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Fairy Tail anime returns April 2014

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-12-28/fairy-tail-anime-restarts-in-april DranzerX13 (talk) 10:00, December 31, 2013 (UTC)

Didn't Mashima canonize Key of the Starry Heavens? I mean, the Oracion Seis are back in the manga now, using their KotSH designs. The Zentopia incident is mentioned in the manga. This is shaping to be a huge confusing mishmash if we keep calling it strictly filler.

76.14.255.183 01:32, January 7, 2014 (UTC)

Nope. Mashima himself designed the looks of characters for KotSS arc so it only makes sense to keep them in manga. And minus the Zentopia incident being mentioned in manga, there's absolutely no word about the arc being approved/canonized/whatever by Mashima. And besides, 'filler' in this sense can still be translated as 'anime-only' Miskos3 Message 01:52, January 7, 2014 (UTC)

For the record I would like to weight in and say: I consider KotSS Cannon, mainly because there is enough evidence/references to it in the manga to satisfy me, and it has not been concretely proven not to be. Besides, from some of the things (iow, rumors) I heard, Hiro wrote the arc himself. Not a reliable source when it comes to stuff this foggy, I guess you can say it comes down to your own preferance and opinion Anon. https://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag119/TristanTsunami/wendy_marvell___fairy_tail_by_meiji405-d41d659_zpsee1ce5ed.pngTristan https://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag119/TristanTsunami/7Jmk4xl_zpsed238cad.pngTsunami https://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag119/TristanTsunami/1420108K7I3IZP4_zpsdb84ba04.gif 02:36, January 7, 2014 (UTC)

Once again, because Zentopia was mentioned, doesn't mean the entire thing is written or approved by Mashima. Miskos3 Message 10:50, January 7, 2014 (UTC)

Either way I think a talk page is definitely the wrong place for this discussion. Better use the comments of an existing blog (there are several about this topic) or make a new one. NoNickNeeded (talk) 09:48, January 7, 2014 (UTC)

Episode Page Names

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Okay, I've been meaning to talk about this for a while, and I dunno if there was some reason it was done in the first place, but I want to find out.

My question is: Why do we title chapter pages as "Chapter 1", "Chapter 264" etc. and episode pages at their episode title (eg. Only Enough Time to Pass One Another), with redirects from "Episode 154" etc.??

Firstly, that only means that it's not the same over the Wiki, but also that we have to title the pages based on translations (we choose one, because FuNi etc. often have different titles). I've seen us renaming episode pages because the title changes, so why not just use "Episode X" to make it easier? Also, a lot of episodes have titles that match pages we already have, so we get stupid things like Pandemonium (Episode)/Pandemonium because we have to work around those. We also get Elfman Strauss vs. Bacchus Groh and Elfman vs. Bacchus, which is just silly if someone is trying to look them up and gets multiple options, and worse, we can't even redirect these shorter fight titles because they are already in use.

So yeah, it's been bugging me for a while. Anyone care to explain/offer a thought? I personally think it would just be easier to title all the episodes as we do the chapters, but that's just me.

☆°・*CarrotSays...*・°☆ 02:49, February 25, 2014 (UTC)

Because it's cooler, silly carrot :3 Bickslow Doll Bickslow Doll3Bickslow Doll 2 06:06, February 25, 2014 (UTC)

Really? ( -__-)~ ☆°・*CarrotSays...*・°☆ 08:12, February 25, 2014 (UTC)

For once I wish to weight in. I agree with Carrot, titling the Episodes the same way the way the chapters are done would be easier. It would be more consistent, as well as making referencing a bit easier for users who can't remember word for the word the episode names.

