Makarov Charges

Makarov Charges is an anime episode of Fairy Tail that was released on 10/29/2011
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Mest reveals his true identity and the Grimoire Heart guild finally make their first move. However, Makarov, determined to protect his children, stands before the dark guild and its master, Hades, and prepares to unleash his ultimate magic spell but a shocking revelation leaves Makarov shaken and unable to attack the man before him.

Plot Summary

Azuma easily blows up the Magic Council's warships
Azuma easily blows up the Magic Council's warships

Pantherlily begins to interrogate Mest, asking him who he really is. Mest replies that he doesn't understand but Pantherlily tells him that he suspects he is a wizard that has the ability to manipulate people's memories which explains how he got into Fairy Tail. Furthermore, he adds that it seems odd for a member to not know the meaning of the guild's signal flare. As Mest remains silent he suddenly teleports to Wendy and begins to grab her hands, causing Charle and Pantherlily to go after him. However it turns out that he protected Wendy from an enemy attack by teleporting her to a more secure location. As Pantherlily flies towards the two, another set of explosions go off forcing Mest to protect Wendy once again. As Mest yells out to the attacker, demanding to know who he/she is, a head and later a man emerges from a tree who states that his name is Azuma, a member of Grimoire Heart's Seven Kin of Purgatory. Confused, Pantherlily demands Mest to explain what's happening to which Mest replies that he is a member of the Magic Council who infiltrated Fairy Tail to find some dirt that would destroy them in order to earn a promotion. But, he continues, since Zeref and Grimoire Heart showed up, his plans have changed. He then reveals that he had stationed the Magic Council's warships just in case and declares that the dark guild is now finished. However, Azuma easily blows up the ships with his powers, completely shocking Mest and the others. Azuma then prepares to battle them, with Pantherlily taking the stage and telling the others to stand back.

At Mavis' grave, Makarov blames himself for the enemy invasion and vows to take responsibility for it. Although he says he'll take any punishment, he prays that Mavis will protect and guide his children to safety. Meanwhile, Natsu follows the sounds of explosions with Happy.

Azuma's finishing blow
Azuma's finishing blow

Back to Mest and the others, Azuma sends a giant blast towards Pantherlily who charges at him but the cat withstands the attack and lands a punch on Azuma. Azuma, however, counters the move by creating numerous explosions around Pantherlily that easily knocks back Mest, Wendy, and Charle. Unable to stand back and watch, Wendy uses her Dragon Slayer magic to cast Vernier on Pantherlily to boost both his speed and strength. As Pantherlily dodges Azuma's continuous explosions, Wendy begs Mest to help her carry out her plan but he asks how she can ask him that since he's from the Magic Council who came to destroy her guild. Wendy replies that all of that doesn't matter and that she doesn't care because there's no way Fairy Tail will be destroyed. As Pantherlily distracts Azuma, Mest teleports Wendy directly behind Azuma for a sneak attack. But as she is about to cast her Dragon Roar, Azuma unleashes a huge burst of flames around his body that easily defeats everyone. Off in the distance, Natsu notices the large tower of flames and heads towards it, confident that the enemy has already begun to make its move. As the smoke cleared, Azuma appeared unscathed as the rest lay fallen and unconscious with the exception of Mest and Pantherlily. The former comments that if all the members of Grimoire Heart's Seven Kin are this strong then there is no way Fairy Tail can win this fight.

Elsewhere on the island, Gray, Loke, Cana and Lucy run to the guild's camp site with Cana expressing her frustration over the exam's suspension while Levy carries Gajeel to the same location.

Makarov prepares to use Fairy Law on Grimoire Heart
Makarov prepares to use Fairy Law on Grimoire Heart

In Grimoire Heart's airship, everyone prepares for war as they near the island. As soon as Meldy sees it, she calls Ultear " Ul" which causes the woman to look at her menacingly and warn the girl to never call her that again. Just then, they all notice a fearsome giant standing in front of the island who Hades easily identifies as Makarov. When Makarov tells them to leave, he begins to recall the time he was appointed as Fairy Tail's third master. Although he declined the offer at first, the previous master told him that he can do it because he loves his comrades and believes in them. After remembering the second master's words, Makarov tells Grimoire Heart that they cannot pass and punches their airship, inflicting huge damage. As he tries to land another punch, Hades orders his men to increase the ship's speed, which luckily dodges Makarov's attack, and to shoot the Jupiter cannon which scorches Makarov's arm. Despite the minor damage, Makarov continues to assault the ship to pieces. However, Ultear manages to restore the ship with her "Time Ark" magic spell on Hades' command who also tells Caprico to take everyone to the island while he deals with Makarov. Caprico does as told and flies to the island. Makarov states that there is no where they can run as he prepares to cast Fairy Law.

