One of the many things I have always loved about Fairy Tail is how well it blends witticism and fanservice into its storyline, no matter how acute and intense the moment in question is. The supposed Catfight of the Year, one that pits Erza against Minerva, didn’t exactly turn out the way I have expected – there was no grand display of badassery and no sign of catty verbal jabs. There was, however, the return of a certain feature, a highlight that is bound to inspire a paroxysm of shrills and “Kyaaaa” among the fanboys! Yes, the cute little loli’s have made a comeback and this time, every single one of them – Erza, Lucy, Flare, Wendy, Charle and even Minerva ojou sama – has been reverted back to their puerile stature! Mashima sensei sure knows how to please his fans, our desires, every little minutia of it, have almost always been granted without fail – we now have a complete collection of each and every loli, and all the fans who were disgruntled by the lack of just that can finally get off to sleep! As always, the comedic moments were just spot-on – and I especially enjoyed the shameless little exchange between Lucy and Flare, a silly tète-à-tète that brought a chuckle to my face. “Blondie, you’re really cute” – what an unapologetic attempt to compliment each other and yes, they do look pretty darn adorable! I’m also increasingly convinced Flare is head over heels in love with Lucy – and if she does, indeed, become a new addition to Fairy Tail, I have no doubt she’ll make an excellent yuri stalker, giving Juvia a good run for her money!
Erza might not have had her moment of badassery this week – but Gray Fullbuster sure as hell did! Gray is clearly not as powerful of a combatant as Erza or Natsu – the latter two have emerged victorious in practically every bout, “overpowered”, invincible and pretty much undefeated! Gray, on the other hand, has succumbed to more than his fair share of whoopass – he’s not nearly as almighty, but that also makes him infinitely more relatable, a human character who we can all sympathize with. His strive and courage are surely beyond doubt – and to see him snatch his victory from the jaws of defeat was, without question, an immensely rewarding experience. Indeed, Doriate has gone down in defeat – but as it turns out, there’s a caveat to Gray’s triumph and it might not be a clear-cut bull’s eye that we all thought it was. The gate to Hell has been opened – what that means is anyone’s guess, but the latest revelation can in no way be construed as a welcome relief! Needless to say, there’s bound to be waves of commotion and drama before all the dust is finally settled – the ice magic that Gray channeled through him, one that looks just like an electric shock, was probably the key trigger for the most recent hooplas. Its connection to Deliora, and by extension Zeref, has been hinted at more than once and who knows – the Killing Mage, might even graced us with his appearance, an advent that will most definitely get me all hyped-up!
- Shota with dynamite abs and loli with cleavages – Mashima sensei has a way with his fanservice and he sure is very kind!
- “Blondie, you’re really cute ufufu~” – So shameless, yet so adorable! Those two would make such a cute couple.
- If Flare and Lucy keep this up, I might even consider jumping ship – Sorry about that, Natsu. It’s yuri for the win!
- Minerva can barely fit into her jacket! – Can you even hate someone who has such an adorable face?
- “Kyaaaaaa!” – Who needs a twin-tail loli when you have a chibi-loli? That oughta send all the lolicon over the edge!
- “Om nom nom” – Gotta love their what-the-hell expressions!
tl;dr: @SeishunRC – #FairyTail 350: Blondie, you’re really cute! I see loli & shota everywhere… #Manga