Jura is the boss!
I wish Mashima would stop teasing us with chapters like this one. It’s quite hard to think of anything to write about this week. Personally I prefer chapters focusing on one battle instead of all of them. This was a bit too all over the place for me and quite uneventful. But still, there were some great moments in it, especially for Jura. I’m glad to see a character from another guild getting some of the limelight.
To me Jura has always been an impressive person. He is kind, caring, fair, and also strong. Most of the other guilds are strong but their members are usually just there for the sake of comedy somehow. So it’s nice to see someone different. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the “funny” characters can’t be cool either, or strong, because they totally can. But it’s quite nice to have a character that is serious as well.
Seeing how Jura took down Orga with one shot left me smiling. I really like seeing when characters who overestimate themselves are defeated. And this was just not a normal defeat, it was glorious! I’ve been enjoying seeing Sabertooth members fall, one by one. Now, it’s Minerva’s turn. Well, not really, but I wish. It’s a bit worrying to see her play around with Erza like that, however, seeing how Minerva has been victorious throughout this tournament, it would be quite natural to see someone finally defeat her. Hopefully soon! But what worries me more than Minerva is actually Sting. He has been quiet for too long and considering that his friend’s life is at risk here, I expect him to be a threat.
Someone I don’t expect to be a threat is Lyon. His and Chelia’s fight against Gray and Juvia is totally made for shipping! I am going to go into fangirl mode if I keep rambling about them so I won’t. But before I stop, I am definitely expecting an amazing Unison Raid between Gray and Juvia!
Anyway, enough about others. What we have ahead of us now is a battle between two fierce “gladiators”. I have no idea who is going to win, but I want to see Laxus as the winner in this, probably because I’m a biased FAIRY TAIL fan. But I wouldn’t mind seeing Jura win either because he is a respectable mage and a very strong one on top of that. Whatever happens, I’m sure it will be exhilarating and great! I’m really looking forward to next week’s chapter where we’ll most likely see the continuation of Jura and Laxus’ battle.