「ナツ vs. 双竜」 (Natsu vs. Souryuu)
“Natsu vs. the Twin Dragons”

The fact that this show reached its end does not surprise me considering how close to the manga it is at this point. I do think that the ending point was quite bad though. Well, to be honest, it’s not really bad, but rather abrupt and sudden. It’s frustrating to see an anime end in the middle of an arc. It’s hard to say what will happen from now on, but this is most likely not the end. I’m not even sure why I mentioned that considering that this ended with a “To be continued” screen. The question is, when will it continue? I assume it’s not any time soon but hopefully not too far away. It would be nice to see the rest of this arc animated fairly soon when it has been completed in the manga. I wonder if that’s what they’ll do, or if they’re going to wait for the manga to go even further than that so there can be another long running TV show for this amazing series? I guess all we have to do for now is to wait and see. Luckily we have the manga so we don’t have to deal with this painful cliffhanger. It’s definitely a cruel and frustrating ending, and I really recommend all the anime-only fans to pick up the source material, unless you are able to deal with this (I would probably have died).

Anyway, FAIRY TAIL is now over, at least this TV series. As far as I know, there will be a rerun of this under a different name. I still do not know why the title has been changed but I intend to check the first episode out to see if there are any significant differences compared to the original. Although, I kind of doubt that, but we’ll see. FAIRY TAIL BEST! is the new title, so check it out.

So how was this finale? Frustrating if you ask me! It would’ve been a great end point if it wasn’t for that annoying ending that leaves you wanting more. This was a rather mean way to end an anime at such an exhilarating moment. Now that FAIRY TAIL is finally in the lead, after such a long time, they presented to us, a very devastating future narrated by Levy (she has been doing that throughout the entire arc), a cloaked person’s identity revealed but at the same time hidden, and dragons are involved. It’s cruel, but I really hope that the wait will be worth it. And who knows? What if the continuation to this will do the source material more justice? I hope for that. And with that I’m referring to the animation of this show, and the censorship.

Leaving the cruelty behind the incomplete ending, the episode itself was magnificent and precisely what I expected from a battle between Dragon Slayers. Words aren’t enough to describe how much I love Natsu as a character. He may be ridiculously overpowered to some, but to me, he is only heroic. He has been mocked in this tournament. His friends have been stepped on. His guild has suffered. It was nice to see how he brought glory back to his home by defeating two of the strongest members of the most annoying guild ever. It’s also nice to see how Sting and Rogue, despite training for seven years while Natsu was gone, couldn’t defeat a single beat-up Dragon Slayer. That shows how powerful Natsu is. And the fun thing is, he wasn’t even using his full power. I mean, come on, we’ve seen him do more than that! Sting and Rogue definitely underestimated their opponents. Just imagine what would’ve happened if Gajeel still would be on stage? Sabertooth is toast!

With this spectacular battle, glorious victory, and triumphant comeback, the FAIRY TAIL anime has reached its temporary end. I am very sad to see one of my favourite shows ending. I cried so much during this finale and I know I’ll miss this show very much. But luckily, this isn’t the end so I look forward to more FAIRY TAIL in the future. Until then, moete kitazou!

Full-length shots: 06, 38, 39, 54, 55, 61, 65, 74

Note: I wish to thank my beloved Moomba for saving my time by helping me with the caps and the soundtrack!


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Final impressions:

This is going to be very long because I am a crazy fangirl who loves FAIRY TAIL a bit too much. I’ve split this up so I can write a bit about each arc, as well as the series as a whole. Feel free to exclude whatever you’re not interested in.


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I’m noticing that I’m having some issues summarising my thoughts on 175 episodes, so I’m actually going to split this down into final impressions of each and every arc. Call me insane, but this is all part of being a crazy fangirl!

