The latest news on March 22:
March 22, the rule of the main visual and the official title, "Fairy Tail: Priestess of the Phoenix" that was just finished has been lifted. On this main visual, it marks the debut of the appearance of the mysterious girl that's the guest character for the movie, "Eclair". This character carries a mysterious stone named "Phoenix Stone", which plays a very important role regarding to the mystery in the movie, and unexpectedly drags members of Fairy Tail and her in to a giant conspiracy.
Furthermore, we'll also announce the details of the "Fairy Tail+ Movie Edition" that comes with pre-order tickets, which includes a limited edition special comic drawn by Hiro Mashima that will be on sale starting from April 14! This privilege booklet, "Fairy Tail+ Movie Edition", is a luxuriously detailed booklet that's the same size as the Weekly Shonen Magazine. The special comic is a special edition 30 page specifically drawn prologue comic that tells how Eclair became the main protagonist of the movie. Others include "Idea Sketches Gallery" that became the draft for the movie made by Hiro Mashima, interviews with Hiro Mashima, the director, cast members, and more. It's a privilege booklet that comes with a total of 48 pages of luxurious contents that you will further enjoy whether it's before or after the movie.
More to come as it gets updated. However, I will only post things that are relevant to the movie, not to how much it cost, where you can see it in Japan, etc.
UPDATE 4/8/12 From The Magazine：
The girl who holds the key to the movie, Eclair!!
The mysterious girl that appeared on this week's cover, her name is Eclair!! Based on her appearance, it feels like she has some relevance to the subtitle "Priestess of the Phoenix". That image is also the new character that's solely for the movie drawn by Mashima. What is the reason that she paired up with this strange bird(?!) name Momon, and continuing on this journey?!
The plot of the movie:
Fairy Tail, a Wizard Guild that solves various requests, with "Magic and Fighting Spirit" as their daily life. One day, a request flew in with "I want the leader of the bandit group that's eating the nest in a certain harbor town, Geese, to be apprehended" inscribed. Natsu and them, who are looking forward to the big reward, set out to the place of request in high spirits.... However, because of a mistake Lucy made, they let Geese to escape right in front of their eyes. With the request failed, Lucy, who was depressed by herself.... met a mysterious girl named Eclair and a strange bird named Momon on her way home. Eclair somehow lost her memory, and the only thing she remembers is that she must deliver the "Phoenix Stone" in her possession to somewhere. Eclair, who hates magic, and the secrets hidden in the Phoenix Stone... with this meeting as the start, this time, a brand new enemy, and a sinister plot will confront Fairy Tail!
A 30 pages non-serialized story drawn by Hiro Mashima for this specific occasion. Movie Prologue "The Starting Morning"!!:
To enjoy the movie 100 times more, read this!! A touching hidden tale that predates the movie plot line by a bit, it's a story drawn on the tender miracle of the two, Eclair and Momon.
One additional Details:
- The designs will be slightly different for the characters compared to the original work and anime.
Rest of them are mostly teasers that didn't provide info about the plot of the movie, or previously written.
UPDATE 4/11/12： Movie Page Updated:
The introduction page mainly briefly talked about the history of Fairy Tail Series, who is involved in the movie, and the main attractions of Fairy Tail Series. Otherwise, it didn't talk much about the movie.
The Story page is pretty much everything I wrote on the Plot on the last update.
The Character page has portraits of the main characters. However, except for 2, Eclair and Momon, rest of them are no more than brief history of themselves.
- Eclair (The Priestess that dances beautifully)
- A mysterious girl that's continuing on a journey while fortune-telling. She has a stern look like she forgot how to smile, and for some reason, avoids Wizards. Just what is her past?!
- Momon (The only partner that Eclair's opens her heart to)
- A mysterious bird that's bounded with Eclair. It often talks like it's even talking for the quiet girl.
The Staff page briefly talked about the the three staffs and the history of their works:
- Hiro Mashima, the Creator of Fairy Tail
- Masaya Fujimori, the Director
- Masashi Sogo, the Screenwriter/Playwright
The new trailer didn't show too much, but one thing did caught my attention. Lucy apparently rephrased about a magic that will do towards reviving a person. She then continued that "That magic may be for good, but it's still evil".
Opening song for the movie: 200 miles by Jang Keun-suk
Ending song has been decided. While the name still under decision, it will be sang by Aya Hirano, Lucy's voice actress. The lyricist will be Goro Matsui, the person responsible for Fairy Tail's Character Song Lyrics. The composer is the one, the only, the famous composer for most of the Final Fantasy Series, Nobuo Uematsu!!
Sources: Click here
The new Characters:
Prince Kream (Cream works as well):
- Veronica Principality's next King. In the celebration of the 400th year of the Veronica Principality, he plans to perform the ritual of Phoenix Revival.
Dyst: The leader of the Dark Guild, Carbuncle. For Prince Kream's life, he must capture Eclair, the one that holds the Phoenix Stone, and appears in front of members of Fairy Tail.
Chase: One of the members of the Dark Guild, Carbuncle. By manipulating the shadows, he silently disappears like a ninja, and strikes.
Cannon: One of the members of the Dark Guild, Carbuncle. By using a magic machine-gun, he can destroy all kinds of things.
Coordinator: One of the members of the Dark Guild, Carbuncle. She uses "Requip" like Erza to battle.
- ずっときっと (Always Definitely) by Aya Hirano.
- New trailer released on the site.