The upcoming Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry film released its first teaser trailer following news of its May 6th opening and roster of returning cast members. The teaser emphasises again that Hiro Mashima’s manga is into the “final arc” as it heads off “towards the climax”. As distributors Madman will be bringing the film to Australia and New Zealand next month, they have posted the original video with English subtitles, so overseas fans can get the full scoop on the movie and the manga’s looming closure.
The second ever Fairy Tail anime movie announced its title in February, after its initial announcement way back in May 2015. With the opening of the film’s official website, it revealed in its introduction page that the manga had begun its “last arc”.
The site’s homepage also boasts the poster visual below. The tagline on the visual by Hiro Mashima reads: “That power…is it hope or destruction…?”
Revealing that the film will feature original characters Sonia, Zash and Animus, with Mashima himself acting as producer, Shonen Magazine announced the main cast and staff. The starring voices, which will all be very familiar to fans by now, include:
Tetsuya Kakihara as Natsu Dragneel
Aya Hirano as Lucy Heartfilia
Rie Kugimiya as Happy
Yuichi Nakamura as Gray Fullbuster
Sayaka Ohara as Erza Scarlet
Satomi Sato as Wendy
Yui Horie as Carla
The film’s original character designs have been revealed as follows:
Sonya, an aide to King Animus
Zash Caine, the minister of state of Stella Kingdom
King Animus, ruler of Stella Kingdom
As for the main staff, Tatsuma Minamikawa, an episode director on Attack on Titan and GATE, will be stepping up for the A-1 Pictures production as director. Series regular Shoji Yonemura is back to write the screenplay, with Yasuharu Takanashi composing music. In the meantime, Yuko Yamada of Persona 3 the Movie will be in charge of character designs.
What do you think? Are you excited for this project? What are you expecting now after that teaser reveal? We admire these characters, and their first film Phoenix Priestess was one of our gateways back into the anime fandom, so we’re just hoping they’ll take us on another heart-stirring adventure.