  Macao arc:

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  Daybreak arc:

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  Lullaby arc:

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  Galuna Island arc:

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  Phantom Lord arc:

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  Loke arc:

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  Tower of Heaven arc:

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  Fighting Festival arc:

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  Oración Seis arc:

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  Daphne arc:

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  Edolas arc:

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  Tenrou Island arc:

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  X791 arc:

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  Key of the Starry Sky arc:

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  Grand Magic Games arc:

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Oh boy, where do I start? First of all, if you read all that nonsense I wrote, here, have a cookie! If not – oh well, you can still have a cookie! So, characters… It’s funny that I find it so hard to express myself when I write about the characters of FAIRY TAIL considering the fact that they are the reason why I love FAIRY TAIL as much as I do. To me, the plot of this series is entertaining but not the strongest one there is, however, the characters are brilliant and have such outstanding personalities that the show simply seems amazing and I just disregard all its flaws (yes, I admit, there are some flaws). Hmm, now that I’ve mentioned flaws, I feel like I should explain them. To keep it short, I think some of the characters didn’t get the treatment they deserved and that’s the only major thing I can complain about really.

Anyway, FAIRY TAIL has a lot of characters and I don’t intend to write about all of them. I’ll just write briefly about the main ones.

Lucy Heartfilia ▼

Gray Fullbuster ▼

Erza Scarlet ▼

Wendy Marvell ▼

Natsu Dragneel ▼


Okay, I don’t think it’s deniable that FAIRY TAIL’s animation is bad. I don’t know why A-1’s budget is so low for a popular series like this one, but it makes me insanely sad. This show deserved better. I do not wish to bash other shounen titles but I find it questionable that some certain anime which are clearly less appreciated than FAIRY TAIL have such amazing animation while this one has… how to say it? Terrible animation?

I know that a lot of fans were scared or bored by the low quality of this show which is quite saddening considering what they’re missing out on. Even though I do admit that the animation is painfully bad at some points, I do not think that affects the quality of the story and the anime is still enjoyable and entertaining to me. I honestly hope that the continuation of FAIRY TAIL will have better animation, and hopefully less censorship. I guess that’s my only major complaint.


I’ve reached the last section of this insanely long and nonsensical post. Oh what, you’re still reading? Don’t you have better things to do? And here I thought I was a no-lifer! Anyway, what I truly wish to praise this anime for is its wonderful soundtrack.

Takanashi Yasuharu, that man is a genius. Words aren’t enough to describe how amazing the FAIRY TAIL soundtracks are. Even if the quality of the show is low, the music always had me hooked. There is just something enthralling about the tracks. No matter what kind of scene it is, the music always fit the mood. And FAIRY TAIL’s soundtrack is not only good for the show, it’s also a soundtrack I love listening to during my free time. The Celtic folk rock mixed with classic orchestral pieces is simply magic to my ears. If you haven’t listened to the FAIRY TAIL soundtrack yet, please do. It is my favourite soundtrack and I doubt that will ever change. I have included some of my favourite tracks here so feel free to listen.

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As for the openings and endings, FAIRY TAIL has not really had too many impressive songs, but I do admit, there have been a few of them that I’ve really liked. As the lazy person I am, I’m going to cheat and include the videos instead of actually writing about them, so please don’t kill me!

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Last but not least, seiyuu! I think voice acting counts as “sound” so I’ll add that to this section. When it comes to the cast of FAIRY TAIL, I must say, there is nothing I can complain about, other than some characters sounding slightly different from what I expected. But there is no voice in this series that I can’t stand. Before I end the seiyuu section, I wish to say that I think Kakihara Tetsuya did an amazing job voicing Natsu. No other voice fits the character better than his.

Wow, you stayed with me to the end! Or maybe you just scrolled past all that? Anyway, having said that, I can’t believe FAIRY TAIL is actually over. At least temporary. I don’t have much to say really, aside from the fact that I’m really sad to see this go. But luckily it’s not over yet. As a shounen, FAIRY TAIL is definitely outstanding even though it can be compared to other of its genre. But then again, when is something ever truly unique these days? The nakama theme will always be recycled, and no matter how many times I see it, I’ll never get tired of it. And the same can be said about FAIRY TAIL. I will never stop loving this series. My Saturdays will be quite different, but hopefully, they’ll be back to normal soon.

