FAIRY TAIL 316 – The Future Accelerates Towards Despair
The dragons are back!
There are so many things going on in this week’s chapter; I don’t really know where to begin. I guess I’ll just assort my thoughts in some sort of chronological order. First of all – Minerva. Perhaps I’m being repetitive by bashing this character every week, but I can’t help it. This character has the most dislikeable personality I’ve come across in a long while. Torturing someone who obviously is weaker than you to kill time? What a great king! [/sarcasm] I really can’t stand this [insert negative word for emphasis] woman, but at the same time, she is definitely a great villain. I enjoy seeing villains I dislike being defeated in glorious ways, and I believe Erza will be victorious. Of course, it won’t be easy, and she might not even win, but I can’t see anyone else taking down Minerva. And now that Erza is angry, an epic fight is about to take place.
Gajeel’s battle seems less important than Natsu’s (against the Dragon Slayers) was. It seems like most of the fights are being fast forwarded. While I’m glad that the plot is progressing rapidly, I think that people who only read the manga might find it quite frustrating. While Natsu is my favourite character, I don’t think it’s fair that his battle was so magnificent while Gajeel’s seems rather irrelevant. I really hope that Gajeel and Rogue are treated well because I’ve been looking forward to their duel for quite a while now. The same applies to all the other battles of course. Now that Jura has joined Laxus’ fight against Orga, things will be intense. While I do expect Laxus to take down Orga, I don’t know if he’ll be able to handle Jura. I don’t know what to expect from their battle really, but I really hope that it’s going to be amazing. As for Juvia’s fight… It feels like it will be treated as a comedy skit rather than a serious battle. I don’t expect much from it but the crazy fangirl Juvia is always something positive!
So now that all the battles are on, I really wonder how someone winning this could lead to a war between mankind and dragons. While it doesn’t come as a surprise that ten thousand dragons will be involved in the terrible future, it’s still really exciting news to me. I wonder if this has anything to do with whatever Sting is plotting? Or maybe someone used Eclipse to bring them back? Whatever happens, I’m sure it will be exhilarating! I’m really interested in seeing a war, so I hope that Lucy or Hisui elaborates a bit more on the disaster. Something else that would be interesting to see in this are the whereabouts of Igneel, Metalicana, and Grandeeney. Ahh, there is so much going on in FAIRY TAIL now. This truly is one of the most thrilling arcs of this series. Why can’t it be next Friday already?