manga auteur Hiro Mashima has announced on his Twitter account on Friday that the final TV animé series of Fairy Tail will air in 2018. The manga will publier its final chapter on July 26.

Fairy Tail has been serialized in Weekly Shounen Magazine since 2006 and currently has over 60 million copies in print worldwide. The series won the 33rd Kodansha manga Award for shounen manga and also the Japon Expo Award in 2009. It has inspired multiple animé adaptations; including a 175-episode TV series, a 102-episode sequel, two OVA series, two animé films, several spin-off manga, and a side story novel series.

Prior to becoming defunct, Del Rey manga published the first 12 volumes of the manga in English in North America. Kodansha Comic USA resumed its publication with the 13th volume in 2011. FUNimation Entertainment licensed the animé for North American distribution and has been releasing the series on Blu-ray and DVD since 2011.

Source: Hachima Kikou