Fairy Tail (フェアリーテイル, Fearī Teiru?) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Magazine since August 2, 2006, and has been published by Kodansha in 30 tankōbon volumes; the individual chapters are being published in tankōbon volumes by Kodansha, with the first released on December 24, 1997, and the 35th volume released as of November 2012. Fairy Tail follows the adventures of Lucy Heartfilia, a teenage wizard who joins the titular wizards' guild and teams up with fellow guild member Natsu Dragneel as he searches for the dragon Igneel.
The chapters have been adapted into an anime series produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight, which began broadcasting in Japan in 2009. Since then, the still ongoing series has aired over 160 episodes. Additionally, A-1 Pictures and Satelight has developed four original video animations and an animated feature film, Fairy Tail the Movie: The Phoenix Priestess.
The series was originally licensed for an English language release in North America by Del Rey Manga, which began releasing the individual volumes on March 25, 2008 and ended its licensing with the 12th volume release in September 2010. In December 2010, Kodansha Comics USA licensed the series from Del Rey, and has since continued its North American release. The Southeast Asian network Animax Asia aired an English-language version of the series for two seasons from 2010 to 2012. The anime has been licensed by Funimation Entertainment for an English-language release in North America.
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Famous quotes containing the words tail and/or fairy:
“His friends he loved. His direst earthly foes
CatsI believe he did but feign to hate.
My hand will miss the insinuated nose,
Mine eyes the tail that waggd contempt at Fate.”
—Sir William Watson (18581935)
“Fierce war and faithful love,
And truth severe, by fairy fiction dressed.”
—Thomas Gray (17161771)