairy Tail back after a year. Let’s see how it turns out on 5th April.