Fairy Tail (フェアリーテイル, Fearī Teiru) is a Japanese manga series by Hiro Mashima. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Magazine since August 23, 2006 where it is still on-going. The individual chapters are being collected and published in tankōbon volumes by Kodansha, with 36 volumes released as of February 2013.
An anime adaptation produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight has been released in Japan since October 12, 2009. As of February 2013, the anime has already in its 4th season and has been collected into 37 DVD volumes and 4 OVA episodes. The anime will aired its last episode 175 on March 30, 2013 where there has been no further notice of continuing the show in the future.
The first movie of Fairy Tail has also been released in Japan on August 2012, titled "Fairy Tail: Priestess of the Phoenix".
The series is licensed for an English language release in North America by Del Rey Manga, which began releasing the individual volumes on March 25, 2008.
A young sorceress, Lucy Heartfilia, travels to the land of Fiore to join the magical Fairy Tail Guild. Along the way, she meets Natsu Dragneel, a teenage boy looking for a dragon named Igneel. Shortly after their meeting, Lucy is abducted by Bora of Prominence, who was posing as Salamander of Fairy Tail, to be sold as a slave. Natsu rescues her and reveals that he is the real Salamander and has the skills of a Dragon Slayer. He offers her membership into the guild, which she accepts, and they become a team performing various missions for the Fairy Tail guild.
- Fairy Tail Manga Website (Japanese)
- Fairy Tail Anime Website (Japanese)
- Fairy Tail Movie Official Website (Japanese)
- Fairy Tail (Wikipedia)