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I'm fine either way. >___>
MegaPanchamTalk 07:36, February 25, 2014 (UTC)

I didn't think this was really important or damaging at first since we've always had this system, but with the anime coming back soon, I would support this due to the issues we could solve with translation, navigation and naming. If someone wanted Episode 165, it's easier to use Episode 165 than it is to use "Malice is Concealed by the Veil of Darkness". All possible translations of the title, or at least the most reasonable ones, should become redirects as a result if this is done. Even if this isn't done, I don't really have an issue, cause I don't think it's inherently necessary but it's good for convenience . King of Uncool 07:45,2/25/2014 

Actually, not that I disagree or fully agree with you, but just so people are not mislead, searching for "Episode 165" would take them to that page.
MegaPanchamTalk 07:58, February 25, 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, I know. But it's easier to type, that is. King of Uncool 08:07,2/25/2014 
Also, we then wouldn't have a bazillion redirects, because, as we do with actual chapter titles, we wouldn't have to redirect them. I.e, Elfman vs. Bacchus would not redirect to Episode W/e, just as chapter titles don't redirect to chapter pages. So, that would eliminate heaps of redirects, because unlike now (where we have to redirect every episode numbered page to it's titled equivalent) we can skip the whole process.
☆°・*CarrotSays...*・°☆ 08:12, February 25, 2014 (UTC)
Hmmm, yeah, you're right about the redirects thing~ This could be FairyBot's first, big task. If people support. :D
MegaPanchamTalk 08:30, February 25, 2014 (UTC)

Support Support - I'm all for it. Apart from what was already mentioned, it'd also make linking episode pages from over on the Answers wiki easier. NoNickNeeded (talk) 10:04, February 25, 2014 (UTC)

I've been wondering that as well for quite some time. I agree and think we should just change it to the Episode # instead of the Episode Name because like the Chapter title, we will have different names (like the translated name, Funimation name etc.)
:Umnei:Juvia'sPictureForUmneiSignature 15:02, February 25, 2014 (UTC)

Well, I, of course, support the change too. Do people want a proper vote here/are there any more discussion points or should we see if FairyBot feels up to the challenge of renaming/moving episode pages? Either way, I just didn't want this to be forgotten, because I think a decision needs to be made. ☆°・*CarrotSays...*・°☆ 14:29, March 1, 2014 (UTC)

This might become problematic if the new anime restarts the count of episodes, just sayin' Miskos3 Message 15:03, March 1, 2014 (UTC)

Misk has a point there. They're addressing this new anime as Fairy Tail (2014). Whilst it may continue from where the old one left off, the new one could restart from episode 1. Maybe we should wait till April 5th?
MegaPanchamTalk 17:16, March 1, 2014 (UTC)

We could always put a 2014 or some other qualifier in front or behind "Episode" if they really start the numbering anew. NoNickNeeded (talk) 17:41, March 1, 2014 (UTC)

I think that would complicate things even more. I think we should wait and see Bickslow Doll Bickslow Doll3Bickslow Doll 2 19:36, March 1, 2014 (UTC)

It would be really convenient if we can continue from 175 but yes, like Mega said, we should just wait until the anime starts to get a good sense of what we're working with.
:Umnei:Juvia'sPictureForUmneiSignature 19:45, March 1, 2014 (UTC)

So, now we know that the episodes will continue with 176, 177 etc. I Support Support - the change. Miskos3 Message 13:25, March 28, 2014 (UTC)

I was just about to come here and bring this up again when I finished my LUT work :P Of course, as the original proser, I Support Support - naming the pages Episode X, as we do the manga chapter pages. ☆°・*CarrotSays...*・°☆ 13:34, March 28, 2014 (UTC)

Fairy Tail anime continues from episode 175. New episode title info. http://i62.tinypic.com/2dsvvo.jpg DranzerX13 (talk) 13:37, March 28, 2014 (UTC)

Support Support - Yup, yup. That website was right before~ :D
MegaPanchamTalk 13:41, March 28, 2014 (UTC)

Support Support - Do it quick before the anime begins Bickslow Doll Bickslow Doll3Bickslow Doll 2 16:18, March 28, 2014 (UTC)

Support Support - We gonna make teams of people like we did for ImgRight, or..?
WrathRogue ChibiZero 16:24, March 28, 2014 (UTC)


OVAs

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Do you guys think that the OVAs should also be renamed "OVA 1," "OVA 2," ect.? All I need is five users supporting the change...

