The official website for Kodansha‘s Monthly Fairy Tail Magazine announced that a new monthly magazine dedicated to Fairy Tail’s authour Hiro Mashima‘s Fairy Tail manga will be launched digitally on September 1 and in print on September 17. The new magazine will be titled Monthly Fairy Tail Collection.
The magazine will feature news on Fairy Tail, will be bundled with a DVD containing four episodes of the anime and a special video featuring Lucy‘s voice actress Aya Hirano, and 3 pieces of merchandise designed by Mashima himself. Issue #1 will come with a rubber strap featuring Natsu and Happy, an acrylic key chain featuring Lucy and a tin badge featuring Gray.
The previous Fairy Tail Magazine, Monthly Fairy Tail Magazine, was launched last July with a total of 13 issues before ending in July 2015.
The magazine launched with two spinoff manga. Mashima drew the prequel Fairy Tail Zero manga, which tells the story of the founding of Fairy Tail. Yūsuke Shirato illustrated for the Tale of Fairy Tail: Ice Trail manga, which centers around the childhood of Gray, following him until he joined Fairy Tail. Both mangas ended in the magazine’s 13th issue.
Kodansha Comics publishes the main Fairy Tail manga in North America, and Crunchyroll is releasing new chapters online as they come out in Japan.