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One of the reasons I didn’t do a 2016 manga gift guide is because there wasn’t anything else besides the continuation of the rising wave of Huion vs Wacom. Well, or more like Wacom vs all generic brands you can imagine (and they’re not bad) However, 2017 brings exciting new things to the table. Because […] The post Manga gift guide for drawers 2017: 9 ideas appeared first on Toki's Manga...
One of the reasons I didn’t do a 2016 manga gift guide is because there wasn’t anything else besides the continuation of the rising wave of Huion vs Wacom.
Well, or more like Wacom vs all generic brands you can imagine (and they’re not bad)
However, 2017 brings exciting new things to the table.
Because interestingly so, this year is about the feel of manual ink.
While digital ink technology dominates the market, there is the remembrance of the feeling that manual pencils, coloring crayons, watercolors, and markers can provide, for both the artist and the audience that enjoy the artist’s effort.
And what best way to celebrate your friend, partner or relative’s efforts with a gift that they will sure love.
This year, Wacom still dominates the tablet market due to tradition, and other generic brands have become a viable alternative.
A eternal question still remains: when will monitor-based tablets have an accessible price? is there really a need for them?
1.- The leader in manga drawing tablets: Wacom
Wacom has taken note, not only from Huion, but also another generic brand competitors. But this also means that they have lowered their standards on their latest most economic models a bit, in order to satisfy customer demand.
Such is the case with the latest Intuos line.
Still, I’ll begin by recommending the Bamboo One CTL471
Why? Because not only is the most basic and affordable model to draw manga right now, but because despite being released on 2012, it’s still the most reliable Wacom tablet product, wayyy before the competition appeared.
At a resolution of 1024 levels of pen pressure, you feel the smoothness and the unique, no-nonsense black and lime design.
With 4 extra nibs, the stylus doesn’t need charging, and despite not coming with an eraser like other models, you won’t really miss it.
It is simply the most basic and secure deal available.
Another option is the the Wacom Intous Draw CTL490DW, which offers 4 customizable shortcut keys that may come in handy.
The pen is somehow upgraded from a stylus, but it still doesn’t have an eraser. It comes also with a wireless kit if you don’t like the hassle of USB cables.
The only thing that bothers me is that somehow they sacrificed a bit of the drawing area for the express keys.
But what’s the real catch here?
Wacom KNOWS about their manga drawers niche and started catering directly to them in 2012 with the Wacom Bamboo manga, which was frankly, just the CTL 471 model above, bundled with ArtRage and Manga Studio 4, along with some tutorials.
But they are stepping up in their game and released the Wacom Intuos Comic, to cater more to the most demanding artists that don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on a drawing tablet.
At $99, the small model has a bit more drawing space than the traditional Bamboo, cleverly bundled with Clip Studio Paint Pro and Anime Studio Software.
The express keys are smaller, but the advantage here is the touch mode that lets you scroll, navigate and zoom over your artwork as if you were working on a monitor-type tablet, or drawing on your cellphone with an app.
Then there comes the inevitable Wacom Intuos Pro
For those who have a bigger budget or want to surprise that special someone with a potent and upgraded tablet so they don’t feel limited, I’d definitely suggest the Wacom Intuos Pro Medium Model
Why? Because so far is the one that offers the equilibrium of being pricey but reasonable, and at the same time you get an smashing 8192 levels of pressure.
With a Bluetooth handle included, they sure want to kill any rival that dares offer the same as them, especially with an active area of 8.7 x 5.8 inches (22 x 14 cm)
Another incredible feature is the Touch ring that lets you rotate and control brush size, as well as Tilt recognition in the Wacom Pro Pen 2, a feature that was only reserved for the most pricey models.
For $349, you also get 8 Express Keys and multitouch features.
You can even personalize the texture of your surface. This simply has it all.
2. But what happened in the world of Monitor-type tablets?
The idea of monitor tablets was to fully recreate the experience of drawing directly on a surface as it were paper, instead of having to get used to coordinating your hand while looking at the monitor.
The latest Wacom DTH1320K0 Cintiq has come a long way from that heavy monitor that ultimately strained your eyesight, your legs and your back.
They have softened the experience by simply taking the features of the Intuos Pro and adapting it literally to the Mac Book Air 13” monitor with 87% Adobe RGB quality and a resolution of 1920×1080 HD.
Then add an integrated stand and remote express keys.
The problem is: for that price $999, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has already offered all of the above, and for a much better price ($300-$600) and much more features (upgrade to Windows 10 and simply owning a Windows tablet with instant WiFi certainly helps).
3.- The competition: Huion tablets for manga drawing
Huions keeps building trust among consumers, despite the challenge that Wacom posed to them.
They keep going on with their economic prices and it certainly pays off. Especially in their offer of accessories and great customer support.
Their classic Huion H610 Pro became the people’s hero, offering 2048 levels of pen pressure at $76, with 8 customizable express keys.
Despite having a rechargeable pen that needs AAA batteries, the bigger drawing size and the cool accessories make up for this, making it ideal for beginners that don’t want to feel limited by the small and expensive texture of a Small Wacom.
Sometimes it’s all about simplicity.
But definitely you have to beware of some of their other ridiculously priced models.
Still, their best bet is their KAMVAS GT-191 HD model, which incredibly pretty much offers the same of the Wacom Cintiq and the Microsoft Surface Pro, at $499, 8192 levels of pen pressure, and a 1920×1080 HD LCD screen.
Weighing 14.6 lbs is still heavy in comparison with the Cintiq, but they want to make it up by offering you a glove, 2 pens, various types of adapter cables (HDMI and USB), 8 pen nibs and a pen holder.
The only limitation is that you would be drawing on a NTSC 16:9 monitor, but if this doesn’t really bother you, then this is the way to go if you can’t afford a Cintiq or a Surface Pro, OR, you want to surprise your loved one with this sophisticated monitor tablet that doesn’t break the bank.
Drawing Tablet cases
Yes, we have reviewed all this plethora of drawing tablets at all kinds of prices, the competition is tough to recreate the most natural drawing experience possible, ironically.
The latest trend 2017-2018: the natural manually drawn manga artwork experience
Incredibly enough, with the latest trend of filming your drawing processes or taking a pic with your smartphone and sharing your art to the world that took you hours to draw with your MANUAL pencils, inks, and/or watercolors, color crayons or markers (and sometimes a mix of everything), manga artists just want to get back to basics.
Especially with the Etsy trend of people buying more and more physically drawn art, in which you can feel the texture, smell the materials and the efforts that it took that person to draw the commission that you requested to them.
It’s the experience that matters this year. And a tablet surface or screen doesn’t always necessarily provide you that, despite all the simplification and benefits.
The only thing that you should worry about is price/quantity/availability, because at least you won’t ever run out of ink with a tablet.
Sadly, the Neopiko markers that I have recommended in other guides have been discontinued, and the other models that they have at Deleter.jp are around the same range as professional COPIC markers, around $200 the set.
But this doesn’t mean that there aren’t alternatives, quite the contrary:
Forget about those classic cheap markers that ran out of ink fast. More than ever, you can choose from a range of sophisticated double tip markers and even watercolor markers for those killer effects in your manga artworks.
As this is the year of a natural, authentic feeling, there’s nothing more organic than a simple set of watercolors to give that extra touch of magic to your artwork than sometimes even tablets can’t reach.
Despite no novelties, color pencils keep going strong with specialized techniques. This leader brand lets you mix your pigments, and use diluted alcohol for degradation effects and other wonders that will make any artwork stand out.
7.- Manga Drawing Pens: Sakura Pigma
Of course, the classic but simple pen markers if you don’t want to bother with classic pen nibs. So far they’re the most effortlesly quality/price sets that you can find right now.
8.- Forming your own mangaka gift set with simple items
You can surprise that important person in your life by assembling any of the options indicated above and form a ‘mangaka basket’ of sorts.
You can fill it with colorful but sassy-looking supplies, a good set of markers, a mannequin, maybe a good reference book, a good set of pen markers, color pencils and watercolor sets to suggest new techniques.
9.- The mangaka bag with badges and inspirational nendo figures
And last but never least, to close this guide, is the all practical bag that I’ve been recommending for years now, just with the additional idea of filling it with your artists’ nendo figures from his/her favorite series. Plus, imagine the surprise on his/her face when thinking that it was just a regular bag with supplies…
Now that is the touch of grace, because beyond the obvious use that the mangaka bag has, there’s nothing like nendo figures to get inspired and keep going in a moment of stress and frustration.
