[dropcap]F[/dropcap]airy Tail is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima. It was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Magazine from August 2, 2006 to July 26, 2017, with the individual chapters collected and published into 63 tankōbon volumes by Kodansha. The story follows the adventures of Natsu Dragneel, a teenage wizard who is a member of the popular wizards’ guild Fairy Tail, as he searches for the dragon Igneel/
Fairy Tail is set in Earth-land , a fictional world populated by wizards that coalesce into guilds to apply their magical abilities for paid job requests. Novice wizard Lucy Heartfilia runs away from home to join Fairy Tail, a guild famous for its members’ overly destructive antics. She is invited into the guild by Natsu Dragneel, a dragon slayer wizard who travels the kingdom of Fiore in search of his missing foster father, the dragon Igneel. Lucy forms a team with Natsu and his cat-like companion Happy, later joined by ice wizard Gray Fullbuster, armored wizard Erza Scarlet, and Wendy Marvell, another dragon slayer. The team embark on numerous guild missions together, including subjugating criminals, illegal dark guilds, and ancient Etherious demons created by the dark wizard Zeref.