First of all, the cover. We haven't got a non-fanservice cover for a long time now. It's just....Natsu being Natsu. Not that this is bad, but I had to comment on it.
Now,for the review...Natsu and the rest return and report to Fairy Tail and we get no explanation about Erza's whereabouts on the last two chapters. They then think about how they will set Lucy free, despite Natsu's complains about directly attacking the King.
Anyway, we then see some Lucy and Yukino together in prison. Yukino explains her background, about how her beloved sister was taken away by the followers of Zeref, and that she wants to defeat Zeref in order to get her revenge, and maybe change the future and have her sister not taken away. Yukino also explains her doubts about the Eclipse Plan and confesses that she is not sure it should happen.
Meanwhile...all the guilds gather for the last day's event. Sabertooth's entry is the most suspicious of them all, as Sting and Rogue are apparently calm (why does Rogue hide his face?) and Minerva looks...well...the right word does not come to my mind, but she looks suspicious. Sting, although sad that Lector died, promises to win... And I don't get him at all. Probably Minerva had a talk with him and somehow convinced him.
Anyway, Fairy Tail enters the arena, and, much to everyone's surprise, Juvia has replaced Natsu and, FINALLY, since she is with Gray, she will be badass. Makarov explains that they will have two fronts, and use the second to try and free Lucy during the commotion of the games.
The surprise of this chapter:The second team is Natsu, Wendy, and....MIRAJANE! Finally we will see more of her. Oh, there's Happy and Carla too. Anyway, the thing is, the second team is awesome, because Mira is there.
Now, on to the question of the week. I thought I would ask about Sting, or Erza disappearing for the last chapter, or Jiemma's fate but I think I will ask about Fairy Tail and how well it will perform, now, at the peak of the GMG arc:
Personally, I liked it. A lot. We saw many characters, got some backstory on Yukino, new questions were born waiting for Mashima to answer them....I give it a 9/10. What about you? Feel free to comment!