Post Reply Fairy Tail vs Kingdom
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Both are at 424 chapters (main story line). Approximately 9 years of serialization. What are your thoughts?

I really think Kingdom is one of the best manga out there. Out of all its merits, the dual story line is its main strength between Shin (the military officer) and Sei (the King of Qin). The author really did a good job of getting two discrete story lines synergize well together. Tired of battles where Shin kicks ass? Next Arc is often a political battle featuring the King. Tired of court politics? Time for a giant war where shit goes down. Plus whenever the two intertiwine with each other, the series is epic. More merits of the series include the likable characters and its more realistic approach to war. I know I know, some of its death scenes are quite unrealistic. But it offset this with realistic strategies and court politics. Another thing I really like are the relationship between the characters. Especially the Hi Shin Unit where you feel really close to some of its core officers.

As for impact on Weekly Young Jump, well its like number 1 like all the time. Alot of front colors as well as the MC occupied a gigantic space front and centered for the magazine's 35th anniversary. In relation to other series in the same magazine, it is often paired with Tokyo Ghoul and Terraformers. (All three had terrible TV anime censorship)

Fairy tail.
Often seen as the successor for the Big Three mainly the always first One Piece, the recently finished Naruto, and Bleach. Its the old true and tested Shonen formula but with a new coat of paint. Ahh friendship, comrades and bonding over battles. Creating several spin offs and the main flagship for weekly Shonen magazine its impact on the anime community cannot be underestimated.

Several Merits are its characters, its comedy at times, and its cool powers and thus fights.

So these are my thoughts. Obviously there is some bias in my opinion. But I am more interested in your thoughts about the two series.



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Posted 3/18/15 , edited 3/18/15
Definitely Fairy tail. It was the first series I started reading years ago and ive read everything its published to date.
I think its main strength is definately its huge cast of highly likeable characters and its awesome looking art work
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Kingdom vs Fairy Tail?

I honestly feel Kingdom is better written but I prefer Fairy Tail, why? personal enjoyment and the Fairy Tail manga has been beast since 2013, something I didn't feel about the manga/anime since the timeskip , yet Kingdom has been amazing in the same way.... now? FT but I rather read both
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Posted 3/19/15
Fairy Tail, it's just a really fun enjoyable read every week also the artwork is great.
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Posted 3/19/15
This isn't even a contest. Kingdom is a masterpiece with great storytelling and dialogue, fleshed-out, interesting characters, and amazing battles. Fairy Tail is generic shounen that tries to hide how mediocre it is by showing characters in skimpy outfits every couple chapters.
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Posted 3/19/15
lol. Kingdom all the way.

get dat shounen shit outta here.
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Posted 3/19/15
Fairy Tail can't even even hold the candle for real shounen like Kinnikuman, Hokuto no Ken, FMA or Dragon Ball. Kingdom doesn't seem GAR, but I'll check it out.
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Posted 3/19/15
I'm with Fate5 on this on their is no contest what so ever, personally I don't like Fairy Tail, but I can appreciate it being a good manga because of the art, characters and popularity. Kingdom is too much of a masterpiece to be compared to a generic shounen manga. Fairy Tail is good enough on its own but start comparing it to kingdom and you can see the flaws and dedication/ reliability on fan service. So with rant over No you can't compare them Kingdom is too bloody good!
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Kingdom is one of the best manga out, it is not even close imo.
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