Friendship Will Overcome the Dead

Friendship Will Overcome the Dead is an anime episode of Fairy Tail that was released on 03/21/2011

Dragon Filler Arc

Friendship Will Overcome the Dead -"Tomo ha Shikabane wo Koete"(友は屍を越えて)

Natsu's friends fights valiantly against Daphne to save Natsu's life. In this episode, their flashbacks are their motivation and the key theme of this series. (See Points of Interests below)

Full Plot Summary

Opening Theme

"Fiesta" by Plus

Natsu is trapped inside the Dragonoid while Daphne sends her Dragnoid to destroy Magnolia. While inside the artificial dragon, Natsu begins to recall a promise he made when he was a young boy with the inhabitants of a city known as the "city with no sound." His promise was to help them cancel out their "Hidden Magic" by defeating the master of dragons, namely Daphne. Elfman, Macao, and Wakaba arrive to the scene to take Gray down. As soon as Elfman knocks Gray out, Lucy and Wendy and the others rush out to evacuate the residents of Magnolia. Meanwhile, as Erza fights the Dragonoid, Elfman, Macao, and Wakaba attempt to bring Gray to Makarov, but Daphne commands a group of lizardmen to attack the trio. Back at the guild, Makarov gives out an order to everyone at the Fairy Tail guild to take down the Dragonoid by any means necessary to protect Magnolia. He then reassures everyone that they will not hurt Natsu not much because of his "sturdy, build body."

Points Of Interest

Flashbacks

Natsu: Be a man!
Natsu: Be a man!
  1. Natsu's flashback: When Natsu was a kid, he goes into the "city with no sound" looking for Igneel. Later, after meeting one of its inhabitants, he promised that he will defeat the master of dragons to free from the spell that Daphne cast on them.
  2. Macao's flashback: He remembers the times when Natsu saved him in the Vulcan episode.
  3. Elfman's flashback: In front of Lisanna's grave and Natsu & Lisanna's straw house, Elfman is crying and blames himself for killing Lisanna and not letting Natsu join in their mission. He claimed that if Natsu accompanied them on the mission, Lisanna would have been alive.
  4. Erza's flashback: Erza's flashback runs from her childhood to the Tower of Heaven Arc. She remembers how Natsu was always fighting and they communicated that way. Erza comments that if Natsu did not give up fighting, she would not have been alive. (See episode 45)

Ending Theme

"Be As One" by W-inds

Points of Interest

  • This filler episode had the most character flashbacks.
  • Natsu forgets a promise he made as a young kid. That promise is to defeat Daphne to lift the "Hidden" spell on the city.
  • In one of Elfman's flashbacks, he recalls Natsu telling him to be a man which may explain why Elfman keeps saying "a real man"/"man" frequently in his sentences.

Characters & Voice Actors

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Natsu Dragneel ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tetsuya Kakihara ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Gray Fullbuster ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yuuichi Nakamura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Erza Scarlet ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Sayaka Ohara ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Lucy Heartfilia ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Aya Hirano ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Happy ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Rie Kugimiya ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Wendy Marvell ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Satomi Satō ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Carla ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yui Horie ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Daphne ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yū Kobayashi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Elfman Strauss ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Hiroki Yasumoto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Cana Alberona ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Eri Kitamura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Juvia Lockser ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Mai Nakahara ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Makarov Dreyar ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Shinichi Kotani ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Wakaba Mine ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Macao Conbolt ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Romeo Conbolt ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Lucky Ollieta ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Bixlow ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yoshihisa Kawahara ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Evergreen ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Saori Seto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Mirajane Strauss ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ryoko Ono ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (None)
Alzack Connell ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Fried Justine ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Junichi Suwabe ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Bisca Mulan ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Satomi Arai ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Reedus Jonah ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Jet ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Droy ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Levy McGarden ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Mariya Ise ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)

Credits

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Hiro Mashima Original Concept The mangaka of the popular action/adventure/fantasy series Fairy Tail.
Shinji Ishihira Director A Storyboard artist that is the Director of the Fairy Tail anime.
Aoi Yamamoto Character Artist/Designer Animator
Masashi Sogo Series Composition
Shoji Yonemura Writer
Yasuharu Takanashi Music The composer of most anime installments. He also composed four Pretty Cure series: Fresh, Heartcatch, Suite, and Smile.

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