FAIRY TAIL 304 – Grand Magic Games
Mavis is my favorite loli!
Happy is a genius! I absolutely adore the mascot costumes he made Natsu, Wendy, and Mira wear – especially Wendy’s (so cute). Ah, that was funny. But I wonder if the team can afford wasting time on being funny now that there is so much that needs to be done?
Aside from that, everything else in today’s chapter was serious business. I really like the final battle of the Grand Magic Games. The rules, the arena, the concept – everything is interesting to me. As usual, all the minor characters were knocked out by one hit which can seem quite boring but at the same time, I’m glad things are slightly rushed here because I won’t have to wait too long for the exciting battles between FAIRY TAIL and stronger players, plus, hopefully, the anime will extend the battles so I can always see the longer versions there.
I’m a bit surprised so few characters used magic today. There were just non-magical physical attacks flying around in most of the panels. Sting taking out Bacchus with one leap of faith surprised me slightly. Bacchus has been very disappointing to me throughout this arc. He seems so strong and so cool, yet he keeps losing most of the time. I thought he had an intimidating aura, but I guess he only looks strong because he is the main member of his guild. Aside from that, there isn’t much more to him. Oh well, Sting totally smashed him, and while I’m talking about him – I think Sting seems very different now. I don’t know whether that’s a good or bad thing but I thought he’d be more depressed now that Lector is gone. On the contrary, he seems to have found new hope.
I suppose Sting will be fighting FAIRY TAIL again, probably a Dragon Slayer as well. I assume Laxus will be his opponent while Rogue will fight Gajeel again because he never got the chance to do it properly last time (Natsu, you sneaky bastard!). But what I’m looking forward to more than anything is a showdown between Erza and Minerva. I can’t see Erza fighting anyone but her. Minerva is most likely the leader of Sabertooth, so hopefully, Erza will take her down and bring the glorious victory Mavis was talking about to FAIRY TAIL. And speaking of Mavis, why is she so adorable, yet so impressive? I had goosebumps all over when she was talking about this being her fight. She is definitely my favorite loli now!
The battle is on, and Natsu’s team is inside the castle. Everything is going according to plan, but now it seems like FAIRY TAIL must hurry. The princess appeared in today’s chapter, and she seems to be talking about Eclipse. I don’t know what Eclipse 2 means, but anything involving that door can’t be good, but at the same time, the princess looks very kind. Appearance can be deceiving though, so she could be evil too! I’m looking forward to next week when we’ll see more about Mavis’ strategy (which was hinted in the upcoming chapter’s title).