When an end arrives, emotions from the corners of the extremes meld together into an ineffable moment. Whether it be joy, sorrow, relief, disappointment, satisfaction, numbness or indifference. It is a moment where the many feelings one holds for that experience cascades together. A story is no different. Upon its end, you come to characterise the meaning of the experience within emotion. If a story is particularly enjoyable and resonant with ones heart, a fascination for what lies beyond emerges. Such is the case with Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest for me. I can’t help but feel privileged and grateful that such a joyous and enjoyable story has a continuation. A story that now sees Fairy Tail target the 100 Years Quest that no other mage guild has managed to complete is over a century. Let the new adventure commence!Continue reading
Fairy Tail may not delve into themes as deep as identity and existentialism or analysis the philosophy of freedom and responsibility against the constructs of religion and society and it may not challenge the darker themes it does begin to voyage into but what Fairy Tail does have is heart, and a lot of it. It’s emotionally powerful scenes drive the story, the character development and the characters themselves. The encouraging touch of its embrace resonances deep within the reader, inspiring connections with the characters alive in its story and struggling through its world to be formed. And central to that evocation is the heart of the story; the guild Fairy Tail.
The heart is a miraculous existence that allows us to connect to others, to share our emotions with them and to have emotions shared with us. And yet, along with the joy it is able to conjure, the shadows of its rhythm also awakens a darker beat of love. A realm of negativity in which the echoes of optimism and bonds of relation can be submerged and lost within. Such concepts are the navigating expressions embodying the adventures and journeys within Fairy Tail. Characters lose themselves within their pain, torment and heart yet through their shared connection with others, they are able to accept the debilitating thoughts within their mind and embrace the warmth of their imperfections.Continue reading
I expected something like this to happen, where Ultear wasn’t exactly there but something more abstract that represented an extension of herself was. The fact that Ultear can’t battle in that form against Dimaria suggest to me that while her magic may be present, she does not have a physical form. What I do believe though is the developments occurring now help pave a path for Ultear to return.
2 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days. That is the time I have been waiting for Ultear’s return. The time I have continued to believe that she will return. The time since her character had affected me so deeply. The time I have had my hope frozen in time. And with the same tears that seen that hope frozen in time, it now melts it back into life. The hands on the face of its existence now begin to move again. The Miracle of Time, Ultear, has finally returned. Thank you Mashima-sensei. Thank you.
A reality twisted by the misfortune of life. A wish for happiness tainted by the weight of its worth. A resolve to save another crippled by the darkness of its shadow. Two brothers torn apart by unfortunate circumstance. Two lovers separated by a curse born from the desire to save. Embraced by tragedy and guided by pain, those caught up in the indifferent flow of time now find themselves conflicting against ones dear to them.
I thought that it was incredibly weird for Deliora to visit the grave of someone during his introduction, I ended up rationalising that as Silver having control over his body at that time, but the actuality of circumstances has revealed that Deliora was never revived and the control Silver had over his body was never relinquished. Was Tartarus fooled as well believing that Deliora was resurrected or did Mard Geer find some way to force Silver and his Devil Slaying abilities to work for his cause? Whatever the case I am incredibly interested to see the reason Silver has for deceiving his son and forcing Gray to realise just how much he doesn’t want to throw his life away.
Well this chapter sure added a lot more mystery into this arc which has me asking more questions and being a ton more anxious towards the answers to them. Was it that Succubus Eye guy (I’m calling him “Smiley” for now) who turned back Erza’s time? He does seem to be responsible for Natsu having his ‘time’ turned back but I wonder if the state of the village is also having an effect on the developments surrounding Erza and Natsu.
I can’t help but smile after seeing the development with Erza at the end of the chapter – the possibility that this arc is directly related to Ultear becomes even more likely! The frozen flame returning ‘time’ to Erza (i.e her youth) really does stir up some interesting thoughts connected to a particular character we have recently seen in Fairy Tail, I wonder who it could be =P.
I got no idea what it is with me and the evil girls of Fairy Tail but they always end up captivating me…has my masochistic side taken a liking to them? Of course it has, but my interest in them is most likely due to their pure soft selves they guard and mask with their misinterpretations and narrow views of the world and life. Minerva I believe at the core of herself, is someone quite vulnerable and pure.
Among the three developments which excited me about these chapters, the one which excited me most is the one which has the potential of being able to link back to Ultear and reveal a remedy around the after-effects of Last Ages.