Hope this guide helps you find the perfect gift, for either yourself,a friend, loved one, or that manga drawer in the family. Best of luck!
How to incorpore Naruto Fashion into your daily wear Both the manga and the anime may have been over for a while, but Naruto will be a series that will be hard to forget. It didn’t only define a whole generation (or two) of otakus (and narutards), but it has also defined the ‘shinobi’ and ‘kunoichi’ […] The post Naruto Fashion Tips for your Daily Wear appeared first on Toki's Manga...
How to incorpore Naruto Fashion into your daily wear
Both the manga and the anime may have been over for a while, but Naruto will be a series that will be hard to forget. It didn’t only define a whole generation (or two) of otakus (and narutards), but it has also defined the ‘shinobi’ and ‘kunoichi’ aesthetic.
A ninja wears tight but functional and comfortable clothes for everyday and for battle. Kishimoto-sensei somehow made a way of fusioning the traditional with the ‘urban’ look, as Konohagakure and other villages were actually modern-era inspired. It’s nothing too conspicuous but you can’t help but love the style.
So, what to wear for school/office that reminds you of your favorite series without ending up doing a full-on cosplay? Let’s find out:
1.Naruto’s Hokage Promise Necklace
Don’t you have dreams too of getting at the top of your game and be recognized by everyone?
Back in the days when being Hokage was a remote dream with remote possibilities for Naruto, this necklace can only evoke you nostalgia. You can subtly wear it under your office or everyday school clothes.
2. Naruto Sasuke Uchiha Fidget Spinner:
Uh, yeah, not exactly an apparel piece, but it can become part of it as you will endlessly fall in Sasuke’s Sharingan as you try to relieve stress and concentrate in your task at hand.
3. Naruto: Uchiha Itachi keychain
And speaking of Sasuke, you can never go wrong with one of these keychains, and I’m not talking about their obvious use. You can link them to your spiral notebooks, your bag or backpack or even your phone case for that extra little detail.
4- Akatsuki Rings
These are just perfect to wear a different one every day! They simply and awesomely combine with everything.
5.- Uchiha Earrings
They pretty much speak for themselves in their badassery. Small, discrete, combines perfectly with either black, red, blue or white clothes.
6.- Hidan’s Jashin Necklace
Yes, Hidan fans can have their field day everyday at school or at the office by wearing the very iconic Jasshin religion necklace, showing their loyalty to the Hidan sect, who will still appreciate this gesture from wherever his head remained.
And going not so subtle…
How to get that perfect shinobi or kunoichi look
The key here would be to use neutral, solid colors. Surely you wouldn’t appear one day at the office wearing an orange jumpsuit, would ya?
7.- Naruto Sandals
While these are used commonly in cosplay, the subtleness and quality of the material makes them perfect if your office or school doesn’t have a rigid dress code. They may pass as just some cool and comfortable sandals to move around. The best thing is that they are unisex.
8.- Akatsuki Hoodie
Yes, you can finally quell your tentation of going around with the Akatsuki coat with this ultra cool jacket.
9.- Cropped pants as shinobi pants?
While there aren’t literally ninja pants that aren’t cosplay, there are quite smart alternatives for a comfortable, yet sassy look.
Do these remind you of TenTen? Then you’ve got the idea. These are actually culotte pants or loose capri pants, which have been fairly trendy lately.
10.- The obvious but not so obvious Naruto shirt
Yes, I left this one as last in purpose. There’s nothing like some fellow fans digging that subtle design that works like an inner joke.
And of course, the inevitable Uchiha t-shirt
Hope this article has given you some good ideas to take the shinobi/kunoichi mindset everywhere with you.
Remember to have fun and not to overdo it!
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Fairy Tail latest Blu-Ray, Volume and Item releases 2016 This year has been great for this series so far, the manga it’s at its peak celebrating its 10 year anniversary, which is a guarantee of great goodies coming up! Whether you have a friend, relative or partner that loves this series, or if you’re looking […] The post Fairy Tail anime and manga gift buying guide 2016-2017 appeared first on Toki's Manga...
Fairy Tail latest Blu-Ray, Volume and Item releases 2016
This year has been great for this series so far, the manga it’s at its peak celebrating its 10 year anniversary, which is a guarantee of great goodies coming up!
Whether you have a friend, relative or partner that loves this series, or if you’re looking for the hottest releases and items, you won’t miss a thing here!
On 2016 the anime ended with the Fairy Tail Zero saga and there’s no info yet on when it will return. I’m guessing for an October 2017 date, since the same happened with Attack on Titan and other series that got delayed.
The new Fairy Tail movie, titled ‘Dragon Cry’, will premiere on April.
However, there was a highly successful stage adaptation in May 2016 and the manga spin-offs released through the Kodansha app.
The latest manga chapters have been the most exciting point of the story and somehow hint to a possible end, but nothing has been confirmed yet.
Fairy Tail latest Manga releases 2016
Fairy Tail volume 57
The last release of the year, released on November 29th
Covering the chapters from 483 to 491, featuring the infamous countdown pattern, leading to the reappearance of Acnologia and Irene’s magic.
Fairy Tail Volume 56
Released on September 27
From chapters 474 to 482, the introduction of Dimaria and her power vs the Sky Sisters.
Despite the Spriggan 12 being reduced to eight, both sides remain unertain of victory. In Halgeon, the Warrior Queen Di Maria has trapped the Sky Sisters in a tricky situation. Meanwhile, back at Fairy Tail, members start disappearing at the hands of Jacob the Assassin, but Natsu is still fast asleep! The decisive battle for Magnolia remains perilous…the waves of formidable enemies keep coming, but the wizards of Fiore are ready to fight
Fairy Tail Volume 55
Released on August 9
From chapters 465 to 473, the connection between Lucy and Brandish, the reappearance of Aquarius and Laxus vs. Wahl battle.
Fate has led Natsu into a one-on-one showdown with Zeref! The Black Wizard finally begins to unravel the truth behind his plans with Natsu at the center. Shocked beyond belief, Natsu almost loses it…Meanwhile, Magnolia is submerged in chaos. In the South, the combined forces of Lamia Scale and Mermaid Heel are desperately toughing it out, while in the North, the allied forces of Saber Tooth and Blue Pegasus struggle to stand their ground. As the Wizard Sants gather in the East, a surprise guest swoops into the war between Zeref and Fairy Tail…How will the tides turn in this final battle?!
Fairy Tail Volume 54
Released on June 21
Zeref’s 12 handpicked elites invade Magnolia from all four sides! First, Ajeel swoops in from the skies with a massive fleet in tow, only to be interrupted by Erza. The Desert King lives up to his title, and before long, Erza is swallowed up in darkness and despair by his overwhelming magic power. Meanwhile, back on land, Brandish makes an appearance in Lucy’s bathtub and an unimaginable turn of fate awaits them… In the face of such an unprecedented crisis, all of Fiore’s guilds are spurred to action!
Fairy Tail volume 53
Released on April 12
Makarov, Natsu, and the group return bearing news of the impending invasion by Zeref and the Alvarez Empire. With Fairy Tail back together, everyone’s hearts beat as one in their resolve to fight! Then, the ghost of Mavis appears, recounting the guilt and power behind Fairy Heart, the lacrima crystal that holds her preserved body. Her tale begins over a hundred years ago, when two desperate individuals, bound by a curse, brought forth an unthinkable sin…
Fairy Tail volume 52
Released on February 23, 2016
After Fairy Tail’s revival, Natsu and his friends learn the reason behind the guild’s disbandment and Makarov’s disappearance. In order to protect this beloved family of his, Makarov had set out on a journey to the Albareth Empire, where mighty magical forces rule and where he vanished without a trace. Now, Erza must call together a group of special wizards for a secret mission to rescue Makarov! However, their path is blocked by the Twelve Shields guarding its emperor: A terrifying unit of super-powered wizards called Spriggan 12. What’s more, in the heart of it all lays Fairy Tail’s most hidden secret…!
Fairy Tail volume 51
The black magic cult Avatar’s plans to summon Zeref are well underway, but their Operation Purify will cost countless lives. To stop them, Gray joins forces with Erza and infiltrates Avatar, while Zeref the Black Wizard reveals another piece of his shocking past. Finally, after a year of being apart, Natsu, Lucy, Happy, Gray, and Erza return as Fairy Tail’s strongest team! Can their bravery and bonds of friendship stand against Avatar?!
