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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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Latest Release(s)
c.545 (end) by MangaStream 8 months ago
c.545 (end) by Yonkou Productions 8 months ago
c.544 by Yonkou Productions 8 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 (3113 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.99 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 23rd 2018, 4:52pm PST



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English Publisher
Kodansha Comics (63 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #451 increased(+161)
Monthly Pos #785 decreased(-55)
3 Month Pos #702 decreased(-130)
6 Month Pos #649 decreased(-113)
Year Pos #305 decreased(-218)

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On 10669 reading lists
On 1000 wish lists
On 1292 completed lists
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Fairy Tail Manga Ending is not all that great. 7 months ago
Fairy Tail Countdown?! 9 months ago
Humble Fairy Tale Manga Bundle 9 months ago
Ending? [spoilers] about 1 year ago
Ch488 about 1 year ago

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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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Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by DrManga
May 2nd, 2013, 10:29am
Fairy Tail is fun and light hearted fluff. The characters are quiet likeable. Lucy is lovable, Natsu is Natsu and the Happy is a laugh. Only annoying character from the lot is that bitchy white cat, Carla.

Enjoy it for a fun, light read with ever decreasing story depth as the serious continues.

... Last updated on May 5th, 2013, 8:23am
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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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Waiting for it to all come out...   
Rating: 8.8 / 10.0
by MissModern
February 9th, 2013, 9:07pm
Not gonna lie, I love Fairy Tail - despite the unnecessary fanservice or the drawn out plot. However, Fairy Tail is more on the light-reads sides than the on-the-edge-of-your-seat side. It doesn't draw me in plot-wise. The characters are hilarious, but there's no development.

Currently, I'm waiting for it to just all come out instead of reading it and waiting for the next chapter. Yep, I'm pretty burnt out on Fairy Tail. Don't get me wrong, though, the ships are fantastic.

... Last updated on July 19th, 2014, 5:01pm
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Funny, Artistic, and Typical   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Sogno
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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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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