Fairy Tail (フェアリーテイル Fearī Teiru?) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima. It has been published in Weekly Shōnen Magazine since August 2, 2006, and has been published by Kodansha in 30 tankōbon volumes; the individual chapters are being published in tankōbon volumes by Kodansha, with the first released on December 15, 2006, and the 35th volume released on November 16, 2012. Fairy Tail follows the adventures of Lucy Heartfilia, a teenage wizard who joins the titular wizards’ guild and teams up with fellow guild member Natsu Dragneel as he searches for the dragon Igneel.
The chapters have been adapted into an anime series produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight, which began broadcasting in Japan in 2009.1 Since then, the still ongoing series has aired over 160 episodes. Additionally, A-1 Pictures and Satelight has developed four original video animations and an animated feature film, Fairy Tail the Movie: The Phoenix Priestess.