I thought I would be upset over Jellal’s battle, but I found myself laughing at it instead. This episode was hilarious! While the FAIRY TAIL B vs. Lamia Scale battle was the main one, there were a few shorter ones that took place before it. We had Ren Akatsuki from Blue Pegasus defeating Arania Web from Mermaid Heel – their battle seemed quite one-sided near the beginning, but a certain encouragement from Ren’s girlfriend Sherry, turned the tables. More couples to ship, but unfortunately, a very minor one. Oh, speaking of couples. Natsu wanted to visit Lucy but he didn’t seem so interested in doing so until he heard that she was showering. I’m not sure what that means but I know I’ll hurt someone if these two do not end up together someday.
One quarter through, we had Orga Nanagear from Sabertooth up against War Cry from Quatro Cerberus. The dog guild really has some odd powers; tear magic is interesting but very peculiar. We didn’t really have a chance to see much of War Cry’s magic because Quatro Cerberus is simply the doormat guild in this arc. The attention was all directed towards Orga and his black lightning magic. True to his guild’s current rank, Orga didn’t waste any time – he simply one-hit-KO’d the poor War Cry. He did gain Laxus attention, but I doubt Orga would ever stand a chance against someone as powerful such as Laxus.
Short battles aside, the main event of today’s episode was Jellal’s fight against Jura. When I read about this in the manga, I did find it amusing but it wasn’t funny enough to make me laugh. Seeing this in the anime almost had me in tears. While I do feel sorry for FAIRY TAIL, I thought the loss was worth it just for the amusement of it. It’s a shame though, that Jellal couldn’t use his magic properly. But I guess it would be really bad for FAIRY TAIL if someone from the council would notice that they have a “criminal” participating in one of their teams. I’m surprised that Jellal is still alive. That wasn’t just one chilli pepper. I can’t even handle a half one because my stomach fails me whenever I try spicy food, but that guy had to taste the effect of many of them. And poor Meldy… As if that wasn’t enough – there was a tickle attack on top of that! Can this be considered to be torture? Well even if it is, it certainly was hilarious. And poor Jura, he was up for a good fight. His facial expression when the fight ended was truly funny. Ah, you either have good fights or good comedy in FAIRY TAIL. Today’s episode had both. Oh, let’s not forget that there were several new tracks playing in the background during Jellal’s fight. It’s frustrating to hear all these amazing tracks without knowing when I’ll be able to get my hands on the fourth soundtrack. Oh well, patience is a virtue.
Near the end, the episode made a turn from the merriment to more seriousness. Levy was narrating and it seems like there is a dark future ahead, and apparently Lucy is a key character in this “disaster”. Charle’s premonition does not seem like a good one, and Arcadios’ evil smile is not reassuring. But I guess we’ll have to wait for more information about this because next week, we will continue on the comedy track when there will be an event where three Dragon Slayers will participate!
Note: I have updated the seiyuu list today.