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September 07, 2012, 06:01 AM
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Next chapter of FT will be a side story from the Grand Magic Games, so the main story chapter will return around 21st September( issue 43). In the meantime, enjoy the sidestory~

kidopitz27
September 13, 2012, 05:24 AM
so that Side story is the chapter this week? wtf? a fan service last week now this :( why not just say that he needs a break and stop this filler chapters...... :(

Skyguardian
September 13, 2012, 05:42 AM
so that Side story is the chapter this week? wtf? a fan service last week now this :( why not just say that he needs a break and stop this filler chapters...... :(

Boah it's so annoying people can do nothing but whine...
If he had went on a break? Whining... A bit softer chaps? Complaining...
It's so getting on my nerves!

For the chap: It was good in it's own way... Gildartz really is a great and very funny char XD

El Maco
September 13, 2012, 05:45 AM
Normally, I wouldn't mind the adventures of the Kana family.
I do mind this was Chapter 299 though.

Rarhyx
September 13, 2012, 06:01 AM
gildarts that old casanova bastard :teehee

this is priceless:
http://www.mangareader.net/fairy-tail/299/19

especially how the woman hold her hands, we all know what she wanted xD
:lmao

Chris38
September 13, 2012, 06:09 AM
Well, I have to say, that it wasn't a bad chapter. It was nice to see, what Gildarts has been doing, during the tournament arc, and it shows that Mashima hasn't forgotten about him.

Anyway, judging from the next chapters title, we might learn, what has actually caused the dragons disappearance, and maybe, what is going to happen, when the Eclipse gate is opened. In other words the main story is going to be continued in the next chapter, and hopefully Mashima is actually going to show us, who the mysterious girl is, in the next chapter, rather then continue teasing us about it, like he did, in chapter 298.

-Ken-
September 13, 2012, 06:18 AM
Good chapter. It's nicely done. I do think having quote will boost the enjoyment a fair bit, though.

Gildarts really like his daughter, doesn't he XD.

sarutobi_sensei
September 13, 2012, 06:58 AM
Nicely done. Guildartz was able to see how they were faring which is good.

I'm just waiting so much for the next chapter. Finally more things about the dragons. This is going to be awesome!

Do you think Gajeel will take Natsu and Wendy to the graveyard? Maybe even sting and rogue?

Speaking about them what do you think happened to them? Will they be punished by Genma?

I'm really thinking that Mashima is afraid of what he's about to do and thus is showing us all these side storys about FT. I'm thinking he's afraid of who he is going to kill in this arc. Or about the consequences of this arc.

benelori
September 13, 2012, 07:03 AM
This chapter while not as explosive, it was still better IMO...it's interesting how no text bubbles transform the reading experience...you actually pay attention to details you've never paid before(in my case at least)...funny Gildartz is funny, and I think it was pretty cool that his enthusiasm for the guild and his daughter was bigger than the enthusiasm for the booty call:p

SerpentTailedAngel
September 13, 2012, 10:18 AM
That chapter must have been easy to translate.
Kind of cool to see Gildartz for a change. I... may have forgotten he was off elsewhere while this arc was going on. I wonder what he's going to do when/if what Levy is talking about happens.

Ether
September 13, 2012, 10:29 AM
The chapter was good overall, with no bubbles, it feels like a little rest before the serious stuff actually begin, and I liked it! Good to see how Gildarts' doing.. Really cool chap

kkck
September 13, 2012, 10:45 AM
I actually enjoyed this chapter a lot. More proof that mashima can just throw gildarts around and people will love it.

Anyways, not much to actually comment on the chapter. I do see a huge flaw here. If gildarts can lose control of his power when excited then wouldn't that nameless girl be at severe risk of this (http://www.mangareader.net/fairy-tail/299/19) happening at a potentially far more inconvenient position relative to gildarts? Maybe this is how cana's mom died? Nah, I doubt it but it is kinda fun to think about it.

Freid
September 13, 2012, 10:52 AM
Good chapter. Definitely better than the last which left me with this :-_- expression

Sollum
September 13, 2012, 11:26 AM
Better than the last, defo


I think there should be pool option "Not enjoyable" :(

dragons4life
September 13, 2012, 11:46 AM
Good chapter. :^_^

fairiehearts
September 13, 2012, 12:18 PM
Really enjoyed this chapter. Gildarts is such a fanboy of his daughter it was so funny. And definitely the tone of the chapter was great without the talking nice change of pace really

1337 haxor
September 13, 2012, 12:47 PM
Now this is a nice break off chapter, simple and focused on something rather interesting like Gildartz and his whereabouts.

