「時のスパイラル」 (Toki no Supairaru)
“Spiral of Time”
The effects of the Infinity Clock are dangerous, but so hilarious! I found myself laughing at everyone changing appearance like that. I don’t know if I’m laughing so much because I’m super tired or because the comedy really is funny, but it was amusing. A roasted turkey suddenly revived made me chuckle and I’m sure I woke someone up with my laughter throughout the episode.
I don’t think Lapointe’s true identity came as a surprise to everyone. Knowing that he has been using Zentopia for his own evil plan which involves Oración Seis gave away a lot, and of course, the most obvious hint – his face. I still didn’t want to call him “Brain” until it was confirmed, but with Natsu recognizing Lapointe’s smell as Master Zero’s, we can now rest assured. Lapointe is Brain! And that revelation didn’t seem to surprise Natsu so much as he has considered Zentopia to be his enemy for a while, excluding some people, but to Byro, this means a lot.
It was nice to see Byro finally realizing that he was blindly following orders of someone who has been hurting Zentopia. I wish he’d done it a lot faster. He seems wiser than his team mates, yet they changed sides earlier than him. We had Coco and Hughes helping Natsu today against Gatman. I’m a bit worried about Hughes because Gatman can use his magic without being in control of his body. I hope someone comes to her aid soon unless she can win.
The battles are speeding up and it really feels like we’re reaching the end. Now that most of the Zentopia members are on FAIRY TAIL’s side, the remaining villains are Oración Seis. Good thing they’re so few now that Mira took out Racer. I loved her victory speech about looking forward rather than just running away. This episode reminded me of how amazing she is and I hope to see her fight more often in future episodes.
The remaining FAIRY TAIL members are now storming Zentopia’s headquarters. Why does Ichiya always get some kind of heroic end in the serious battles? I don’t know if this was supposed to be comedic or serious. Even though the background music was epic, I found myself laughing at his sacrifice. I wasn’t mocking the show; I just thought it was funny. I guess we won’t see him again in the remaining battles.
Speaking of the remaining members of FAIRY TAIL (by that, I mean the ones who are on their way to the main battle), I didn’t expect to see the grown up version of Wendy again so soon! Or a grown up Gajeel! It’s been a long time since I laughed so much at a single joke in FAIRY TAIL. Oh, how I love this anime. The aging didn’t last long but it sure was hilarious.
I’m not sure if Gildarts’ punch was enough to knock Lapointe out, but he is up against five people so I’m sure they will take him out somehow. We still have Brain II, Angel, and Cobra left. Kinana is looking for Cobra and I’m really excited to see their reunion. Hopefully it’ll be a blast!
Oh, and I almost forgot, Imitatia is still there but she doesn’t seem like a threat anymore. After all, she just wants her beloved Lucy for herself – how romantic! We’ll see how things go next week when the battle against Lapointe continues.