Fairy Tail, Volume 1

Fairy Tail, Volume 1

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by Hiro Mashima
     
 

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THE WICKED SIDE OF WIZARDRY Cute 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 le 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

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THE WICKED SIDE OF WIZARDRY Cute 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 le 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?

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Mashima (Rave Master) is back with a brand new series about the juvenile delinquents of wizardry and magic, set in a mythical world of small towns, steam engines and horse-drawn carts, where magic is mainstream, young wizards follow glossy magazines that profile popular wizard guilds and everyone has hidden magical abilities. Fire-eating wizard Natsu initiates young and sexy Lucy, a celestial wizard, into his oddball guild, Fairy Tail. Soon we meet the womanizing Loke; the ice wizard Gray Fullbuster, who is often found wandering around in just his boxers; and the heavy-drinking Cana, who is never far from a barrel of wine. It's goofy fun and playful troublemaking-minus any sort of criminal element. Mashima sets a careful balance between showing the Fairy Tail wizards' troublemaking mentality while still establishing that the heart of each wizard is the heart of a hero. With a violence that harks back to the Looney Tunes where all combatants suffer heavy blows but always come out alive, albeit with some scratches, the story is more akin to Bugs Bunny than Harry Potter. But fans of both will be pleasantly entertained. The first two volumes of this series are being released simultaneously. (Mar.)

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ISBN-13:
9781612624600
Publisher:
Kodansha International
Publication date:
07/16/2013
Series:
Fairy Tail Series
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
65,388
File size:
86 MB
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Meet the Author

Hiro Mashima was born May 3, 1977, in Japan's Nagano prefecture. His series Rave Master has made him one of the most popular manga artists in America. Fairy Tail, currently being serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine, is his latest creation.

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Fairy Tail, Volume 1 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Wishful-Thoughts More than 1 year ago
Ever since I was little, I've been a HUGE fan of manga. My favorite kinds have always been the ones that have a lot of action, a solid plot, lovable characters with backstories that you never see coming, and humor. It's a lot to find, but I'm pleased to say that Fairy Tail is all of this and more. Set in the land of Fiore, we meet a man named Natsu, his pet cat, Happy, and a Stellar Spirit Mage, Lucy. Soon enough, we're introduced to the rest of the gang: Loke, a womanizer. Elfman, a strong individual who believes that all problems can be solved with his fists. Cana, a woman who is never far from a barrel of wine. And my personal favorite, Gray, an ice mage who has a habit of forgetting to put on clothes. These are just some of the characters in this amazing manga, and gradually, you are introduced to many more. But don't get me wrong, though each of these characters seem a bit. . . strange, each one has a story that will leave you in awe. I've been reading the online scans of Fairy Tail for over a year now. Take it from my experience: You won't ever be disappointed. I can't think of one chapter that I ever considered boring. Fairy Tail is the perfect blend of comedy, action, friendship, hope, suspense, and I'm pretty sure that you can see some hints of romance if you squint. ;) I'm so happy that Fairy Tail has been released in America, and I'm not going to hesitate to buy all the volumes. Fairy Tail is just a series that I can read over and over again without becoming bored.
Russspruce More than 1 year ago
There are many different manga series out there, each with their own different formula for success, so its no surprise that "Fairy Tail" would have a winning formula that would knock out the competition. Created by Hiro Mashima of "Rave Master" fame, he creates a world of magic and mayhem that would have fans of "Harry Potter" and "One Piece" crying out for more and more! Starting out with a bang, we meet mages Lucy, Natsu, and the adorable blue cat Happy as they have adventures with other members of the Fairy Tail guild. They may cause trouble and property damage, but the know how to have a good time! If you are looking for something that will hold your attention from beginning to end, look no further than "Fairy Tail"!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the BEST series to date! If you don't read manga, let FAIRY TAIL be your FIRST!  When I first watched the anime, I wasn't expecting much, but I gave it a try. But oh boy was I wrong, I regret not watching it sooner! Its now my #1 all time favorite. The story takes place in Fiore, where MAGIC dominates their lives. But hey, its not Harry Potter, its more like One Piece fighting combined with Harry Potter's magic, well, sort of, you can see for yourself. And THIS is where it all started! The manga! Pick it up for $6 and you won't be disappointed, if you do get disappointed... Well, its only $6! Worth a try!
elfboy11 More than 1 year ago
WAY BETTER THAN ONE PIECE. THE CAST IS MUCH MORE FUN AND EXOTIC. SOME ARE FUNNY OTHERS YOU WANT TO PUNCH IN THE FACE, SOME ARE VERY SERIOUS. BUT IT'S ALWAYS FUN TO READ. VERY VERYGOOD IS WHAT MY FRIENDS CALL IT. BEST MANGA EVER! PLEASE READ IT! NOT RECOMENDED FOR KIDS UNDER 11!!!!!!
Isaacmanz More than 1 year ago
I have watched Fairy Tail the show and loved it so I had to try the books and they are just as great! Very funny characters and there is so many characters that you are bound to find at least one that you will love if not many! One of my favorite series easily!
Shcheese More than 1 year ago
Awesome story with characters that you can really relate to and fall in love with. I started off watching the anime on Netflix and YouTube and can't get enough of it. The story line is great and was a easy to get into and become addicted to. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good manga. I have seen some of the anime and i love the story. I can not wait to see what happens next
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lucy is a 17-year-old girl, who wants to be a full-fledged mage. One day when visiting Harujion Town, she meets Natsu, a young man who gets sick easily by any type of transportation. But Natsu isnt just any ordinary kid, he's a member of one of the world's most infamous mage guilds: Fairy Tail.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This manga-ka (manga artist) is heavily inspired by Oda, the creator of One Piece. One thing I love about Fairy Tail that makes me like it alot more than One Piece is that the characters and the stories surrounding each are a bit more colorful and outstanding in their personalities. You will draw major similarities between the two (Natsu = Luffy, Lucy = Nami, etc.) but the heart of the story is beating alot stronger. Stick with this series, it only gets better. IT IS MUCH BETTER THAN RAVE MASTER!!!!!
Anonymous 4 months ago
Hey Fairytail lovers! You should get this its a comic, And on my opinion the mangas are way better than the shows! But the shows are great too! Guys please get it you will NOT regret it! Ive been reading these and i keep reading it over and over and over again and im not sick of it! So if you like the shows you will love the mangas! So dont just sit there get the manga!
Anonymous 10 months ago
A Manga to do with my favorite anime? Shut up and take my money!
Anonymous 12 months ago
I love the animae so I love the manga
Tokyo More than 1 year ago
One of the best Anime's I've ever seen in a long while. Once I fell for the Anime I knew I had to try the Manga. I'm still getting used to the differences but I definitely love it still!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've seen the show and they are really good just like this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i really liked it . it was amazing. i had never really read manga before and enjoyed every minute. 
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I love the anime! Its got an amazing plot and Fairy Tail won't disappoint. No matter when or where its always totes awesome!
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My first ever anime was fairy tail. And i've already caught up with the whole show since they started doing it again, but i had always wondered how the manga is. Well its just as good. I never really mind rereading any kind of story, an dthis has a lot more character stuff in it. I love it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A kingdom. Many princesses are waiting to be captured. Heheh. Its full of wealth, and Akaria, its new overlord, is generous enough to let her tribe pick off of her tribute and all the lands they wish, allowing her to take most of it.