Fairy Tail, Vol. 1 (Fairy Tail, #1)
THE WICKED SIDE OF WIZARDRYCelestial wizard Lucy wants to join the Fairy Tail, a club for the most powerful wizards. But instead, her ambitions land her in the clutches of a gang of unsavory pirates led by a devious magician. Her only hope is Natsu, a strange boy she happens to meet on her travels. Natsu's not your typical hero, he gets motion sickness, eats like a pig, and his best friend is a talking cat. With friends like this, is Lucy better off with her enemies?

Fairy Tail, Vol. 1 (Fairy Tail, #1) Details

TitleFairy Tail, Vol. 1 (Fairy Tail, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 25th, 2008
PublisherDel Rey Books
ISBN-139780345501332
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Fantasy, Comics, Graphic Novels, Magic, Adventure, Media Tie In, Anime, Comics Manga, Shonen, Action

Fairy Tail, Vol. 1 (Fairy Tail, #1) Review

  • Zabrina Rodriguez
    January 1, 1970
    Three words. Best. Series. Ever. If you liked One Piece You will definitley love this. Funny, Actiony, Awesome. Better art than One Piece but still similar to the funloving series. Centered around nakama or friends/family. Hiro Mashima definitley has an imagination and is just completely awesome. Long Live Fairy Tail!
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  • Megan
    January 1, 1970
    This is a wonderful book that belongs to a wonderful series! It's creative how some people can use different kinds of magic like fire, ice, celestial and more. The drawings are great. The characters all have their own hidden past, that you'll get to read later on. The characters in this series all also have their own personality. The plot is great as well. There are several arcs that keep you reading more. I enjoyed this book. It is one of my favorites. I would recommend it anyone who likes mang This is a wonderful book that belongs to a wonderful series! It's creative how some people can use different kinds of magic like fire, ice, celestial and more. The drawings are great. The characters all have their own hidden past, that you'll get to read later on. The characters in this series all also have their own personality. The plot is great as well. There are several arcs that keep you reading more. I enjoyed this book. It is one of my favorites. I would recommend it anyone who likes manga, magic, fantasy and action.
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  • Petros
    January 1, 1970
    Ah, gotta love the masses and their love for mediocrity. Fairy Tail (FT) is from the pilot chapter/episode an average shonen series and yet it is loved by many for being just that. I guess rehashing notions from Naruto or One Piece can make a success out of anything. Because just like those shonens, FT has superpowers, adventure and a big cast of colourful and eccentric characters that occasionally get focused upon and fleshed out. Nothing we haven’t seen before but, hey, if it worked before why Ah, gotta love the masses and their love for mediocrity. Fairy Tail (FT) is from the pilot chapter/episode an average shonen series and yet it is loved by many for being just that. I guess rehashing notions from Naruto or One Piece can make a success out of anything. Because just like those shonens, FT has superpowers, adventure and a big cast of colourful and eccentric characters that occasionally get focused upon and fleshed out. Nothing we haven’t seen before but, hey, if it worked before why wouldn’t it work again? It is hard to analyze or criticize anything in this show without feeling like I am just stating the obvious or just describing a different shonen. For to be honest, there is approximately zero innovation in this work and it just walks upon the path others paved before it. It can work alright but it will never stand out on its own; it will forever be just a rehash of already established formulas that have been attributed to others at least a decade earlier. Oh well, I might as well make some further analysis just for the heck of it.- The art is ok for its genre but the setting lacks characterization. It doesn’t seem to stand out from the lot like others do, which again makes it hard to be remembered in the long run. There is no theme in the FT world and it passes by as a generic fantasy realm. The character figures are again nothing memorable; most are almost counterparts of people from other shonens, so again it has a problem being remembered for anything. - Another thing that annoyed me is how they placed as cameo Plue, a creature from the same mangaka’s earlier work titled Rave Master. Now what did that manage to accomplish other than annoying the average fan? Rave Master was a completely generic, aimless, boring, and incomplete series and you can easily see they are reusing the same character archetypes from there. Is that their way of telling us even clearer that they are rehashing other works INCLUDING their own? That sounds really tasteless to me. I hear he was placed there to please the fans of Rave Master but I don’t believe that. Who still likes that boredrome?The story is completely generic stuff and easily the weakest part of the show. It plays out like some MMO game, where you join a guild and take seemingly irrelevant to one another missions, while at the same time leaving a few openings for character colorization and world-building. It all plays out quite childishly and there isn’t even an objective for anyone in this show; they just take missions and hope to find something that interests them in the process. For example, we know Natsu is looking