Written by Shiggins
I know it's a beautiful image of Mavis and Zeref as a lovely couple together, never ageing. An immortal duo that would live forever, as if they were members of the surprisingly enjoyable manga series UQ Holder, but it doesn't make sense! I am telling you that it doesn't make sense. AND WHY AREN'T WE FOCUSING ON IRENE?!
|Why do you instantly believe the shiny man without any proof? I mean, he's telling the truth but... my point still stands.|
|Maybe it's just me, but this feels like something important for Jellal, and yet the small panels show it's not going to be that big a deal.|
|Why does every manga or anime character have mummy issues or daddy issues? Y'all need therapy.|
|Ninja Art: Pleasure Tentacle Jutsu!|
|Oh... He Aizen'd her.|
|Dun Dun DUH!|
While I admit it is really cool to see Larcade kick so much ass, I can't help but feel the series is cheating somewhat by saying he's as powerful as August and Irene. When the arc began, August was considered the most powerful of the gang. They found a loophole by saying he was the most powerful man, and Irene was the most powerful woman so we forgave it. However, now it's being said that Larcade is as tough as both of them and that comes across as a forced attempt to surprise us.
Still not convinced Mavis and Zeref had sex! The timeline doesn't match up, unless some random chapter happens to have been kept quiet from us so we can get a surprise, and I still just can't see Mashima-senpai making the decision to have a 13 year old body give birth. This is obviously going to be one of those "I used the cells of Mavis mixed with my own to create a Mavis clone but then he was a dude so I ditched him" deals. They're clearly super frequent.
|An attack so powerful it literally made her sandals disappear for a page.|
It might sound like I hate this chapter, but honestly I don't. Larcade is fun and unique enough, while also bringing some great potential for a dramatic meltdown later on when he comes face-to-face with Mavis. It'd be great to see some scenes between Larcade and Zeref as well, and maybe even Natsu as well if he's capable of having a dramatic conversation.
Lastly, where are the Wizard Saints? I know this is an odd time to bring them up but with Irene not around for a while, I might as well mention them. It really does feel like we're missing out by not learning more about them, although I suppose the excuse for their abscence is that they're so powerful that this arc would be a lot shorter. I am lamenting over the sudden loss of God Serena however, as he's appeared twice but never truly had time to make a meaningful impact. This is a character I was convinced was Yuriy and a character who probably has tons of secrets and possibilities surrounding him. He even poses like Ginyu! If you're going to resurrect anyone in this arc, make it him.
Manga Rating: 3/5
Character of the Week: Larcade for providing some fun fighting and potential drama.
Best Part: Larcade is unstoppable.
Worst Part: Where. Is. Irene.
|Upside down and barely dressed! Why? Don't you EVER ask why!|
Born under the stars of the Dark Gods, Shiggins owns the power of the Great Eye and is utterly magnificent in his omniscience. If you dare to discover more about someone as great as him, then go ahead. And to all my friends and family members, YOU are wrong and I should be disappointed! Not the other way round!,. You can find out about him or ask him stuff on ask.fm/shigginsishere or go to his tumblr page http://otakugajeel.tumblr.com/