Fairy Tail is a Japanese manga series by Hiro Mashima. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Magazine since August 23, 2006 where it is still on-going. The individual chapters are being collected and published in tankōbon volumes by Kodansha, with 12 released as of October 2008. The series follows the adventures of the sorceress Lucy Heartphilia after she joins the Fairy Tail Guild and partners with Natsu Dragonil, who is searching for the dragon Igneel.
A young sorceress, Lucy Heartphilia, travels to the land of Fiore to join the magical Fairy Tail Guild. Along the way, she meets Natsu Dragonil, a young boy who is looking for a dragon named Igneel. Shortly after their meeting, Lucy is abducted by Bora of Prominence, who was posing as Salamander of Fairy Tail, to be sold as a slave. Natsu rescues her and reveals that he is the Salamander and a true member of Fairy Tail Guild. He offers her membership into the guild, which she accepts, and they become a team performing various missions for the Fairy Tail guild.