This was released on December 15th, 2015 and covers from Chapters 430 to 438
Fairy Tail latest Blu-ray releases
The year began slow for the BD/DVD combos, but they’re quickly catching up
Could BD/DVD sales worldwide be influencing the return of the anime?
Fairy Tail part 20
I even feel nostalgic with the anime being so far in relation to what’s happening in the manga.
After winning big at the Grand Magic Games and rebuilding their destroyed guild, Fairy Tail’s clients come swarming back with plenty of work for the rowdiest wizards in Fiore. When a prestigious client requests the assistance of Natsu and Gray, the boys rally their team and head into Sun Village. Along the way new enemies and a few familiar foes are lying in wait. As things begin to spiral out of control, a wicked force rises and threatens to throw the magical world into darkness.
Fairy Tail Part 21
“On the demon’s playground, anything can happen.
With the devastating Face weapon active, the battle against Tartaros seems desperate. The wizards of Fairy Tail must face down the Nine Demon Gates of Tartaros to stop the mass magic purge, or they will all become powerless. As the clock ticks down, what sacrifices will be made to protect the magic across the land? Will it even be enough?
Natsu and his friends will have to use everything they’ve got if they want to prevent E.N.D.’s revival. But when each member is up against a different foe, things aren’t looking good for our heroes. In this battle against demons, anything goes; including their ability to…resurrect?! And as if demons weren’t enough, familiar foes join the battle with demonic powers that make them stronger than before.
When the battle turns in Tartaros’ favor, can Lucy summon the strength to call on the most powerful celestial spirit—the Celestial Spirit King?!”
Fairy Tail Part 22
Fairy Tail Part 22 [Blu-Ray]
Due to be released on December 6th, with the badass cover to end the year.
“With the battle of Tartaros still raging on, the wizards of Fairy Tail may have finally met their match. The threat of three thousand Faces hangs over them, and the power of the Demon Gates takes their breath away when they reveal their true Etherious Forms. Right when things begin to look up, an even bigger threat appears—Acnologia! Beaten and exhausted, can the wizards find the strength to take on Tartaros and this monstrous dragon? When the fire inside Natsu erupts, he will have a startling and unexpected reunion. But the time for catching up and seeking answers will have to wait—E.N.D. and the ready-to-detonate Faces are moments from destroying the magical world as they know it! The final battle for the magical world happens now!”
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Fairy Tail manga and anime general guide 2017 Yes, I deliberately decided to not make December 2016 Fairy Tail manga spoilers guide, not only due to Saezuru and Yuri on Ice happening o.o, but also due to lack of news. So I’ll begin this new format with a brief synopsis of the December chapters. Fairy […] The post Fairy Tail manga and anime guide 2017 – News + Spoilers appeared first on Toki's Manga...
Fairy Tail manga and anime general guide 2017
Yes, I deliberately decided to not make December 2016 Fairy Tail manga spoilers guide, not only due to Saezuru and Yuri on Ice happening o.o, but also due to lack of news.
So I’ll begin this new format with a brief synopsis of the December chapters.
Fairy Tail manga synopsis December 2016
Fairy Tail synopsis chapter 513 – titled Flower Circle
I’m a bit shocked that Rakheid was beaten almost too easily, being technically Natsu’s ‘nephew’, to be frank.
Kagura tells Minerva that she holds no grudges or resentments anymore.
Natsu and Sting can’t even move.
Then this is the infamous Erza/Eileen fight
Erza holds her own against Eileen.
Eileen has the superior advantage in her magic, despite Erza using Heaven’s Wheel.
But Eileen drops the bomb spoilers that we’ve waited for all 2016:
Erza doesn’t give a shit, since her family is the people who have been with her all her life.
Eileen wants to tell her more about the circumstances of her birth before killing her, but Erza just attacks ahead.
Fairy Tail synopsis chapter 514 – titled The Dragon Seed
It takes us back to Dragnov, Ishgar, 400 years ago, an era where dragons and people coexisted in peace. King Dragon Belserion was their ruler.
We see a young Eileen Belserion, Queen of the Dragons.
They were against the ideology of dragons eating humans. While Dragons helped human civilization to advance, some Dragons of the West felt entitled to eat humans due to their superiority.
King Dragon Belserion didn’t allow that to happen and that begun the infamous Dragon King Festival war.
Erza is hooked, anyway, 400 hundred years ago o.o Her mom obviously pulled a Tsunade, and apparently she has that ability too.
The chapter delves more on Eileen’s ability to grant any object an attribute that makes it stronger, such as giving a wooden stick the properties of an iron sword that can cut over another sword easily.
Despite this, Ishgar was annihilated because some local dragons betrayed King Belserion.
On the verge of losing the castle, Eileen asks Belserion to grant her with the power of a Dragon Slayer.
A human against a Dragon, that was a novelty back then.
So she’s kinda like the Six Paths Sage of Fairy Tail, by technically having invented Dragon Slayer Magic o.o
By the way, there’s a full Nalu scene with Lucy naked lying next to Natsu to warm up his body. Happy is also there.
In Wendy’s consciousness, she tells everyone what they need to know, though.
Anyway, Eileen tells Erza that despite turning the war in their favor, not everyone could withstand such power, thus the Dragon Seed was born on those that could adapt.
Eileen eventually couldn’t handle the power either, but scales coming out her face, and by then she was pregnant with Erza.
Fairy Tail synopsis chapter 515 – titled ‘I am you, you are me’
This implies that somehow Eileen’s circumstances were special in regards to her pregnancy.
Mashima kept us hitting in the head with the truth.
But to avoid bestiality / dragon tail sex implications, which would even be too much for this manga, Erza’s father is not King Dragon Belserion, but some emo-looking dude-general that Eileen was obligated to marry to solve a territorial dispute.
This is where Acnologia appeared, he was the one that won the war, killing everyone in sight.
The emo-looking general dude freaked out as how Eileen kept developing dragon scales on her face. The people thought she was going to turn into another Acnologia.
That’s how Erza’s father refused to recognize his unborn child.
Eileen got incarcerated.
She was tortured, beaten and humilliated for three years. What a parallel.
She kept developing dragon scales all over her body. She took all the beatings so she could protect her child.
The emo-looking dude general is an abusive son of a bitch who one day went to her cell and beat her up, and tried to cut open her belly.
But fed up enough, she developed fully into a dragon in her ire, but with wings very similar to what Erza has in her armor.
Going full berserk, she squashed the son of a bitch Erza’s biological father like a bug.
She ran away to the mountains, with Erza still in her belly for hundreds of years.
Untill she met Zeref, who finally helped her get human body again.
Still pregnant with Erza, she still had symptoms of not being able to taste food, couldn’t sleep, and had allergic itches and colds all over her body.
With her body so damaged, she basically wanted to pull an Orochimaru on her unborn child. o.o
“I’m you and you are me, my child”
At this point everyone is freaking the fuck out with her story.
But Eileen finishes her story by telling that she eventually delivered Erza naturally and threw her in the garbage, until they found her and that’s how Erza ended in an orphanage.
Is there’s ever a Ishgar Social Services office, what a field day they’d had o.o
But Erza is unfaced.
Erza: “I’m glad that you threw me away in the garbage, because that’s how I was able to meet my true family”
Fairy Tail synopsis chapter 516 – titled ‘The truth about enchantment’
Erza accepts the truth about herself. She probably always felt that she was simply an unwanted child, anyway.
Wendy and Erza attack her with all they have and Wendy manages to hurt her.
The reason she can do so is because she has the Dragon Seed, just that it’s suppresed to she wouldn’t have to face dragonification.
Natsu sees Igneel again in his subconcious.
Igneel explains that aside the Dragon Seed, he has too the Demon Seed, thus he is E.N.D
There you have it folks, from the Dragon’s mouth itself. o.o
But he drops another bomb:
Back to Eileen, she somehow regrets that ultimately there was a way to seal dragonification.
So she has a yandere explosion o.o
She swears to avenge Belserion at all costs, that’s her ultimate motif.
And she still wants Erza’s body, so he uses her enchantment to entangle her.
This is a freaking Law and Order case by now o.o
Wendy uses Deus Zero to counter her magic and Erza manages to land an attack.
