Fairy Tail is no doubt one of the most popular anime series to challenge all those years when everyone and his brother were obsessed with Naruto, One Piece, and Dragon Ball. But unlike all those staple Shonen Jump with a seemingly endless print run, Fairy Tail's creator Hiro Mashima celebrated the end of his series with a commemorative glass trophy given to him by his staff.
The final chapter of Fairy Tail was released this year in Japan on its 34th issue inside Kodansha's Weekly Shonen magazine. Featuring a special image to honor the manga's run for 11 years!
Today I received a lot of messages from various people. Thank you so much for everything up to now! Fairy Tail has become a work loved around the world, and before I knew it, it became something that is not only mine. So I also want to thank Fairy Tail. I am who I am now because of Fairy Tail. Thanks, Fairy Tail!
Even though the manga has ended, the anime series will continue to catch up to the story's overall conclusion with a "final season" of the anime scheduled to premiere in 2018.
For hardcore devoted fans of Fairy Tale, you have the chance of meeting Hiro Mashima at this year's New York Comic Con on October 5-8 at the Javits Center.