Mangaka: Hiro Mashima Title: Domain of the Abyss Rating: Too Epic to Rate/10 (9+)
Synopsis: So, we had reached the point where Natsu had consumed all of Laxus’ lightning/magic power and is going completely crazy with the energy. Without hesitating, he begins a fierce attack on Hades, hitting him with everything he has, again and again and again…and again.It was beautiful. Pure carnage…except he was only intent on killing one person. Natsu refuses to let Hades even breathe for a second, launching attack after blazing/electrifying attack while screaming his usual epic battle cries, among which included “I’m going to erase you!!!”. It was pretty chilling. READ CHAPTER FOR EPIC BATTLE DETAILS. It was really so intense, I can’t even begin to try to describe it or go page by page…so just go read.
Anyway, now completely spent after his finally dazzling move which was a Dragon’s Roar like you have NEVER seen in your LIFE (I’m pretty sure he unleashed enough power in that roar to destroy the entire island), with everyone watching him with jaws agape in amazement and some pride, Natsu finally collapses, completely out of power. We switch scenes briefly to where the Exceed finally seem to bump into the power source except there’s something horribly wrong and strange going on?! However, before Hiro-chan lets us in on what’s going on, we switch scenes back to where Natsu and the rest are…and, much to everyone’s surprise, Hades is getting back up! As a way of thanking the group for entertaining him so thoroughly, Hades removes his eye patch, unveiling what he calls “The Devil’s Eye Awakening, The Abyss of Magic”. With both eyes open, and unblocked, his magic power begins to sky rocket insanely…However, Natsu cannot even get to his feet and the others stand no chance…What will Fairy Tail do!? Hades claims that this is their end!
Likes: I don’t think there has ever been a more perfect chapter. Now, I’m going to be honest with you. At first, I was reading and I wasn’t very impressed. Everything was going insanely predictably and I was already set on giving this a 7/8 out of 10. Because you know, I was getting tired of all the cliché, already been done drama. I mean, same plot as usual (with epic twists, yes, but same plot all the same), Fairy Tail gets the crap beaten out of em, someone feeds Natsu something strange, he gets an insane power up, beats the living hell out of the opponent, wins, everyone goes home happy.
However!!!! when I saw Hades getting back up, my jaw dropped and all I could think was “Oh. My. God….Hiro’s gonna really do it!” and he really did it!! He has all of Fairy Tail’s hands tied right now, there is nothing they can feasibly do, and they are facing the strongest villain of all time, who looks like if he’s still more than 50% okay. Bloody hell. Most BRILLIANT move he’s ever made. I’m not saying I want to see our fairies dead or badly beaten, but honestly, who didn’t want to see this level of despair? Who honestly didn’t want to see Fairy Tail struggle for ONCE in their lives? I know I did.
So really, this chapter just made it for me. All my dreams came true and I’m just sitting and waiting not so patiently for the next chapter. Other than that small rant, the battle scene was flawless, raw, full of emotion and just pure epic. Natsu was really tearing it up. The little strange, mysterious scene with the Exceed added a nice flair, I really want to know what they discovered that was so awful (I mean, those little guys were trembling with fear) and, like I said, Hades standing back up 😐 double whammy. I am satisfied.
Dislikes: Not a thing, maybe too short of a chapter, like je§ter said, but I am thoroughly and utterly pleased. Good going Hiro-sensei! One of your best chapters to date. I still am waiting to see if someone else will get the chance to defeat Hades and defend the guild though…let’s wait and see.
More Chapter Ratings:
§eraph: 9.5/10 – AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!
je§ter: 7.8/10 – A short-feeling, awesome chapter with as much incredible violence as one would expect from a chapter where the main character has just received a powerup. Interesting that Hades did the trademark FT “I just got F***ED” face and STILL got up to fight. But his new power and the discovery of the cats is pointing to something interesting for next week. Let’s hope!
Random Rant Time: I am officially speechless. I think I pretty much said it all in the “Likes” section. mu§e is out. However, do tell me what you thought about this AMAZING chapter (or not-so-amazing chapter if you weren’t that impressed!). Random epic pic of super angry, super hyped Natsu for the win!!!
Don’t mess with his guild. He will eat you whole.
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