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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)
c.381 by Crunchyroll (1d ago)
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c.380 by Crunchyroll (9d ago)
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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

User Reviews
Fairy Tail by yongzhi93

Forum
97 topics, 825 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (2684 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.28 / 10.0
10
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Last Updated
April 22nd 2014, 5:39am 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 #28 decreased(-7)
Monthly Pos #7 decreased(-4)
3 Month Pos #4 decreased(-1)
6 Month Pos #6 increased(+2)

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On 10754 reading lists
On 894 wish lists
On 383 unfinished lists
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Forum Posts
lucy's whip 166 days, 1 hours, 19 minutes ago
Whos going to die 166 days, 21 hours, 21 minutes ago
vol 22 Fairy Tail 249 days, 18 hours, 46 minutes ago
337 295 days, 11 hours, 53 minutes ago
July Fairy Tail Month 300 days, 11 hours, 45 minutes ago

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.......   
Rating: N/A
by scarlet warrior
April 21st, 2014, 2:10pm
Sigh...just..no...it's a typical shounen manga..so predictable with stupid powers that come out from no where...just pathetic to even read it..(even though I don't know why I can't stop reading to it despite these problems....) Characters do not develop...only many villains become good guys...
Whenever they are in the verge to lose, they get the sudden powers from the cliche idea of protecting friends -_-...
Arcs ends so fast and predictable...
Characters; actions are obvious, nothing new.

... Last updated on April 21st, 2014, 2:15pm
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No character development   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by hivemind
March 25th, 2014, 10:33pm
Title says it all. Every character remains the same, only the plot change. AT LEAST Bleach and Naruto give us an idea on why their protagonists are strong. The authors show how they accumulate strength and skill overtime. With this manga, I don't know how Natsu is able to kick all of his opponents' ass, except he has special dragon magic ability. Good story at first, but gets redundant REEALLY fast.

... Last updated on March 25th, 2014, 10:34pm
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Loved it but its fading   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by FlameKeeper
March 5th, 2014, 7:40am
I admit I loved Fairy Tail. The manga used to be so awesome and the story is really interesting. There were dragons, mages and I loved it. But it has been too long drawn. It seems useless now. All we get to see these days is fanservice...? and just some weird story that isnt interesting anymore. It was so fun earlier. Everything used to fit the spot. But has it lost its essence? There is always those "I have my Nakama by my side so I cant loose" thing... I dont say its bad, but it has gotten quite annoying. And then there is always Natsu coming and saving everyone's a**. I am annoyed sometimes. The latest chapters have been too much. I didnt notice this difference earlier...because earlier it had everything you'd want to read. And during that time, it didn't matter to me even if it was annoying. What is Lucy really? They say she is the Female Lead? What does a Female Lead do? Show her boobs and butt and attract more readers? Lucy is just treated as an object now. And what's more, even Erza and Mira are being pulled into the fanservice thing. They are strong mages whom I admire. Nothing to do except fanservice? I really liked Lucy, and I do say I like her even now. But I have lost hopes in her that she will emerge as some strong mage after few arcs. I really hoped to see her take part in some serious fights but even if her powers are shown at one moment, she is proven to be completely useless in the other. I dont get what's happening anymore. I had high hopes with this series...but I have lost my interest to a point. I dont know what Mashima is thinking. If he thinks he can get more readers by creating a looooong series then he is absolutely wrong. He might very well be loosing his readers. I dont want Fairy Tail to drag me to a point where I call it annoying and start hating it. I loved this series. And I hope we will be seeing something unexpected in the near future that can spark my interest again.
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Ummm... What?   
Rating: N/A
by MissJanny
January 8th, 2014, 11:07pm
After reading the latest few chapters, I think I might have just lost all my respect for Mashima Hiro. For a while now, the quality of Fairy Tail has been steadily dropping. I stayed with it because I believed the humor was worth reading each new update, because the intros to many arcs are intriguing, because I liked reading Fairy Tail. It was a refreshing break from life, even though I honestly prefer more serious manga.

In the beginning, Fairy Tail is a fun read. Nothing is repetitive, characters are being introduced, arcs explain the stories of the main characters, etc. Sure, there is some fanservice, and for all intents and purposes, seems like pretty much every other battle shounen I had read, but I was interested nevertheless.

Then it starts to get a bit more cliche. Lucy becomes less of a "female lead" and more of a person with giant tits. Big boobs are her entire persona ... Fight scene get a bit repetitive. When we reach the time skip, I quite honestly think I freaked out. Time skips are a big no no for me. It's a stupid, overused way to create drama, to power up the characters (and in this case, the heightened level of power is quickly forgotten) and just NONONONO.

This is when I began noticing things. The Japanese may view manga from a very culturally different standpoint than we. I never quite understood how the same repetitiveness I find in most really famous manga (Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, etc.) could still continue to be so successful. However, I think we share one thing in common. We noticed Fairy Tail was not quite up to par anymore.

The mangaka introduces a ridiculous amount of characters, but the plot never seems to move forward. We are left we the same questions as ever. What happened to the dragons? What happened that day? Who is Zeref?

