Mangaka: Hiro Mashima Title: Thunder Crashes Rating: 7/10
Synopsis: Whew, last one and I’ve caught up.
We continue from the last chapter where my adorable Wendy disappears amid everyone else’s horror. Just when everyone is freaking out, they realise that Wendy is safe and sound thanks to Horologium, who is apparently in automatic danger response mode. Blah blah blah, talking ensues. Hades tells them about his real identity as the second guild master of Fairy Tail, once more everyone is shocked. In his disbelief and rage, Natsu starts to attack again only to get pwned. After that, Master Hades turns to all the other members, pwning them too, and suddenly turning all Walker Texas Ranger-ish with his hand guns and saying “bang” (I was soo confused, slightly amused, but also scared :|)
Meanwhile, Panther Lily is still trembling because of the thunder and the lightning as the Exceed try and find the power source still. We then make another scene switch to see a shaken Mest telling his commander about “Acnologia”. Apparently scared shitless (now I really wanna know what this whole Acnologia thing is), the entire council-army-people call for a retreat.
Back to the original scene. Everyone in the Fairy Tail group is on the floor, crumpled, broken and thoroughly beaten. It was a sad moment. More blah blah blah, with talking and Natsu screaming about “our Fairy Tail” etc etc. Hades toys with him for a little bit and then launches a massive attack meant to kill him. At that moment, with a flash of lightning….SOMEONE MAKES A FAIRLY EPIC ENTRANCE!!!!!!!!
Likes: It was a good, solid chapter, although I was feeling it even less than the last one. I mean, what I really liked was you-know-who’s entrance but that was chapters in the making. I had actually thought Hiro-chan had forgotten about him. So, although it was still pretty well done, and still pretty epic, it was damningly predictable to a sense, and that made it lose some of the hype.
Dislikes: Not sure I liked Hades whole “gun-fighting” moment and him looking a little bit crazy. The way I picture Hades, he’s very classy, cool and collected, to a fault…to the point of being heartless actually. We didn’t really see that coolness in this chapter at all. In fact, he was more on an Ultear kinda path, which disappointed me. Especially since he was just toying with them at points for his own amusement. Tasteless. I was not impressed by this Hades. His antics dimmed down his powerfulness…in my opinion. Also, there may have been a tad bit too much talking over nothing really in particular in this chapter. A good portion of some of the conversations could’ve been avoided but…oh well. It’s not that what was done was poorly done and made the chapter unbearable….it just didn’t have the usual Fairy Tail spark to me.
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§eraph: 7/10 – Happy anniversary Fairy Tail!! We love you dearly <3. So the drama with Wendy was a bit anticlimactic, but she kind of makes up for it when she pops out of the enchanted wooden thing looking as though she’s ready to slit Hades’ throat. What the hell does she have around her waist though? I rate Hades but I didn’t like how he turned all Clint-Eastwood-On-Crack on us.The end of the chapter was epic enough but it could have been better if it took us completely by surprise. We’ve been anticipating that. Oh well. Still a decent chapter all things considered. What’s Zeref up to?
je§ter: 7.5/10 – Well everyone’s already stated and reiterated how good the chapter was, so I’ll leave it at that. I do however have to say that Hades, for all of his hardcore-ness, is a bit of a pervert…dirty-old-man kinda pervert. I mean, when Horologium saved her he seemed almost shocked; as if she was supposed to go *POOF* and leave her clothes behind. “Yes! They think she’s dead but she’s really been warped back to my bedroom; all naked and tied up!” She’s a LITTLE GIRL Hades…a sweet innocent little girl! Yes, it’s a known fact she’ll grow up to become a sexy vixen, she hasn’t yet reached that stage! I think he’ll probably show up on the next installment of “To Catch a Predator” or somethin’…
Random Rant Time: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY FAIRY TAIL!!! We LOVE you. Thank you for staying cool, constant and epic when all other manga **cough** Bleach **cough** **cough** Naruto **cough** let us down. I would like to wish Hiro-sensei and his team many more years of success and I hope that they can keep up the amazing work with Fairy Tail and don’t let it die or get boring like the others. To you Hiro-chan! Kanpai!
Another present for the mu§e….celebrating five years of her Erza-dai-sensei-kami-hime-inamorata lol ❤ (courtesy of §eraph)
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