「父の遺品」 (Chichi no Ihin)
Why are the FAIRY TAIL fillers so good?
The fourth station for this filler train is here, and we’ll have to stay here for a while because this is the main filler arc. We’re also picking up a new character on this station – the relative of Lucy – Michelle Lobster (Yukana), the girl seen in the opening and ending sequences, a girl I find adorable so far.
One of the many great things in FAIRY TAIL is the comedy, and there sure was a lot of it in this episode, especially when Michelle introduced herself, calling Lucy her “neesan”. I don’t understand why Natsu would think she is Lucy’s daughter but his joke had me laughing loud enough to wake someone up. Apparently, Michelle is younger than Lucy but appears to be around the same age because of the seven years that passed while Lucy was stuck on the Tenrou Island.
So who is Michelle? After some private research done by Laki and Makao, we now know that she is somehow related to a church. And speaking of churches, there appears to be some terrorist attacks going on – aimed toward churches. Besides that, she knew Lucy’s father, and her reason for showing up in the guild was to deliver a key – a memento of Jude Heartfilia.
It appears that Michelle will be staying with Lucy for a while so why not bring her along on a mission?
The mission our team took on involved some bandits and some fanservice. I wonder why Lucy’s sex appeal never works… Well, this time it turned out that the bandits preferred the half-naked Gray, which upset Erza because it was her plan to use Lucy’s sex appeal as a decoy. And we all know that an angry Erza means trouble. The mission didn’t last long, so we ended up back at the guild – and the key!
Apparently, this key’s functions are unknown, so Lucy took advice from Michelle and put up an investigation request for it on the request board. Pretty much like I had expected, team Natsu took on this job but it seems that this might be dangerous for Lucy. I wonder why her father’s memento would be dangerous for her – unless Michelle is someone suspicious or been in contact (while having the key in possession) with some evil person.
I’m suspecting that this key is related to the church incidents because the episode itself had many scenes with Lahar and the Magic Council discussing and investigating the issue. But I’m not very sure so I’ll leave it at that.
Oh, and I almost forgot! This week, we finally got to see and hear Bisca and Alzack’s daughter – Asuka Connell. Unfortunately, I can’t find anything about her seiyuu but I’ll update this if I stumble upon any information.
With that being said, I’d like to point out how good this episode was. People who are skipping this filler season are really missing out. Oh well, it’s their loss. Anyway, next week we’ll see Laxus again, and it seems that he’ll be fighting Natsu. I can’t wait!
Note: Please, use the spoiler tags!