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Retro
December 06, 2008, 02:39 PM
And that’s the Lego Maniac’s: Fairy Tail Double Header Review


Hey all and welcome once again to another madness that is the review of the manga Fairy Tail. Am yer host Retro and well be guiding you into a bit of opinion based goodness on the latest chapters. Yes I know am a week late, life and all you know how it is. BUT on the upside though you get not one but two chapter reviews in one. Doesn’t that sound awesome hmm. So without further or do let get into it. Hope you enjoy and don’t be afraid to tell what you think of it. Special Shout out goes out to Darkrepaer 70 and FrankyHouse for their English scanalations.

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Now where were we?...: With Erza back in the game, she quickly made her way into town and right off the bat confronted the self proclaimed diva, Evergreen. Evergreen pulls out all the stops on her from trying to use her stone gaze to bombing dust to a barrage of needles. But to no avail as Ezra powered through all of them then threatens to kill Evergreen should she harm the girls she turned to stone. Not willing to bet her life on her bluff, Evergreen conceded and the girls were turned back to normal much to the irritation of Luxus’s.
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Fairy Tail 113: Hall of Thunder (or Sore Loser Gets Even Sorer)

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FT Spotlight: Mikuni Sin: A drummer without the drums but rather can drum up earth power. I can imagine quakes, rises of land, things like that. Design ho-hum though, dressed like one of the tako drummers you usually see in Japan culture. If I read the caption right he also person who falls pretty easily for reverse psychology though (if that was the case) though someone whose perfect at their job can’t be all bad neh? Especially if they have a cute girlfriend…or not XD.

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Oooh someone angwry
Yup so obviously Luxus is not happy for the first defeat on his side, showing that despite his arrogance he pretty quick to anger even lashing out at Fried when he brings it up. But this may be a good thing for the heroes later on. After all we’ve seen this before in villains, one may have great power but without good judgment. It’s virtually useless, still though so far this is nothing but a minor hissy fit on Luxus’s part, as he manages to regain composure quickly but still something to look out for.

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Up to speed
Back with our remaining heroes at the pageant area, the once stoned girls are now brought up on whats going on so far and more then ready to enter the battlefield. However, oddly enough even after seeing Luxus pit fairy against fairy and even try to take over the guild in a rather unfair manner. Natsu still refuses to see the bad in the whole plan. Even asking Markov to go easy on Luxus when (or even if) they mange to defeat him. Really such a simple-minded guy but I can’t help but think he see something that the others (as well as the readers) don’t. Granted he not the brightest bulb but he can be insightful at times. Also we get to see what the former Phantoms think of the guild so far. Really a cute moment there as their discuss their opinions.

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Plan B Commences
Obviously though just defeating one Rajinishu and saving the girls isn’t going to completely derail everything. Luxus decides to take his game up a notch but creating a new rule named the “Hall of Thunder”. Markov's panic pretty much tells us that not a good thing but even worse he strains himself that he has a bit of a heart attack. So sooner after that, Mirajane points out strange orbs in the sky. Confusion surrounds the group at first until Cana finally fills us in. The orbs have crystals in them that are gathering electric energy, once they absorb enough and are discharged. The suckers are gonna fry everyone in the city in a rain of lighting!

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Crapshoot
Vesca (the one that Arzak been trying to save this whole time if you don’t remember) decide to take the initiative and shot down the little town destroyers. But no sooner then she nails one, it counters and zaps her before she knows what happened. Which show that attacking them won't solve anything. The game is still on with the whole town on the line this time.

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Buttons Pushed
Say the least, this is enough to finally show Natsu that Luxus is a certified loco while said crazy person laughs at his secondary plan. Natsu tries to take an alternate route but finds another barrier blocking his way. Regardless he pushes against it growling at Luxus to fight fair if he wants the guild so badly. On the flipside Fried a little concerned about where the game is going. But Luxus justifies his actions by saying that they are in a battle and one side must be wiped out completely, even if it mean resolving to dirty (and in this case, cowardly) tactics. Go fig.

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A Way Out?
Levi tries to calm Natsu down but he too angered to really listen to reason. Least until she mentions that she can find a way to break down Fried’s magic and release Gazelle and him, as she believe they can actually beat Luxus. Aww sweet girl, knew there was a reason I liked her and whats more she actually can be of major use to the battle too. Yay! –Ahem- I’ll stop my fan worship now =P.

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FAIRY TAIL 114: Love Smashes Through All Barriers! (Or Return of the Lion!)

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Cover Time: Cana, Cards and Liquor : Heheh quick little top down pic of Cana as she checks her cards in half drunk fortunate telling and gives a little warning to any potential boyfriends out there. Oh and it seems the next volume set of the series is set to launch over in Japan too. Coolio.

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Hittin the Books
So the first page gives us a quick rundown on whats going on. Markov’s down from his heart condition and Vesca recovering from the lighting attack she took not a moment ago. But on the upside Levi quickly working on finding a way to break down the barrier as she looks through numerous books to try and find a counter spell through wording arrangements (If I read that right). Gazelle actually comes by and compliments her which I guess goes to show he starting to take a liking for her. Given that he saved her and the rest of Shadow Gear from Luxus I wouldn’t put it past him. Natsu meanwhile is still leaning against the barrier wall like a wild animal pawing at a cage, face deadly serious as he utters Levi to hurry up.

