Mangaka: Hiro Mashima Title: Tenrou Tree Rating: 9/10
Synopsis: :O We pick up with RustyRose still quivering like a little bitch before the almightiness that is Bixlow and Fried. However, he then proclaims that fear only inspires his imagination more, starting his own counterattack. We quickly switch back to where Gildarts and Bluenote are literally exchanging almost simultaneous blows (you know the epic punches that pull your face to the other side of your body?) before they are all knocking heads and staring down each other and all those other manly things (boys will be barbarians…oops I mean boys no matter the time, year, setting, universe, dimension…).
We then move to Azuma and Erza-sama’s battle where we bear witness to a fiercely even battle. So awesome! (KYAA GO ERZA-SAMA!!! Oh be quiet, you guys know I’m biased). They then start with the necessary talking and battle prattle, with Azuma praising Erza’s strength (you rude bastard. Of course she’s strong. That is the great Erza-sama). Erza-sama replies that she could care less about being the strongest as long as she has the power to protect her nakama. Azuma declares her strange (that is Erza-sama, fool) and then declares they are out of time at any rate. He releases his Lost Magic “Great Tree Arc” (read chapter for details on this power) and READ THE CHAPTER!!! He deals Fairy Tail the ultimate, fatal blow, which leaves them weak, hopeless and defenseless.
Likes: Hiro-chan does it again. I am thoroughly impressed with this chapter. It literally went into the mysterious roots of Fairy Tail, at least part of it (you’ll see which part when you read). Even though I hated how the script flipped on the guild, being a die-hard Fairy Tail (the guild that is) fan, it was really quite amazing and I actually really liked how he dealt with it. Hiro is really a master story crafter and has a knack for bringing out emotions. I was literally holding my breath. Also…ERZA-SAMA I LOVE YOU!!! You were perfect (per usual) in this chapter! Especially on the last page with that ultimate fierce glare as Azuma DARED to challenge you. **sigh** Can’t WAIT for the next chapter, which is actually supposed to be titled Erza vs. Azuma. It is BOUND to be epic! Don’t disappoint me Hiro!
Dislikes: Can’t think of a thing and that is my honest opinion. Well, I kinda wish Hiro had made RustyRose shit his pants a little bit more but **sigh**. What’s a good fight without a worthy opponent for my fairies?
More Chapter Ratings:
§eraph: 8.5/10 “Awesome…and scary…I’m scared 😐 What’s hapenning?! *sigh* I wanted to see more of Gildarts vs Bluenote tbh. I’ll definintely have a teddy bear to squeeze and a box of tissues for the next chapter. I was surprised by how quickly things turned around to Fairy Tail’s disadvantage. By the way, everyone in this manga gets to see Erza-sama naked but her precious muSe cannot. So sad. So sad…”
je§ter: 8.5/10 “Decent chapter with one hell of a shift in the balance of power. The bigger picture of Grimoire Heart’s scheme is starting to be revealed and that pretty much puts everyone in an unfavourable situation; as unfolding sinister plots tend to do. Look to the next chapter to see how it all plays out, but it’s not lookin’ too good for the Fairies’ Tails right now.”
Random Rant Time: I don’t know about you guys, but my earlier prediction that this may be leading up to the end of Fairy Tail is beginning to look more and more true. Then I figure…Hiro-chan can’t end this without explaining and going through all of Natsu’s Igneel and the other dragons drama…can he? He wouldn’t dare do that…..would he? We’ll see I guess, I sincerely hope it’s just me being paranoid though. What do you guys think?
Also, isn’t Natsu and Igneel one of the CUTEST father/son (in a strange way) pairings you’ve EVER seen?
P.S. Yes, be shocked I didn’t go on an Erza-sama rant this week…I’m specifically saving it for next week when hopefully something amazing happen…since it IS titled after her and the will-be kick-ass battle with Azuma. However, let us just take a moment to pause in silence at the sheer godess-liness of that absolutely, stunningly, beautiful, droolable cover page **sigh**. Marry me, Erza-sama? And her glares **shivers in excitement**…well, I’ll get into that next week hopefully 😀 See ya!
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