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Fairy Tail Fans Say Goodbye With Message Art in Tokyo’s Shibuya Station

Fairy Tail message artAfter a successful 11-year run in Weekly Shonen Magazine, Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail came to a close this July. Over its decade-plus in publication, the fantasy manga had made more than a few fans, who are currently paying tribute to the manga in the form of “message art” in Tokyo’s Shibuya Station.

The art, which is currently displayed on the Yamanote Line platform, is art made up of goodbye messages collected from around the world assembled in the shape of the manga’s characters. The art also includes a message of thanks from Mashima himself.

Now displayed in Shibuya Station, the art will be making its way across the world, starting with London.

If you haven’t yet discovered the world of Fairy Tail, there’s no better time. Here’s how publisher Kodansha describes the first volume of the manga:

Cute girl wizard Lucy wants to join the Fairy Tail, a club for the most powerful wizards. But instead, her ambitions land her in the clutches of a gang of unsavory pirates le by a devious magician. Her only hope is Natsu, a strange boy she happens to meet on her travels. Natsu’s not your typical hero – he gets motion sickness, eats like a pig, and his best friend is a talking cat. With friends like this, is Lucy better off with her enemies?

Source: Comic Natalie

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.