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Fairy Tail  
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Description
Celestial wizard Lucy wants to join the Fairy Tail, a guild for the most powerful wizards. But instead, her ambitions land her in the clutches of a gang of unsavory pirates led by a devious magician. Her only hope is Natsu, a strange boy she happens to meet on her travels. Natsu's not your typical hero - but he just might be Lucy's best hope.

Won the 33th Kodansha Manga Award for Best Shounen Manga.
Won the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation's Industry Award for Best Comedy Manga.

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Manga

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Associated Names
フェアリーテイル

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Latest Release(s)
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Status in Country of Origin
42 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1; Season 2 starts at Vol 35, Chapter 300
Ends at Vol 35, Chapter 297

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Fairy Tail by yongzhi93

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97 topics, 825 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (2678 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.28 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 12th 2014, 10:39pm PST

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Year
2006

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Crunchyroll
Del Rey (12 Volumes - Defunct)
JManga (Defunct)
Kodansha USA (39 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #23 increased(+7)
Monthly Pos #3 (No change)
3 Month Pos #3 (No change)
6 Month Pos #5 increased(+3)

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On 10737 reading lists
On 895 wish lists
On 380 unfinished lists
On 577 custom lists

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lucy's whip 157 days, 2 hours, 44 minutes ago
Whos going to die 157 days, 22 hours, 46 minutes ago
vol 22 Fairy Tail 240 days, 20 hours, 11 minutes ago
337 286 days, 13 hours, 18 minutes ago
July Fairy Tail Month 291 days, 13 hours, 10 minutes ago

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well...   
Rating: 4.5 / 10.0
by kekkaishistar
April 2nd, 2013, 12:06pm
I really don't understand why everyone loves this so much. To me it was like a very typical shounen manga and thats probably what I hate about it. It has a very very strong male lead, who always power up and who doesn't seem beaten by anything or anyone... gahh. Natsu just doesn't seem to mature, he's same person from the beginning to the most recent chapter. In general- there is absolutely NO CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT! I liked this in the beginning, but now it just feels like its becomming repetitive- new archs are being added but in general the characters don't improve. I like stories where I can get know the characters better- but in Fairy Tail- all of them simply just don't seem human. They're plastic and have no finite limits sad

... Last updated on April 2nd, 2013, 12:08pm
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Still...   
Rating: 8.8 / 10.0
by MissModern
February 9th, 2013, 9:07pm
I really like Fairy Tail, it's one of my favorite mangas! (Ehem... Number 1) But, it does have its flaws:

1. It's missing tension, I wouldn't be on the edge of my chair during a battle scene. I'd probably drinking hot chocolate and relaxing while reading it.

2. Character development... The only serious character development I've seen would be Wendy.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
From saying, "I'm sorry!" every five seconds to being the serious I-won't-let-my-nakama-down-Wendy.
Hopefully Hiro Mashima will change this soon.

3. The manga strays from the plot, way too much.

4. Repetitiveness; the battles are basically the same, over and over again. Except for the fact that the next battle, the opponent would be stronger.

Still.. Fairy Tail does have its good sides.

1. The friendship/bonds. They would go out of their way even for a stranger. I mean, who would do that?

2. The misleading pairs; I love how Hiro Mashima has misleading pairs: such as Lucy and Natsu, Natsu and Lisanna. This is what creates Fairy Tail's fanfics.

3. Art; I love Fairy Tail's art, it's like OP.

Other than the four flaws, Fairy Tail is lovely! Unless you don't like excess fan-service and ecchi, I totally recommend this.

... Last updated on February 9th, 2013, 9:18pm
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Funny, Artistic, and Typical   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by ultimate.dreamer
February 7th, 2013, 9:13pm
Fairy Tail is my favorite because it's the first manga I have read, but it really is a very typical fighting shounen. I like that the fights don't last too long, and the humor is great -- one of the reasons I got so hooked. I also like the mostly lack of training arcs. The heros/heroines get stronger by random and trolling means.

