On Sunday, just a few days after their announcement regarding the anime film adaptation of A Silent Voice, Madman Entertainment announced that they will also be bringing the upcoming anime film Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry to cinemas in Australia and New Zealand in the near future. The film is set to premiere in Japan on May 6, 2017. An exact release date for Madman’s premiere will be announced soon.
Madman provided a brief synopsis of the latest entry to the Fairy Tail series: “The film will be centered around a magical wand called Dragon Cry. The Fairy Tail guild sets out to capture it on behalf of the Kingdom of Fiore after it’s stolen by Zash and given to Animus off the Stella Kingdom. Dragon Cry is said to be powerful enough to destroy the world, but will Natsu be able to awaken his instincts and save everyone?”. They also listed the cast of the film, which is as follows (character/actor):
- Natsu Dragneel – Tetsuya Kakihara
- Lucy Heartfilia -Aya Hirano
- Gray Fullbuster – Yuuichi Nakamura
- Erza Scarlet – Sayaka Ohara
- Wendy Marvell – Satomi Sato
- Happy – Rie Kugimiya
- Carla – Yui Horie
Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry is being produced at A-1 Pictures. Minamikawa Tatsuma is directing the film. Other members of the production team include: Hiroko Yamada as the character designer and chief animation director, Shoji Yonemura as the writer, Yasuharu Takanashi as the music composer and Shoji Hata as the sound director. It is being distributed by GAGA Corporation, and is based on Hiro Mashima’s long-running manga series Fairy Tail. The manga is serialized in Weekly Shounen Magazine and is currently in its final arc. Madman’s trailer for the film is embedded below.