The BEST Episodes of Fairy Tail
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 18, 2021
Network: TV Tokyo
In the land of Fiore, magic is everywhere. Sorcerers are like skilled tradesmen who band together in "guilds" and take on paying assignments for non-magic wielders, like hunting monsters, retrieving lost items or running odd errands. Lucy is an aspiring wizard who wants to hook up with the coolest guild around, Fairy Tail. One day, she meets a red-headed boy who saves her from a unscrupulous wizard, and before she knows it, she's introduced to the wild and wacky band of wizards of Fairy Tail and begins the adventure of a lifetime.
#1 - 100 Against 1
Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 2, 2013
In the event called Pandemonium, Erza has opted to take on 100 powerful magic-generated monsters by herself... but what is the secret of the one S-class monster?!
#2 - Eternal Adventure
Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 12, 2016
Mavis says farewell to Zera and contemplates her next move after the successful defeat of Blue Skull. The heartbreaking, hopeful final episode of this arc marks the end of the beginning of Fairy Tail.
#3 - The One Thing I Couldn't Say
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 7, 2012
Cana finds Mavis's grave and reflects on her reasons for becoming an S-Class wizard: her father is revealed to be Gildarts, who is unaware of his relationship with her, leading the younger, timid Cana to decide to become an S-Class wizard and bolster her own confidence to reveal the truth to him. However, Cana realizes that she had also betrayed Lucy in her determination. Wracked with guilt, Cana takes the Fairy Glitter spell from the grave and uses an enchanted card leading her to Lucy as she and her friends are attacked by Bluenote. She tries to perform the spell on Bluenote, but fails. However, she is saved when Gildarts arrives and attacks Bluenote.
#4 - Four Dragons
Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 23, 2013
The fourth day's final battle between Sabertooth and Fairy Tail kicks off with Natsu and Gajeel proving themselves as formidable opponents against the Twin Dragons of Sabertooth, but when push comes to shove, Sting and Rogue decide to utilize their trump card and turn the tides of the battle. Will the Fairies attain victory against their opponents or will the Tigers stay true to their title as Fiore's strongest guild?
#5 - Freezing Fighting Spirit
Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Jan 28, 2012
Azuma transforms into a tree as a result of overusing his Great Tree Ark, but makes good on his promise to Erza and returns the guild's magical power, giving Gildarts, Fried and Bickslow enough strength to defeat Bluenote and Rustyrose. Meanwhile, Ultear tells Gray that the only spell that can defeat Hades is Iced Shell. She then takes Zeref and returns to Meldy, revealing to her that she is actually trying to manipulate Gray into defeating Hades for her so she can keep Zeref for herself. However, Gray is unfooled by her deception and, catching onto her true motives, challenges her.
#6 - Challenger
Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 19, 2016
One year after the dissolution of Fairy Tail, Lucy has become an editorial trainee for Weekly Sorcerer. On the final day of the latest Grand Magic Games, she spots a scandal and looks on with everyone else as a spoiler appears to disrupt the proceedings after the final match!
#7 - Tartaros Chapter - Drops of Fire
Season 6 - Episode 38 - Aired Dec 19, 2015
It's dragons to the rescue before the Face devices can siphon all magic from the continent. But even as one crisis is averted, there's still the final battle between Igneel and Acnologia, as well as the reappearance of another well-nigh omnipotent foe.
#8 - Hatred at Nightfall
Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 19, 2013
After being drummed out of Sabertooth, why does Yukino pay Fairy Tail a visit? And what is Erza going to do when she learns that two more people want to murder Jellal, including a dear friend?!
#9 - Tartaros Chapter - A Silver Wish
Season 6 - Episode 27 - Aired Oct 3, 2015
Gray knows the truth, that Silver really is his father! Juvia battles Keys, the puppet master of the dead. And petite mushroom Franmalth gives the Fairy Tail members the runaround so they can't stop the 3,000 Face devices from going off.
#10 - Law
Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 5, 2016
Possessed by the Tenrou Jade and transformed into a dragon skeleton, Yuri runs amok through Magnolia. Only Mavis has a chance at saving him with a form of ancient ultra-magic, but it comes with a terrible price.
#11 - Let’s Hold Hands
Season 3 - Episode 26 - Aired Mar 17, 2012
Acnologia arrives at the island and begins to destroy it. Seeing the Black Dragon of Apocalypse, Makarov tells his guild members to run while he fights it, but the fairies wouldn't leave without their master and decide to fight alongside him. However, their efforts ended up being futile as Acnologia releases his Dragon's Roar, seemingly destroying the island and everyone on it.
#12 - Tartaros Chapter - Soaring Above Ishgar
Season 6 - Episode 37 - Aired Dec 12, 2015
Gray survives Mard Geer's ultimate Curse, revealing that his recent changes have left him not altogether human. Erza defeats Kyoka, but the demon has the last laugh as Face is activated. Almost immediately, the Fairy Tail members are sapped of strength as the Face units begin to siphon magic from all over the continent.
