The highly anticipated new Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry feature film made a big announcement today for fans around the world. Until today, the movie had not been confirmed to be coming to any other countries other than Japan, but it looks like it will be taking the movie worldwide. The website for the feature confirmed that the movie will open in at least 16 countries other than Japan, which include as of now the United State, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, nine countries in Central America and South America, Thailand, and France.
Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry is being overseen by a group of industry professionals. It is directed by Tatsuma Minamikawa over at A-1 Pictures. Shoji Yonemura wrote the film’s script while Yuuko Yamada oversaw all of its character designs. As for its music, Yasuharu Takanashi returned to score the feature. Back in May 2015, Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine confirmed the feature was coming. The franchise’s first film, Fairy Tail The Movie: Phoenix Princess, debuted back in 2012.
In the trailer released for the film, fans were able to pick out plenty of details about the film. Many of familiar characters like Juvia, Grey, Erza, and Happy are shown throughout the trailer. And, of course, Lucy and Natsu are also featured front-and-center. So far, it seems like the film will delve more into Natsu’ past as he was raised by Igneel, and the Dragon Slayer may just learn what exactly happened to his surrogate father in this film.
If you are not familiar with Fairy Tail, then it is about time you familiarized yourself with the anime. The series follows a guild of young, powerful wizards who call Fairy Tail family. Set in a fictional Earth, a boy named Natsu teams up with an unlikely friend Lucy Heartfilia as the latter dreams of becoming a powerful wizard. To date, there are more than 250 episodes of the acclaimed series, and fans can expect more to come in the new year.
The film will begin showing in Japan on May 6.