The series creator behind Fairy Tail, Hiro Mashima, has shed a new light on Gajeel Refox and Levy McGarden's love life with some special new art! Fairy Tail remains one of the most notable action anime and manga franchises of the last few years, and much of that is due to just how many characters series creator Hiro Mashima was able to pack into the series. This led to all sorts of surprising dynamics that popped up, and that included many romantic relationships brewing between some surprising characters as well. The most surprising was probably the connection between Gajeel and Levy.
Although they did not seem like much of a match at first, the more the two fought alongside one another the clearer there was a relationship developing between the two of them. It's one of the few pairings that Mashima allowed to come to its full fruition (something that fans had criticized for the original run), and now fans have gotten another cute look into their romantic lives together in a special new sketch Mashima shared with fans on Twitter! You can check it out below:
Gajeel and Levy are thankfully some of the fan favorites who make their return to the franchise in the official sequel, Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest, but there are some big changes between the two when they show up again. This new sequel series will be launching an official anime adaptation of its own someday, but the potential release date, staff, or production studio has yet to be announced as of this writing. So if you wanted to get a jump start on the sequel before the anime makes its debut, Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest has been officially licensed by Kodansha Comics, and they describe the sequel series as such:
"Natsu, Lucy, Happy, Erza, and the whole Fairy Tail guild are back in action! And they've decided to tackle the '100 Years Quest' – a job no one's dared take on since the founding of the guild more than a century ago. A mysterious town, a baffling spirit, a ghastly new enemy…and a brand new continent to explore. When you're with real friends, the adventures never stop!"
What do you think? How do you feel about Gajeel and Levy's relationship? How did you like seeing it develop over the course of Fairy Tail's original run? Where do they rank among your favorite couples in the series? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!