Mangaka: Hiro Mashima Title: Ushi No Koku Mairi Rating: 7.5/10
Synopsis: This Fairy Tail chapter wasn’t quite what I expected, but it was still good. Upon being greeted by the perkiness of Lucy’s boobs on the cover page (see above), we return to her confrontation with Kain Hikaru. Kain gives her the evil man glare and then prepares to stomp on her like one would stomp on cranberries to extract their juices. Lucy wakes up just in time and rolls herself out of harm’s way. Confused (naturally, after being knocked out) and concerned about the bitch that betrayed her (see: Cana) she demands to know what Kain has done. Kain answers saying it doesn’t matter since she’s going to die anyway. Lucy realises she’ll have to fight and gives Kain the stare down which….scares him? I honestly couldn’t figure out if this man was weak, stupid or just retarded the first couple of chapters. smh. It was HILARIOUS though. I was cracking up. Especially when he cryptically declares he’ll show Lucy his true power (the chapter’s namesake: Ushi no Koku Mairi.), which is something like voodoo doll magic but then it turns out he can’t use his magic unless he has a piece of Lucy’s hair, which of course she’s not going to give up…so yeah, that puts him at an (assumed) disadvantage. Lucy though, being smart and proving that not all blondes with big boobs are stupid (it’s not nice to stereotype, kiddies) tricks Kain into putting his own hair on the doll and then uses his own power against him! So funny. However, Kain, naturally, becomes furious and forgets his magic and starts to attack her physically. SHOCK! The dude is actually RIDICULOUSLY strong. He completely demolished THREE of…READ THE CHAPTER!!! (nyaa!) We realise that, although the doll’s power can be used against him, it can also be used to strengthen him in different ways (read the chapter to find out exactly how). That being said, he completely pwns Lucy and is about to deliver the final blow when Natsu makes a grand entrance that had me on the floor gasping for air:
LOL. Oh Natsu, you have absolutely no manners or delicacy. How you going to do that to Kain just so? Causing the man such shame in the middle of his would-be win! Poor Kain, his face will never be the same. Sadly, along with Natsu, Bitch-who-must-not-be-named **cough cough** Ultear **cough** also shows her ugly mug. After some chatting and trying to figure out what the other party was doing in that location (lol at Natsu’s face, pg 18 upper left panel), Natsu, Happy and Lucy form a team (aww, just like the good old days) to take down Kain and Bitch-who-must-not-be-named together!
Best Character: Honestly, I loved Kain. He was sooo stupid, funny and just…adorable in a weird, creepy, perverted, stalker, grizzly bear way…if that makes any sense to you because I’m not quite sure it does to me :|. Lol. Also Natsu of course, for his ridiculous entrance. That seriously had me in tears. Lucy was aight…she tried a lil thing.
Worst Character: Are you really going to make me go through this for the umpteenth time? How about we play a guessing game? Worst character’s name begins with “Ul” and ends in “tear”…. 😮
Likes: Kain being an absolute retard but then turning out to be stupidly strong! And Natsu being well…Natsu! Also Lucy in those 2 pages near the beginning when she was totally pwning Kain with his own power. Haha! I also liked the end when they decided to form the team and were acting all serious, typing up hair and preparing for battle and stuff. Too cool. Next week’s fight should be EPIC!! Come on, Hiro! Don’t disappoint me! Do your thing! I kind of love it when those 3 team up! It ends up being so funny and so epic in a weird way
Dislikes: … Guess! lol.
More Chapter Ratings:
§eraph: 7.5/10 – Fairy Tail did come up and out like Lucy’s boobs as mu§e said lol xD The fight between Lucy and the big voodoo doll dude was interesting/funny enough, though I had to start and stop ‘cuz I was on Facebook so it didn’t completely engross me. I was happy to see NATSU!!! Excited to read the next chapter!
§tiggles: 7/10 – Lucy fights, loses 60% of clothing… Didn’t see that coming : | Wait… I mean : D Kain was hilarious in a stupid way, but nothing much to write home about in this chap… at least Natsu’s back.
Random Rant Time: Like I said earlier, this chapter isn’t exactly what I expected it to be. I expected something a lot more serious, a lot more epic, a lot less talk-y…you know, more battle-scene-like. That being said, I was really disappointed with this chapter, even though it wasn’t what I hoped for. It was FUNNY but still kept things progressing smoothly, the perfect filler-ish chapter (Kubo and Kishimoto, please take note on how to do proper fillers -_- I’m just saying.).
Nothing to write home about like §tiggles said, but nothing to get upset/pissed about either. I really actually appreciate the villain that is Kain, I hope he isn’t corrupted by Ultear in the next chapter and do something that makes me like him less -_-. We’ll see. I really hope next week’s chapter will be super amazing though! ‘Cause the real fight looks like it’s about to start and it’s versus TWO kin of purgatory…and one of them is psycho Ultear. It’s bound to be crazy isn’t it? Plus…Lucy is missing a bit of fire power because of certain things that happened in this chapter and the fact that Leo/Loki is still resting up from his battle. Moreover, Natsu should be seriously injured…. Gaahh!! Can’t wait! I’m going to be seriously pissed if Hiro-chan messes this one up. PLEASE Hiro, I’m begging you!!!!
P.S. Hope you’re safe Hiro-sensei! And I hope you and everyone in your family are doing well in the midst of this tragedy 😦 . JAPAN FOREVER!!! Stay strong over there guys!
DISCLAIMER: §uper Manga Fighters Go! owns nothing here. Coverpage, characters, and that clip of Natsu pwning the crap out of Kain (which is from this week’s chapter) ©Hiro Mashima. Natsu, Happy and Lucy Image Souce: Minitokyo