Fairy Tail (フェアリーテイル, Fearī Teiru, romanized as FAIRY TAIL in Japan) is a manga by Hiro Mashima, author of Rave Master, Monster Soul and Edens Zero, which ran in Weekly Shonen Magazine from 2006 to 2017. The manga ran for 545 chapters and 63 volumes and 3 anime series were produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight from episode 1 to 175 and by Bridge from episode 176 forward. The first episode premiered in 2009, the second series premiered in 2014 and the last series is set to premiere in 2018.
The series follows the adventures of the Celestial Spirit Mage Lucy Heartfilia after she joins the Fairy Tail Guild and teams up with Natsu Dragneel, who is searching for the Dragon Igneel.
For more information of the series, check the Fairy Tail Wiki.
Fairy Tail SimilaritiesEdit
- The main characters of both series have similar physical traits like spiky hair and shape of eyes.
- Happy, Natsu's adventure partner, is Rebecca's friend and B-Cuber companion. The name of his planet, Exceed, is also the same as Happy's race in Fairy Tail.
- Plue, one of Lucy's Celestial Spirits, is a species in Eden's Zero. In both cases, their species are called Nikora and are supposed to be dogs.
- Elsie Crimson has an identical appearance to Erza Scarlet, the only notable difference being that Elsie has an eye patch covering her right eye (though Erza lost her right eye as a child). They both have similar first names (エルシー Erushī and エルザ Eruza), and their surnames come from a variety of the color red, referencing their hair color.
- Labilia Christy's appearance bears a striking resemblance to Wendy Marvell, though Labilia seems to be at her late-teens while Wendy's a young girl.
Fairy Tail AppearancesEdit
One can also spot characters from Fairy Tail in the background.
- In Chapter 2, Page 20, both Max Alors and Warren Rocko appear between the crowd surprised about the bike that has fell off the sky.
- All members of Shadow Gear—Levy McGarden, Jet and Droy—make a cameo in Chapter 3, Page 3 as people inside Shooting Starlight.
- In Chapter 3, Page 20, both Natsu and Lucy are seen behind Shiki while he is casually talking about how he expected the Shooting Starlight guild to be "more friendly" like "a big family", to which Rebecca states there was once a manga like that, a clear reference to Fairy Tail.
- In Chapter 16, Page 13, both Natsu and Lucy are seen walking behind Weisz, Rebecca and Shiki.
- Gray and Juvia appear dining together in the background on the cover of Chapter 23.
- Two of the kidnapped B-Cubers resemble Mirajane and Lisanna Strauss, even wearing costumes that resemble their respective Take-Over Magic form.
- When cycling through different faces in the avatar maker in Chapter 30, Shiki briefly becomes, in order, Mirajane Strauss's Satan Soul form, Jackal's Etherious Form, and Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki.