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Hey guys, I'm Taka, and I'm just picking off where Katmic left off. See his Ch. 344 review blog. Don't worry, I'm a temp. Feel free to join the gang in the Fairy Tail Discussion (Manga) thread.

Don't worry, I got your back.

Plot

After the intense battle between Fairy Tail & the guilds and Future Rogue & his dragons, Natsu and the gang are taking a trip to save the giants - who all have been frozen. While Erza finds herself reverted to her child form, Natsu and his team are fighting against some treasure hunters. In the middle of battle, Natsu follows a voice. He finds himself reverted to his child form by a strange man. Around the same time, Erza runs into Minerva, who is a member of Succubus Eye. Elsewhere, Wendy and Lucy find themselves in a tight bind until Flare Corona arrives to save them. Is she Lucy's friend or foe? (Looking at her breast that holds the Succubus Eye stamp)

Verdict

Good

  • Cana and Wendy
    Cana and Wendy
    I forgot the bonus chapter where Fairy Tail B do their punishment game. It's a fun chapter, and it explores another aspect, Cana and Wendy's relationship. What I love about Fairy Tail is that it has a huge roster of characters, and it does well exploring them. Lot of shows can't do what Fairy Tail does with its characters. Cana has that gentle side to her, you don't see much.
  • Old Villains Come Back: It's awesome that Minerva and Flare are coming back. It's not Fairy Tail when it's missing some dangerous divas. I wonder if Flare is bent on getting revenge on Lucy after that bath scene.
  • Little Natsu and Erza are pretty cute. Erza's imagination and her insecurities are pretty hilarious especially that Jellal is not into lolis.

Bad

  • With this new arc, the fans who want a serious story after Mavis and Zeref declare war will be disappointed. It's Hiro Mashima's style. You see it in Rave Master and his other works. Heck, a lot of Shonen shows do this. Just sit back and enjoy it. It's not bad like the Key of the Starry Sky arc with the Big Butt Bandits.

Overall, these last three chapters are enjoyable. It's slow in story, but you'll love the punishment game, little Erza's scene, or the skirmishes/reunions between Fairy Tail and its new and old enemies.

Wiki Progress

I have been behind. Fairy Tail Wikia is doing pretty well. Here, it's just Daniel and I, but we're busy with other things. If you love Fairy Tail, come and join us in the discussion or wiki. I'll do a catch up. The search engine is broken for two weeks or more. New pages won't appear, but I will create new Fairy Tail pages.

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I do not know what sort of drugs Hiro was high on when he drew these chapters, but chapters 341-343 had some seriously amazing art. I know Hiro has from time to time shown his ability to go the extra mile with fairy tail with one of those special images he will sneak in at the beginning or the end of the chapter. But these chapters were so consistently well drawn. I am not sure if saying that i was blown away has more to do with my low expectations and less to do with Hiro’s own skills.

A new arc has began and i for one am excited, the sort of excitement i haven’t held for fairy tail in a good two or three months. And i am glad to finally return to that point in my life as a fairy tail fan where i can finally crave for and even hold some excitement about the upcoming fairy tail chapters.

I have said it before, Hiro knows how to set events up, to create exciting situations that leave you dreaming about what will come next. The question is whether or not he can deliver. I for one will choose to believe that he can. I can safely say that these three chapters showcased fairy tail at its best. It’s funny, I wrote a fairy tail based blog post on Wednesday but i decided not to publish it on Thursday like i planned because i wanted to first read these three chapters and see if my conclusion in that post would be justified. I am glad it was.

THE PLOT:>

The first chapter begins with quite a lot of fan service and in color, with Lucy and the other girls enjoying a warm bath in their new guild head quarters. It is revealed that ever since they returned as champions, they have benefited greatly from their popularity, with many a job streaming in for the taking with great rewards in play, making it an unnecessary effort to engage in the old battles over wh gets to take which job. We learn that a number of fairy tail mages have been hard at work for days, leaping from one job to another, including Natsu and Gray who somehow managed to put their differences aside long enough to team up. Same thing for Wendy and Erza.

Flare from Raven tail makes an appearance, looking liker her old crazy self. She is offered the opportunity to join fairy tail but declines. Elsewhere we see the fruits of some of the mages’ labor in a page or two.

Later we learn that one of the four gods of Ishgal, the strongest wizard saints, had requested a team of Natsu, Gray, Lucy and Erza to undertake a great task. Admitting to the mages being a better fit for the mission than he, even with his powers and the fact that he chose them specifically, the wizard, Walron Seeken speaks of an old village that worships an eternal flame which has for no fathomable reason been frozen in place with all its inhabitants.

Walron tasks the mages with solving the mystery of the frost and saving the village from its fate. But they are not alone on this quest. Four mages from Sylph labyrinth, a treasure hunting guild are in search of the eternal flame. This particular village is inhabited by giants and for a while now, there presence had prevented the group from obtaining their treasure. Fairy tail’s mission to free the giants is at loggerheads with their own mission, putting the two teams on opposing ends.

However while the parties squabble, a new party arrives at the scene, unseen, Succubus Eye, supposedly a dark guild of which Minerva is a part. She learns of fairy tail’s approach, though her attire and her words with regards to the underground make her intentions suspect.

MY REVIEW:>

As i inferred above, i am quite excited by the advent of this new arc and as always Hiro is doing a great job of setting the stage for what might turn out to be a brilliant saga. I liked what Hiro did here, sort of throwing back to the old days of fairy tail, with the sort of humor we hadn’t seen in a while, Gray and Natsu’s quarrels, Lucy and her run ins with people suddenly breaking into her apartment, even the mention of tasks and quests, making mention of and showing us glimpses of fairy tail mages out and about, tackling different jobs for money, it was a reminder of what fairy tail was about, outsideo f epic battles with dragons and all that.

It is the thrill of adventure that Hiro creates with the beginning of a new arc. While i am apathetic to fan service, i liked seeing some color in the manga, and i was surprised by how good it looked. The flare incident was surprising, that she could have been hanging around fairy tail all this time and no one knew. I was impressed by her decision to turn fairy tail’s offer down. I am now curious as to how her story will play a role in the future.

I was surprised by how humorous the comedy actually was. I had as of late lost interest in Fairy tail’s particular brand of comedy, but these chapters reminded me of why i used to find the material funny. The arc is off to a great start. We have a village of giants that have been mysteriously frozen and a guild of treasure hunters out to capture the so called eternal flame, which has been referred to as a deity, which means there are more twists and turns to come.

Gray mentioned a link to Deliora and how he was frozen. I am impressed by the fact that Hiro actually made use of some of these old elements of the story he introduced a while back. But one of the biggest revelations of them all was Minerva’s appearance. I mentioned before that i wasn’t too happy that she was all innocent and rehabilitated during the ball at the king’s palace. No way she could have changed so drastically so quickly after all the evil she displayed during the fights.

It seems though that she didn’t quite change her spots; i am actually curious as to who is the current saber tooth master. Last time i checked she was in charge. Either way her appearance in the last chapter was not only shocking but welcome. Unfortunately i have a feeling we will later learn that she really has changed and is probably undercover for the magic council. That is the kind of twist fairy tail is known for, and it would be a particularly unwelcome one.

We learnt here as well that Seeken, the Ishgal fellow was originally a member of fairy tail, having started the guild with Hades, Marvis and another fellow. We can now safely say that the Marvis we see is not in her true form. She was a girl 105 years ago. No way she remained like that, unless she died that young. And why would she be chosen as master over Hades when he was so much older. Clearly there is more to fairy tail’s history than meets the eye, and it seems like Hiro is intent on unraveling the mysteries behind the guild.

Which i love. The fairy tail mythology is growing and there are more stories to tell, hopefully they are all worth reading.

