Now, as you all know, this page is now run by me, Carrot, and I think you will agree with me that this page is read by nobody as it is possibly the worst and most boring idea for an "article" ever and you all probably flick to it, go "Aww shiz, Tech Updates", quickly scroll down and then up without reading anything and then move on :P Cause that's what I did XD
So, to make this article a little more interesting (or at least to get you guys to read it, because actually writing it now, some of the stuff I found out was kinda interesting as I didn't even know it occurred on the Wiki this month) I have decided to shake things up a bit and make a game~!
The rules are simple: Mixed within all of the technical updates below are 5 that aren't correct. Your job is to find them ^___^ To make it easier because this is everybody's first time I'll give you a big hint: 3 technical updates are slightly incorrect and 2 are completely false :)
SoooOOoooOOoo~~ GAME START!! First person to correctly get all five and type them into their comment in the comments section of this blog gets a prize~!! :) A... very... nice... prize that I'll figure out at some point in time. Rest assured it will be awesome though!!
This month's Sexiest Mage Alive is Loke. He's a Celestial Spirit and former Mage of Fairy Tail that employs Regulus as his main form of Magic. His real name is Leo, but he switched to Loke when he was banished from the Celestial Spirit World.
(Loke to Natsu Dragneel & Gray Fullbuster)"I'm afraid those days are long over, now that Lucy is my owner. When Lucy's in trouble, I'll gallantly show up. After all, I'm her knight in shining armor."
How can you resist my smile?
If you want to get laid...possess Loke
Even my silhouette is a panty dropper.
Sexiest Mage Alive Schedule
Who do you think should be January's Sexiest Loli Alive? O_O
This month's Ugliest Mage Alive is Josa. He's the former Guild Master of Phantom Lord, and his main form of Magic is Darkness Magic. He's a very powerful combatant and even managed to hold his own with Makarov for a moment or two. He's a hideous old man who, despite his power, is obviously very sensitive in the genital area because when he was kicked in his "Magic Orbs" by Lucy Heartfilia, he was incapacitated for several minutes.
(Jose Porla to Makarov)"You expect the number-one guild in the country to bow down to you?!"
Hey guys, this is Reli. Don't trust what Carry has been saying. I'm nice to her. She is with me willingly. I feed her everyday and keep her safe. Plus, I let her live in my basement. I'm nice. The chains are just for safety so she doesn't hurt herself. She isn't allowed to see daylight because she can be burned. I'm just trying to keep her safe. I'm nice. Don't listen to her. I'm just looking out for what's best for her. And what's best for her, is sitting in a desk in my basement writing This Month in the Anime all month. I'm so nice. Carry isn't nice. Even after everything I do for her, she still goes and writes secret letters to you that she doesn't want to be here. She lies. I'm nice. She is just too shy to admit how much she loves me. I get it. Girls are shy sometimes. But I still love her. I'm so nice. Every time I give food to her, she tries to stab me with a pen or pencil. She isn't nice. But, I am nice. She has tried hitting me with a lot of things and she has even tried biting me. But I get it. She is just shy about her feelings. She wants me so bad. I'm so nice. Unfortunately, ever since she stabbed me in the leg I've had to chain her hands to the floor before feeding her. She keeps saying stuff about how her friends and family will come looking for her, but I'm so nice that I've killed them so she doesn't have to be scared they'll come. So nice. So yeah guys, don't worry about her secret messages. She is fine here with me. I'm keeping her safe. I'm so nice :)
I seem to have this obsession with owls right now ( .__.) Bear with it...
WEEK 5 OF CONFINEMENT:I'M SO NICE :)
Okay... we open the last month of 2012 with Lucy vs. Flare!! Well, to start off and not appear slightly biased later on, I really liked this fight in the manga... as it proved that sometimes the person who deserves to win doesn't, as well as the fact that I was actually happy Fairy Tail fell for once, despite Lucy being incredibly sad afterwards. However! Onwards!!
We open with a recap of Gray's little whine at people being mean to him... and then the opening... (.__. ) ( .__.) (.__. ) Am I the only one who copies the hand motions and says "Oh.Oh" when team QP are in the opening XD *sees everyone staring at her like an idiot* ... ... ... FUOH!!
So, first is Arcadios' little scene. I'm sorry... but I am really annoyed with Capricorn's voice actor being chosen to play him too. It's just that every time I hear Arcadios now I'm waiting for him to go "meeeeh"... not cool! >:(
Anyways... we get back to what this ep is really all about: Lucy vs. Flare!!
I have to say, the little opening section when Lucy calls forth both Taurus and Scorpio was done very well in my opinion. Everything seemed really smooth and well laid out. In fact the only thing stopping it from being perfect was the fact that the anime team didn't show us Taurus and Scorpio's new outfits... I mean...
Why did they have to leave that out?? Scorpio in particular looked so cool in the manga...
Whatever though right? Moving on... Flare pulls out that awesome wolf/hair/Idunnowhatthefuck move and Lucy summons Cancer (also new outfit-less) to counter it. Good job Lucy, though I have to ask... ლ(ಠ益ಠლ) Y U NO KEEP CANCER OUT!? I mean... just get the crab to cut off all of her hair. Then it's problem solved, Lucy wins, all of this is over in 5 seconds...
