Been a fan of it since l am a kid. Me and my bro loved the series with pure enjoyment because of its zany plot , wacky characters and plenty of but whooping. I am also a fan of Hiro Mashima's works like RAVE Master, Monster Soul, Monster Hunter Orage, Cocona and Fairy Tail but the latest doesn't keep up with my expectations [RAVE is awesome xD] the art is decent but the story is stil developing for me. The thing l like about both is their unique character designs for both series, examples go as far as square headed characters and powers that would be normally useless in other forms of fiction .
And what is up with the Sieghart wannabes? That is no way to treat such a wonderful character by making chumps out of his concept [WTF Siglien?]
Some Character design Similarities
Gray - Musica
Natsu- Haru + Let
Erza - Julia
Lucy - Elie Read RAVE
before you tread into Fairy Tail