Complete Fairy Tail Watch Order Guide – Easily Rewatch Fairy Tail Anime

Fairy Tail is an anime with a plain sailing plotline, 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: It has nine seasons and 328 episodes in total. It has also received two movies and nine OVAs.

1. How To Watch Fairy Tail in Order?

The best way to watch the anime is by following its chronological order:

  • Fairy Tail (Season 1- Season 2) – Episode 1-69
  • ⁠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 70-124
  • 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 151-153
  • ⁠Fairy Tail OVA 4 Fairies’ Training Camp
  • ⁠Fairy Tail (Season 6) – Episode 154-170
  • ⁠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) – Episode 278-328
  • Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest – Ongoing

2. All Fairy Tail Media

Fairy Tail has a straightforward plot and can thus be watched easily, even without the chronological order. Watching all the seasons first without any interruptions and then completing the movies and OVAs is also logical.

I. Anime Seasons

  • Season 1 (2009-10): 48 episodes (1-48)
  • Season 2 (2010-11) 24 episodes (49-72)
  • Season 3 (2011) 28 episodes (73-100)
  • Season 4 (2011-12) 25 episodes (101-125)
  • Season 5 (2012) 25 episodes(126-150)
  • Season 6 (2012-13) 25 episodes (151-175)
  • Season 7 (2014-15) 90 episodes (176-265)
  • Season 8 (2016) 12 episodes (266-277)
  • Season 9 (2018-19) 51 episodes (278-328)
  • Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest (2024– Ongoing)

II. Movies

  • Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess (2012)
  • Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry (2017)


  • OVA 1: Welcome to Fairy Hills!! (2011)
  • OVA 2: Fairy Academy: Yankee-kun and Yankee-chan (2011)
  • Prologue: The Sunrise
  • 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)

3. Where to watch Fairy Tail with English subtitles and dub?

Watch Fairy Tail on:

The complete Fairy Tail anime with all seasons and movies are available to watch on Funimation. Crunchyroll also has all the episodes. However, the OVAs are not licensed for streaming on any platform.

Fairy Tail InstallmentWhere to watch with Eng sub and dub
Season 1 (2009-10)Funimation, Hulu, Crunchyroll
Season 2 (2010-11)Funimation, Hulu, Crunchyroll
Season 3 (2011)Funimation, Crunchyroll
Season 4 (2011-12)Funimation, Crunchyroll
Season 5 (2012)Funimation, Crunchyroll
Season 6 (2012-13)Funimation, Crunchyroll
Season 7 (2014-15)Funimation, Crunchyroll
Season 8 (2016)Funimation, Crunchyroll
Season 9 (2018-19)Funimation, Crunchyroll
OVA: Prologue: The SunriseFunimation
Movie 2: Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess (2012)Funimation
Movie 3: Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry (2017)Crunchyroll, Funimation
Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest – OngoingCrunchyroll, Netflix, Funimation

4. Can you watch Fairy Tail offline?

Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu offer to stream Fairy Tail, and they all have download options available with their different packages. So, you can watch the series offline if you have a subscription.

Streaming ServiceSubscription PackagesOffline Viewing
Crunchyroll    Fan – $7.99/monthNo
Mega Fan – $9.99/monthYes
Ultimate Fan – $14.99/monthYes
Funimation    Premium: $5.99 a month / $59.99 per yearNo
Premium Plus: $7.99 a month / $79.99 per yearYes
Premium Plus Ultra: $99.99 per yearYes
Hulu  Ad-Supported: $7.99/month (or $79.99/year)Yes
No Ads: $14.99/monthYes

5. What to do if Fairy Tail is unavailable in your region?

If Fairy Tail isn’t available on any streaming website in your area, then you can use a VPN to bypass the geo-block. Some of the top VPN service providers in the game are ExpressVPN, Nord VPN, Proton VPN, Cyberghost, and Private Internet Access, to name a few.

All you have to do is connect to a country where your preferred anime is streaming, and voila, you can now watch Fairy Tail even if it is unavailable in your region.

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There are many unpaid VPN services at hand or free browser extensions. However, using low-tier VPN providers might decrease your speed and get you blocked by streaming services. Connection drops and unsecured encryption are also other disadvantages.

The important thing is that Fairy Tail is present on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu’s catalogs, so set your VPN to a suitable location to access the anime from anywhere.

6. How much time will it take to complete Fairy Tail?

It will take almost seven days to complete Fairy Tail, or 138.25 hours. You can watch it in seven days if you watch it with absolutely no breaks in between. However, a more realistic number would be a month.

The breakdown of the duration of each season and installment are given below:

Fairy Tail InstallmentDuration in minutes
Season 11152
Season 2576
Season 3672
Season 4600
Season 5600
Season 6600
Season 72160
Season 8288
Season 91224
Movie 1: Prologue: The Sunrise12
Movie 2: Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess (2012)86
Movie 3: Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry (2017)85
OVA 1: Welcome to Fairy Hills!! (2011)24
OVA 2: Fairy Academy: Yankee-kun and Yankee-chan (2011)24
OVA 3: Memory Days (2012)24
OVA 4: Fairies’ Training Camp (2012)24
OVA 5: The Exciting Ryuzetsu Land (2013)24
OVA 6: Fairy Tail x Rave (2013)24
OVA 7: Fairies’ Penalty Game (2016)24
OVA 8: Natsu vs Mavis (2016)24
OVA 9: Fairies’ Christmas (2016)24
Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest – (2024-Ongoing)24

7. Conclusion

Since the plot of the anime is not hard to grasp, the chronological order, as well as just completing the seasons before, can both work. It depends on whether you want to rigidly follow the timeline or not. Now, Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest is being aired, and Natsu and his friends are on a journey to complete this quest.

Nonetheless, Fairy Tail has a bold animation style and is brilliant at world-building. It is a massive investment of time, but if you do invest, it will be worth the adventure!

8. 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.


10 replies on “Complete Fairy Tail Watch Order Guide – Easily Rewatch Fairy Tail Anime”

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!

Slight correction, Wendy doesn’t arrive in Magnolia/join Fairy Tail until episode 69 so I believe it would make more sense to put that episode before OVA 1-3.

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