Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest
|Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest|
Cover of the first tankōbon volume of Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest
(Fearī Teiru: Hyaku-nen Kuesuto)
|Written by||Hiro Mashima|
|Illustrated by||Atsuo Ueda|
|Original run||July 25, 2018 – present|
Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest (Japanese: フェアリーテイル 100年クエスト Hepburn: Fearī Teiru: Hyaku-nen Kuesuto) is a Japanese manga series storyboarded by Hiro Mashima and illustrated by Atsuo Ueda. It is a spin-off and a sequel to Mashima's Fairy Tail series, focusing on Natsu Dragneel and his team from the titular wizard guild as they aim to complete an unfinished, century-old mission. The manga was launched in Kodansha's Magazine Pocket manga app on July 25, 2018, and is licensed by Kodansha USA for an English release in North America.
One year following the demise of Zeref and Acnologia, Natsu Dragneel and his team from the Fairy Tail wizard guild – Lucy Heartfilia, Happy, Gray Fullbuster, Erza Scarlet, Wendy Marvell, and Carla – embark on a "century quest", a guild mission that has never been accomplished in over one hundred years. During the team's absence, the guild recruits a mysterious new member who is obsessed with meeting Natsu.
Following the conclusion of Fairy Tail on July 26, 2017, Hiro Mashima posted a tweet on April 5, 2018 announcing that sequel to the series was being developed as a spin-off manga, although he did not specify that he would be returning as the illustrator. On June 27, Mashima announced that the manga was tentatively titled Fairy Tail Zokuhen (FAIRY TAIL続編, lit. "Fairy Tail Sequel"), which was confirmed on July 4 to be drawn by Atsuo Ueda with original storyboards provided by Mashima.
The manga was launched with two chapters in Kodansha's Magazine Pocket manga app on July 25, 2018 under the title Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest, while the first chapter was simultaneously published in the 34th issue of Weekly Shōnen Magazine. On August 28, 2018, Ueda tweeted that chapters would be released every two weeks beginning on September 5, 2018. The manga will be published for an English language release by Kodansha USA in Summer 2019.
|No.||Japanese release date||Japanese ISBN||English release date||English ISBN|
|1||November 9, 2018||ISBN 978-4-06-513398-9||Summer 2019||—|
|Natsu Dragneel and his team embark on an unfinished guild mission issued over one hundred years ago by Magia Dragon, the first and oldest wizard guild in existence, which is located on the northern continent of Giltena. The guild's master, a formerly human dragon slayer named Elefseria, instructs the team to subdue fabled creatures called the Five God Dragons, each rumored to rival the power of Acnologia. The team travel to the city of Elmina in search of the water god dragon, Mercuphobia; in the process, they encounter a trio of dragon slayers called dragon eaters from the Diabolos guild, who intend to gain Mercuphobia's cataclysmic power by devouring him. Appearing before both guilds to end their fighting, the humanoid Mercuphobia reveals that a century-old witch called the White Wizard has already stolen much of his power, which he requests Natsu's team to help him recover before he loses control of his remaining magic. Meanwhile, Fairy Tail recruits a young woman and admirer of Natsu named Touka, who arouses Gajeel Redfox's suspicions when she mentions Briar, one of Avatar's members. Unbeknownst to Fairy Tail, Jellal Fernandez warns other guilds to avoid making contact with Touka, whom he identifies as the White Wizard.|
|2||March 8, 2019||ISBN 978-4-06-514119-9||—||—|
|The Diabolos trio decide to target the White Wizard for Mercuphobia's power, defeating Natsu's team and injuring Mercuphobia. Lucy Heartfilia escapes in a boat and encounters Brandish μ, who, like Lucy, is searching Giltena for Aquarius's key. Brandish helps Fairy Tail by beaching Diabolos's ship atop a hill, helping Lucy's imprisoned friends fight back against the trio, who retreat after threatening to retaliate alongside the entire Diabolos guild. Shortly afterward, Mercuphobia loses control of himself and assumes his draconic form, mindlessly rampaging across Elmina. Natsu's team reluctantly attempt to kill Mercuphobia, but are overwhelmed by his godlike power. Meanwhile, Jellal confronts Touka over her identity as the White Wizard and founder of Liberius, a malevolent white magic cult opposite of Avatar that steals others' magic, but she is defended by Laxus Dreyar. When Fairy Tail begins to question Touka's background, however, the White Wizard reveals herself to be Touka's alternate personality and attacks Jellal, only to be suppressed by Touka, who is captured by Gajeel. While Touka is interrogated at Fairy Tail's guildhall, the White Wizard takes over again and steals the magic of everyone in the building.|
Chapters not yet in tankōbon format
These chapters have yet to be published in a tankōbon volume. They were originally serialized in Magazine Pocket app from October 17, 2018.
- "From the Abyss" (深淵より Shin'en yori)
- "Lineage of Flame" (炎の系譜 Honō no Keifu)
- Hodgkins, Crystalyn (April 5, 2018). "Hiro Mashima Launches New Manga on June 27, Also Plans Fairy Tail Sequel & Spinoff Manga". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
- Sherman, Jennifer (June 27, 2018). "Hiro Mashima Reveals Fairy Tail City Hero Spinoff Manga". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
- Sherman, Jennifer (July 4, 2018). "Atsuo Ueda Launches Fairy Tail Sequel Manga on July 25". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
- Ressler, Karen (July 25, 2018). "Fairy Tail's Happy Spinoff Manga Launches". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
- Ueda, Atsuo [@atsuwo521] (August 28, 2018). "今週より『FAIRY TAIL 100 YEARS QUEST』は隔週更新になります。なので、次の更新は9月5日になりす。もともと隔週更新で開始予定でしたが、単行本をなるべく早く出すために6話までは毎週更新でした。という訳なので今後ともよろしくお願いします！" ["FAIRY TAIL 100 YEARS QUEST" will be updated every other week from this week. So the next update will be September 5. Originally we planned to start every other week update, but to update books as soon as possible, up to 6 stories were updated every week. So I hope for your continued support in the future!] (Tweet) (in Japanese). Retrieved August 29, 2018 – via Twitter.
- Sherman, Jennifer (March 13, 2019). "Kodansha Comics, Vertical Add Bakemonogatari, Cells at Work! Code Black, Granblue Fantasy Manga". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
- "Fall 2019 New Licensing Announcements from Kodansha Comics + Vertical". Kodansha Comics. March 11, 2019. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
- "FAIRY TAIL 100 YEARS QUEST(1)". Kodansha (in Japanese). Retrieved October 30, 2018.
- "FAIRY TAIL 100 YEARS QUEST(2)". Kodansha (in Japanese). Retrieved February 22, 2019.