Mangaka: Hiro Mashima Title: Daybreak at Tenrou Island Rating: 7.5/10
Synopsis: First of all, this chapter review is exceedingly late…get used to it. School has started and it’s my senior year, which apparently professors take as free pass to torture me. The first week of classes has just finished and I’m literally already up to my eyeballs in homework, assignments, projects etc. Not to mention I’m trying to get an internship…maybe a job depending on if the internship is paid or unpaid. So yeah, Things might be going a LOT slower, just so you know….Now let’s get on with it!
There’s an explosion and debris is flying everywhere. Nastu is punching the shit out of Hades and it’s all very hilarious in a weird way because Hades just has the most ridiculous expression on his face. 😐 He’s also bemoaning the fact that his dark magic isn’t have any effect at all. (“Noo!! This cannot be!!!” -_- get over it, Hades). Apparently, Charle and Happy with their awesome gangsta poses have destroyed the Grimoire Heart…or Hades’ heart in fact. More bemoaning on Hades’ part because the destruction of his “heart” basically means that he’s screwed over in more ways than one. At this point Natsu STILL hasn’t let up his torrent of blows and is pummeling Hades for all he’s worth. Amidst all this, Wendy and the other Fairy Tail-ers realise that their island is returning to its original state, thanks to (surprise, surprise!) ULTEAR!! She actually has a good bone in her. Go Ultear! This might be the first review I mention your name and haven’t totally chewed you out. However, disturbingly, we notice Meredy in the background giving her the most evil stare down.
Anyway, with the reconstruction of Tenrou Island all of the fairies regain their magic power. In one last pathetic attempt to win this battle, Hades knocks back Nastu, but Laxus comes in and completely counterattacks with a heavy punch of his own and screams “GO FAIRY TAIL!!” With that battle cry they all hit Hades with their strongest magical attacks, completely defeating him. READ CHAPTER FOR DETAILS!!
Likes: Hrmmm. I liked Charle’s and Happy’s gangsta pose in front of the destroyed Heart. I also liked that Ultear actually reconstructed the island for them, restoring their magical power. I think I’ve never appreciated her more than I currently do now. I am so glad that Hades is FINALLLLLLLLLLLLY out for the count, even though I’m kind of disappointed for stuff we’ll get into in the Dislikes section. I also liked that it wasn’t just “Natsu” defeating Hades in the end, although he did deal the final and probably most important (and most impressive looking) blow. I really liked it that it was a group effort. Made it look all the more realistic and took some of the spotlight away from Natsu for once. Though, I’m still waiting for the chapter when someone else completely destroys the highest ranking bad guy.
Dislikes: I’m agreeing with §eraph (you’ll see her comment below). I wasn’t all that impressed to be honest. It was a solid chapter as usual. I mean, Hiro always has solid chapters at the very least. But it wasn’t anything particularly special or amazing. I did expect more from Hiro-chan. Also, Hades did, to my extreme disappointment, turn into the lamest, most pathetic character, which I did not expect at all. I expected him to reign badass supreme. All I got was this whining, grovelling, mentally disturbed old man, with a funny mustache and a funny face whenever he gets hit. I’ve never seen such disturbingly funny expressions when someone gets punched. It really threw me off and confused me :S. His mouth was just always open, and his mustache did this weird pointing, sticking out thingy and his eyes…I mean, I just didn’t like it at all. It made me laugh and took away from the serious, epicness of the chap. *shrug* Just how I see it.
More Chapter Ratings:
§eraph: 7.5/10 – Hmmm. It was okay. Not impressed to be honest. I’m very happy that Hades is finally down though; It’s impossible!! This can’t be!! There’s no way!! <- How very original. C’mon Hiro-chan. You’re Hiro Mashima for crying out loud. OMG ULTEAR! So yeah this chap was pretty decent. 10 cool points to Charle and Happy for their badass pose amidst all the falling rubble and what not.
Random Rant Time: So! About this picture below!! And this subject was broached when they first started being attacked by Grimoire Heart in Chapter 210, but never really addressed again. LEVY X GAJEEEL!!! Who thinks this is the most disturbing yet CUTEST pairing? I mean, seriously 😐 I had never imagined it but when he protected her like that in the chapter I was just like :O and he was all “It’s hard looking for someone so small” or whatever it was he said and then she blushed. ZOMG. My heart strings. They couldn’t take it. Who here is voting for Levy x Gajeel? Who isn’t and prefers her with someone else? Leave me some comments about what you think of this awesome couple (imho). P.S. Isn’t this picture so EFFING cute?! I saw it and died a little inside (I’m just saying, hardcore romantic, that I am)
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