I must confess – I am sorely disappointed at Zirconis and his failure to strip Mira nee naked was downright sacrilegious! The lack of any naked girls this week – aside from Lucy – was certainly dissatisfactory, but there are a number of chapter highlights that partially made up for such a blunder, and chief of all is the grand entrance of Jellal – right at the moment when Erza needed him the most! Let me say this up front – I consider Erza and Jellal to be the best characters in Fairy Tail and I don’t think there’s any pair in this series more deserving of a happy ending than those two. The boundless appeal of Erza’s character is pretty much self-explanatory – she’s smart, sultry, badass and not to mention ridiculously hot. Jellal’s verdict, on the other hand, might not be as clear-cut and I suspect there’s a wide divergence in the fan base as regards the depiction of his character. No question, my strong interest in Jellal is a direct extension of my infatuation for Erza and to a lesser extent, his similarity to Sieg Hart – who is my favorite character in RAVE. It’s utterly beyond doubt that he cares for Erza deeply, but what makes Jellal especially noteworthy in this large cast is the character profundity that he has displayed since the unfortunate events at the Tower of Heaven – he’s trying his very best to atone for the grave missteps of his past and presumably, that would entail a certain exculpation from Millianna and perhaps even Kagura. To say this confrontation was a long time coming might be an understatement, but if the Oración Seis arc is any indication, I’m more than confident in Mashima sensei’s ability to deliver, not only a battle of grandiosity, but also some heartfelt moments to go along with the unexpected convergence – and hopefully, this will free Kagura from the pain that Simon’s demise has caused her and put an end to the cycle of hate at last!
As for the other major order of business, there wasn’t any big surprise – with the exception of the missing naked girls – in the battle with the Jade Dragon, but even I have to admit Zirconis has quite a pitching arm – one that allowed him to send Lucy’s boobs right into Natsu face with pinpoint accuracy! There were several great comedic moments in this chapter that managed to draw a chuckle or two out of me, but the gag that particularly stood out is, of course, the boob-groping scene – cover your eyes instead, you perv! One of the things that I love most about Fairy Tail is the great chemistry that the characters share and I don’t think there’s any question that those two are fantastic together – yes, I’m shipping Natsu and Lucy very hard! It seems like Lucy’s monologues has somehow inspired Natsu to conjure up an idea that could help him defeat future-Rogue – what that may be is anyone’s guess, but based on what Lucy said before Natsu’s eureka moment, I have a certain suspicion it might involve either feeding the dragons or taming them through some unknown means. Then there’s also the question of what will Lucy find in her future-self‘s journal, and perhaps that might offer further insights into what exactly happened in the future and how did future-Rogue become the person he is today!
tl;dr: @SeishunRC – #FairyTail 331: Natsu no ecchi – cover your eyes instead, you perv! Jellal makes his grand entrance #Manga