「真の悪ケツプリ団」 (Shin no Waru Ketsupuri-dan)
“The Truly Evil Jiggle Butt Gang”
Now would be a good time to bring out the “Dat ass” pictures.
The second station for this filler train brings us this rollercoaster episode filled with big buttocks. Some of you may be familiar with the “Jiggle Butt Gang” from Mashima Hiro’s first work called RAVE, but I wasn’t (I’ve only read a few chapters, but I intend to pick it up again soon), so I had no idea what to expect from these odd characters when I saw them in the opening and preview last week.
For some people, this kind of comedy is really funny, while others might think it’s ridiculous or childish, but I’m quite childish myself as I found myself laughing at some scenes in this episode, however, the highlight of this episode was not the comedy – It was Wendy.
Even though Wendy was introduced very late in this show, I’ve come to grow very fond of her. It’s nice to have a bright and rational character in a show where most of the main characters are quite silly. FAIRY TAIL is good, but like most shounen shows, the main male protagonist gets most of the attention, so this filler season will probably be a refreshing breeze in this show because it seems like the girls will get the main attention, which, for me, is something great!
So, if we go back to Wendy – I love how she was portrayed in this episode. Wendy has always been quite neutral, calm, and soothing. Even though she’s always there, her character development has been very slow, but this episode changed everything. The kindness Wendy showed our antagonists in this episode, truly brought justice to her character. And speaking of kindness…
I feel so sorry for Natsu. After all the kindness he’s shown Lucy, he gets stuck with a mission that involves trains. However, I can’t really blame Lucy because she probably assumed that Wendy’s “Troia” would work. I didn’t expect Natsu to develop some sort of resistance to Troia. I’m guessing that this is temporary, or just a coincidence, but it sure was funny to watch. It’s been a long time since we saw him being sick.
Lucky for him, Wendy’s hard work (and the lovable Plue) made the thieves reconsider their plans. Unfortunately, we never got to see their good sides as they were punched into the distance by the recovered Natsu.
The end of this episode was very quick. I assumed this gang would appear in many episodes because they’re featured in the opening sequence – but then again, there are many characters in the current opening sequence. So I guess we won’t see this farting trio anymore.
Overall, this episode was okay, and sometimes quite funny, but not as good as last week’s episode, but, I have a feeling next week will bring us a better episode.
Next station for this filler train: Invisible Lucy!