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Fairy Tail  
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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.

Note: Won the 33rd Kodansha Manga Award for Best Shounen Manga. Won the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation's Industry Award for Best Comedy Manga in 2009. Vol. 9 was nominated in the Youth Selection category at the 2010 Angoulême International Comics Festival.


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Associated Names
FAIRY TAIL [フェアリーテイル]

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Status in Country of Origin
60 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (Season 1); Vol 35, Chapter 300 (Season 2)
Ends at Vol 35, Chapter 297 (Season 1); Vol 49 Chapter 419 (Season 2)

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Fairy Tail by yongzhi93

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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (2983 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.08 / 10.0
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April 12th 2017, 4:54pm PST

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Kodansha Comics (59 Volumes - Ongoing)

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Ending? [spoilers] 293 days, 14 hours, 12 minutes ago
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One of the most overrated manga ever   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by HighQualityManga
November 28th, 2016, 6:50am
I really used to like Fairy Tail when i was a kid, but now, when i read it...i see nothing more than a childish, boring, and nonsense product. That's it, a product for young boys and girls (especially for this one) with a lot of forced fancervice and cheap drama.
The battle are, by far, the most ridiculous i've ever seen: power up + nakama power EVERY fucking time and victory for Fairy Tail.
This manga is pissing me off, i'm sad to think Mashina gives to the fans what they want just to make money and don't care to give us a real story to enjoy.
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How to drop a manga after 510 chapters...   
Rating: N/A
by MrZerooo
November 14th, 2016, 6:17pm
510 chapters for that?

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Zeref and Marvis's son?
Village of Dragonslayers and more non sense flashblack, doing more and more a ruined plot?
Fairy Tail have a plot yet?
After every 5 chapters we need to see Lucy's boobs?

You call this your best work?
You did again, you destroyed another of your series, just because of $$$, we get a forced continued plot and non sense fan service.
Rave was best than that, I can't read anymore...
I gonna wait and skip for the final chapter, when finally come if you let the story ends someday...

I envy your talent, but you are too dumb to be a author, draw for someone with brains, read some books, go to a psychiatrist or try to born again... With dignity in the next time...
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Please end it   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Fenix_Zloi
September 5th, 2016, 9:30am
If someone can contact the author, pls tell him to 'end this series', I started reading it at the very begining and it was intresting, but he does the same fucking thing over & over & over again, its not even boring it pitiful.
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wrong pentagram for air in anime   
Rating: N/A
by Tierra93
October 17th, 2015, 10:00am
Did anyone notice that Levy used the pentagram for earth instead of air, when invoking magical air for Gajeel in episode 80? Also, it was a banishing pentagram instead of invoking pentagram. They should have shown an invoking air pentagram or banished the water.

That is such an easy thing to look up if you don't know what you're doing and so many people understand these things. What were the animators thinking?

... Last updated on October 17th, 2015, 11:10am
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Good, for a shonen   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by wansmor
September 13th, 2015, 5:28am
Fairy Tail is about the adventures of Natsu Dragneel, a fire magician who use some ancient magic called Dragon Slayer, and his comrades in a magic guild called Fairy Tail. Teaming up with Lucy, Erza, Gray, and his flying cat Happy, they make what is called as one of the strongest team in the guild. Actually the guild has more characters than those 5 but they are the ones who get into the spotlight the most.

I used to think that FT was comparable to One Piece (man, how I was so wrong), but as it drags on, it's become clear that FT is never close to OP's standard. OP is meant to be a long story, it's very detailed and well-prepared. FT is more like a typical shonen series, where the opponents just show up one after another. That is why there's no death on FT, nor major char development, as they were not intended to exist on the first place. I will still say that Mashima did good job drawing stunning background set from one arc to another but that's the only part where it's close to OP's quality.

Anyway, I still think it's quite good, as a light read. The art is good, and it's fun to read at times. The fan service has been part of Mashima's work so if you decide to pick it up, be prepared. Also you can't hope much for a power balance in FT, as the guild is always come out top. The fights are not tricky, the protagonists simply gain immense power when they think about their comrades during fights. I don't have to recommend it, look at the number of the people who read it and read some comments about the series, then you decide whether to pick this up or not.

... Last updated on September 30th, 2015, 3:29pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ssj1236
May 26th, 2015, 6:24am
I agree with most recent reviews telling how the series is going down hill until i read tartaros arc the series basically does a 180. Some really big revelations were made which made natsus abrupt strength plausible to those who want to say the series sucks go read the tartaros arc.Im pretty sure everyone already gonna change there view of fairy tail after tartaros arc anime airs.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)

... Last updated on May 26th, 2015, 6:25am
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Way Down Hill   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by SSJR2
May 11th, 2015, 3:16pm
I gave this a pretty good and hopeful review a few years ago but now i feel i have to take it back and update it. Man i really loved fairytail at first, i felt it had so much potential and probably would eventually become one of the big 3 (naruto, Bleach, One piece) at the time. However since then its gone way down hill and i can barely stomach reading it some times. To put everything into perspective for you for how this happened i go step by step.

First of all the good points: The art is pretty good, im cool with ecchi and the comedy and over all it had a pretty good shounen feel. if theres one thing fairy tail can do its make and hype op characters the best thing about it to me is their character designs, abilities and their world building. I always really like how most new enemy characters look like and there abilities are always good too. The powers Hiro comes up with are pretty cool and great for the world of Fairytail. If anything fairytail really knows how to hype up their characters and that in a sense is why fairytail went down hill.

Now the reason why it sucks Now: To start id say the "friendship power up" is one of the main reasons. I feel like the author himself LOVES Fairytail (the guild) soooo much that he can never truly make anything bad happen to them. He constantly Over powers most of them especially (natsu, gray &ezra) to the point where they almost never lost a fight at this point. Its so ridiculously some bull cause they sometimes fight some one that has been hyped up to being so powerful then one they meet fairytail (especially those 3) they always get their ass handed to them and sometimes instantaneously in the same chapter they were introduced. Not only that a lot of the "wins" now are asspulls at this point. Where they lose all logic into why they win and just made them win. A lot of times all they do is get more determined with no real change in strength. There all a lot of moments that were some major Bull (mainly from that famous 3) but to name the biggest so far. Which is hard cause it was a lot was:
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
when erza lost ALL her senses and still managed to find the enemy (some how) and beat them and all they said as to why is "because shes erza"... or when gray won a fight against an enemy (that couldnt be hurt by any of his attacks and completely dominated him) by just throwing a ball at him..... or natsu oh natsu how he beats almost EVERYONE will some regular manner like with one punch or a boulder
. There are a lot more i could say especially for these 3. By the way Its not like i want them to lose every fight but i just want it to be fair and make sense. There is no real world (even in fantasy) where someone just always wins like that. All there fights are the same too. they just show a little struggle but dominate. Even deaths are some bull cause Hiro himself loves fairytail (the guild) so much:
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
None of fairytails members have died, even when some like the guild master hav been at this point many times and it it haves been implied many times that he was going to. The only member to have died in the past was Lisanna but Oh guess what!?.... she wasnt really dead she was just transported to another world....yea cop out. EVEN the Cat at one point was sacrificing himself to fly away a nuke like explosion from a "powerful" enemy and it did explode on him but he actually survived that and with nothing but Frizzy hair. lol what a joke huh.

