Fairy Tail is a popular anime about friendship in the Kingdom of Fiore. The Fairy Tail Guild, made up of unique mages and wizards, is known for its strong members who protect each other like a family. Similar to any other Shonen anime, this show also focuses on friendship.
But what makes Fairy Tail special is how it shows close relationships among characters, creating a strong group that emotionally connects with the audience, especially when facing tough enemies. The show explores romantic relationships between some characters, although only a few are officially recognized.
Despite various relationships in the series, the creator, Hiro Mashima, hasn’t confirmed the most iconic couple. This lack of confirmation can be frustrating for fans waiting to know more about the romantic side of the story.
Natsu and Lucy: The Unbreakable Bond Forged in Fairy Tail
Natsu and Lucy have a really close relationship in Fairy Tail because Natsu was the one who got Lucy to join the guild. They’re on a team together with Happy and do jobs together.
People argue a lot about their relationship, but those in favor of it say they spend a lot of time together and have a strong bond. There are moments that show this, like when Lucy jumped from a sky prison, trusting Natsu to catch her.
The big thing about Natsu and Lucy is that they let each other be themselves. Lucy puts up with Natsu’s funny behavior, even if it annoys her sometimes.
A really important moment is during the 100-year quest when Lucy hugs Natsu from behind. She calms him down when he’s influenced by the dragon force and about to burn everything. It’s a powerful moment in their relationship.
Even though they have a strong connection, the author, Mashima hasn’t officially confirmed their relationship in the story, and this has upset fans.
Fans Anxiously Await the (NaLu)ship to be Canon in Fairy Tail
A fan on Twitter (@nadicanfly) expressed frustration because Natsu and Lucy’s relationship isn’t confirmed by Hiro Mashima yet. The user and other fans are wondering when it will happen. Many fans are upset and eager for them to be a couple.
— Hi (@nadicanfly) December 16, 2023
Fans really like Natsu and Lucy’s connection and relationship. One fan mentioned that Nalu was their first favorite pairing. They used to read every fanfiction and comic about them and were really obsessed with it in the past. It feels like Natsu and Lucy are a perfect match, and the fan thinks the creator, Mashima, won’t have peace unless they become a couple in the sequel.
Nalu was my first ship, and it changed my brain chemistry. I used to read every fic, every comic, I was crazy for it back in the day. Like they were just so perfect, mashima will never know peace if he doesn’t make them end game in the sequel
— YunaLuba (@LubaYuna) December 16, 2023
Forever mad about this, I could talk about them for HOURS because they had the best chemistry ever but the not canon make me go insane 😭
— Maelle 🌱 (@melognut_) December 16, 2023
I want them married
— BLUE FLOWER (@deepblue2803) December 17, 2023
Nalu shippers when their ship is finally cannon pic.twitter.com/2FSzroT6mh
— jonnele bicth (@jasmine_tea_10) December 16, 2023
I swear, if heterobaiting was a thing, NaLu would definetly be it. The struggle is real
— Nova Órion✨ (@duskianfae) December 16, 2023
One fan thinks NaLu would be a perfect example of heterobaiting. NaLu fans are eagerly waiting for them to get together and get married in the end. However, it all depends on when the author decides to make it official.