The manga follows the adventures of world's most notorious mage guild, Fairy Tail. The manga launched in 2006 and has inspired two television anime, several original video anime projects, and spinoff manga. The franchise's first anime , Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess, opened in Japan in August 2012.
The manga reached its 500th chapter in September.
The Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry film will open in Japan on May 6. Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine had announced in May 2015 that Fairy Tail was getting a second anime film. 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