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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 in 2009 (shared with Q.E.D. - Shoumei Shuuryou). 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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FAIRY TAIL [フェアリーテイル]

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c.545 (end) by MangaStream 7 months ago
c.545 (end) by Yonkou Productions 7 months ago
c.544 by Yonkou Productions 7 months ago
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Status in Country of Origin
63 Volumes (Complete)

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 / 10.0 (3104 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.99 / 10.0
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January 23rd 2018, 4:52pm PST



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English Publisher
Kodansha Comics (63 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #387 increased(+94)
Monthly Pos #586 increased(+65)
3 Month Pos #572 decreased(-94)
6 Month Pos #507 decreased(-322)
Year Pos #278 decreased(-191)

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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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One of the most BORING manga EVER   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by imawind
December 21st, 2014, 3:25am
You want some of Fairy Tail? This is how it'd been going until I dropped it at chapter 300 or so:

1. Oh shit, the enemy is too strong. Wonder how we can pull it off this time.
2. This is bad, we are almost destroyed. I'm telling you they're too strong for us.
3. Oh wait, we can still try. C'mon people, they're bad, we can't afford to loose to the bad. This is for friendship (my ass) and justice (puke!)
4. See? We've got new power and magic discovered. Now the enemy is in trouble. Told ya readers, just drag your asses with us over the week and you'll see the glory, and the BOOBs as well. (Mashima Hiro seems never get tired of female character fighting with big boobs holding on to the last of cloth)

The art is not of my taste, too childish. This is personal taste anyway.
The contents is shallow and lame story development has been more and more predictable. The bad guys are just bad for no reason, trying to pick a fight whenever they can with good people. This is the type of story I hate the most. It's just silly to have a clear division of good and bad.

Really? the average score for Fairy Tail is 8.18/10? Really? I personally think this is injustice to the other better series (countless). 5.0/10 is what it worths.

... Last updated on December 21st, 2014, 3:35am
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Just Mediocre   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Dioshurleyel94
December 14th, 2014, 9:41pm
I personally love silly stuff (One Piece, Toriko, Gintama,etc.), but I also think that even silly stuff should be intelligent, creative and try its best to be original or at least to have an distinctive “identity”. And there’s where Fairy Tail fails so hard.

The reason I can’t stand mangas like Fairy Tail or Bleach is because they are shallow, typical, predictable and full of asspulls. It is a fact that there’s no manga (especially a shonen manga) that has perfect writing. Even FMA who is a masterpiece on its own has a few asspulls. A FEW. But is not the same when there’s a Deus Ex-Machina in every single important moment or fight (Natsu against the Big Bad of the story arc).

When a said shallow in the previous paragraph I didn’t meant philosophical depth or something similar. I beforehand acknowledge that manga is more a form of entertainment, rather than a form of art. What I meant is that Fairy Tail shows little no almost none sign of thought or genuine work by the mangaka for the story. There’s no world building and there’s no noticeable structure for the concept of magic or wizards. I feel that everything was “made” in a random way. It just feels that anything that is added to this manga is just added for the sake of putting more stuff, instead of a making a contribution for a bigger purpose. Even a kid with a lot of imagination and creativity could have come with something much better than this.

In resume: there’s nothing wrong with a manga that has a ridiculous atmosphere and that doesn’t mean to be artistic in any way. But it is wrong when such manga is not made in a smart, creative, organized fashion and when the author is giving signs that he’s trying to be original.
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Rating: N/A
by scarlet warrior
April 21st, 2014, 2:10pm's a typical shounen 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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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: 5.0 / 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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