Having said that, I wish to make a quick announcement. Like FAIRY TAIL has come to an end, so has my time here at Random Curiosity. I wish to thank everyone for the amazing time here, and I wish to thank my readers who have supported me throughout my year as a contributor to the site. Your kind and supporting words motivated me so much, and you are the reason why I got this far. But this is as far as I can go for now. My life has changed a lot after joining this blog, and I have got some great memories from here. Random Curiosity is, and will always be, an important site to me. To all my dear readers, thank you for the support. As this is my last post here on this site, I wish to end it with the traditional phrase.

Moete kitazou!


  1. …..I am shocked, for it to end so soon. This must have been because Lucy’s voice actress wanted to quit.

    Just like the anime of Rave Master, Fairy Tail anime may end in the same manner Bleach did.

    1. There are many rumors as to why the anime ended, but not once did I think that Aya wanting to quit was one of them! 1.) Aya already had conflicts in voice acting years prior to this, and 2.) this has an incredibly large cast who all have conflicts and yet they were still able to keep this anime continuing for like 5 years now??? No.

      1. Magi is already getting a second season, thus it is not in the same category as Fairy Tail and Bleach, which are long running adaptations which were just cancelled indefinitely.

  2. Thanks for your work, Stereoman. Doesn’t seem like it’s been very long since you started, but it was nice while it lasted.

    And at least I can bide my time waiting for this show to be picked up again by waiting for Funimation to RELEASE THE GODDAMN ENGLISH DUB.

  3. Thank you for introducing Fairy Tail to me–I started watching the anime after reading some of your posts on RC. Your posts have been fun to read. 🙂

    Best of luck to you, and thanks so much for having contributed to RC! We will miss you.

    1. There is a spin-off of Lucky Star coming that focuses on the Miyakawa family, and the original cast have confirmed to reprise their roles for it, but most likely as cameo appearances.

  4. I keep posting here but I can’t help it. By all accounts Fairy Tail has all the traits in anime that I hate, but I cannot bring myself to hate it! The fact that you’re now leaving the site is depressing, and light will shine on me a bit less now that this show is gone. The fact that you really had a passion for following it because you’re a true fangirl made me enjoy reading your posts very much. Thank you.


    No more anime…well despite Hirano Aya's rumor, I still love her =D lol
    Im gonna miss Fairy tail and gonna go over all the OP/ED cause I loved all of them!!

  6. I cried for days after this, and then kicked my ass into reading the manga, though I just started from Ch 267, now I’m all caught up. I share you’re love for Natsu IMMENSELY!!! It normally bothers me when character become very OP, but Natsu was so fricken awesome I just didn’t care.

    I’m gonna miss your posts Stereoman, I liked your manga summaries *waves* I hope you come back if the anime ever continues!

  7. Take care of yourself Mou. I hope that your future is a bright and a warm one. Thank you for blogging FT and it was fun reading and bashing Minvera like the bitch she is. Just don’t get too steamy from with Moomba or else Juvia might take a page out of your book :3

  8. Its most likely going to be back Fall this year or Winter next year. Its too popular for it to not be back. The anime right now is very close to the latest manga chapter. The manga needs to be further along so they can keep making more episodes.

  9. /me cries

    It all began with FT and it ended with FT.
    Moomba tell Stereo not to go!

    Well, I enjoyed reading your perspectives on Tasogare and especially Sukitte, not to mention those chaot..I mean fun times on the channel. Take care and all the best!

  10. Definitely will miss the show. I always liked the grey and erza scenes, they always seem like they can talk to each other normal, probably my fav scene is when grey finds erza (in the tower of heaven flash back) by the river and becomes friends.

    But really fairy tail is full of great and wonderful characters. The whole guild is awesome.

    Man it’s sad to think that when/if the show returns that the blogger will not continue, well good luck with your future endeavors and hope continue to enjoy this great series.

