Written by Shiggins
Remember that spinoff chapter where Rogue squeezed Yukino's tit? This is a bit like that.
Ever since Sting and Rogue made their appearance in the series, you can tell Hiro Mashima-senpai is in love with the duo, as are many fans. And to be honest, I can totally see why. They're tough, they're cool and they're not as two-dimensional as some of the other characters. A spin-off about these two was probably inevitable and while I am admittedly disappointed Mashima can't do the art, this chapter is still worth talking about.
|The art isn't awful... It's just finding it's footing.|
The artist Shibano Kyouta is definitely doing his best here and in respect to him, I will say that it's nowhere near as bad as Ice Trail. It's obviously not at Fairy Tail level but give him a break here. This is a new artist with much less experience. However, let's focus on the story instead. For you see, this chapter begins with a bunch of jewel thieves being interrupted by the badass mages of Sabertooth.
The thieves are defeated by Rogue, Minerva, Rufus and Orga... while Sting doesn't get a chance to because the others beat him to it. I think we can assume Yukino helped too but I never saw it. Anyway, just as they are celebrating their victory, out comes.... OH FUCK! Not him! Oh god... It's Jason the "cool" reporter.
So back to the Sabertooth Guild where Jason is admiring everybody except for Sting, who is off to sulk. Personally, I'd be ecstatic if that annoyance was nowhere near me but I'm not Sting so I can't judge that. What I can judge however is the outburst Sting goes through that gave me flashbacks of Alibaba wanting a girlfriend (if you read Magi, you know what I mean).
Yukino arrives, apparently having overslept but Sting isn't fooled and knows she is an impostor because no matter what, Yukino always arrives early. The impostor gets smacked by Sting and we see he is a man who is part of a guild that have kidnapped poor Yukino.
|Yeah Sting... I had the same reaction to Jason too.|
|"Uncharacteristically"? What even is your character anymore? Are you badass, a sweetheart, a bitch... WHAT?!|
|Two all-time lows...|
|Alright, I'll admit. That's a bit heartbreaking to see.|
Opinion: I feel like I should like this a lot more.
|This really does make you want to go Sting x Yukino though, so that could be a plus if you don't believe that squeezing a breast by accident means "ultimate couple".|
Am I going to keep reading it? Yeah, I think I will. Maybe it'll make me like Minerva somewhat. Or I might get a good laugh from Rogue. Just so long as Jason doesn't fucking return...
Manga Rating: 2.5/5
Character of the Week: Rogue for keeping dignity, unlike Sting.
Best Part: The more subtle moments of humour.
Worst Part: Sabertooth love cookies!
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