Support

  1. Support Support - Meh, why not!
    MegaPanchamTalk 15:45, April 8, 2014 (UTC)
  2. Support Support - Why not? Just to be consistent with what was done to the episodes. SüиnyFï :// knit α tαlє 15:51, April 8, 2014 (UTC)
  3. Support Support - With this said, can we also do this with the Omakes? like, Omake 1, Omake 2, Omake 3? (as they are numbered in it's infobox). I feel like we should just conclude it here since EVERYTHING else has been changed accordingly.
    :Umnei:Juvia'sPictureForUmneiSignature 18:08, April 8, 2014 (UTC)
  4. Support Support - NoNickNeeded (talk) 09:52, April 9, 2014 (UTC)

Oppose

  1. Oppose Oppose - Me no likey the idea :3 same with renaming omakes, Umy Bickslow Doll Bickslow Doll3Bickslow Doll 2 18:35, April 8, 2014 (UTC)
  2. Oppose Oppose - Giving the Ovas and Omakes the same treatment just seems... hideous to me. Don't know why, but I just don't like it. JakuhoBulbasaur IvysaurVenusaurRaikoben18:49,4/8/2014
  3. Oppose Oppose - Me no likey. Now, on to that paper...
    WrathRogue ChibiZero 22:14, April 8, 2014 (UTC)
  4. Oppose Oppose - Dunno... Just don't like it XD You're all going to have a crack at me 'cause I'm the one who suggested the whole changing the episodes thing, but unlike that we don't have the omakes as numbers and the OVAs as titles, so there's no inconsistency in that regard. Yep... dunno... but I dun like it~ ☆°・*CarrotSays...*・°☆ 23:51, April 8, 2014 (UTC)
  5. Oppose No. - ChaosKnight 02:48, April 9, 2014 (UTC)
  6. Oppose Oppose - Okay, so this might seem weird since I originally supported without saying a word, but I was thinking about this and realized it might not work due to the same thing that Nick asked about. Having certain group of OVAs numbered and another one not would be bad. Same for Omakes since there are different kinds of special chapters o.o Miskos3 Message 09:17, April 9, 2014 (UTC)
  7. Oppose Oppose - Typing just the OVA are easy and quite little convenient, so Imma oppose getting it renamed. Plus, if you're truly a FT Fan, you don't have to say the specific OVA for it, since he/she should know by the word it says.. or something.. :3 Arvee100smartChibi NatsuD'ya need somethin' ? 09:32, April 9, 2014 (UTC)
  8. Oppose Oppose - Dat numbering. Remnant13 Talk 09:41,4/9/2014
  9. Oppose Oppose - I don't like it.. RifatHappy Chibi imgTalk09:50,4/9/2014 

Removed

  1. Support Support - Miskos3 Message 16:32, April 8, 2014 (UTC)
  2. Support Support - RifatHappy Chibi imgTalk16:07,4/8/2014 

Comments

*has a crack at Carry*. But joking aside. I'm also against numbering the Omakes since they never had any numbers to begin with, but the OVAs on the other hand do. And with the way that OVA 4 combines two Omakes, I don't think we need to stick strictly to naming the OVAs and Omakes the same way. Having the "based on" line(s) in the info-box is good enough for me. NoNickNeeded (talk) 06:16, April 9, 2014 (UTC)

What about Fairy Tail X Rave and the Movie OVA? Would they just be put into the same number, get seperate number or what? NoNickNeeded (talk) 15:48, April 8, 2014 (UTC)

