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Fairy Tail is an anime series based on the manga of the same name written by Hiro Mashima. Produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight and directed by Shinji Ishihira, it was broadcast on TV Tokyo from October 12, 2010 to March 30, 2013, and later continued its run on April 5, 2014. The series follows the adventures of the wizard Lucy Heartfilia after she joins the Fairy Tail wizards' guild and partners with Natsu Dragneel, another mage who is searching for the dragon Igneel.
The series uses 38 different pieces of theme music: 19 opening themes and 19 ending themes. Several CDs containing the theme music and other tracks have been released by Pony Canyon. The first DVD compilation was released on January 29, 2010, with individual volumes being released monthly. The Southeast Asian network Animax Asia aired part of the series locally in English.
In 2011, Funimation licensed the first season for an English-language release in North America. The Funimation-dubbed episodes aired on the Funimation Channel. The first DVD set, containing 12 episodes, was released on November 22, 2011. Similarly sized sets followed, with fourteen sets released as of December 2, 2014. Funimation also acquired the rights to simulcast the relaunched anime episodes.