for a dragon but did he actually look for him? No, he is just fooling around in his guild and takes part in whatever mission comes along. The scenario ends up driving the characters and not the other way around; and even that happens in a bad way since the heroes are not actively doing anything. They just fool around until a villain or a mission appear out of nowhere (no foreshadowing at all) and just decide to take part in the whole thing for money or to save some girl. That makes the protagonist and his gang completely boring since they have no goals in life to go for without some world threat standing in the way. Heck, they would probably be sleeping all day long if they had no obstacles. Although many story elements lead to character immersion, that still makes the plot being predictable early on, with no interesting plot twists or memorable events. Some character’s past is revealed, some old enemies of him appear, some sinister plan of mass destruction takes place, and then the heroes storm in and win with the power of friendship. Thank you very much; I have seen it all before and in a more mature form. The cast is eventually the meat of the show, since the plot is mostly about somebody’s past creating problems in the present. This way you feel like everything is revolving around them and that they are not irrelevant to the main problem of each arc. Some of them count as cool and developed to pay attention to but don’t try to find unoriginal characters because you will be disappointed. They are all following a rather typical demeanour but at least they do it right to the most part. There is variety in personalities and powers and most have a rather basic but sufficient backdrop to work with. And don’t expect for any drastic character development either, since most of whatever the character learn and seem to wizen them in one arc, it is immediately forgotten in the next. It always was about the power of friendship. To hell with strategy, planning ahead, or even paying attention to your injuries. Just storm in and win against all odds with the almighty POWER OF FRIENDSHIP! I MUST PROTECT MY FRIENDS! FRIENDSHIP MAGICALLY HEALS MY GRAVE WOUNDS! FRIENDSHIP BRINGS EVEN THE DEAD BACK TO LIFE!So let me make clear that the series is aimed at younger teens; even younger than the target audience for Naruto or Bleach. There is a lot of silliness (more than the usual) and violence is really basic and mostly bloodless. Plus, no show which aims to be a bit serious would have a mascot in the form of a cheery blue flying cat named… Happy. So be warned that it is very hard to be excited when everything looks so easy going and silly; the boldest thing going around them is the fan service around the girls and even that is completely basic. So is it a good show? No, but it’s a good time killer if your expectations are low and you are not older than 15 with prior experience to other famous shonen. I doubt it will leave any mark in anime history or be remembered as anything more than a rehash of other works. It does it right but at the same time it lacks the unique feeling every show that aims to be loved needs. It is indeed nothing but a fairy tale; shallow and for little kids who still tolerate the power of friendship is the most awesome thing ever. But it can be enjoyable just for that.
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  • Krul Tepes
    January 1, 1970
    This is my MOST FAVORITE anime and manga of ALL TIME! So much laughter laced with the thrill of excitement as each magic battle takes place. Also, some of the moments are really sad or beautiful that even I sometimes cried! And that is the truth. I love the different kinds of magic a wizard could have. Also, I really admire the bond between the Fairy Tail members; they have complete trust in one another and would rather give up their life instead of harming a comrade. The action and suspense the This is my MOST FAVORITE anime and manga of ALL TIME! So much laughter laced with the thrill of excitement as each magic battle takes place. Also, some of the moments are really sad or beautiful that even I sometimes cried! And that is the truth. I love the different kinds of magic a wizard could have. Also, I really admire the bond between the Fairy Tail members; they have complete trust in one another and would rather give up their life instead of harming a comrade. The action and suspense the author puts are awesome when you can go on but annoying when you have to wait another week to get the next chapter because this series is still going!!! Love you Fairy Tail!!!
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  • Anusha Narasimhan
    January 1, 1970
    This is the best first volume I've ever read! It's funny, engaging and a bit unpredictable. I don't normally read ongoing series (still haven't read Bleach, One Piece, Hunter X Hunter, Attack on Titan... you get the drift). I just hate waiting for the next issue. Silly me, I thought I'd take a glance at the first chapter and ended up getting completely hooked. Now I have to burn through 495 chapters and keep an eye out for future chapter releases.
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  • Reddish
    January 1, 1970
    No sabía si comenzar a leer esta serie o no, pero me gusta tanto el anime que no me he podido resistir, y de momento no me arrepiento. ¡Me gusta tanto Natsu! <3
  • Veronica Morfi
    January 1, 1970
    Decided to finally start this manga. So far it's really good and hilarious. I just really want to get to know the dark pasts of all the characters.
