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FAIRY TAIL 330 – Thank You for the Fanservice!

I should have learned by now never to question Fairy Tail in its capacity to consistently hit my funny bone, because it seems like Mashima sensei has up the ante yet again with the introduction of Zirconis – in his flesh and blood, not just the soul that Wendy summoned! It was made apparent from the first time we met the Jade Dragon that he has a wicked sense of humor and an absolute disdain for the human race. Those attributes remained very well intact and there can only be room for more laughs now that we know Zirconis possesses a unique magic that allows him to strip anyone naked! Lucy, who has always been a prime subject of fanservice exploitation, was clearly the easiest target and I thank Zirconis from the bottom of my heart for giving us such a scrumptious feast of eyes almost right away. It looks like Wendy will be the main force in the match-up with the Jade Dragon, but her lack of offensive resources – save for Sky Dragon’s Roar, will probably put her at a disadvantage. That’s something which needs to be addressed in the coming chapters and frankly, I wouldn’t be so quick to write off the rest of the cast in this battle, especially if Wendy’s support magic could somehow increase the potency of their attacks against the almighty creature. But before all that, there’s another important matter at hand that requires our attention – the need to strip Mira nee and Yukino naked, and you can be sure I’ve got my fingers crossed for a rewarding exhibition of “plot” and “back story” next week!

The rest of the match-up were pretty predictable – each of the Dragon Slayer will be taking on a particular dragon, just as Natsu has advocated – but even I have to admit Cobra’s grand entrance was pretty badass and whether it was intentionally or not, the contrast with Ichiya’s embarrassing blunders could not have been greater. I would have expected Erza and the gang to play a more significant part in the battle against the dragons, but the unveiling of Motherglare’s spawns will keep their hands tied for the time being, and the bulk of the burden will most likely land on Laxus’ shoulders as he confronts Atlas Flame with the assistance of the Raijinshuu! Then there’s the question of how will Sting and Rogue react when they figure out who the backstage manipulator in all of this is and while it appeared as if Natsu’s inspirational words have resonated well with the Twin Dragons, everything can change in the blink of an eye if and when future-Rogue decides to chisel in. Most of the mysteries of this arc have been laid bare, but the big question mark next to future-Rogue remains one great variable that has yet to be explored and that will surely demand our attention in the next few chapters before all the facts are finally buttoned down.

tl;dr: @SeishunRC – #FairyTail 330: Naked Lucy! Thanks you for the fanservice, Zirconis. Now how about puffing at Mira nee and Yukino as well? #Manga

May 10, 2013 at 11:20 am
  • May 10, 2013 at 11:24 amdanpmss

    still a better way make fanservice than to love ru darkness(a.k.a. almost hentai), considering that those two are shonen (TLRD…weeell, i don’t think so)

    • May 10, 2013 at 11:59 amrazz

      one is shonen action while the other is shonen ecchi you really should learn to differentiate since the two are completely different and TLRD’s plot basically runs on fanservice unlike FT….

      • May 10, 2013 at 3:04 pmZnail

        Err, aren’t TLDR Seinen? The original series was Shounen, but the new one is in another magazine.

      • May 11, 2013 at 8:55 amMoridin

        Znail is right TLRD is Seinen in a monthly manga series. Its not even the same genre.

  • May 10, 2013 at 11:36 amMike

    It was about time that Fairy Tail came up with a lighter mood in it’s manga. I just don’t know if this way the correct way to go about it. (devil on shoulder: no matter, saw naked lucy)

    • May 10, 2013 at 3:39 pmL002

      Well hey, a magic to strip people. Even Mirajane notes she never seen such “horror” in her life; some goes for me, I never seen so much horror in one chapter when that dragon just had to strip all of those soldiers, plus one old guy’s, clothing.

      I am curious if a GOD SLAYER, is able to kills the dragons. I mean, can’t god slaying magic be just as good against dragons.

      • May 10, 2013 at 4:01 pmK C M

        Well we do know for sure that dragon slayer magic can kill dragons and god slayer magic can kill gods but we don’t know for sure if god slayer magic can also kill dragons or if dragon slayer magic can also kill gods, my guess is just as good as yours. I am also curious to know if HM(the author) will introduce characters that posses both dragon slayer and god slayer magics, kinda like dragon and god slayers merged together.