  11. Awww… You made this double sad, not only the anime is ending, but this is also your last post T_T I was so looking forward to your future posts about the manga. I was preparing myself to type long post that noone will read anyway about the last episode and series overall, but your last words have really hit me. Well, you will be missed. 🙁

    P.S. I watched the first episode of Fairy Tail Best, there seemed to be no change whatsoever. The only question that remains is whether they’re going to re-air whole series or just a selected number of episodes. I mean, it’s called Fairy Tail “Best” after all…

    1. I’m sorry for making you sad, I didn’t mean to do that.
      But anyway, I wish to thank you for your support. You have become one of my favourite readers and your comments really motivated me to keep on writing. I always read all your comments regardless of their length.
      I will truly miss you, Misk. :]

  12. Ohhh Stereoman you’re an incredibly gigantic fangirl, it’s borderline insane (I’m referring to your more-than-obvious ships that you keep mentioning), and is a bit, seriously no offence, distracting.

    Speaking of fangirling though, I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU DIDN’T MENTION ANYTHING ABOUT MIRA IN THE FIGHTING FESTIVAL ARC!!! That, in all honesty, was the biggest WOW factor in all of FT for me–and I’m including the events in the manga so far as well.

    In any case, nice write-up. Please do continue with the FT posts! And good luck!!

  13. Didn’t Mashima state that the anime will be back at a different time slot soon?

    Anyway, thanks a lot of the coverage there Stereoman and for reprising the coverage that Omni has made.

    For the series itself, the really annoying part was the Key of the Starry Sky arc. Why? Because it’s a filler, which means that:
    – it doesn’t take itself seriously… or even less seriously than before.
    – it doesn’t bother adding something new and essential to the series.
    – it doesn’t matter what happens here because we will never see it again.

    I seriously think that the season should have added at the end of the Tenrou Island arc, so it could have come back at the start of the X791 arc.

    I enjoy the series and the manga. However, there’s one aspect that really rubs me the wrong way: It’s the time skip at the very beginning of the X791 arc.
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    As for characters, my biggest gripe is Lucy Heartfilia, for various reasons:
    – She’s always the backup wheel. She’s not as strong as Natsu, Gray, Erza or Wendy, thus never gets that involved in critical situations beside support.
    – Her magic, while cool, is weak. She’s too depend on the keys, can’t borrow her spirits’ powers for herself and still didn’t get some sort of improvement over how many spirits she can summon at once. The most I’ve seen was 2 at a time. I would expect her to summon 6 spirits at the time at this point.
    – She’s worthless without her keys. She doesn’t have any backup ability that would make her viable if magic is impossible to use. Her whip? Yeah… she doesn’t use it that often.
    – The spirits themselves don’t seem to improve much, compared to the others’ magic.
    – She gets captured WAY too many times. She’s like part backup wheel and part damsel in distress. Furthermore, Loke, who can cross the “portal” from the Celestial Realms, barely helps her in these situations.
    – She doesn’t seem to even want to get stronger herself. It’s like she didn’t realize that she’s weak and needs to be better.

    Mashima should consider making Lucy as strong as Gray, at least, by the end of the arc in the manga. The last 2 keys, Pieces and Libra, have been revealed. I really hope that Lucy gets them and that causes the 12 golden keys to merge with one of her forearms to make it a permanent part of her very self. I have nothing against Yukino BTW, but I actually think that she might hand over her 2 keys to Lucy at the end, whether because she gets imprisoned for her involvement in the whole Eclipse ordeal and wants Lucy to take care of Pieces and Libra during her sentence… or because she gets killed. I’m not in favor of the latter though, but that can happen.

    So yeah, good series, awful time skip and weak main female lead, which I hope that she’ll get better soon.

    1. Regarding Lucy, I always thought the author was going with, telling the story from a average/normal protagonist’s perspective who witnessed and was part of something great – it’s natural for these types to have weak or average protagonist.