...but of course that doesn't happen...
Flare grabs Lucy with her hair and Lucy grabs Flare with her Fleuve d'whatevers and suddenly they are both sprung into the air, flipping head over heels over and over again whilst Flare burns Lucy's feet??
It was just too funny to not... I mean... *shakes head* Yeah... I have no idea what that was.
Eve and Hibiki fill in the time needed for the episode by recapping past events that nobody really cares about and dropping the filler arc in so people who didn't watch it will just be confused... but I like it that the filler was added this way in the ep. On a scale of better filler to crap-ass filler, it was on the better end.
Flare unleashes... NEW SOUND TRACK WOOH!! XD I loved the music in this ep and I am just loving it in general. Oh, have I mentioned that Flare's voice actor also did a great job too?? No?? Well, thumbs up to her as well, she was awesome for the whole ep.
Properly now... Flare unleashes... SECRET BITCH ATTACK!!, which relies on the idea that everyone in the audience is completely stupid and impossibly blind... but hey, it worked, so Flare played her cards right ;D Flare then taunts Lucy with her boobs... which is easy, seeing as they are about the same size as her head and then Lucy gets flipped around a bit whilst the crowd remains blind but wonders what the hell is happening...
To summarise it was pretty much: Whipwhipwhipwhipwhipwhipwhip... FlareFlareFlareFlareFlareFlareFlare... Whipwhipwhipwhipwhipwhipwhip... FlareFlareFlareFlareFlareFlareFlare... Whipwhipwhipwhipwhipwhipwhip... FlareFlareFlareFlareFlareFlareFlare... Whipwhipwhipwhi-
Everyone: OKAY!! WE GET IT!! D:< Carrot: Okay... sheesh... I was just trying to make a point about the repetitiveness...
Then we get to the branding, and again, this was nicely done... though, again, I have to wonder what battle the audience is watching. Elfman says "Lucy's acting weird" whilst watching her about to get branded? Well, no shit Elfman, what do you think somebody does when they are about to be painfully assaulted...?? *shakes head* Luckily Natsu comes to the rescue, proving that maybe he is one of the smarter characters... ... ... Okay... no... everyone else is just really really really dumb in this case... Anyways, he ruins Flare's secret bitch attack and Lucy springs into action! >:)
She summons Gemini!! Yay!! My sign :P They turn into her and provide fanservice for everyone and despair for Mavis, who wishes she had boobs... but that's not important!! What is important is that they cast Urano Metria!!
Am I the only one who didn't like this?? I mean, the talking seemed a little off... the music a little off... the actions a little off... the look of the spell a little off... I really liked it against Angel (I still go back to watch it every now and again ;D) but here... I think it fell flat :/
That doesn't matter though, because Raven Tail cancel the spell and everything goes to crap for Lucy as she falls to the ground.
This is a sad moment... and I feel really bad for Lucy here... but luckily Natsu comes and says some sweet things and then we get to move on... TO JURA VS. JELLAL~!! ERMAHGEWD!! I AM SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS MATCH >:D They'd better do it nicely @__@ because despite the crappy outcome my Jellal deserves the best <3
WEEK 6 OF CONFINEMENT:I'M SO NICE :)
Woohoo~!! We get into the second little section of the first days battles, but not before Natsu gets the idea to perv on Lucy in the shower... (wait...that sounds familiar... ಠ_ಠ) and comments that the whole Games really gets your blood pumping. I agree Natsu, except when they are animated so badly by the anime team...
Anyways, battle 2 is Ren V Arania, but before I get into that I've been meaning to say for some time but Jenny's voice really annoys me. I mean, it's so cute and tehehehe-ish, when I was expecting it to be very bitchy and kinda muahaha-ish...
Everyone: Carrot, we have no idea what you're talking about... Carrot: T^T Fine, be that way...
Soooo... where was I? Ah, Ren V Arania. Well, nothing much happens here, but I think it was done well. Well, I didn't like that the people in Lamia Scale's viewing box kept appearing and disappearing, or that Sherry's shirt is still animated stupidly so her breasts are basically uncovered, or Ren, because I just hate him, or that Arania's spells didn't look like web but something that I will not go into because we have many younger, innocent users on this Wiki... However, Ren pulls a pretty awesome looking spell and wins, whilst Erza goes on about Ichiya being strong... the first time I believe Erza has said something truly stupid.
Third battle start! We get War Cry from QP, who sounds like he's eaten sawdust or is trying to impersonate Batman or has a very loud stomach (or some combination of the three) against ORGA!! KYAAAA~!!! I LOVE ORGA!! He is seriously my favourite Sabertooth member!! * ^ * He is so cool and I loved this scene where he owns War Cry in the manga... it'll be so cool here right!? Right!?
The two meet, War Cry starts the battle with his tears >___> and here Orga goes!! He's raising his arm!! He has that look in his eyes! Here is comes!!
BLACK LIGHTNING- NING- NING- NING - NING - NING - NING -
What the fuck?? ಠ_ಠ
Since when was Fairy Tail animated by a 5 year old?? (Don't answer that)... but more importantly... BLACK LIGHTNING... ლ(ಠ益ಠლ) WHY U NO BLACK!?