  • Shazza Maddog
    January 1, 1970
    I picked this one up 'cause of the title and the cover - what can I say? Shallow, me? *grins* (Hey, the library doesn't really offer descriptions. If you pick it up, at least you can read it, right?) The story revolves around a girl named Lucy, who is a big bosomed blond, well, more than just big bosomed; they're straining at her shirt fronts. Still, despite that obvious shonen trait, she seems like a sweet girl, one you'd like for a friend (if you can deal with her excitability). She is a gate I picked this one up 'cause of the title and the cover - what can I say? Shallow, me? *grins* (Hey, the library doesn't really offer descriptions. If you pick it up, at least you can read it, right?) The story revolves around a girl named Lucy, who is a big bosomed blond, well, more than just big bosomed; they're straining at her shirt fronts. Still, despite that obvious shonen trait, she seems like a sweet girl, one you'd like for a friend (if you can deal with her excitability). She is a gate wizard, which means she can summon various beings from different dimensions. Meeting up with a wizard known as 'Salamander', Lucy wonders why her heart is beating so fast, why all the women are gathering around Salamander, and wonders if she might be falling in love. In rushes a young man and a cat - Natsu and Happy, respectively - and they manage to distract Lucy from Salamander. She takes them to lunch as a thank you and, over the food, they decide that Salamander is using a charm to sway the favoritism of women, and also discover that the three of them (yes, Happy too) are wizards. Natsu and Happy explain that they are looking for a wizard named Igneel, who trained Natsu to use magic. Lucy lets slip that she's trying to enter into a wizarding guild to augment her skills and Natsu and Happy basically wish her good luck with that, sending her on her way (while they continue eating). Lucy winds up reading a magazine about the Fairy Tail Guild, the guild she most wants to join. Fairy Tail is known for being rambunctious and obnoxious but taking on jobs that no one else will touch. While she's reading Fairy Tail's most recent exploits, Salamander literally pops up and asks her to join his party on his yacht - and plays on Lucy's desire to enter Fairy Tail. Lucy goes along with it, and dresses for the party. Later, Natsu and Happy are wandering along the street, replete with huge bellies, and overhear a couple of people discussing Salamander's party. Natsu and Happy overhear that Salamander is of the Fairy Tail Guild. Meanwhile, Lucy discovers that Salamander is pretty much the creep the reader expected him to be and, while he is a wizard, he's working with pirates to collect girls for slavery. Natsu and Happy crash the party, attempting a rescue, but Salamander uses his flame magic to whip Happy and Lucy out of the sky (did I mention Happy has wings sometimes? Yeah. Happy's a bit...peculiar). Lucy uses her gate key to summon Aquarius to send Salamander's yacht back to shore - while Natsu and Salamander get into a bit of a ruckus. We (and Lucy) find out that Natsu's teacher, Igneel, not only was a magic user but an actual dragon...and taught Natsu everything there is to know about fire magic. Natsu himself is more or less a human Salamander - as opposed to the character, Salamander, who just uses fire magically.Lucy joins Natsu and Happy on their journey, which takes them back to their guild - Fairy Tail (surely you saw it coming?) - and the trio are an interesting alliance. Fairy Tail Guild is every bit as raucous as mentioned earlier but Natsu's soft heart gets him to accept an assignment from a young boy who's father is a guildmember. Natsu, Happy and Lucy head into the mountains to track down the missing father, only to run into a gorilla thing that resembles that albino, horned gorilla from Star Trek: TOS, only much larger. Lucy, predictably, gets kidnapped and it's up to Natsu and Happy to save her. In doing so, they find the little boy's father and bring him back home. This has all the earmarks of a cute series, despite the vavavoom of the women (I've yet to see a female regular character who isn't spilling out of her top). The fight scenes are interesting and the magic is well done. Happy the cat disturbs me on many levels (his head is the same size as his body, for one, he walks on his hind legs and he has the appearance of a gingerbread man - not to mention the wings!) but it being a magic world, I can overlook that weirdness. If you like Harry Potter, you might find Fairy Tail to be a fun read.
