I think my expression is similar to Juvia’s right now.
Hooray for Gray! It didn’t come as a surprise to me when he defeated Rufus but that didn’t make the fight less exciting. Considering that Gray lost his previous battle and has been portrayed as one of the weaker characters in this arc, it was a nice comeback for him. The glorious victory was very satisfying and the last page had me looking like Juvia. But maybe without the hearts… (I am a Natsu fangirl after all).
Rufus’ memorization magic, despite having flaws, it has the capability to be one of the best ones of this series. Imagine if he were to memorize something like “Fairy Law” or “Fairy Glitter”? Of course, having the strongest magic is useless when one’s opponent is as fast as Gray. The battle finale was truly marvelous and I couldn’t have been happier with the outcome. Was that some form of Unlimited Blade Works? It was also quite nice to see Gray indirectly honoring Natsu when Rufus tried to burn everything.
Now that FAIRY TAIL has taken down one of the Sabertooth members, they are once again in the lead. However, only with one point. I doubt Rufus was the leader. No, the five-point challenge will probably be Minerva from Sabertooth and Kagura from Mermaid Heel. Oh, I almost forgot, we still have Jura out there. So it’s too early to celebrate this victory, but at least now, FAIRY TAIL can move with ease without being watched by Rufus. Good job Mavis, your calculations have been nothing but impressive so far!
Aside from the battle, there wasn’t much going on in this chapter. We saw Natsu’s team for a brief moment but that’s all there is to that. I hope to see them explore the city they’re in. Ah, there is so much I want to see but the chapters are so short… This is truly one of the most exciting arcs of this series so far because there is so much going on and so many characters are involved!