Magic is what makes the fictional world of Earth-land go 'round, and its many mage guilds work together—or sometimes against one another—to bring balance to that world. Each guild flaunts unique features in hopes of being the best guild on the planet.
Lucy Heartfilia, a 17-year-old girl, is desperately searching for the perfect guild. After running from her father, she wanders the city in search of Gold Keys, for they unlock the Celestial Spirits that are so vital for her magic. With so many wizards around, it's a journey that's very challenging and dangerous to go alone. Yet a fateful encounter with Natsu Dragneel (a wizard who largely resembles a dragon) leads her to a guild known as Fairy Tail, which soon becomes her new home.
Her happiness amongst new-found friends is overshadowed by the evil powers of malicious guilds and the mysterious dark wizard Zeref. Their lives are about to take an unexpected turn as they battle evil, fight for their guild, and uncover fragments of their past. It will shake the foundations of who they are as people, and help explain why Earth-land has fallen into this state to begin with.
#1: "MASAYUME CHASING" by BoA (eps 1-13) #2: "STRIKE BACK" by BACK-ON (eps 14-28) #3: "Mysterious Magic" by Do As Infinity (eps 29-39) #4: "BREAK OUT" by V6 (eps 40-51) #5: "Yume-iro Graffiti (ユメイログラフィティ)" by Tackey & Tsubasa (eps 52-64) #6: "NEVER-END TALE" by Tatsuyuki Kobayashi and Konomi Suzuki (eps 65-77) #7: "Believe In Myself" by Edge of Life (eps 78-90) #8: "Ashita wo Narase (明日を鳴らせ)" by Kavka Shishido (eps 91-102)
#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 14-28) #3: "Kimi no Mirai (キミノミライ)" by ROOT FIVE (eps 29-39) #4: "Don't let me down" by Mariya Nishiuchi (eps 40-51) #5: "Never ever" by TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE (東京女子流) (eps 52-64) #6: "FOREVER HERE" by Yoko Ishida (eps 65-77) #7: "Azayaka na Tabiji (鮮やかな旅路)" by Megumi Mori (eps 78-90) #8: "Landscape" by SOLIDEMO (eps 91-101) #9: "MASAYUME CHASING" by BoA (ep 102)
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
Note: I wrote this review in the time of the filler arc.
Fairy Tail (2014) is the direct sequel of Fairy Tail which continued the Grand Magic Games Arc.
Not only that many changes were made. Character designs are different but the biggest change happened is the change of studio which formerly was Satelight to Bridge (creators of Nobunagun and Devil Survivor 2)
The thing is the sequel did not solve any problems the Fairy Tail has. It only got worse. Its still has bad story, bad characters, and bad writing and this was added by the horrible animation. Bridge is very inconsistent in animating. The first episode has exemplary animation but this was the opposite on the next episode. This is still continuing up to now. Some episodes have great visuals but some were not.
The characters did not change too. They were still bland and badly written. Natsu is still the same stupid protagonist with the powa of friendship. Unlike Gray and Erza, his character did not have the chance to develop. Most Fairy Tail characters are like that. This is dragging the story down. Their personalities actually is the cause of the repeatedness of the storyline. The resolve to protect their friends is actually the cause why the same thing happens over and over.
Every arc didn’t change at all. It was still still like this:
Villain appears ⇒ Hurts some Fairy Tail members ⇒ Natsu got angry ⇒ Fairy Tail fight the villain ⇒ Fairy Tail won either by some Deus ex Machina or Powa of Friendship
Almost all the arcs was like that. It became worse at the end of the Eclipse arc. The end of the Eclipse arc in the manga angered many people leading them to drop Fairy Tail. That end was a actual Deus ex Machina. And now another tedious filler arc is still airing in Fairy Tail 2014
As always Fairy Tail’s music is still amazing. Still has the same composer. Fairy Tail’s iconic soundtrack change a bit but nevertheless still amazing.
Overall, Fairy Tail (2014) failed to solve the problems its facing and only got worse. But nevertheless I will not drop this for the reason this is my gateway anime and I want to see it ending with my own eyes and see how they animate Tartarus arc read more
This is a 100% spoiler free review of Fairy Tail (2014) the sequel to Fairy Tail - An anime that I thoroughly enjoyed watching for 175 episodes and consider as one of my favorite anime.
I know what you are probably thinking,"there's already dozens of low rated reviews for this anime, despite it having such a high MAL rating; how is this not just another troll review by a typical fairy tail hater." So I would like to clarify that this is a 100% serious review with no hate specifically towards Fairy Tail or the shounen genre.
