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Fairy Tail is a shonen manga published in the Weekly Shônen Magazine from August 2, 2006 to July 26, 2017. It was created by Hiro Mashima. It has 545 chapters and 63 tankōbon volumes. The series is also aired. Some video games are released by Konami. In August 2012 The Phoenix Priestess, a Fairy Tail movie, was released.

Fairy Tail
フェアリーテイル
(Fearī Teiru)
GenreAdventure, fantasy[1]
Manga
Written byHiro Mashima
Published byKodansha
English publisher
Del Rey Manga (1 – 12)
Kodansha USA (13 – 63)
DemographicShōnen
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Magazine
Original runAugust 2, 2006July 26, 2017
Volumes63 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byShinji Ishihara
Produced byTaihei Yamanishi
Tomonori Ochikoshi
Yoshikazu Beniya
Yōsuke Imai
Written byMasashi Sogo
Music byYasuharu Takanashi
StudioA-1 Pictures (2009–present)
Satelight (2009–2013)
Bridge (2014–present)
CloverWorks (2018–present)
Licensed by
NetworkTXN (TV Tokyo), AT-X
English network
Original run October 12, 2009 – ongoing
Episodes328[2] (List of episodes)
Original video animation
Directed byShinji Ishihara (#1-6)
Tetsuo Amino (#7-9)
Written byMasashi Sogo (#1, 5-9)
Atsuhiro Tomioka (#4)
Hiro Mashima (#6)
Music byYasuharu Takanashi
StudioA-1 Pictures
Satelight (#1–6)
Bridge (#7–9)
Released April 15, 2011 December 18, 2016
Episodes9 (List of episodes)
Manga
Films

StoryEdit

The story of Fairy Tail focuses around the adventures of main characters Natsu and Lucy, who are sometimes with the members of the Fairy Tail Guild.

In the beginning, Lucy is a young sorceress (a "mage"), who wants to join Fairy Tail Guild. On her trip, she meets Natsu, a young boy, who is looking for Igneel the Salamander. She offers Natsu and Happy (his partner) a lunch and Natsu explains that Igneel is a dragon. Lucy talks about her dream to join a famous guild, which she later told him was the Fairy Tail Guild. Later, she is tricked and taken by Bora of Prominence to be sold as a slave. She is rescued by Natsu, who is the real Salamander, and a true member of Fairy Tail Guild. He offers her to be a member of Fairy Tail. Lucy says yes and joins the guild. Since then, Natsu and Lucy formed a team. This is the beginning of the adventures that the two have while carrying out missions from the guild.

ReceptionEdit

According to Oricon, Fairy Tail was the eighth best-selling manga series in Japan for 2009.[3] It became the fourth best in 2010 and 2011[4][5] and the fifth best of 2012.[6] It also won the 2009 Kodansha Manga Award for shōnen manga.[7]

In 2012, the anime series won the "Meilleur Anime Japonais" (best Japanese anime) award and the best French dubbing award at the 19th Anime & Manga Grand Prix in Paris, France.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Fairy Tail Anime's TV Run to End on March 30". Anime News Network. March 2, 2013. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
  2. Ressler, Karen (December 10, 2018). "Fairy Tail: Final Season Anime Listed With Planned 51 Episodes". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  3. "2009's Top-Selling Manga in Japan, by Series". Anime News Network. December 4, 2009. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
  4. "Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Series: 2010". Anime News Network. November 30, 2010. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
  5. "Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Series: 2011". Anime News Network. November 30, 2011. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
  6. "10 Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Series: 2012". Anime News Network. December 2, 2012. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
  7. "33rd Annual Kodansha Manga Awards Announced". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
  8. "ANIME NEWS: 'Fairy Tail' takes top award at Paris grand Prix". Asahi Shimbun. May 5, 2012. Archived from the original on 2013-10-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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