Fairy Tail

Title:Fairy Tail
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Notables: Animation - A1 Pictures
Original Concept - Kodansha Manga Award Winner
Celestial wizard Lucy wants to join the Fairy Tail, a club 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.

[TV series, 2009-2014+, mode than 200 episodes so far, 24 min; based on a manga series from mangaka MASHIMA Hiro (who also wrote the manga for Groove Adventure Rave), winning the ↗Kodansha Manga Award in 2009; animation by A-1 Pictures & Satelight; manga R1-Licensed by Del Rey]

See also the movie: Gekijouban Fairy Tail: Houou no Miko, to be released on August 18, 2012.
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Unevaluated Jan-Chan [series:2152#967]
Everyone is comparing this title to One Piece, and so will I !! Hey, they both have so much in common that Fairy Tail can be considered a clone (or rip-off) of the older and proven One Piece series. But.. whatever... If it works once, then why not try it again....

But they do have one big difference!! ODA Eiichiro (the mangaka for One Piece) is a much better story teller than MASHIMA Hiro.

And Forbin's complaint about Natsu is true. His special ability is a FIERY FLAME. So it is a ball of flame, a fist of flame, a jet of flame or a foot of flame. And a lot of Natsu's fight scenes are recycled more than once. I like Luffy's stretchy ability better. It is weirder and more creative.

But otherwise this a fun tale that will probably rate at least a RENT. On a personal note, I despise MASHIMA Hiro's silly pointed nosed blue doggie pet-animal called a PLUU.

Last updated Saturday, January 09 2010. Created Thursday, January 07 2010.
Buy Forbin [series:2152#1573]
Analysis : 53 Fansubs Watched

  • Drama : Low
  • Action : High
  • Comedy : High
  • SciFi : High
  • Ecchi : Low
OMG I forgot to review this. It's my #3 show of this season.

It's funny , drawn well, plotted well.

It has one major flaw and that's Natsu's animation. It's THE SAME EVERY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lucy has 8 , Grey has a few, and Erza has at least 3, but Natsu has 20+ powers that ALL USE THE SAME ANIMATION. Jeez

8/11 - I'm still watching this strong! Still funny and still good. At least Natsu has more animations now. 11/12 - And I'm STILL watching this!

Last updated Friday, November 12 2010. Created Friday, December 04 2009.
Unevaluated Stretch [series:2152#628]
(One episode watched):

I don't know how this compares to One Piece, of which it has been accused of being a blatant ripoff, but I found it to have some good points here and there. Mainly a fair dose of good jokes--like the way Lucy's mermaid responded to her commands. Other gags--like the motion sickness one--are distinctly lame, so the humor quality is all over the board. The story as a whole seems kind of dull, and since I'm not a magic fanatic I am reluctant to get wrapped up in it, even if it's only for something like twelve episodes. Still, there is a certain goofy, spirited style to Fairy Tail, so I would not label it a complete disaster by any means. It has to be the character designs--especially their eyes--which most reminds me of One Piece.

My favorite line: "Don't give me that face of you've just had a revelation!" --Lucy

Last updated Wednesday, October 14 2009. Created Wednesday, October 14 2009.

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Offical Japanese Series Web Site http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/fairytail/

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