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Fairy Tail

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English: Fairy Tail
Japanese: FAIRY TAIL(フェアリーテイル)


Type: TV
Episodes: 175
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 12, 2009 to Mar 30, 2013
Premiered: Fall 2009
Broadcast: Saturdays at 10:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.991 (scored by 501,696 users)
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Ranked: #5962
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Popularity: #20
Members: 982,576
Favorites: 41,853


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 :) 
report Recommended by -Karma-
As well as Naruto, Fairy Tail is going to be the next big thing in anime. Somehow it gives me the same feeling as I'm watching Naruto. There are a lot of characters, a lot of funny moments, and I'm looking forward to the next episode! So I think that if you like Naruto, you may like Fairy Tail too! 
report Recommended by GeniusofIron
The story is from the same creator. Natsu and Haru, Ellie and Lucy, Gray and Musica are very alike. Both involve talking creatures. Both involve magic. Both involve dragons as well. Pluu is involved in both animes. And much more x3 
report Recommended by Lyfa
The similarity between the two includes each character has their own unique personality and ability that makes them strong. They also value their bond, and also Fairy Tail recruits members into their guild through adventures/quests they accept, so it's essentially the same as Meliodas looking for his friends from the Seven Deadly Sins. 
report Recommended by Aleron
Both have two guys that seem to hate eachother and are constantly trying to beat eachother, but when it comes down to saving the things they care about these two main characters make an unstopable force. there is also a ton of random things that will make you laugh in both series.  
report Recommended by mav419
When I first started to watch fairy tail it reminded me so much of both naruto and naruto: shippuden, the coolest thing about about is that every character resembled a character off of naruto, for example nastu would be naruto, gray would sasuke, Lucy would be sakura and so on, and they both hold a lot of susppense so if you like fairy tail you are definatly going to like naruto 
report Recommended by silva8796
Both have: - Endless adventure based on the nakama powah and fights plus power upgrades. - A group of friends with powers with similar personalities (Ali/Natsu= energetic guy plus comic relief that gets fired up when its needed; Alladin/Wendy plus Lucy=A blue haired kid that seems weak but its not and its main goal is to make friends/ and is capable of summoning a helper(Genie/key spirit); Morgiana/Erza= serious and strong, fights like hell and has a tragic past related to slavery and bullying; Sinbad/Gray: Likes to strip a lot; Kougyoku/Juvia: has a crush on the guy that likes to strip and has the power of  read more 
report Recommended by Orulyon
Both are about allmighty friendship. Both have enough comedy in the fights. Both have no noir at all. 
report Recommended by Real-Hussein
Both series are centered on friendship and have the same "never give up" motto. The main protagonist is in a guildsquad where there are a lot of people very different from each other. Both shows give the same vibe of "i will do anything to protect my friends" and "everyone can understand each other". Friendship, rivalry, fights, life or death battles. Different past story plot but both enjoyable 
report Recommended by oOoAurorAoOo
Bleach and Fairy Tail are both action packed but with a bit of humor slipped in. With pretty much unstoppable heroes the action is constant and both stories could seemingly go on forever. Both heroes travel and fight with groups and have a close feeling of comradery for the group members.  
report Recommended by dmonte
In both anime the main guy fights with fire. And also both main characters has a person that suports him and give him some advices in fights [for Tsuna it's the Arcobaleno Baby Reborn and for Natsu it's Happy the flying "cat"]. Also in Both Anime there is that "Powerfull" Person who wants to make something stronger, in Fairy Tail it's the Gilde and in Katekyo Hitman Reborn! it's the Family, and it doesn't even matter for him if it would take someones life. oh and doesn't remind you the name Natsu of some ultra cute lion that doesn' really look like a lion? ;P 
report Recommended by Haruka-chan95
- 2 boys, 2 girls and 1 "animal" - a different world - so many episodes - the soundtrack is very good - Kagome and Lucy looks like someone from the past (Kikyo and Lucy's mother)  
report Recommended by lynray
well its a shounen action type anime with awesome, very funny and unique characters it has a good storyline and awesome art and animation .If you liked DBZ you should like Fairy Tail 
report Recommended by Eyzi
Crazy cast of characters which balance each other as the storyline progresses. The serious plot line is broken up with nice hero bits. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Bright colors, rich character designs in both how the characters look and act, not to mention a fantastical adventure to hunt down stuff. One series is darker "Hunter x Hunter", and the other has a more comical side, "Fairy Tail", but they both cross to the other side at moments. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both series have a high production quality and give a very energetic feel. Though the settings are different they both give the same level of lots of excitement. Both series also feature the same levels of casual fanservice and have noticeably busty female characters. 
