OP11: 「はじまりの空」 (Hajimari no Sora) by +Plus
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「魔法舞踏会」 (Mahou Butoukai)
The filler train has arrived, and its destination is unknown.
It’s a new season, which means that there is a new opening, and a new ending. Personally, I think this is the best ending FAIRY TAIL has ever had. I’ve been listening to this song, over and over again. I think the song itself might be one of my favorites for this season; it’s really good. Something else that is “new”, or in fact, old, but new in this concept, is the eyecatch scene – FAIRY TAIL has gone back to its first eyecatch scene – the one with Happy eating fish, quite a pleasant surprise I must say. Let’s move on to the episode itself.
Dancing isn’t really something you expect to see in a shounen show, yet here we are, at a magical ball, and guess what – this turned out to be a good episode!
Like I had expected, FAIRY TAIL relied on its comedy, which made this a brilliant episode. Well, not really “brilliant”, but compared to the fillers we’re used to, in other shounen shows, this was really good.
This episode is a single filler and not part of the upcoming original story arc. I’m assuming the original story arc will start with episode 126, i.e. next week. From what I’ve seen in the new opening and the preview this week, I know this story arc will revolve around butts. I don’t know what to expect but I hope it’s funny. But that’s for next week!
If you ship couples in FAIRY TAIL, then I suggest you watch this episode. There were some nice moments between lots of “couples” throughout the episode. Last week, someone assumed that I shipped Lucy x Natsu, but I don’t, however, it wouldn’t bother me if they ended up being a real couple. There are only two couples that I really ship in FAIRY TAIL. One of them is Gray x Juvia, and the other one can’t be mentioned because that’d be a spoiler, but I’m sure that those of you, who read the manga, know which couple I’m talking about.
Besides the “couples” and romance speculations around FAIRY TAIL, this episode itself was quite romantic. To summarize the episode: Natsu’s team has taken on a job of capturing the convict Velveno, who plans to attend a ball held by the wealthy Count Balsamico for his daughter Aceto to find a husband. Count Balsamico assumes that Velveno is there to steal the valuable Balsamico family ring – a ring that will appear at the end of the ball, and whoever (male guests) can take it, will be able to use it for the proposal to Aceto.
Whenever a job in FAIRY TAIL is worth a lot of money, it turns out to be a very dumb job, so I expected this to turn around somehow – and I was right! It turns out that Velveno knew Aceto from childhood, and has been in love with her since then. He wanted the ring so he could propose to her.
This concept is a classic; a rich father who wants his daughter to find, what according to him, is considered “a good” husband, while the daughter herself prefers someone of “lower” standards. But even if it is a classic, I did not expect it to end like it did, but I’m very happy with the outcome.
Aceto told Velveno that she’d marry him when he’d paid for his crimes. With that being said, Velveno turned himself in and left Aceto waiting for him to come back – something I find very sweet and remarkable. It’s always nice to see romance where moral is still valued, something I think, is very rare nowadays.
Leaving the romance and moving on towards the comedy – this week’s comedy medal goes to Erza. She’s such a wonderful dancing teacher, isn’t she? Remember guys, dancing is all about the fighting spirit! Oh, and any attractive girl near Elfman, can be considered suspicious. Does that make Evergreen a suspicious person?
With that being said, I’d like to thank one of my best buddies, “Encoder-chan”, for helping me with the OP/ED videos in this post. Your help is much appreciated, thank you so much!
ED11: 「Glitter (Starving Trancer Remix)」 by Another Infinity feat. Morinaga Mayumi
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