I’m in love with Erza’s new outfit!
It has been a while since we had a “clever” FAIRY TAIL chapter. Most of them have been filled with action lately. It was definitely a nice change to see some brains again. I am very exited about this new strategy of two fronts, mostly because Mirajane is in the new team. I don’t even remember the last time we saw her fight someone in the manga. Was it during the S-class examination? I look forward to seeing her in action again, and the same can be said about Wendy. While we did see her fight Chelia, I thought that battle was cute rather than exciting so I hope to see Wendy in a more “serious” battle.
Even though everyone is occupied with the last battle of the Grand Magic Games, the castle isn’t unguarded. When Gajeel asked everyone why they weren’t arrested along with Lucy, it was even more obvious that the royals captured her to make sure Eclipse happens. I’m certain that an entire team not showing up in the tournament is weird, but that’s definitely not why the others in FAIRY TAIL weren’t arrested. I think they were allowed to go free intentionally so they could be busy with the tournament while the White Knights would open Eclipse without any hindrance. The tournament is a great way of slowing down all the guilds’ best players because they’ll lose a lot of magical energy throughout the battle.
It’s a great thing that FAIRY TAIL is one step ahead though. I do not think Natsu’s team will be able to save Lucy easily. The mysterious girl has yet to make an entrance in this battle. Her identity has been the hot topic of the FAIRY TAIL discussions for a very long time, and now another possible one has showed up – Sorano – Yukino’s sister. Last week, there was a comment that blew my mind with its very well written theory. Lucy has been the person to most likely be the mysterious girl, but after reading that comment, I was so sure it was her mother. But now that we know about Sorano’s disappearance and Zeref’s involvement in the incident, she could be the mysterious girl as well. Jellal sensed Zeref’s presence from that girl, so now, I’m lost again.
I think I’ll just give up guessing and wait for Mashima to reveal the identity of the girl. Anyway, aside from the exciting battle strategies, we can’t forget that there is one event left in the tournament. I’m glad to see that Sabertooth has gone through some change, the positive kind. I don’t like the smile on Minerva’s face though. I hope Erza fights her! Having Juvia in the team tells me that Lamia Scale is at disadvantage with the lovestruck Lyon who probably won’t be able to harm his beloved. So I guess we can anticipate both exciting action and some comedy in the upcoming battle. I’m looking forward to that, and of course, Eclipse as well.