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  • Gustavo
    January 1, 1970
    (view spoiler)[... (hide spoiler)] Natsu a fire dragon slayer mage who was abandoned as a kid and raised by a dragon. On the year 7/7/7 all dragons disappeared from the world since then Natsu has joined a mage guild called fairy tail. In the beginning of the story a celestial spirit user by the name Lucy is tricked by another mage then saved by Natsu who later asked her to join the guild. Lucie's and Natsu's first assignment was to retrieve a book from an influential man. After this they go on m (view spoiler)[... (hide spoiler)] Natsu a fire dragon slayer mage who was abandoned as a kid and raised by a dragon. On the year 7/7/7 all dragons disappeared from the world since then Natsu has joined a mage guild called fairy tail. In the beginning of the story a celestial spirit user by the name Lucy is tricked by another mage then saved by Natsu who later asked her to join the guild. Lucie's and Natsu's first assignment was to retrieve a book from an influential man. After this they go on more missions together with other guild members. Later on the guild gets attacked by another guild who has a steel dragon slayer. After fighting the dark guild and having their guild decimated they rebuild and get new allies Igneel the iron dragon slayer and Lluvia after this incident Laxus another dragon slayer from fairy tail attacks the guild so he can take control of as it's new master. He planned to a game to achieve his goal and fairy tail had no choice but to go along with this because he turned to stone his fellow guild members. In the beginning Natsu, Igneel nor the guild master Makarov also Laxus's grandfather. The barrier containing the guild master and the dragon slayers was then opened for the dragon slayers with the helped of the now freed guild members. In the meantime Laxus was fighting with another guild member Mistgun after Natsu arrived on the scene Mistgun left the rest to him then he left. After Laxus was defeated he was dismissed as a fairy tail member. I would strongly recommend this manga to people. This is an action/comedy so its really not just fighting I think that the humor in the story brings it all together. You'll enjoy all the moments happy or sad the art style in this manga is good so it's really easy on the eyes. The story line with its twist well thought out so you won't get confused by it. The fighting in this is also really good it's exiting and suspenseful. Al in all this manga is one o my favorites off all time I still read it when new chapters come out. The more I read it the more I want the next chapter to come out. This manga also had some touching moments that I felt that were really well done. When it came to the fighting you would not believe how well they also placed humor in them. I strongly recommend this manga if you are into action/comedy/fantasy types.
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  • Anna Scarlet
    January 1, 1970
    Simply the best! "Even if I can't see. Even if I can't hear. I have light inside me. The path I walked with my friends, is bringing light to my future. I don't fear anything! This isn't even worthy of being called pain! The worst pain is.. The pain of losing your light." -Erza Scarlet
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  • Brittany
    January 1, 1970
    I cannot wait to get to the second book! I love Hiro Mashima's art and stories and just now I'm going to love this series! A fun filled, hilarious new series following wizards and a happy companion (pun intended, his name is happy)! Involving wizard guilds, odd jobs, and a completely different sort of magic!
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  • London
    January 1, 1970
    This rating is for the fairy tali series in general, 1)because I love it and 2) but I'm not going to go through and rate every single volume. This first volume got off to a rocky start. It is a bit confusing and the plot isn't in full swing yet, but once it heats up the series is amazing. It is dynamic, it keeps you on your toes (and with your face between its pages), and it is incredibly funny.One of my other favorite mangas is Bleach. I am also a fan of Naruto. However, there is a significant This rating is for the fairy tali series in general, 1)because I love it and 2) but I'm not going to go through and rate every single volume. This first volume got off to a rocky start. It is a bit confusing and the plot isn't in full swing yet, but once it heats up the series is amazing. It is dynamic, it keeps you on your toes (and with your face between its pages), and it is incredibly funny.One of my other favorite mangas is Bleach. I am also a fan of Naruto. However, there is a significant thing that sets Fairy Tail apart from those two mangas. BLEACH: The characters are very well developed. The basic idea is sound, but the plot is repetitive and has some serious flaws. For details, see my review on Bleach, Vol. 1.NARUTO: The plot is excellent but I wish there was some more character development. In the first story arc, the characters all seem really immature. (I haven't gone on to the second story arc, but I hope to be starting it soon. Look out for more reviews!)Fairy Tail: Well developed characters, phenomenal plot line, this one has a lot of great merits to it. I am not very far into it, but I can already tell that this is a manga that stands out in its own dynamic way. Gray is my favorite character. Lucy is my least favorite character. Let me explain why.One thing: this is the first manga I have read with the most sexual innuendos. Not sure I'm ok with that which is why Lucy is not high in the rankings of characters I like (plus she doesn't do much unless she's one-on-one).Gray, I guess, would fit into the whole sexual innuendo thing because he takes his clothes off a lot. But, he has a lot deeper personality and a darker past (as we see in his fight with Lyon).Anyway, I am not that far into it, so my opinions may change. However, these are my thoughts on the series so far.
