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Toddler Naruto
April 22nd, 2011, 04:50 PM
Source: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-04-22/funimation-adds-fairy-tail-live-action-treasure-hunter

The North American anime distributor FUNimation announced at its Sakura-Con panel on Friday that it licensed the first 48 episodes of the Fairy Tail fantasy adventure television anime series.

The Fairy Tail television anime series adapts Hiro Mashima's manga of the same name. In the story, a teenaged girl named Lucy Heartfilia aims to join the world's most notorious mage guild, Fairy Tail. During a daring rescue, Lucy encounters Natsu "Salamander" Dragneel, a quirky Fairy Tail member and a teenaged practitioner of the ancient Dragon Slayer magic. Lucy is eventually welcomed into the Fairy Tail guild as she, Natsu, and other members go on various quests together.

FUNimation has already begun dubbing this anime, and it will release the first 48 episodes on DVD and Blu-ray Disc later this year. Tyler Walker is directing the English dub with Todd Haberkorn as Natsu. The anime studios A-1 Pictures and Satelight have been producing the anime for TV Tokyo, and CrunchyRoll has been streaming the anime outside Japan since the anime premiered in October of 2009. Del Rey published the 12th volume of the manga in North America last September, and Kodansha will take over the manga as of the 13th volume next month.

Update: More background information added.

This is amazing news, but I'm going to try to contain my excitement until actual exact release dates are announced.

Misheard Whisper
April 22nd, 2011, 10:16 PM
I saw this on Twitter earlier. I reckon Fairy Tail has the potential to sit up there with the 'Big Three'. It's easily better than One Piece and Naruto, and it's not too far off Bleach either. Either way, good news! \o/

Zet
April 22nd, 2011, 10:30 PM
I hope they get good VAs for Fairy Tail, otherwise this will be another good anime destroyed by English dubs.

Toddler Naruto
April 23rd, 2011, 02:11 AM
I saw this on Twitter earlier. I reckon Fairy Tail has the potential to sit up there with the 'Big Three'. It's easily better than One Piece and Naruto, and it's not too far off Bleach either. Either way, good news! \o/

Good news indeed :D!

I hope they get good VAs for Fairy Tail, otherwise this will be another good anime destroyed by English dubs.

I have yet to ever come across a horrible dub by FUNimation, with the exception of some of their early works.

Weeaboo Name
April 23rd, 2011, 02:41 AM
I guess it's good news, even if I'll continue to watch in Japanese.