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Fairy Tail's Manga and Anime are broken into several story arcs. The following are the arc names, a description of the arc's plot and the chapters and episodes they comprise.

Please note that most of the following arc names may not be canon.

Macao arc

Macao arc

Lucy meets Fairy Tail's Natsu and Happy, who are looking for a certain "Salamander". After Natsu and Happy save Lucy from some trouble, the three return to the guild where Lucy becomes a new member, before they take the task of searching for a disappeared member, Macao.

Manga Anime
Volumes 1 Volumes 1
Number of Chapters 3 Number of Episodes 2

Daybreak arc

Daybreak arc

Natsu talks Lucy into forming a team with him, and together they take their first mission together which has very high pay, but a very high risk as well...

Manga Anime
Volumes 1-2 Volumes 1
Number of Chapters 6 Number of Episodes 2

Lullaby arc

Lullaby arc

Erza returns to Fairy Tail to recruit Natsu and Gray to help her investigate Eisenwald, a Dark Guild banned by the Magic Council that's up to no good. Lucy and Happy also join in on the chaos.

Manga Anime
Volumes 2-4 Volumes 2-3
Number of Chapters 14 Number of Episodes 6

Galuna Island arc

Galuna Island arc

Natsu and Happy decide to take an S-Class job without permission, and drag Lucy and Gray along with them to the cursed island of Galuna. There they meet one of Gray's old friends, who is trying to release a powerful sealed demon with the help of his team. Gray's past is revealed...

Manga Anime
Volumes 4-6 Volumes 3-5
Number of Chapters 23 Number of Episodes 10

Phantom Lord arc

Phantom Lord arc

Natsu, Lucy, Happy, Gray and Erza return from Galuna Island to find that their guild headquarters in ruins thanks to a rival guild known as Phantom Lord. A few more vile actions committed by one of Phantom Lord's members leads to a full-blown war between the two guilds. Lucy's past is also slowly revealed...

Manga Anime
Volumes 6-9 Volumes 6-8
Number of Chapters 23 Number of Episodes 9

Loke arc

Loke arc

In the aftermath of Fairy Tail's battle with Phantom Lord, Loke's past slowly surfaces...

Manga Anime
Volumes 9 Volumes 8
Number of Chapters 5 Number of Episodes 3

Tower of Heaven arc

Tower of Heaven arc

Erza's former friends from her childhood make an appearance and cause chaos for Fairy Tail's strongest team, taking Erza with them to the Tower of Heaven. There, Erza and her friends must confront Jellal Fernandes, one of Erza's longtime friends gone insane. Erza's past also slowly comes into view...

Manga Anime
Volumes 10-13 Volumes 9-10
Number of Chapters 28 Number of Episodes 9

Fighting Festival arc

Fighting Festival arc

The group members return home after the harrowing ordeal within the Tower of Heaven and find their guild rebuilt better then ever. But this new pleasant surprise is cut short when Laxus and his team start an inter-guild battle within Fairy Tail itself so that Laxus can become the new guild master of Fairy Tail. Makarov and Laxus's past comes into view...

Manga Anime
Volumes 13-16 Volumes 11-12
Number of Chapters 28 Number of Episodes 8

Oración Seis arc

Oración Seis arc

When Oración Seis, one of the top three Dark Guilds in Fiore makes a move at seizing an ancient and deadly Magic called Nirvana, an alliance of the Fairy Tail, Lamia Scale, Blue Pegasus and Cait Shelter guilds sets out to destroy it for good.

Manga Anime
Volumes 16-20 Volumes 13-17
Number of Chapters 34 Number of Episodes 20

Daphne arc

Daphne arc

A mysterious woman named Daphne traps Natsu, Wendy, Happy, and Carla. Even more mysteriously, Gray seems to have betrayed his guild to fulfill her evil plans.

Anime
Volumes
18-19
Number of Episodes
7

Edolas arc

Edolas arc

The hyper dimensional transport spell Anima finally grows too big and sends Fairy Tail and Magnolia Town to Edolas, seemingly leaving only Natsu, Wendy, Happy, and Carla behind. The heroes travel to this Edolas, a world where magic is scarce and faces are all too familiar, to rescue their friends from a greedy, Magic-hoarding King. The origins of Happy, Carla, and Mystogan also come to the forefront...

Manga Anime
Volumes 20-24 Volumes 19-24
Number of Chapters 35 Number of Episodes 20

Tenrou Island arc

Tenrou Island arc

Fairy Tail holds its annual S-Class Mage Promotion Trial, a trial that allows for one of eight selected candidates the opportunity to become the next S-Class Mage. But Carla has a vision of utter disaster for this year's trial, which is held at Fairy Tail's holy ground, Tenrou Island. The sudden appearance of a mysterious and deadly Mage who can kill without touching, and the arrival of members of the strongest Dark Guild, Grimoire Heart, quickly prove her right. Cana's past also comes into focus...

Manga Anime
Volumes 24-30 Volumes 24-31
Number of Chapters 54 Number of Episodes 27

X791 arc

X791 arc

Seven years have passed since the destruction of Tenrou Island and the disappearance of all the Fairy Tail members on it. Now Fairy Tail is facing a major crisis, and it could use its strongest members back.

Manga Anime
Volumes 30 Volumes 31
Number of Chapters 4 Number of Episodes 2

Key of the Starry Sky arc

Key of the Starry Sky arc

The core Fairy Tail members have returned, and things seem to have gone back to normal. That is until a mysterious girl drops by the guild and brings with her a strange memento from Lucy's late father. When old and new faces arise to claim this memento for themselves, Fairy Tail must literally race against time to save the world.

Anime
Volumes
32-38
Number of Episodes
26

Grand Magic Games arc

Grand Magic Games arc

Fairy Tail decides to participate in a tournament known as the Grand Magic Games to restore its former glory. However, the competition is fierce with the likes of the current number one guild, Sabertooth, and the former Dark Guild, Raven Tail, seeking to crush them. What's more, a mysterious power seems to be lurking around the tournament grounds.

Manga Anime
Volumes 31-40 Volumes 38-44, 1-??
Number of Chapters 83 Number of Episodes 53

Eclipse Celestial Spirits arc

Eclipse Celestial Spirits arc
Anime
Volumes
??-??
Number of Episodes
??

Sun Village arc

Sun Village arc

Arising victorious over at the Grand Magic Games and regaining their former building, Fairy Tail is bombarded with numerous requests from clients. One specific request that stands out, however, calls for Natsu and Gray's help; the client being a Wizard Saint ranked fourth strongest, Warrod Sequen. Accepting his request, they head towards Sun Village, and are quickly confronted by new enemies and former foes.

Manga Anime
Volumes 40-42 Volumes ??-??
Number of Chapters 15 Number of Episodes ??

Tartarus arc

Tartarus arc

The Dark Guild known as Tartarus makes their move on the Magical World. Beginning with an attack on the Magic Council Headquarters, the Nine Demon Gates quickly begin the execution of their plans, starting with the elimination of the entire council and many others. In the aftermath, news of the event is quick to reach the ears of Fairy Tail.

Manga Anime
Volumes 42-?? Volumes ??-??
Number of Chapters ?? Number of Episodes ??

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