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  • Connor
    January 1, 1970
    This was so much fun and a perfect introduction to manga if you haven't read any before! I'm glad that it was a little different than the show so it kept it really interesting. I just love fairy tail, so I'll definitely be continuing soon since I'm in such a reading-slumpy mood.
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  • eahbooklover
    January 1, 1970
    A thoroughly enjoyable manga that is hilarious, exciting and fun. With a great drawing style and memorable characters this is a manga that I'd definitely recommend!
  • Camellia
    January 1, 1970
    Would love to be part of their world.
  • Roxana-Mălina Chirilă
    January 1, 1970
    I watched a few episodes of the anime at one point and really enjoying it, so I've been considering getting the manga for months now. Unfortunately, it's very long and not yet finished, so I kept postponing it until I finally saw it on Humble Bundle today and jumped at the opportunity (45 volumes at the price of about 2 volumes? SIGN ME UP!)Anyway, the first volume is a fairly good start to the series - there's the compulsory "pilot" episode where a minor issue is solved and characters get to di I watched a few episodes of the anime at one point and really enjoying it, so I've been considering getting the manga for months now. Unfortunately, it's very long and not yet finished, so I kept postponing it until I finally saw it on Humble Bundle today and jumped at the opportunity (45 volumes at the price of about 2 volumes? SIGN ME UP!)Anyway, the first volume is a fairly good start to the series - there's the compulsory "pilot" episode where a minor issue is solved and characters get to display their various powers (Lucy can summon cool spirits, Natsu does fire magic and Happy is an occasionally flying cat), personalities and motivations. It's fairly standard, but that doesn't make it bad - the universe seems interesting, the story is easy to follow, you get a few teasers that bigger issues are afoot and everything generally seems cool enough, even if it hasn't properly started yet.
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  • Kaion
    January 1, 1970
    Feels suspiciously like an RPG, minus the level grinds and the getting hopelessly lost (Review of Fairy Tail: Vol. 1-3)I had a whim to introduce a rollicking adventure shonen manga to my life, so Fairy Tail fit the bill. In fact, it may fit the bill too well.Manga titles are often just plain weird or nonsensical, but in this case, the pun is almost apt (the story is about wizards, not fairies). The titular Fairy Tail is the name and symbol of the world’s most exclusive wizard guilds, whose membe Feels suspiciously like an RPG, minus the level grinds and the getting hopelessly lost (Review of Fairy Tail: Vol. 1-3)I had a whim to introduce a rollicking adventure shonen manga to my life, so Fairy Tail fit the bill. In fact, it may fit the bill too well.Manga titles are often just plain weird or nonsensical, but in this case, the pun is almost apt (the story is about wizards, not fairies). The titular Fairy Tail is the name and symbol of the world’s most exclusive wizard guilds, whose members are not only famous for their powerful magic skills but also infamous for their tendency to cause collateral damage (usually of the property kind). Lucy, a teenage Celestial wizard, hasn’t a clue how to join the exclusive guild until she gets a chance encounter with a strange young man who eats fire and his flying, talking cat?In these first few volumes, Hiro Mashima (of Rave Master fame) quickly establishes the main ‘team’, the structure, and premise of the manga. The characters are quickly, if sketchily defined: the big-boobed girl protagonist Lucy [Summon Magic, sometimes smart], the spiky-haired guy protagonist Natsu [Fire Eater, gets motion sickness], the identified-cute-talking-animal-sidekick Happy, the other-spiky-haired-guy-the-first-guy-can-squabble-with Gray [Ice Maker, exhibitionist], and other-girl-the-first-girl-can-admire-as-evidenced-by-less-boob-display Erza [Battle Armor Magic, rule-enforcing]. And it’s not long before this team gets established into adventure-seeking pattern, light on the character motivations sure, but heavy on the action and banter-y humor.In fact, with the broad characters and the guild and the taking of missions posted on a cork board in their guild office (a tavern) in which all the other colorful guild members hang out to provide useful commentary, and the relentless pace of said missions… why, the story feels suspiciously like an RPG (specifically in my limited experience, like FF12), well, expect minus the level grinds and the getting hopelessly lost and the hours of upfront backstory (so almost nothing like FF12). We get little side panels often explaining people’s magic skills (their attacks, for example, all have names) and