August 24, 2016

A death in the family

Naruto finally came to an end, and now Bleach has, too. 686 manga chapters and out. Where will the weaboos go now?

Well, Fairy Tail is still running, so there's that. I never got into Naruto or Bleach, but I've been hooked on Fairy Tail for a long time. The current story arc looks to finally be the resolution of Zeref and Mavis. There's also going to be a quest to find the new Aquarius key.

And then we'll defeat Acnologia. All told that's probably 200 more manga chapters, I would expect.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in General Anime at 10:49 AM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 Dammit.  I had allowed myself to forget that there was probably a Fairy Tale scanlation out there that shows what happens next after the anime hiatus, but now that you pointed me at it I'm probably going to have to read all of it.

Posted by: CatCube at August 24, 2016 03:32 PM (fa4fh)

2 It looks like Sekeiri may be getting ready to close up shop as well. The last battle has supposedly finished.

From what I can see, Fairy Tail has done a much better job at the power up to meet the ever more powerful enemy than Bleach. Oh my stars did that get silly at the end.

Posted by: topmaker at August 24, 2016 06:38 PM (6stZH)

3

There are hints that some of the heroes have gained substantial amounts of powerup, most notably Natsu. But then, we expect it from him.

More interesting is that there are a few hints that Lucy has climbed a considerable distance. There's the whole business with the various "Star Dresses", which represents a broadening of her personal capabilities.

And she had a year to spend meditating and training to raise her base magical power level. Which had been going up before the most recent time skip, as evidenced by the fact that she reached the point where she could do two summons simultaneously (which she did in the tournament). She did 3 during the Tartaros arc but it nearly killed her; I bet she can do 3 now without distress.

And I've been wondering about two things: does she have a star dress based on the Spirit King, and if so what powers does it grant her? And, has she learned to do Galaxia Blade? (That was the last thing the Spirit King did before his summon ended.) I won't be surprised if that's the case, and in certain situations that is a tremendously powerful attack.

Finally, if she really has advanced as far as I suspect, then she should be able to cast Urano Metria without gimmicks and without collapsing afterwards.

In manga chapter 420 Lucy tells Natsu she's been doing some training, and she challenges him to a sparring match. It doesn't happen, but if having seen how strong he's gotten she's still willing to try taking him on (which she has NEVER done before) then she must be feeling pretty confident.

Also there are a lot of star dresses we haven't seen yet, and some of the ones we have seen are pretty impressive.

Some people are speculating that the members of the Spriggan 12 are going to get taken out in one-on-one fights with members of Fairy Tail, and that August (supposedly the strongest of them) is going to get defeated by Lucy.

Well, maybe. Stranger things have happened.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at August 24, 2016 07:17 PM (+rSRq)

4 Also in chapter 446 Makarov is totally surprised by how much Lucy has changed.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at August 24, 2016 07:21 PM (+rSRq)

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