I swear, I don't get these animators a lot of the time, but I at least thought they'd be able to get one awesome spell correct >__>
Oh... I forgot to mention though... before this fight we got to see Frosch again * ^ * Gosh, I adore that stupid Exceed :3 Oh... and we also got a long rant from Rogue about how the fight was not going to be interesting and he only wants Gajeel. Well Rogue...
Seriously... can't the man talk about anything else?? :<
Whatever though... War Cry gets dragged off the field and Orga sings us a song, which was brilliant XD His voice actor was well chosen ;D I mean, he does voice other characters but at least I don't associate him with other characters... *glances at Arcadios >__>*
Butbutbutbutbut!! The final battle approaches!! JELLAL VS. JURA~!!! XD Ohmygollygollygoshness!! I remember when these chapters came out and I fangirled over Jellal so much * ^ * Good memories :) The only annoying thing was the outcome of the battle, but despite that I really liked seeing these two pitted against each other... it was awesome while it lasted...
So... Jellal and Jura take to the field... Jura says something that I kinda ignored cause I was focussing on Jellal and then Jellal speaks (in his glorious voice) about how he wants to win for Fairy Tail, whilst I do a mix between
this: and this:
because he is just so perfect and flawless and amazing and out of this world and sexy and brilliant and hot and charming and... *notices everyone leaving* :<
I- I- I- I mean... the battle starts!!! *everyone comes back* But before that we get Erza being worried because she cares for Jellal's safety because she loves him and Ultear (Grrrr) and Meredy also express their concerns, Ultear not wanting Jellal to show off in front of Erza and blow his cover. Will Jellal listen? Of course not! He's a man! That requires that he demonstrate his awesomeness to Erza at all times (not hard for him seeing as he is always awesome) not that I'm complaining :P
Okay... so we get the halfway mark cut (do-do-do-do-do-do-dum-diddly-diddly-dum-dum) and thank heavens we do because it allows Mystogan's Theme to be played as Jellal goes on the offensive :) I LOVE this song... it is seriously one of my favourites and if you do not watch the anime you are seriously missing out of something great. As such, here is a link to a youtube video... LISTEN!! NOW!! It just fits Jellal and the start of this battle perfectly :D
So, as this awesomeness rings in your ears, Jellal and Jura go for the attack. Both pull some cool spells which were animated quite nicely *glances at Black Lightning >__>* and Jura starts to get an edge because Jellal is limiting himself to only replicating Mystogan's Magic. My baby sure is talented, isn't he? ^___^
Deciding to go offensive Jellal begins to use his own Magic, blows are exchanged and then Mystogan's Theme ends, leaving me wondering what will come next. And oh my gosh, it's as if the animators are reading my mind, because they dish out another one of my favourite OST's, one that is unfortunately still not released, but amazing none-the-less. It's the one that played when Erza fought Azuma, so I am just calling it "song that plays whenever Erza or Jellal do something awesome" :)
Jura casts a spell to defend against one of Jellal's larger attacks (which looked a little lame in the anime, but who cares when the music makes it so damn epic) and realises who Jellal is whilst Jellal decides to screw all and go all out, moving to cast SEMA!! * ^ *
Well, everything starts to go dark and cool and new music kicks in and shit's about to get real and Jura's going to lose (you have to admit, if the attack had hit, Jura would most likely have fallen) and everything is going to be awesome...
... Oh wait, no it's not... because Ultear is going to intervene and pull some crap with peppers she got from the middle of nowhere and totally ruin all of the epicness (though I have to admit Jellal was very kawaii when he was laughing :3)
So, Jellal falls and we are all meant to have a great big laugh right??
No... I don't think so... I'm still angry that these two awesome Mages were pitted against each other and didn't even get a proper fight >:(
However, this ep has Carla awakening from her prophecy and Levy doing a slow and actually rather creepy voice-over narration that just dragged me straight back into the mystery of the Games and everything to do with it :) Looking forward to this in the manga so bad ^___^
WEEK 7 OF CONFINEMENT:I'M SO NICE :)
What does Fairy Tail do after a crushing defeat during the first day? Why they go out and drink 'til they hit the floor, of course ;D
We get to see Juvia's GrayXLucy troll, which I found absolutely hilarious because I completely forgot about it until it started, and then I laughed so hard when it ended XD
So, Makarov gets on the table and gives a little speech with the help of awesome music, and then FT parties... and I die inside...
"Why?" you might ask... well... THE STUPID ANIME CUT ANOTHER CUTE LITTLE JELLALERZA MOMENT!! D:< Everyone is meant to be happy and then Erza is meant to look out the window to where Jellal is sitting on the roof. Cute right?? Apparently NOT according to the animators, because they just showed Jellal and no Erza which completely ruined the point of the shot. GrrrRRrrRrrRRRrrrrRRrrr~~ these animators are such JellalErza fangirl trolls >:(
Arcadios interrupts to do/say boring things that I zoned out for and then we are back at the bar, Natsu is on a table and Max is on the floor, his beloved broom missing from his ass due to censorship... poor fellow...
