「空白の7年」 (Kuuhaku no Shichi-nen)
“The Seven-Year Gap”
Last week I said this post might be delayed, which it luckily wasn’t; however, my Senki Zesshou Symphogear post will be delayed. I’ve just finished an exhausting exam, and my agenda for tomorrow is not looking good. I want to write a good post (it is the final episode after all), fully concentrated so I thought it’d be better if I’d delay the post a day or two rather than writing a bad one just to be in time.
Back to topic! The episode of this week was a rollercoaster. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t what I had expected. The scene where Lucy found out about her father’s death was poorly executed in the anime, and didn’t bring any justice to the source material at all. I remember that it was much more emotional in the manga. This wasn’t a bad scene, but definitely disappointing if you’ve read the series.
Nevertheless, I still ended up being on the brink of tears when I saw Lucy cry for her father at the end. Scenes like these always make me realize that I shouldn’t take my parents for granted. I can’t imagine what I’d do in a situation like Lucy’s. Her father may have been a strict and neglecting man, but he did love his daughter. It was nice to see all the presents he’d left for her. It’s so sad that he died when he’d finally become more “fatherly”.
Good thing Lucy has nice friends like the guild members, and Natsu in particular for the kindness he showed her in this episode (or all of them…). And speaking of the guild members, we have some updates (besides the physical changes). Bisca and Alzac are now married, and they have a daughter called Asuka. I’m so glad they showed a few seconds of their marriage. Technically, this was just a chapter cover for the manga, and not part of the story pages, so I feared we might not get to see Bisca in her wedding dress – but it turns out, we did! Erza’s reaction to this news was so awkward and so funny.
But that’s not the end of the romance in FAIRY TAIL. With Lamia Scale on visit, we’ve got a lovestruck Lyon who is mesmerized by Juvia, turning her imagination into a wild pandemonium. Oh Juvia, you’re too hilarious!
Something else worth mentioning (while I’m on the “hilarious” track) is Reedus’ imagination. Oh Reedus, your imagination makes me laugh. Some of you wanted to see a grown up Wendy. Good for you that Reedus is in this guild. Behold – a grown up Wendy; well, age wise… at least. And if you’re into cats…
With that being said, this season of FAIRY TAIL is now over. Next week will be the start of a completely new filler arc. I’m expecting this show to rely on its comedy. If it does, I’m sure the fillers will be good. As far as the preview tells, there will be some dancing involved in the upcoming episode. I’m looking forward to that!
Note: This isn’t relevant to anime at all, and probably something very insignificant to you, but please, if you care for this planet, and have the opportunity to do this, then please, turn off the lights during Earth Hour today. It isn’t much but it helps. I’d be very happy if some of you took this into consideration. It’s just for an hour! So if you can, please, turn off the lights.