I suppose a drop in the rankings prompted the manga to include so much ecchi. That is simply my best guess. The fanservice has been so abundant lately that the latest few chapters seem to have been literally cut and paste from some hentai I read. I don't know if adding so many boobs would really increase sales and rankings (Porn is available so freely on the Internet?). It has, however, lost one female reader.

... Last updated on January 8th, 2014, 11:12pm
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The curse of a long running shounen.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Jandalman
December 29th, 2013, 6:09am
This series like many of it's brethren start of interesting (because it's new obviously) and evolves into something either really bad and get's cancelled or really good thus continued. If the latter happens then without a doubt the quality of it will gradually and steadily diminish the longer the series continues (Bleach is the no.1 case in my view.) There is only so much the mangaka can do before resorting to the shounen trade standard of dragging fights over longer and longer time periods; boring fillers and recycled situations.

Fairy tail started of very enjoyable but now it's dragging on. The poor guild never seem to catch a break, always suffering devastating blows from the bad guys of the arc. Yes I know that this is the bread and butter of shounen, I guess I've become jaded of seeing endless suffering of the "good guys" who never seem to get a happy ending. It's an endless cycle of protagonists getting injured physically and emotionally, eventually getting the upper hand (after a painstakingly long time of the baddies having their way and gloating like the a**holes they are), victory at a heavy price, brief (VERY brief) moment of rest before a new group of bad guys appear to start the whoooole cycle again.

I wish there are more manga of the same golden-standard quality of Fullmetal Alchemist. Gems like them are hard to come by.
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I LOOOOVE Fairy Tail !!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kri91
October 16th, 2013, 3:55am
I read abt 40 chapters of RAVE n hated it (no offence 2 those who like it, but it wuz too childish 4 me) b4 picking this up so I didn't have much expectations despite the High Rating

But I wuz hooked from ch.1 ! hahaha
Its amazing, awesome characters(very lovable), great action, fantasy etc lots of LOL parts and it really had me chuckling most times biggrin
Its also very WELL PACED. Each adventure they have could be used as a story for different manga's, so you can read it without getting bored.
I finished reading 355 chapters in like 4 nights!
Basically there's a lil bit for everyone 2 enjoy no matter what manga genre they like

N it very nonchalantly stresses d importance of friendship...keeps it fun n light & gives a warm fuzzy feeling smile
A definite MUST READ! (^^)

... Last updated on October 16th, 2013, 9:35am
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Overrated and Disappointing   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Fantasier
October 2nd, 2013, 10:57am
It's very disappointing to see this manga coming from the author of, and is released after Rave. Rave is far, far better than Fairy Tail. Here is why:

Fairy Tail begins quite well. It has some good settings and based plots. Guilds, wizards, dragon slayers (trained by dragons themselves!), mysteries of characters' origins, fantasy world, etc. At first it seems interesting, then it turns out to be nothing. It ends up being boring and repetitive--rather monotonous. Mysteries are solved quite retardedly and all. Dramas are not really emotionally good enough.

There is no really 'big villain' (well, at least up to the point where I dropped), nor is there a 'main plot' as someone already pointed out. Things go just one after another. Predictable, or 'mainstream' stuffs await everywhere. It's like covering 'generic' with paint, but eventually failing at doing so. No fresh ideas. Nothing really unique stands out. Quite random.

If you want to just read good guys fighting bad guys with supernatural power and just about everything you can see in any Shounen, read it. Else you can still pick an OK piece from the author--Rave.
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A poor-man's One Piece.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by philip72
August 25th, 2013, 8:17pm
Lighthearted, fun, shounen fluff aimed at 11 - 14 year old boys.
If you're looking for character development, SERIOUS BUSINESS, grimdark and plot rather than PLOT, go look elsewhere, this isn't the manga for you. However if your looking for fun, an occasional chuckle, titillation and adventure, give it a chance.
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too many ass pulls   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by butako chan
July 30th, 2013, 2:58pm
Instead of thinking of clever ways for a protagonist to prevail in a clinch, the author decides to use ass pulls. The theme of "friendship = power" is used horribly in Fairy Tail. Also, STOP trying to distract us with fanservice and tits, it really pulls away from the story. This is okay for a light read, but if you're looking for a deeper story, I suggest you read something else.
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Hilarious Manga   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by FYforever
May 15th, 2013, 5:06pm
I give this manga a 6 for its comedy and Happy is so cute and funny!

There is no plot or maybe there has been hints of a background story, but the author failed to develop it. Rather, a new villain appears in each arc and the main characters power up and defeat all evil for the sake of their nakama...which gets old really fast. Also, the characters have the same powers from beginning to current chapters. So, even the action isn't that exciting. I'm still following the manga from time to time, but if you're looking for a really good storyline along with action and character development, then I suggest you look elsewhere. Fairy Tail should mainly be read for its comedy because without it, there would be nothing else to read about.

... Last updated on May 16th, 2013, 2:03pm
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