Fairy Tail’s Tartarus Arc Casts the Nine Demon Gates

This year’s 17th issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine is announcing the cast for the “Nine Demon Gates” in Fairy Tail‘s Tartarus arc.

The cast includes:

  • Ai Kayano is Kyouka
  • Aki Toyosaki is Sayla
  • Kenjiro Tsuda is Silver
  • Takuma Terajima is Jackal
  • Takahiro Mizushima is Tempesta
  • Yutaka Aoyama is Franmalth
  • Masaki Terasoma is Torafusa
  • Hiroshi Tsuchida is Ezel
  • Kouji Nakata is Keith
  • Momo Asakura is Lamy

The Tartarus arc began in Hiro Mashima’s manga in October 2013 with the 356th chapter, and ended with the 416th chapter in January 2015.

The arc will begin on April 4, 2015.

The 2009 Fairy Tail anime that concluded with a “To Be Continued” title card in 2013. The second series began airing in Japan in April 2014, and Crunchyroll and FUNimation simulcast the series as it airs. FUNimation is releasing the first series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in North America.

Source: ANN

New Anime Releases for March 10, 2015

Here are the anime releases for the week of March 10, 2015. If you see any errors or omissions in this list, please feel free to leave a comment and let me know.

Fairy Tail Part 15 [Blu-ray/DVD Combo]
The Familiar of Zero: Knight of the Twin Moons [DVD]
The Familiar of Zero: Knight of the Twin Moons [Blu-ray]
Family Affair [DVD] (18+)
Persona 3 the Movie #2 Midsummer Knight’s Dream [Blu-ray; collector’s edition; import]
Persona 3 the Movie #2 Midsummer Knight’s Dream [Blu-ray; import]
The World God Only Knows – Goddesses [DVD]
The World God Only Knows – Goddesses [Blu-ray]
Yu-Gi-Oh! Collection Volume 1 [DVD]

ICv2 Lists North American Market’s Top Manga of Fall/Holiday 2014

ICv2, a retailer focused hobby game and comics/graphic novel markets news site associated with distributor Diamond, has published its list of top 10 manga properties for 2014’s Q4 fall and holidays season. This list was compiled based on interviews with retailers, distributors, and manufacturers.

1. Attack on Titan (Kodansha Comics)
2. Naruto (VIZ Media)
3. Sailor Moon (Kodansha Comics)
4. Pokémon (VIZ Media)
5. Black Butler (Yen Press)
6. Death Note (VIZ Media)
7. Fairy Tail (Kodansha Comics)
8. Soul Eater (Yen Press)
9. Fullmetal Alchemist (VIZ Media)
10. Maximum Ride (Yen Press)

Source: ICv2

New York Times Manga Best Seller List: February 1-7, 2015

Here are the top ten selling manga in the United States for the week of February 1-7, 2015, according to the New York Times.

1. Assassination Classroom Volume 2 by Yusei Matsui
2. Food Wars! Volume 4 by Yuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki
3. Akame ga KILL! Volume 1 by Takahiro and Tetsuya Tashiro
4. Noragami: Stray God Volume 3 by Adachitoka
5. Soul Eater Volume 24 by Atsushi Ohkubo
6. Unofficial Hatsune Mix by KEI
7. Sword Art Online: Progressive Volume 1 by Reki Kawahara and Kiseki Himura
8. Fairy Tail Volume 46 by Hiro Mashima
9. Black Butler Volume 19 by Yana Toboso
10. Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajime Isayama

Source: The New York Times

New York Times Manga Best Seller List: January 25-31, 2015

Here are the top ten selling manga in the United States for the week of January 25-31, 2015, according to the New York Times.

1. Akame ga KILL! Volume 1 by Takahiro and Tetsuya Tashiro
2. Soul Eater Volume 24 by Atsushi Ohkubo
3. Black Butler Volume 19 by Yana Toboso
4. Fairy Tail Volume 46 by Hiro Mashima
5. Sword Art Online: Progressive Volume 1 by Reki Kawahara and Kiseki Himura
6. Noragami Volume 3 by Adachitoka
7. Unofficial Hatsune Mix by KEI
8. Assassination Classroom Volume 1 by Yusei Matsui
9. Deadman Wonderland Volume 2 by Jinsei Katoka and Kazuma Kondou
10. The Seven Deadly Sins Volume 6 by Nakaba Suzuki

Source: The New York Times

New Manga Releases: January 27, 2015

Here are the new manga releases for January 27, 2015. If you see any errors or omissions in this list, please feel free to leave a comment and let me know.

Does the Flower Blossom? GN 1 [this title will be released on January 31, 2015]
Fairy Tail GN 46
Gantz GN 34 [this title will be released on January 28, 2015]
Soul Eater GN 24

New York Times Manga Best Seller List: January 4-10, 2015

Here are the top ten selling manga in the United States for the week of January 4-10, 2015, according to the New York Times.

1. Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance Volume 2 by Reki Kawahara and Tsubasa Haduki
2. Master Keaton Volume 1 by Naoki Urasawa, Hokusei Katsushika and Takashi Nagasaki
3. Kingdom Hearts II Volume 3 by Shiro Amano
4. Deadman Wonderland Volume 6 by Jinsei Kataoka and Kazuma Kondou
5. Unofficial Hatsune Mix by KEI
6. Fairy Tail Volume 45 by Hiro Mashima
7. Naruto Volume 68 by Masashi Kishimoto
8. Attack on Titan: No Regrets Volume 2 by Gun Snark, Hikaru Suruga and Hajime Isayama
9. He’s My Only Vampire Volume 1 by Aya Shouoto
10. Noragami Volume 1 by Adachitoka