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Follow the devil
On the villains end, unaware of what his opposition is doing at the moment. Luxus begins to plan against Ezra and Mistgun while Fried starts to have a bit of a moral dilemma. Sure fighting and beating FT is one thing since it was just a personal battle. But now that innocents are involved, he not so sure anymore. Then a big bombshell is dropped on him in that he ordered to actually KILL the remaining fairies. For a second he actually questions this, but is quickly kowtowed and agrees to go along with it. Hmm sure he may say that but does his heart actually agree?

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…You’re kidding right?
Brief glimpse in on Ezra whose looking for Luxus hiding spot going off of what Evergreen told her. She bursts into one of the buildings demanding Luxus….but only to find it’s a men's bathhouse with many a confused patrons gawking at her as if she lost it. After a bit of search she realizes she was tricked and falls to her knees. Seriously…her trusting Evergreen’s words…I have no words for this. Just none (Shakes head)

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The “cosplayer” vs the demented knight
The other girls aren’t have having much luck either finding Luxus, even Cana whose known Luxus for the longest. We then focus on Lucy and Happy as they stroll through town contemplating on warning the townspeople of the coming threat. Happy against it since all it will do is just cause a panic and make the search harder. In the midst of this thought, Bixlow’s “babies” find Lucy and try to attack her off guard though thanks to Happy she avoids injury. Bixlow introduces himself and mocks Lucy as the co-playing queen (much to her annoyance though he has a point. She goes through so many outfits in these arcs she practically a walking revolving door of fashion). He attack her full throttle even though she a newbie to him as they trade words on what the possible outcome of all this will be. Eventually Lucy decides to go on the offensive and summons Sagittarius (which get more cosplay taunts from Bixlow). The horse spirit goes to shoot down the familiars and succeeds. But as with Gray, Bixlow just transplants his familiars into more objects, in this case toy puppets (as he was near a toy shop just in case something like this happened again). One of the puppets blast Sagittarius while another grabs Lucy’s keys and make off with them, living her defenseless as the other puppets attack Happy and she relentlessly before going to finish it with a huge laser blast. However….

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Loki returns!
Loki suddenly appears out of nowhere and saves them before they're blasted to bits. He comments on his power to travel to the human world without being called, citing it on love (course Lucy thinks otherwise). Regardless he turns to face Bixlow in his new threads, ready to protect his new summoner at all cost as we close out.

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FINAL CALL

113: The halfway point of the battle, the villains have had their laugh and fun but now the battleground even and the heroes have a chance to turn it around. Luxus is starting to show us that he not exactly right in the head, well even more so then usual. But he shying away from arrogant prick and going into full-blown psychopath becoming even more dangerous for our group. But then again Natsu is finally getting his game face on which means once Levi gets that gate down. Luxus better watch his six. Nice to get a little insight on Gazelle and Lubia here as they see the fairies really do love their guild and are not just mercenaries for hire as the two of them once were with the Phantoms. And interesting to see that Fried actually has a conscious here while he watches his master bring innocents onto the table just to gain a title. Could this be the start of one of the Rajinshu reconsidering, we'll see. Very clever of taking out Markov like that too, not in battle but of old age, wonder where this'll lead. How ironic Vesca would be knocked out now sooner then she revived. Hiro you cruel cruel person, to do that to the star cross lovers but hey whatever doesn't kill you yada yada. Oh and did I mention I love that Levi had a major role in this conflict too? =D

114: Round 2 start, the pageant girls get into the act and join the fun, though if they'll fare any better then the previous members we'll see. As I've said above, Gazelle actually complimenting Levi could be a clear sign he starting to develop feelings for her and the fact she believe him powerful enough to take on Luxus may mean the feeling mutual. Course it anyone guess right now. Luxus goes even deeper into the loony bin as he now see the fairies as expendable, even those he considered strongest in the guild. However, could also be a clear sign of his desperation. He considered the fairies weak, so seeing that they could actually beat his crew has probably thrown fear into him. Thus he wants them out of the way as soon as possible. Yet why he so obsessed with strength in the first place? Hiro started this with a little flashback to the past, so obviously we'll get answers soon after the rest of his squad is taken care of. And Fried, once again he actually start to show he does have some honor in all of this and is a bit reluctant to actually off his fellow members but still willing to fight on. However even with that dark look on him, something tells me his heart isn't actually in it. Fried the dark huh? Hmmm. Nice little bit of humor on Ezra's part though am still flabbergasted she let herself be tricked like that. A smarter fighter would've took their opponent with em and let them show the way. Oh well even the best have off days. That not to say she won't seek retribution later on hehe, Evergreen better pray Lux wins or she in for a world of hurt. Finally Lucy/Happy/Loki vs Bixlow and his "babies", Nice to see Loki back too looking as sleek as ever not to mention such an unexpected development too. Bet no one would've guess he would show up but am not saying I don't like the surprise. Should be interesting though as I can't really see how he'll beat Bixlow if the latter can just summon the spirits to any doll he sees fit lest their incapacitated or the "spirits" in the dolls can be persuaded to turn against Bixlow, the soul mage did offer an interesting clue as he was about to finish Lucy. I could be wrong though; we've never seen Loki fight. So were just as much in the dark as Bixlow is on his abilities too. Either way Bix ain't gonna be wagging out that tongue of his very soon.

So both great chapters as the battle reaches a new level, the stakes are raised and new developments come about. Getting exciting? You bet, till next time fellow fairies.