Will air Sundays in Japan at 7am
Streamed by Funimation and Crunchyroll in NA as well as other participating territories (will update later)
Fairy Tail History:
Fairy Tail is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima. It was serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine from August 2, 2006 to July 26, 2017, with the individual chapters collected and published into 63 tankōbon volumes. The story follows the adventures of Natsu Dragneel, a member of the popular wizard guild Fairy Tail, as he searches the fictional world of Earth-land for the dragon Igneel.
The manga has been adapted into an anime series produced by A-1 Pictures, Dentsu Inc., Satelight, Bridge, and CloverWorks which began broadcasting in Japan on October 12, 2009. Additionally, A-1 Pictures has developed seven original video animations and two animated feature films. The series ended its initial run on March 30, 2013. A second series premiered on TV Tokyo on April 5, 2014, and ended on March 26, 2016. A third series of the anime series is scheduled to air on October 7, 2018. The series has also inspired numerous spin-off manga, including a sequel storyboarded by Mashima, titled Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest, which launched on July 25, 2018.
Fairy Tail was originally licensed for an English language release in North America by Del Rey Manga, which began releasing the individual volumes on March 25, 2008 and ended its licensing with the 12th volume release in September 2010. In December 2010, Kodansha USA took over North American release of the series. The Southeast Asian network Animax Asia aired an English-language version of the anime for seven seasons from 2010 to 2015. The anime has been licensed by Funimation for an English-language release in North America. As of February 2017, Fairy Tail had 60 million copies in print
There really too many involved in the anime/manga, but the main ones of note for this season are:
Natsu, Erza, Gray, Lucy, Happy, Carla and Wendy.
Additional Fairy Tail Info:
Anime story coverage for Final Season:
This will be the final season of Fairy Tail as it will cover the last 130 chapters of the series (not sure how long the final season will last as they could add a filler here and there). The new season will highlight the Alvarez Empire and 100 Years Quest arc!
Staff & Cast for the anime:
The main staff are all returning from the second and most recent television anime. Shinji Ishihira is directing at A-1 Pictures and Bridge, Masashi Sogo is handling series composition, and Shinji Takeuchi and Toshihiko Sano are designing the characters. Shoji Hata is the sound designer and Yasuharu Takanashi is composing the music. With the exception of the second animation studio and the character designers, the main staff is also the same as the first anime.
Returning cast members include:
Tetsuya Kakihara as Natsu
Aya Hirano as Lucy
Rie Kugimiya as Happy
Yūichi Nakamura as Gray
Sayaka Ohara as Erza
1) Do not make Happy angry! In other words, play nice in the sandbox
2) no spoiler tags are needed for anything discussed from Season 1&2. If your watching the Final Season, it's implied you have already watched them.
3) Have Fun with the thread!
Don't make the mods step in and take control