I’m sad, so sad. Poor Lector…
Hooray! This is the 300th chapter of FAIRY TAIL; let’s celebrate that with a toast!
I guess we’re still not allowed to know who the mysterious girl Jellal faced was, but we can safely assume that she isn’t a bad person. Otherwise, I don’t think Jellal would’ve let her go. The girl’s notes and the things Jellal discussed with his friends seemed very futuristic, and that makes it even more possible for this mysterious girl to be one from the future. If that happens to be true, I, like many other, believe that this is Lucy from the future. I thought it might be Levy for a while, but I remember that she was writing that letter to Lucy using her right hand. The girl at the end seemed to be missing one arm – her right one, unless she just pulled off the cap of the pen using her mouth for fun. So my wild guess here is that this is Lucy who traveled back in time. Also, when Levy was writing the letter, she was wondering where Lucy was who obviously was absent at the battlefield. So this might be why she was gone – she traveled back in time!
We know that 7/7, something devastating will occur, and it’s probably going to be Eclipse, but now, the dragons are part of this miserable fate that awaits everyone. The magic Wendy talked about seems very interesting to me and I’m very excited about its effects. Hopefully, this will lead us to what we’ve been waiting for since chapter one – the dragons’ disappearance. The upcoming chapter’s title indicates that we’ll be continuing on the dragon track so I don’t expect the horrible fate to be set in motion yet.
Okay, having said that, I’d like to move on to the part that made me so sad. I know Sting’s attitude is the worst and he deserves some sort of punishment – for his behavior that is, not for his bad performance (I wouldn’t really call it bad). Sabertooth is the worst kind of guild to be in. I’m so glad Sting shot the master, but I wish he would’ve done it earlier. Watching Lector die like that was painful and cruel and honestly, it made me cry. I don’t feel much for Sting or Lector as it is now, but I definitely admired their relationship, and watching your master – someone who you should be able to look up to – slaughter your one true friend, that must be awful and I feel so sorry for Sting. I thought Yukino’s punishment was too much but this is way over the top. Also, the way the master looked at Lector as if he is just some kind of animal… I really despise Sabertooth’s master and I think he is the worst one ever, so far.
When Sting shot the master, Minerva was amused and her face showed enjoyment. That makes me wonder what kind of relationship Minerva has with her father. Despite having a narrow minded, evil father, she should like him considering how similar they are. Why would she find it good that her father is being hurt like that? I’m really curious about her motives. Also, Sabertooth’s master has been getting punched around a lot in this arc. I know he isn’t allowed to harm a participant in case she/he can’t participate anymore, but he really seems weak. I know he has a lot of potential, I mean, he’s the master, but he doesn’t even defend himself. The only “power” we’ve seen coming from him was when he erased Lector from existence.
I believe Sting has a reason to leave Sabertooth now. Well, he was being kicked out anyway, but I really hope he joins FAIRY TAIL. Like Gajeel, I hope the Dragon Slayers of Sabertooth will be taught a lesson, and then be given a second chance. But more than anything, I wish to see someone take the entire Sabertooth down with their irrational logic and rules.
News concerning the anime:
I’ve heard that the currently ongoing filler arc in the anime will come to an end around episode 150. The Grand Magic Games arc will probably begin this autumn somewhere after that episode. The upcoming OVA will feature the training chapter that took place before the tournament. In case you’re up for some fanservicy comedy à la FAIRY TAIL, look forward to that! There are also some seiyuu announcements for the upcoming anime arc that I thought I’d share: