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  • Actors: Aya Hirano, Tetsuya Kakihara, Hiroki Touchi
  • Directors: Shinji Ishihira
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Japanese
  • Dubbed: Japanese
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Manga Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Mar. 2012
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005ZJCI2E
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,638 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Lucy is a 17-year-old girl, who wants to be a full-fledged mage. One day when visiting Harujion Town, she meets Natsu, a young man who gets sick easily by any type of transportation. But Natsu isn't just any ordinary kid, he's a member of one of the world's most infamous mage guilds: Fairy Tail. Fairy Tail Part 1 collects the first 13 magical episodes of this amazing new anime series from the creators of Air Gear and Fullmetal Panic.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C Dickinson on 10 May 2012
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I wasn't too sure what to expect with Fairy Tail, given that the other major long-running shounen series like Bleach, Naruto and One Piece never really appealed to me. After taking a punt and buying this release, I was pleasantly surprised to find Fairy Tail (based on the first twelve episodes) is an amusing adventure anime, though it does have its cliched moments.

The basic premise of the show is nothing to write home about - girl has seemingly hopeless dream of joining a certain magical guild, yet ends up a member more by luck than judgement. Fairy Tail's main strength is in the core set of characters. Lucy, Natsu, Happy, Erza and Gray all combine to form a group of adventurers that keep the viewer entertained with their various antics. Happy in particular has some one-liners (usually directed at Lucy) that made me laugh out loud.

With there only being twelve episodes in this first release, the story does not advance too much, and there are only two or three short storylines, but they all serve as effective introductions to the main characters and quite a few of the side characters too.

I've heard quite a few people complain that the UK has only recieved a DVD release for Fairy Tail, but as I understand it, the US blu-ray releases are only upscales. Watching this DVD release on a blu-ray player gives a picture quality that, at least in my opinion, looks perfectly fine.

In short, I'd recommend Fairy Tail to anyone who is a fan of shounen anime, and to anyone who is looking for an amusing long-running series to invest in. There's nothing high-brow or sophisticated about the series, but I think that's part of Fairy Tail's charm. It's a fun ride that you can sit back, relax and enjoy. I'm already looking forward to continuing the journey in part 2.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. R. Alexander TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 Mar. 2012
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Lucy is a young wizard looking to join one of Fiore's magic guilds. The guild she wants to join most is Fairy Tail, a guild infamous for the amount of collateral damage they cause. After a meeting with the eccentric Natsu and his flying cat Happy, Lucy gets the chance to follower her dream and join the energetic and friendly guild.

This two disc set of the `Fairy Tail' anime contains the first twelve episodes of the series. Unfortunately, the beginning of the manga was always somewhat weak and the same can be said of this anime as it isn't until episode eleven and the beginning of the Demon Island arc that the series gets better than average. The first few arcs of the story are really only introductory arcs, designed to get people use to the world and characters and it isn't until the final two episodes of this set that things begin to get interesting. The adaption is, so far, relatively faithful to the original manga with only a single filler episode and that does have some scenes based on one of the manga's extra chapters.

The animation for the series is generally good but it is somewhat annoying that they use stock footage for some of the attacks and spells. It is also somewhat annoying that they have a transformation sequence when Erza changes her armour as her magic is said in series to be quicker than anyone else's.

The English dub also something of a mixed bag with some good points and some bad. On the good side, Colleen Clinkenbeard is perfect as Erza and Monica Rial is also very good as Mirajane. On the other hand I am not a fan of Todd Haberkorn voicing Natsu and some of the other voices will take a little getting used to. The set does, of course, include the original Japanese as well though.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By James Hanson on 13 Mar. 2012
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Length: 3:01 Mins
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hopeless on 11 Mar. 2012
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Well after god knows how long its finally been released on dvd here in the UK!

Before this I had to rely on youtube just to catch this series and it is well worth the wait.

Before you start talking about blu ray please remember for some of us dvd is good enough and whilst I haven't bothered to check the differences since certain produces apparently have forgotten that they're supposed to be aiming these at both markets well all I can say is that this IS worth it since unless you're happy with just the manga release this is quite a prize.

To those unfamiliar with this series imagine a sword and sorcery series focusing on wizards... well wizards who are far from wthe stereotypical spellcaster what with an armoured wizardress whose ability to swap her armour and weapons depending on need doesn't quite cover all you have to look out for when you meet Ezra, then there's Gray the Cryokinetic wizard whose alarming tendency to strip because he's used to arctic temperatures doesn't cover his gruff attitude, then there's Lucy the Celestial Summoner whose most powerful spirit is not quite as friendly to her mistress as you'd think!
Well I really ought to mention Natsu the Pyrokinetic wizard thats if your dragon slayer is a mix of martial arts monk and transmuter wizard whose single most attribute is the massive amount of collateral damage he inflicts on the terrain around him since he really isn't someone you pick a fight with inside a house, town, city and especially not fortresses which you'll see for yourself when you watch this series.
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