「小さな拳」 (Chiisana Kobushi)
“A Small Fist”
Wendy VS. Chelia is definitely one of my favourite battles now. I praised it last week, and I’ll do it again today. I thought this episode was amazing! Ignoring the short summaries that were randomly distributed all over the episode, I thought everything was great. While the brief recap moments might be a bit redundant, it only makes sense to have them considering how close the anime and manga are to each other. I do wish that the battles would be extended though, or maybe, the characters could do something funny? Oh well, I won’t complain too much because I absolutely loved this episode.
I’m surprised to find myself loving Wendy so much. To me, she has always been the adorable character of FAIRY TAIL, and I never found her particularly interesting compared to the other ones in her team. But like her character development, my love for her has become much greater now. I thought the flashback from when we first saw her was inserted in a great way. It reminded me of how much she has grown. Wendy is everything FAIRY TAIL stands for – she has gone from being a timid girl to a strong and independent one – all thanks to her nakama. Perhaps Wendy is the character who has been growing more than anyone else. Her development is the one that is most visible compared to other people’s. That’s something I really love about her, and it’s also something that shows how great FAIRY TAIL is as a guild, because they’re the reason she managed to come so far. Ah, I love FAIRY TAIL so much, both the series and the guild!
While I was hoping that Wendy would win, the result of the battle does not disappoint me because I find Chelia to be a respectable person who also deserves winning. The battle ended in the sweetest way possible and I really loved seeing two opponents ending up as friends. I’m sure we’ll see more of these two in future arcs.
Leaving that, the second half dived into more seriousness. A cloaked person has showed up, the same one that can be seen in the opening sequence. Zeref’s magic is involved here, and let’s not forget that Arcadios mentioned Zeref when he was planning to do something with Eclipse… The plot thickens! And Zeref is not the only “problem”. Having Jellal’s face exposed is most likely not something good, especially not in a tournament filled with enemies. Can’t Mira use her face changing magic on others? There should be easier ways to hide your identity… Oh well, luckily Jellal got away for now.
We’ve got quite a lot of things going on now – the tournament, Eclipse, Zeref, and also Lumen Histoire. Considering what “lumen” means, I believe Mavis when she says that it’s the light of FAIRY TAIL, and I am wondering what kind of light it is. Is it some sort of magic? Or is it what its name indicates – just a story? Perhaps it is some sort of record that is the foundation of FAIRY TAIL? It would only make sense for the guild’s enemies to go after that to ruin things, if it was a record that is. Whatever it is, I’m sure it’s something nice, like Mavis said. And speaking of her, call me evil, but I find the crying Mavis really adorable. I wonder how exactly Makarov and Laxus will cheer her up… Maybe give her something to drink?
Anyway, next week’s episode will focus on another battle. It involves bikinis so it’s an all-girls round. I believe this will be the first time we’ll see Minerva in the tournament. I’m sure it will be
a gorgeous an intense battle!