Fairy Tail Zero Chapter 13 Finale (The Birth of Fairy Tail)

FAIRY TAIL ZERØ ch 13 review
フェアリーテイル ゼロ 13
Fairy Tail Zero chapter 13

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Fairy Tail Zero Chapter 13 Mavis astonishes her comrades Yury, Warrod and Precht by announcing she wants to found a guild in Magnolia Town.  Although she’d considered founding the guild on Tenrou Island, she decided that to help the local economy and its people, founding the guild here would be best. The other agree, and after a small discussion of the name, Mavis informs them the name of the guild will be Fairy Tail. Mavis goes to explain that by using the name Fairy Tail, she hopes to evoke a feeling of eternal mystery and eternal adventure.

They applied for official guild establishment with the Magic Council as well as other admissions into the local community and guild alliance. Yury, Warrod, and Precht quit the treasure guild Sylph Labyrinth to join Fairy Tail.

Some months later, the group has their new guild facility built and have a picture taken to commemorate it. They decide to make Mavis the Guild Master, so she announces her ideals of friendship and family within the guild and a place that guild members can call home. With that, Mavis leads the group out for their first adventure.

They are observed by Geoffrey, Blue Skull’s former Master, who decides he’ll form a new guild, called Phantom Lord.


And so it comes to an end.

Fairy Tail Zero Chapter 13

Fairy Tail Zero has been a fun little prequel series and this chapter wraps things up nicely. Sure, we didn’t get to see how Mavis gets put into crystal or see any of their other adventures, but we saw the founding of Fairy Tail and that’s enough.

I did note that Mashima-sensei made sure to block out the events of what happened with Mavis in his Fairy Tail timeline. I’m guessing that he’ll tell us this in the regular Fairy Tail manga.

I was amused by Mavis jokingly deciding to call Tenrou Island their holy land. Naturally, the guild took this very seriously since they have their rituals there and Mavis is allegedly buried there. In reality, this just another example of Mashima-sensei doing some retcon specials, and having Mavis say what she said is a wink and a nod to the readers, whereby Mashima-sensei goes, “Yeah, yeah. I know, I’m retconning. Lets just move along, shall we?”

I was also amused by how Blue Skull’s former Guild Master is the one to found the guild that would be Fairy Tail’s long time nemesis, as established early on in the Fairy Tail manga.

In the end, this was a nice wrap up chapter for a nice, little manga series. I’d love to have this in print form on my bookshelf.

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9 Responses to “Fairy Tail Zero Chapter 13 Finale (The Birth of Fairy Tail)”

  1. mattcgw says:

    Seems as if Mashima balked out, on his original intention to disclose what happened to mavis, after realizing she was the only interesting aspect left in fairy tail. Considering what happening at the moment.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      That might be. Of course, doing a weekly AND a monthly manga is insane for a single mangaka to do. I’m thinking that after he started Fairy Tail Zero, some months into it, he discovered that he was burning himself out and decided he needed to end it where he did.

  2. NML says:

    I hope we see this animated, maybe in lieu of filler in the regular series, or as a set of OVAs.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      I can see them doing it as a movie.

      • NML says:

        Maybe, they did announce a new movie a while back so I guess if it’s successful a FTZero film could happen.

        • AstroNerdBoy says:

          Since there are only 13 chapters, telling a single story, it would make a perfect movie, in my opinion.

          • NML says:

            Sounds good to me. But the studio might want a story that has Natsu and the gang in it for a movie, although I’d love to be wrong.

            Have you been reading any other spin-offs apart from Gray’s?

            Volume 1 of Blue Mistral, Wendy’s spin-off, is being published in the US later this month so if you haven’t read that it might be good time to jump in.

            I would have thought you’d like Sabertooth spin-off, but there’s only one chapter so far and you can’t read it legally in English, mangastream has a good scanlation though.

          • AstroNerdBoy says:

            Have you been reading any other spin-offs apart from Gray’s?

            I didn’t care for Gray’s spinoff. I read the first chapter for Wendy, but it just didn’t grab me. :-/

            As for the Sabertooth spinoff, I was unaware of it until now. I’ll look into that.

          • AstroNerdBoy says:

            OK, read the first chapter. Seems interesting.

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