Fairy Tail author Hiro Mashima launched a prequel manga, Fairy Tail Zero, in the first issue of Monthly Fairy Tail back in July 2014. The series ended up running through the magazine’s final issue this past July, resulting in one full volume depicting the Fairy Tail guild’s founding. Now it’s officially making its way over in English.
Kodansha Comics announced the license of Fairy Tail Zero at a Kinokuniya bookstore event in New York City. Here’s how they describe the manga:
This is it: The Fairy Tail prequel fans have been waiting for! Series creator Hiro Mashima himself draws an all-new series that depicts the founding of the Fairy Tail guild.
Many years ago, Mavis Vermilion was a servant on Sirius Island, mistreated by a guild master and his daughter, Zera. But Mavis stayed positive, because her mother once told her that fairies never visit people who cry about their problems. When the guild came under attack, Mavis pulled Zera from the wreckage into the forest. Seven years went by, and the powerful wizards Warrod Sequen, Precht, and Yuri Dreyer arrived on the island, seeking a powerful jade gemstone. This journey would change the course of magical history…