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Mirajane Strauss is a anime/manga character in the Fairy Tail franchise
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Intro

Welcome to Anime Vice's Advanced Guide to Fairy Tail. This is a tribute to the wiki editors, the fans, and the success of Fairy Tail and l! In this guide, we will explore what is a guild, the types of magic, and the characters. Be prepare for a nice action packed and dramatic, tragic stories of Fairy Tail's characters!

We'll be covering up to Phantom Arc. After the Lullaby arc, the Galuna Island arc takes place before the Phantom Arc. For the Galuna Island Arc, it covers volumes 4-6 and in the anime, episodes 11-18. In the manga, the Phantom arc covers volumes 7-9 whereas, in the anime, it is episodes 21-30.

Previously

Since a Beginner's Guide on Fairy Tail by JasonBog covered the background of Fairy Tail and its characters, we will discuss briefly the first few episodes before diving into the major story arcs.

After Natsu and Happy befriended Lucy and take her to their guild for the first time, her first impressions of Fairy Tail is a bit wild. Even though her guild members are rough and rowdy, the atmosphere is warm and friendly.

Galuna Arc

To show that they have the skills, Happy steals an S - class mission flyer, and Natsu takes Lucy and Happy with him as they head off to Galuna Island. Over there, they learn about the curse of the moon that causes the locals to become demons. When Gray appears, he and his group meet his old friend, Lyon, who wants to revive Deliora and defeat him to prove that he has surpassed their teacher, Ur. Will Gray and his friends stop Lyon's plans?

Phantom Guild Arc

After foiling Lyon's plan and solve the mystery of Galuna Island, Natsu and his group find their guild home impaled by iron pillars. As Fairy Tail guild discover that their group, Shadow Gear, has been pierced and hanged on the tree, Makarov declares an all out war with Phantom Guild. Unbeknownst to Fairy Tail guild, Jose Porla, the head of Phantom Guild has different objectives. Find out to see if Fairy Tail can defeat Phantom Guild.

New Characters

Makarov Dreyar
Makarov Dreyar
Voiced by: Shinichi Kotani R. Bruce Elliot
Makarov is the guild master of Fairy Tail and Laxus Dreyar's grandfather. He is like a father to his guild as he gives them advice and protects his guild from enemies.
Mirajane Strauss
Mirajane Strauss
Voiced by: Ryoko Ono Monica Rial
Mirajane is the poster mage of Fairy Tail due to her beauty and cheerful personality. She poses for the Weekly Sorcerer magazine. She helps her guild by providing advice on jobs, and she mans the bar.
Lyon Bastia
Lyon Bastia
Voiced by: Yuki Kaji Jerry Jewell (adult)
Lyon Bastia is an ice mage from Lamia Scale and a student of Ur, Gray's teacher. He blames Gray for ruining his dream to surpass his teacher. Unlike Gray, Lyon's ice attacks are in the form of living creatures.
Sherry Blendi
Sherry Blendi
Voiced by: Yuka Iguchi Trina Nishimura
Sherry is Lyon's follower from Lamia Scale, and she puts love as her highest priority. Her magic allows her to controls inanimate objects. Plus, she has a huge pet rat named Angelica.
Gajeel Redfox
Gajeel Redfox
Voiced by: Wataru Hatano David Wald
Gajeel is an Iron Dragon Slayer of Phantom Guild who enjoys fighting. He attacks Shadow Gear and pins them to the trees. He is a vicious beast who gorges on iron to refill his magic. Like Natsu, Gajeel possesses a keen sense of smell and super strength.
Juvia Loxar
Juvia Loxar
Voiced by: Mai Nakahara Brina Palencia
Juvia is one of Phantom's Guild, Element Four. As a water mage, Juvia can change her body to water and form various attacks. She usually talks in third person and carries a teru teru bōzu.

Terminology

In the world of Fairy Tail, there are concepts that you must know by now.

  • Guild - A union between a group of people to reach a common goal. The benefits of creating a guild are the protection, promise of jobs and money, and a place in society.
  • Dragon Slayers - Originally, these mages use their dragon based magic to slay dragons. Now, there are two mages, who were taught by a dragon, use their magic for their missions.
  • Celestial Wizards and Spirits - A Celestial Wizard uses the power of Celestial Spirits who are beings from another world. By making a contract, they can summon their partners by using a gate key to open a portal. As of now, the types of gate keys are silver and gold. Silver is regular while gold is for the 12 Zodiac spirits who are the top beings of the Celestial World.

Verdict

Fairy Tail's two arcs show the tenacity and the perseverance of these young mages who will not stop fighting to save their friends and their guild. To abandon their friend is taboo. There are a lot of action and major battles in the Phantom Guild such as a huge showdown between Element Four and Fairy Tail's finest mages. Also, you get to see some of Fairy Tail's mages' past history such as Happy's origin, Gray's past, and much more.

