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How to Watch Fairy Tail? Watch Order of Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail is an anime with a plain sailing plotline which is surrounded by a fairly simple theme, the power of friendship.

Staying true to its Shōnen nature, Fairy Tail is packed with fast-paced action sequences and amazing fighting stances. Not only does it explore a wide range of characters, but it also brings plenty of fan service.

The show has aired for 10 years (2009-2019) and has exhaustive content to keep you hooked.

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The show has 9 seasons and 328 episodes in total and takes the audience on an amazing adventure. The animation style is bold and is brilliant at world-building. Fairy Tail is a massive investment of time. But if you do invest, it will be worth the adventure!

Release Order

Season 1 (2009-10) 48

  • Canon: 1-8, 10-18, 21-48
  • Mixed Canon/Filler: 20
  • Filler: 9, 19
  • Total: 48

Season 2 (2010-11) 24, 72

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  • Canon: 51-68
  • Filler: 49-50, 69-72
  • Total: 24

Season 3 (2011) 28, 100

  • Canon: 76-100
  • Filler: 73-75
  • Total: 28

Season 4 (2011-12) 25, 125

  • Canon: 101-124
  • Filler: 125
  • Total: 25

Season 5 (2012) 25, 150

  • Canon: None
  • Filler: 126-150
  • Total: 25

Season 6 (2012-13) 25, 175

  • Canon: 152-175
  • Mixed Canon/Filler: 151
  • Total: 25

Season 7 (2014-15) 90, 265

  • Canon: 176-200, 227-259, 261-265
  • Mixed Canon/Filler: 201, 255, 260
  • Filler: 202-226
  • Total: 90

Season 8 (2016) 12, 277

  • Canon: 266-267, 269, 271-277
  • Mixed Canon/Filler: 270
  • Filler: 268
  • Total: 12

Season 9 (2018-19) 51, 328

  • Canon: 278- 311, 313-328
  • Mixed Canon/Filler: 312
  • Total: 51

Other Media

Movies

  • Prologue: The Sunrise
  • Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess (2012)
  • Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry (2017)
  • The First Morning (2013)

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OVAs

  • OVA 1: Welcome to Fairy Hills!! (2011)
  • OVA 2: Fairy Academy: Yankee-kun and Yankee-chan (2011)
  • OVA 3: Memory Days (2012)
  • OVA 4: Fairies’ Training Camp (2012)
  • OVA 5: The Exciting Ryuzetsu Land (2013)
  • OVA 6: Fairy Tail x Rave (2013)
  • OVA 7: Fairies’ Penalty Game (2016)
  • OVA 8: Natsu vs Mavis (2016)
  • OVA 9: Fairies’ Christmas (2016)

Chronological Order

  • Fairy Tail (Season 1- Season 2) – Episode 1-68
  • Fairy Tail OVA 1 Welcome to Fairy Hills!!
  • Fairy Tail OVA 2 Fairy Academy
  • Fairy Tail OVA 3 Memory Days
  • Fairy Tail (Season 2- Season 4) – Episode 69-124
  • Prologue: The Sunrise
  • Fairy Tail: Phoenix Priestess (Movie) (2012)
  • Fairy Tail (Season 4- Season 5)- Episode 125-150
  • Fairy Tail OVA 6 Fairy Tail X Rave
  • Fairy Tail (Season 6) – Episode 151-154
  • Fairy Tail OVA 4 Fairies’ Training Camp
  • Fairy Tail (Season 6) – Episode 155-170
  • Fairy Tail OVA 5 The Exciting Ryuzetsu Land
  • Fairy Tail (Season 6) – Episode 171-175
  • Fairy Tail: The First Morning (Movie) (2013)
  • Fairy Tail (Season 7) – Episode 176-203
  • Fairy Tail OVA 7 Fairies’ Penalty Game
  • Fairy Tail (Season 7) – Episode 204-233
  • Fairy Tail OVA 8 Natsu vs Mavis
  • Fairy Tail OVA 9 Fairies’ Christmas
  • Fairy Tail (Season 7- Season 8) – Episode 234-277
  • Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry (Movie) (2017)
  • Fairy Tail (Season 9)
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Conclusion

Since the plot of the anime is not hard to grasp, the chronological order could be cumbersome to watch. Regardless, if you want to watch the OVAs in between the main seasons, that is totally up to you.

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It is however recommended to watch Fairy Tail in the order of release followed by the movies and OVAs to avoid unnecessary confusion and time.

About Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima.

During his journey to explore the Kingdom of Fiore, Natsu Dragneel, a dragon slayer wizard from the Fairy Tail guild, becomes friends with a young celestial wizard named Lucy Heartfilia and invites her to join Fairy Tail.

Lucy agrees and forms a team with Natsu and his cat-like partner, Happy. The team was later joined by other members: Gray Fullbuster, an ice wizard; Erza Scarlet, a magical knight; and Wendy Marvell and Carla, another dragon slayer and Exceed duo.

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Comments:

7 replies on “How to Watch Fairy Tail? Watch Order of Fairy Tail”

Just a correction on your season 9. You wrote 313-228 when you meant 328. Just a quick edit. Thanks for the list though and the time you put into figuring it out! Just what I was looking for!

Hi!! I just wanted to know if there’s a specific place that Fairy Tail Zero fits in? I know its based on Mavis and the founding of Fairy Tail but i don’t know if it fits into the plot anywhere? Thank you !!

Hi Morgan!

Fairy Tail Zero takes place before everything else and so its events don’t really fit into the plot. It’s like the history of Fairy Tail. If you watch it before anything else, it won’t spoil the main events but skipping it won’t have an effect on main story as well!

Hope this helps!

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