FAIRY TAIL – 172
「君に捧げる香り（パルファム）」 (Kimi ni Sasageru Parufamu)
“The Perfume Dedicated To You”
After last week’s terrible events, it was quite nice to see something different. Ichiya has never really been an interesting character to me but I’ve always found myself laughing while seeing him and today wasn’t an exception. This battle was probably not very exhilarating, but it was certainly enjoyable. I could almost smell the fun, okay, no, that was weird, never mind. I shall stop pretending to be funny.
Perfumes aside, the bunny’s identity did not really come as a surprise to me, and it’s not because I’ve read the manga. I guess I simply wasn’t interested enough in what character might be hiding under that blue costume. It was quite nice to see the other Exceeds from the Edolas arc again. I believe the flashback scene was quite dragged out in this episode compared to the manga, but I don’t mind at all. In fact, I found the bromance quite hilarious. Not as hilarious as some of the reaction faces of this episode though, because they were the best!
I think this episode was quite good. We all know that Ichiya is there for the sake of comedy but people tend to forget how powerful he truly is. Even though this was just another random episode for the sake of entertainment, it made me realise that there are magi outside FAIRY TAIL who also are insanely strong. I really love it when side characters are given some time to shine, although, I secretly wish they would’ve chosen someone else… That smooch face was… Yeah, I’m just going to bang my head against a concrete wall until I’ve erased it from my memory.
I wonder if Ichiya would’ve been able to take down Bacchus without that face. Hmm, I don’t think he would. But that’s a scary weapon he has there. I believe even Gildarts would be surprised if he saw that! I mean, he made poor Erza faint (well, technically he didn’t this time, but you get my point, I hope). A fun experiment would be to put Ichiya doing that face in front of Minerva. Oh, I’d love to see that. But unfortunately, that doesn’t seem likely to happen. Next week we have two battles; one between Mermaid Heel and Lamia Scale, and another one between FAIRY TAIL and Sabertooth. It’s finally time to see a battle between four Dragon Slayers. I can’t wait!