Eileen is bleeding, but she managed to transfer into Wendy and possess her body, since she was not compatible with Erza precisely because they’re relatives!
Fairy Tail news 2017
We kickoff the year with THE excellent news that the movie Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry, a project stalled since 2015, will premiere on April.
There’s still more details to be sorted out, but it can be somehow an insight that the anime could return too on October.
Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry movie will premiere on June 5th
Despite the secrecy behind this movie, it will have a premiere date of June 5th, and it will be about a magic artifact that can destroy the world.
It was stolen by Zash Caine, who brings it to the Kingdom of Stella, ruled by King Animus and Sonya, the Magician.
The movie was directed by Tatsuma Minakawa of Attack on Titan fame, and Shoji Yonemura wrote the screenplay and Yasuharu Takanashi did the soundtrack.
Fairy Tail manga spoilers January 2017
Fairy Tail manga spoilers chapter 517 – out on January 16 – titled Wendy Belserion
Oh dear o.o
Supposedly Lucy will confess to Natsu
Eileen will use Wendy’s body against Erza, who will have no choice than to beat her.
Erza could gain a new form due to this.
While Natsu is unconscious, Igneel explains to him that the Dragon Seed and the Demon Seed are fusioning, and this process is inevitable.
Update January 14:
Finally more updated info on the first chapter of the year.
The cover has Wendy in full Eileen (Irene) regalia, an Orochimaru-style renaissance.
While Erza is shocked, Eileen evaluates Wendy’s body.
“A left thigh injury, some bruises here on the knees, but no problem, it will move”
She emits a blast that blows Erza away.
Eileen: “Not bad, she has more power than what I thought”
Erza is lying on the ground. “I can’t…believe this”
As Wendy Belserion walks towards her.
Eileen: “I bet you don’t have such a pretty child like this. Then all I have to do is erase your existence”
She attacks Erza again but she dodges it, and hesitates whether to hurt Wendy’s body.
Eileen attacks agains and slaps her.
Eileen: “you’re just too sweet, Erza”
Eileen keeps attacking like a mad bitch, but she is slowed down by Wendy, trying to take over from the subconscious
She manages to expell Eileen and returns to normal.
Wendy collapses on the ground.
Erza returns to her normal appearance while Eileen is injured.
Erza: “Let’s settle this now”
Eileen is in bad shape, bleeding all over.
Fairy Tail manga spoilers chapter 518 – titled ‘Extreme Addiction and Master Enchantment’ – out on January 23 – TBA
A scarlet bond of black hatred indeed.
Update January 22:
We have Happy on the cover, flowering the plants.
The battle continues.
Erza: “Wendy, I’ll end this here”
Eileen (Irene): “Finish me??? I can laugh for 400 years!”
Eileen throws blasts of power at Elsa but she dodges them easily.
Eileen: “I have kept you in my belly for 400 years! But your role is insignificant and so you shall remain!”
Erza: “I feel sorry for your misfortune, but I’m not going to lose!”
Eileen: “You can’t possibly know anything about my misfortunes”
Eileen manages to hit Erza, but she begins to regenerate her body.
Erza begins telling Eileen her story.
Erza: “I became a slave of a cult group in the village you threw me in”
She’s about to slash Eileen with a sword.
Erza: “My misery might not be as great as yours, but even I learned to love under such circumstances”
But Eileen is unfazed, she stops Erza’s sword
Eileen: “While that’s beautiful, I hate all humans and I hate you even though I gave birth to you”
She nails start growing and slashed Erza in the right arm, she manages to escape cutting them with her sword.
But it regenerates anyway and Eileen starts fully dragonizing o.o
I bet Acnologia is interested now.
Fairy Tail manga spoilers chapter 519 – out on January 30 – Titled ‘Show me your smile’
The battle continues with a dragonified Eileen, as Erza puts all her strength on her right arm and managed to break down the meteorite.
Eileen (Irene) can’t believe it.
Eileen: Even if you cut down the meteorite, you can’t cut dragon scales!
Wendy, lying on the ground, manages to enchant Erza’s sword, thus it is reinforced.
Erza manages to cut dragonified Eileen through her torso.
Eileen is forced to return to human form.
Bur Erza is in such a bad shape that she falls to the ground, she loses the sword that is near Eileen, as she tries to approach it.
Eileen: this ends here, just give up.
But Erza smiles, and she can’t help but trigger a flashback on Eileen’s mind.
That of her newborn daughter smiling after 400 years of being in her belly.
Eileen: ‘Do not laugh at me!’
She goes deranged and stabs Erza on the left shoulder.
But Erza with all her strenght lifts her up and butts her head against her mother, knocking her out.
Eileen: Not yet…and this is over
Eileen pierces her own belly with the sword.
Looking to create a new enchantment with their blood?
Eileen: (in thoughts) I’m the strongest woman in Alvarez, and yet…I can’t kill my own daughter.
Erza is on the ground, grinning.
Eileen: Even I don’t know
She falls to the ground, having a remembrance of when she left the newborn baby on the village. She didn’t want to enchant her.
Eileen: I was wondering, and now I remembered clearly, have I ever loved you?
Fairy Tail manga spoilers chapter 520 – out on February 6 – titled ‘Spirit or Demon?’
Looks like this chapter retakes the Natsu END arc. And probably the Natsu / Lucy moments go here. Also the Igneel scene.
Update February 6:
We have Natsu and Lucy on the cover, going on an excursion of sorts with Happy.
Back to Eileen and Erza, indeed the former committed suicide out of confusion and despair for her own motherly feelings.
Erza: “Goodbye, Mother”, as she lies on the ground.
Wendy: “Are you allright?”
Erza: “I’m fine”
Wendy: “I’m asking not only about your body…”
Erza has a fallen eyelid, swelling as hell.
Erza: “Thank you for bothering to ask”
“Still, Master was my only parent”
Wendy says that the smell of Master has not waned yet, but not sure it’s due to being mixed with other people’s smells.
Erza hugs down Wendy, they’re lying on the floor.
We finally get back to Natsu
Natsu is talking with Igneel on a volcanic area.
Natsu: Will I die?
Igneel: That’s right
“As the Dragon Seed and the Demon Seed mixes, you won’t be able to live as a normal person anymore”
So he means not a literal death, but a full transformation, similar to what Eileen has gone through.
Natsu: “There’s thing I still need to do, such as defeating Zeref and Acnologia”
Igneel begins to fade
Natsu: “Hey! You can’t just leave when a person is depressed!
Igneel laughs. “Well, let’s talk till the end, then”
Ignel: “One way out of this would be that you choose one of the seeds and eliminate the other”
Natsu: How do I choose?
Igneel: For this you need to have a strong will and someone by your side who is either a dragon or a demon.
Natsu thinks of Zeref and his phrase, “the strongest devil ever created, END”
Igneel: It’s ultimately upon yourself whether you live or die.
Natsu: Am I a dragon or devil?
Igneel: There’s really no answer, Natsu.
Natsu: Even so, I have always been a human being, Natsu Dragneel.
Igneel is touched.
Igneel: I hope you have it right.
Igneel: Revived with the power of a devil, raised by a dragon, but you are ultimately a human being.
Igneel: It’s now time for you to advance with your own feet.
Thus Natsu wakes from the lucid dream, with naked Lucy by his side.
He’s more oblivious than Goku and Naruto at this point.
Happy and Lucy hugs Natsu.
Lucy covered herself in Natsu’s sheet.
They are suddenly enveloped in a huge light.
It’s Mavis talking to everyone.
Mavis: “Please take everyone’s hands”
As Eileen died, her enchantment is dissolving.
August realized that Eileen is dead.
Zeref: “The effect of Universe One disappears and everything is the way it should be”
Fairy Tail manga spoilers chapter 521 – titled ‘The Strongest Mage’ -out on February 13
With Eileen’s enchantment gone, Magnolia returns to its original state.
Mavis is also back,
Mavis: ‘let’s use topography to make the fight easier’
Laxus hold Makarov in his arms
Laxus: “just hang on a bit more, we’ll take you to the guild”.
We get back to the fight between Jacob and Mirajane, hilariously enough he got beaten because the didn’t want to see Mira’s left tit hanging out like Janet Jackson at that infamous awards show.
Wow, so much for the Sprigans, no wonder Japanese fans are so pissed.
