The popular anime series Fairy Tale is releasing it’s second feature-length film. There will be a limited theatrical release of “Fairy Tale: Dragon Cry” coming in August 14th, 16th, 17th, and 18th to about 300 locations around the United States and Canada. The show on Monday, August 14th will be in the original Japanese with English subtitles. The other three will have the English dub.
“Anime fans have been clamoring for more ‘Fairy Tail’ since the current anime series wrapped last year and ‘Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry’ is exactly what they’ve been waiting for,” said Gen Fukunaga, founder and CEO of Funimation. “Creator Hiro Mashima has brought his wizards back together for their most exciting and deadliest mission ever. And A-1 Pictures truly brings his story to life on the big screen. ‘Fairy Tail’ fans new and old will not want to miss ‘Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry’ this August.”
“Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry” is based on the New York Times best-selling “Fairy Tail” manga series with more than 2 million copies in print in the U.S. The film was directed by Tatsuma Minamikawa and produced by A-1 Pictures, the behind number successful series including “Sword Art Online,” “The Seven Deadly Sins,” and “Black Butler.”
“We are excited to unleash this new tale of destruction ‘Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry’ in theaters this August,” said Michael DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation. “’Fairy Tail’ ranks as one of the top franchises with our fans and this exciting new film from Hiro Mashima and A-1 Pictures will further cement its popularity. I encourage fans to pre-order tickets now so they don’t miss out on this chance to see their favorite magical guild in theaters.”
Natsu returns, along with Happy, Gray, Ezra, and Lucy. Just when it seems like their grand adventures have come to an end, something comes along and shakes things up. This time it’s the Dragon Cry, a magic staff said to have power enough to destroy the world. Up until recently, it was safe. Kept and guarded in the Kingdom of Fiore. Now that it’s been stolen by the traitor Zash and delivered to Animus in the Kindom of Stella Natsu and crew have to figure out how to get it back. Seemingly simple fair for this group, yet as they dig deeper, that may not be the case.
Fairy Tale fans should head on over to funimatonfilms.com/fairytail to see the theatrical trailer and purchase advance tickets to “Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry”. Let us know in the comments how excited are you about this theatrical release of “Fairy Tale: Dragon Cry”?