      1. That may be the case, Lucy isn’t an average/normal protagonist anymore. In fact, as soon as the first episode showed us that she can use magic herself, they made it clear that she wasn’t average.

  14. Yeah the animation turned me off from watching.I stopped around the Midnight/Zero arc and tried to get back into it with the timeskip arc, but I just couldn’t.

    The soundtrack was and still is god tier.I hope it gets a reboot/remake like HxH did with the whoever did the music working on it again.

  15. Congrats on an awesome finale post for a great series and one that certainly seems fitting as a final post! Thanks for always providing something great to read after the conclusion of every episode or chapter of FAIRY TAIL – it really wouldn’t have been the same without you. I have no doubt you’ll be missed as a writer here on RC, but here’s to an awesome future! <3

      1. i scrolled down to comment then..well seen this..and i just commented at the farewell post too >_<
        dunno what to say..farewell Fairy tail anime (regardless of the to be continued notice) or Farewell to you both :(..
        but as long as you are happy together..happy for you then ^__^
        May u spend an awesome future with each other 😉
        Last line i swear : thank you for all the work on Fairy tail posts Stereoman you and your posts will be missed..hehe "^^

  16. Things just got more sad here as a moment reminiscent of happier times that Fairy Tail has brought into my life. This episode packed enough entertainment to last a thrilling memory (https://randomc.net/image/FAIRY%20TAIL/FAIRY%20TAIL%20-%20175%20-%20Large%2034.jpg) and given the epilogue there’s so much to look forward to. Sadly, the FT posts won’t be part of the excitement anymore. Take care FT fans, we’ll always share what we love…Fairy Tail is always the #1 guild in our hearts and at RC https://randomc.net/image/FAIRY%20TAIL/FAIRY%20TAIL%20-%20175%20-%20Large%2032.jpg
    P.S. VICTORY!! https://randomc.net/image/FAIRY%20TAIL/FAIRY%20TAIL%20-%20175%20-%20Large%2039.jpg
    Evergreen <3 Elfman https://randomc.net/image/FAIRY%20TAIL/FAIRY%20TAIL%20-%20175%20-%20Large%2040.jpg
    Loved the end card! ^_^

    random viewer
  17. finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally finally

  18. Here’s a little trivial information for those of you who like to talk trash about this Amazing, Beautiful, Wonderful show. When Fairy Tail( Anime ) premiered in October 2009 it was originally supposed to last for only one season but after 48 episodes the show gained massive popularity and receieved critical acclaims with highly positive reviews from critics and viewers alike which boosted the show through seasons two, three and four. I have no doubt that this show is simply going on hiatus to give the manga more space for more storylines. I as well as other Fairy Tail lovers know that Fairy Tail is coming back, it might take a few years but we’ll be right here when it returns.

    K C M
  19. Wow! Thanks so much Stereoman for the longest review ever. Reading everything made me incredibly nostalgic and like reliving the entire series with all the emotion attached!

    Best of luck for the future,thanks for all your amazing reviews and fangirl-ism

    1. Aww, thank you so much. It makes me happy that you read all of it. Cookies for you!
      Haha, yeah, I think this is the longest finale post on RC so far… I guess I love this series too much! \o/

      Thank you so much for the kind words! ;o; I’m glad my fangirl-ism was appreciated. QQ


    I among other Fairy Tail fans are going to miss you all but we believe in our Hearts that you all will return, so until then FAREWELL UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.

    K C M

    I among other FAIRY TAIL fans and supporters are going to miss you all but we believe in our Hearts and Souls that you guys are destined to come back, so until then FAREWELL UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN. We look forward to your return.

    K C M
  22. Well who ever wrote this is clearly an idiot. Fairy tail is not ending a der. First to be smart why would it end in an episode like that? Second if your read the official fairy tail blog it is going to be airing next month A.k.a May. 3rd Don’t believe whoever wrote this.

  23. have like major addiction to fairy tail and having bad withdrawal symptoms… now instead of having hope for a bright future full of love, everything is dark and dreary again and there will never be love in the world again


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