「手をつなごう」 (Te o Tsunagou)
Surprise, surprise! I’m here to revive a category that has been collecting dust for almost two years since Omni’s retirement. Am I ready to tackle this? Oh yes I am! Moete kitazou!
A few minutes after I’d introduced myself, I was bombarded with FAIRY TAIL requests. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten so many PMs in one day. Thank you guys! I was very happy to see so many FAIRY TAIL fans. It is, after all, one of my favorite titles, both anime and manga. But I’m only going to cover the anime here on Random Curiosity.
This episode isn’t really the best episode to pick up the show with because it was an arc ending but in my opinion, this was one of the best episodes the show has ever had. I was so moved during the battle scenes. I was glued to my TV at the end of the episode, literally screaming “NOOO!” when it was over even though I know what is to come.
For those of you who don’t know, FAIRY TAIL will be hitting its first long time running filler arc starting episode 125, or so I’ve heard, which is quite reasonable considering that the anime is only a few chapters behind the manga. I intend to cover the fillers for as long as possible. Fillers to me aren’t necessarily a bad thing. FAIRY TAIL has had some fillers here and there throughout the show and they’ve all been good. I remember the Daphne arc which a lot of fans disliked. I actually enjoyed that arc because we had a Unison Raid between Juvia and Gray (yes, I ship them very much) at the end. Also, as some of you may know, Natsume Yuujinchou which happens to be my all time favorite anime is full of fillers!
Back to topic! Personally, I think the anime executed this act much better than the manga. I loved the blue design on Achnologia. I had no idea what it would look like but it was so much better than expected. The anime showed a bit more of the dragon’s capabilities and strength by dragging out some of the scenes. I don’t remember if the manga included these things or not but I was quite surprised to see a dragon roar a forest into oblivion.
Master Makarov tried to take responsibility as usual but he out of everyone should know his kids – they don’t listen. For example, a teary eyed Natsu who was seen taking off with his comrades returned to aid Makarov. Soon everyone was by their side and performed one of the strongest attacks (seems like a Unison Raid to me) ever seen in the show which unfortunately didn’t help. But we all know that this guild won’t give up, don’t we?
Putting their last faith and magic in Freed and Levy‘s hands (who are the only people with quick defensive magic out of the bunch), they formed their circle believing they will reach home and it got me all teary eyed. The soundtrack in FAIRY TAIL is such a powerful one. I think FAIRY TAIL has the best soundtrack ever, I truly do. I love the concept of it – Celtic music meets modern rock/orchestra. And with “FAIRY TAIL Main Theme -Slow version-” playing in the background, the Tenrou Island sunk down to the bottom of the ocean.
Six months and some serious searching later, no survivors were found. And seven years later, we see a boy with the FAIRY TAIL mark on his shoulder like Natsu, gazing out at the ocean with an aura of longing and loneliness. Who knows what has happened during these seven years? And what about the guild and its members?
I watched this episode a few hours ago and I’m still shivering. Why can’t it be next Saturday already?