Fairy Tail‘s much-anticipated sequel anime, titled Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest is slated to release in July 2024, confirmed along with a new trailer and character visuals. The anime adaptation project was revealed way back in September 2021.

Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail

The official website released a 30-second teaser trailer, which not only whet the appetite of the long-awaiting fans but also unveiled important details such as the star-studded cast, the crew behind the scenes, and the premiere set for July.

The Main Cast’s Character Design Revealed

Fairy Tail Cast
Fairy Tail Cast

Fans of the Fairy Tail franchise are elated after the announcement of the sequel series, which follows Natsu and his endearing friends on a quest that no one dared to take on for a century. Along with the anime’s premiere date, the official website also revealed the character designs.

Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest will see the return of the series’ five main characters- Natsu Dragneel, Lucy Heartfilia, Gray Fullbuster, Erza Scarlet, and Wendy Marvell- as they embark on a dangerous mission to defeat the five dragon gods whose powers are said to rival those of Acnologia, the formidable opponent Natsu thwarted in the original series.

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The character designs showcase the familiar looks of the Fairy Tail team, featuring Natsu’s infamous spiky, pink hair and confident grin, Gray’s cool demeanor and challenging smirk, Lucy’s iconic blonde hair and blue outfit, Erza’s overpowering aura of strength and unshakeable determination, and Wendy’s signature dark blue hair.

Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest Staff

Natsu Dragneel and Gray Fullbuster
Natsu Dragneel and Gray Fullbuster

Chiefly directed by Shinji Ishihira, Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest also credits Toshinori Watanabe as a director. Ishihara is known for his work on the original Fairy Tail and the Log Horizon anime series while Watanabe has previously worked on Fairy Tail and Tokyo Ravens.

Meanwhile, Atsuhiko Tomioka will oversee the anime’s scripts to ensure that the narrative stays true to the anime series. Yurika Sako, known for her work on Edens Zero, The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments and Food Wars! The Fifth Plate, will bring the artistic realm of Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest to life, and J.C. STAFF, known for their work on Food Wars!, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and A Certain Magical Index, is in charge of animation production.

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Shōji Hata returns as the sound director, known for his contribution to Fairy Tail and Attack on Titan, ensuring a captivating auditory experience. Yasuhara Takanashi, as the series’s music composer, will return to lend his musical prowess to the anime’s musical score.

Written by Hiro Mashima and illustrated by Atsuo Ueda, Kodansha USA licensed the Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest. The publisher describes the series as such:

“A wizard’s job is never done! Get fired up for the official sequel to Fairy Tail, with story and layouts by original creator Hiro Mashima himself! Natsu, Lucy, Happy, Erza, and the whole Fairy Tail Guild are back in action! And they’ve decided to tackle the ‘100 Years Quest’—a job no one’s dared take on since the founding of the guild more than a century ago. A mysterious town, a baffling spirit, a ghastly new enemy…and a brand new continent to explore. When you’re with real friends, the adventures never stop!”

As the anime’s premiere date approaches, fans can certainly expect more updates to be released. The anime adaptation of the Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest promises the beginning of a new chapter that has fans brimming with excitement and anticipation. With the original voice cast members returning for the sequel, the series will prove to be a memorable experience for the Fairy Tail fans.

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