Hey all, Dani here.
Ohio has instituted a Stay at Home restriction, with exceptions for essential needs, such as doctor visits, grocery and supply trips, and necessary jobs. As someone who works in the appliance industry, our appliance factory has been labeled as essential/necessary. But they have taken numerous precautions, including now making us all check in to have our temperature taken before we are allowed to actually go in for our jobs each day. So it’ll make the time it takes to get to work a bit longer, but I understand the necessity of it. On the positive side I’m glad to still be getting a full paycheck instead of the half-paycheck that comes with unemployment.
Anyway, it looks like I’m not slowing down on my blogging any time soon, which is another good thing. Actually, you might be able to look forward to a couple bonus posts at least this week, with possibly even more than that in the upcoming weeks. We’ll see what happens.
Let’s jump into the review.
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Publication Date: October 4, 2011
ISBN: 161262099X (ISBN13: 9781612620992)
Hotshot Natsu and his cool rival Gray are fighting to stop a calamity demon from being revived by Gray’s fellow disciple Lyon and Zalty, a master of Lost Magic. But while they try to defeat the bad guys, the magical ice binding the demon keeps melting. Then a grudge between Fairy Tail and a rival guild turns to all-out war!
Includes special extras after the story!
Rating: 5 stars
So, yeah, I read this in January 2019. It’s been a while. Thankfully I have read this volume a couple of times and I have watched this particular arc of the anime at least three times, so at least I remember the basic details of what is going on in the storyline.
Because this volume is sort of a transition volume. We have the conclusion of the rising action from last volume as Natsu and Gray face down Lyon, Zalty, and a calamity demon. It’s intense and has quite a bit of action to it, while showing just how far some of the Fairy Tail guild members will go to save each other and basically save the world.
From there it starts a new story arc, which is the sort of guild war between Fairy Tail and Phantom Lord. Actually, I know what I’m about to say is kind of a small yet slightly vague spoiler, but I really like this arc, because of it introducing us to several members of Phantom Lord who end up after this whole rivalry turned to guild war situation switching their guild membership and joining up with Fairy Tail.
That is one of my favorite things about Fairy Tail. Several of the strongest and fiercest members of Fairy Tail, and members who will fight to the last of their strength to keep the spirit of Fairy Tail alive, were antagonists of the guild to begin with. Fairy Tail accepts you as you are and they all end up getting stronger and being better together. It doesn’t matter what you did in your past. You can move past it. Antagonists/enemies can become allies/friends. It is amazing.
I love the sense of camaraderie, and that is still clear, even from the beginning of this series, but I think it definitely becomes obvious with this arc.
I still actually need to finish both reading and watching this series. I’ve only read through volume 7, but I’ve watched everything but the final season of the anime. So I still have plenty to look forward to. Oh, especially since there is now a spin-off manga with like four volumes out so far, which is pretty exciting. Fairy Tail lives on. I love it.
Where to Get a Copy
You can also check with your local library.