The Japanese film distribution company GAGA opened a website on Saturday to reveal the Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry anime film. The website lists the film as opening in spring 2017. Fairy Tail manga creator Hiro Mashima also confirmed on Twitter on Saturday that "Dragon Cry" is the subtitle for the new film. The film's staff has also opened an official Twitter account.
Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine had announced in May 2015 that Fairy Tail was getting a second anime film.
The manga follows the adventures of world's most notorious mage guild, Fairy Tail. The manga already inspired two television anime, several previous original video anime projects, and spinoff manga. The franchise's first anime film, Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess, opened in Japan on August 18, 2012.
The television anime series also revealed in March that a new project is in the works.
Del Rey published the first 12 volumes of the original manga in North America, and Kodansha Comics resumed publishing the manga in English with the 13th volume in 2011. Crunchyroll streamed the second television anime into several countries as it aired in Japan, and Funimation has been releasing DVD/Blu-ray Disc sets.