  • May 10, 2013 at 11:46 amKazuya

    Finally Erza can take a backseat to the almight LAXUS

  • May 10, 2013 at 12:09 pmShadow74

    Poor Lucy always falls victim to vicious. But now here came the king of perverts with her magic to bare … wait a minute (-_-) mmm … O_O is the protagonist of Highschool DxD reincarnated.
    No, is the boss Akatsuki stealin underwear and everything else.
    No, Arata from the manga “Trinity Seven”.

    ¿o_o?, Like that lately there are many mangas with characters with the power strip or steal clothing. It’s an invasion of perverts with “P” big LOL XD

    • May 11, 2013 at 9:42 amDan

      Lol i tought the same, what if Issei’s “Dress Break” from Highschool DxD is related to Zirconis magic. that means he is a Dragon slayer too?

  • May 10, 2013 at 12:16 pmstarss

    They built up the dragons as these monstrous beasts who destroy towns but who just so happen to have the ability to talk. ….and now we find out that they too have just as varied personalities as the human characters and don’t always act feral and destructive? Hmmmm….. uuuuh LOOK! FANSERVICE!! *runs other way*

  • May 10, 2013 at 12:29 pmtendo

    I thought this girl was Juvia. In this shot lucy looks like juvia 99%. I would say 100% but the 1% do not associate with the 99%.

  • May 10, 2013 at 12:31 pmAngryKoala

    I’m dissapointed.

    Zirconis should have removed Wendy’s clothes too.

  • May 10, 2013 at 12:35 pmK C M

    Zirconis thank you for giving me something to dream about when I go to bed for my goodnight sleep, now can you do the same to Erza, Kagura, Yukino, Minerva, Mirajane, Lisanna, Ultear, Juvia, Evergreen, Cana, Meredy, Milliana, Wendy, Levy, Cherry, Risley, Arianna, Sherry, Chelia, and Jenny. If you can do the same to Spirits too, then do the same to Aquarius, Virgo, Aries, Libra and Pisces(the mother) Thank you.

    • May 10, 2013 at 12:44 pmK C M

      Zirconis, I almost forgot, don’t forget to strip Bisca, Laki and Kinana and if you can do ghosts try it on Mavis. Thanks

    • May 10, 2013 at 4:14 pmWuz

      Doing that to Yukino would actually be pretty cruel. But don’t take this the wrong way, i do approve with the rest of them.

    • May 10, 2013 at 4:23 pmstarss

      We don’t say that about Yukino to humiliate her! We’re saying it because she is a beautiful person and she needs to be confident!!

    • May 10, 2013 at 9:33 pmhaseo0408

      Quiet the Santa List of Wishes you got there, ah! but dreaming sure is nice!. There something really mess up with that dragon, but thank God for that.

  • May 10, 2013 at 12:36 pmK

    I’m pretty sure a certain Pedophilic Bear agrees with you.

  • May 10, 2013 at 12:42 pmMisk

    Lol, I thought Mashima could never surprise me again with his fanservice ways, but giving a Dragon, an almighty creature that’s supposed to kill off the humanity, a stripping off magic… okay.

    Also, don’t forget that Wendy has now more offensive spells which she can effectively use against Zirconist, especially her secret art, Sky Drill.

    Well, I’m looking forward to the upcoming chapters. Still pretty surprised that we got such a chapter in overall dark moment in the plot. Thanks for the post!

    • May 10, 2013 at 12:43 pmMisk

      Zirconis*. A typo >.<

  • May 10, 2013 at 1:20 pmMage of Erection

    I approve.

  • May 10, 2013 at 2:17 pmJiCi

    A dragon with a breath weapon that destroys fabrics…

    That was… unexpectected XD

    Virgo’s gonna show up next week… unless Lucy can’t summon her to dress her up.

    • May 10, 2013 at 2:18 pmJiCi


      Also, Loke and Taurus are gonna nosebleed to death if they ever see Lucy like that XD

  • May 10, 2013 at 2:35 pmantrax

    This manga is so cheap,no plot , full of whores and stupid fanservice

    no dignity in this manga anymore,I’m dropping here.