As Gajeel stirs up Laxus and Freed tries to jump in to save his beloved, some guy approaches Cana and challenges her to a drinking contest, leaving us all thinking
but pretty intrigued because Bacchus' appearance is undeniably interesting. Well, Bacchus beats Cana (now she seriously has nothing going for her in terms of personality and character) and then attacks Macao and Wakaba (very poorly animated that) before Erza shows up. The two talk, Erza mumbles the cutest "fuoh" ever heard on the planet and then the guy leaves. Well, how's that for a first appearance??
We then skip to Carla explaining her vision, which would be cool if I didn't already know what it was, which unfortunately made me just say "get on with it!" and jump ahead...
...to the second days event! Chariot! The most boring and mundane event, where Natsu, Gajeel and Sting lag far behind because of their motion-sickness... ... ... ... Wait a sec... since when did Gajeel get motion sick? And Laxus too?? And Wendy?? But that would also mean Cobra would too right??
Gajeel on the ship to Tenrou... Cobra standing on the moving Nirvana... Wendy on the train... Laxus on Grimoire Heart's airship on the ocean...
Well... pfft... those were only like minor occurrences... it's okay to completely change the nature of all of your Dragon Slayers in one odd move right Mashima?? Riiiiight ;D
That aside, everyone else is doing pretty well. The horribly animated Kurohebi is out in front, doing okay. To catch up, Yuka uses his Magic, Risley uses her gravity-altering abilities, Ichiya uses the grossest technique he can pull (nothing unusual there) and Bacchus decides to screw all and just break the chariots. Not a bad plan eh?? He then uses the worst running animation ever to overtake everyone and win, the others following after to get the top spots.
Meanwhile the DS's still lag behind and Sting decideds to be oh so smart (whilst we all scream "No Sting! NOOO!") and ask Natsu about Fairy Tail...
... *rolls eyes* Way ta go Sting... what does Natsu start doing?? Well, he starts monologuing of course!
This goes on for a stupidly long portion of the episode... Natsu ranting whilst we get a great view of him, Gajeel and Sting almost puking and the FT members crying from their noses >___>
So, skipping all this, Natsu and Gajeel get second and third last place, Sting drops out like a boss claiming he doesn't need the 1 point and FT gets some fans.
As Lucy comes out from putting Natsu into the sick bay, Flare is all bruised up and we see that dark side of Raven Tail that we knew existed but had never truly been shown. Just as sad as in the manga...
Speaking of RT though, Kurohebi (even more disgustingly animated... he doesn't look awesome creepy like he did in the manga... just... uhg... creepy due to bleck animation) is battling Toby... which starts out pretty nicely as the two exchange a few blows. Kurohebi also manages to make up for his appearance with his voice, which is the most epic thing I have heard in a long time. I LOVED it! Why did his character have to be ruined due to his appearance??
Either way, we all know the outcome of this fight, but for some reason the ep ends here and everyone who hasn't read the manga is left hanging... ah well :)
WEEK 8 OF CONFINEMENT:I'M SO NICE :)
Last review I need to do! Man, they have been long this month >.< As such, if you are reading this, I congratulate you ^___^ You get a gold star for persistence ;D Ah, what the heck, I'll try and make this one short...
After we get an annoying replay of Lucy in the infirmary, Kurohebi's awesome voice sees him winning his fight, and we get that little thing with Toby's sock, which I didn't find amusing once more this time around...
Then it's Bacchus up against somebody, and we all know who it is (cept anime-only people) ... ... ... ELFMAN!! Whoop!! The King gets pissy cause he wanted ErzaVBacchus (I actually would have preferred this too) and Macao, Wakaba and Happy hilariously claim that everything is over XD I got a laugh out of that :P
Meanwhile, Natsu awakens alone in the infirmary and finds out everyone else has been kidnapped by a bunch of weird-looking, weird-sounding guys apparently working for Raven Tail. Natsu beats them to a pulp and saves everyone >___> as... per... usual...
On the field at this time Bacchus and Elfman make a bet, Bacchus' out-rightly wrong and Elfman's out-rightly stupid, and the two fight... yada yada... etcetera etcetera, Elfman being beaten, onward... onward...
We get an explanation of Bacchus' Magic, which seemed to take a majority of the episode to explain with almost every character needing to give their opinion on it >___>
However, finally Bacchus goes all out and things get interesting. Elfman pulls out his cool looking Take-Over (nice job anime team!) and Bacchus starts to attack him with repeat-pirouet-attack (no seriously, it looked very stupid) until the two are both tired and fall to the ground. Long story short, Bacchus is defeated. I am glad about this outcome... I mean, somebody actually winning without nakama power, but a solid and logically thought out plan. A+ for you Elfman, A+.
And that ends the second battle. Cerberus is renamed Puppy as per Elfman's bet and Capricorn Arcadios lurks in dark places sounding evil.
All in all, I liked the ep, but only because of Elfman and Bacchus. Everything else just seemed like a drag, and annoyingly so.