report Recommended by SuperTiencha
though the caracters are fairly familiar, the biggist reason for similarity is the style of fight with magic.....saying that one magic user have different types for their prospective abilities.. 
report Recommended by anslosax
Both deal with Magic and the whole idea of comrades. Once you get into the stories, you'd find the humor quite similar as well. 
report Recommended by PandoraxxHearts
Alot of characters share similar traits and role in the story like how Natsu and Lucy are pretty close to the way Goku and Bulma are. Hiro Mashima has even noted that Akira Toriyama was an influence. 
report Recommended by SuperTiencha
They are both fantasy and action shounen about magic. 
report Recommended by Cafer
If you like Fairy Tail you'll love KonoSuba, the anime very much so displays the aspects that appeal to most FT fans and make them love the show. If you enjoyed KonoSuba you will at the very least like the beginning of FT. Both these anime attract the viewers interest early on so don't worry about getting into them because you're going to know that this will be an anime you're going to relish within the first ep. Some factual similarities: - Fantasy - The settings are also pretty similar - Magic - A Guild - Not focused on in KonoSuba - Fun Characters - Good Comedy - KonoSuba does  read more 
report Recommended by Trap_Traps_Traps
These two anime have similar graphics and music. I think the characters are better in Log Horizon because they're more mature and clever. The story and the feeling are both better in Log Horizon, too. If you liked Fairy Tail, you will surely like this anime. It's a bit more mature and enjoyable than the similar shounens, especially endless shounens like Naruto, Hunter X Hunter, Fairy Tail, etc. 
report Recommended by Akishin
- setting (It's a fantasy world with significant presence of magic ... there are some giant monsters and dragons in both of them and scattered towns of different sizes. Apart from slightly advanced tech level in Fairy Tail the feeling of the world is about the same.) - visual style: Overall both shows are rather colourful. Super-deforming characters or entire scenes happens in both. - main characters: In both shows there are powerful magic users. Talking about main chars: Good natured, mostly quite powerful - beyond the level of 'average' heroes. The female center-character is quite different in this regard though between the two shows. Basically looking  read more 
report Recommended by Urisk
Both action packed anime! Great characters Great story Great OPs and EDs Amazing animation  
report Recommended by OtomeXOtaku
Shonen style show, colourful animations, with a cast of super powered teens, both shows are very hype feel-good shows. 
report Recommended by EspeonKing
Well, it is somewhat similar, main characters are a bit dumb, and funny. In these series both heroes use magic. Characters in FMA want to be a state alchemist, but in Fairy Tail, wants to become a mage in a guild named ''Fairy Tail''. 
report Recommended by Lilgnomy
They both have action and the 12 zodiac signs human saints!!The fights are awesome and really entertaining. Plus Tetsuya is the voice of Tenma!!! 
report Recommended by RosyXkid
Both series feature a female main as the main protagonist. Fushigi Yuugi is from an older era of Manga and Anime series. The series involves a colorfully diverse cast for both, yet rich world the viewer learns about more as they grow. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
They both have action and the 12 zodiac signs human saints!!The fights are awesome and really entertaining. Plus Tetsuya is the voice of Tenma!!! 
report Recommended by RosyXkid
In terms of the "Fantasy genre", Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? has small similarities to Fairy Tail because of how similar some of the monsters are in the anime and how it takes the notice of "guilds" in this anime. 
report Recommended by Calliefornia
Similarities: Both have talking cats, transformation sequences, and main characters who eat a lot (Usagi and Natsu). *both main characters are blondes (Usagi and Lucy) Differences: Sailor Moon is more marketed for girls while Fairy Tail is more for boys. 
report Recommended by fitzytail89
well its a shounen action type anime similar to Shaman King with awesome, very funny and unique characters it has a good storyline and awesome art and animation .If you liked Shaman King youll certainly like Fairy Tail 
report Recommended by Eyzi
Magic and similar personalities. Im pretty sure that if you like one, you're gonna like the other aswell. 
report Recommended by Emiko_Chan
- both are shounen comedy - both main characters are simple-minded but fun to watch - main cast contains a blonde girl 
report Recommended by Duzell
Although Sword Art Online is a video game, inside the virtual world there is magic, action, guilds, some romance, similar to Fairy Tale.  
report Recommended by renesmai13
Both feature worlds where people have unique powers. Both feature MCs who value their friends/comrades. Both have MCs that have really strong powers. Fairy Tail is a fantasy world whereas BnHA is a more realistic depiction of the real world. Fairy Tail has fanservice whereas HnHA has none.  