Honestly speaking, I'd rather we had something along this lines last week instead off near pornographic dirty humor.

I commend that the author was trying to apease both types of audience (humorous pervs and serious readers) in different chapters but I think he didn't had to go so blatant last week.

Fanservice is cool but if you show the same busts and hips repeatedly it will get old, lack humor and become more of a commom place than sexyness.

hakuthehedgehog
September 13, 2012, 01:29 PM
This was a rather nice break chapter, perhaphs even better than last week's chapter.

Really nice seeing Gildarts see his daughter in action, and of course, he destroyed the village he had just saved, as expected.

Can't wait for next week's chapter!

Pervy Sage
September 13, 2012, 01:57 PM
I absolutely loved it! :) It's so hard to convey a story without words, and I respect that it was done so well.

RaveDragon
September 13, 2012, 02:54 PM
It was an okay chapter It was nce to see Gildartz, he is such a realistic father, and I actually wanted to see what he was up to, can;t wait for him to come back and kick ass.next chapters title seems promising for epicness!! It seems mashima is going to keep the woman a mystery for now, I wonder if hel go for the drammatic revelation like some wind or someone blasting the cloak off her ^^

Impossibility
September 13, 2012, 05:24 PM
Actually, I enjoyed the chapter. It was funny. Waiting anxiously for the tournament to continue, but surprisingly I'm not hating these side-chapters. They've been entertaining.

exacta
September 13, 2012, 05:54 PM
That was decent for a side story. See what happens when you actually try to write a side-story Mashima instead of drawing a fanservice fap fest? What exactly did that girl whisper in Gildartz' ear lol......kids manga my ass lol.

llamapie
September 13, 2012, 09:31 PM
Now this is a nice break off chapter, simple and focused on something rather interesting like Gildartz and his whereabouts.

Honestly speaking, I'd rather we had something along this lines last week instead off near pornographic dirty humor.

I commend that the author was trying to apease both types of audience (humorous pervs and serious readers) in different chapters but I think he didn't had to go so blatant last week.

Fanservice is cool but if you show the same busts and hips repeatedly it will get old, lack humor and become more of a commom place than sexyness.

Hey, that pervy fan service is his style. Lucy loses her top nearly every arc for a reason.

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Actually, I enjoyed the chapter. It was funny. Waiting anxiously for the tournament to continue, but surprisingly I'm not hating these side-chapters. They've been entertaining.

Ya really curious whats going to happen. Shit obviously gets bad on 7/7, hence why we were shown the dates. :) I just want to see all the Dragon Slayers fight together.

crimsonlink310
September 13, 2012, 10:07 PM
lmao Gildarts is so awesome. Man FT is lucky Gildarts didn't teach Natsu all his tricks for picking up ladies. Otherwise FT would have to deal with playboy Natsu lol.

Ifrit
September 14, 2012, 01:15 AM
This one was much better than the previous chapter, this one was actually funny. It was given that Gildartz is a player, but apparently not when it comes to the guild n his daughter...I guess now I know why they changed the city to fit his entrance...if that guy get high or excited...he break stuff.

Finally, I'll wait for another two weeks if Mashima wants I don't mind, If he is about to give explanation about what happened to Dragon it will be a huge step forward for this series I hope he does it well.

About the Mystery Women or even Zeref presence , how come Natsu can't smell anything ?

If that girl is Lucy from the future or some1 with Zeref magic...Natsu should have felt it.

Chris38
September 14, 2012, 03:20 AM
About the Mystery Women or even Zeref presence , how come Natsu can't smell anything ?

If that girl is Lucy from the future or some1 with Zeref magic...Natsu should have felt it.

Well, there is probably one explanation why he wasn't able to sense anything, is caused by the fact that the girl always appeared somewhere, where there has been a quite large amount of people around her, which makes her quite difficult to sense, due to the various different scents around her, not to mention that, if that is actually Lucy from the future, Natsu's senses might be getting her confused with the Lucy that has been standing by his side, during the first time, when the hooded girl has appeared:

http://www.mangasky.com/wp-content/manga/2082/300/26.jpg

Also, judging from that scene, Natsu was a lot more busy in cheering for Wendy, rather then sensing, some "mysterious scents" that might have been around him.