And with this so endeth 2012~! What a great year of anime it has been and I hope for another good one in the year of the snake. Mirajane and Jenny's battle seems to be getting the full ep treatment in 163 (greaaaat, more fanservice... wooh! </sarcasm>) and then we get the amazing Yukino V Kagura battle, which I am very very very much looking forward to, as it is (so far) my favourite battle of the GMG.
Previously on Fairy Tail...
Sheesh, here we are already. A year passed by. And this article, unlike Real Tail (sorry folks) kept going for the entirety of it. That's right. Every Fairy Tail chapter which Mashima released during this passed 2012 (exception made for specials, omakes, doujinshi made by the author himself... not that many of the actual chapters aren't, to tell it all) was reviewed... or, hell, at least mentioned. Twelve issue of TMITM came out.
Don't know how you guys feel, but I'm feeling pretty proud.
Thank you for being always willing to read what I write, no matter how much shit I throw at the series (not that it doesn't deserve it most of the time, but still...).
This issue is dedicated to all my readers.
Your soul will always beWILD!!!!!!!
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I - Chapter 310: This Country of Ours
Pay attention, dear readers, for the review of this chapter has been acknowleded as "Poentially Dangerous" due to the following classification:
Continue reading at your own risk!
Thanks to Imhungry4444 for his help in pinpointing the threat.
We start back from where we'd left our Team Idiot. As Happy and Carla notice how Arcadios is fine after a nice bath in lava, Lucy, Yukino and Loke stand before Uosuke, who, in a visible homage to Max and his loved one broom, has his flag stuffed in his pants. The three get ready for what is now supposed to be a fight, and Yukino sarts off by summoning forth Pisces. Both Happy and Uosuke start drooling in excitement, but we're soon shown the different, real form of this Celestial Spirit. And that's where we start to drool in excitement, as another source of fanservice for boys joins the already crowdy crew.
Pisces' real form is again split in two, a mother and her son. The latter looks like your typical shōnen protagonist: young, muscular, wild hairdo. The former, on the other hand, doesn't look like your typical shōnen mother... Not at all. Not that I'm saying anything bad. From her looks, I hardly think her child starved as a baby... Though it's quite puzzling that she's white as ivory and that he's pitch black. What do you know... Hurray for interracial unions, yay!
As girls pray for more products of interracial unions like the trident-wielding one we have here and boys (Loke included) pray they were of another race to create such products with the aid of young Pisces' parent, the two (or should it count as one?) Spirits charge towards Uosuke, with male Pisces trying to find a motherly figure he'd be unable to fap on in Yukino as he does so. The Garou Knight readies to use his Terrain Effect: Gravity Zone, but its effects are immediately canceled by Yukino summoning Libra, who returns gravity to normal, allowing the two "fishes" to assault the foe with some wet melee attacks. Uosuke, however, emerges unscathed from the assault, and floods the area with his Terrain Effect: Whirlpool Zone, noting how fishes should stick to the sea.
What a smart idea it is to use water against two marine creatures. Man, big Sanpei, you really are something. You...
As your writer boasts about elemental weaknesses, Pisces are turned into a much smaller, harmless version of their fish form, something which, according to Yukino and much to Lucy's dismay, happens whenever they come in contact with water.
Alright... What was I saying again?
This Uosuke guy not only looks weird and has a cool Magic (I'm starting to like it more and more, even if it's likely some random thing Mashima threw in to give him Magic... Though hey, if all random things involved lava, gravity and water, I could bear with that), but is either smart and/or knowledgeable, at least to a degree. I'm sure he'll make for a hell of an opponent, and our heroes' battle with him will be long and difficult!
Lucy summons forth Aquarius using the surrounding water, and the Garou Knight pulls out a scared expression.
Let's have a look elsewhere for a moment.
Pantherlily is having difficulties dealing with Acid Guy, but the sudden memory of his training with Gajeel, of all the metal-enhanced blows he's suffered, allows him to cut through the foe's acid.
I don't think metal and acid are related, Lily...
Wendy reveals the ineffectiveness of Kosmos' Makura Kamura (it sounds like some weird sexual technique...) thanks to her Re-Raise spell, which prevented the enemy's poison from affecting her, and then readies to show the opponent the offensive power a Sky Dragon Slayer holds.
UltearxMinervaxa certain Naruto character (she arrived late at the threesome and was given a disadvantaged position, but made up for it by teaching her skills to the product of the union) is left speechless after Mirajane, after some Nakama Speech, assumes her Satan Soul form and harmlessly eats the poison from her opponent's Paper Blizzard: Green Dance as if it was a snack. I can see Cobra approving this.
Anyhow, as you might have noticed, I referred to Mirajane's speech in a lighter way than usual 'cause, I must admit, hers are usually a little better than the others', so Crap would be a bit too strong... Besides, we get to see her ass :3
Last but not least, Natsu is punching the group's leader like a sack of flour, and, when asked whether he wants to make an enemy of the entire Kingdom (mhm... Where is it I've already heard something like this? I don't know, really. "Cough" One Piece "Cough"), replies that the ones afraid to make enemies should be those crossing Fairy Tail's path.
Anyhow, you know the drill. All Garou Knights are fucked in the exact moment.
What's new is that they're sent flying towards an unique spot, where they slam against each other, at the same time giving Team Idiot the chance to reunite immediately.
