FAIRY TAIL 297 – The Face of the Girl I Saw
My feelings are all over the place after reading this chapter.
This chapter was, wow, I can’t even describe it because my thoughts are everywhere. Many things happened; the story development was more important than anything today, in fact, a bit too important as there is more information to take in now than ever.
We have Yukino contributing to the Eclipse project, Charle’s vision, the graveyard, Jellal’s encounter with that unknown woman, but the most shocking of all – Levy’s letter.
The plot twists are everywhere, and personally, I think it would’ve been better if the revelations wouldn’t be packed in one chapter. It’s too much for one chapter; I think there should be more focus on Jellal at this point because it’s been slightly annoying to see him following this woman in every chapter without any further result. I’d much rather his stealth adventure have some more structure. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll have my way with this next week as we’re probably going to see more from the dragon graveyard Gajeel found.
The graveyard was exciting to see. It’s nice to know that Gajeel wasn’t pushed away from the battle just for the sake of comedy – he actually found something relevant to the story. I’m very interested in how this graveyard will affect the Dragon Slayers. From the prophecy speech we saw during Ichiya’s fight, I was really excited to see the dragons being involved in the story again, so I was really happy to see more dragon related things today. Maybe this graveyard is related to the dragons’ disappearance?
Something else that was quite exciting was the fact that Yukino is part of the Eclipse project. And wow, Arcadios wants to save the world? I thought Eclipse was going to be the end of it, and I was so sure that’s what Charle’s vision was telling us… Unless, Arcadios is lying? Maybe he just used his powers and authority to convince Yukino to join his evil plan? I hope Yukino won’t get hurt from this, because I really like her, and I want to see her join FAIRY TAIL.
From one girl to another, I don’t have much to say about Jellal’s encounter. I’m trying to figure out who the girl is but I have no clue. I’m guessing she is from the Tower of Heaven, but I’m probably wrong.
Alright, moving on to the main thing of this chapter which really surprised me – Levy! I am really worried now. She mentioned the last battle. Did Sabertooth cause the pain? What worries me more than anything are all the deaths she mentioned. I can’t help but think that Gajeel is one of those who died. The letter scene began right after Levy asked for Gajeel. Also, she said someone very dear to her died. I really hope it’s not Gajeel. Heck, I don’t want anyone in FAIRY TAIL to die. This manga is a shounen, but a very comedic one. I don’t expect its battles to be very dark and grim, and I’m too attached to its characters. I would be so sad to see a FAIRY TAIL member die. My brother thinks some of the dead guys could be the Shadow Gear people (Jet & Droy), Levy’s own team mates.
And what about Lucy? I assume she’s alive because the letter is addressed to her, but where is she when Levy needs help? Did something happen to Lucy? Maybe this letter isn’t meant for “her”; maybe it’s just a simple call for help using Lucy’s name who is one of Levy’s closest friends? My feelings are really everywhere and I just hope no harm will befall the kind souls of FAIRY TAIL. It’s frustrating to read all the current stuff while knowing that this dark devastating future awaits everyone. Well, I guess all we can do for now is to wait and see. Looking forward to next week when we’ll see more of the graveyard (hopefully)!