Although this covered a majority of what i hate there is still one more and thats the story and "hyping up." Im not gonna get that much into this but basically what fairytail does is introduce a new threat then design them well, give them an awesome ability(s), Hype them up to a really high, dangerous and potentially unstoppable level then completely Shit on them. Every are to the core is the same, something different may be happening but when they meet fairytail (the guild) they will just get owned and sometimes embarrassingly, pathetically, and hilariously easily too. Like i said i love the designs and abilities of the characters and enemies so when i see then just get tossed out the window ( and like i said sometimes in the same chapter they were introduced) i obviously get pissed cause there is no "actual" fights in this just "trolling wins". If your an enemy of fairytail (the guild) it doesnt matter how strong you are or your strategy or any incredible ability you have, you will be trolled. The worst arc to me that was the ULTIMATE example of everything i dislike about fairytail is the " Grand Magic games" tournament arc. EVERY enemy/battle was trolled by fairytail and in a sad way.

To end this i just cant stand this whole unending cycle of nonsense and as the story goes on nothing is is changing.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
currently natsu beat up a gigantic god like being with one punch....
Even the stories getting sadder since potential great twists are being dictated by fans apparently:
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
such as the current arc where gray turned "evil", it could have been a good way to set up a gray vs natsu all out battle but because fans didnt like gray being evil he took it back next chapter and made grays evil thing an act
. At this point im just reading this as a gag manga and im not taking it seriesly at all anymore. i make it my point to finish stuff i started (especially after years dedicated to it) so if it wasnt for that, i would have dropped this a long time ago; or maybe part of me hopes it will get better (which i know it wont). part of this was sort of unloading, and part of this was a review but over all its the truth.

... Last updated on May 18th, 2015, 5:46pm
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by dorekido_93
April 4th, 2015, 2:14am
like others said, this manga is going downhill. The formular for EVERY single battle is: strong enemies -> main characters almost die (in about 1-2 chapters) -> because of friendship and that famous skill "belief/hope no jutsu" (in about 3-4 pages) -> main chars win (in about 1-2 pages). seriously, wtfconfused? totally nonsense and it's getting on my nerves. so yeah the plot and development is terrible, boring and looping, with unnecessary fanservice (that's ecchi? i call it almost-hentai).
what happened, Mashima? I remember it used to be so cool....
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Unfortunately Overrated   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by crinnge
January 4th, 2015, 12:59am
To be fair, I enjoyed this series when it began. Although it didn't boast particularly new concepts (guilds, friends on magical adventures to fight bad guys, and boobs), the characters were fairly entertaining. I like a loud, boisterous crowd. That's about all this manga provided, however.

The story arcs become repetitive and there is an irritating use of friendship to win battles (which becomes very anticlimactic). Ecchi doesn't bother me in general, but it takes away from the story in Fairy Tail. It is excessive.

While this manga may have been a "fun" read for the first few volumes, it never became thoughtful or surprising. I don't know if there is any hope for Fairy Tail in the future, but for those seeking a solid Shounen now, it is safe to say you will find higher quality characters and story lines in other mainstream manga such as One Piece, Naruto, or Soul Eater. Or HxH.

Side-note: anime had good music, but the art degraded slightly over time and the arcs felt more rushed than in the manga.

... Last updated on July 10th, 2015, 3:47pm
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A One Piece wannabe with nudity   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
December 29th, 2014, 6:18am
I tried the series once when it was new, judged it as an attempt to rip off One Piece and moved on but i picked up our volumes on a slow day at my library job because i heard some crazy things on the web and flipped through the series again. What i saw was unoriginality to the max, tasteless ecchi (with a scene of sexualized torture standing out), no real stakes or world logic and borderline plagiarism. Is Kodansha trying to troll Shueisha here as i saw Franky and the Blue-Eyes White Dragon. So the only difference to One Piece is that the Fairy Tail constantly throws it's female leads under the bus, lacks any tone and now managed to rack up about 10 (!?!) spin-offs.
Two points off and zero interest on my side remains. Read the recent Blind Faith Descent (9/10) for a good and rather dark adventure series with a comparable setting or SJ's stuff. They at least have a proven formula.

... Last updated on December 20th, 2015, 7:52am
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