「戦いの不協和音」 (Tatakai no Fukyouwaon)
The worn out character from the opening sequence has finally been introduced – and it’s not a new character! I was so surprised when it turned out to be Doranbolt (Mest Gryder). It was nice to see how the Tenrou Island incident affected him and how he is doing now. I like Doranbolt and Wendy’s connection; his feelings for her seem so fatherly to me so even though he has become a worn out alcohol addicted man, it made me happy to see him like this because it showed how much he cared for her and also, it seemed to me that he resents the justice ideal of the council. I wonder when Lahar will tell him about FAIRY TAIL’s return and Wendy’s well-being, although, she doesn’t seem to be doing so good right now.
Wendy and Bickslow seem to be the best combination so far based on the team morale but unfortunately, their opponent has the upper hand for now as he can control the weather around them. Today’s forecast – it’s raining cows! I don’t know if I should feel sorry for the cows or Bickslow being trapped beneath them, but it sure was a fun and random scene. This entire episode was random, but in a good way.
Most of the teams are at disadvantage and it’s not because of their powers – it’s their teamwork. While FAIRY TAIL is more like a family of comrades rather than a guild, its members work best when they’re in their circles. But I trust Cana to have made the correct decision for our heroes. I’m sure there will be opponents suited for every team’s power soon. And speaking of opponents, I think we’ll see Legion joining FAIRY TAIL’s side very soon.
Byro didn’t lift a finger even though he was present on the battlefield. He was just standing and observing – thinking about what side to fight with, I guess? At least we know that Coco is on FAIRY TAIL’s side but she can’t do much now. I’m guessing Hughes has switched side too as she revealed Gatman’s powers to Juvia and Gajeel. Too bad having that knowledge isn’t helping them as they’re being thrown around.
Samuel seems to be on FAIRY TAIL’s side as well. The Exceeds were quite fun to watch today. It’s fascinating to see what everyone likes to eat. Tea, fish, kiwi, and mushrooms sautéed in butter – I’d like to try the latter!
With some of the Legion members (those who question Zentopia’s will) switching sides, FAIRY TAIL might stand a chance against Oración Seis unless Cana’s card decision sinks them which I doubt will happen.
Leaving the main battles, Gildarts and Laki seem to be busy with things concerning Zentopia. And here I thought they were going to investigate the Lobster history – Michelle. Does that mean that Michelle is connected to Zentopia? This makes here even more suspicious to me. I believe she might be evil. My brother thinks she might be a stellar spirit because of the opening and ending sequences. That thought never occurred to me before my brother mentioned it, but it’s a possibility.
The girl with the green Nikora has finally been given a name – Katja, but who she is still remains a mystery. It seemed to me that she might be part of Zentopia. Having a Nikora – does that mean she is a stellar mage? She looks a lot like Wendy, and based on the preview, it seems like she will meet Doranbolt soon… I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens!
Full-length shots: 10, 12, 20, 22, 29, 30, 36
Note: Mashima Hiro is releasing an art book called “Fantasia” containing FAIRY TAIL illustrations on Aug 17!
It was highly amusing when Juvia was going through one of her Gray-sama’s fantasy that Gajeel had no tact and just plonked his iron ass into the fantasy. That was definately different and hilarious that those two very simliar in which they are quite oblvious to everyone else except for what they desire.
OH COME ON! THIS ISN’T FAIR!
EVERY WEEK I ASK! EVERY WEEK! RAAAGE!
Panther Lily is starting to become my favorite exceed. He’s so adorable in this shot: https://randomc.net/image/FAIRY%20TAIL/FAIRY%20TAIL%20-%20142%20-%20Large%2015.jpg
I think Mest will help beat Racer…I mean teleportation vs speed, which is better?
I love when Gildarts farted when Laki was with him! LOL!
I think it’s a possibility that Michelle is the doll that was with Lucy in a drawing in the episode where Lucy visited her old home. Especially since that part of the drawing was partly obscured and Lucy having some weird headache afterwards(iirc). Plus Michelle has stated that she has been with Lucy a lot and the person herself has no recollection of it whatsoever. On the other hand, it could be a combination of the doll/spirit theory. E.i. and spirit summoned in a doll form.