Fairy Tail creator Hiro Mashima has revealed that familiar faces will appear when anime series sequel Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest debut. While urging fans to look forward to the new anime series Mashima on Twitter that “some super nostalgic characters will show up in [Fairy Tail:] 100 Years Quest.’ The new story is set 400 years before Hiro Mashima’s original Fairy Tail manga series and anime.
The anime follows Natsu Dragneel and his team from the titular wizard guild as they aim to complete an unfinished, century-old mission.
One year following the demise of Zeref and Acnologia, Natsu Dragneel and his team from the Fairy Tail wizard guild embark on the 100 Years Quest, a mission that has been unaccomplished for over a century, on the northern continent of Guiltina. There the team learns that their mission is to seal the Five Dragon Gods, a group of dragons whose power threatens to cause worldwide destruction. Meanwhile, Fairy Tail recruits a new member named Touka, who is possessed by a century-old witch that aims to seize the dragons’ powers for her own purposes.
The original fairy Tail anime series first season produced by A-1 Pictures, Dentsu Inc., and Satelight aired in 2009. The series ended its initial run on March 30, 2013. A second series premiered on April 5, 2014, and ended on March 26, 2016. The anime 3rd and final season began airing on October 7, 2018. The Fairy Tail season 3 was slated to have 51 episodes. Meaning the anime series ended with a total of 328 episodes.
Mashima who launched Fairy Tail Manga in 2006 in Weekly Shōnen Magazine from August 2, 2006 to July 26, 2017. The series has also inspired numerous spin-off manga, including a sequel storyboarded by Mashima, titled Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest, which launched on July 25, 2018.