Written by Shiggins
Finally, I can be more positive for once... This war arc really does feel like it has been going on for a while now, but the end is clearly getting closer as we wrap up almost all the encounters with the Spriggan 12 and move to focus on the remaining foes, although I have my doubts if August is really the only one left to be a factor in this arc.
|The second-best scene of the chapter.|
|"I'm lucky he was a weirdo", says the girl with her tits hanging out during a war.|
|Anyone else went right to the Fairy Tail Wiki after he popped up? Just me? I'm a bad reviewer...|
|I want one. I want one now... for science.|
Atop the church stands August, who has now seen the defeat of every member of the Spriggan 12 except for himself. August is angry, so he prepares to annihilate the entire town but suddenly... Gildarts! The church is destroyed and the battle of the legends begin. Meanwhile, Gray has arrived at Zeref.
|What is it with old men appearing in random locations this week? Do they just get lost? Do they need a carer?|
It's August vs Gildarts and this fight better be amazing to make up for that annoying God Serena battle. Whenever I think about Serena, I get angry and kick a small animal with big eyes so let's hope Gildarts actually has a challenge for the first time in his life.
|See? Old man! Out of nowhere!|
Speaking of Ajeel, that was the best thing I'd seen all year from Fairy Tail. While it was far too rushed, scenes depicting the damage of war for everyone and showing that there can be no true winner is very mature and keeps me far more invested than any bullcrap Irene came out with over the past few weeks. People with an actual education know that war is never the answer and is full of tragedy, and its a theme I would love to see explored more in the finale of this arc.
Next week is two chapters, most likely starting with Gray vs Zeref until Natsu arrives. It'll be interesting to see how Gray's conversation with Zeref will go, considering he knows about Natsu's connection to Zeref and won't want to kill his best friend (despite what a recent battle between them might have suggested).
Lastly, bets on August being the only Spriggan 12 member to do anything for the rest of the arc should be very low. Brandish, Invel... Hell, maybe even Ajeel might have more to do before Zeref falls.
Manga Rating: 3.5/5
Character of the Week: Ajeel for introducing us to a scene that highlights the pain of war.
Best Part: War sucks.
Worst Part: Another easy win for Gildarts?
|Huge wasted opportunity to not show Juvia staring at Lucy hatefully here.|
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