And in the second time, the girl has appeared, Natsu has been quite busy fighting against Rouge and Sting.

As for the girl being around the Fairy Tail's lodge, in chapter 298, it was probably some plot induced stupidity of Natsu, because Mashima didn't want to reveal the girls identity yet.

Furthermore, it has also been said that the girl has a similar presence as Zeref, but it's still different in someway:

http://www.mangasky.com/wp-content/manga/2082/308/07.jpg

which... might mean that the girl might not have the same magic powers that Zeref possesses, and unlike Zeref (which is probably, what caused Natsu to sense him), the girl hasn't used her magic... yet.

Ifrit
September 14, 2012, 03:40 AM
not to mention that, if that is actually Lucy from the future, Natsu's senses might be getting her confused with the Lucy that has been standing by his side, during the first time, when the hooded girl has appeared:


Lucy was in the medical room when she appeared in the stadium wasn't she ?

hoeru
September 14, 2012, 04:01 AM
Still "Good!", but I can't call this "Epic!"... The side story doesn't actually provide much more information on Gildarts as he seems to be the typical Fairy Tail mage. Go in bold, and accidentally smash the ones he helped in the first place. But at least now we've seen why Magnolia was transforming on his arrival...

Funny chapter, but it lacks of fan service for philanderer Gildarts.

Chris38
September 14, 2012, 04:12 AM
Lucy was in the medical room when she appeared in the stadium wasn't she ?

During the second appearance of the girl, yes that has been the case, but like I said at that time, Natsu was busy fighting against Sting and Rouge, which automatically meant that he didn't bother with sensing some "mysterious presence", since doing that could cause him to lose against Sting and Rouge.

When I said that Lucy has been around Natsu, I meant the "mysterious magical presence" that has appeared during Wendy's fight with Chelia, which in my opinion has been the same girl, due to the fact that, it has also been mentioned that this person's magic felt like, but unlike Zeref:

http://www.mangasky.com/wp-content/manga/2082/301/16.jpg

The same thing that has been mentioned during the girl's second appearance:

http://www.mangasky.com/wp-content/manga/2082/308/07.jpg

In other words, what I meant is that, till the current chapter, in my opinion, the mysterious girl has had three appearances:

1.) During the fight between Wendy and Chelia, which occurred on the 3rd of July

2.) Somewhere around the Fairy Tail lodge, which occurred on the evening of the third day, probably some time after the fight between Chelia and Wendy has ended.

3.) During Natsu's fight against Sting and Rouge.

... and in my previous post, I have been trying to explain, why I think Natsu was unable to sense the mysterious girl's presence.

REN KOUEN
September 14, 2012, 08:38 AM
this side story was funny, the lack of words made it even more funny

i am glad we are getting back to the meat of the plot next week, but this was still a good little chapter, and the water park one was ok too

i love how mashima draws his characters, some of the best art in all of the manga i read

Ifrit
September 14, 2012, 09:38 AM
i love how mashima draws his characters, some of the best art in all of the manga i read

This is why he is my favorite, he is the best IMO. When it comes to drawing in real life, his potential is like Gildarz in Fairy Tail, or even more stronger.

I hope we get to see a meeting between the real dragon slayers next week, I hope Gajeel won't turn to be like Wendy cat and keep it to him self.

Aranilas
September 14, 2012, 05:04 PM
I think, everything Mashima shows to us, has some reason.
I think, he just showed us, what Gildarts is doing - rather, THAT he as able to see, what is going on, so that he can appear at the right moment.
Would he just appear in the tournament, without we know, that he can see, how Fairy Tail is doing, I'm sure many people would have say, that this whole thing is illogical, because Gildarts is on a lonley trip far away, without know anything.
So I think even the sidestorys have some reason to be shown.

abc1233
September 14, 2012, 07:38 PM
I think, everything Mashima shows to us, has some reason.
I think, he just showed us, what Gildarts is doing - rather, THAT he as able to see, what is going on, so that he can appear at the right moment.
Would he just appear in the tournament, without we know, that he can see, how Fairy Tail is doing, I'm sure many people would have say, that this whole thing is illogical, because Gildarts is on a lonley trip far away, without know anything.
So I think even the sidestorys have some reason to be shown.
I honestly have no idea what the purpose of the last chapter was, other than those few panels with Flare

crimsonlink310
September 14, 2012, 09:11 PM
Looking forward to chapter 300. Hope the break FT is taking is a good one and the plot advances forward with a look at who is in the cloak as the last non side story chapter ended with Jellal acting shocked.

ca12nag3
September 15, 2012, 09:15 AM
Looking forward to chapter 300. Hope the break FT is taking is a good one and the plot advances forward with a look at who is in the cloak as the last non side story chapter ended with Jellal acting shocked.

