After Zeref leaves Natsu and his group disappointed, the rest of Fairy Tail guild search for the grave while Grimoire Hearts is about to launch an all out war against Fairy Tail in order to find Zeref. Gajeel and Levy are attack by Yomazu and Kawazu while the other Fairy Tail members are unaware.
Natsu make Zeref cry
Natsu yells at Zeref to go home and that this island is only for their guild members. When Zeref utter Natsu's name, Natsu immediately punches Zeref's face; Zeref notices Natsu is not strong enough to destroy himself. As everyone stares Zeref and Natsu asks Zeref for his name, they are astounded when Zeref has tears in his eyes. Suddenly, Zeref's black magic starts to surge, and Zeref tells them to stay back. Natsu quickly tells his friends to run away, but Natsu gets engulfed in the black magic. Yet, Happy tries to help Natsu, but Elfman grabs him as he runs with Evergreen. The shock wave blows away everyone; Natsu is okay while Zeref disappear already. Happy points out that Natsu's beloved scarf has transformed into an ebony color, and he notes that Igneel's scarf protected Natsu.
Natsu had fashion sense?
In the golden forest, Zeref thinks he is going to be rejected by the world. At a cliff, Mest feels Zeref's magic aura/ pressure and smiles demonically as Wendy smiles happily at the flowers. At the grave site, Makarov sits patiently. Outside of Tenrou Island, an enormous tank like ship holds the Grimoire Hearts. Ultear informs Hades that Zeref is on the island. Hades explains about how Zeref is the first black mage whose magic gave birth to countless demons and plunged the world into chaos. Hades longs for tapping into Zeref's magic and tells his guild to head for the island. As Charle and Pantherlily run, Mirajane cooks, Erza and Juvia search for Wendy, Gajeel helps Levy, and Zeref bawling his eyes out, Natsu gets angry at Zeref for messing his color scheme. Although Happy thinks Zeref did not want to harm them, Natsu and Elfman resume their search for the grave and to pass the exam. Back at the Grimoire Heart's ship, Hades tells his guild that they have the keys for Zeref's awakening. However, Ultear tells them that Fairy Tail, one of the strongest guilds, is occupying the island; Zancrow looks at it as a challenge as he laughs maniacally and burns with black fire. Capricorn looks forward to this day as RustyRose talks about having an all out war. Kain mutters which Meldy translates what Kain and Rusty Rose said earlier. According to Meldy, Kain says is that he feels the same way while Rusty Rose says, "Desire is to want, Shard means heart." Ultear asks Meldy if she is okay to fight.
Juvia's Unison Raid of Love
Meanwhile, Cana and Lucy discuss where the grave is as Plue wanders around like a child. Lucy talks about how the word grave can be interpreted as the final stop of life. Cana stomps on a lizard and throws it to Gray who is eavesdropping. (Cana and Lucy are not aware of Gray and Loke's presence.) As Lucy goes on with her guesses, Cana tells her a quote that Lucy would make. Lucy gets an idea; Lucy and Cana head off while Gray and Loke go after them. At another part of the isladn, Juvia tries to figure out how to get away from Erza as she daydreams of getting together with Gray and doing a Unison Raid. After Erza notices Juvia turning red and thinks Juvia is sick, Erza apologizes for going too hard on them. Erza then goes off talking about how the life of an S Class wizard is too hard and has many responsibilities.
Levy and Gajeel
At the camp, Mirajane tries out Lisanna's cooking, and she tells Lisanna to cut the vegetables better much to Lisanna's surprise. In the forest, Gajeel beats up a large monster, and Gajeel complains that he has not fought Natsu or Erza yet. This causes Levy to think that Gajeel does not care about her. Gajeel pets Levy in order to comfort her, but Levy smacks him with her purse. As Levy runs away, she recalls her interactions with Gajeel. Suddenly, Yomazu and Kawazu ambushes Levy while Kawazu pulls Levy down on the ground and Yomazu prepares to kill her. In the nick of time, Gajeel protects her by blocking Yomazu's katana. Gajeel tells Levy not to leave his side; Levy notices that these mages have the Grimoire Heart symbol. After Yomazu and Kawazu tell them that they are here to hunt fairies, Yomazu unleashes a deafening attack. At the same time, other Fairy Tail members are unaware of the troubles that they are in as they search for the grave.
Points of Interest
- Metaphors: According to Hades, Grimoire Heart are Devils while Fairy Tail are Fairies.
- Due to Zeref's magic turning Natsu's scarf black, Natsu turns his vest inside out to make his color scheme better.
- Grimoire Hearts' members are seen for the first time.
Grimoire Heart Members
- Rusty Rose
- Kain Hikaru
Manga & Anime Differences
Only the anime has Plue walking leisurely as Lucy and Cana discuss where the grave is located. Plue also hides behind Lucy when the lizard appears. In the manga, Cana steps on a cobra. Whereas in the anime, Cana steps on a lizard. Plus, in the anime version only, the lizard is thrown and bites Gray who is eavesdropping. For the manga, Cana does not throw the cobra at Gray.
Ultear's costume change: In the manga, she has a striped dress. Compared to the anime, she has a solid blue dress.
In the manga, Levy did not hit Gajeel after Gajeel pets her. Whereas in the anime, Levy hits Gajeel with her purse. Also in the anime, Gajeel hits a huge monster which the manga does not have.
- Japanese Name: "Kuro Madōshi" (黒魔導士)
- Manga Chapter: Chapter 209 and 210
- Opening Theme: "Towa No Kizuna" by Daisy x Daisy
- Ending Theme: "Kono Te Nobashite" by Hi-Fi Camp