The movie is different. FT x Rave is OVA 6.
MegaPanchamTalk 15:49, April 8, 2014 (UTC)
@Avree: You'd be surprised how often the FTA gets questions about events from the OVA as if the happened in regular episodes. Stuff like "When did the girls get drunk?" "What is the name of the school they all went to?" "When did girl X get drunk?" "When did Jellal touch Erza's boobs?" "When did the girls get drunk?" "When was Lucy a cat" "When did the girls get drunk?" ect. Yes the drunken girl questions are there so often for a reason... Carry, Fi and Rifta will know what I'm talking about NoNickNeeded (talk) 09:52, April 9, 2014 (UTC)
I guess the only convinient here is Typing OVA# in short... Arvee100smartChibi NatsuD'ya need somethin' ? 09:57, April 9, 2014 (UTC)

Prologue to Movie

Shouldn't the short 12-min OVA Prologue to the Movie be mentioned here? OVA 7 maybe? I actually have seen the prologue named OVA 5 in other pages.Coquidragon (talk) 13:54, May 9, 2014 (UTC)

*bump* I agree with Coquidragon. This should be mentioned somewhere. The question is whether it should go under the movie tab, since it's connected only to the movie, or under the OVA tab. NoNickNeeded (talk) 12:29, February 13, 2015 (UTC)

Rename "Filler Episode" to "Anime Exclusive Episode"

I think filler is not a good term, it's an unofficial and somewhat derogatory description. Rather, I suggest we should use the term "anime exclusive". It's neutral and fully correct. --1.242.99.176 04:47, June 5, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing that out. Filler is quite a slang term anyways, so I've changed it on the page.
☆°・*CarrotSays...*・°☆ 10:53, June 5, 2014 (UTC)

Late July to Mid August 2014 Episode Titles

http://www.logsoku.com/r/anime/1404634319/ Post #102 DranzerX13 (talk) 07:22, July 16, 2014 (UTC)

Light novel episodes or filler.

So with this new light novel adaptation, comes a new problem on the episode page. Episodes 223-224 are an adaptation of the second light novel. The problem is we cannot classify these episodes as anime-exclusive episodes, since the contents of those episodes are not exclusive to the anime. This is why i purpose we either go back to the term 'filler' or create a new category for the light novel episodes.
Also, we should change 'Special Episodes' to Original Video Animation (OVA).
So, with this in mind, anyone have in thoughts on what we should do?--DuelMaster93 (talk) 23:59, March 14, 2015 (UTC)

Yes :3 Bickslow Doll Bickslow Doll3Bickslow Doll 2 03:05, March 15, 2015 (UTC)

Yes to what? I purposed two options. Or are you saying yes to the Special Episode/OVA suggestion? —This unsigned comment was made by DuelMaster93 (talkcontribs) .
Yes :3 Bickslow Doll Bickslow Doll3Bickslow Doll 2 04:01, March 15, 2015 (UTC)

Please excuse Reli. He likes to be a confusing asshole sometimes. =) I am 99% sure he was agreeing with your suggestions about making LN ep categories, but we already have an OVA category. :/
WrathRogue ChibiZero 03:50, March 15, 2015 (UTC)

I will wait for him to reply himself. As for the OVA's, i was suggesting changing 'Special Episodes' to Original Video Animation (OVA).--DuelMaster93 (talk) 04:00, March 15, 2015 (UTC)

Ohh, I see what you mean. Yes, I agree with this. :D And also, so does Reli, but he's just trying to screw with you. >_>
WrathRogue ChibiZero 04:04, March 15, 2015 (UTC)

Just let me have fun Wrath :3 Bickslow Doll Bickslow Doll3Bickslow Doll 2 04:10, March 15, 2015 (UTC)
Lol okay. XD
WrathRogue ChibiZero 04:24, March 15, 2015 (UTC)