We see the cloaked person again in 298 btw shes being sad as shes looking where the FT guild is going. Its info about the characters feelings. So the pool party chapter is not a filler such.

llamapie
September 15, 2012, 10:31 AM
This is why he is my favorite, he is the best IMO. When it comes to drawing in real life, his potential is like Gildarz in Fairy Tail, or even more stronger.

I hope we get to see a meeting between the real dragon slayers next week, I hope Gajeel won't turn to be like Wendy cat and keep it to him self.

You clearly have not read Berserk yet. This manga is great but in terms of ART quality its like a toddler drawing. :P

MechR
September 15, 2012, 12:24 PM
Maybe this is how cana's mom died? Nah, I doubt it but it is kinda fun to think about it.There was a fanfic of that. It wasn't so fun in practice :gwah

llamapie
September 16, 2012, 03:09 AM
There was a fanfic of that. It wasn't so fun in practice :gwah

Willing to guarantee Cana's mom died as a direct result of something Gildartz did and that is why he distances himself from everyone and constantly travels, to make amends. Anyways it seems Cana may have a male interest in that drunken fist mage from quatro puppy. They both drink a lot and the one guy is a lecher so it should work out.

Anyways I think there was a point to this chapter, Gildartz will have to show up soon, I think he'll be watching and when shit hits the fan he'll head over and hopefully get involved again. Next chapter is going to be awesome. Mashima won't disappoint with #300.

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We see the cloaked person again in 298 btw shes being sad as shes looking where the FT guild is going. Its info about the characters feelings. So the pool party chapter is not a filler such.

It actually showed how Gerard "forgot" that he actually caught up to her as he claimed to still be searching for her.

"You!? It can't be!" Means something pretty important.

Thuwa25
September 16, 2012, 07:27 AM
I think it was good for gildarts to be in manga, he was so pivotal to S-class exam and the grimorie heart arc. I think we will see more of him in the next chapter or so. as for my prediction i think what will happen is that the games will contine where they left off but i think things will accelerate at an even faster rate. I think we will see the answer to the question - who is the mystery person that shook jellal? My other question is whether Gajeel tell the other dragon slayers in the guild what he saw in the dragon graveyard.

Marche
September 16, 2012, 12:51 PM
Willing to guarantee Cana's mom died as a direct result of something Gildartz did and that is why he distances himself from everyone and constantly travels, to make amends. Anyways it seems Cana may have a male interest in that drunken fist mage from quatro puppy. They both drink a lot and the one guy is a lecher so it should work out.

Anyways I think there was a point to this chapter, Gildartz will have to show up soon, I think he'll be watching and when shit hits the fan he'll head over and hopefully get involved again. Next chapter is going to be awesome. Mashima won't disappoint with #300.

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It actually showed how Gerard "forgot" that he actually caught up to her as he claimed to still be searching for her.

"You!? It can't be!" Means something pretty important.You are wrong, chapter 298 happened after the third day, while Gerard found this misterious girl in the fourth day.

0Xellos
September 16, 2012, 01:11 PM
You clearly have not read Berserk yet. This manga is great but in terms of ART quality its like a toddler drawing. :P

There is a difference in atmosphere in Berserk and FT, which IMO corresponds with the style of drawing well. The Berserk one is more realistic and more menacing, while FT has a lighter, more shounen-suited atmosphere. What (both) are amazing in is also how the art fits the story.
After that, it all boils down to personal opinion. I, for example, like the art of both Berserk and FT, but none of them are my top.

ghostexiled
September 16, 2012, 01:25 PM
I am stopping the discussion here about comparing mangas... you all should know better than to do this in this thread.

This is a first and final warning!

ca12nag3
September 16, 2012, 07:33 PM
Willing to guarantee Cana's mom died as a direct result of something Gildartz did and that is why he distances himself from everyone and constantly travels, to make amends. Anyways it seems Cana may have a male interest in that drunken fist mage from quatro puppy. They both drink a lot and the one guy is a lecher so it should work out.

Anyways I think there was a point to this chapter, Gildartz will have to show up soon, I think he'll be watching and when shit hits the fan he'll head over and hopefully get involved again. Next chapter is going to be awesome. Mashima won't disappoint with #300.

