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Is it okay to start Fairy Tail from the new episodes?
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Posted 4/10/14

Stonewolfe wrote:

Watch the other 175 episodes first. If you can't do this because you find it boring, then I can assure you that watching it from the new episodes will bore you even faster, especially since you won't even know half of the cast. The second season continues from the first season, it is not on its own. It also is starting essentially in the middle of an arc, if you haven't watched it before, you will be utterly and completely lost in m opinion.


I agree with this.
Fairy Tail 2014 will be pretty much the same as the first season.
So if you can't bother watching the first 175, don't bother with 2014 either.
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Des85 wrote:

I agree with this.
Fairy Tail 2014 will be pretty much the same as the first season.
So if you can't bother watching the first 175, don't bother with 2014 either.

It's a big up-front investment though, you don't really get anything epic out of it until the end of the Tower of Heaven arc and Titania Falls. Unless you count Gajeel in the Phantom Lord arc, and the short arc about Loke was good.

But what I mean is you have to sink 10-12 hours into it before you really feel satisfied if you don't like the early tone of the series, in which case I wouldn't have any real problem with him skipping ahead and filling in the blanks later.

It would definitely be ideal to start at the beginning in a perfect world, but the important moments are self-contained within their arcs. So as long as you start the arc on the appropriate episode, you pretty much have all the info you need.

With the exception of Jellal and Zeref, which would require some reading.
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Posted 4/10/14
LOL. Asking if it's okay to skip 175 episodes and dive into the current ones like it's the Simpsons. It's like starting a book at page 400 and then saying ''oh I'll get the gist of it''.

Well you're free to do what you want... But if you ask me, I think it'd be really foolish to skip 175 episodes worth of events (and tons of fun) and you'll end up regretting it. I read the manga and let me tell you: the continuity is real.
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I plan on starting from the new series. I honestly doubt any battle shonen series is so complex in it's storytelling that you can jump in at the start of any arc and immediately pick out who is what trope and start piecing together everyone's background. Plus, I mean it's battle shonen. There will be recap episodes and flashbacks for stuff if it's really important.
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^ it's true, Fairy Tail is a generic shounen. Everybody screams and none of the important characters die. BUT, there are characters you learn about early on who have huge impact on the main characters, and if you watch the show without having their background you won't understand their emotional impact for those MCs.

For example, Erza and Jellal's interactions won't have much meaning if you don't know their history. Zeref is just a name unless you understand how he impacted society in the past. Lisanna is just a minor character who has no important impact on everyone in the guild, especially her siblings.

this is why i suggest watching from the start. Fillers can be skipped, but knowing each character's personal and emotional background will help you get past all the nakama speeches and Natsu and Erza OP'ing everyone that comes their way. ^^
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I watched fairy tails last summer and got through all the episodes in about 3 weeks and became hooked. The only thing I can say is if you don't watch the previous episodes you will miss out on character development and how some relationships were formed, what types of powers people have, why some people are no longer in the guild or how enemies came about. It's almost like making a velvet cake for the first time without looking at the the recipe. Maybe you can just watch a couple of episodes at a time and then before you know it you will have all 175 episodes watched. Its up to you everyone has good suggestions it just depends on what you want to do. I can't offer any opinions on reading manga because I only watch anime, matter of fact I now have 44 in my que.

I hope this helps
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