report Recommended by Goot
Both have an awesome blend of comedy, action, fantasy and sentimental drama though done in different styles. -EDIT- Forgot to mention that they both have an amazing OST 
report Recommended by CherryHawk
Both of these series have a very simular crack humor that is in fact very enjoyable, not to mention the characters in both shows are done to major extremes of each other. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Mondajiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? really caught me off guard. It's an incredibly magical experience, so if you like Fairy Tail then I think you'll love this. Both have interesting humor, lots of magic and spectacular adventure. I just started Mondajiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? and I am already hooked. 
report Recommended by explicit707
Both are about fighting with unique powers to become stronger, although unlike BNHA fairy tail is set in a medieval/fantasy time period while BNHA takes place far into the future. Both animes also feature a large cast of characters class (1-a/guild) that are comedic (kinda) and all have their own backstories and motivations. Fairy tail is much much larger than BNHA and is getting its final season in Fall. 
report Recommended by CalebTheMenace
Itsuki is very similar to Natsu who fights for his friends and his power is more than you can imagine. Trying to aim at the top this is very similar. Including the guilds they create are similar to Fairy Tail. 
report Recommended by Yokoai
both animes revolve the use of magic and unique abilities while emphasizing that friends are important. 
report Recommended by xXmetalloidXx
Fairy tail is about the journey of the members of the fairy tail guild mainly 5-6 characters and their quest and how much stronger they all get and increase as friends while assassination classroom is about "bad" kids who slowly Becime closer friends with each other and their sensei who they are trying to get kill so this is also a quest of friends who get stronger to overcome gigantic obstacles  
report Recommended by AnimeDefector
Both revolve around the man person using fire magic. Shana is more dramatic where Fairy Tail is more on the light-hearted side.  
report Recommended by Devastator004
Friendly infamous and talented adolescent boy hero and friends, wise cracking animal side kick, adventures and travel, strange hybrid man-beasts, and magic. Fairy Tail may be newer but the art of Jing holds up pretty well and the art styles as well as tone are rather similar. 
report Recommended by SoloButterfly
Set in a similar world of magic and classes, the environment of these two shows seem very similar. The hold many of the same elements, such as joining parties and guilds and growing stronger. While .hack//roots is more serious, Fairy Tale is very relaxed and quick paced to keep you interested. 
report Recommended by FedeBankai
The same a little bit but there both comedy. But the only think fairy tail is shounen and ouran high school host club is shoujo 
report Recommended by sky2a1
Very action-packed, good-feeling, comical, romantic at times, protagonist most people can identify with, occasional nudity, etc. 
report Recommended by zaktzu
Teenage boy introduces teenage girl into a new type of lifestyle. In Lucy's case she is introduced to Fairytail and in Hiyori's case she is introduced to world filled with gods, and phantoms. Both pairs ultimately form a strong friendship and have a hint of possible romance. Noragami and Fairytail are both great anime's featuring interesting character and are both packed with comedy.  
report Recommended by poorqs
They have a community where heroes take missions and also both have a simple way to use superpowers. I'm just recommending these anime's because they have similarities, but I particularly hate Fairy Tail and I quite like One Punch Man. 
report Recommended by Zardyllas
similar in the way that magic is a thing and a large portion of the world knows about it but not everyone can use it but FT world kind of relies on it....still a good show, watch it 
report Recommended by Zukumei
simmiliar in personallity Souma Personallity simmiliar to natsu, yankee, fight for friend, growing, like to do outrageus thing, act by instict without thinking Erina personality kind of like Lucy, like the main protaganist but not showing it, but when the protagonist do think to help her, she really happy although not showing it in the surface, like Assertive man(?) she like to be forced to do thing even though she say don't want to she still doing the request from the protagonist. 
report Recommended by PotanX
So you like how Lucy Heartfilia has a bunch of spirits with wacky personalities who help her out and stuff, but you really wish Lucy was a little girl and also a princess with attitude problems? Perfect, go watch Yume no Crayon Oukoku. 
report Recommended by redac_ted
Fairy Tail and Divine Gate are pretty similar inside and out. - Characters use 'elements' or 'magic' falling in to different types. - They both have a hot headed protagonist that uses flames who is looking for his dad. - They both have very colorful scenes. - They both focus on the importance of teamwork. - They both have characters with tragic backstories that are trying to achieve their dreams. If you like Divine Gate, Fairy Tail is a must watch.  
