「X791年・妖精の尻尾（フェアリーテイル）」 (X791-nen Feari Teiru )
“Fairy Tail, X791”
Seven years later, FAIRY TAIL is no longer recognizable, or is it?
It’s year X791 now, and seven years have passed since Tenrou Island disappeared. A new guild called “Twilight Ogre” has risen in Magnolia while FAIRY TAIL, on the other hand, has been breaking down, both physically and mentally. With Makao in the master’s seat, and a huge debt to repay, FAIRY TAIL is completely at its worst.
The economy is going down, no good jobs are available, the guild has become smaller – everything FAIRY TAIL ever was, is gone. The remaining members have gone through many changes, some of them quite drastic. The guild’s loss, seven years ago, is a heavy stone in everyone’s heart.
In midst of a major economic slump, and depression – enter Blue Pegasus, soaring through the sky in Christina version 2. As usual, Ichiya and his “hosts” are all over the girls, one of them being completely new to the series. I’m assuming she is important for the upcoming filler arc because of all the screen time she got.
But, ogling at girls was not the main purpose of Ichiya’s temporary visit. Connecting everything with perfumes, Ichiya told FAIRY TAIL that he never forgets his friends’ scents, and that Tenrou Island still exists. Believing his words, the guild members set sail towards what was once Tenrou Island.
To their utter disappointment, there was nothing there, but then, all of sudden, a girl, standing on the water appeared. From out of nowhere, she pulled Tenrou Island up from the depths of the ocean, leading the way to Natsu and company. I was so excited when this happened even though I knew what was to come.
Back at the guild, some debt collectors from Twilight Ogre had arrived to pester Makao. Unable to stand it, Romeo stood up, preparing to fight with his black flames – a futile act. I laughed a little when Teebo blew out Romeo’s fire, as if it was a candle light. But no worries, because Natsu is back to save the day!
Reunited, after seven years, FAIRY TAIL is now complete again. Natsu took his time to explain how they were saved. The girl we saw earlier turned out to be the first master, Mavis (Noto Mamiko), who used everyone’s magic to save the island, a process which took some time. I was pleasantly surprised to hear Noto-san in this anime. I had not expected Mavis to sound like that, but I’m glad she did.
True to the FAIRY TAIL style, the reunion on the island was hilarious rather than emotional; however, some of the moments were pretty strong. I believe the reason for that is the amazing soundtrack. As I mentioned in my previous post, I love FAIRY TAIL’s soundtrack. It truly has the capability to bring out the best in FAIRY TAIL.
With the guild being complete again, a crying Romeo welcomed his dear Natsu-nii back home. Had that scene been any longer, I’m sure I’d be looking like Romeo did. This episode was so emotional, and looking at the preview, I know next episode will be too. Next week’s episode will be the final episode before the filler arc begins!
Note: Next week, my posts might get delayed because of exams.