Numbering

So yeah didn't wanna be that guy but I peeped somebody in comments section on kissanime who said they came to wiki to look for an episode in S2 of FT (FT2014) and mentioned it was exhausting for dude to find the actual episode number... as you can see once the final episode of S1 (Episode 175) ended the wiki picked up S2's first episode as just Episode 176. I personally don't give a fuck but for being helpful to people who just need to look up the episode they're trying find do you think next to every S2 episode we should put in parentheses its' numbering (for example in the info box for ep 176 it'll be like this: 176 (S2: Ep 1) or 176 (FT2014 Ep 1) or something like that) to be helpful? It is a wiki to entertain people wanting to look up info on the series, plus with help it'll take like 10 mins... and no need for redirects since it'll fuck up the actual numbering for like S1's episodes. Let me know what y'all think NcduruRavens wallpaper (2) 06:27, December 4, 2015 (UTC)

Support Support - Don't see any reason not to do this. And the wiki should be helpful. That said, I find it incredibly retarded that people who know that the first season has 175 episodes find it difficult to navigates this page. >.> --Sane Lunatic (talk) 06:47, December 4, 2015 (UTC)

Sure ( .-.)
WrathRogue ChibiZero 06:55, December 4, 2015 (UTC)

exactly sane but not everybody can count right? But I'll Support Support -... any further discussion needed? I think personally it'll be easier to say S2: EP 1 and so onNcduruRavens wallpaper (2) 06:58, December 4, 2015 (UTC)

Wouldnt that be ... you know, an incorrect information of sorts? There is no 'S2'. The official website lists the episodes as 176+. It's literally the same series. It is separated at sites like myanimelist only because of their policy (there was a year break between 175 and 176) or Crunchyroll, because of licensing issues (1-175 and 176+ have differences when it comes to region available, etc.). So yeah, I find that super redundant and just because people can't do math doesn't mean we should add bunch of weird numbers to infoboxes. Miskos3 Message 07:27, December 4, 2015 (UTC)

I agree with that point yo but I was just looking out for people who might not understand the anime was cut off into two different "series" even though they're the same. Like I said idc either way just thought it was worth bringing up but would something more like saying "2014: EP 1" be more factually correct? If that would be the case I wouldn't have a problem adding it cause even if it's the same series it did technically get cut off into two parts and being helpful is all what the wiki is about right? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ NcduruRavens wallpaper (2) 08:14, December 4, 2015 (UTC)

I'll add a bit. As long as we don't actually touch the individual episode pages with this information, then I say sure. If we're touching this page and the individual episodes, then no. I know the official website lists them as 176+ but at the same time, when people go to view the episodes on other websites, download them, or whatever, the websites list them as 2014 Episode X. So when they come here looking for the episode in question, it can be confusing. I'm missing episodes myself and I can't be fucked to download them because they're way back in like the 240s and I can't even make the numbering match up (no math in 3 years ftw). (.-. )
WrathRogue ChibiZero 08:40, December 4, 2015 (UTC)

I agree with miskos, its like disregard the official sources and give in to those who dont get it kind of thing, but if it will happen i dont want it to be labeled as S2 or season 2 coz technically the latest episodes are part of season 7, and how can we be sure that those people check this exact page for the episode list, some of them might just search it using (s2 episode #) or (2014 episode #) or the (episode title), so if we are only updating this page it might not even solve the problem unless we update all the new episodes just to cater to their needs. Besides this is a wiki shouldn't it teach them to understand the right numbering and infos of the episodes. LightningGeistLaxus Chibi 09:16, December 4, 2015 (UTC)