Natsu then threatens the executioners to know where to find the exit. End of chapter.
Well, what to say. While I think this chapter was better than many others about "flash fights", there were some things which I didn't swallow.
Why is it that neither Scythe or Acid Guy were named?
Where was Scythe Guy's "Magic meant to kill efficently" (quoting Arcadios)? He didn't even give a single impression of being a Mage, he just swung his scythes around wildly. What kind of Magic is that supposed to be?
How come neither Kosmos or Kamika used their special abilities? When they first appeared, the first was shown emerging from the ground via a rose, and the latter materializing from many pieces of paper. What was of those skills? Though hey, Mashima forgetting about special/intangibilitytraits is nothing new.
All in all, despite those faults, the chapter was passable, and the drawings good. Two double panels showing the Garou Knights getting beaten up ratified their defeat. The cover showed Loke trying to imitate the Man with No Name.
Hell, he obviously wasn't as cool as the original... but I do appreciate the effort.
II - Chapter 311: The Country, Until Tomorrow
Alright, the chapter starts with Team Idiot searching for a way out of Mercurius' basement the Hell Palace. Arcadios is revealed to have been saved by a nice baking inside Uosuke's lava by a Jade amulet he wears, acting as a proective charm.
This makes you 100 times less awesome, you do realize that, Square Boy?
Anyhow, the group remembers how Zirconis was the Dragon of Jade, and notices that the princess' name, Hisui, also means Jade.
A mere coincidence?
While they're busy lking, Team Idiot takes it to a large door, which, before Natsu can reduce it to pieces (before actually trying to see whether it's locked), opens from the other side, revealing the hooded figure from some chapters ago standing behind it. Natsu voices our thoughts by asking who the hell she is.
Elsewhere, Princess Annoying is informed of the Garou Knights' defeat and smiles. Dalton then makes his appearance, having seen through the girl's deceptions and revealing her plan to have Arcadios, who was acting as the "face" of the Eclipse plan (which is, in fact, her idea), saved by Fairy Tail.
The Minister of Defense tries to persuade the girl to stop what she's doing, but Hisui notes how she has no other choice, and, despite a certain "someone" having had her promise to keep her mouth shut, she resolves to tell Datong about the "real" Eclipse Plan, Eclipse Plan 2: a project whose failure would cause the country to "cease to exist" the day after the current one.
It actually looks like Princess Annoying's no longer doing random things and spitting random crap. Maybe she does have a consistent role, after all. Very well, I'll let her live... for now.
Finally back to the Games, Juvia engages Chelia, as predicted by Mavis. All Juvia fans out there, however, are soon disappointed, seeing as this confrontation is only meant to gather Erza some time to face Minerva, always according to the satisifed First's calculations.
Erza makes it to the place she was pointed to, ready to face the Sabertooth Mage... only to be assulted by Kagura, much to her and Mavis' shock, and start a rapid exchange of blows with her.
On the stands Mavis, seeing her calculations fucked for good, cries like a baby. Can't say I don't enjoy it.
The First's predictions aren't completely proven wrong, however, as the clash between Erza and Kagura is suddenly interrupted by the appearance of an eerie portal which spams two arms, sending both girls to the ground, and then two legs, a waist, an almost exposed butt, a bulging torso, several thousands/hundreds of weirdly styled head hairs, revealing fabric, fur, ropes, hells made of an unspecified material, a number of internal organs and bones, millions of cells, keratin, a large quantity of blood and water...
Let's make long things short, Minerva is here.
Everyone (a now clueless Mavis included) is shocked as the duel is turned into a threesome involving the strongest female Mages taking part in the Games.
Well, guess this solves the "Who will Erza fight?" dilemma pretty well.
A pretty neutral chapter, nothing special to it. Good art. The cover showed us Rufus awake again, "remembering" how he was defeated by Fairy Tail. Reality sure hurts.
III - Chapter 312: Threesomes
Fine, the chapter picks off from where we'd last stopped, and a Mexican standoff is guaranteed. Kagura silently wonders why Erza covers for Jellal despite all the pain the latter caused her, and Minerva says she has to get rid for the two of them for Sabertooth to return on top ("Cough" fool "Cough" Laxua and Jura "Cough"). Elsewhere, while both Fairy Tail and Mermaid Heel are worried about the incoming battle and Cana smashes her boobs against Max and Warren's heads (lucky bastards), Rufus acknowledges Minerva as the strongest Mage in Sabertooth, surpassing even the Twin Dragons (though really, it shouldn't be that difficult to surpass two fellows fucked by Natsu while they were going all out).
Anxiety strikes everyone as confrontation ensues.
Well, how to riassume the following part... A free for all. Guess we might be using pictures here.
This lasts until Minerva is tired of playing...
... Traps her foes with her Ih Ragdo spell (what language is that supposed to be???)...
... And then chants out the incantation "Niel Wielg Mion Derse Elcantaeus" to activate her Yagdo Rigora spell (LANGUAGE WTF???), fearfully acknowledged by Mavis as "Yakuma's Spell of the Eighteen Gods of Battles" (NONSENSE WTF???), summoning forth a gigantic, humanoid creature, which disappears with the following, impressive blast.
