Long before she would found Fairy Tail, first master Mavis Vermillion is left under the care of the Red Lizard guild. Abused and belittled at every opportunity, she is forced to complete difficult chores. Despite this horrific treatment, Mavis refuses to cry, for if she did, she would not be able to meet the fairies. However, her life of servitude comes to an abrupt end when the Blue Skull guild raids her home, leaving only Mavis and the guild master's daughter Zera alive.
For many years, Mavis and Zera live alone, taking care of each other. But this all changes when a band of treasure hunters come to the island in search of the Tenrou Jade—a precious gem that is sacred to the island. With the arrival of new faces, her life begins to change again. Mavis has never stopped wishing to meet the fairies, and now she may finally have the chance to find them.
I'm NOT a fan of the Fairy Tail series.
In fact it's the only series I've tried to stay away from simply because in my opinion Natsu is a boring character that doesn't capture the right feeling for a series like Fairy Tail.
On the other hand Mavis does!
I read Chapter 1 like months ago just because my friend said it was worth it.
MY GOD HE WAS RIGHT!
Mavis is such an incredible character!
Her terrible story is beautifully written and the twist ending adds and develops her amazing character.
Sure if I was an active fan of FT I would have exploded from this series since it explained and
showed the start of the Fairy Tail guild and it even involved Zeref somewhere.
I love Zeref's character, he's super badass and he has a soft and sweet side to himself, wanna know which over antagonist is like that?
Itachi Uchiha from the Naruto series!
I think that's why Zeref's character stood out so much to me.
Which is most likely why I dislike Natsu so much, he's pretty similar to Sasuke.
It doesn't help that I've seen Natsu having fire powers as well XD
The only this I disliked about this manga series was that is was too short.
I read the wikia and know that Mavis appears in the FT series at certain points.
I strongly suggest fans of this manga to check out any chapters of FT with Mavis in them because those specific chapters are really good!
Simply fantastic, can be influenced by my adoration of Mavis, but I liked much of the story with her as protagonist, Mavis is a character that is hard not to sympathize, I thought I would tell to the end the story of Mavis, but even being up the creation of the guild was actually really 13 chapters that I liked more than any major, ok some will say I'm exaggerating, but there is no words to describe how this sleeve is perfect, a summary fast it: mavis child, mavis crying, mavis happy, sad mavis, mavis in the bath, using magic mavis, mavis almost dying, so
... are many mavis.
Fairy Tail Zero...
Well this is one of the proofs that Mashima can make a story without an asspull power of friendship. A believable way to make characters stronger, a reaction to an action that hasn't been reversed like we so often see in Fairy Tail.
And good characters.
Yes, there are some predictable things about certain characters and if you read Fairy Tail prior to reading this then there's not much of a tension or sense of real danger.
On the other hand reading Fairy Tail Zero doesn't require reading Fairy Tail, it can be a stand alone manga and work perfectly fine, so all in all a
decent 8 out of 10.
While we are familiar with most of the main cast Yury is the new one and I much enjoyed his path from the treasure loving individual to the character we reach in the end.
Mavis, well how she grew up was quite cliche to be frank, but in the end she is a decent character, nothing more, nothing else.
The villain of the story didn't leave any significant impact on me, the fact that he wasn't fully defeated did impress me to a certain extent though. It's just that it never felt like he had that villain vibe you get, just not enough of an impact. The ending scene with him is a very nice touch though.
Warning This Review Contains Spoilers !
Fairy Tail Zero was really a nice manga to read. It was fun to find out how the Fairy Tail Guild was created, and to find out the reason behind it. Mavis is really an incredible character, i also like Yuri (Makarovs Father) and all the other characters. They learned magic thanks to Zeref who taught them how to use lighting, wood, fire and other types to. It was an akward moment to find out that zera wasnt even alive that she was an illusion created by Mavis. But i still think its a great manga i recommend it to
all Fairy Tail fans.