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Fairy Tail Chapter 396: Air, Review and Commentary

This week we had a chapter... on a Tuesday! Which was nice I guess, but it caught me totally of guard.. ( ._.) anyway, the cover! Levy looks beautiful and kawaii as fuck on it, so congrats for that, Mashima! Now, on to the chapter:

Lucy facepalms at Natsu and Gajeel fighting with each other and Juvia mumbling "love rival" in her sleep, and I can only sympathize with her because that's how I feel about it tbh. Thankfully, Torafusa is done with all this shit and utilizes a spell called Tenchi Kaimei, which summons a black river to engulf all his opponents and allies.

Somehow, the water also got to Levy. That part got me confused, to be honest, because we had no inclination that Levy was still on Tartarus, and it was kind of presumed that all FT members minus Natsu & co. departed to go find Lumen Histoire or some shit. Anyway, despite the rushing waves and being underwater, she manages to hear Gajeel's voice. It's the power of love, I tell you.

Anyway, Lucy and Natsu are out, because according to Torafusa the water's poisoned and it will kill you in 5 minutes after you swallow it. So Gajeel gets squashed by the Demon, grasping for some air, but just before he faints Levy arrives and breathes some air into his mouth, effectively restoring his senses! Well, shippers will probably call it a kiss, but you actually have to blow air in the other's mouth, so it's essentially different from a kiss. Science is unwelcome from shippers, though, so let's just call it a kiss for their sake ( ._.)

So yeah, Torafusa then attempts to hurt Levy but Gajeel saves her and the battle resumes. Next chapter is called Steel, so I guess that one will be a Gajeel-centric chapter too. And that's where the chapter ends.

The Good

  • The cover
  • Uh, Torafusa not being a pushover I guess?

The Bad

  • Not necessarily bad, but Levy being there and not appearing until just now was... not my cup of tea I suppose.

Final Verdict

For those of you who know me, you probably know that he's one of my least favorite FT members, and frankly I don't really care about him, so I may be biased, but this chapter felt really short to me, and it didn't really get me excited for the next one either. I just want this and Natsu's fights to end as fast as possible to get to something more interesting. For GaLe shippers, though, this chapter was probably the shit, so good for you guys I guess.

Raven's Ratings: Chapter 396
Art 10/10
Story 6/10
Fight 6/10
Chapter 6/10
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So, uh, FT was alright I guess. Bleach was... good? It seems undead Hitsugaya is more badass than the mortal one. Also, I hope Ikkaku and Yumichika are not dead. RIP Obito, may you stay dead this time ^_^ also, Kakashi looks badass! I want to see Robin fight more in OP, and I hope this time she will. Those sentences more or less conclude my thoughts on the big 3 this week. What about you? Let me know in the comments!

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