Fairy Tail Creator Shares Special Art for Lucy x Natsu

Fairy Tail has some of the biggest fan pairings in action and manga franchises ever, and the original creator behind the series has released some cute new art for Natsu Dragneel and Lucy Heartfilia! Fairy Tail remains one of the most popular franchises, and although series creator Hiro Mashima has since gone on to new things, fans still love the original series thanks to how many unique characters were introduced during its original run. Then Mashima took things one step further and even made some of these characters officially couples by the end of the series. But there's one main duo fans have always wanted to see get closer.

Natsu and Lucy had their moments during the original series, and continue to do so over the sequel's run so far, but fans have been keeping this potential couple alive thanks to all kinds of fun art and other tributes. These tributes even come from series creator Hiro Mashima himself as he's shared a number of fun new sketches celebrating the fan favorite duo in the past. The latest sketch from the creator shared with fans on Twitter once again brings the two together in quite the adorable way, and you can check it out below: 

We will get to see more of Natsu and Lucy in action soon enough thanks to the official sequel series, Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest. This sequel manga series has been steadily progressing thanks to new storyboards provided by original franchise creator Hiro Mashima (that are then fully illustrated by his former assistant, Atsuo Ueda), and has become such a success in its own right that it is getting an official anime adaptation of its own. The potential release date, staff, or production studio has yet to be announced for the sequel anime as of this writing, unfortunately. 

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. 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 are some of your favorite Natsu and Lucy moments in Fairy Tail? How do you feel about how their relationship has developed so far? 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!