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  • Art Rating: B+
  • Packaging Rating: B+
  • Text/Translation Rating: A
  • Age Rating: 13 and Up
  • Released By: Del Rey
  • MSRP: 10.99
  • Pages: 208
  • ISBN: 978-0345505576
  • Size: B6
  • Orientation: Right to Left
  • Series: Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail Vol. #04

By Danielle Van Gorder     January 09, 2009
Release Date: September 16, 2008

Fairy Tail Vol. #04
© Del Rey

Natsu and Lucy have taken on an S-Class mission where one false move means certain death.  Can the two of them somehow pull victory from the jaws of defeat?

Creative Staff:
Writer/Artist: Hiro Mashima
Translation: William Flanagan
Adaptation: William Flanagan

What They Say

S-Class quests are so dangerous that one false move means certain death! Now loose cannon Natsu, rookie Lucy, and nearly powerless Happy have embarked on a stolen S-Class quest, setting out for the Demon Island. Can anyone stop them before they get themselves killed?

The Review!
Erza survives her trial without too much difficulty, even despite some interference from Natsu. As it turns out, though, while Natsu and Gray like to talk big, they're not the most powerful members of Fairy Tail - far from it. Only the most powerful members are allowed onto the second floor by the guildmaster, where the most dangerous - and lucrative - S-Class missions are posted. But with an S-Class mission, the risks are so great that one misstep means death.

Predictably enough, this doesn't dissuade Natsu, who is as eager as ever to prove his strength. Lucy, despite her initial reluctance to go along, ends up going with him to help save the people on the cursed Island of Galuna, where exposure to the strange purple moon turns people into demons. The mission? To destroy the moon itself! It's not long before they're found out by the other members of Fairy Tail, and Gray is sent to bring them back. Which goes about as well as you might imagine.

Once on the island it doesn't take them long to discover that there is much more going on than was first apparent, but it ends up being Gray who discovers the true cause of the curse, something very dangerous from his past. With this volume, it feels like the series has really hit its stride and settled into a nice balance of humor and action. There are still hints of larger plots afoot, and it's going to be interesting to see those play out. Fairy Tail overall, however, is lighthearted and silly, and I can't wait to get my hands on the next volume.


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