---------- Post added at 08:09 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:07 AM ----------



It actually showed how Gerard "forgot" that he actually caught up to her as he claimed to still be searching for her.

"You!? It can't be!" Means something pretty important.

http://www.mangainn.com/manga/chapter/91407_heart-pounding-ryuuzetsu-land/page_3
This is what i mean, look at the girls face, her chin/mouth area. Shes sad about this. Thats not filler to me. Its just the silence before the storm.

Kauia
September 17, 2012, 11:24 AM
The only people I think of making that expression are either Wendy or Lucy... that's as of now. The next chapter doesn't sound like it'll reveal whoever the girl is? It sounds like it might focus on what Gajeel is exploring.

Zasz
September 18, 2012, 10:27 AM
Gildarts is always so hilarious.
Having said this, I really liked this chapter and it seems the silent chapter is of fashion these days.
Anyway, is it me or the girl who wanted to have an unforgettable night with Gildarts (:cheez) is from Rave Master? Namely Janna?

llamapie
September 18, 2012, 06:01 PM
So I was thinking in regards as to how Sting and Rogue can activate dragon force so easily. It seems to me its the lacrima they were implanted with. Luxus can do the same and he only has Lacrima in him. So I found that fairly telling.

kkck
September 19, 2012, 01:06 PM
So I was thinking in regards as to how Sting and Rogue can activate dragon force so easily. It seems to me its the lacrima they were implanted with. Luxus can do the same and he only has Lacrima in him. So I found that fairly telling.
Well, the manga blatantly stated that third generation DS are those with natural DS magic and dragon lachrime and it also went ahead to state that the power of the third generation is basically just that. Laxus never activated DF though.

Burndolphin
September 19, 2012, 09:32 PM
My predictions for the 300 chapter of FT is that all cane is going to break lose and it feels as if this manga is going to end in a massive fight. Then they are more or less going to die an then the time magic user is going to fiend a way to go back in time an that the one whos face we have yet to see is. Guess what its the time user and she is going to warn them but is it to late????

SerpentTailedAngel
September 19, 2012, 10:30 PM
According to Levy they won the tournament before everything went south, so I doubt that'll happen this week.

Thuwa25
September 20, 2012, 03:32 AM
where did it say that FT won the tourney before everything went south. I would like to know which side is yukino really working for. I also think that this might be what started edolas under the narrative of finding zeref hence thats why they said Porlyusica was from edolas.

adbanginwar
September 20, 2012, 09:37 AM
now a days we don't get much spoilers, now do we? i mean i try refreshing the page....."no spoilers.....no spoilers.....no spoilers.....no spoilers.....manga released on mangapanda" :jawdrop

Zasz
September 20, 2012, 11:43 AM
now a days we don't get much spoilers, now do we? i mean i try refreshing the page....."no spoilers.....no spoilers.....no spoilers.....no spoilers.....manga released on mangapanda" :jawdrop

I suppose we will have some spoilers tomorrow or, more likely, the entire chapter.:^_^

Burndolphin
September 20, 2012, 03:25 PM
Okay soon cane is going to break that is gave in so lets in joy it but maybe its the girl who help him before at the tower of haven is the one in the hood soo who knows at this point right? but I see some epic fighting coming thats a gave in

llamapie
September 20, 2012, 06:41 PM
Well, the manga blatantly stated that third generation DS are those with natural DS magic and dragon lachrime and it also went ahead to state that the power of the third generation is basically just that. Laxus never activated DF though.

Pretty sure it was DF when he fought Natsu and Gajeel (he gained scales on his arms and beefed up) right before he used fairy law. I could be mistaken but that's how I view it now. I was saying that I think it is their lachrima which allows them to active DF at will.

kkck
September 20, 2012, 10:50 PM
Pretty sure it was DF when he fought Natsu and Gajeel (he gained scales on his arms and beefed up) right before he used fairy law. I could be mistaken but that's how I view it now. I was saying that I think it is their lachrima which allows them to active DF at will.

I don't think there is any reason for us to think that was DF. Every time that has been used the power has been at least called that. Seeing cobra it seems that it is standard for lachrima DS to take a more dragon like form. Either way, the power of the third generation has been outright stated to be the ability to enter dragon force at will. Of course, that does not mean it is not a skill which can't be acquired by first or second generation DS but so far it would seem that it is third generation DS who have the easiest time at it.