「狙われたルーシィ」 (Nerawareta Ruushii)
The three recognizable characters at the end of last week’s episode turned out to be completely new to this series – because they’re the Earth Land versions (as many already had figured out). We have Coco (Murakawa Rie), a girl who uses the forbidden athletic magic, and unlike the Edolas version, she loathes cats – poor Lily! We also have Sugarboy (Shimoyama Yoshimitsu), a man with a mysterious green slimy magic who appears to love rockabilly. The third new character who unlike her Edolas version, appears to be a female is Mary Hughes (Izawa Shiori), a woman who possesses a weird hand that allows her to take control of other people’s bodies.
Nothing really happened during this episode because of a dragged out battle, which to me seemed a bit peculiar. While I do understand that Sugarboy’s magic probably drained everyone, I can’t see why they (FAIRY TAIL members) didn’t use better magic. But on the other hand, I’m assuming everyone involved with Tenrou Island is “weak” now.
So what was this battle about? – Finding Lucy, what now appears to be the name of every female in the guild. It’s nice to see how much Michelle likes Lucy, as she without hesitating tried to sacrifice herself for Lucy. I love Michelle very much and I’m sad that she is a filler character. I certainly hope she will be included in future episodes because she is adorable!
It’s not clear yet why Lucy is being targeted, but I assume it’s related to the clock arm (I don’t think they want her, just the clock arm, because they pushed her off a cliff at the end). I really want to know what it does now. This filler arc has been going very slowly with little progress and a lot of side missions. I can’t ignore the fact that next season might be filler too, which is fine with me if they can maintain the quality of the story. But the manga is progressing very quickly so I’m not sure…
Leaving that, we have another Earth Land version of an Edolas character to introduce – Byro (Matsuyama Takashi), who appears to be the leader of this group, and he has an octopus! I can’t say much about him as his screen time was less than three minutes long, but based on the preview, it looks like he will be fighting the returning Gildarts (I’ve been waiting for his return)!
And speaking of the preview, I’m not sure if the ending was supposed to be a cliffhanger or not, but the preview totally ruined it, although I knew nothing would happen to Lucy and Michelle.
Having that said, let’s look forward to an action filled episode next week! Moete kitazou!
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