Written by Shiggins
Wow, even typing that sentence was hard-hitting... Guys, I might not be calm when I write the final review. Just a heads-up. *forces a laugh to hide the tears inside* .........Sorry, I have to focus on this review! You waited long enough! I'll do as you command, sirs and m'ams!
|Still not convinced Yuriy is dead! Out of pure stubbornness, I'm folding my arms in defiance!|
We see more of Acnologia fighting the Dragon Slayers but that's just them being beaten by his might. At Port Hargeon, the characters have found the biggest ship they can get and Erza promises to at least push A-D onto the boat so their plan can work. Just as they wonder if this plan can actually go well, Lucy finds the book to activate Fairy Sphere!
|Where did these fucking bulls even come from!?|
In Chapter 543, Gray thankfully comes up with an immediate solution and he, Lyon and Juvia work together to build a better ship! Lucy is on her way, flying there via Happy-wings, and the duo remember that this port is where Chapter 1 of the series happened. I'm probably being a total dork, but I love little callbacks like that.
|"I'm going to build my own ship! With blackjack! And hookers!"|
|I'm seriously convinced Mashima is trying to pay homage to Dragon Ball, or at least dozens of other 80s/90s manga.|
Opinion: We are racing!
The next chapter is apparently the climax of this battle, and you can really feel the writers trying to get this over with as quickly as possible. I almost wish we had gone with this plan from the beginning, rather than the Timelapse. There could have been a lot more twists and turns to it, and this battle wouldn't feel so rushed.
For something that is clearly rushed however, it is working well. The story is moving quickly, no panel is wasted and everyone feels like they are contributing to the climax in some manner. Even something as simple as Juvia using water to move the ship feels like it matters, so I'm not as upset about it as I could be.
|And a bit of lightning too, Natsu. Don't forget that. Also, I think you should have a meeting because I don't remember the others consenting to you turning them into "fire" types.|
Lastly, I am feeling slightly more confident in having a satisfying ending now. Again, I have to reference Bleach when talking about a bad ending because that series literally ended without revealing if fan-favourites were alive or dead, but nobody in Fairy Tail is in that position upon this time of writing. So already, I prefer this story's ending to Bleach's! (I know, I need to stop referencing Bleach's bad ending but...)
Best Part: Everyone working together!
Worst Part: Acnologia's missed opportunities.
|One of the best openings. One of the worst endings. I still don't understand why James Cameron wants this arc to have a sequel so much.|
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