the price and usage of all their items such as potions and spells and such.The only really standout element of the manga so far is Mashima’s wonderfully kinetic action sequences. He manages layouts both interesting and clear, which can be a somewhat rare pleasure. The character designs quickly distinctive enough that you’ll never mistake one character for another, even though I don’t always find them aesthetically pleasing with all the buggy eyes and spindly limbs. Some reviewers complained about the fan-service, and while I noticed it, I didn’t find it generally distracting (and at least gender equal) except in the case of the main character Lucy, who is called “cute girl” a few too many times. Mashima almost always renders backgrounds and interiors with precise and placing detail as well, which is crucial in any adventuring story and shows some nice world-development, though I could just be this impressed because I have spent too long in the shojo-land of backgrounds of stars and hearts and flowers and tone-on-tone explosions and unfurnished rooms.Generic, yes, but I still largely enjoyed the spectable of the first three volumes of Fairy Tale, so I’m willing to stick around a little while longer to see if It grows into itself more and gains some more defining characteristics. Rating: 2.5 starsI don’t really have much to add about Fairy Tail volumes 4-6 that I didn’t already say in my original review of the manga. I will say the pace of these three volumes slows down a skosh, as they are dedicated mostly to only a single mission: Eager to prove themselves, Natsu, Lucky, and Lucy take a dangerous mission above their ranking. Tailed by Gray and Erza, they go to a haunted island to uncover the mystery that has cursed the local villagers, a mystery which involves dark characters from Gray’s past. Gray gets the first semblance of character depth, in a backstory-heavy mission that’s mostly enjoyable to read, if not very surprising. The other characters remain at about the same interest level however, and Mashima has mostly settled into a rut of the same easy and predictable gags around their ‘peculiarities’. But that's what Fairy Tail is. Shonen formula. It knows its audience, though its audience won't include me in the future. Rating: 2.5 starsPublishing note: The Del Rey publishing job looks pretty spectacular from the point of view of someone who doesn’t know ten words of Japanese. They’ve left the honorifics, the sound effects, and the ‘action’ dialogue (stylized dialogue outside of speech bubbles that becomes part of the art) nicely intact—leaving the translation for the later two in small text on the same page. Each volume comes with wonderfully helpful translator notes at the back that explain the many puns and references and the reasoning behind their attempts to translate those accurately without compromising clarity.Series rating: 2 stars
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  • Christina (Christina's Book Corner)
    January 1, 1970
    Book review fairy tail vol 1 by Hiro mashima December 4-6THE WICKED SIDE OF WIZARDRYCute girl wizard Lucy wants to join the Fairy Tail, a club for the most powerful wizards. But instead, her ambitions land her in the clutches of a gang of unsavory pirates led by a devious magician. Her only hope is Natsu, a strange boy she happens to meet on her travels. Natsuâ's not your typical hero, he gets motion sickness, eats like a pig, and his best friend is a talking cat. With friends like this, is Lucy Book review fairy tail vol 1 by Hiro mashima December 4-6THE WICKED SIDE OF WIZARDRYCute girl wizard Lucy wants to join the Fairy Tail, a club for the most powerful wizards. But instead, her ambitions land her in the clutches of a gang of unsavory pirates led by a devious magician. Her only hope is Natsu, a strange boy she happens to meet on her travels. Natsuâ's not your typical hero, he gets motion sickness, eats like a pig, and his best friend is a talking cat. With friends like this, is Lucy better off with her enemies?Review - I love the world of fairy tail it's a world where there are wizards and magic guilds . And we meet Lucy a celestial wizard this Manga is funny and really enjoyable then we meet natsu the salamander and happy a flying cat .And there is this guy who is putting spells on people to fall in love with him . Lucy wants to get into fairy tail because if your not in a guild your not a real wizard . So the guy who tricked Lucy on his boat telling her he was in fairy tail and could get her in it was a lie he drugged her then natsu and happy come in and we find out natsu is apart of fairy tail he was raised by a dragon so after almost wrecking a whole town Natsu bring Lucy to fairy tail to join and we meet a whole bunch of new people . Natsu happy and Lucy decide to become a team and they go on there first job I really enjoyed this story I'm watching the show and it really follows it well.