There's enough fanservice for it to be ecchi, which I personally don't like, but I absolutely love the art style. Mashima is an excellent artist.

So if you like mainstream shounen with random power-ups, friendship speeches, a hot-headed hero, and the like, then I suggest Fairy Tail. If you're looking for something unique, then this probably isn't the best.

edit: not even my favorite anymore. Nothing has been solved (dragons, Zeref, etc), and it's 90% boobs and butts. No good.

... Last updated on January 18th, 2014, 10:27am
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It could've been so much more   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by NomCakeMangaNom
January 9th, 2013, 4:42pm
I love the manga, it's one of my favourites out there, but I thought it could've been so much more. It's not that the characters are shallow, the arcs short or anything like that, but it's like the characters could be deeper, and the arcs could be longer. Don't get me wrong, I love this to bits, but it kills me to read it thinking about everything that it could've been. The arcs are short enough so you don't loose interest, yes, but the development on the characters in them lacks. For example, if someone shows up for an arc, they remain a small crappy layer unless they are reintroduced, and even then, that does very little unless they become one of the main group.

Then there's the battles. The main characters don't seem to get stronger, not even miraculously so for the final fight, but their enemies just get weaker the second time around. Lucy is so blatant with this. And what annoys me the most is that between arcs the characters get hugely stronger even though there is only supposed to be days, maybe a week or so, between each arc. I mean, seriously! There's no training (bar very later chapters), and the main strength comes from nakama speeches, which are utter bull. Then there's the fan service. About 1 in 10 women in it are normal, the rest all big breasted and practically whore about. It's like a constant summer where all cloths bar bikinis and other revealing things don't exist. I mean, poor Levy who's normal, but looks not as good do paired to the others!

Yet, you can't help but read. There's no real sustainable plot after the Tower of Heaven, maybe the Edolas arc (but that might just not be), and things appear as if from nowhere without explanation other than "you were gone and they somehow conveniently did this and this happened". There's no real motive to finish, but you just do. It's good fun to read, even with all of its many, many flaws.
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Hmmm.....   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by liltripp2hustla
December 21st, 2012, 9:24pm
First off I have to say you can not compare Fairy Tail to One Piece, or any other manga for that matter. I mean look at the sales, One Piece has sold over 250M volumes and sells more than any other manga on volume releases.

Now on to Fairy Tail, I'm currently like 30 chapters because of how predictable and repetitive this manga is. I liked it at first and I followed it week to week, but it didn't change one bit no exciting new powers that would have me on edge and the forceful suspense the mangaka tries to put in doesn't excite me one bit.

When I first got into this me and a lot of other people that were around at the time saw that the art style really reminded us of One Piece. As people try to say One Piece's art style sucks compared to this it's all about the creativity on top of the good art. FT has good art but lacks harshly in the creativity department. The fan service does it no justice but excite the little puppies of those who read this for that reason since every single fight some female is being stripped.
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Just Clarifying Things   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Understand
December 11th, 2012, 4:45am
I think fairy tail has its own way of getting to the emotion to everyone . like everyone needs a Friends .I mean no one can live alone in A world without a Friend . I mean everyone needs a helping hand , an advice by a friend not only in parents . And there's also the Humor of this movie . Its very hard to make people laugh at your joke but this one sure makes others laugh . No wonder this manga get AN award as ON THE community , because Its shows the loving care of a friend a family that will never leave you , that a friend will make you laugh in times of your sadness.

I should say this manga is nice in its own way . I have watch and read lots of manga and I want a manga that have an element of life not just made a story that everyone will like because of its fighting skills or its humor or it wonderful effect but a movie that will live and a lesson to be learn to everyone .

and I have read the other comment. Yes , there is a beginning in the story , if you have watch the first epesode of this movie and understand Why Magic Was Made ? And Why It appear In Life ? And Why Mage Is There ? And Why It Came The Author Came With it ?