Elfman and Lisanna are reunited
But finally we get back to Natsu and Lucy’s side
They’re in Magnolia, and Brandish reappears
They’re still in shock of their surroundings
Dimaria is beaten and shrunk by Brandish
Natsu squeezes her in his hand.
Bur Brandy takes her and they start walking away.
Lucy: where are you going?
Brandish: “I’m relieved I’m not your enemy now, but well… we will disappear”
Lucy: “I hope to see you again”
But Brandish keeps walking with her back on them.
I guess she’s dissapointed as pretty much everyone with the outcome of all this buildup for nothing? o.o
Fairy Tail manga spoilers chapter 522 – titled ‘Gray’s Trump Card – out on February 20
Well, Gray finally met up with Zeref and they have one of the most interesting dialogues in the manga.
But frankly, I was too busy seeing the Zeref / Donald Trump parallelisms.
Especially when we you see the map of Fiore on his studio.
He said that he wants Mavis’ magic.
Meanwhile, Gildarts fight August and Cana interrupts the fight.
Cana: “Making the impossible possible is what my father does best”
Gildarts: “Cana, no!”
We get back to Gray and Zeref conversation.
Apparently, no one of the 12 Spriggans actually know Zeref’s plans, how very Trumpish of him.
Zeref: “The reason I’m telling you this is because you will be dead when Natsu arrives, anyway”
His idea is to kill Gray to bring out the darkness in Natsu
But even he is unaware that Mashima-sensei has already trolled his plans.
Even Gray knows that Natsu is END, but Natsu is Natsu and there’s no way that he would displace all his anger.
Gray: “It doesn’t matter who he is, he is my friend”
Gray begins unleashing his power.
Zeref: “can’t you see that it’s useless? If I die, the Natsu will…”
It would be quite the interesting dilemma for Gray, but then he will use Ice Shield o.o
Meaning that he will sacrifice himself so Natsu would live anyway.
But Gray would be erased too for everyone’s memories, thanks to Lost Attribute.
Fairy Tail manga spoilers chapter 523 – titled Will Destiny go Up in Flames? – out on February 20
Gray unleashed Lost Attribute and there’s not much that Zeref can do about it.
Gray: this is your end, Zeref!
Zeref: Me? I’ll merely be locked in an ice prison
Gray: but you’ll be locked forever!
His idea would be that even if ice melts, there will be peace in Fairy Tail.
Poor Gray, he’s always so obtuse in his resolutions.
But Uru stops him and tells him that such sacrifice is not worth it.
and THANK GOD Natsu appeared in time to beat some sense into him.
Zeref breathes new life.
Natsu: “I’m sure I already stopped you from using that magic”
Natsu is crying.
Natsu: “You know…we’re your friends”
“DON’T DIE ON ME!”
Gray: “but if you defeat Zeref, you will die too”
Zeref: “It is indeed a cruel destiny”
Lucy enters the scene.
Natsu is engulfed in flames with new power flowing into him.
Natsu: “DESTINY? I’LL MAKE IT ALL BURN!”
Zeref: “You’re really funny. You’re talking about burning it all. Do you know why I accepted my fate as a cursed human?”
Zeref: “Because, fate is, after all, one option that you have to accept. That’s what fate is.”
We go to Erza and Wendy, walking side by side.
Wendy regrets not being able to do more for their Master, but Erza consoles her.
ACNOLOGIA appears before them, probably having smelled Eileen’s dragon form.
oh boy o.o and he’s out for blood and despair, being always late doesn’t even count here.
Fairy Tail manga spoilers chapter 524 – titled Black Future – out on February 27
Poor Erza and Wendy who can’t stop trembling.
But Acnologia doesn’t even recognize their presence as he walks to Eileen’s corpse.
Acnologia: So it was you who brought forth Dragon Slaying power to humans
Acnologia: which means you’re my mother and my sin.
And he starts sadistically beating the shit of the dead corpse.
Erza and Wendy are horrified as he laughs uncontrollably, his laughter echoing all around.
But so, the long awaited Zeref vs Natsu fight begins.
Zeref has the advantage but Natsu lands some hits.
Zeref: “you’re not match against me, now that Igneel’s power has vanished within you”
Natsu: “I’ve got my own power” (in his best Shonen Jump style)
But soon they feel the weight of Acnologia’s aura.
Zeref: “while I would love to keep playing with you, for the sake of humanity, you must DIE”
We go back to August and Cana, they have felt it too.
August: “we have run out of time”
Acnologia smelled Eileen, but he could have smelled Natsu too.
August justifies Zeref’s means and it’s the reason he keeps fighting for him.
Supposedly Zeref wanted to absorb Fairy Heart’s power to defeat Acnologia, but he already practically stated that this isn’t his true final purpose.
So, what’s the deal, then?
Cana is outraged at August’s words and unleashes Third Great Fairy Magic: Fairy Glitter.
But of course August is unscathed.
August: do you love your father?
Cana pulls a tsundere on this one.
August asks Gildarts: “do you love your child? ”
August is amused as the type of relationship that a father and child share.
So he smiles as he decides to kill Cana first.
August: “I wonder what sort of emotions would you feel if you see your daughter die before your own eyes?”
Fairy Tail manga spoilers chapter 525 – titled Why was his Majesty’s Child not Loved? – out on March 6
A transition chapter in which apparently Rakheid is randomly killed by Zeref.
Then why such hype and mysticism around him? has Gintama author taken over this manga?
Update March 5:
The cover shows us a classic shojo moment where Lucy and Natsu meet for the first time
Thus it takes us quickly to the battle between Gildarts and August
Gildarts is in full rage mode
Gildart: Even death will be too lukewarm for you!!
Cana: Idiot! Don’t fall so easily for his provocation!
But August twists his fist and slams him into the ground
August (thinking): I’ve seen as parents love their children and children love their parents…
A huge explosion
August: but why was not your son’s child loved?
He’s clearly thinking of Rakheid and suspecting Zeref’s motives.
Gildarts: Don’t get close!!
Cana: I’m not a child anymore!
Cana has another tsundere moment with his father, and his father smiles as he’s being smashed into the ground.
and it’s not like August gives a fuck, anyway
Meanwhile, Rakheid is arriving to the guild, to the site where Natsu and Zeref are fighting
Rakeid: Dad…please wait…because I will protect you
The Natsu vs Zeref fight continues and they’re more even this time, until Mavis interrupts and Gray, Lucy and Happy can hear her.
Mavis: get back to me now, I’m outside the guild
Mavis: there’s no time, please believe in Natsu and in me
Lucy: Natsu, don’t lose
The fight then continues
Zeref: you know what’s the irony? that if you disappear here, there’s no future for humanity
Natsu: what do you mean?
Zeref: But it’s much more fun now than that, I’m also surprised by my own feelings
Zeref’s eyes become the Rinnegan and Natsu begins feeling heavy.
Rakheid was standing behind Natsu, using his ‘Sleeping’ mantra enchantment
Rakheid: Dad, I got him
Natsu punches himself several times to keep himself awake
Rakheid: Kill him now!
But Zeref has a flashback of when Mavis was giving birth, and she decided to let the boy live
Zeref in anger, stabs Rakheid
Natsu is baffled
Zeref: don’t disturb us
That’s why August keeps wondering: why was not your son’s child loved?
Fairy Tail manga spoilers chapter 526 – titled ‘My Name Precedes Me’ – out on March 13
It looks more and more that Zeref will pull a Madara.
Update March 14: 100% confirmed.
The fight between Cana, Gildarts and August continues
Gildarts is in berserk mode, using All Crush, but August is unfazed
He surprises them from above and beats both Cana and Gildarts with his blasts
August: such a thing between parent and child…
He’s about to stab Cana for the killing but Gildarts receives the fatal blow instead.
Gildarts: “It’s okay, this was a part that Acnologia ate, after all”
Gildarts: “I used to be selfish, but once you got a kid, you think of nothing else”
Gildarts impales himself more with August’s cane
“and that evens means dragging you to death with me”
He keeps going and even Cana calls him by the name of Dad
Cana: “Dad, stop, please!”
August: “Are you serious?”
Gildarts: “That’s what it means to be a father”
Meanwhile, at Fairy Tail guild
Zeref killed his own child, apparently.
But then, Mashima-sensei drops this bomb on us.
