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.

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100 Against 1

#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?!

star 9.44
222 votes
Eternal Adventure

#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.

star 9.23
131 votes
The One Thing I Couldn't Say

#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.

star 9.22
237 votes
Four Dragons

#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?

star 9.20
203 votes
Freezing Fighting Spirit

#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.

star 9.19
196 votes

#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!

star 9.16
137 votes
Tartaros Chapter - Drops of Fire

#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.

star 9.16
145 votes
Hatred at Nightfall

#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?!

star 9.14
195 votes
Tartaros Chapter - A Silver Wish

#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.

star 9.13
131 votes
Directors: Shinji Ishihira
Writers: Masashi Sogo

#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.

star 9.09
125 votes
Let’s Hold Hands

#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.

star 9.07
256 votes
Tartaros Chapter - Soaring Above Ishgar

#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.

star 9.07
135 votes
Message of Flame

#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...

star 9.06
132 votes
Voice of the Flame

#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!

star 9.05
127 votes
Directors: Shinji Ishihira
Writers: Masashi Sogo
Tartaros Chapter - Wings of Despair

#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...

star 9.02
142 votes
Fairy Tactician

#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!

star 9.01
219 votes
Tartaros Chapter, Finale - Where the Power of Life Lies

#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.

star 9.01
148 votes
Fairy Tail, Year X791

#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...

star 9.00
275 votes

#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?

star 8.98
231 votes
The Man Without an Emblem

#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?

star 8.97
237 votes
Tartaros Chapter - Fire Dragon Iron Fist

#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?

star 8.96
131 votes
Wendy vs. Shelia

#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!

star 8.96
173 votes
Fire Dragon vs. Flame God

#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.

star 8.95
238 votes
Tartaros Chapter - Gray vs. Silver

#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!

star 8.95
133 votes
Directors: Shinji Ishihira
Writers: Masashi Sogo

#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.

star 8.93
224 votes