Season 1, Episode 4
The real version of Day Break
Air date October 21, 2011
Episode guide
Infiltrate! The Everlue Mansion!
The Armored Mage

DEAR KABY is the 4th episode of the Fairy Tail anime. It first aired on November 2, 2009.

Lucy Heartfilia comes out of her fight victorious and returns "DAYBREAK" to Kaby Melon, where the truth about the book is revealed. On their way back to the guild, they meet up with Gray Fullbuster and some dark Mages who they end up fighting.


Lucy and Cancer defeats Everlue

Duke Everlue is defeated.

With Lucy caught by Duke Everlue, he orders her to tell him the secret of the book "DAYBREAK" and threatens to break her arms if she doesn’t tell. However, Happy arrives and saves Lucy. They continue their fight until Duke Everlue summons Virgo, who surprisingly appears with Natsu Dragneel. Lucy, together with Natsu finish up the fight and come out victorious. Unfortunately, all the holes that Everlue dug cause the mansion to give way and it collapses. Natsu, Lucy, and Happy make it outside and Natsu says that she should be proud for destroying the mansion and keeping with the Fairy Tail tradition of causing mayhem.

Daybreak's Magic

DAYBREAK's letters rearranging

They bring the book to Kaby Melon and Lucy says that she understands why he would want to destroy it, it is to protect his father’s honor. Kaby admits the truth of Kemu Zaleon being his father and that he was angry at him for being gone for three years and never contacted his family. When his father came home, he swore to never write again and cut his writing hand off. He died soon after and Kaby’s anger turned to remorse. This made him want to destroy the book to save his father’s honor as a great writer. He lights a match but suddenly the wind blows it out, the book glows and the letters on the cover rearrange from “DAYBREAK” to read “DEAR KABY”. Then all the other words start to change and Lucy reveals that the book was actually written for Kaby. Natsu tells Kaby that he doesn’t owe them anything since their job was to destroy the book and they did not do it. Lucy protest, but Natsu tells her that it would damage Fairy Tail’s good name if they took the money. Besides, Kaby didn’t have the money to begin with. He was just using the house to try and fool them. He is really an average man who just wanted to keep his father’s honor intact.

Erza in Lucy imagination

Lucy's imagination of Erza.

Natsu, Happy, and Lucy (who's inside Horologium to ride in as they go through the swamp) are taking a shortcut to return to Fairy Tail when Natsu spots someone in the bushes. Natsu attacks it, but Gray Fullbuster comes out giving excuses to why he was hiding.
Erza's coming home

Erza comes back.

The two of them get into a fight and things calm down, Gray tells them that Erza Scarlet is returning to Fairy Tail and they need to hurry up and get back. Natsu, Gray and Happy tells Lucy about Erza, how she is the strongest wizard in Fairy Tail and how she can split a mountain in half with one kick; which makes Lucy imagine Erza as a a giant. They are ambushed by a group of wizards who want to eat Happy, but Natsu and Gray quickly defeat them. They tie them up to a tree and Natsu and Gray continue to argue. One of the captured wizards mentions something about “Lullaby”, but a giant hand shadow pulls the tree underground along with the wizards who were tied to it.

Elsewhere, the citizens of Magnolia look on in amazement as a young woman in armor walks through town carrying a large horn.

Characters In Order of AppearanceEdit


Magic and Abilities usedEdit

Magic usedEdit

  • Earth Magic (土魔法, Tsuchi Mahō; ; ; )
  • Aera (翼 Ēra)
  • Celestial Spirit Magic (星霊 魔法, Seirei Mahō; ; ; )
  • Fire Dragon Slayer Magic (火の滅竜魔法, Ka no Metsuryū Mahō; ; ; )
  • Sand Magic (砂魔法, Suna Mahō; ; ; )
  • Fire Magic (火の魔法, Hi no Mahō; ; ; )
  • Fortune Telling
  • Shadow Magic (陰魔法, Kage Mahō; ; ; )

Spells usedEdit

  • Diver (ダイバー, Daibā; ; ; )
  • Max Speed Kick Attack
  • Fire Dragon's Roar (火竜の咆哮, Karyū no Hōkō; ; ; )
  • Letter Rearranging
  • Sand Explosion
  • Staff Ignition
  • Sand Bomb
  • Fire Dragon's Iron Fist (火竜の鉄拳, Karyū no Tekken; ; ; )
  • Shadow Pull
  • Fire Dragon's Claw (火竜の鉤爪, Karyū no Kagitsume; ; ; )
  • Fire Dragon's Wing Attack (火竜の翼撃, Karyū no Yokugeki; ; ; )

Abilities usedEdit

  • Hand to Hand Combat
  • Swordsmanship
  • Weapon Combat

Weapons usedEdit

  • Whip
  • Staff
  • Daggers

Items usedEdit

Manga & Anime DifferenceEdit

Elbow Crash

Trust me, it hurts more than it looks...

  • How Everlue grabbed Lucy's arm were different.
  • Lucy didn't try to reach the keys with her foot in the anime.
  • Everlue didn't slam Lucy onto the ground in the manga.
  • Happy kicked Everlue in the elbow in the manga, while in the face in the anime.
  • After Happy gets out of the Sewage water, the lake is empty. The sewage water is still there in the anime.
  • The scene where Everlue grabbed Lucy's ankle is omitted in the anime.
  • Natsu finished Virgo with a fire punch in the manga, but with the Roar in the anime.
  • The praise of Natsu made about Lucy being Fairy Tail Wizard is for different reasons.
Joy of Reading

The Joy of reading... that was omitted in the anime...

  • The mansion was not demolished in the manga.
  • Virgo was unconscious in the manga, but was watching Lucy while the mansion was crumbling down.
  • Kaby snatched the book forcefully rather than taking it gently in the manga.
  • Kemu was much skinnier in the manga when he returned home.
  • Parts of the dialogue in the flashback were removed from the anime.
  • Kemu commits suicide in the manga, but merely died in the anime.
  • It was daytime when they went home in the manga.
  • The anime included a filler fight against some unnamed Eisenwald Mages, one of which even told Gray his fortune about his relationship with Juvia Lockser.


  • During the recap of the Previous Episode, the Sound Effects were not heard in the Japanese Version. While the English Dub has retained the Sound Effects During the Recap.



Macao arc Daybreak arc Lullaby arc
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