So we're right back where we left the manga last year, with Natsu having just invaded Tartaros on his own to save Erza and Mirajane. Franmalth is of course acting all annoyed and freaking out in surprise, which gets annoying very quickly. Then Kyouka summons Yakudoriga to watch over Erza while she goes to find out what all the noise is. I was instantly horrified at seeing this thing. A tentacle frog-faced monster that spews acid? That's just disgusting. I know Hiro Mashima is going for some sort of dark "mutant-demon" theme this arc, but I think he went a bit too far here. (Especially since you just know the haters of fanservice are going to target this demon.)
|I've Seen Enough Hentai To Know Where This Is Going.|
|I Think These Two Should Marry And Adopt Tons Of Little Badass Leopard Babies|
Franmalth says that since Natsu hit him, Natsu owes him 1000 souls. He then breaks his armour and starts stretching about. He grabs Natsu and begins draining him of his power. For some reason, the big bad demon then lets go because Happy's bite actually has an effect on him. Pretty pathetic if you ask me. Anyway, after smacking Happy, Natsu gets another big fire hit in and Franmalth demands 2000 souls now. At least it's nice to see Franmalth isn't going down easily, despite being loud, annoying and easy to hurt.
|There's A One Piece Reference Here That I Really Don't Want To Say|
Then Franmalth gets told to take away the Ex-Chairman for now, as Silver appears. For those of you who've forgotten, this was the Demon Slayer we saw who froze the Sun Village in the previous arc, and who I instantly theorized had some connection to Gray. Well, after Silver apologises for freezing the village over a misunderstanding, Natsu starts to prove my theory might be correct by saying that Silver smells like Gray. Silver is angered at hearing that name and instantly freezes Natsu as punishment.
|Silence! I Do Not Like That Colour! (That Is Very Similar To My Own Name)|
Manga Rating: 2.5/5
Overall Character of the Week: Silver for saving this chapter by taking Natsu down easily and proving my theory correct (by the look of things.)
Predictions: Next week's chapter is called "Jellal vs Oracion Seis" so it looks like we'll see the conclusion of that. I'm guessing Jellal will win because he's one of those "fuck you, I'm me" characters who can't ever lose anything except his memory for a while. Then he'll reveal why he came to fight them in the first place, and the group will begin an alliance. We might see Silver give Natsu to the Kyouka and her tentacled pet.
P.S What is the deal with these souls? Is it like Davy Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean?
|Is He Seriously Expecting Natsu To Pay This?|
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