We're not saying change all the numberings. We're saying add a numbering next to it (on this page only) that dictates what episode of season 2 it is. I know I get fucking confused as all balls when I try to figure what fking episode of season 2 I need to view to get to episode 200 whatever. We can't 'teach people to understand the right numbering' if websites, for licensing or other reasons, list the episodes as being FT (2014) Episode X. Trust me when I say people do check this page, as it's a complete list of every single episode. It's like saying people don't check the volumes and chapters page. They definitely do. The point of a wiki is to be helpful and informative. I don't see anything wrong with being extremely helpful to people by pointing out which parts of season 2 are which. And on another note, though the first series is broken up into "seasons", this is false. It's actually more appropriate to say that they're broken up into 15 distinct cours, as in Japan, a "second season" is whenever a series ends, goes on break, and is then brought back into production. FT 2014 is essentially for all intents and purposes, a second season of FT. If you want though, we can call it the second series, but whatever. The fact remains that it's not wrong to just add little numberings on this page only. It really does help people, and since not everyone goes to the FT website to see what the damn numbering is, I think maybe catering to the potential lost and confused is something we should do.
WrathRogue ChibiZero 09:25, December 4, 2015 (UTC)

I see, then for the betterment of this wiki im ok with it XD. LightningGeistLaxus Chibi 09:39, December 4, 2015 (UTC)

While I do think this will help a lot of people, I think some problems and confusion may arise. I still agree this is something we should do, but I do have questions. Now since it seems most likely this is going to go ahead, what will the format be. Will it be something like S2E01 next to 176?
Also, are we gonna specify what the 's' stands for? I'm sure this is gonna create some confusion as to what is and isn't season, and which seasons are the correct ones. Since a lot of websites have different seasons should we just call it series instead of season (to avoid confusion). I mean, some websites divide them into series, some divide into seasons, some of them do both. And also, if we do choose to specify it as season, then the music page (and any other pages or templates that have seasons listed on it) needs to be changed.--DuelMaster93 (talk) 10:04, December 4, 2015 (UTC)

I like series
WrathRogue ChibiZero 10:07, December 4, 2015 (UTC)
sounds good to me^ if we're all on the same page I'll deff start it now... so example 176 (Series 2: EP 1) would be how y'all would want it? And duel if someone else or an admin can handle the music pages cause I wouldn't want to touch it and not know what I'm doing NcduruRavens wallpaper (2) 12:15, December 4, 2015 (UTC)
There's no need to touch the music pages. Just this one, since we only touch the music page if we elect season in place of series, which we aren't doing.
WrathRogue ChibiZero 17:53, December 4, 2015 (UTC)

This idea won't work. New idea time.

Intro line of episode pages only:

"*Episode Name* is the Xth Episode of the Fairy Tail anime, and the Xth episode of the 2014 series.

I originally thought of this yesterday but thought it was dumb. .-.
WrathRogue ChibiZero 23:22, December 4, 2015 (UTC)

The only way I'd support tbh. Weird ass abbrievations in infoboxes me no likey Miskos3 Message 23:25, December 4, 2015 (UTC)
Lol naw this is a better idea... I'm cool with it NcduruRavens wallpaper (2) 23:27, December 4, 2015 (UTC)
I'm unsure as to whether this option will create some confusion as well, be it we only mentioned the particular wordings - "the 2014 series" - in the introduction lines of episode pages and literally noplace else... but then again, I bet every option or idea, no matter how phenomenal, would create some confusion, mainly because some people are just plain out stupid (sorry to say, but it's true). Thus, I Support Support - this idea, as it will probably cause less of a confusion than abbreviations in the inboxes. And, it's more informative this way as well. Onfire.gif Wonder Talk 23:57,12/4/2015

Fairy Tail Zero's numbering

Will the format above apply to the upcoming fairy tail zero episodes sinces by default it will be episode 266 onwards but it will also mention that its episode 91 but looking at this site, pic and some fairy tail discussions they separated the fairy tail zero episodes into its own series which other websites might do the same, does this mean future episodes will now follow this format?

Fairy Tail Zero: Fairies in Your Heart is the 266th episode of the Fairy Tail anime, the 91st episode of the 2014 series and the 1st episode of the Fairy Tail Zero series. It will air on January 9, 2016.

