Even though this series has been around since about 2008 or so, it took me until about a couple of days or maybe even a week or so ago to even start seeing it.
And I have to say, pretty much all the negative things that I've heard about the series have turned out to be true for the most part.
Natsu Dragneel is like Goku, Naruto, and Luffy thrown into a blender. With the end result being pretty ugly. Natsu is quite possibly the most badly written shonen character I've seen. Granted, I am only at the GMG arc because I only watch the anime, which I think is slightly better. But for the most part Natsu has not changed from the beginning in any significant way. He is the typical fight loving, dense, lives to eat hero.
You may say the same thing holds true about a couple of other heroes in shonen, but with Natsu this, and his dragon boner for friendship are pretty much all there is to his character.
For all the hatred that Lucy seems to get, she comes off as a pretty realistic character in my honest opinion. She didn't take years to ever try to partake in a battle like Sakura. And she isn't as dependant on others like Orihime was for so damn long . I far more enjoy seeing her(with or without clothes) than Natsu.
But another thing. I don't hate the series. Itseems that even in series that I do little bit we hate I can always find at least a few characters that managed to entertain me and make me care about them. I like Gajeel, Wendy, Lucy, Gray, Jura, Ichiya, Elf man, Mirajane, Mystogan. And plenty more!
I when live the world they live in. Its modern fantasy, that's something I love seeing.
Ijust kinda hard to believe that this series is made by the same guy who created something as excellent as Rave Master. Its like he lost himself or something. I find the series enjoyable enough. A guilty pleasure if you will. But it ultimately has more downs than ups.
What are your experiences with Fairy Tail, Comicvine?