  • May 10, 2013 at 3:01 pmDestiny-

    Zirconis… im dissapointed in you… Y U NEVER REMOVE WENDY’S CLOTHES ?!

    u Sir Zirconis shall learn the beauty of a loli once u do that, n u’ll be doing a favour for us as well ;)

  • May 10, 2013 at 3:43 pmgawrshness

    Man the disappointed look in Wendy’s face when she realized the stripping thing was magic…it was priceless. “That’s magic? What the hell…”
    I’m guessing that Wendy and her none violent nature taken into account she may end up breaking Future Rogue’s control over Zirconis rather than defeating him.

  • May 10, 2013 at 4:22 pmstarss

    I’m gonna keep going back to that first image up there anytime I need reminding on what Hiro Mashima is about.

    • May 11, 2013 at 4:46 amK C M

      It seems like HM(the author) has a thing for Celestial Mages remember He did the same thing to Yukino when Gemma Sabertooth’s guild master forced Her to strip naked and now He(HM) has done it again to Lucy by using Zirconis’ magic on her. Poor girls anyway I enjoyed both of the views.

  • May 10, 2013 at 4:29 pmsena

    this manga is getting worse and worse..

    and now an anime about FT outer space wtf ? Like hell I’d watch that crap

    • May 10, 2013 at 5:51 pmKitty

      I kinda agree with you Sena. I don’t think the manga is getting worse but I do feel the later half of the grand magic games was not thoughtfully plotted out as some of the ARCs. But I still love FT regardless and Mashima never fails to make me laugh!

  • May 10, 2013 at 5:53 pmKitty

    Cobra~~~ So happy XD

  • May 10, 2013 at 6:07 pmYogo

    I can easily see a doujinshi being made with Zirconis being the star of it now… o.o

  • May 10, 2013 at 6:54 pmHelgis

    Guys get serious fights… girls get stripped?

    This feels pretty low. The anime OVAs already degrade the girls enough, but I was hoping Mashima himself would be more tasteful than this. Please no nude Wendy next week.

    • May 12, 2013 at 2:33 amanon

      If stripping is that degrading then Gray must be the most degraded character in the manga.And we already had plenty of girls getting serious fights in the earlier chapters.You do realize this manga isn’t directed at a female only audience – or catered just for you – for that matter.

  • May 10, 2013 at 9:08 pml3reezer

    I was kind of hoping the long-awaited face-off battles against dragons to be much more serious and epic. I guess Laxus, Cobra, and some of the other guys had some pretty cool entrances, but it wasn’t anything impressive. Didn’t really like how toned down the severity of the incident was, with Ichiya’s gag and the naked soldiers running away to leave the girls to fight by themselves. Too much nonsensical humor juxtaposed to half-hearted shonen bad-assery to give an overall feeling of epic.
    I do think it’s appropriate to have Wendy fight a one-on-one, (without it being against a girl who is exactly like her and it ending in a tie) and a face-off against a dragon is pretty much an ideal set-up for that.

  • May 10, 2013 at 11:14 pmYanDaMan

    I completely agree with Seishun, and it shouldnt be limited to just Yukino and Mira, hehe

  • May 11, 2013 at 1:27 amMasuzu

    And here I am wishing Ultear would get hit by that almighty magic..

  • May 11, 2013 at 5:30 amewok40k

    …and that is what you get when crossbreeding dragons with trolls :P
    Best… spell… EVER.
    Only drawback is Erza would just shrug it off. Literally. Got naked? SO WHAT? First, she can get new clothes easily with own magic, second, she doesnt care.

  • May 11, 2013 at 7:44 amYanDaMan

    That troll face Zirconis made after stripping Lucy was priceless.

    We already established that Zirconis was a lolicon dragon when Wendy spoke to its ghost, so I wonder what’s gona happen lol.

    I really like this guy, I hope he somehow sticks around after the arc.

    • May 11, 2013 at 7:58 amstarss

      And he shall be voiced by Tim Curry!

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