I hope they wont label the episodes after fairy tail zero as Fairy Tail (2016). LightningGeistLaxus Chibi 06:19, December 28, 2015 (UTC)

Noticed this too, hope not either... episodes numbering deff the same but if it's its own series that format could work but could be better to wait when the first episodes drops to be sure NcduruRavens wallpaper (2) 06:25, December 28, 2015 (UTC)

I think we're going to continue with the main episode numbering, which is 266. The episodes will be titled Fairy Tail Zero: ____ much like how we've been titling the Tartaros arc episodes.
:Umnei:Juvia'sPictureForUmneiSignature 13:59, December 28, 2015 (UTC)

All those sites are retarded. FT Zero is an arc within the main series, not a series on its own. Miskos3 Message 14:07, December 28, 2015 (UTC)

Cool figured so... only question now is since it has an official title should the arc be renamed "Fairy Tail Zero arc" or nah? NcduruRavens wallpaper (2) 17:46, December 28, 2015 (UTC)

No because the anime didn't call it an arc. It's just called Fairy Tail Zerø.
WrathRogue ChibiZero 18:36, December 28, 2015 (UTC)

Hopefully it will no longer be changed, i just hope it wont create more confusions due to those website's ignorance about the future episodes. But what if majority of them do separate the said episodes, and as mentioned above

"The point of a wiki is to be helpful and informative." & "It really does help people, and since not everyone goes to the FT website to see what the damn numbering is, maybe catering to the potential lost and confused is something we should do."

I just thought it will be contradicting on what was decided above unless we will only base the episode format on reliable sites like myanimelist and Crunchyroll and not some anime streaming websites for consistency. LightningGeistLaxus Chibi 18:57, December 28, 2015 (UTC)

How official is the "Fairy Tail Zerø"? Because I think it'd be nice to call it Tenrou Jade arc for consistency with how the manga chapters are named. Though official naming would of course superseed such wishes. ^^ NoNickNeeded (talk) 21:42, December 28, 2015 (UTC)

Fairy Tail Zerø is just the prefix to let people know what the episodes will cover. It's not really an official name for the arc, because it doesn't say "arc" after it like Tartaros arc. As to the websites listing it as a potentially different series, this case is completely different. Fairy Tail Zerø is an arc in this case, not a completely different series. There was no giant break between airing like the first and second anime, so there is no need to address how websites are putting it out, because they are flat out wrong in this case. Before, they technically weren't with listing Fairy Tail (2014) as a separate anime, but here, there is the seasonal one week gap between cours, and the episode numbering just continues as it was. This is just sheer ignorance on their part for continuing to list it as a separate series when the magazine articles have confirmed it is just an arc by anime standards.
WrathRogue ChibiZero 22:43, December 28, 2015 (UTC)

To elaborate further, take a look at this. FT 2014 is listed as an adaption of Fairy Tail and Fairy Tail Zero, in other words, MAL doesn't consider Zero as its own series. For them, Fairy Tail 2014 exists only because of the break, afaik it's literally their -policy- to separate series like this if there's a considerable break between them. That's why there are two entries for Fate Zero, the new Fate Stay Night or Owari no Seraph, because there was a season lasting break in the middle of their runs.

As far as, for example, Crunchyroll goes, the series is separated into FT and FT 2014 only because of licensing reasons. I can't watch the original series because it was never made available for my country, however, starting from the 2014 episodes, I can freely check them out. Basically, different circumstances.

So, yes, other - mostly illegal streaming anyways - websites listing it as a new series is just them jumping the gun, either misunderstanding the ANN announcement or just being plain dumb. WSM continues the numbering of the episodes, as you can see from the link I provided earlier, and once the episode airs, you'll be able to confirm it at FT anime's official website, since they have a list of episodes there.

tl;dr let's not give in to sites being retarded. It's already bad enough we have the mention of a 2014 series in the introducion part of episode pages. Unless you guys want to also list stuff like 'and the x-th episode of Tartaros arc', then this could be included, otherwise, nah.

Yay a wall of text

Miskos3 Message 23:07, December 28, 2015 (UTC)

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