Zeref: “I have no child”
Zeref: “You were an experiment to create Natsu, the one who came out best was given the name of Dragneel, that’s all”
WHAT. THE. ACTUAL. FUCK.
Poor Rakheid, all this hype to be merely fodder now.
Natsu is astonished at the kind of cruelty he’s seeing.
Zeref: “Let’s continue”
So much for Uncle Natsu, more like Brother Natsu.
Cut again to Gildarts vs August fight.
Gildarts: “I’ve figured out how your magic works”
August’s ability is based on copying, then replicating the contrary property of the adversary, but of course, this wouldn’t work with Cana’s card, as their property can’t be replicated.
We have more hilarious tsundere moments between Cana and her father.
August is really amused.
Rakheid (flashbacks): I became Father’s assistant to create a new country.
So that’s it, Mashima-sensei is pulling a full Madara-Kabuto-Orochimaru mode with Zeref, even with a Rinnegan.
Gildarts uses his final attack against August.
It turns out that even August is potentially a clone too with Mavis and Zeref genes.
Talk about a mindfuck.
Fairy Tail manga spoilers chapter 527 – titled Emotions – out on March 20
The cover is beautiful, with Lucy on a ‘My Beautiful Genie’ theme.
Rakheid lies on the floor, bleeding.
Rakheid: Father, it hurts…
Zeref: You’re not my son, nor do I have any family. You’re just something that I wrote in a book!
Zeref: Now dissapear from my sight!
It’s not certain whether he killed Rakheid
Natsu enters in a rage
Natsu: how could you do this to your own comrade?!
Zeref: He wasn’t my comrade or my child
But Natsu hits him with everything he has
Natsu: there’s no such thing as a parent that doesn’t care for its own child
Moving to Gildarts and Cana
Gildarts can’t move his left arm anymore
August is far from being done
Being an experimentation from Zeref and Mavis genes, he’s the strongest among the Spriggan 12
August: NOW DISINTEGRATE AND TURN TO ASHES!
He emits a huge blast and people start choking all through Magnolia
Even Mavis feels the spell
Mavis: is this Ancient Magia?? A spell that evaporates blood and melts away the earth
She tries to alert everyone but it seems useless, as she starts coughing up blood.
She looks up to see August
August: His Majesty had one child, born with tremendous power, he could only be defeated by his mother…
August makes eye contact with her, but starts vanishing
People can breathe again
It seems like Gildarts defeated him at a last moment, but definitely what motivated him to surrender was the sight of Mavis, his mother
Gildarts: he saw something that made him stop his chanting
A small figure appeared behind her
She turns around and it dissapears.
Lucy and Gray arrive and Mavis shows them the book of END, with it, Natsu can defeat Zeref for sure.
Mavis: when the moment comes, the power capable of saving Natsu are you all, his friends
…and until everything is over, don’t let anyone come near the guild
Back to Natsu vs Zeref
Zeref: I did my best effort, but everyone I loved ended up turning up dead
Zeref: things like having a family or finding happiness, just wasn’t meant for me!
Natsu: that’s not what family is!!, as he rushes towards Zeref
Natsu: IT IS YOU WHO CREATE HAPPINESS!!! THAT’S WHAT FAMILY IS!!!
Natsu: if you’re going to say that you have no family, then any bond we had is gone, right, big brother?
That’s what’s called an emotion
Zeref: I guess you may have been right, Natsu, or I mean, END
Cut to Mavis rushing
Mavis: I’ve found a way to defeat Zeref!
Fairy Tail manga spoilers chapter 528 – titled Evil Dragon – out on March 27
We finally get back to Wendy, Erza and Acnologia
They’re paralized by fear, as Acnologia keeps laughing
Erza: don’t violate and insult the dead
Acnologia: you have the same scent as that woman, little girl
But then he turns to Wendy
Acnologia: so this little brat has the power of dragons to slay them?
Wendy: this man is…
He smiles as he launches an attack towards her, only to be deterred by Gerard’s hexagon shield
Then Gerard pulls the 6 meteors attack, and then the 7 Judgment Stars, the Grand Chariot
But Acnologia is amused as he eats the 7 stars
Wendy asks Elsa: what attribute does he have?
But Acnologia himself responds: I don’t have an attribute, I’m the last dragon who eats all magic
Then goes full form: I’m the evil dragon Acnologia!
Jellal and Erza are trembling, this isn’t even the form that they confronted at Tenroujima
Wendy: I have to do this, I’m a dragon slayer
She begins pulling her own form of magic
but Erza and Jellal stop her
and the Pegasus ship arrives, Christina rescued everyone onboard
Christina: Hurry! We must drive him out of Magnolia, we’ll draw his attention away with the ship!
Christina: if we lure him out to a certain place, we might even win!
Erza, Jellal and Wendy: WHAT???
Fairy Tail manga spoilers chapter 529 – titled Teacher – out on April 3
For some reason, the cover had Gray and Lucy trying to pull a Kamehameha
Erza doesn’t recognize the person that is in charge of the ship, as they run away from Acnologia
We’ve got interesting Erza/Jellal moments.
She comments how the ship’s construction was made with a Dragon Slayer in mind.
Erza is puzzled that the person in charge of this ship knows Wendy and has the Guild tattoo.
Acnologia in full Dragon mode pursues the ship, but the Captain fires the Jupiter canon.
Acnologia swallows it as if nothing.
You know, I think Acnologia = Yhwach at this point.
They keep firing ammo, but it’s useless.
They increase the speed at Pegasus speed to run away.
It seems they finally escaped and the Captain asks them:
“So, you don’t remember me?”
It’s none other than Anna Heartfilia.
Wendy is crying.
Anna: you truly have grown.
So she used Eclipse o.o and she was the teacher that taught everyone to read 400 years ago.
Cut to Lucy and Gray, Lucy is crying as she holds the E.N.D Book
Lucy: he’s just a boy… (cries)
Lucy: why?, she wonders.
Gray can’t believe it either
Cut to the battle between Natsu and Zeref
Zeref: KEEP COMING, END! I WILL DESTROY YOU AND YOU WILL DESTROY ME!
Natsu: MY NAME IS NATSU!
Cut to the ship and Anna Heartfilia
Anna: 400 years ago, there was no way to beat Acnologia. Thhat’s why the Dragons entrusted their hopes to the future.
Anna: a future, where they’d enter the bodies of Dragon Slayers, and indeed this era is oevrflowing with magic
She reveals that it was Zeref who built the gates of ‘time’ and the she opened them, but why would he be more interested in the future, rather than the past?
Fairy Tail manga spoilers chapter 530 – titled Eclipse – out on April 10
Yes, I know that I’ve been delayed, but trust me now that I’ve found a definite method to post regularly despite the demands of my daily job.
The cover is somewhat dramatic, with a Natsu vs Gajeel fight, promoting the new DS game.
Lucy has some flashbacks of seeing shooting stars, which takes it to a point in the story that Anna Heartfilia visits Thomas and Layla through Eclipse
Anna: what about the kids?
Thomas: they flew away pretty quickly
Anna keeps talking with Layla and it turns out too that she wrote the Book that allows to open the gate with the 12 Keys, which is passed down from generation to generation in the Heartfilia family.
The idea is that each times she makes an entry in the book, it allows her to enter that era that she wants. Almost like Back to Future, just that the Delorean is a book.
They’re all looking forward to that era of great magical power, 400 years in the future, but each descendant of the Heartfilia family needs to carry on with the tradition of making entries.
But Layla Heartfilia wants to end it with her, as she doesn’t want Lucy involved with such heavy burden. They want to beat Acnologia on their own so the future generations can live in peace.
Anna: Thank you, Layla.
Anna: I must go… it is necessary to find five children for the planning.
Back to the present, it turns that she was explaining this to Erza, Wendy, Jellal, et al.
Anna: but when I went back, she died a few years later of our encounter.
Erza: what is this power you speak of?
Anna: It’s neither light or darkness, it’s floating in time, it’s powerless at the same time
Anna: it is something that is not found in this era
But it seems like Acnologia reached the ship so it shakes.
Anna: if we put Acnologia in that interval of time he will never come out again
Everyone is scared of the concept
Meanwhile, back to Lucy holding the Book of END, and even Happy is serious.
Gray: why don’t you open the book?
Lucy (sweats): yes…
The fight between Natsu and Zeref continues in a few panels very Ichigo vs Ulquiorra style
And this time, Zeref apparently reveals his final intentions, as he hits Natsu with a blast that makes him pop out all of his veins
He wants to use Eclipse to destroy time, redo the past and the future.