You can watch Fairy Tail legally at Crunchyroll, Funimation, or HULU.

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Plot

Welcome everyone to the Weekly Fairy Tail report! The Fairy Tail gang is taking the fight on Zentopia's turf to defeat the Oracion Seis and stop the nightmare.

Fairy Tail's Race Against Time
Fairy Tail's Race Against Time

Cardinal Rapowant's devious plans begin coming to fruition as time itself warps, affecting even the Fairy Tail members aboard Ichiya's Christina. En route to rescue Natsu and Lucy, they become children, elderly, and even different species!

Via Crunchyroll

Verdict

Beware of spoilers!

Good

Wendy and Tanooki Carla
Wendy and Tanooki Carla
  • Mirajane's fight with Racer is good but not better than her fight with Mary Hughes.
  • Ichiya has become a cool and serious person in this filler arc. He give Lucy advice about relying on friendship. Plus, he hasn't done his parfum sniffing thing with Erza.
  • The Fairy Tail gang has some time mishaps. Wendy and the Exceeds' alternate forms are awesome.

Bad

Are we almost done with arc?
Are we almost done with arc?
  • We all know the animation in this filler arc is not that great when you compared to Tenrou Island arc. It's tough to enjoy some of the cool action scenes.
  • Perception of Time: I remembered that the nightmare should alter one's sense of time, yet in this episode, it transform folks, objects, and their environments.
  • It might be slow for you guys and gals since the whole episode is about Fairy Tail getting to Oracion Seis and it sets up more battles for next episode.

Overall, the episode is good but not great. With the mystery almost solved, the episode didn't have much interesting things. I hope the fight in the next episode will be better.

Thanks to Random Curiosity for the images.

Thanks

Thank you everyone for reading this report. Please support the franchise and the wiki editors who are juggling school/family/work and the wiki project.

Wiki Progress: Check out our Fairy Tail wiki project and list.

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Welcome to another Fairy Tail weekly report! It looks like this filler arc would take longer than expected because of the new opening and ending theme songs have the Oracion Seis members making another debut.

Plot

Mary Hughes breaks a taboo by unleashing her ultimate power! Can Mirajane out-ultimate her? Plus, Natsu takes on a giant octopus! And... the debut of the Jiggle Jugs Gang?! (Warning: It's not as appealing as it sounds...)

By Crunchyroll

Verdict

Good

Mirajane's awesome new Satan Soul
Mirajane's awesome new Satan Soul
  • We finally got some action with Mirajane. Though, it's a bit short. I thought we're going to relive the same moment between Freed and Mirajane, but Mirajane cracks me up with "bad girl."
  • Natsu's group is making progress. Next episode, we might get a fight between Byro and Natsu to make for the lame fight between Gildartz and Byro.
  • Little Asuka makes another appearance. I find her adorable. Romeo is getting some attention which is excellent.
  • Theme Songs: I liked the ending's song more than the opening, but the opening had better sequence. What do you guys and gals feel about the new theme songs?

Please enjoy the images that my partner, Daniel Newton, uploaded.

I liked her new Satan Soul, but I'm at a loss with her wings. It looks strange.

Bad

Be careful what you wished for
Be careful what you wished for
  • Too many interruptions with other scenes especially for Mirajane's battle. I think they should just focus on two stories.
  • Jiggle Jugs Gang is a little weird. Fans might riot and demand fan service not disservice.

Bizarre

Erza loves that suit
Erza loves that suit
  • I remember people wanting to see a female bandit group with big boobs. Well, your wish came sort of true. Instead, we got fat guys with moobs, the Jiggle Jugs Gang. Hiro Mashima is just too cruel.
  • Erza has her gang wear the Big Butt Bandits spandex in order to get Charle to overcome her fear.

Overall, this episode is much better than the last one. It has some action and some spotlight on the minor characters. I have nothing against Natsu, but I feel his battles are usually stale with the exception of his battle with Laxus and Jellal.

Thanks

Thank you guys and gals for reading this report. Please support the anime series and the wiki editors who are working hard on Fairy Tail and other series in Anime Vice.

Wiki Progress:

  • Daniel uploaded images and did a fine job formatting the episodes and captioning the images. I think he changed some names such as adding Straus to Elfman's family and changed Charle to Carla. I don't mind. The Japanese translation is tough.
  • Obsidian609 updated Mirajane's Satan Soul section.
  • I did the plot summary for this week's episode, but I didn't do much since I had to take care of Campione!, Arcana Famiglia, and other wiki projects (Please see my July's new wiki projects).

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