|Out on:||Theatrical 17th May 2017|
Not all mages wave wands. As Japan’s beloved magical action series draws towards its close, get fired up one last time with an all-new big screen anime adventure. Featuring original author Hiro Mashima as Executive Producer, this is a must-see for any Fairy Tail fan.
Director: Tatsuma Minamikawa (Debut - Episode Director on Attack On Titan, GATE).
Executive Producer & Storyboards: Hiro Mashima (Original Author).
Screenplay: Shoji Yonemura (Fairy Tail, Pokémon).
Studio: A-1 Pictures (Erased, Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale).
Composer: Yasuharu Takanashi (Fairy Tail ZERO, Naruto Shippuden).
Based on the best-selling manga, Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry takes us back to the magical Kingdom of Fiore, where an ancient treasure known as the “Dragon Cry” has been stolen and its destructive power delivered to Animus (Makoto Furukawa), the Kingdom of Stella’s ruler.
The dangerous task of recapturing this artefact falls on the hot-headed Natsu (Tetsuya Kakihara) and his fellow mages of the Fairy Tail guild. Venturing into enemy territory to track down the traitor, they encounter Animus’ magician Sonya (Aoi Yūki), who makes claims of wanting to save her country, but what is she hiding?
What does Animus plan to do with the Dragon Cry? Amidst the heroic battle and its tangled motivations, Natsu’s instinct awakens...
We like it because:
We have been following the Fairy Tail guild from the very beginning; standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Lucy (Aya Hirano) as she first joined the raucous makeshift family of mages. Like many fans across the globe, we’ve joined in as they’ve grown, laughed and cried together in this magical adventure that’s spanned almost ten years.
As the original manga approaches its climax, Glasgow-based distributor Anime Limited (Your Name, A Silent Voice) is giving fans an unprecedented opportunity to see this latest instalment, which features some of the top talent in anime, in cinemas nationwide only two weeks after its Japanese premiere.
About Fairy Tail:
Serialised in Japan’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine since 2006 and with over 60 million collected volumes in print worldwide, Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail fantasy action manga follows the story of Natsu Dragneel and Lucy Heartfilia, members of the titular mage guild. Infamous for both its power and rowdiness, Natsu was taken in after being abandoned by the dragon who raised him, while Lucy ran away from her luscious lifestyle to seek her dream. Together, they will face many battles as they protect their kingdom and family, from the magical forces that would do them harm.
Fairy Tail was adapted into a television anime series by A-1 Pictures and director Shinji Ishihira, which ran for 277 episodes between October 2009 and March 2016. The series is currently available on DVD in the United Kingdom from Anime Limited, distributing on behalf of Funimation Entertainment.
The franchise’s first feature film instalment, Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess (dir. Masaya Fujimori) was first shown to Japanese audience in 2012, before releasing to home video in the United Kingdom in 2014.
About Anime Limited
Based out of Glasgow in Scotland, Anime Limited brings a fresh approach to distributing the best in anime direct from Japan. As an independent company, the emphasis is on both breathing new life into much loved classics and introducing the cutting edge of theatrical offerings. With a focus on bringing more anime to the big screen, releasing beautifully packaged collector’s editions and trying new ways to reach fans digitally, Anime Limited is committed to offering a wide range of experiences for UK audiences.