Although Elfman starts off fighting Gajeel, it’s Natsu who jumps in and takes over. The two are fairly evenly matched, and while they and the rest of their guilds are fighting, Makarov finally reaches Jose’s room. Unfortunately, Jose surprises Makarov by revealing that he’s captured Lucy, and this allows Aria of the Element 4 to catch the guild master off-guard and drain him of his magic. With Makarov incapacitated thanks to this and the tides turning against them, Erza decides to order a retreat. Natsu, however, overhears Gajeel talking about Lucy’s capture, and instead of leaving with everyone else, he grabs a Phantom Lord member and finds out where Lucy is being kept. Lucy meanwhile wakes up in a prison cell and is immediately visited by Jose. He knows that she ran away from the wealthy Heartfilia family and reveals that Phantom Lord was hired by her father to bring her back. Lucy refuses and tricks Jose into turning his back on her, allowing her to kick him in the groin. She then tries to escape but discovers that her prison cell is at the top of a tower. With no other choice, Lucy decides to jump, placing her faith in Natsu, and he appears in time to catch her. Lucy now blames herself for everything that’s happened, but she doesn’t want to leave Fairy Tail because she loves it so much. Not quite understanding her, Natsu carries her back to the guild.
Well the fighting and action this week was better animated than last week – at least the stuff they showed between Natsu and Gajeel was. It’s too bad there wasn’t actually a battle between Makarov and Jose (Aria’s ability seems a wee bit overpowered), but as expected, the story soon turned towards a more Lucy-focused direction. I do think that it was a bit overkill for Phantom Lord to do all this just to get their hands on her, though I guess they enjoyed antagonizing Fairy Tail. As for Lucy, her back story seems like pretty standard hate-father-and-run-away-from-home stuff so far. I can understand her emotions at the end, however it came across as a little melodramatic, and I’m hoping there’ll be something more intriguing for her down the road. I was surprised at how easily she was able to get away from Jose, but it looks like Phantom Lord and its mobile fortress will be coming after her again next week.
HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE!!
ezra looks like megaman on the preview, plus the iron dragon slayer is so lame………. i guess im third?
Ouch… that’s gonna hurt….
This anime needs an epic fortress battle like the one in soul eater.
Oh yeah I cant wait to see how the castle transform…hopefully they included
HEY FAIRY WHERE YOU GOING
oops!!! I mean Erza nooo retreat?? That was a tough decision to call in the middle of a fight. Grrr Aria for the name of a bad guy !!!! Infidels they are dirtying the name of my best man home anime.
I was a bit disappointed with Lucy back story the cute rich princess that run away from home? I hope there is a hidden dark past that will be revealed later. naybe dad is an evil overlord that slave summons and she can take over. BTW her keys are lost at the moment.
quote of the season: ” It’s raining Lucy’s !!! Aye” — Happy —
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Ehhh…Makarov turned green?
Oh geez, Jose, for a moment I felt sorry for you when Lucy used that ball breaking move on you.
That was cute when Lucy was calling out Natsu and Natsu rushed to catch her.
CRAP!!!…havent watched the previous episode since i watched the manga!!!!….need to catch up, otherwise ill end up not watching everything.
the anime sux btw!
Erza’s new armor again…not bad
oh noes! I couldn’t help it with the suspense so I finally started reading the manga…!
Loved this episode. Jose looks so badass here: https://randomc.net/image/FAIRY%20TAIL/FAIRY%20TAIL%20-%2022%20-%2032.jpg
Easily one of the best eps. The Lucy falling and calling out to natsu scene was quite amazingly done.
That face is sooo gay :S
lol, good old “hate-father-and-run-away-from-home stuff”…… wait what other show has “hate-father-and-run-away-from-home stuff”?
Loki’s frame doesnt make sense… he ish suppose to be a light mage.
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i think the lack of blood is taking away from the series
Oo Marshmallow hell attack! (screen no. 30)
if only there will be a development of love between them………….
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