Fairy Tail
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Hiro Mashima is one of the most famous manga authors of all time with its legendary Fairy Tail creation that ran with its anime adaptation with 328 episodes which ended on 2019 that huge impacts on the shonen anime universe.

Fairy Tail is not Mashima’s only creation as he continued with spinoffs, crossovers and as a special crossover to Rave Master, Edens Zero as an approach to commend the Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine’s 60th Anniversary. With the physical arrival of the hybrid currently hitting racks in Japan, Mashima opened up about how the commemoration permitted him to think back on every one of his significant discharges up to this point.

The creator of the series shared a special message in the physical arrival of Mashima HERO’s and thanks to Twitter users @11thDoctr and @miggyxmarie fans managed to reach to the translated version of the message.

Mashima said:

“I had always wanted to do something like this, but I thought it would come later down the line because Edens Zero had just started. However, since I was asked to this project for the 60th Anniversary, I decided I would go ahead and do it.

I tried to make it so people who know all of my works would certainly enjoy it, but people who do not know all of them could still enjoy it. With that said, I made way too many characters appear! It is impossible to dive deep into every one in just 10 chapters, but it more like a big festival.

The point is more to enjoy the interactions between the characters rather than the story. I actually had a lot more stories and characters I wanted to involve, but there are characters that do not appear because I had to fit everything in 10 chapters. If this is received well, I would like to come up with a sequel some day.

And surprisingly, I had already forgotten some of the characters I haven’t drawn in a while! The most difficult task was pulling out old volumes and confirming where their scars are, where their emblems are, and how they talk.

Personally, the scene I most enjoyed drawing was the scene in which the leader of the jiggle butt gang and Mosco fight. It was so chaotic while I was drawing it that I couldn’t stop laughing as I said to myself, ‘What is this? LMAO’ By all means, please take this opportunity to check out any of my works that you haven’t read. It would make me very happy. I hope we can meet again soon!”

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Hiro Mashima is a Japanese manga craftsman. He picked up progress with his first sequential Rave Master, distributed in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine from 1999 to 2005. His smash hit work, Fairy Tail, distributed in a similar magazine from 2006 to 2017, has gotten extraordinary compared to other selling manga arrangement with more than 72 million duplicates in print. Fairy Tail won the Kodansha Manga Award for shōnen manga in 2009, and Mashima was given the Harvey Awards International Spotlight grant in 2017 and the Fauve Special Award at the 2018 Angoulême International Comics Festival.