Fairy Tail 100 Year Quest Manga is a Japanese manga series which is written and storyboarded by Hiro Mashima, and illustrated by Atsuo Ueda. It is a sequel to Mashima’s Fairy tail series, focusing on Natsu Dragneel and his team from the fairy tail wizard guild as they aim to complete an unfinished, century-old mission.
Fairy Tail 100 Year Quest Manga was launched in Kodansha’s Magazine Pocket manga app in July 2018, and is licensed by Kodansha USA for an English release in North America. As of February 2021, eight tankobon volumes have been released in Japan.
Fairy Tail 100 Year Quest Manga following the demise of Zeref and Acnologia, Natsu Dragneel and his team from the Fairy Tail wizard guild embark on the 100 Years Quest, a mission that has been unaccomplished for over a century, on the northern continent of Guiltina.
There the team learns that their mission is to seal the Five Dragon Gods, a group of dragons whose power threatens to cause worldwide destruction. Meanwhile, Fairy Tail recruits a new member named Touka, who is possessed by a witch that aims to seize the dragons’ powers for her own purposes.
We reunite with the Fairy Tail guild one year after the conclusion of the original series. Nothing much has changed for our heroes since we last saw them but Fairy Tail has recruited a new member! New girl Touka has come to the guild chasing after Natsu, whom she proclaims to be in love with. Unfortunately for her, Natsu, Lucy, Erza, Wendy and Gray are off tackling a new quest that has been unaccomplished for over a century.
With an adventure of a lifetime ahead of them, it could be some time before our heroes return home but perhaps this is for the best as Touka isn’t the sweet and innocent girl she first appears to be. Unbeknownst to the Fairy Tail guild, Jellal is travelling around trying to find information on Touka and warning those he speaks with to avoid her at all costs.
Elsewhere, team Natsu are shocked to discover that the 100 Years Quest involves sealing away Five Dragon Gods on the continent of Guiltina. Each god is said to be just as powerful as Acnologia, but Natsu is undeterred and the team sets out to accomplish the quest at all costs.
Fairy Tail 100 Year Quest Manga feels like a natural continuation for the well loved franchise. Following team Natsu as they embark on their next adventure is great fun, especially when it involves dragons and a brand new continent.
Fairy Tail 100 Year Quest Manga first volume contains 9 chapters, which do a good job of finding the balance between following Natsu and co. while also swapping back to the guild and other characters occasionally. It offers the opportunity for subplots to run alongside the 100 Years Quest, and with a cast as large as Fairy Tail’s that’s certainly welcome.
Fairy Tail 100 Year Quest Manga is considered a sequel to Fairy Tail it’s not all being handled by Hiro Mashima. As Mashima’s currently working on his new series, Edens Zero, he’s handed over art duties to Atsuo Ueda and only provides layouts and the story for Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest.
The nice thing about this sequel is that it doesn’t just feel like a ‘cash-in’ either. Fairy Tail has so many characters and stories that this both feels natural and in a good position to build on some of the cast’s stories.
Fairy Tail 100 Year Quest Manga is worth noting that this series is not newcomer friendly. It definitely acts under the assumption that you have read (or watched) the entirety of the original Fairy Tail series, so be warned!