FAIRY TAIL – 173
「バトル・オブ・ドラゴンスレイヤー」 (Batoru of Doragon Sureiyaa)
“Battle of Dragon Slayers”
I like cats. They’re adorable! One of my favourite cats is called Millianna. I’m really happy that this episode was dedicated to the battle between Lamia Scale and Mermaid Heel. I don’t remember much of it from the manga; I can’t even remember if it was given a proper chapter. However it was executed in the manga, I know it wasn’t better than this. I really enjoyed seeing this fight even though I don’t really care that much about the characters in it. It was not just an entertaining battle, it was also very interesting because of the odd combination.
But my favourite thing about this battle was probably how much it focused on Millianna. Since the first time I saw her in the Tower of Heaven arc, I’ve been really interested in her as a character. It’s a shame she was tricked into knocking herself out, but I admit, she was really cute while showing her true catlike nature. Aside from that, I guess I’m a little bit disappointed that Mermaid Heel didn’t win considering the fact that Kagura is the strongest participant out of all four. Oh well, at least they got some points which is fair enough.
While it may seem like I really loved Millianna today, my favourite moments were actually the ones with Juvia. Her insane outbursts about injuries were certainly very hilarious and made me laugh quite loudly several times. I found it quite funny when she felt distaste towards Lyon when he did to her what she does to Gray. I wonder if she’ll ever realise that… Let’s hope not! Crazy Juvia is always entertaining. And I don’t think I’ll ever grow tired of her insane imagination. While I do wish her dreams would turn into reality for her, I think I’m happy with the way things are now too because she is simply too funny.
Anyway, aside from the awesomeness of the female characters today, we’re finally at the most exciting battle of this arc so far. I find it quite funny that this episode’s title was dedicated to the battle of the Dragon Slayers when we barely saw a minute of it. I loved how we were shown Natsu preparing for a fight by talking to Lucy. It was a very sweet moment that totally didn’t make me ship them more than I already do or anything like that. Nope, not at all. And I definitely didn’t notice Evergreen still sleeping next to Elfman. Ah, too much to ship! I should stop thinking about that now. We’re up for an exhilarating battle which also will be the last one of this anime. While I really look forward to it, I’m also scared because I don’t want this to end. But I guess this has to end at some point. Next week’s penultimate episode of FAIRY TAIL will hopefully be epic! I look forward to a battle between the four Dragon Slayers. It will be great!