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Fairy Tail, Vol. 01

(Fairy Tail #1)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  95,524 ratings  ·  1,073 reviews

Celestial 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, an
Paperback, 198 pages
Published March 25th 2008 by Del Rey Books (first published December 15th 2006)
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Victoria So far (I'm not all the way through it) the anime is pretty true to the manga. They're practically the same, only I think some things have been sweete…moreSo far (I'm not all the way through it) the anime is pretty true to the manga. They're practically the same, only I think some things have been sweetened in the anime. :)(less)
Stephen Theaker I've only read this volume so far and it's mostly harmless, but at one point the female protagonist is threatened with sexual assault by a group of me…moreI've only read this volume so far and it's mostly harmless, but at one point the female protagonist is threatened with sexual assault by a group of men. So 6-11 year olds might be a bit too young for this one.(less)

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Zabrina Rodriguez
Jul 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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!
Apr 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: favorites, manga
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 ...more
Dec 05, 2011 rated it it was ok
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 ...more
Caz (littlebookowl)
Jan 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned
Rating: 3.5 stars
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Krul Tepes
May 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fairy-tail
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 ...more
Anusha Narasimhan
Jul 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga-manhwa
This is a funny, engaging and slightly unpredictable manga, with familiar tropes of Shonen genre. A good, light and fun read.
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-read
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! ...more
Veronica Morfi
Jul 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
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. ...more
Shazza Maddog
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 ...more
Anna  Scarlet
Oct 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, manga
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
May 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: otaku
Recommended to Gustavo by: otaku
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Jul 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Victor The Reader
This manga really is something that's one real adventure. In the beginning of this story, we mainly follow Lucy, who yearns to join the most popular wizard guild called Fairy Tail. She already meets some of the members of this messy guild, including the brave but out of control Natsu and his talking cat Happy, and gets her first taste of the action and wonders where her place will be in her new life.

There's plenty of fantasy, humor and action within this first volume of a great manga. My favorit
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Having only watched a few episodes of the anime series, I decided to delve into the manga as my first experience with reading manga. I think I am now addicted to manga. Immediately, I loved this. I have no idea how to even go about reviewing manga but I will have a go.

I loved the quirkiness and silly humour. It was engaging and kept my interest throughout. The art style was the perfect combination of cute and sophisticated. The three characters, Natsu, Lucy and Happy were introduced well and I
Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
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. ...more
Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Would love to be part of their world.
Roxana Chirilă
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
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
Mar 23, 2011 rated it it was ok
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
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Genesis Samaniego
Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Neil (or bleed)
Jun 24, 2015 marked it as need-to-read
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
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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.*
Sep 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
I've caught up on the anime and now I'm going to start the manga. 49 volumes to go. ...more
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
! ! This is so fun ! ! 😍
Mr. Cody
Jun 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Not terrible
Hannah (Sakurahan or ForeverBooks18)
A GREAT VOLUME! Possibly better than the anime!
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
The low rating has more to do with my inability to distinguish between characters in the art work and also my first manga which is hard work to read initially. Will definitely try manga again though!
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-reads
Book: 5/125 Rating: 4 Stars

I loved this. There is nothing else to say. Series will be continued. I am happy I have another manga other then Full Metal to tuck into.
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