FAIRY TAIL 281 – Malice is Concealed by the Curtain of Night
I think Random Curiosity needs more FAIRY TAIL, so I’ve decided to cover the manga too!
As you might’ve noticed, I’ll be using a different format in my manga post (as the rebel I am), which will include a summary. I’m just testing this out for my first post, so feel free to leave some constructive criticism!
Since I mentioned that I shipped two couples in FAIRY TAIL, people have been asking me which the second couple was – I couldn’t tell it in my anime post because it’d be a spoiler, but this chapter is perfect for bringing that up – the second couple I ship is Erza and Jellal!
I must say that I feel very sorry for Yukino. Sabertooth is a shady guild, but that treatment was just cruel. I’m assuming this might fuel Natsu’s rage? It seems to me that most evil guilds treat their members like trash, and then Natsu yells at them for doing so, starting a fight. It’s the most common pattern in FAIRY TAIL – not that I mind.
Overall, it was quite nice to see a calm chapter with nothing but story development and a good pacing. Recently, there have been so many battles (and they end so fast), so it was nice to have more text to read. I’m a bit upset over the fact that nothing was revealed about Lucy. She is the main focus of the current antagonists, and I’ve been dying to know their plans since that was revealed. But on the other hand, this new plot twist concerning Jellal seems interesting too. I feel a bit sorry for the man, he is disliked by so many – which is reasonable considering what he has done (even though he wasn’t in control of himself doing it).
With that being said, I hope you enjoyed this surprise. Normally, FAIRY TAIL chapters are released around Friday/Saturday but because of the Golden Week in Japan, the manga release schedules have been pretty messy. This chapter was supposed to come out last week but was postponed to the middle of this week. The chapter that should’ve been out by now for this week is nowhere to be seen. I have no idea when it’ll show up, but I might end up doing a second manga post later today!