Singapore-based licensor Odex Pte. Ltd. has announced on Friday that the second movie adaptation of the popular Fairy Tail series will premiere in the Philippines and three other countries in Southeast Asia.
Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry is also set to have a special “fan screening” in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, tentatively scheduled at the end of July.
In the Philippines, the movie’s general release is scheduled on Wednesday, August 9, while the special screening is tentatively scheduled on Saturday, July 29.
Full details regarding the screenings will be announced in the coming days.
The Dragon Cry is a magic artefact with enough power to destroy the world. Enshrined within a temple in the Kingdom of Fiore, the Dragon Cry is stolen by Zash, a traitor of Fiore, and delivered to Animus, the ruler of the Kingdom of Stella.
The task of recapturing the Dragon Cry falls to Natsu and the Wizards of the Fairy Tail Guild. During their mission to track down Zash, they infiltrate the Kingdom of Stella, and it is here they meet Animus’ magician, Sonya…
What does Animus plan to do with the Dragon Cry? Sonya wants to save her country, but what secret is she hiding? Within the interlacing ulterior motives, Fairy Tail fights against the danger that is the menacing world!
And in the middle of this heroic battle, Natsu’s instinct awakens… (Synopsis from Madman Entertainment)
Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry is the second animated film adaptation based on the popular Fairy Tail manga series by Hiro Mashima, which is being published by Kodansha on Weekly Shonen Magazine since August 2006. The manga currently has 61 volumes.
Masashima had stated in the 61st volume, released last month, that the Fairy Tail manga will end will end on Chapter 63, which is set to be released this August.
The anime film was directed by Tatsuma Minamikawa, who worked on The Testament of Sister New Devil anime adaptations, while scripts were written by Shoji Yonemura. Yuko Yamada handled the character designs, which was produced by A-1 Pictures and distributed by GAGA Communications.
The Japanese voice cast are once again led by Tetsuya Kakihara as “Natsu Dragneel”, Aya Hirano as “Lucy Heartfilia”, Sayaka Ohara as “Erza Scarlet”, Yuichi Nakamura as “Gray Fullbuster”, Rie Kugimiya as “Happy” and Satomi Satou as “Wendy Marvell”.
Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry has sold 42,771 tickets in its opening weekend last May 6, which earned JP¥53,888,700 (PHP24.4 million) in over 100 theaters.
The anime film had ranked Number 10 in the Japanese box office.