OP14: 「フェアリーテイル〜約束の日へ〜」 (FAIRY TAIL: Yakusoku no Hi e) by 米倉千尋 (Yonekura Chihiro)
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「100対1」 (100 tai 1)
“100 to 1”
Here is TITANIA! Wow, I have goosebumps all over me. I remember this part was one of the most epic ones I’d read in the manga, and I doubted I’d experience the same kind of feeling when I’d see this in the anime. I was right. It wasn’t the same; it was even more epic in the anime. This episode completely blew my mind, and it’s not because of the girls being insanely impressive. Just seeing how FAIRY TAIL gloriously took over the arena was enough to make me cry. The audience’s reactions mirror the ones I had pretty well.
I’m not sure which one is more impressive, Erza or Cana? The thing is, while Erza truly outdid herself by taking down one hundred monsters on her own, I expected her to win. She is the ace of her team and it would be strange for her to lose. She’s simply one of those characters who are supposed to shine. That doesn’t mean that her battle wasn’t impressive, because it truly was. All Erza’s themes were playing in the background as she triumphantly slew all the monsters, and when “Saigo no Mahou” could be heard, I really felt my heart race. Erza is a magnificent character and she truly impressed me today. I’m very happy that the Pandemonium event was fully animated, not just so the gap between the manga and the anime becomes larger, but also because it improves the flow of the story.
As for Cana’s brilliant performance, I absolutely loved every moment of the MPF event. Perhaps she was the most impressive one today because you normally don’t expect much from her. While it’s debatable whether or not she did a fair thing (technically it was Mavis’ idea), I think it was nice to see people respecting FAIRY TAIL again. I also enjoyed seeing Sabertooth’s shocked expressions. They really think too highly of themselves. Orga wasn’t even second best – he ended up being #4 in this. I’m glad that not only FAIRY TAIL beat Sabertooth, but also Lamia Scale. Jura did really well today, and I expected no less from him.
Now, the main mystery is Raven Tail. Obra’s magic was not really impressive, but then again, he didn’t use his true powers. We do know that he can block other magi’s magic, like he did during Lucy’s heart-breaking fight against Flare. I still want to see him get punched in the face for what he did that day, heck, I want everyone in Raven Tail to suffer. And lucky me – it seems like they’re up for a fight against Laxus next week. I want to see them fried!
Oh, I almost forgot, we have new OP/ED sequences now, finally! I think the opening is decent but the ending didn’t really impress me. But who cares? The episode itself was one of the best ones of this arc so far, in my opinion that is. I hope to see more awesomeness next week.
ED14: 「We’re the stars」 by 愛美 (Aimi)
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