「怨みは夜の帳に包まれて」 (Urami wa Yoru no Tobari ni Tsutsumarete)
“Grudges are Wrapped in the Silence of the Night”
Now that the anime is so close to the manga, short skits like the one in the beginning of the episode are to be expected quite frequently. I’m surprised that the scene was so short. While it might be annoying for some people to listen to the results again, I found that moment quite enjoyable. Perhaps it’s because of Frosch? I really like that Exceed; it’s so adorable!
I remember I bashed Sabertooth’s master quite a lot last week, and I intend to do it again! I seriously can’t stand the attitude in that guild. Not only was Yukino humiliated in front of everyone, she was also thrown out of her home, and for what? One loss! Few “villains” in this series have annoyed me as much as the people in this guild. And what’s funny is that they’re not really villain material, only rivals. It seems like the main enemy of this arc is either Arcadios or Raven Tail. Surprisingly, I haven’t really paid much attention to them because Sabertooth gets on my nerves so much. At least that guild has some people who notice the injustice of their rules. Seeing Rogue’s opinion about this was such a relief, but it’s a shame that he happens to be so apathetic. I wish he’d speak up. Oh well, all this indecency may be frustrating to watch but at the same time, I’m happy that Yukino is no longer a part of that terrible place. She is far too nice to be staying in a condescending guild like Sabertooth. Her replacement will be Minerva who is said to be strong…
While Sabertooth has members who notice the cruelty in their guild but ignore it, FAIRY TAIL has members who care so much that they throw themselves into other people’s business. Words aren’t enough to describe how much I respect Natsu’s personality. While he may be a stereotypical shounen protagonist, I find him to be a great character. Compassion and candour are two things I encourage and Natsu has both of them in him and so much more. Seeing how he ran after Yukino to apologise to her reminded me of his greatness as a character, and when he barged into Sabertooth’s lodgings to challenge the master, I felt so proud of him. Is that weird? I find characters that fight for justice truly attractive. This is why Natsu is my favourite character, and I doubt that will ever change. And it’s not just him. Everyone in FAIRY TAIL has a likeable personality. Lucy not accepting Yukino’s keys even though she wants them is just another example of why these people are so amazing. I know that the nakama concept is filled with clichés, and it has been recycled a lot, but I don’t think I’ll ever grow tired of it.
Wow, that paragraph ended up being longer than I had expected it to be. I guess I like Natsu too much (I hope my boyfriend doesn’t mind). Anyway, nakama spirit aside, I think Erza and I could be great friends, I mean, hey – she ships Gray and Juvia! I’m so glad that she brought Juvia’s feelings up as a topic. It’s nice to know that Gray is aware of them, but I honestly doubt that the two of them will ever be a couple. While I do ship them, I think Juvia’s crazy fangirl tendencies are hilarious, so they’ll probably be running gags of this series for a long time. But I could be wrong!
It seems like there was no new opening or ending sequence this week. A commenter pointed out that we’ll see the new sequences in February and that seems quite accurate for now. So next week’s episode will most likely still have the current sequence. I’m really looking forward to that episode. Whenever Natsu is angry, I feel so excited! And it seems like it’s Erza’s turn to fight in the tournament. She can do nothing but impress so I’m expecting something epic!