Written by Shiggins
And so we come to a close with this blasted war, an arc that I plan to review in full later on so keep an eye out for that in the near future. For now, let's focus on the ups and downs of this chapter alone and maybe together, we can figure out if this was a pile of excrement or a crown made of something that isn't excrement. Like gold. I hear crowns like to be made of gold.
|Well that's.... jarring.|
Meredy is here and is going to use her power to connect Lucy to literally everyone in the country, which basically means every character from the series. We see Quatro Cerberus, the Wizard Saints (the useless fuckers), Mermaid Heel, Blue Pegasus, Flare, the people in the castle, the Galuna Island villagers, the Exceeds and even the Elemental Three! AND AH-MAH-GADZ, TINY DIMARIA WITH MY WAIFU BRANDISH!!!
|I'm convinced that this is a homage to Dragon Ball Z. Characters holding their hands up in the air to give energy to the protagonist... Yeah, this is definitely a homage. It's too blatant to be a rip-off.|
|I think this might be a homage as well, to Hiro Mashima's old friend and classmate Eiichiro Oda. I can't be sure however. It might just be a coincidence.|
A-D explodes, with Lucy realising this means Natsu and the gang defeated him, and there is a big cheer. The sky opens up to have the Slayers fall from the sky, freed from Acnologia's prison, and crashing down below. It's a happy ending all around and we see the Fairy Tail guild again as the penultimate chapter comes to a close.
Opinion: Welp, he's dead.
Acnologia... I am sorry to say but I was right about him from the beginning. He just wasn't interesting once it was all over. To be more accurate, the big picture of Acnologia was nowhere near as interesting as the infrequent details led us to believe.
Believing in nothing but destruction? That is interesting.
Hating dragons for what happened to him and a little girl? That is interesting.
Declaring himself the Dragon King who deserves to rule? That is interesting.
Unfortunately, all of these elements twisted together into one big mess and the outcome is sadly far too disjointed for me to feel complete investment in. On the bright side, we will always have Zeref and his far more beautiful ending. We will always have Zeref.
|The two appropriate reactions to stepping on Lego.|
And it's nice to see everyone's fate seeming to be resol... Anna is still there. ANNA HEARTFILIA IS STILL THERE! Why?!
Actually, let's talk about Anna for a moment. She appeared in the arc, nobody remembered her, she introduced a Deus Ex Machina that didn't work, and then nothing happened. She has been completely useless, if not actually detriment to the protagonists because her interfering made Acnologia stronger. This leads me to believe that Anna was meant to do more, and something caused her plot to be cut. Whether the cause was money or time or one of the assistants got drunk, I don't know but I'm convinced she was meant to be in this arc a lot longer and contribute a lot more. She never even shared a scene with Lucy!
|It's nice to see a protagonist not scream about being the king/leader/whatever every 2 chapters for once. Natsu, well done. You actually get a good point from me today.|
Next week is the final chapter, which is almost 100% going to be an epilogue where we see who ends up with who. In fact, next week is a 48 page chapter so don't be surprised to see a lot of kids running around. And since this is my review and I can do whatever the fuck I want, here are pictures of all the appearances of my ships from this chapter! Some of them are actually new ones!
Manga Rating: 3.5/5
Character of the Week: EVERYONE!
Best Part: The Fairy Sphere reunion!
Worst Part: Acnologia didn't climax.
Worst Part: Acnologia didn't climax.
From the desk of Hiro Mashima-senpai...
|LOOK WHAT HE GOT!!!|
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