Most of the audience and competitors go "WTF"... While Laxus doesn't give a fuck.
Still, when the smoke clears, things are exactly as we expect as trusty Mashima readers.
Seeing her foes standing, Minerva decides to change tactic, activating her portalling powers... to summon forth a prisoner Millianna, whom she's making suffer by draining her Magic Power, but for whom she also retrieved the coat the "stray kitten" had lost somewhere. How thoughtful of her.
The Sabertooth Mage claims she doesn't want to use the Mermaid as a hostage... What is she thinking of? Will her opponents free their captive friend? Is Minerva wearing panties whose strings where nowhere to be seen while she used Yagdo Rigora?
The answers to these decisive questions will have to wait, as the last battle of 2012 is suddenly interrupted, this year's final chapter switching to something else.
It looks like the princess' just finished explaining some things we're not supposed to know yet to Datong. When asked to stop the Games, Hisui notes how the "one" she's spoken to can apparently see in the future, and made claim that one guild will win the Games in a spectacular outcome. Plan Eclipse has to wait for such an outcome to start.
We're brought back to the Hell Palace, where the hooded person, now shedding tears and asking the group "their strength", takes off the hood.
Just as Hisui remarks how the person she's talking about came from the future, the stranger reveals the face which was hidden so far.
Oh, come on, that's no surprise. It's what everyone was thinking already. Even the real identity of the "Rabbit Man" was more of a shock.
Of course, a terrible shock. But still...
So, yeah, 2012's Fairy Tail ends with this Mashima-style chapter packed full of boobs in every page obvious revelation. Guess only January will tell how the "threesome" will end, what Hisui's intentions are, and whether time further "endowed" Lucy. Stay tuned!
This 27 pages-long chapter came with a colored one showing the Mexican standoff (yeah, I love this term), finally showing us something about Minerva's colorscheme (though only her blue hair, make up and skin complexion, plus a bit of fur) and a 2-pages colored shot showing several Fairies in elegant clothes... I appreciated Cana's presence, Mirajane's jovial look, Juvia's cute hat and Gajeel's ponytail.
Erza looked like a hooker. No, seriously.
Oh, yeah, also a double page with Elfman the Yagdo guy going wild.
So, 2012's last This Month in the Manga ends here... Keep following us this 2013 to come, people!
November didn't have an issue of Real Tail. December does. Cheers.
This month we'll be taking under exam a character and, something new, confirming some Junk Trivia which was brought up several months ago in another issue.
This time we discuss a character who's supposed to be the current storyline's "anti-Erza" (I'm so freakin' hoping she succeeds in such role), someone who doesn't even bother unsheathing her blade before combat, someone thinking about whom horny teenagers leave their members in poor conditions. Our subject is obviously Kagura Mikazuchi, the strongest member of the all-female guild Mermaid Heel, which, without her, would lose much of its credibility, counting a noseless carrot-wielding being (no two-way meant...), Spiderwoman's loser sister (for references to another manga series have a look at the extra section at the end of the article *), a stupid man-sized Exceed and a retarded shapeshifting fatso.
Seriously, that's quite a group they have there.
Anyhow, for all you boys and girls praising this character's originality... Well, be glad to know that she's not original. Anyone who'd seen both characters would realize that Miss Mikazuchi is the almost exact copy of Ikaruga from the videogame Senran Kagura, as tons of people have pointed out. Come on, have a look at them, compare them in the pictures you can see here. They're practically two peas in a pod from the neck down. The colorscheme itself suffered only slight variations, and the sword was further simplified. The only noteworthy additions are "our" Kagura's facial features and hairstyle, not to mention her ribbon. But we'll discuss that in a minute...
So... A sincere homage to a videogame on Mashima's side (it's common knowledge he's an avid gamer, even Mirajane's name stems from one of such interactive means of entertainment... Though no idea which one), or a cheap ripoff? Guess we're free to decide on our own.
Anyhow, on to what we were mentioning... Kagura's ribbon, one of the only things distinguishing her from Ikaruga. Those of you somehow familiar with Japanese folklore might have realized how those still, heavenward pointed strips partly resemble a trait associated with the popular (in manga and anime, that is) portrayal of a Japanese mythological being... the kitsune, a fox said to possess magical abilities, among which is that to take on a human form.
For some references to another kitsune-resembling, sword-wielding character who made its first appearance roughly in the same period as Kagura, scroll down to the end of the article and have a look at the related section. **
We might end this discussion by noting how Fairy Tail has another female character wielding a sword who's called Ikaruga, and who is related to something plotted by Jellal Fernandes, against whom Kagura wants to take revenge for an unspecified action of him. So... Names related through another series (not to mention their almost identical sound), use of swords...
Kagura and Ikaruga are sisters/friends/lovers/separate parts of a single being?
Hell, that's another theory who's been around for ages. So, Mashima, in case you were planning... It'll be no surprise.
