Fairy Tail Volume 1 Cover

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 premiered 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 Similarities[edit | edit source]

  • Happy, Natsu's adventure partner, is Rebecca's friend and B-Cuber companion. The name of his planet, Excede (エクシド星 Ekushido-sei), is also similar to Happy's race in Fairy Tail, the Exceed (エクシード Ekushīdo).
  • Nikora, one of Lucy's Celestial Spirits, is a species in Edens Zero.
  • 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Eruza), and their surnames come from a variety of the color red, referencing their hair color. Her method of activating her Ether Gear is also depicted the same as Erza's Requip Magic.
  • Ether being referred to as "Magic" is similar to how Magic in Fairy Tail is powered by Ethernano.
  • Justice's base design is similar to Jellal Fernandes, which itself is based on Sieg Hart from Rave Master. The similarities become more apparent when Justice activates his Ether Gear, which changes his hair color and creates glowing lines around his right eye in the same shape as Jellal and Sieg's facial tattoos. His antagonistic relationship with Elsie also mirrors Jellal's early relationship with Erza, with their roles as "hero" and "villain" loosely switched. Justice's Ether Gear is additionally based on the magic used by Jellal and Sieghart.
  • Most of Weisz' Machina Maker weapons are named after Dragons from Fairy Tail.
  • Mildian was the name of a village in Rave Master and a city in Fairy Tail.
  • Etherion is named after the weapon of the same name in Rave Master and Fairy Tail.
  • The Element 4 exist in both series as an elite group consisting of four powerful individuals who each use the elements of fire, water, wind, and earth.
  • Both series, as well as Rave Master, feature a powerful antagonist faction named Oración Seis.
  • The Four Shining Stars' Requip ability is identical to the Requip magic of Fairy Tail.
  • Witch's Battle Dress transformation into "Assault Witch" is depicted similar to Wall Eehto's mode change to "Assault Wall".
  • Magimech Attack: Meteor Breaker's Japanese name shares its kanji spelling with the spell Sema.
  • The cover of Chapter 105 features a panther resembling Panther Lily.
  • Star Drain is based off Heavenly Body Magic from the Fairy Tail series, even being noted to have been referred to by the same name during the dark ages. The Star Drain technique Grand Chariot is based off the Celestial Magic and Heavenly Body Magic spell of the same name from Rave Master and Fairy Tail respectively. The Meteor technique is based off the spell of the same name from Fairy Tail.
  • Hyoga's Ice Wall shares a similar appearance to Gray Fullbuster's Ice-Make: Rampart Spell, and has the same name as his Ice-Make: Ice Wall, while Gowen's Flame Bolt is identical to Natsu Dragneel's Fire Dragon's Iron Fist.

Fairy Tail Appearances[edit | edit source]

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.
    • On the same page, a character resembles Warren in the panel below them.
  • In Chapter 7, Page 10, an advertisement of Lucy's first novel The Adventure of Iris appears.
  • 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.
  • Three of the kidnapped B-Cubers resemble Lucy, Mirajane and Lisanna Strauss, even having the latter two 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 Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki.
  • In Chapter 50, Shiki talks to a girl resembling Faris.
  • In Chapter 50, Natsu and Lucy appear in a casino on Sun Jewel.
  • In Chapter 50, two of the robbers at the Casino Paradise, were wearing masks resembling Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki and Nikora.
  • In Chapter 54, Page 11, Nino mentions how Rebecca would look great in a cosplay of Angelic Angela, who greatly resembles Angel.
  • In Chapter 72, Page 9, Warren appears as one of citizens of Belial Gore who chase after Shiki, Weisz, Homura, and Pino.
  • Fie of the Element 4 uses Natsu Dragneel's "I'm all fired up!" catchphrase.
  • In Chapter 80, Page 14, Gômon appears in Rebecca's fantasy about Daichi's group therapy of torture addicts.
  • In Chapter 86, Pages 16 - 17, a poster that has the cover of Fairy Tail Volume 63 appears.
  • On the cover of Chapter 103, some of the graffiti spell out names of several guilds, being "Fairy Tail", "Blue Pegasus", "Phantom", "Twilight", "Love & Lucky", and "Heel".
  • On the cover of Chapter 111, the bottle of wine has the name "Fairy Tail" on its label.
  • In chapter 112, Pages 9 - 10, Wan, Warren and Max appear as part of the Skull Fairy's crew.

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