Enemies falling from the sky
Enemies falling from the sky

Natsu arrives to find an unconscious Wendy and immediately grabs onto Mest's collar, asking if he's the one who had harmed his friends. Mest wakes up and realizes that his memory manipulation spell had worn off because his real identity had been revealed. Wendy informs Natsu that Mest is from the Magic Council, which shocks the boy and prompts him to pat the dust off of Mest's coat in nervousness. Suddenly he jumps to the conclusion that the Magic Council is their enemy but Charle clarifies saying that Grimoire Heart is their enemy. Just then, they notice Caprico flying in the sky who releases numerous orbs that hold Grimoire Heart's soldiers. As they land, they surround most of the Fairy Tail members excluding Levy and Gajeel who stay hidden from view. In the meantime, the Seven Kin finally arrive on the island, ready to get rid of Fairy Tail while Ultear looks for Zeref in eagerness. As all of this is happening, Zeref, seated under a tree, asks himself if another war is starting.

Hades is revealed to be Fairy Tail's second master
Hades is revealed to be Fairy Tail's second master

Back to Makarov, he prepares to unleash Fairy Law but stops upon seeing Hades casting Grimoire Law, a similar but opposite version of Fairy Law. To his dismay, he realizes that Hades is the second Fairy Tail master, the man who named him as his successor and Fairy Tail's third master.

Points of Interest

  • Azuma makes his anime appearance.
  • Azuma uses explosion magic and can merge with trees.
  • Mest, Wendy, Pantherlily and Charle lost to Azuma.
  • Azuma easily blew up the Magic Council's warships.
  • Hades is Purehito, the second master of Fairy Tail who appointed Makarov as the third master.
  • Hades created Grimoire Law similarly to Fairy Law. If both were to be cast, both sides would be wiped out.
  • Caprico's magic enables him to transport people in magical orbs.
  • Ultear casts one of her time magic spells called Lost Ark" to restore the Grimoire Heart ship after it endured heavy damage from Makarov's attacks.
  • Ultear hates being called "Ul", her mother's name.
  • Mest is not a member of Fairy Tail but a member of the Magic Council who used his memory manipulation magic to infiltrate Fairy Tail to find a secret that would help him destroy it and get a promotion.

Manga & Anime Differences

This episode covers half of Chapter 213, Chapter 214 & 215.

  • In the anime, Mest put several of the Magic Council's warships on standby whereby in the manga, it was only one ship.
  • Censorship: In the manga, Makarov's arm bleeds after taking a hit from Grimoire Heart's Jupiter cannon whereas in the anime, his arm is scorched.
  • Henchmen have individual outfits and attire in the manga. Compared to the anime, they have the same outfit, masks and capes. Only some individuals have horns and different color to reflect who is the leader of the group.

Miscellaneous

Japanese Episode Name

"Shingeki no Makarofu" (進撃のマカロフ)

Story ArcTenrou Island
Manga Chapter213, 214, 215
Opening Theme"Towa No Kizuna" by Daisy x Daisy
Ending Theme"Kono Te Nobashite" by Hi-Fi Camp

Characters & Voice Actors

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Lucy Heartfilia ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Aya Hirano ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Natsu Dragneel ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tetsuya Kakihara ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Wendy Marvell ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Satomi Satō ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Happy ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Rie Kugimiya ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Carla ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yui Horie ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Pantherlily ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Hiroki Touchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Mest Gryder ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Shuuhei Sakaguchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Zeref ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Akira Ishida ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Hades ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Masashi Hirose ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Makarov Dreyar ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Shinichi Kotani ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kain Hikaru ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ryou Sugisaki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Ultear Milkovich ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Miyuki Sawashiro ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Meldy ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Saori Goto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Rustyrose ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kazuma Horie ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Zancrow ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tetsu Shiratori ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Caprico ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Takaya Kuroda ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Cana Alberona ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Eri Kitamura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Loke ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Daisuke Kishio ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Gray Fullbuster ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yuuichi Nakamura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Evergreen ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Saori Seto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Elfman Strauss ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Hiroki Yasumoto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Erza Scarlet ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Sayaka Ohara ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Juvia Lockser ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Mai Nakahara ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Azuma ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ryuzaburo Otomo ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Levy McGarden ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Mariya Ise ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Gajeel Redfox ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Wataru Hatano ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)

Credits

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Aoi Yamamoto Character Artist/Designer Animator
Shinji Ishihira Director A Storyboard artist that is the Director of the Fairy Tail anime.
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.
Tomohiro Koyama Animation Director Animation Director
Hiro Mashima The mangaka of the popular action/adventure/fantasy series Fairy Tail.

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