If you have ever wanted to try your hand at Fairy Tail, then now is the time to make the plunge. Summer is here, and shonen fans should have a bit of time to dedicate to Hiro Mashima’s iconic story. Fairy Tail is nearing its end as it manga plans to wrap after more than a decade. With more than 60 volumes to its name, Fairy Tail stands as one of Japan’s longest and most popular titles in recent years - and you can now buy most of it for real cheap.
The site Humble Bundle has come through for fans with its newest deal. The website just announced its Manga Bundle deal which is sponsored by Kodansha. The publisher has put up Fairy Tail for charitable sale, and fans can buy the manga’s first 45 volumes for just $18.
Still seems pricey to you? Well, when you consider the 45 volumes normally cost upwards of $630 dollars, then you might change your tune.
If you aren’t interested in paying up for all 45 volumes, Humble Bundle has various tiers you can buy into. If you pay $1, then you get Fairy Tail's first five volumes plus a Funimation Subscription discount. For $8, you can get up to 25 volumes plus a few additional stories. $15 dollars will get fans all 45 volumes, and $17 will buy fans some exclusive Fairy Tail spinoffs featuring bikini-clad mages.
For those of you wanting to take advantage of the deal, you have a bit of time to make a decision. The Fairy Tail bundle will close in just under two weeks, so you better scrounge around some pocket change fast!
You can check out Kodansha Comics’ summary of Fairy Tail below:
“Cute girl wizard Lucy wants to join the Fairy Tail, a club for the most powerful wizards. But instead her ambitions land her in the clutches of a gang of unsavory pirates led by a devious magician. Her only hope is Natsu, a strange boy she happens to meet on her travels. Natsu’s not your typical hero—he gets motion sickness, eats like a pig, and his best friend is a talking cat. With friends like this, is Lucy better off with her enemies?”
If you are not familiar with Fairy Tail, then it is about time you familiarized yourself with the story. The series follows a guild of young, powerful wizards who call Fairy Tail family. Set in a fictional Earth, a boy named Natsu teams up with an unlikely friend Lucy Heartfilia as the latter dreams of becoming a powerful wizard. To date, there are more than 250 episodes of the acclaimed series, and fans can expect more to come in the new year.
To date, several million copies of Fairy Tail have been sold worldwide. Published by Del Ray in the west, there are over 35 million volumes of the manga in circulation at the moment. Kodansha Comics is now overseeing the release of Fairy Tail projects in the U.S. and other western territories, and the licensing return has helped the publisher amass popularity. Other series like Attack on Titan have also helped bolster Kodansha's visibility outside of Japan, so fans can expect the company to continue pushing out new content as it becomes available.