report Recommended by thelectricow
Both are shonen anime. The story follows a main character and a group of friends in a guild which resolves around friendship. Both series resolve around a couple of fighting arcs, finding a sort of meaning to their lives and certain answers which the shows start with. 
report Recommended by Legendmons
Both animes have very comedic main characters and have similar story lines where the main antagonist fights monsters to help their land/Guild. Both main protagonists have a main companion in fairy tail that would be Happy, and in Choujigen Game Neptune that would be the sister Nepgear. Each of the animes also have a little fighting group that are the strongest of their time.  
report Recommended by DarknessReality
Characters are similar, with similar dynamics: Natsu is an optimistic, adventurous, happy-go-lucky guy, like Sonic. He has a companion without whom he doesn't go anywhere, Happy, which is similar to how Sonic behaves with Tails. Lucy drops into the story very suddenly, but later becomes an integral part of the team, wants to stay with its members for as long as possible, and takes a liking to the adventurous main character, as does Chris Thorndyke. Grey's a hot-headed, kinda aggressive person, who has constant conflicts with the main character, like Knuckles. All characters have special abilities. They have a similar tone as well (mixing drama with comedy regularly, with several action  read more 
report Recommended by Lucisz
The battles are magic-based. There are mythical creatures like dragons. Awesome story. There are funny moments. 
report Recommended by Half-MagePrince
About friendship. They are similar by how they treasure their nakama (friends). 
report Recommended by binsu
Both got the "never give up" message. Fairy Tail is like a new saint seiya with an ecchi add-on. If you want to see something like SS in this day but as an battle shounen you must try this. Unfortunately,FT wasn't made for phylosophy or deep thinking. But,you can have the same fun with it. 
report Recommended by AlexandreFreitas
Both include endless fighting for several reasons. While "Akame ga Kill!" is focused on revenge and justice, as well as hostile and corrupt law enforcement, "Fairy Tail" is focused on family and the evil nature of humans, as well as chaotic and depraved villains. Both series include magic and magic weapons, and both are comedic at times. While "Fairy Tail" is more lighthearted, "Akame ga Kill" has a dark and malicious plot. Both are dramatic and focused on a similar sort of justice, after the motto: "An eye for an eye". "Akame ga Kill" has 24 episodes and one season. "Fairy Tail" has over 200 episodes and two  read more 
report Recommended by Shoichi
The animes have more in common in the characters personalities and looking, Gray is like Imaizumi and Naruko like Natsu. Natsu and Naruko are persons a little dumb, and Imaizumi and Gray good looking, self confident, and arrogant. Both keeps fightings, are of "sides differents", but are really friends. 
report Recommended by TheLe0
Well, you may look at it this way: -They both have GUILDS! -both have the evil groups and good ones -they both have comedy (although Fairy Tail has waaay more) The only difference is that Stray Dogs has more of a story that develops rather than in Fairy Tail where they do have a story but it's not fully developed like SD. It's confusing but once you watch both, you'll see what I mean) 
report Recommended by florizeta
-Both anime’s are about a young boy who are pretty special. Natsu has a rare dragons slayer power while the main character from radiant has horns and can use magic with his bare hands. -Both anime has the same magical world, fantasy theme -Both have similar goal. Fairy tails goal is to find igneel and become a powerful wizard, while in radiant is to find the island radiant and become the strongest wizard -Both lightheart, typical classic shouen jump anime feel -Both main character is impulsive and makes a disaster everywhere they go and rack up lots of debt, similar personality  
report Recommended by iNinjeek
They are fantastic-topic anime, and talk about magic and these things...  
report Recommended by andoresu
the main characters are using magic, both of them has a similar Atmosphere 
report Recommended by -SoraChan-
Fairy is also a lighthearted comedy (with some action) but probably the biggest similarity and perhaps the best point of both series is Hirano Aya (Lucy in Fairy Tail and Ayumi in Hyakko). 
report Recommended by Chibi_Hige
Lots of awesome fights along with an overlayed plot that makes it a really awesome show! 
report Recommended by Glamrgrl104
These 2 anime are similar in the fact that they both have guilds and go on quests, they use magic in various ways and how the characters come together and sorta join to make teams to deal with the challenges they get  
report Recommended by MiniGhostly
Both Anime have fairy tal type stories with modern twists to them. One... Dragon Crisis, takes place in a modern day setting, while Fairy Tail takes place in a time of an older era, but is given modern day trends and a small bit of technollogy, like vehichles that run on magical power and trains. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Fairy Tail and Magic Knight Rayearth are similar by some points. First, both anime take place in fantasy wolrd, where magic, dragon and those kind of things are common. Also, they both have the "nakama" point. The three girls gets many powerup through the series of MKR as well Natsu, Lucy, Erza and Grey. The most reason of their powerup is the care for their friends. Those two anime does not have a great plot. 
