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Fairy Tail: Priestess of the Phoenix (2012)

Gekijouban Fairy Tail: Houou no miko (original title)
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The mightiest team of mages from the magic kingdom's most infamous guild faces evil rising from the embers in this action-packed feature length adventure. Follow Fairy Tail's dream ... See full summary »

Director:

Masaya Fujimori

Writers:

Hiro Mashima (manga), Masashi Sogo (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aya Endô Aya Endô ... Eclair (voice)
Aya Hirano Aya Hirano ... Lucy Heartfilia (voice)
Tetsuya Kakihara Tetsuya Kakihara ... Natsu Dragneel (voice)
Hiroki Touchi Hiroki Touchi ... Pantherlily (voice)
Keisuke Okada Keisuke Okada ... Geese (voice)
Kôki Miyata Kôki Miyata ... Prince Kriem (voice) (as Kouki Miyata)
Mika Kanai Mika Kanai ... Momon (voice)
Rie Kugimiya ... Happy (voice)
Satomi Sato Satomi Sato ... Wendy (voice)
Sayaka Ôhara Sayaka Ôhara ... Erza Scarlet (voice)
Shôtarô Morikubo ... Dyst (voice) (as Showtaro Morikubo)
Wataru Hatano Wataru Hatano ... Gajeel Redfox (voice)
Yoshihiko Masuda Yoshihiko Masuda ... Chief Dathma (voice)
Yui Horie Yui Horie ... Carla (voice)
Yûichi Nakamura ... Gray Fullbuster (voice)
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The mightiest team of mages from the magic kingdom's most infamous guild faces evil rising from the embers in this action-packed feature length adventure. Follow Fairy Tail's dream team-Natsu, Gray, Erza, Lucy, Wendy, Happy, and Carla-as they lend a helping hand to a girl with little memory and a grudge against wizards. As they uncover clues about her mysterious past, a lunatic prince hatches a half-baked plan to sacrifice her in exchange for immortality. When the fool unleashes an ancient force, a raging war becomes the fiercest inferno Fairy Tail has ever faced. Can the guild with a heart of gold save the planet from a fiery finish?

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psychotronic film | shounen | See All (2) »


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

18 August 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Fairy Tail: Priestess of the Phoenix See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$768,533
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Quotes

Natsu Dragneel: [English dub] Hey! Is everyone okay?
Gray Fullbuster: What was that about?
Lucy Heartfilia: I don't know! Someone's after her!
Lucy Heartfilia: [Her towel drops without noticing, while Natsu and Gray blush] What?
Happy: You feel a breeze out here?
Lucy Heartfilia: Uh?
Happy: O-la-la!
[Happy laughs]
Lucy Heartfilia: [She looks down and notices that her towel's dropped] Ahhhhhhhhhh!
[covers herself]
[...]
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, we hear Lucy's voice saying "What beautiful magic!" See more »

Connections

Spun-off from Fairy Tail (2009) See more »

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200 Miles
Performed by Keun-Suk Jang (as Jang Geun Suk)
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A fresh, upbeat take on an otherwise repetitive medium. With a fair share of it's flaws
11 December 2012 | by peter-mackie284See all my reviews

As a youth ,I very much enjoyed anime. Many a night I stayed up late to catch shows such as "Bleach" "Naruto" "Blood+" "Dragon Ball Z (and GT to a lesser extent)". However in the mid to late 2000s, I grew weary of anime. Some of the shows (some being the previously stated) had more than overstayed their welcome and many of the new additions to the anime medium were either more of the same story rehashed with different characters, or downright perverted. On top of that a new wave of "anti heroes" had come into play, not that there's anything wrong with that, I enjoy a good dark hero every once in a while but at that point the medium was plagued by unrelatable and sometimes downright unlikable characters. So naturally I moved on to other story telling mediums to fill the gap that anime had created.

But then, fairly recently, this little story caught my eye on the Funimation channel.I decided, despite my previous experience, to give this one a fair chance, and it surely did not disappoint! The characters are three dimensional and likable, the story (while containing some elements from animes past) was original and interesting. That being said the show is certainly not perfect, suffering from an abundance of clichés that sometimes detract from an otherwise wonderful plot, and the featuring of the occasional villain that you've sworn you've seen at least thirty times before in other shows. But that by no means does a bad anime make, and to the shows credit, the jokes are actually very clever and funny, which due to the cultural barrier that is often difficult to translate in anime, is a rarity.

What makes this a good anime id simply this, you like the characters. You want to see them succeed and you can often relate to the feelings that they have during their struggles. The characters in the Fairy Tail guild look out for each other, you actually believe that they would be friends in any given scenario. The rivalries are believable and the villains (while sometimes cheesy) have sufficient motivation at all times. To conclude, I would recommend this show to current and prior anime fans, there's something in it for everyone.


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