Everything You Need to Know About the Fairy Tail Anime

What is the Fairy Tail Anime Series About?

Fairy Tail (not “fairy tale”) is a Japanese cartoon (anime) set in a magical world called, Earth-land where magic is commonplace and mystical beings are well-known to the general population. In this world, many beings with magical abilities form guilds, groups or teams of magical individuals who protect their fellow members, occasionally act as a family, and mostly make money by completing assignments for paying customers.

The series revolves around one of these groups which calls itself the “Fairy Tail Guild”. Throughout the series the guild gets sent on a variety of missions ranging from small and mundane to adventures that could save the entire world. Occasionally individual Fairy Tail Guild members’ are revealed to have a personal connection to a mission which results in secrets being revealed and regular plot twists that shake the group to its core.

Fairy Tail’s fresh blend of action, drama, and comedy has earned itself a large following of fans. Its animation is often criticized for looking rushed but the quality voice actors, in both the Japanese and English versions, and the show’s willingness to not take itself too seriously often overcomes any limitations in production quality that may be present.

Who are the Main Characters in the Fairy Tail Anime?

The Fairy Tail Guild itself comprises of a large number of members, many of which act as recurring supporting characters. For the most part, the series focuses on a small group within this guild; Erza, Gray, Happy, Carla, Lucy, and Natsu with Lucy and Natsu often getting the most screen time and character development.

How Many Seasons of the Fairy Tail Anime are There?

Season One through Four are considered to be Fairy Tail Series One while the fifth season onwards fall within Fairy Tail Series 2. Very few companies or fans use the series labelling when referring to the anime with most simply using the season numbers. Official DVD and Blu-ray releases rarely use the series or season numbering and instead release consecutive DVD and Blu-ray volumes featuring the latest batch of episodes.

How Many Fairy Tail Anime Movies are There?

There has been one Fairy Tail anime movie. Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess was released theatrically in Japan in August 2012 and on Blu-ray and DVD in North America in December the following year.

The movie tells a completely stand-alone story from the anime series and features original character designs by Fairy Tail creator, Hiro Mashima. You can read more about Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess in our full review.

Who Should Watch the Fairy Tail Anime?

While the Fairy Tail anime series’ target demographic in Japan is male and female viewers from around 10 years old through to young adult, the numerous sexual innuendoes and objectification of the female (and male) characters makes it inappropriate for most pre-teens in Western countries. The violence and action isn’t anywhere near the level of more mature series like Attack on Titan but parents and guardians of younger viewers should be aware that death is a common theme in the series, threats of violence are plentiful, and characters do bleed when injured.

Where Can I Watch the Fairy Tail Anime?

The Fairy Tail anime series is available for digital download from a variety of stores such as iTunes and Xbox in addition to numerous streaming services like Netflix, Anime Lab, FUNimation, and Crunchyroll. FUNimation and Crunchyroll often stream the latest Japanese Fairy Tail anime episode with English subtitles within hours of its Japanese television broadcast while the English audio version typically gets a release about a year or so later.

Everything You Need to Know About Boruto: Naruto the Movie


Who is Boruto?

Boruto is the son of Naruto Uzumaki (the main character in the Naruto and Naruto Shippuden anime series and movies) and Hinata Hyuga. He has a sister, Himawari.

What does “Boruto” Mean?

Boruto is meant to rhyme with Naruto though is actually the Japanese pronunciation of the English word, bolt when written in the Katakana Japanese lettering system. The meaning of bolt is literally that of the physical metallic object as seen from the bolt imagery used in the letter o in the movie’s logo.

There is also the possibility of a second meaning as Boruto’s grandfather and Naruto’s father was often referred to as being able to move as fast as a bolt of lightning when performing his teleportation attack and was able to power up to a Lightning Release Chakra Mode.

When is Boruto: Naruto the Movie Set?

Boruto: Naruto the Movie is set several years after the end of the main events in The Last: Naruto the Movie, though only a couple of years after the post-credits scenes in the same movie which flashed forward to Naruto and Hinata already being parents to a young Boruto and Himawari.

Is Boruto a Sequel to Naruto Shippuden?

While set after the events of the Naruto Shippuden anime series and the final movie, The Last: Naruto the Movie, Boruto: Naruto the Movie is more of a spin-off due to its focus on the next generation of characters even though older characters such as Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura still appear

Where Can I Watch Boruto: Naruto the Movie Online?

Boruto: Naruto the Movie has not yet been release digitally though a future release is extremely likely. Other Naruto and Naruto Shippuden anime episodes and movies are currently available for digital download and streaming however.

Is Boruto: Naruto the Movie Available on DVD or Blu-ray?

An official DVD and Blu-ray release for Boruto: Naruto the Movie has not yet been confirmed but is almost guarenteed due to the popularity of the franchise in the West and the involvement of VIZ Media, who also distributes the Naruto DVDs and Blu-rays, in its theatrical release.

Where and When to Watch the Last Naruto Movie

The moon is approaching dangerously close to Earth! Unless something is done, the moon will disintegrate, showering the earth with gigantic meteorites. As the clock ticks towards the end of the world, can Naruto save the earth from this crisis? The final chapter of Naruto’s story unfolds!

In the same month the final episode airs though, one last Naruto movie will hit the big screen and conclude this chapter in Naruto’s life in a grand theatrical fashion.

As a special treat to international fans, The Last: Naruto The Movie (in case you were confused, that’s the actual movie title) will be getting limited screenings outside Japan in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

A Western release of the movie on Blu-ray and DVD is a given sometime in 2015 in both Japanese and English audio but for dedicated Naruto fans who don’t want to wait, these screenings are sure to please