Written by Shiggins
Out of curiosity, I did some maths. Beginning at Chapter 320, which was also my first article with this website, I have now reviewed a total of 251 chapters of Fairy Tail, thanks to Fairy Tail Zero, the Special Side Stories, the random Spin-offs by other artists, and of course the main series which ends today with this final extended chapter. And how was it? Well, let's find out together, shall we?
|After this chapter, I truly do believe that the doors are always open as well.|
|Having fun? At a celebration?! Oh the audacity! (monocle pops out from the indignation)|
|.......I think I just realised which character I am in this series.|
|I love how fanfiction writes Natsu as this smooth talking son of a bitch who confesses his love dramatically, but then the canon version...|
|From now on, I will refer to her as "Thirsty Levy". I don't know why.|
|When these characters first appeared in the Grand Magic Games arc, did you picture this being their end? I don't think you did.|
We learn that the Pumpking has abdicated and Princess Hisui has now taken the throne. For their actions in the war, Hisui rewarded Jellal and the rest of Crime Sorciere by pardoning them for their past actions and allowing them to go free to live their lives. Ever since the news of pardoning, Erza has been brushing her hair every day. Even she has a feminine side.
|Oh Cana. Always trying to stick something in Lucy's mouth. (Bow chika bow wow).|
|Show me a more perfect page in the 545 chapters of Fairy Tail than this one.|
|So long as you don't write another Franmalth book, I'm fine with you being an author again.|
|What a little fucker! If a cat does that to my future writing award, I'm punting it out the window!|
|Wow, Lucy. That's so mean. Natsu didn't mean to get you kidnapped or attacked or watch your future self die or... oh wait, you were thanking him? Okay, continue.|
Opinion: Well, that wasn't what I expected.
As I mentioned last week, I went into this chapter expecting a ten-year timeskip where everyone is married, all confessions have been skipped and the couples have had clones that they claim are their babies. We'd be left with dozens of questions, wondering what happened to Jellal and Kagura and others over the years but we'd never know because the final chapter focused on the "next generation" instead. As you can imagine, I am relieved.
|So... the answer is no then. Zera doesn't have any sort of tail. So no. No tails.|
Anyway, let's talk about the actual chapter right now, and I'm starting with what was easily my favourite scene; A reincarnated Mavis meeting a reincarnated Zeref. A perfect happy ending to an immortal couple that have always wanted to be together, finally getting a fresh start with their sins erased from their minds and allowed to just be a normal duo of lovers together. None of the drama or madness or guilt of the past. They can finally be together.
|BFL - Bachelor For Life.|
And yes, I giggled like a fangirl on a sugar high when Levy whispered to Gajeel. GAJEEL GOT LAID! Or is going to get laid. I'm not sure if Levy is pregnant or if she wants to get pregnant, but Levy had a tear in her eye so I'm betting she's already been going at it with Gajeel over this year. In fact, those two must have been having tons of fun. Oh the images... the images involving Gajeel's piercings...
|This might be one of my personal favourite confessions ever.|
If I had to give the finale one big flaw, it would be the ambiguous nature behind a few decisions. Now, one could argue that this is actually favourable since it leaves us room to speculate until the series comes back, and if it doesn't come back then we've got plenty to play with and work on ourselves. Would I have loved to see Gray kiss Juvia? Of course. Would I have liked to know what the 100 Year Quest was? You're damn right I would. But a finale can only give me so much, and I just have to hope that we can explore this series again in some shape or form. Film, anime, manga... Whatever it is.
|I like to think that they're going to get Aquarius' key back with this quest. That answers my biggest question.|
|...THE FLOWERS ARE FROM JELLAL!|
Manga Rating: 4/5
Character of the Finale: "Zeref" and "Mavis" for their meet-cute.
Best Part: A happy ending for an immortal couple.
Worst Part: Unanswered questions. We all have a few.
The Fairy Tail anime will return in 2018, as confirmed by Hiro Mashima himself!
To the Readers
On a last note, I personally just want to say my thanks to everyone who has read these reviews and articles over the days, weeks, months or even years since I began writing on this blog. Coming to the end of Fairy Tail has really made me appreciate how many people actually came to read my words, and it is almost staggering as I see the thousands of views my chapters have gotten.
Honestly, I can't thank you all enough. I truly can't. Every view, every person, has made doing this worth it. And while Fairy Tail might be finished, I am not. I hope you all stick around as I begin my next batch of weekly reviews, and if this is the end of our time together, then I just want you to know I can never express my gratitude enough for you all making me feel heard.
One last time, because I can write whatever I want and you all deserve it; Thank you.
|Ah... Somewhat creepy beginnings.|
Born under the stars of the Dark Gods, Shiggins owns the power of the Great Eye and is utterly magnificent in his omniscience. If you dare to discover more about someone as great as him, then go ahead. And to all my friends and family members, YOU are wrong and I should be disappointed! Not the other way round!,. You can find out about him or ask him stuff on ask.fm/shigginsishere or go to his tumblr page http://otakugajeel.tumblr.com/