Zeref: I will return to myself before becoming vulnerable
Natsu: this is your true purpose?
Zeref: everybody wins! Humans are saved, Acnologia is killed, it would be a happy ending for everyone!
Natsu: what happens to us is what makes us
Zeref: then it wouldn’t be my world anymore
Zeref: there are two keys to Neo Eclipse, one would be Mavis and the other is that space between times
Humanity’s hope in the hands of Zeref? More like Mashima-sensei’s Madara
Fairy Tail manga spoilers chapter 531 – titled Pegasus vs Acnologia – out on April 17
It’s pretty obvious and anticlimatic at this point
The idea of the Pegasus ship is to lure Acnologia into the Ravines of Time and leave him trapped
Nobody remotely remembers Anna, only Wendy managed to do so.
Anna: it’s the price you paid for going through Eclipse at such a young age.
But she says that they will all remember in their due time
Jellal and Erza wonder whether they could trust an stranger, but Erza has the gut feeling to do so, otherwise they won’t be able to anything.
They reach the right coordinates, Hibiki never fails in his calculations
They pass successfully and Acnologia follows
Except that it doesn’t affect him at all
Acnologia begins biting the ship
However, Anna begins to notice something strange, as the Ravines changed shape, and they can’t be visually seen anymore
Erza: what’s wrong?
Anna: … The Ravines of Time…are closed
cut to the fight between Natsu and Zeref
Zeref: I’m the one who found the Ravines of time
Zeref: all that time magic is mine, so I sealed it off, that is, until I finish Neo Eclipse
He wants to create a new time continuity where nobody suffers and he is of course, not inmortal.
Cut to the ship chase
Erza tells Ichiya to break the lacrima layer that allows Acnologia to get attached, as he used to be a Dragon Slayer too.
They manage to do so and speed up, leaving Acnologia behind
Anna: we’re going to rip open the Ravines of Time and defeat Acnologia, no matter what it takes!
Cut to Lucy and Gray
Lucy opens the book of E.N.D and incredible magic unleashes in the forms of characters that travel along and go to Natsu
Natsu began a dragonification process and it’s practically another Acnologia against Zeref
But Mavis appears on the scene
Mavis: I’m going to stop you
Zeref: my preparations for Neo Eclipse are finally complete
But Natsu interrupts:
Natsu: get away, First
Natsu: I just got all fired up
With a very similar look to Acnologia
Even Zeref is amused with Natsu’s transformation.
Fairy Tail manga spoilers chapter 532 – titled I can’t see love – out on April 22
The cover celebrates the upcoming movie with a special double issue and full color pages
We are treated to an impressive flashback between Mavis and Zeref, both skinny dipping and hugging in a river
Then we see Lucy and Natsu and Erza and Jellal
The theme is ‘This is what we call love’, ‘Something that makes us stronger and eternally inmmutable’
But cut to Lucy and Gray, they are knocked out due to the force of having opened the book of END, but soon they wake up.
Gray: what happened?
Lucy: Maybe this book and Natsu and connected by an advanced life bonding magic
Lucy: if only we could rewrite it…
Gray: what do you mean??
Lucy: maybe that’s the way to save Natsu, we have to find some part that we can use
Cut to the Zeref/Natsu fight
Zeref is acquiring his final form
Natsu: I have no other choice but to destroy you
Zeref: you can’t do that because I can’t either
Yes, Zeref is pulling an Aizen at this point by having absorbed the Hogyoku, I mean Mavis’ Fairy Heart
A dragonified Natsu launches his attack
The attack is 100x enhanced and of course destroyed the guild o.o
But Natsu is definitely an idiot if he thinks he defeated Zeref with a single punch, does he think he is Saitama?
Zeref: time and space are now mine, it’s an infinite power, it’s the ‘magic’ that overcomes all magic.
Zeref: a power to end this world
He says as he stabs Natsu with his fist
Zeref: and one more thing… you don’t need to apologize to Makarov, he’s already dead
An agonizing Natsu begins to cry
Fairy Tail manga spoilers chapter 533 – titled Zeref, the White Mage – out on April 22
This chapter should practically have been titled Zeref = Aizen, yea we get the message
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Fairy Tail manga news November 2016 Still no info on when the anime is coming back except for a very vague 2017. Wow. The only news is that X-Plus store has released again the Lucy and Yukino Special Christmas figures. And Mashima-sensei has been releasing very interesting drawings on his Twitter account: Fairy Tail manga spoilers […] The post Fairy Tail manga spoiler guide November 2016 + news appeared first on Toki's Manga...
Fairy Tail manga news November 2016
Still no info on when the anime is coming back except for a very vague 2017. Wow.
The only news is that X-Plus store has released again the Lucy and Yukino Special Christmas figures.
And Mashima-sensei has been releasing very interesting drawings on his Twitter account:
Fairy Tail manga spoilers chapter 509 – out on November 7th – titled ‘Kagura vs Rakheid’
Sorry everyone, I wasn’t able to make it this week with the spoilers due to a big project that I needed to finish for my daily job.
So I’ll provide a brief synopsis here and soon the spoilers for next chapter.
Indeed the cover is that very fine line between ecchi and hentai. Mashima-sensei likes to play ‘risqué’ lately o.o
As expected, August beats the shit out of poor Jellal.
He questions him on why he turned in favor of Fairy Tail guild, abandoning his Majesty’s side.
Jellal: “..I was finally able to obtain the light which illuminates my darkness”
In his mind there’s nothing but Erza.
August leaves him: “there’s nothing in this world, there’s is no light or darkness, or anything…”
Cut to Kagura and Rakheid.
Rakheid states that he IS Zeref’s son o.o the revelation of this week.
So he is Natsu’s nephew o.o
Everyone is shocked. Somewhere else Uncle Natsu sneezes and suddenly discovers some gray hairs.
Rakheid starts throwing blades of light but Kagura has her badass moment cutting through them and through the entire mountain!
But those ‘blades of light’, were actually tentacles, and he uses his ‘pleasures’ on her.
While Kagura is supposed to feel a great deal of pleasure while the tentacles actually pierce through her body through death, she bites her own tongue to clear the illusion and cut the tentacles away, shocking Rakheid.
When she’s about to cut him with her judgment blade, he stops it with his bare hands.
She keeps attacking and attacking, but she gets slashed with one of Rakheid motions.
He’s about to finish her with ‘pure pleasure’. Yukino screams in pain.
Cut to August, ‘this child can only be defeated…at the hands of his mother’
The other great revelation of this manga.
Zeref/Mavis shippers had a BBQ party this week.
Fairy Tail manga spoilers chapter 510 – out on November 14th – titled Natsu’s heart
What is Alvarez Empire ultimate intention, frankly?
Update November 13th: the family themes continue with cute little Natsu
Natsu has a Inner
Ichigo moment, he meets with Zeref, he tries to hit him, but it’s useless
Zeref: “Let me show you your memories before you woke on the year x777”
Natsu finally sees his parents. They were a family living quietly in the village.
Until one day, a
Kyuubi a Dragon appeared and killed his parents, destroying the village.
Zeref: I lost you all, but I could save you
We see cute little Natsu in a tube of liquid
So Zeref was the one who delivered Natsu in the care of Igneel?
Then young Natsu met Gajeel, Wendy, Sting, and Rogue
Speaking of Sting, the scene is cut to his side, as Rakheid is about to finish Yukino, who is wet all over (again, that fine line between ecchi and hentai)
Sting kicks and knockouts the shit out of him.
Rakheid uses his pleasure magic but it’s not of much use against Sting.
Sting: why do you have the same smell as Natsu?
oh boy o.o
Fairy Tail manga spoilers chapter 511 – out on November 21th – Hungry Hell
It seems more like an exposition chapter, nothing is further explained on the events of the previous chapter, as usual.
We are left hanging, just like Eileen/Erza situation.
The cover ironically has a covered up Minerva.
“Time is a sense of distance between two people”
But the Sting vs Rhakeid fight continues. Sting inevitably learns the truth about Natsu too, through ‘smell’.
However, he points out that Natsu and Zeref actually smell different, despite being relatives.
“Brothers and parents tend to smell different, yet the same”
Sting: “In a way, Natsu is also like Zeref’s child”
This infuriates Rakheid, who throws a tentacle to Sting.
