“Holy Big Jugs Batman” – while Lucy was marveling at Flare’s infectious smile, my eyes were zeroed in onto her magnificent boobie goodness. I’m not going to apologize for responding to my red-blooded instincts and let’s not kid ourselves – I can’t be the only one who had a silly grin on my face when such a shameless attempt of fanservice entered our sights. Mashima sensei has always been more than charitable in his ecchi effort – I don’t pretend to speak for everyone, but I’ll be damned if I don’t give Flare’s exquisite buxomness some well-earned applause. Flare might not be the prettiest girl out there – but surely, she has made a name for herself with that stylishly curvaceous figure, whether it’s her luscious cleavage or those dazzling hips! It doesn’t look like Flare is going to become a new member of Fairy Tail at the imminence – she has only just reconciled with her family at Sun Village and I don’t think she’ll be too keen to set out on a new journey this soon. Fairy Tail’s latest mission was, as expected, a blazing success, and with this achievement, they have probably made an ally out of the giants at Taiyou Village. This particular story arc was somewhat shorter than what I had in mind, and it’s all probably just a setup for the big-time extravaganzas to come – a stepping stone to bring Tartarus, the last of the Balam Alliance, into the current narratives! Atlas Flame’s appearance has shed some light on some of the prevailing mysteries, but at the same time, he has also introduced several new ones – a slew of puzzlements that surround a certain Exorcist Mage, Igneel the Fire Dragon and E.N.D, the darkest of all dark magic from the Book of Zeref! Nobody knows for sure how all of that fit into the big picture – whether they’re discrete events or somehow connected through an unknown catalyst. What we do know for certain though is that Tartarus will have a role of utmost importance to play in the next story arc, and its Kyuukimon Brigade will be right at the forefront of this incoming carnage!
Speaking of Tartarus, two of its members have made an appearance, and they have certainly proven to be quite an intrigue – first, there’s Silver, an Ice Devil Slayer Mage, who singlehandedly froze the entire Sun Village and second, we have Kyouka, a bird-like humanoid, who is putting together a large battalion of troops! Absolute Zero Silver seems to harbor an inexplicable animosity against demons – he mistook Atlas Flame for one and his Devil Slaying Magic was apparently powerful enough to put the ever-burning Eternal Flame in its place! He appears to be somewhat of a loose cannon – but there’s also a sentimental side to his character, a seeming nostalgia which has brought him to a gravesite. There’s not a whole lot that we can about Silver at this stage, but one might deduce he shares a certain connection with those who are experts of Ice Magic – Gray Fullbuster, Lyon Vastia and even the deceased Ur and her daughter Ultear! Silver is presumably an authoritative figure of the underworld, and he was the one who sent both Minerva and Doriate to Sun Village – what their original mission was hasn’t been made entirely clear, but it does seem like everything that has happened thus far leads us back to Tartarus. Minerva has found herself in a toe-to-toe confrontation with Kyuukimon’s Kyouka, and Succubus Eye has seemingly been wiped out by the very same person. Kyouka’s Reinforcement Magic is nothing like Ultear’s Second Origin Release – it is a rather peculiar ability that turned those who are unworthy of her reinforcement into little black strips of paper! I highly doubt the same wretched fate would befall Minerva, and it seems very likely that she will become a part of Tartarus – giving her a chance to brazen it out and go up against Fairy Tail in the incoming clash! Kyouka has hinted at an imminent battle of epic proportion – I have no idea what does it entail, but I’m pretty sure Fairy Tail would like to have a say in this before all is said and done. The preface has been laid out – Mashima sensei clearly has a much more elaborate story to tell and needless to say, I can’t wait to see what awaits Erza and Co. in the coming weeks!
- “Tadaima” – I… I can’t stop staring at her boobs! I tried, but I just can’t…
- “It’s hot! Gray, cool me down” – Did it occur to Lucy that stripping might help?
- The many faces of Minerva – pissed off, scared, surprised and just being her evil self. She’s damn hot alright!
- Who has the better ass? – Kyouka or Flare? I think I like Flare’s better. Gosh, I’m gonna miss her so much when we bid her farewell.
- “Don’t let the darkness corrupt you!” – Take a hint Erza! Minerva likes being a bad girl, the dark side is so much more fun!
- Dragon Slayer, God Slayer and now Devil Slayer? – What’s next… Boob slayer? Mashima sensei is clearly running out of ideas.
- Silver looks pretty badass – I wonder if he’s Ur’s lover. It could explain why he harbors such intense hostility toward demons.
- The Eternal Flame is still burning? – I thought it would have gone kapoof when Atlas Flame’s spiritual presence vanished.
tl;dr: @SeishunRC – #FairyTail 353 to 354: Holy Big Jugs Batman! I can’t help but stare at her boobs. #Manga