Written by Shiggins
Today's double review is all about relationships... By which I mean, the relationships with my favourite characters that show up in both of these chapters, causing me to flip out like I own a diary and want to write my name down as "Shiggins Dreyar". Although surprisingly, a lot less fighting than I expected takes place.
|Damn it, where's MY Juvia? Or... am I the Juvia...? Where's MY Gray!?|
Back to Magnolia, the rain is pouring down and Levy is still in a mood with Gajeel. Why is it raining? To put it simply, it makes the scene more dramatic as fan-favourite Jellal shows up in front of Touka, proclaiming her as the white mage.
|I'm going to run out of book jokes to make at this rate.|
And before Jellal can literally hurt her, Laxus steps in. Jellal demands she is taken into custody by him, (So he's planning to murder her or lock her up in his basement, I guess) and Laxus tells him naw. Now that she is a member of Fairy Tail, she is under Laxus' protection and a person's history doesn't matter. Jellal is not happy about this.
|Ok, I'm placing my bet on an alternate personality that Touka isn't aware of! What's your theory?|
Back to present day, Happy and Carla fly over to Lucy and say they've noticed another ship is approaching them. And god bless, because the owner of this ship saved Gray by shrinking him... IT'S BRANDISH!!
Opinion: Truly, we are blessed today!
Laxus! Brandish! Gajeel! All in one review! And to think I once worried Chapter 545 might be the last time I ever see them again! If you've ever read any of my past reviews, you'll know how much of a fangirl over these guys I am so obviously it's easy for me to be won over, but I think it's more than that in this instance.
One of my grievances about the ending of Fairy Tail was that we didn't know what happened to several characters, and Brandish was practically the poster girl for that complaint. The last we saw of her, she was leaving the war and worried that August would kill everyone, as she held a miniature Dimaria who had gotten a bad case of karma. And when doing a sequel series like this, one of the main focuses should always be to answer questions that were left unanswered. (See this article I wrote about those very questions ages ago!) Will we see Brandish and Dimaria have officially begun dating? Are they still in contact with Ajeel, Neinhart or Invel? Have they started a bakery-based Guild together and called it "Sweetie"?
|....is he? (Sorry. I know I've gone on it too much before.)|
And lastly, Diabolos! Yes, surprisingly they are still kicking and actually doing pretty well. What I originally thought would be a one-off appearance like the treasure hunters Guild have actually managed to stick around and provide a threat. Some will complain and say "well, it's stupid because strength etc" but this isn't Dragon Ball. This is Fairy Tail. If it was in terms of power levels, Natsu and Erza would win instantly, but that's the benefit of having a series focused on magic. Different tricks, skills and abilities result in surprising payoffs.
Chapter 11: 3.5/5
Chapter 12: 4.5/5
Best Part: Return of some favourites.
Worst Part: Jellal vs Laxus inevitably doomed to disappoint.
|Where's MY ice-cream?!|
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/