RATING:>4/5; these three chapters were interesting, and not to mention the art here which was brilliant. I hope we do not get another three chapters next week. I am starting to get used to this which means returning to one chapter a week will suck.

HIGHLIGHT: Minerva’s appearance, Seeken’s revelation.

On a side note, if you have not heard, THE FAIRY TAIL ANIME IS RETURNING. It has been officially confirmed by Hiro that the fairy tail anime will return on some undisclosed date. Now i have to say that besides that being good news, it says something about Bleach. Fairy tail has been gone three or four months and its already making a come back. Bleach has been gone for ages, since last year in fact and there has not been a whiff of its return. Fairy tail took a break because it was ridiculously close to the manga, just halfway an arc that hadn’t even ended.

If fairy tail returned this week it would still be really close to the manga because that same arc just ended. So fairy tail isn’t even a whole arc away like Naruto and one piece are (i am glad Naruto is finally getting back on track, hopefully one piece does the same, that business of dragging out events, doing like five pages of a manga chapter in an anime episode is just as bad as Naruto and its fillers), just half an arc away and yet it has returned. Bleach is miles ahead of where the anime stopped, no where near a risk of catching up, and yet it has yet to return. Bleach fans still holding onto hope, it’s time to quite. Bleach is gone.

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Overview

Welcome to weekly Fairy Tail report! I'm Taka, a regular wiki editor with a team who loves Fairy Tail. Continuing from the last episode, the battle with Hades is done, and the Fairy Tail gang is relaxing.

Plot

While Zeref finishes Hades off; Meldy and Ultear have a moment together, Cana confesses to Gildartz about being his daughter. In the skies, Acnologia is coming for Tenrou Island.

The Right To Love
The Right To Love

Watch Fairy Tail episode 121!

Verdict

Beware of spoilers!

Good

Gildartz going through his list of women
Gildartz going through his list of women
  • The scene with Meldy and Ultear is awesome yet familiar. Basically, Ultear just stabs herself to atone for her sins and destroying Meldy's hometown. Meldy save her life and tell her to live. This theme of living life to the fullest is strong in this anime series. Erza did it to Jellal during the Nirvana arc, and Natsu did it to Gray during the Galuna arc.
  • I loved Gildartz's scene with Cana. With her confession done, Gildartz trying to remember who is Cana's mother out of the horde of women he slept with. Who would have thought Gildartz was a player? The scene ends with heartwarming hug between Gildartz and Cana.

Bad

It doesn't seem too dire
It doesn't seem too dire
  • Makarov's scene is pretty random, and it didn't quite start off the episode. It belongs more in the last episode.
  • Censorship Issues: In my other wiki project, Beelzebub finally show blood in episode 59 without any discoloration (I like to compare my shows a lot). Fairy Tail did show blood with some discoloration. Ultear should have blood since she stabs herself in the abdomen. I couldn't take the scene seriously. I don't mind the censorship and lack of blood in both series. For grave moments, blood seems to add more to the tense and dramatic scenes.

Bizarre

Laxus teasing poor Lisanna
Laxus teasing poor Lisanna
  • Gildartz compares romance to fishing. I didn't understand the man's sense of thinking.
  • Laxus's teasing of Lisanna scene is quite funny. I don't remember him being playful to her in Lisanna and Natsu's flashback of Happy's birth.

Overall, this episode gets four out of five. It has some unforgettable moments and funny scenes. The scene with Ultear and Meldy is hard to take it seriously.

What's your favorite moment in this episode?

Thanks

Thank you guys for reading my team's report, and I thank my teammates and everyone for their support.

Wiki Reports: I finished episode 121's wiki page last week or so, and Sreenivas is working on character pages like Natsu Dragneel and Igneel. Please see our team's wiki list and project blog. My teammates are Annabanana, Daniel Newton, Sreenivas, Wales, Buhssuht, Obscurefan, and Obsidian609.

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Overview

Welcome to the 7th weekly Fairy Tail report! I'm Taka, and I'm here to discuss Fairy Tail episode 111 and 112 with you guys and my team. Juvia and Meldy's battle is going end with unexpected yet fantastic way. After that, we get another origin story about Cana. It's going to be interesting to see who is Cana after.

Check out the image galleries for 111 and 112. Feel free to add some images. I'll add some more to it as soon as my partner gives me the green light.

Plot

Ep. 111: Tears of Love and Vigor - "Ai to Katsuryoku no Namida" (愛と活力の涙)

Meldy hugs Ultear
Meldy hugs Ultear

Juvia and Meldy fight with their lives and Gray's on the line. Juvia ends the battle in the only way that Juvia knows, love. After that battle, Fairy Tail gets three more battles: RustyRose finds the camp where the injured Fairy Tail members are, Azuma finds Erza, and Bluenote encounters Natsu's group. Will things go well for Fairy Tail?

Ep. 112: The Words I Couldn't Say - Ienakatta Hitokoto" (言えなかった一言)

Lil' Cana and her tarot cards
Lil' Cana and her tarot cards

Cana is at Mavis's grave where she remembers her story about twelve years ago, the first time she encounters Fairy Tail and her father. However, her father did not recognize as her daughter. Due to her father's frequent missions, Cana find herself unable to confess the truth to him. After the flashback, Cana gains the resolve to realize what is most important to her, her guild. Before she leaves, she is blessed by Mavis's sacred spells, Fairy Glitter. Will Cana be able to protect Lucy and her group from Bluenote?

Verdict

Beware of Spoilers!

Good

Ep. 111

Natsu's team
Natsu's team
  • Juvia and Meldy's battle is truly emotional. Viewers learn how deep Meldy's love for Ultear is.
  • Even though Erza and Azuma's battle has not yet begun, it's going to be an awesome battle to wait for.
  • Gray and Ultear's talk got dramatic. Who knows if Ultear is saying the truth about Gray's master, Ur?

Ep. 112

Cheer up, Cana!
Cheer up, Cana!
  • Cana's origin story is just fantastic. It's not the same as Laxus's problem with the daddy issues which is good. You'll see why Cana became a tarot card user and why she became an alcoholic. Alcohol is just another way to bury your misery.
  • New Theme songs! I loved the ending. It's a nice change from the usual character based and calendar wheel themes. It's all about their adventures.
  • Gildartz is Cana's father for some, it would be unexpected surprise or not. For me, it surprise me because Cana and Gildartz do not have much similarities. Then, I wonder why Cana did not attack Gildartz with the other kids. She isn't comfortable enough, I think.

Bad

I don't have bad stuff to report.

Bizarre

  • Ep. 111: You have to wonder how Ultear feels about Meldy. Ultear didn't notice that Meldy is defeated.
  • Ep. 112: Looking at young Cana and Macao, I look at their relationship and wonder what's the age gap between two. I do believe love should have no limits, but if the age gap is too big, it's going to be awkward.

This video is the ending of Fairy Tail. However, it's mirrored. I will find another one. Sorry about that.

Overall, these episodes were great because Meldy and Cana's back stories are reveal, and the action is just getting started.

Bonus

Newten's Stitched Cap Gallery

Newten was working on the bikini page. He is the bikini otaku for anime. Check out his page. He has some nice stitched caps for Fairy Tail. This one is from episode 111.

Taka's GIF of the Week

Erza Scarlet
Erza Scarlet

When I saw this scene, I was like I'm going to make a GIF for this. I call it, Lucy Distress Card.

Click on it to see animated! I made it at Ninja GIF.

Thanks

I thank you guys for reading my team's report. You guys are awesome. I thank my team for being there to support the community with their contributions. For wiki work, I was too busy working on Guilty Crown episodes and the Wiki Editor Archive blog. Not much Fairy Tail wiki work updates is present for last week. I finished Fairy Tail's ep. 112's wiki page.

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