#13 - Message of Flame
Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 26, 2016
After being reunited, Natsu and Happy regale Lucy with tales of their yearlong journey, but are shocked to hear that Fairy Tail is disbanded. Soon, though, Natsu feels the call to action...
#14 - Voice of the Flame
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired May 9, 2015
As Natsu battles the formidable winged cyclops monster, Gray enacts his plan to melt the mountain of ice encasing the Eternal Flame... but does he end up extinguishing that along with it? Plus: the identity of the familiar voice that called out to Natsu, bringing him to the frozen Eternal Flame!
#15 - Tartaros Chapter - Wings of Despair
Season 6 - Episode 31 - Aired Oct 31, 2015
After more than seven years, out of nowhere, Fairy Tail's worst nightmare returns: Acnologia, the dragon that nearly slaughtered the guild's most powerful members. The timing couldn't be worse, as the Fairy Tail members are exhausted, but then Natsu somehow hears Igneel's voice...
#16 - Fairy Tactician
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 19, 2014
While everyone is focused on the last event at the Grand Magic Games, Team Natsu slips into the palace to try to spring the imprisoned Lucy. Meanwhile, Mavis, the progenitor of Fairy Tail, uses wartime strategy in a bid to lead her team to victory!
#17 - Tartaros Chapter, Finale - Where the Power of Life Lies
Season 6 - Episode 39 - Aired Dec 26, 2015
In this epilogue to the Tartaros saga, the dragons reveal a tragic secret to Fairy Tail, while Natsu makes a vow to Igneel's fading soul. In the aftermath, Makarov dissolves the guild, several members set out on their own quests, and Zeref drops a shocking revelation.
#18 - Fairy Tail, Year X791
Season 3 - Episode 27 - Aired Mar 24, 2012
Seven years have passed since the destruction of Tenroujima and the disappearance of everyone on the island. The guild is in a sad state of affairs, with members leaving in droves, decent work in short supply, and Fairy Tail itself supplanted by a bigger, badder guild, Twilight Ogre. But one day, the members of Blue Pegasus fly over to deliver some startling news...
#19 - Gloria
Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Jul 5, 2014
The Grand Magic Games are ending at last! But who will be the last wizard standing? And which guild will be crowned the strongest in Fiore?
#20 - The Man Without an Emblem
Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 18, 2012
Laxus fights Hades with full force and manages to seemingly overpower him. Meanwhile at the camp, the uninjured Fairy Tail members try to protect the injured from the return of some members of Grimoire Heart. Can Laxus manage to take revenge for his grandfather's defeat?
#21 - Tartaros Chapter - Fire Dragon Iron Fist
Season 6 - Episode 32 - Aired Nov 7, 2015
Natsu interrupts the fiery battle between Igneel and Acnologia to ask his burning questions, but his former foster father gives him a task instead of answers: to steal the Book of END from Mard Geer. This prompts the leader of Tartaros to speed up Face's timeline, by having Kyoka form a living link with the activation device. Only Erza can stop her, but will she prevail against Kyoka's ultimate Etherious form?
#22 - Wendy vs. Shelia
Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 16, 2013
Laxus takes on Raven Tail's elite, but they're after something more than a win! And then there's Wendy vs. Cheria, a battle royale between two masters of the wind!
#23 - Fire Dragon vs. Flame God
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 12, 2011
Natsu is overwhelmed by Zancrow's God Slayer magic, which proves superior to his own Dragon Slayer magic. Upon finding Makarov badly injured during his fight, Natsu regains his resolve and defeats Zancrow by nullifying his own magical power, allowing him to eat Zancrow's flames and combine their power with his own. Meanwhile, Lucy, Cana, Gray, and Loke fight Caprico, another member of the Seven Kin, while Mirajane and Lisanna fight Azuma.
#24 - Tartaros Chapter - Gray vs. Silver
Season 6 - Episode 26 - Aired Sep 26, 2015
The battle between Gray and Silver continues, although it's an uphill one for the Fairy Tail members, as Silver is an Ice Devil Slayer and therefore immune to ice attacks. Meanwhile, Wendy comes up with a desperate plan to stop the 3,000 magic pulse bombs from going off in less than an hour!
#25 - Pandemonium
Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 26, 2013
Confronted by the Sabertooth Guild Master himself, Jiemma, Natsu decides to fight him all-out in their lodgings. Despite his attacks, he is unable to deal even a scratch on him. Eventually, their "fight" is interrupted with the arrival of Minerva and her hostage, Happy, forcing Natsu to leave reluctantly. The following day, the Grand Magic Games resume with a new event: Pandemonium. However, the beasts within the domain of this event appear to be quite challenging for the participants.