Funimation Entertainment, through their theatrical division called Funimation Films, is bringing the latest movie in the Fairy Tail franchise – Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry – to theaters in North America this August. The 85 minute movie will be screened in approximately 300 US and 12 Canadian locations during its limited theatrical release. On Monday, August 14, fans will be able to watch Natsu and friends on their latest adveture in Japanese with English subtitles. Then on August 16 and August 17 the movie will be played exclusively with the English dub audio track. There will be an English dub matinee screening of Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry on August 19, 2017.
“Anime fans have been clamoring for more ‘Fairy Tail’ since the current anime series wrapped last year and ‘Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry’ is exactly what they’ve been waiting for,” said Gen Fukunaga, founder and CEO of Funimation. “Creator Hiro Mashima has brought his wizards back together for their most exciting and deadliest mission ever. And A-1 Pictures truly brings his story to life on the big screen. ‘Fairy Tail’ fans new and old will not want to miss ‘Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry’ this August.”
“Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry” is based on the New York Times best-selling “Fairy Tail” manga series with more than 2 million copies in print in the U.S. The film was directed by Tatsuma Minamikawa and produced by A-1 Pictures, the behind number successful series including “Sword Art Online,” “The Seven Deadly Sins,” and “Black Butler.”
“We are excited to unleash this new tale of destruction ‘Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry’ in theaters this August,” said Michael DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation. “’Fairy Tail’ ranks as one of the top franchises with our fans and this exciting new film from Hiro Mashima and A-1 Pictures will further cement its popularity. I encourage fans to pre-order tickets now so they don’t miss out on this chance to see their favorite magical guild in theaters.”
A list of theaters that will screen Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry has not yet been released yet at the time of this writing, although it will be made available along with the option to purchase advanced tickets at http://www.funimationfilms.com/fairytaildragoncry/.
Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry made its debut in Japan on May 6, 2017 where it earned 53.9 million yen (around $478,883 USD) in its first weekend The movie premiered in Japanese with English subtitles at the Anime Central event in Rosemont, Illinois (USA) on May 20. Take a look at the official trailer for Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry below.
Natsu is known as the one and only fire-breathing Dragon Slayer, but this next adventure will take him to the next level. Luckily, he still has his trusty team by his side: Happy, a flying cat; Gray, an ice mage; Erza, a knight who switches armor and abilities mid-battle; and Lucy, a wizard who fights with a set of celestial spirits.
When these Fairy Tail members first joined forces, they formed a team no one could topple. But this next mission could be their last.
Enter the Dragon Cry, a magic staff rumored to possess the power to destroy the world. For years, it’s been safely guarded in the Kingdom of Fiore until Zash, a traitor of Fiore, steals it and delivers it to Animus in the Kingdom of Stella. Now it’s up to the gang to infiltrate the Stella Kingdom and retrieve the staff. It seems like it should be an easy job, but what they uncover isn’t what they expected.