English: Fairy Tail Series 2
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2014 to ?
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisThe story follows a teenage girl named Lucy Heartfilla who is determined to join the notorious magical Fairy Tail Guild. During a daring rescue, she encounters Natsu who is part of the guild and eventually offers her a place. They become teammates performing various missions for the Fairy Tail Guild. Be prepared for an action-packed adventure!
Related AnimeAdaptation: Fairy Tail
Prequel: Fairy Tail
Characters & Voice Actors
Since the anime adaptation of Fairy Tail began in 2009, the franchise has established itself as a moneymaking machine. In fact, it appears that it is well on its way to establishing itself among the likes of Naruto and One Piece as one of those series that just doesn't seem to have any end in sight.
I was actually a fan of Fairy Tail during its initial run. Quirky characters, attractive designs, a lot of humor, it was just good fun. The story arcs were also, for the most part, pretty decent. There was character development and each episode kept me engaged. Unfortunately, now that Fairy Tail's renewed run is well underway, it seems that almost all of the original appeal has been lost.
Despite picking up right in the middle of a story arc, I can't help but feel like the pacing has been turned down to a minimum. There are far too many episodes in which virtually nothing happens to advance the plot and leaves me feeling like I just wasted 20 minutes. In the currently ongoing Grand Magic Games arc, the plot feels bogged down by too many elements and its progression is hindered by the series' continuous attempts to juggle numerous battles/situations in one episode. The result is that we get a quick glimpse of each separate, but simultaneously occurring situation, bouncing back and forth, and the show ultimately takes far too long to reach key plot points. From what I recall, the show's initial run did not have such atrocious pacing issues.
In terms of animation there is nothing new or improved here. It's essentially the same as it was when it last left off and budget constraints are painfully evident in almost every episode. You'd think such a popular show would be able to allocate more resources to animation, but I guess not. (For those of who watching for the fanservice, there's still plenty of that.)
Funnily enough, perhaps the thing that I find the most lacking is the absence of the original Fairy Tail theme. I'm a big fan of it and I felt more than a little disappointed upon noticing that it had been omitted in the renewed run. The soundtrack just feels dull without it. On the bright side, though, both OPs so far have been excellent (although you know there's a problem when the OP is more exciting than the actual episode).
Although its redeeming factors are few and far between, as long as new episodes continue to be made, people will keep watching, and the producers will keep making money. Of course, being based on a manga, it's unfair to place all the blame on the producers. Most of Fairy Tail's fundamental flaws can be chalked up to bad source material. I may keep watching just out of some curiosity about what happens next, but in all likelihood I will probably be dropping Fairy Tail sooner rather than later.
This is the first time I actually write a review, so please forgive me if I write it in a bad way. Also, this is purely based on my opinion.
Despite reading the manga, I dropped this (for now, maybe I'll continue once it's finished airing) because so many things were wrong with this it wasn't funny anymore.
Pretty much not existing at all. The characters lose sight of their goals and every 10th / 20th episode (This includes the "old" Fairy Tail as well) they suddenly remember it. "Oh, right, we were looking for our dragon parents who vanished."
The "story" is made out of single arcs which almost always don't have some kind of connection at all. One of the most serious problems Fairy Tail has, is seriousness. Of course, comedy is nice and all but sometimes the comedy is misplaced. "Oh, we're trapped here and might die because we can't get any food - How about the girls strip and wear bikinis / sexy underwear so that the men will release us." I know Fairy Tail is infamous for its fanservice, and I am a fan of it as well, but Mashima should know when he should add fanservice and when not.
The most important part of a Shonen anime and I almost always enjoy them.
But not here. I am a tolerant watcher that can tolerate minor logic errors or slight friendship power-ups since nearly every Shonen has something like that. But Fairy Fail is overdoing it. Let me take one of the fights from this series as an example:
"I can use ancient magic, no one can beat me, I have all the magic in this LIBRARY and can even use ANCIENT / LOST magic nobody else can use. OH, I can also dissolve the magic of my opponent so that he can't use his magic anymore. I am SOOO gonna win this fight."
"I was being pwned by but thanks to my nakamas I can now counter the magic that screwed me up 2 seconds ago."
This is just not okay. In the end it all comes down to opinions here but this fight was the pinnacle of stupidity.
The characters are almost always stereotypical (Shounen) characters that can mostly be summed up with one or two words. They also don't get any major character development (If we exclude Gray and Erza, that is. (Then again, we only learned about their pasts. I doubt this can be called "character development", Mashima just seems to like these characters so he decided to give them some depth.)) which is very important in a Shonen anime. After 170 episodes Natsu is still the same idiot as in episode 1 that likes to show off. Nothing changed at all.
Outstanding / Awesome / Superb.
Easily the best part of the whole anime. The medieval soundtrack fits perfectly and is one of the best out there.
Art / Animation style:
Many people complain about it but just as many people like it. The new animation style resembles the manga and is pretty damn good in my opinion. The character designs are now much better.
I wouldn't have dropped the series if I enjoyed it, right?
Despite having enjoyed the first season, I can't bear to watch this one. I don't know what happened but it pains me to watch it.
It's probably a good Shonen anime if you didn't watch many animes yet, good thing for newcomers. If you just like me prefer animes with some depth this isn't a series for you. read more
Very high priority in both titles is loyality, trust and naming Nakama, main characters are near to each other. Very important is that, the both are just comedies.
One of non-many differences is that the OP is about pirates and FT is about mages :)
Credit to the user -Karma- for this recommendation!!
Both are shounen anime involving both comedy and action where bonds between nakama are really important.
Shounen? Check. Fantasy? Check. Action? Check. Adventure? Check. Nakama? Check. Drama? Check. Idiot protagonists? Check. Hot women? Check.
One Piece and Fairy Tail are amazing action and adventure anime based in different but spectacular fantasy worlds. Fairy Tail is about various guilds, comprising of wizards and witches, that rely on Magical Power to compete with each other and subsequently complete jobs to make a living. On the other hand, the world of One Piece revolves around pirates and marines who rely on Haki and Devil Fruits.
All in all, you'll observe similar characters in both animes, similar humor, similar back stories, and both of them will give you goosebumps during their action sequence.
both have action, extreme comedy..... And the bond of friendship is emphasized in both.... Both will make your adrenaline rush a must to try both.....
Opening Theme#1: "Masayume Chasing" by BoA (eps 1-13)
#2: "STRIKE BACK" by BACK-ON (eps 14-??)
Ending Theme#1: "Kimi to Kare to Boku to Kanojo to (君と彼と僕と彼女と)" by BREATHE (eps 1-13)
#2: "Kokoro no Kagi" (心の鍵) by May J. (eps 14-??)
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