Sad news for Fairy Tale fans, the anime adaptation has an end date of March 30th, 2013 which means at most there will be only 3 more episodes. This means the anime will "end" at 175 episodes... which is really early considering this series is pretty much Rave Master crossed with One Piece; also take into considering the manga which started in 2006 is still ongoing.
I have to wonder what this says about the state of anime these days... There has been speculation that Bleach will be ending prematuraley as well... but at this point that is still just a rumor but with Fairy Tale which is a much more meaty series ending so early who's to say other, bigger series aren't going to meet an early end as well?
Mashima posted a statement to fans on his official Twitter feed on Saturday:
"Until the time comes, I cannot say something I've always wanted to say, even on Twitter. Please be patient and wait until the time comes for me to announce some good news."[source: ANN]