Some Says Fairy Tail is better than One Piece Or not . But to make it the point , MAYBE FAIRY TAIL IS BETTER THAN ONE PIECE OR BLEACH OR THE OTHER . BECAUSE YOU CANT JUST COME UP WITH A WORDS TO DESCRIBE IT LIKE WHY ANYONE SAY ONE PIECE OR THE OTHER IS BETTER WHEN YOURE WORD JUST ALREADY SAID THAT ITS BETTER YOU JUST CANT ACCEPT IT. IT A PSYCHOLOGICAL WAY NOT TO ADMIT BUT ITS HAS A KEY WORD OR CLUE ON IT . COMPARING IT TO THE OTHERS SOUND LIKE IT PRECEEDED TO THE OTHERS.

I SHOULD SAY EVERY MOVIE ANIME MANGA HAS ITS WAY ON MAKING EVERYONE SATISFY AND ENTERTAINED US FOLLOWERS . LETS JUST ENJOY WATCHING BECAUSE WERE ENTERTAINERS THATS NEED TO BE ENTERTAIN SO WE WILL NOT GET BORE
I HOPE I CAN HELP EVERYONE

... Last updated on December 11th, 2012, 4:51am
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Rather good.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by LennyThynn
November 25th, 2012, 3:08am
Out of all the fighting manga I've read, I like this one the most. I love the artwork. The artist, you can tell, has a really good grip on his trade! Personally, I think the way he never draws two people alike is awesome. The only reason I'd see for anyone to dislike it is the style.
Sure, it's fight a boss, shout about Nakama, level up, but the characters do develop. They aren't 2-D (in personality, in personality), and I, for one, find myself desperately rooting for them in every fight. I've also never gotten a feeling of "argh, hasn't this gone on long enough", as I have several times with Bleach and Naruto (I cannot say a thing about One Piece, as I haven't read that yet).

During the past few chapters,
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
it's started linking the original plot (looking for Igneel and the disappearances of the dragons) with defeating Zeref, and
somehow it's starting to feel like it's finally reaching the crux of the matter, showing that all along, it DID, in fact, have a main plotline it was running on, haha. There's quite a few mysteries that I'd love to see explained, and I'm positive that they will be explained later on.

I'd recommend people to read it, though I can understand it would not be to some people's taste. It's got it's comedy, and it's seriousness, and I just really like it.
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lacking   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by namu76
November 21st, 2012, 4:41am
well...
I enjoy the trivia where the author refer to his previous work. good selling strategy. The arc isn't all that bad, it's just lack tension. I think it could be better if only the author would stick to the plot in which natsu searches for igneel. But as the way it is now, it couldn't be better than umm... do excuse me  CRAP.
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Suspense is missing.   
Rating: N/A
by wotonito
October 21st, 2012, 10:52pm
This story is extremely lacking in suspense. I can't say much else because I don't want to spoil it for anyone who'd actually enjoy this series but wow you will not be feeling worried about the characters at all.

Rated 6. The only positive point I found is that the mangaka is making money so surely this story is entertaining a decent amount of people.

... Last updated on October 21st, 2012, 10:53pm
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Plot-less and Clichfull.   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by strixflash
September 26th, 2012, 10:56am
I seriousley cant believe that peope are praising it. Other than its some comedic parts,its worthless both in terms of the plot and art.
Full of the annoying cliches where every enemy show after another who says the previous one was weakling where the protagonist nearly lost his life and then the new so called great enemy brags about himself and nearly overpowers protagonist.....and then? Well I am sure you can guess what happes nexy~ the most overused friendship power-up cliche.
Art is terrible especially if you are talking about female characters and so are male characters except a few. Please dont compare it to the great works like One Piece because it would be a insult.

You probably would ENJOY it like many others IF you dont mind MEANINGLESS plot with overused cliches and somewhat terrible art. If you really want to waste time then ther are thousand of other series who are FAR better than Fairy Tail both in terms of story and art.

... Last updated on September 26th, 2012, 10:58am
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