Written by: Shiggins
Oh this is gonna be a tough one...
A few months ago, the Fairy Tail series was given it's own magazine and with it, spin-offs were announced. While Fairy Tail Zero is about the story of Mavis growing up and is written/illustrated by Hiro Mashima himself, the others are by different artists and writers so they all have different art-styles and probably can't be considered canon. After reviewing the first chapter of both Fairy Tail Zero and the disappointing Ice Trail, I was nervous about reviewing this one when it was finally released.
|To quote a Soul Eater character: I don't know how to deal with is.|
|Wow. I'm annoyed after one page. That's impressive, Blue Mistral.|
|Oh god... What did the writer do to you people?!|
|Before I realised Yoshino was a girl, I was shipping these two together... So I'm just gonna keep shipping them. Why not? Lesbianism!|
|Give that guy a blue blazer. He belongs in the Ouran Highschool Host Club!|
|Sweetie, if you think "fetish" after hearing "eat fire", then you're the pervert here.|
|Can we please stop romanticising every talk Wendy and Carla have? Or are we supporting bestiality now?|
|It's at this point I realise that with all this talk of dragons, Wendy never even thought about Grandeeney once. How odd.|
So how was the actual story though? As far as first chapters go, this one wasn't awful. I've read first worse opening chapters and while I didn't enjoy this one, it never pissed me off like Ice Trail did which is a plus. Wendy's set of characters are all typical and uninteresting, and as seems to be the case with every shoujo series, the girl-love vibes in this is unreal. Maybe that's just me though because I'm not a huge reader of shoujo.
Manga Rating: 2.5/5
Character of the Month: Wendy for being the only character who does anything.
Predictions: It's just an evil mage or dark guild that's behind all this for some really random, silly reason like gold or building an army. I don't know and I don't really care that much. Sorry.
Best Part: There are signs of a conspiracy going on which could lead to something good.
Worst Part: "Hi, I'm a handsome male. That is literally my character."
|*deep sigh* Just one more spin-off to go...|
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