「リアルナイトメア」 (Riaru Naitomea)
I didn’t think it was possible for me to enjoy an episode with the Jiggle Butt Gang – turns out that I’m wrong! I’ll be honest, I expected this episode to be uninteresting as I’m not a fan of the butts, but this week, they were so different from usual. While their typical eccentric characteristics remain, they actually contributed to the main story without making it look super silly. Why couldn’t they be like this in the previous episodes? I actually found them quite likable today. If they have more relevant roles in terms of plot, I don’t think I would mind seeing them again in this arc.
Besides the Jiggle Butt Gang, we had another group’s return in this episode – the Archaeology Society is visiting FAIRY TAIL, and they brought us a lot of information. All characters are so useful today! We finally know what the chaos of the Infinity Clock means. All stellar magi have a link that prevents the clock from setting the chaos in motion. Cutting these biological links (anti-link) will allow the clock to unleash its horrible powers – the power of altering time perception. I’m not entirely sure what will happen to the stellar magi; Oración Seis said that the magi would sleep for hundred years but that can’t be right in all cases. Maybe they meant that it would only happen to Lucy who is trapped at the moment.
It makes me quite sad to see Lucy captured like that. I mean, sure, the plot must advance, but why is she always a victim? I know it is necessary for her to be the victim in this arc because she’s a stellar mage, but in general – I wish she’d make use of all that potential. Sometimes, I don’t think FAIRY TAIL does her character any justice. But in this arc, her being captured is completely fine with me. I hope Natsu saves her as soon as possible; he really needs to hurry now that Oración Seis have set things in motion. Hopefully, Natsu will be aided by Coco whom he found in the confinement area of Zentopia. Speaking of “teamwork”…
Looks like Natsu and the Jiggle Butt Gang made a fine combination for breaking out of prison. I feel a bit sorry for the butts though – that burn! But at least, they’re out now. And we also have FAIRY TAIL’s other members on their way to Zentopia along with Blue Pegasus. Also, this time, FAIRY TAIL is bringing people who can cooperate well.
With Mira fighting Racer, and Kinana heading out on a search for Cobra, it feels like this arc might really come to an end with this season’s ending around October. The story is getting more intense; less fooling around, and more battles. I’m really excited about this arc’s finale. So far, I’ve been very happy with this arc, so hopefully it will have a brilliant conclusion true to the FAIRY TAIL style.
Next week we’ll have loads of fights. Now that the council knows who the traitor in Zentopia is, I expect to see Lapointe join some battles. By the way, something completely random and interesting that I noticed in the preview was the narration. I thought the shipping in FAIRY TAIL was just something that was brought up by fans, but I was wrong! Happy mentioned two couples that I ship very much, and that gave me some hope that there might be some romance between these people after all! We’ll see, we’ll see…