But this is nothing for him.
Sting beats Rakheid.
But Rhakeid uses his ‘Hungry Hell’ technique and Sting is starving desperately, until Rakheid stabs him with the cross.
Sting starts seeing everyone as food, he bites Rector, Rector bites Yukino, Yukino bites Kagura, until they go crazy with hunger and trying to devour each other.
But Sting manages to break up the illusion, or at least, controlling it a bit, and Rakheid has to pull out his sword.
Rakheid: what you going to do with that hunger?
Sting: Eat you!
But he is stabbed in the chest.
Rakheid: I don’t want to end Fairy Tail, but I want to stop it.
Sting: Fairy Tail is the guild that changed us! That’s why I’m doing it! For Natsu! For everyone!
He pulls out the sword from his chest, bleeding to death.
But Rogue appears to aid in battle.
Rogue: Eat me! I don’t have much power left!
Rakheid: Don’t worry, soon everyone will be free from the restraints of their ego.
I bet Mashima-sensei favorite Saint Seiya character was Virgo no Shaka, this guy is just too similar.
Fairy Tail manga spoilers chapter 512 – out on November 18th – titled the ‘Rising White Dragon’
The Sting vs Rakheid battle continues and so is Mashima-sensei’s love letter to Masami Kurumada from Saint Seiya.
Despite Sting holding his own easily, Rakheid has one last card.
“No one can escape its own desires”
Apparently not even Acnologia can deny this.
“Sleep in Peace, R.I.P”
Rogue was apparently at a disadvantage since Rakheid can absorb her power and Sting’s, but if he goes to the shadow they’re immune to Rakheid’s spell, thus helping Sting.
Kagura, Sting and Rogue’s combined attack hits Rakheid, leaving him with no more options, apparently.
Back to Natsu’s.
Natsu’s unconscious, he has hypothermia.
Porlyusica: “Lucy, take off your clothes, quick!”
o.o right, because Lucy is always so densely clothed
Lucy complies anyway.
Porlyusica: “the best thing for these situations is to warm the body with another”
inner hollow, inner heart
We get another interesting revelation here, as he sees Rogue and a scene of Anna Heartfilia knitting a muffler for him made of Igneel’s scales.
They look white because they fell from his body, thus they’re able to be touched by humans.
Still, Natsu curses in his state: “Zeref, I’ll kill you…”
Happy: Stop that! If he dies, you die with him!
See you next month as revelations continue!
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Fairy Tail anime and manga news for October 2016 Again, studio execs and the publisher are silent over when the anime will return. I think they will pull a ‘Naruto’ in that sense. Meaning that they will await to how people react to certain key points in the manga, then proceed. Could this be a […] The post Fairy Tail manga spoiler guide October 2016 + news appeared first on Toki's Manga...
Fairy Tail anime and manga news for October 2016
Again, studio execs and the publisher are silent over when the anime will return. I think they will pull a ‘Naruto’ in that sense.
Meaning that they will await to how people react to certain key points in the manga, then proceed.
Could this be a sign of the manga nearing its end?
Meanwhile, the Laxus Dreyar Spinoff in the Fairy Tail Gaiden distributed in the Kodansha Magazine Pocket app is actually the last in the series.
On great news, GameSamba has opened its beta sign-up stage for their game Fairy Tail: Hero’s Journey. It will be 100% playable through your browser.
Well, let’s simply get to the good part…
Fairy Tail manga spoilers 504 – titled ‘Crack’ out on October 3
Gray confronts Natsu
“so…are you really END?”
Natsu: “I came here to kill Zeref, don’t get in my way!”
The proverbial cat is out of the bag now.
Meanwhile, Brandish is alive and recovery and Lucy is okay too.
Lucy and Happy go after Natsu.
Back to the battle, Natsu is shocked by the power emerging from his left arm, to a point he can’t control it anymore.
He has a flashback to when he knocked out Dimaria, he was crying seeing Lucy topless and her face covered in blood, and it was indeed the power of END emerging from his eyes.
Back to the fight, Gray is trying to contain Natsu, but his effort is worthless.
In the guild’s battle, Elsa is fully recovered and charges ahead, but they see Irene’s huge eyes in the sky looking for Mavis.
Irene: “No one can be hidden from my sight, not even you, Mavis”
But then everyone sees a giant Mavis.
Mavis: “I’m not hiding”
With more resolve than ever,
Mavis: EVERYONE WHO LISTENS TO MY VOICE, FIGHT WITH EVERYTHING YOU HAVE!
Fairy Tail manga spoilers 505 – Trump Card – out on October 10
But seriously, this chapter could reveal more on Dimaria’s true power.
Update October 9:
The cover shows us the nostalgia of a calm era, with Natsu and co. talking and laughing.
While it initially seemed like a exposition chapter, we see Makarov’s true power!
The battle on Erza’s front continues, Irene uses her magic to wipe away and entire troop by strenghtening Zeref’s soldiers.
The soldiers go out at their maximum.
Erza is hurt in one shoulder, while everyone is at the brink of biting the dust.
This is where Makarov steps in with his Fairy Law.
Mavis: “Dont’ do it!”
But Makarov knows there is no other alternative.
Erza: “You don’t have to sacrifice yourself, Master!”
A huge light startles Irene and August, it even interrupts the Natsu vs Gray fight.
But do you really think he’s dead?
Fairy Tail manga spoilers 506 – the Broken Bonds – out on October 17
The title says it all, the continuation of Natsu vs Gray fight!
Natsu probably learns about the situation with Makarov and that pushes him over the edge.
Update October 15: and indeed it does!
Quite an epic moment that can only resemble when Rin Okumura pulled out that blue flamed sword in Blue Exorcist!
The cover has Erza in a sad, pensive pose. Hopefully there will be something soon about that supposedly crazy spoiler a long ago.
Apparently, Makarov has really died, almost calcinated in that pose that he used.
Erza is in despair, kneeling in front of him .
Back to Eileen (Irene), she ponders how Makarov’s attack wiped out 70-80% of the army. They’re in big trouble here.
The fight between Natsu and Gray continues, but they’re stopped by Erza, whose right hand is burning and her left is freezing.
Natsu (almost in END mode): “Erza…”
Gray: “….these tears?”
Fairy Tail manga spoilers 507 – titled “A Voice”- out on October 24
Update October 23: The cover has Happy as the theme of an amusement park.
A contrast with the following scenes:
Elsa embraces both Gray and Natsu, who, well, see it for yourself:
Erza: “I love you guys from the bottom of my heart”
Then both Natsu and Gray recall Makarov’s words: “It’s normal that you children confront each other honestly, after all our Guild is a family”
Lucy Wendy and Juvia arrive, Natsu and Gray fall to the floor, exhausted.
Lucy embraces Natsu, who got out of the END mode and Juvia embraces Gray
Natsu is glad to see Lucy alive.
Juvia begins to heal Gray’s arm.
Wendy asks for Erza, then Eileen (Irene) appears before Erza!
Lucy: Erza, do you know her?
Wendy noticed their similarities.
She’s bent on taking Natsu away.
August is on his final form, about to fight with Gerard.
Eileen (Irene): “I am you and you are me”
Erza is at a loss of words.
Fairy Tail manga spoilers 508 – Pleasure and Pain- out on October 31
Maybe more insight on Erza’s and Eileens connection.
Let’s await for more insanity!
Update October 30: I have waited till last moment to interpret the full data:
The cover has Lucy in a wet tshirt, a subtle NaLu with Natsu sticking out his tongue in a certain direction.
It reads “the festival of 500+ episodes will continue”
Meaning that we will get more teasing by Mashima-sensei, maybe he changed his mind on ending the manga soon?
This seemed more like an exposition episode, showing Minerva and Rogue completely depleted
Wahl and Bradman are knocked out by the effect of Makarov’s magic o.o it literally reduced them to a pulp.
Yukino and Frosch can’t believe it either, the enemy is gone.
Until they see Rakheid pulling a Virgo no Shaka from Saint Seiya!!
Yukino: That it’s one of the 12! I saw him in the north front!
Can he really revert Fairy Law??
Even August is surprised, “his magic is such that he induces extreme pleasure until the agony of death”
When Rakheid is about to attack Yukino, Kagura steps in!
See you next month!
Next chapter is titled Kagura vs Rakheid!
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