Fine, on to the confirmation I'd mentioned... Remember last May's issue of Real Tail, and the theory about Rufus' Memory-Make being a homage to ancient Greek raphsodes who would memorize entire epic poems? Well, it seems such Magic share yet another characteristic with the mnemonic and creative abilities of those entertainers from the past: just like raphsodes could "merge" different versions of the same story, gained from different oral sources, in order to modify from time to time the original tales, contributing to the variety of the same myths we have in Greek mythology, Rufus can combine different forms of Magic through the use of his exclusive one and give birth to new spells.
Alright, here comes a section for those oversized, kanji-looking "*". Be warned, before opening it, that the following may contain spoilers about the Rave Master and One Piece manga series, for those who didn't follow them or weren't up-to-date with the events contained in them.
* Rave Master spoiler
Arania bears resemblance to a character from Mashima's previous work Rave Master, namely Lilith, in both her hair color, hairstyle and seeming love for fishnet.
** One Piece spoiler
Kinemon of Foxfire is a character who appeared a pair of weeks after Kagura, and possessing a kitsune attribute far more pronounced than the slightly hinted one the Mermaid Heel sports, evident in both abilities and an epithet related to the mythic fox.
IamJakuhoRaikoben is the founder of Jakuho's Corner, as well as its sole editor. His goal in its founding was to keep editors and viewers of the Fairy Tail Wiki informed on the latest rumors, gossip, and facts about the Fairy Tail Series.
Welcome to "Jakuho's Corner", your source for Fairy Tail rumors, chapter info, interviews, and more!
Note: Do not assume the following are definitely true. These are all rumors that I got from one of my many sources:
The Event "Hidden" is inspired by Assassin Creed. (Mashima Twitter, 11/18/12, 18:53 JST)
Fairy Tail has at minimum three more arcs left. (Confirmed)
Some good news for Fairy Tail fans from Mashima in the 50th issue of Shonen Magazine. (It's about the movie.) (Still Waiting)
Hades may not be dead. (Still Waiting)
Why Mavis looks young may be touched in a future. (Still Waiting)
Something big is going to happen after GMG.(Still Waiting; Quite Obvious...)
It will have unprecedented plot.
Why Sky Dragon Slayer's Magic is mainly healing and support spells will be revealed in due time in the story. (Still Waiting)
Mashima revealed that the idea of Edolas was influenced by Rie Kugimiya. (Still Waiting)
Secrets of Re-equip may be revealed in the Movie. (Still Waiting)
Last Month's Rumors >>>
Hello everyone! Today we will be interviewing the perviest user on the site, Remnant13 !
Fairy Tail Wiki: Tell us a little about yourself. Remnant13: I'm a pervert... a pedophile though I prefer the term lolicon... and I also like Yaoi. :3
Fairy Tail Wiki: How did you first discover the Fairy Tail Wiki? Remnant13: Google Search!!!
Fairy Tail Wiki: What 5 tips would you give new users on the wiki? Remnant13:
Stay away from me.
Rai's a Dark Stripper, SCREW YOU RAI!!!
Reli's a Tyrant!!!
Chaos is EVIL!!!
Don't use Wiki as Facebook.
Fairy Tail Wiki: How do you feel about being a pedophile? Remnant13: Nothing...
Fairy Tail Wiki: When did your obsession with Wendy start? Remnant13: Since I found out that I'm a pedophile.
Fairy Tail Wiki: Have you ever molested a member of our wiki O_O? Remnant13: Yes, plenty of users actually! ^_^
Fairy Tail Wiki: Did you start those awful Remkoben rumors? ಠ_ಠ Remnant13: No, It was this Nutcase who started it.
Fairy Tail Wiki: Why does your hair look like a dirty mop? Remnant13: Coz of my stupid webcam.
Hope you folks enjoyed that awful interview!! Rem's a jerk and wouldn't give me more. ಠ_ಠ Next month's interview will be with perhaps the strictest virgin on the site. Look forward to it! See you guys next time!
A: 2012 was the year of the dragon and now I'm taking over. But they both suck so I'm gonna say neither.
Is Santa Claus real?
A: Unfortunately, yes. I've heard his thoughts and they are not what you would expect. Who knew the old fat man was such a perv that stalks little kids to see whether they've been naughty or nice and then tries to get them into his van by giving them presents. A total creep I tell you...
Jellal: I - I - I mean... O-of course!! Of course he's real!!
TheCarrotSaysYumYum: What kind of shitty questions are these?? "Erza or Kagura...??"... "New Years resolutions??"... Who wrote this crap! Hmmmm... So... if you two got together... which, I mean... you totally will... this is just for the sake of the question... how many kids would you have?? What would they look like?? What would you call them?? I mean, cause I always liked the name "Ella"... what do you think?? :3
Jellal and Erza: o____O Eh??
IamJakuhoRaikoben: Ah... damn it. You see Reli... I told you this would happen if you let Yummy interview these two...
Firstly, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!! To start off 2013, I, Rauleli , *death stare at Rai for being so lazy* chose this awesome piece of art as the art of the month. Though it isn't colored, it was drawing amazingly perfect and it portrays my favorite pairing Laxus X Mirajane. It was colored by juviaa @ deviantart.com, who has a lot other great drawings so you should check them out. I give this particular piece a because of its sheer, simple greatness. Click the picture to go to the original picture and check it out.