Fire Dragon, Monkey, and Bull

Fire Dragon, Monkey, and Bull is an anime episode of Fairy Tail that was released on 10/19/2009
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Lucy's dream comes true when Natsu and Happy take her to their headquarters in Magnolia to meet the rowdy members of Fairy Tail. For her first job, Lucy braves Mt. Hakobe with her new friends to find a missing wizard.
— FUNimation

Plot Summary

Fire Dragon, Monkey, and Bull
Kanji火竜と猿と牛
RomajiKaryū to Saru to Ushi
Air Dates
October 19, 2009
November 22, 2011
Counterpart
MangaCh. 2-3 (Vol. 1)
Theme Music
OpeningSnow Fairy
EndingKanpeki Gū no ne
(List of theme music)
Eyecatch
Not quite what Lucy expected...
Not quite what Lucy expected...

Lucy finally attains her goal of joining the Fairy Tail guild under the guidance of Natsu Dragneel and Happy, only to find the guild full of a rambunctious crowd of wizards with very unique characters. Lucy's first stay at her new guild is cut short as she joins Natsu on a task to rescue a fellow guildmate on a mission, Macao Conbolt.

Arriving at the mountain where Macao took his mission, Lucy and Natsu find themselves attacked by an apelike Vulcan monster with a particular weakness for young women. The monster decides to take Lucy hostage, and Natsu is forced to chase after the Vulcan spirit to rescue her. With the help of Lucy's Taurus Spirit, a large cow wielding an axe that exhibits a very similar weakness for young women, Natsu is able to defeat the Vulcan -- only to find it was actually Macao, taken over by the Vulcan. Lucy, much to her amazement, later finds out that Macao actually defeated 19 of the beasts himself, only succumbing to the 20th one that took over his body.

Successfully returning to the guild, Macao enjoys a reunion with his son Romeo, having proven to Romeo that his father is no pushover. Lucy realizes that the dedication Natsu showed to his guildmate was one of the reasons she joined Fairy Tail, and is happy to be part of that, even if they're known for being an unruly and unmanageable lot.

Points of Interest

Quotes

The following quotes are from the FUNimation subtitle script, timestamps are approximate.

QuoteTime
Makarov: "Worry about the eyes watching from high above and you will make no progress in the ways of magic! Don't let the fools on the magic council scare you! Follow the path you believe in! That's what Fairy Tail wizards do!"
— Speech to the guild.
08:27
Mirajane: "When Natsu was little, the dragon found him in the forest, took him in, and taught him all about language, culture, and magic. But... But, one day, the dragon suddenly disappeared."
— Talking to Lucy about Natsu's past.
12:03
Natsu: "Listen up! All the members of Fairy Tail are my comrades and friends! From Gramps and Mira to those annoying jerks Gray and Elfman! Happy and Lucy are my friends, too. Which is why... I'm taking Macao back with me!"
— Lecturing the Vulcan.
17:36
Lucy: "July 4th. Sunny, followed by a blizzard, then sunny again. Fairy Tail is one crazy, messed up guild, but the people are really fun, warm-hearted, and nice. I'm still just a newcomer here, but I love this guild!"
— Voice-over at the end of the episode.
22:10

Fights

Natsu Dragneel & Lucy Heartfilia vs. Vulcan (Macao Conbolt)

  • Status: Started & Concluded
  • Notes: The Vulcan is actually Macao, who has been taken over. Natsu does most of the fighting and delivers the finishing blow to the Vulcan, as he mistakenly knocks Taurus out, thinking he's another monster.

Abilities, Moves, & Items Used

Abilities include types of magic and combat. Moves include spells and techniques.

CharacterAbilities, Moves, & Items
Cana AlberonaAbilities Used
  • Card Magic
Items Used
  • Magic Card
Gray FullbusterAbilities Used
  • Ice-Make (Molding Magic)
  • Hand-to-Hand Combat
Elfman StraussAbilities Used
  • Beast Soul (Take Over)
  • Hand-to-Hand Combat
Moves Used
  • Beast Arm: Stone Bull
LokeAbilities Used
  • Ring Magic
VulcanAbilities Used
  • Take Over
  • Hand-to-Hand Combat
Items Used
  • Twin Bladed Ax (Taurus')
Natsu DragneelAbilities Used
Moves Used
  • Fire Dragon's Iron Fist
Makarov DreyarAbilities Used
  • Titan
  • Fire Magic
Lucy HeartfiliaAbilities Used
  • Celestial Spirit Magic
Moves Used
Items Used
  • Gate of the Clock Key
  • Gate of the Golden Bull Key
TaurusAbilities Used
  • Weapon Combat
Moves Used
  • Rampage
Items Used
  • Twin Bladed Ax
HappyAbilities Used
  • Aera

Manga & Anime Differences

  • In the manga, Taurus saves Lucy and Happy who were hanging on to Natsu and Macao from falling off the cliff whereas in the anime, this does not occur.

Characters & Voice Actors

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Lucy Heartfilia ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Aya Hirano ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Cherami Leigh ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Natsu Dragneel ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tetsuya Kakihara ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Todd Haberkorn ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Happy ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Rie Kugimiya ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Tia Ballard ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Gray Fullbuster ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yuuichi Nakamura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Newton Pittman ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Cana Alberona ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Eri Kitamura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Jamie Marchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Elfman Strauss ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Hiroki Yasumoto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Christopher R. Sabat ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Mirajane Strauss ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ryoko Ono ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Monica Rial ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Makarov Dreyar ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Shinichi Kotani ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
R. Bruce Elliot ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Macao Conbolt ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Brian Mathis ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Loke ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Daisuke Kishio ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Eric Vale ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Romeo Conbolt ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Mariya Ise ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kayla Carlyle ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Taurus ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Eiji Sekiguchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Horologium ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ben Bryant ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Masaki Kawanabe ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Levy McGarden ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Mariya Ise ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kristi Bingham ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Jet ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Michael Chinnici ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Masaki Kawanabe ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Droy ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Eiji Sekiguchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Zach Bolton ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Nab Lasaro ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Mike McFarland ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Reedus Jonah ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Sonny Strait ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Jellal Fernandes ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Daisuke Namikawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Rob McCollum ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Bisca Mulan ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Satomi Arai ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Angela Chase ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Alzack Connell ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Austin Tindle ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Yoshimitsu Shimoyama ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Vijeeter Ecor ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tyler Walker ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Eiji Sekiguchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Ultear Milkovich ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Miyuki Sawashiro ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Lydia Mackay ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Igneel ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Hidekatsu Shibata ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Warren Rocko ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Daisuke Kageura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Wakaba Mine ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Charles Campbell ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Daisuke Kageura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Vulcan ( x ) ( x ) ( x )

Credits

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Hiro Mashima Concept Artist The mangaka of the popular action/adventure/fantasy series Fairy Tail.
Shinji Ishihira Director A Storyboard artist that is the Director of the Fairy Tail anime.
Masashi Sogo Series Composition
Aoi Yamamoto Character Artist/Designer Animator
Tyler Walker ADR Director (English) Tyler Walker is an ADR Director for FUNimation.
Atsuhiro Tomioka Writer
Yasuharu Takanashi Music The composer of most anime installments. He also composed four Pretty Cure series: Fresh, Heartcatch, Suite, and Smile.

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