FAIRY TAIL – 163
「ミラジェーン vs. ジェニー」 (Mirajeen vs. Jenii)
“Mirajane vs. Jenny”
What is this I don’t even – I’m not really sure what to say about this episode. It was certainly one of the sexier episodes of FAIRY TAIL, but also one of the craziest I’ve come across in a while. The craziness stood out a bit too much for my personal taste because it stole attention from the main battle of today’s episode. Still, I think this episode was fairly entertaining, and it did have many treats for all the fans – quite nice after a break. While some people might find pleasure in seeing their favourite characters in fetish costumes, there are those like me – the shippers, who probably enjoyed the wedding skit more than anything in this episode.
I was slightly worried when I saw Lucy and Loke being paired up, although I know, that is a popular combination, but she did somehow end up the way I wanted her to, so I’m very happy with the scene. And let’s not forget that Levy and Gajeel seem to be set in stone. There were so many couples in this episode, and I know that I will hurt someone if none of these end up together when this series will end (which hopefully isn’t soon). My favourite part from the wedding skit is the one where Gray snatches Juvia away from Lyon. Gray should stop being dense and admit that he is fond of the girl.
Anyway, all these characters butting in during this battle was something unique for this anime. Wow, Mavis sure has some crazy ideas – and where did she get all those swimsuits? The manga focused mainly on Mira and Jenny’s battle. I personally think Jenny was more beautiful than Mira, but I didn’t want her to win because I don’t like her very much. It was definitely an interesting battle, a very different one compared to what we’re used to in this franchise. I thought it was quite refreshing and visually pleasing to see this. I do think the episode could’ve been better. The other characters were distracting and should’ve been seen later or perhaps, in another location. Luckily, they didn’t affect the very impressive conclusion to this battle. Mira may be a beautiful model, but I think she is truly attractive when she fights for her guild. Mira’s strength is really admirable, and I was happy to see that this wasn’t a duel about beauty only.
That being said, it seems like there are many mysterious things occurring in the palace. Arcadios is planning to sacrifice a girl, Lucy in this case, for his Eclipse plan which involves a gate. Things are not looking good for FAIRY TAIL right now. They have the royal forces and Raven Tail against them, so who knows what could happen? I just hope that Charle’s premonition isn’t true. Well, it looks like we won’t find out much more than that about Eclipse for now, because next week, we’re up for another duel between girls, but this time it’s not anyone from FAIRY TAIL! We have Kagura from Mermaid Heel up against Yukino from Sabertooth. Both seem like strong women, so hopefully, next week will bring us an intense fight with less craziness!