Fairy Tail (フェアリーテイル) Manga Review

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“Do Fairies have tails?”

Fairy Tail, also known as Фейри Тейл is a magical fantasy, adventure manga series created by author Hiro Mashima.

It tells the story of Lucy Heartfilia, a Celestial Spirit Mage who deeply wishes to join the Fairy Tail guild, a notorious guild for their destructive and crazy antics. After meeting and befriending a boy named Natsu who has the powers of a dragon, she is literally dragged to Magnolia, the town where Fairy Tail where her adventure is about to begin!

What Fairy Tail (フェアリーテイル) Is About

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Author(s): Hiro Mashima
Artist(s): Hiro Mashima
Known As: Fairy Tail, FAIRY TAIL [フェアリーテイル], Фейри Тейл, Хвост Фей, 妖精的尾巴
Official Translation(s): English, Japanese
MangaDex: Title Index
Status: Completed
Genres: Action, Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy

A Small Synopsis

Runaway mage Lucy Heartfilia desires to join the famous Fairy Tail Guild. After meeting fellow mage, Natsu Dragneel, her dreams soon become a reality.

Where to read Fairy Tail (フェアリーテイル)

This manga is available in both RAW and English versions. The RAW can be found on Shonen Jump and the translated version can be found on INKR. Additionally, any unofficial fan translated English version can be found on scanlation sites such as MangaDex and MangaNelo.


What Is Good About Fairy Tail (フェアリーテイル)

The Adventure Aspect

The world of Fairy Tail is absolutely incredible.

When reading through the manga from the first Volume to the last, you get so many areas of the Fiore Nation that made me want to jump into the pages and explore as much as possible.

Memorable Characters

Lucy, Natsu, Gray and Erza are all equally interesting.

However, this section is mainly focused on the supporting cast such as the other members of the Fairy Tail Guild. Even though they don’t share as much panel time as the main cast, you still get that sense of familial bonds that Mashima wanted us to feel. And I really liked this.

What Is Bad About Fairy Tail (フェアリーテイル)


Do I… Have to repeat myself for the third time? Fairy Tail is the main offender for my utter dislike of this overused trope. Whenever I would read the later chapters, I would find myself sighing whenever it would pop up.

Wasted Potential

Good Lord.

Even the most hardcore fan of Fairy Tail can’t deny the fact that there was SO MUCH wasted potential in this series. Especially towards the ending of the manga, I was left quite disappointed with how a certain demonic reveal was handled… *cough*

Overall Conclusion

Fairy Tail is an easy read and enjoyable story to read. It’s a story I definitely recommend despite it’s flaws.

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Fairy Tail (フェアリーテイル)
Art style
The positive
The Adventure Aspect
Memorable Characters
The negative
Wasted Potential
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