So if you have not seen either Fairy Tail or Fairy tail(2014) then you are probably sitting down with a puzzled look on your face wondering why anyone would give a continuation of one of their favorite anime such a low rating.
The answer is pretty simple; this is not the anime that I fell in love with, it is not the anime that i spent over 50 hours watching and it certainly isn't an anime I would recommend to my friends or to the members of MAL. It is just a poor sequel to a popular anime; with drastic quality reductions and sub-par animation to milk more money from it's targeted audience.
Story + Fights : 4/10
Since this review is a continuation for Fairy Tail i presume you already know the basic plot and most likely consider the Grand Magic Games arc that ended halfway in the original was one of the best arcs in Fairy Tail, and are eagerly waiting to carry on.
This is where I would like to state my opinion - Yes, the grand magic games arc started off amazing, but it honestly isn't worth carrying on.
In Fairy Tail 2014, the pacing of the fights is honestly dreadful.
We all got into Fairy Tail for the fast paced,action packed fights didn't we?
Well there is no more of that anymore, instead you are forced to wait 5 episodes in the hopes of watching decent fight, only to realize that it lasts for mere minutes being switched to a different fight which u clearly don't have any interest in, or some characters talking about some plot which is clearly not important and only exists so that the anime can drag a fight for 4 episodes longer than is should be.
Honestly Natsu vs Sting and Rogue in the original Fairy Tail is 100x better than fight there will ever be in the second season. Do yourselves a favor and savor this fight as your last Fairy Tail memory otherwise you will regret ruining your views on such an enjoyable series.
Animation + Art : 2/10
This is very much my biggest problem with Fairy Tail 2014, remember the epic battles with amazing animation and colorful abilities. Well that isn't the case anymore in Fairy Tail 2014; instead you should expect clunky character movement and animation, incorrect and totally absurd body proportions - I am not even joking sometimes you will notice characters half the size of the rest of the cast, and other times you will see characters with the tiniest heads and smallest bodies. But the thing that completely dwindled my faith in the animation for the Fairy Tail 2014 is the fights; it seems as if half the battle seems to be cut out of the picture, the abilities used are half animated and the screen often shifts to the characters so the studio doesn't have to animate the rest of the ability, instead we see stupid crap; such as a zoom in on Natsu as his enemies are sent flying into the air, without us even seeing him remotely use his abilities. The new modern style that the studio tried to use in this production is clearly not working and greatly takes away from what we all loved about Fairy Tail.
Sound : 10/10
The one part of Fairy Tail that will always be amazing; the OP, the ED and the OST are still amazing, everyone already knows that the soundtracks to Fairy Tail are some of the best you will ever see, and this season is no disappointment in that regard, rarely will you find poor music in Fairy Tail and even in such a poor season it is still exceptional
Overall : 5/10
This sequel is nothing like the prequel; every single aspect of the show from animation to battles has taken a drastic drop in quality, and has gotten to the point where you are better off looking elsewhere for the shounen action you desire. Yes, you may have developed an attachment to the amazing cast of characters in Fairy Tail or the concept of magic and the wide array of intricate powers out there in Earthland but trust me when I say that even the exceptional music and sound in Fairy Tail won't save you from being disappointed in the downwards progression of all the other aspects of Fairy Tail.
However you can still find some enjoyment in this series, it isn't complete trash and is still watchable, some of you may enjoy it, so don't let this review stop you! Decide for yourselves if you think that it will be worth it. Yet, I still do not recommend it. read more
After finishing the original Fairy Tail series, I wanted to see the heart-racing action/shounen anime in full glory once again, however, this piece of garbage did not live up to those expectations.
Upon the conclusion of the anime, I went on to read the manga and am currently up to date with the latest chapter. Then I watched the opening of the new Fairy Tail 2014. I had realised something, the WHOLE fucking plot was spoiled in the opening. The fact that you get to see which characters battle one another and the fact that there is a dark silhouette in the shape of a dragon has completely destroyed the potential of story development due to the fact that the plot line has already been told in the op.
I also wanted to mention the distinctive and disgraceful animation in the new season.
In 2 words it would probably described as: Picture Drama.
You know when there is a special or an OVA for a really awesome anime you are reluctant to watch due to the fact that the entire episode is photos frame by frame? Yes, that is what Fairy Tail 2014 has become.
HOWEVER, if the amazing soundtrack combined with the funny sense of humour is something you would enjoy, then I would suggest you watch this for only the comedic moments.
Overall, this has been a massive let-down from the first season and as an avid Fairy Tail fan I would suggest to read the manga instead of wasting your time on the anime. read more
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