I’ve grown quite fond of Cana.
The chapter starts where the last one ended. The crouds are cheering and crying of joy for Erza and FAIRY TAIL‘s victory. Her friends run out to her and congratulate her. Most of the other guilds are impressed, and happy for her, however, there are some people who don’t like this. Erza’s victory stirs some feelings in Minerva and Kagura.
Erza’s victory earned FAIRY TAIL team A 10 points. But the remaining seven teams must finish establishing a rank order, so a new game is introduced – Magic Power Finder – MPF. This “game” is all about a device. When this device is struck with magical power, that power is represented numerically – and those values will be used to establish a ranking – in other words, this device will compare their powers.
Hibiki from Blue Pegasus is seen flirting with Cana who appears to be drunk – a clear disadvantage, considering that she is still in the game.
Millianna goes first and hits the device with her “Kitten Blast” which results in 365 MPF points. According to Lahar, that number is so high that it’s sufficient to become a squad captain.
Novally from Quatro Puppy is up next and earns 124 MPF points. Hibiki goes next and earns an even lower score of 95 MPF points. To comfort himself, he hugs Cana and asks her to baby him.
Next up is Obra from Raven Tail, he throws what seems to be an Exceed towards the MPF device and earns the low score of 4 MPF points. Flare from the same guild (in the audience) questions Obra’s actions but is soon silenced by her team members who remind her that Obra’s magic can’t be shown in front of people. Obra is a guy that has to be forced to get serious.
Leaving that, it’s now Orga’s turn (Sabertooth), and he blasts the device with his “120 mm Black Lightning Cannon”, earning 3825 MPF points and taking the lead. This surprises everyone in the audience, especially Millianna because that score is approximately 10 times her score. Laxus on the other hand is smirking at this.
Orga doesn’t get much time in the glory because when Jura steps up and hits the device with his “Meidou Fugaku – Rumbling Mt. Fuji”, he earns 8544 MPF points. But this was expected because Jura carries the title of one of the 10 wizard saints. Makarov points out that this result makes him a good match for Gildarts.
Last up is Cana. Everyone expects her to perform poorly considering that she’s drunk. Cana throws off her jacket and flashes her Fairy Glitter mark, something that Mavis let her use in order to win. Cana hits the device with so much power, it breaks – she earns 9999 MPF points, shocking the audience. She yells that FAIRY TAIL is unstoppable while receiving cheers from the audience.
In another corner of the arena, it looks like Raven’s Fangs of Raven Tail are up to no good. It looks like they have a special objective in mind, and that is all we get to know because the chapter ends with that cliffhanger.
It’s too bad Erza’s battle was only worth 10 points, but rules are rules. At least, she brought back the glory to her guild, and I guess Cana did too. Cana is a character that I’ve come to like very much. She has gone from being a side character to someone quite important. I really like her character, and it was nice to see her win this separate MPF game, even though it could’ve been considered as “cheating”. Mavis is so sneaky…
Sabertooth didn’t do much this week, or, left no impact on me. I’m more interested in Raven Tail now. It looks like the villains are finally going to step forward and do something. I’ve been waiting for this so long. But I fear we might not get any information next week. According to the chapter title, it looks like the upcoming chapter will focus on Laxus.
Going back to Cana, it seems to me that she might be one of Raven Tail’s targets now. While Cana did use Fairy Glitter in this challenge, I remember she couldn’t use it a lot – limited magic, no? So I fear that she might get captured by mistake! Gildarts, hurry up and save your daughter!
I feel like I didn’t have much to write about this chapter. It was really good and funny, but also pretty simple so I don’t think I have anything I’d like to add. Having that said, I’m looking forward to Laxus’ battle and I hope we get to see some villains in action!