Speaking to Anime News Network after Fairy Tail came to an end, series creator Hiro Mashima explained the series' magic powers. When asked whether or not characters were born with magic powers or something they could attain through hard work, Mashima responded "In the world of Fairy Tail, if anyone wants to learn a new magic, if they train themselves hard enough, they should be able to. There are a lot of characters who are training themselves to learn a different kind of magic."
This is not only a great message central to the series, but also emphasizes Fairy Tail's positive spin on action and adventure. Mashima went on to say, "However, in the guild of Fairy Tail, everybody is collaborating and working together, so most of those characters work on their own talents and refine them so they are able to give more help to the others."
In the mind of the series creator, magic power can be attained through hard work and not only magnified through training, but enhanced with the help of loved ones around you. This core message of the series resonated through the entire series, and fans should definitely leave the series feeling a little more fulfilled knowing how a key facet of it works.
Fairy Tail's final chapter released in the 34th issue of Kondansha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, and the 63rd and final volume of the manga released November 11 in Japan. The series ran for 11 years and has sold over 60 million copies worldwide.
For those unfamiliar with Fairy Tail, the series is set in a fantasy world full of magic. Natsu Dragneelis a fire breathing wizard with the powers of a dragon, and is in search of his missing foster father, the dragon Igneel. As he and his wizarding guild Fairy Tail get into adventures, Natsu always tries to find a way to succeed. The series ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from August 2006 to July 2017 and has spawned 60 million copies. It was later adapted into an anime by A-1 Pictures, Dentsu Inc., and Satelight in 2009 and ended its first run in 2013. A second series ran from 2014 to 2016, and a third series is planned for a 2018 release.
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