フェアリーテイル Fearī Teiru
|Genre(s)||Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy|
|Written By||Masashi Sogo|
|Directed By||Shinji Ishihara|
|Music By||Yasuharu Takanashi|
Animax Asia US Funimation Channel
|Original Run||October 12, 2009 –
March 30, 2013
Fairy Tail (フェアリーテイル Fearī Teiru) is an anime based on Hiro Mashima's manga series of the same name. The anime adaptation produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight has been released in Japan since October 12, 2009. As of February 2013, the anime is already in its 4th season and has been collected into 44 DVD volumes and 6 OVA episodes.
Its manga 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 41 volumes released as of December 17, 2013.
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 by the name of 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.