Random Curiosity




Lucy, Natsu, Erza, and Gray return from a job to find the Fairy Tail guild house in ruins thanks to an attack from rival guild Phantom Lord. Makarov initially isn’t too concerned because no one was hurt, but all that changes the next day when Levy, Jet, and Droy are found nailed to a tree and injured thanks to another Phantom Lord attack. Makarov decides that this means war, and most of the guild departs with him to strike back. Although they generally don’t have any problems in the ensuing fight, they soon realize some of the strongest members of Phantom Lord aren’t there, including Gajeel – the one responsible for the attacks – and the group called Element 4. When Makarov heads further into the enemy base to find Phantom Lord’s leader Jose, Gajeel reveals himself and jumps into the fray. Lucy meanwhile stayed behind to look after Levy since they had become friends, but while out to get some groceries, she gets ambushed and captured by Juvia and Sol, two members of the Element 4.


After the last couple of episodes, I didn’t expect that they’d get back to the action so quickly, but that’s pretty much exactly what happened here. It was exciting to see things unfold like this, though I have to say that the action itself still wasn’t all that impressive. I mean, it was great to see Makarov fired up for once and to see everyone’s abilities, but the battle was filled with fairly static action shots instead of well-choreographed fighting. Part of that might be because they’ve only been fighting enemy grunts so far, and I’m hoping that will change for the better when the Gajeel, the Element 4, and/or Jose get more involved. I also assume that since we have these new villains and since the episode didn’t end with just this episode, we’re at the start of a new story arc. Based on how Lucy got captured and what the preview showed, it looks like this arc will be focused on her in the same way that the Galuna Island arc was about Gray.

March 8, 2010 at 11:54 pm
  • March 9, 2010 at 12:13 amFallenRock


    Great Episode! Ty For the on time blogging!

    Loved this epi by fa.. but they still didnt explain about natsu’s miissing friend, that irks me a bit them skipping it like that

  • March 9, 2010 at 12:15 amcutemi2

  • March 9, 2010 at 12:34 ambga2099

    As you say Omni the real fight began with the Element 4. Altough the real battle it’s just a little bit ahead.

  • March 9, 2010 at 12:48 amSteph.

    I love this arc and I’m SO excited for the episodes to come. This episode had me fangirling all over the place :/

  • March 9, 2010 at 1:05 amCherubium

    Juvia’s Water Lock always impressed me when ever I read it in the manga, watching it animated made me feel wow she really deserves to be considered as S rank mage considering with ease she can incapacitate her opponents in a split second.

  • March 9, 2010 at 1:10 amAvenger

    I think they did a good job animating Juvia, she’s quite the looker :D

  • March 9, 2010 at 1:16 ampierce

    Juvia is slowly becoming my fave FT girl.

  • March 9, 2010 at 1:21 ambrianleung8912

    the way that girl (dunno who) locked on wif homing sniper :/ a bit more Over Powered than the main characters :/ imo…………. almost like nuclear freedom in seed …

  • March 9, 2010 at 1:44 amGekokujou

    and to think Show Spoiler ▼

  • March 9, 2010 at 2:46 amRFayt

    The addition of the fujoshi? is lol…

    And if not for this episode as i reminder… i dont even remember the Element 4 were S rank mages… >_>

    Looking forward to the coming episodes =3

  • March 9, 2010 at 2:55 amAlec

    ic. it all ends with the phantom arc. I just want this anime to end already.

    SPRING ANIME 2010 HERE I COME. hope it wont dissapoint me like this season did

  • March 9, 2010 at 3:21 amRei

    I totally can’t wait :P
    I’m still hoping the anime will go as far as Erza arc ;_;!!

  • March 9, 2010 at 3:49 amCherubium

    I just want Lucy/Loki arc to be animated then I will be extremely happy!

  • March 9, 2010 at 4:04 amKiseki

    zgdfhgxcbfdghcv,m. c JUVIA!! *o*

  • March 9, 2010 at 5:53 amgrey

    This episode is super !!
    I love it !
    I like Gajil !!!
    He is beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • March 9, 2010 at 6:22 amGekokujou

    @Rei: I know what you mean.
    I’m hoping this series goes the distance and animates the whole thing. To me, this series is made of cool.

  • March 9, 2010 at 11:24 amSailor Enlil

    So begins the Phantom Lord arc. Can’t wait for the moment when Show Spoiler ▼

  • March 9, 2010 at 12:24 pmLelouch

    FINALLY i was waiting this momnet
    The background theme was awesome……

    “NON NON NON NON ” part haha

  • March 9, 2010 at 6:40 pmSomeKindaNick

    =D YAY!! Juvia-chan is finaly on!!!

  • March 10, 2010 at 7:22 amarigatou

    I see this “Phantom Lord” arc ends in four to seven episodes.

    I’m still hoping that Bones take over the animation of this anime. With the upcoming fights, getting new Fairy Tail members, a Water love triangle, the rebellion, and the most awaited Erza Arc will make it more interesting.

  • March 10, 2010 at 9:18 pmSOSAnimeBoy

    arigatou: That would have been awesome if Bones had done the series from beginning, but there’s no way they are going to take over the series unless the current animators drop it (which is very unlikely).

  • March 10, 2010 at 9:50 pmIsland Esper

    Juvia = lluvia meaning rain? Could it be some weird spelling to make english speaking people sound it the right way? Oh the pain of polyglots .

    So many Erza switcheroos; her jammies FTW. Showcasing so many mages at once was = to cut in animation efforts. They are bitting more than what they can swallow. Hope the scle down to one-on-one battles but give us better choreography.