report Recommended by Yammi-Reckorrd
Same atmosphere. Both have spells, monsters and a medieval style remembering some Classics RPGs. Also, Tales of Abyss have a RPG game. 
report Recommended by bereta002
Both about magic world & power, and both are similar humours. And graphism are too great . 
report Recommended by cainael
The main character is a female teamed up with male characters from the same group. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both about magic world & power, and both are similar humours. And graphism are too great  
report Recommended by cainael
Both mix historical ideas into a modern setting in various ways. The music is also very similar and there is a bit of humor built in. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both have a europen medieval style and wizards casting spells, monster, etc. Also, in Dragon Quest Dai have knights casting spells. 
report Recommended by bereta002
The main character sets out to fulfill their dreams despite the fact there are things set out against them. The art style has quite a bit of detail in both Anime and they both have their humor and serious points, not to mention fight scenes. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
both deal with the 12 zodiacs impersonated, even though in fairy tail they have a more minor role. its funny how the Leo in both series is voiced by the same person :D 
report Recommended by flyingpardin
They share: Alot of fighting, interesting characters, raging comedy and exploring. They dont really remind me of each other, but I think if you like one you would like the other:)) 
report Recommended by aishiteruu
Both of these Anime feature females who go on an adventure to break away from what they are expected to become. The story also has a fantastical element to it. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Tons of action and plot twists, interesting character developments, epic plot. 
report Recommended by BasedKubo
Magic is used in battle in both series. Also each person/monster/demon has different kinds of magic so there's lots of variaty. In both series comedie is mixed in fillers or the battle themself 
report Recommended by pyredo
Both series has a wide variety of characters. They are all part of a guild/school who band together to stop their enemies. The main theme is friendship/nakama. Add action, comedy, drama, and different abilities. Many of the characters have their own backstory that made them who they are today. You may think that they won't get any screentime but they do. Out main character meets a girl who changes his life forever. 
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
Fairy Tail is definitely the closest anime I've seen to Kaitou Joker !!! From jokes to characters, there is good resemblance XD only Kaitou Joker is stealing and Fairy Tail is battle shounen Joker - Natsu Hachi - Happy Queen - Lucy Spade - Gray There is similar style and feeling that I enjoy watching !!! Team of Kaitous in Kaitou Joker and Team of Magicians in Fairy Tail XD 
report Recommended by iamYuyaSakaki
Natsu and Ash have extremely similar personalities, and Misty is like Lucy. Plus, some of the attacks/magic kinda look similar. And both are focused a lot on friendship. 
report Recommended by Dawntiger
They Nakama Hard! Also there is some rockin' ass music 
report Recommended by SlayerJim
It is kind of hard to explain why I would recomend these to. To me, they both had lovable characters, the humour was simular, though one storyline took on a darker side. I also enjoyed the character designs and the crispness in the animation. I guess the best way to put it is, both are kind of like Fairy Tales in the long run, though some people may not realize it for Angel Beats! at first. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
well its a shounen action type anime with awesome, very funny and unique characters it has a good storyline and awesome art and animation .If you liked DBGT you should watch Fairy Tail 
report Recommended by Eyzi
The boy who's i total idiot but clearly talented with the female side character, both get picked on, get into fights, are in an organization with lots of friends and their purpose? To help and protect. 
report Recommended by Ajrusse1994
well its a shounen action type anime with awesome, very funny and unique characters it has a good storyline and awesome art and animation .If you liked Shounen Onmyouji youll probably like Fairy Tail 
report Recommended by Eyzi
well its a shounen action type anime similar to Kekkaishi with awesome, very funny and unique characters it has a good storyline and awesome art and animation .If you liked Kekkaishi youll definitly like Fairy Tail 
report Recommended by Eyzi
well its a shounen action type anime with awesome, very funny and unique characters it has a good storyline and awesome art and animation .If you liked DBK you might like Fairy Tail 
report Recommended by Eyzi
They are similar in the fact that the english dub version of each is a little irish (music for fairy tail-speech for tears to tiara). the settings are pretty different and the comedy side of things are more toned down in tears to tiara whereas fairy tail is more modern. the fighting side of things are great on both sides and an air of mystery hangs around a few episodes.but altogether if you watch them they will entertain you quite efficiently :D xx 
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