Mangaka: Hiro Mashima Title: The Unbranded Man Rating: 8/10
Synopsis: So, our man, LAXUS!!! crashes in much to everyone’s shock and pleasant surprise. Anyway, Laxus and Hades face off with the epic stare downs etc. Then, Laxus takes the first hit with an epic knee to Hades’ chin and with that, fierce blows begin to be exchanged in great fury and awesomeness. However, Hades gets really, superbly pissed off because you know, Laxus is actually landing in some crazy good hits. Hades moves to obliterate him, while Laxus tells the others that he is not suited to take vengeance for Makarov as he no longer is a member of Fairy Tail. With that, he gets hit with all the force of a move I can’t even describe 😐 from Hades…but WAIT! at the exact moment of being hit he took every last drop of his magic power and fed it to Natsu!?…READ THE CHAPTER FOR EPIC DETAILS!!!
Likes: Laxus totally kicking Hades’ ass. There were a few times, like when he kneed him in his chin, or when he just dropped down on him and pummeled the back of his neck that made me laugh soooo hard. Also, the last part…Natsu’s about to go crazy-insane…or is it insane-crazy? I also loved the battle scenes in this chapter. Very Hiro-chan-like. Clean, smooth, easy to follow. Brilliant, focused chapter really.
Dislikes: Not much to dislike. A bit of a déjà vu thing, I admit. Cuz it’s like, I specifically remember quite a few fights where Natsu either eats something, or is fed something and then goes completely berserk. I know he’s the main character and that they need to depend on him etc etc and his power exponentially grows in situations like this, but sometimes I just wish someone else would pummel the head honcho bad guy. But! it was amazing none the less. I do like it when Natsu gets ratid (i.e. super angry/pissed off that you can’t even describe it) so…yeah. Here’s to you Hiro-chan.
More Chapter Ratings:
§eraph: 8/10 – Laxus has gotten a lot stronger it seems. Good stuff. Laxus vs Hades was pretty entertaining. The latter has a pretty big mouth. Reminds me of Oda’s characters. I hate when they’re mouths are open to the extreme, like their skin is about to rip apart and they’re jaws are about to fall off their faces entirely. Not a good look there Mashima. Not sure I like Hades’ funky pants either. Well, I’m glad Laxus put all his faith in Natsu. That was surprising. I can’t freaking wait to see Natsu mash up the place!! DORAGON POWA!!! RAAAAAWR!!
je§ter: 8/10 – Fist! Face! Lightningbolt! These are the key ingredients of this pretty sweet chapter. But the real treat’s gonna be next week when Natsu gets shockingly hot on Hades’ backside!
Random Rant Time: Let’s hear it for Laxus!!! Honestly, I wanted to see more of him being a complete and total badass, but *sigh*. I am, however, quite pleased that what he did do was completely, totally, f**kin AWESOME!!!!
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