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  • Genesis Samaniego
    January 1, 1970
    So I basically said everything I love about this book in my last update so this review isn't going to be very long :/ Well, as I have said, Fairy Tail is just one of those mangas/animes that just make you smile at the thought. If I have learned anything from this series it's that, family goes deeper than blood. It vaules friendship to such an extent!!! I love how it's a serious, yet heart-warming book can be. As you read the manga you just kinda feel like you're experiencing everything in person So I basically said everything I love about this book in my last update so this review isn't going to be very long :/ Well, as I have said, Fairy Tail is just one of those mangas/animes that just make you smile at the thought. If I have learned anything from this series it's that, family goes deeper than blood. It vaules friendship to such an extent!!! I love how it's a serious, yet heart-warming book can be. As you read the manga you just kinda feel like you're experiencing everything in person because the emotions are just so spot on! Also, I really appreciate the idea that everyone in the guild has very hard or depressing past, but everyone smiles. So just smile, it makes life a little better! :)))))
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  • Neil (or bleed)
    January 1, 1970
    This is my all-time favorite anime. I watched other animes but Fairytail is the only anime I am updated and the only anime I dedicated my life. (But now, I want to dedicate my life on Haikyuu, too. :D)Now, there's a Filipino- translated version of this (and volume 2) so I think I will read the manga. I know, there are scanned volumes of Fairytail on the internet but I don't like to read manga on the internet because I'm lazy. Lol. So I will seize the opportunity that they're publishing a transla This is my all-time favorite anime. I watched other animes but Fairytail is the only anime I am updated and the only anime I dedicated my life. (But now, I want to dedicate my life on Haikyuu, too. :D)Now, there's a Filipino- translated version of this (and volume 2) so I think I will read the manga. I know, there are scanned volumes of Fairytail on the internet but I don't like to read manga on the internet because I'm lazy. Lol. So I will seize the opportunity that they're publishing a translated version to read Fairytail. And it is not pricey. And I hope they continue to do it until the last volume of Fairytail. Is that too much to ask?
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  • Xabier Fernández
    January 1, 1970
    Me ha gustado bastante este primer tomo, me parece un buen inicio.Sí que es verdad que el desarrollo es más bien lento y le cuesta avanzar a la historia, especialmente en el segundo capítulo. Pero también es cierto que deja ver a bastantes personajes que pintan como redondos y que son muy interesantes a primera vista.Tengo curiosidad en continuar leyendo la saga porque sí que es verdad que la idea me gusta mucho y creo que puedar ofrecernos mucho más que esta historia. Es un comienzo de una saga Me ha gustado bastante este primer tomo, me parece un buen inicio.Sí que es verdad que el desarrollo es más bien lento y le cuesta avanzar a la historia, especialmente en el segundo capítulo. Pero también es cierto que deja ver a bastantes personajes que pintan como redondos y que son muy interesantes a primera vista.Tengo curiosidad en continuar leyendo la saga porque sí que es verdad que la idea me gusta mucho y creo que puedar ofrecernos mucho más que esta historia. Es un comienzo de una saga que puede llegar a ser excelente en sus posteriores tomos.
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  • Alison
    January 1, 1970
    I've caught up on the anime and now I'm going to start the manga. 49 volumes to go.
  • brokenCrown
    January 1, 1970
    A quick and nice read. The story is original, the artwork really good and the characters are great. A very nice and enjoyable read. I really liked it.
  • Giniah_Queen (Giniah F)
    January 1, 1970
    This is one of the FUNNIEST books I've ever read because the facial expressions are so crazy and weird !
  • Lenni Locket
    January 1, 1970
    5/5 estrellas. Lo amé demasiado, y lo extrañaba un montón.Primera vez que me animo a comenzar a coleccionar una serie de manga tan extensa como esta, y no me da miedo el que llegue a inundar mi biblioteca de sus copias, y creo que ninguna otra persona se sentiría intimidada si supiera LA TREMENDA HISTORIA QUE HAY ACÁ.Los personajes son tan diversos y eso que apeeeenas nos van mostrando el primer gremio de magos, y al que yo le tengo más apego: Fairy Tail .El cariño que comparten todos es tan úni 5/5 estrellas. Lo amé demasiado, y lo extrañaba un montón.Primera vez que me animo a comenzar a coleccionar una serie de manga tan extensa como esta, y no me da miedo el que llegue a inundar mi biblioteca de sus copias, y creo que ninguna otra persona se sentiría intimidada si supiera LA TREMENDA HISTORIA QUE HAY ACÁ.Los personajes son tan diversos y eso que apeeeenas nos van mostrando el primer gremio de magos, y al que yo le tengo más apego: Fairy Tail .El cariño que comparten todos es tan único, me hace sonreír toda esa lealtad.Por supuesto que todo ésto ya lo conocía gracias al anime y, sin embargo, no deja de ser altamente entretenido.Me reí un montón y lloré un poquito porque acá es imposible no hacerlo, incluso considerando que todavía no entramos en las oscuras y desgarradoras historias personales de los demás. Si por algún motivo se pudiera pertenecer a un gremio de magos algún día, sin dudarlo ni un segundo pediría una familia como la de Fairy Tail ♡Recomendadísimo.
