Written by: Micha
You could say that I’m one of those people who subscribes to certain anime just for the heck of hating them. I’ve thought about it for a while and even decided to fix it as my career choice. I don’t really hate Fairy Tail, per say. Hate is a strong word. I don’t hate it at all. I’d rather prefer the term, if-you-love-FairyTail-I’ll-feed-you-to-a-tank-of-sharks-when-you’re-on-your-period kind of love.
|Yes, Shiggins, I so would. With love, of course.|
FairyTail started out okay for me, unlike Bleach which started from shit and ended with shit. In fact, I loved it when it started out, but then after a few volumes I noticed the few obnoxious little details I just could no longer put up with.
One of the reasons FairyTail sucked for me is because I can’t stand majority of the battles. The top factor that must appeal in a good shonen is the kickass battles, or we might as well watch shojo instead. But sadly, I find this anime to be producing the most horrible battles in the history of battling. They’re too short, have no strategy to them whatsoever. Just a couple of plain power punches fueled by friendship speeches that we see in every awful manga.
And to top it off, we got the battle with Hades, and I have no idea why Fairy Tail fans didn’t consider giving up this manga after what happened at the end of this horrible fight. The powerful villain was defeated with a pressing of a button by a blue, happy-go-lucky cat? Seriously, on a scale from 1 to Lucy’s ever bouncing breasts, how lame can shit get?
Speaking of breasts, another turn off for me in this manga is the shameless fanservice the FT mangaka provides us with. This blog is co-founded by two horny females, but even we don’t give that much fanservice. I think that this is a topic that even most of the FT fans would agree with. Fairy Tail is a manga with a good rating, and currently considered to be on the list of Big Four. However, the reason for the sheer less number of fanfictions in that fandom is because the manga itself is a fanfiction. There’s nothing to ship, it’s already shipped in the manga.
Also, it’s almost as if the mangaka believes that people won’t read his chapters if he doesn’t show some skin of his characters, which is a very, very wrong concept. And mind you, I’m not saying that a manga should not have attractive characters. It should. But it’s not necessary to constantly hang giant breasts and defined abs in our faces as if that’s what should be the main focus of the entire plot.
|After all, the less you wear, the more powerful you get, right?|
Another reason FT sucked for me is because they tend to use some of the badass personalities for comic relief. This maybe a bit controversial since many find this satisfactory, but I find this unbearable. For instance:
It’s things like this that gets my blood boiling. Why would they ruin such a badass character by making him sing karaoke and hug cats? It’s not just Gajeel, they did the same thing with Juvia, since the manga no longer focuses on her strengths, and rather it now focuses more on her tits, love life and hair styles. It’s not even comic relief anymore because I find this very depressing. I’m not sure why they’re not aware of this because doing this does nothing but steal the character depth, which is vital in a good shonen.
Let the badass stay badass.
A manga is allowed to have flaws. It’s near impossible not to have flaws. But the above mentioned three weaknesses are ironically what make up a terrible shonen manga. And it’s because of little flaws like these that Fairy Tail can never be on par with anime like Naruto and One Piece.
Certainly, Hiro Mashima is doing something right since this manga is on the Top Four (or maybe the readers are just retarded). I agree that Fairy Tail does have its strengths, for instance, I do enjoy the platonic love they have in the guild. And also the good morals of friendship and will power the manga conveys. However, such good things do not seem to outweigh the flaws of Fairy Tail. And if potential artists take up on this guy’s philosophy of manga, I’m afraid shonen manga will not have that bright of a future.
Micha likes to broadcast her terrible drawing skills to the world on her DeviantArt account and talks about her life long ambition of making Yakushi Kabuto a woman, on her Skype; michasucks. Yes, with the dot. She will also respond to e-mails on her email@example.com because Amber forces her to.