Written by Shiggins
It was worse than I thought it would be...
After saying that, I've pretty much set the tone for this review. While it doesn't top the "because she's Erza" disaster of 2014, back in Chapter 404, this is still a piss-taker. And the sad part is that it would have been so easy to fix this and give us a modest yet satisfying chapter. Instead, we got something that had me literally calling Irene a liar.
Our chapter resumes exactly where we left off last week with Erza charging through the air to crush the meteor with her big-ass sword. And... she does. It explodes. The meteor goes up to that big meteor storm in the sky... and probably rained down and killed tons of citizens but that's not Erza's problem.
|Irene's screams matching my own.|
|Both meteors should probably have ended up basically the same, really. (Also, like fuck I wasn't going to put in this gif!)|
WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT ABOMINATION?! BURN IT! CAST IT INTO THE FIRE!
Opinion: ...At least it isn't Chapter 404?
That sadly is the best thing I can say about this chapter, as it's most certainly insulting. While it's good that we don't have to deal with a quarter-assed excuse like "because she's Erza", that doesn't mean we should have nothing at all. I keep having to remind myself that this is a fantasy and it's meant to be fun, and I spent a lot of time trying to figure out some sort of justification for how Erza could do all this. Hell, I almost had it at first but then the defeat of Irene just sent me over the edge.
Unfortunately, this chapter officially wussed out. What could have been seen as a bittersweet ending for a character, where Erza had to accept that her own blood hated her but she always had the Guild, has instead resulted in a complete reversal of a character to keep the story "safe". Instead of a painful lesson, Erza gets everything. Even if Irene dies now, she still got everything. Lots of love that feels completely unearned, especially since I have no fucking idea why Erza was even smiling in the first place!
|Any Bleach readers remember this guy's death and the horrid 180 he gave us? Because I got the same vibes this week... The same infuriating vibes.|
Have I been overly harsh? Has this week just been a bad one so I'm taking it out on Irene and Erza? Maybe... Maybe.
Manga Rating: 1/5
Character of the Week: The meteor. Why? Because fuck it.
Best Part: The meteor's explosion was kinda cool.
Worst Part: Irene the quitter.
|Oh Erza... You're lucky you're pretty.|
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/