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"In a land far, far away lies the Kingdom of Fiore, a small, peaceful nation of 17 million, and a place filled with magic. Found in every home, bought and sold in every marketplace. For most, magic is merely a tool, a mundane part of everyday life. For some, however, magic is an art, and they've devoted their lives to its practice. These are the wizards. Banded together into magical guilds, they ply their skills in search of fame and fortune. Many such guilds dot the landscape of Fiore. But there is a certain guild in a certain town that soars high above the rest, one from which countless legends have been born. A guild that will no doubt continue to create legends well into the future. Its Fairy Tail."

In a world teeming with magic, becoming a full-fledged wizardnote  requires you to join a guild. When aspiring teenage wizard Lucy Heartfilia sets out to make her mark, she runs into a quirky boy named Natsu Dragneel...who just so happens to be a famous Dragon Slayer wizard in search of his missing father—an actual dragon—and invites her to join one of the most colorful and notorious guilds in the kingdom: Fairy Tail. Join the adventures of Natsu and Lucy as they perform missions for the guild, struggle with problems from the past, fight world-threatening villains, and learn The Power of Friendship.

Written by Hiro Mashima of Rave Master fame and first published by Kodansha in 2006, Fairy Tail consists of 63 manga volumes, proving itself among the more successful long-running Shōnen series. The manga was adapted into an anime produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight and directed by Shinji Ishihira in 2009, with two English dubs produced by Funimation and Animax. The show was put on hiatus in March 2013, totaling 175 episodes (not including OVA episodes), but was eventually relaunched April 2014 with Bridge replacing Satelight. The continuation itself would end upon reaching its 102nd episodenote , until it was picked back up for a final, 51-episode season in October 2018note .


Licensed episodes are available to watch on Hulu and on Youtube. Natsu, Lucy, and friends appear in the Massive Multiplayer Crossover game, Sunday VS Magazine: Shuuketsu! Choujou Daikessen. The series also has a podcast here and a wiki here.

The manga ended in July 2017 with a total of 545 chapters, collected in 63 volumes. Despite the series reaching its conclusion, an official sequel manga titled Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest launched nearly a year later, with storyboards by Mashima and the finalized art done by Atsuo Ueda. As for Mashima himself, he moved on to create EDENS ZERO, a Spiritual Successor that continues the same themes and contains a few Expies of familiar Fairy Tail characters, just as Fairy Tail has done with Rave Master before it. October 2019 also saw Mashima bring the main Fairy Tail cast back in Mashima HERO'S, a 10-chapter Crossover manga with Rave Master and EDENS ZERO.


Not to Be Confused with the Fairy Tale genre (the author has stated since the beginning that the spelling of the name is intentional). See the Franchise Page for more information about the associated media.

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Happy falls in love with Carla at first sight; Lucy even lampshades it.

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