Fairy Tail has been in the spotlight for quite some time now. This action-packed shounen adventure anime follows the fun yet chaotic saga of Lucy Heartfilia, Natsu Dragoneel, and his pet cat, Happy. Even though the series was concluded in 2019, the fans remain curious, is there any sign of the Fairy Tail new Season?
We answer all your questions in this article today.
So far, the anime has around 328 episodes, spanning for 9 seasons. Anime fans have been eagerly waiting for any announcement regarding a Season 10 since the last episode was released.
For a show to continue, it needs to meet certain requirements. Fairy Tail’s main issue is that the source material, i.e. the manga has been marked as completed since July 26th, 2017. The last chapter of the manga concluded the entire series and the same goes for the anime.
The ninth and final season of the series contained two story arcs: the ‘Avatar Arc’ for the first seven episodes, followed by the ‘Alvarez Arc’ adapted from the 51st volume of the manga till its conclusion.
As of now, there has been no official announcement of a Season 10.
There is very little chance of the anime getting renewed again as after the airing of the 9th season, the show was canceled and the latest season was labeled as to its last.
However, this does not mean that fans should cross out any possibilities of future Spin-offs or sequels.
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In a magical world where the existence of magical creatures, magical artifacts, and wizards, fazes no one, Natsu Dragoneel is on a journey to find his foster father, Igneel. Accompanying him is his flying blue cat, Happy. Together the two take missions and follow rumors to look for Igneel who is a dragon!
On their adventure, they come across Lucy Heartfilia, a young celestial mage who dreams to join a magical guild called Fairy Tail. Lucy befriends the two after they save her from a curse of a charm spell.
However, after a series of misfortune events occur, Natsu, Lucy and Happy team up to take down the enemy who turns out to be an impersonator taking the identity of Fire Salamander. After the battle, Natsu and Happy reveal that they are members of Fairy Tail!
Natsu invites her to the guild after a series of misfortune events cause them to join forces to take down an enemy. In the Guild, Lucy befriends several other wizards such as the Gray Fullbuster, an ice wizard who refuses to wear anything but his underwear and Erza Scarlet, the guild’s most powerful female wizard.
They later meet Wendy Marvell, a fellow Dragon Slayer, similar to Natsu and Carla, an anthropomorphic flying cat similar to Happy. Together, they undertake several missions, meet more comrades and defeat dark guilds, criminals and other forces that threaten the Kingdom of Fiore.
Stretching over 9 seasons, 9 movies and 4 movies, fans are not short on content to watch. However, newer watchers might feel a little intimated as unlike the current seasonal animes, long-running animes might be a little harder to keep track of.
Here is a chronological list of order:
- Fairy Tail (Episode 1-68, 2009-11)
- Fairy Tail: Welcome to the Fairy Hills!! (2011)
- Fairy Tail: Fairy Academy: Yankee-kun and Yankee-chan (2011)
- Fairy Tail: Memory Days (2012)
- Fairy Tail (Episode 69-124, 2011-12)
- Prologue: The Sunrise (2013)
- Fairy Tail: Phoenix Priestess (2012)
- Fairy Tail (Episode 125-150, 2012 )
- Fairy Tail: Fairy Tail X Rave (2013)
- Fairy Tail (Episode 151-154, 2012)
- Fairy Tail: Fairies’ Training Camp (2012)
- Fairy Tail (Episode 155-170, 2012-13)
- Fairy Tail: The Exciting Ryuzetsu Land (2013)
- Fairy Tail (Episode 171-175, 2013)
- Fairy Tail: The First Morning (2013)
- Fairy Tail (Episode 176-203, 2014)
- Fairy Tail: Fairies’ Penalty Game (2016)
- Fairy Tail (Episode 204-233, 2014-15)
- Fairy Tail: Natsu vs Mavis (2016)
- Fairy Tail: Fairies’ Christmas (2016)
- Fairy Tail (Episode 234-277, 2015-16)
- Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry (2017)
- Fairy Tail (Episode 278-328, 2018-19)
You may follow this list or watch it according to your own liking. Skipping the movies and OVAs is not a big deal and some people prefer watching it according to the release date.
Fairy Tail Main Characters
While there are no officially set main characters of Fairy Tail, certain characters appear quite frequently and get a majority of the show’s screen time.
Natsu is the main protagonist and a member of the magician guild, Fairy Tail. He is a Dragon Slayer and possesses the same abilities as his foster father, the Fire Salamander, Igneel. That means he can wield flames and consume them according to his will.
At the beginning of the series, the main motivation of his adventure was to find Igneel who had been missing for seven years. However, as things escalated, he finds out about his relationship with Zeref Dragoneel, his older brother and one of the evilest wizards.
Lucy is also one of the main protagonists and a member of the Guild, Fairy Tail. She is the daughter of the business tycoon Jude Heartfilia and wizard Layla Heartfilia. After the death of her mother, Lucy leaves her home and severs ties with her father.
Just like her mother, Lucy is a gifted celestial wizard. She can summon celestial spirits using special magical objects called Gatekeys. Following Layla’s death, Lucy inherited two of her mother’s gold Gatekeys which can summon powerful zodiac spirits from the celestial world.
Happy is an anthropomorphic blue cat who hails from the Exceed race, cat-like beings that existed in Edolas 100 years before the main storyline. He is also Natsu’s best friend and partner in crime.
Although Happy is not particularly useful in battle, he can sprout wings on his back and carry people off to safety. This has proved to help in multiple instances during fights.
Happy’s character was mainly created for comic relief, his ‘Aye!’ or ‘Aye Sir!’ remains to be one of the most iconic lines in the anime. He is very energetic and cheerful but is protective and loyal to his friends. He acts quite cheeky around Lucy and throws multiple remarks at her.
Gray is a member of Fairy Tail and an ice mage. He is a part of Team Natsu and is often seen getting into quarrels with him due to their repelling personalities and opinions.
Grey’s magic, Ice-Make is a form of Molding Magic that allows the user to shape and create ice according to his will. He is also immune to cold as he is seen in his underwear most of his screen time.
Erza is considered to be the strongest female wizard of Fairy Tail and is a part of Team Natsu. She is commonly referred to as ‘Titania’ because her magical strength is well known in all of Fiore which makes her the queen of the fairies or Titania.
Her magical ability is known as Requip: The Knight which is a kind of spatial magic that allows her to change her armor and weapons at will. Erza is said to have over 100 different armors, with each having its strength and weaknesses.
Why You Should Watch Fairy Tail?
Fairy Tail is an action-adventure pumping with adrenaline with every episode. Once rivaling the ‘Big 3’, the anime has garnered quite a big fan base for it. Any fan of the show will tell you that it is very hard to stop once you start. The addicting adventures of Natsu Dragoneel seemingly get more interesting and better than the preceding arc.
To date, the manga alone has over 72 million copies in print and is one of the best-selling mangas of all time. With its cast of lovable characters, Fairy Tail had gripped the hearts of many fans during the early days of its release.
Moreover, the anime has been memed on so many times on Reddit that it’s hard to not have heard its name. The series doesn’t shy away from hinting at R-rated jokes but it makes it more appealing as it fits the setting of the show very well.
Lastly, the only thing I would like to add is that if an epic saga about wizards, dragon slayers and celestial spirits don’t impress you, there is only one last thing to resort to, Fanservice.
No fan will lie to you, fanservice is something that the animators and directors of Fairy Tail are experts in. This includes the freakishly strong yet bewitching character of Erza Scarlet.
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