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  • Andrea Way
    January 1, 1970
    This was my 1st try at manga / graphic novels. It was fun and cute. It took me a little while to get used to the reading style but all in all really great start to a series.
  • Bribookreviews
    January 1, 1970
    I have to admit that I have been really bad at writing reviews due to lack of time and I'm just not that eloquent with my words. However, I could not leave this one blank no sir! I am a huge fan of Fairy Tail, when I was younger I used to binge watch the anime with my friends. I did read the manga but not as much as I watched the show. It's been a number of years since I last picked this up and I must say, what a ride! First of all the world in this story is so fantastic! Set in the fictional ki I have to admit that I have been really bad at writing reviews due to lack of time and I'm just not that eloquent with my words. However, I could not leave this one blank no sir! I am a huge fan of Fairy Tail, when I was younger I used to binge watch the anime with my friends. I did read the manga but not as much as I watched the show. It's been a number of years since I last picked this up and I must say, what a ride! First of all the world in this story is so fantastic! Set in the fictional kingdom of Fiore, where wizards and magic is everywhere, we meet our first main character Lucy. Lucy is a celestial wizard who can summon beasts through the use of magical keys. She is on a quest to join one off the most famous (and infamous) guilds in the land, "Fairy Tail". This guild of wizards is known to have some of the most talented and strong wizards out there. However, they are also very reckless and get themselves in trouble with the wizard guild council all the time. Lucy runs into 2 other main characters in the first chapter, Natsu and happy. They are the bread and butter of this manga! I can't even express in words how freaking funny these two characters are. Natsu is a Dragon Slayer and a lot of his powers involve fire. He literally eats it! Happy is a cat and Natsu's companion. Happy at this point in the story is just comic relief. Together Natsu and Happy don't have the best commen sense and the hilariously stupid banter between the two had me crying I was laughing so hard. They quickly become friends and Natsu brings Lucy back to join thier guild Fairy Tail! Lucy is much smarter and has a lot more commen sense then the other two, but it works better for their relationship because she is the brains, natsu is the muscle, and happy is the funny guy. Together they take on odd jobs and quests for money and adventure. Ultimately this story is all about friendship and the feeling of togetherness the entire guild has with one another. I'm so very glad I picked this story back up and I can't wait to continue. That's all I had to say. I may continue doing reviews for each volume, this manga is just too much fun to not want to talk about!
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  • Carolina
    January 1, 1970
    Empecé a leer el manga porque la pausa temporal de un año en la producción del anime me dejó con ganas de colgarme del techo, en serio LOS ODIO, como se les ocurre hacer eso cuando el anime estaba mejor que nunca.... En fin, el manga sigue avanzando por ese motivo tomé la desición de leerlo y de ese modo poder alcanzar la historia hasta donde la decidieron pausar en el anime.Este primer tomo es SÚPER CHISTOSO, nos introduce en la historia de mano de Lucy, Natsu y Happy, he de admitir que los dib Empecé a leer el manga porque la pausa temporal de un año en la producción del anime me dejó con ganas de colgarme del techo, en serio LOS ODIO, como se les ocurre hacer eso cuando el anime estaba mejor que nunca.... En fin, el manga sigue avanzando por ese motivo tomé la desición de leerlo y de ese modo poder alcanzar la historia hasta donde la decidieron pausar en el anime.Este primer tomo es SÚPER CHISTOSO, nos introduce en la historia de mano de Lucy, Natsu y Happy, he de admitir que los dibujos son increíbles, ya que no están sobrecargados para nada y no me siento para nada perdida en las pocas escenas de acción que he leído hasta el momento, es más, mientras veía los dibujos y leía la historia, me sentía como si estubiera viendo una película, esa es una de las ventajas de ver primero el anime, ya que se te graban las voces de los personajes y es como si ellos mismos te estuvieran narrando la historia.Morí de risa con Taurus, es mil veces más pervertido que en el anime jajajaja :'D pobre Lucy, no tiene ningún espiritu celestial normal jajajaja.
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  • Rachel's Book Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    Great!! I LOVE fairy tail. I'm surprised at how accurate the anime turned out in comparison (at least for vol 1. Don't burn me at the stake, I haven't read any further!)But did notice at least one detail that was cut from the anime (really small insignificant detail.) :D I look forward to reading more.
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  • Allison
    January 1, 1970
    Fairy Tail is my favorite anime, and I have no doubt that this will be my favorite manga. It's fantastic, I love all the characters. (Gray mostly though. <3) *I'll put a full review once I get caught up in the manga.*
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