DVD Review: Fairy Tail Part 3
Episodes 25 – 36
Across the Fiore kingdom, wizards join guilds and make their pay by filling magical needs—but one guild has a reputation as the roughest, rowdiest, most dangerous of all: Fairy Tail!
A lot has happened since the day Lucy Heartfilia followed Natsu to become a member of the Fairy Tail Guild. The two have formed a strong bond, even though they have had some of the most dangerous enemies to fight. This is a continuation of the Phantom Lord plot arc with their place turning into a huge mecha body comprised of four parts called the Element 4 Squad; Aria is an air mage, Julia uses water magic, Totomaru’s speciality is fire, while Sol uses earth style to defeat his enemies.
The characters of Fairy Tail have to take down each separate enemy if they are to disable the mecha, and as they realise it, it isn’t as easy as it seems. Rather than the enemy characters being so open about being cruel and evil, Fairy Tail’s foes have a good sense of humour and display their own set of weaknesses. It can be seen as endearing, as it shows they aren’t all bad in reality. What can be really hard is getting the good guys who have been taken over by the bad guys back to normal. This situation happens with Mirajane who has to help her brother, Elfman see the error of his ways, and stop changing into a marauding beast who tries to destroy everything in his wake. It isn’t the easiest task she has been set, and as we can tell it won’t be the last. Elfman has to let his pain and anger go if he wants to continue being a part of Fairy Tail and Mirajane’s life.
This series is fast-moving, and there are intense battles in almost every episode that rival most other shonen anime series. The special effects are explosive and flashy, and show one of anime’s more excessive penchants for huge impact moves. These battles seem to drive the story forward, as we get to see more of the character’s backgrounds and their thoughts on their lives.
Lucy and Natsu are the main focus of the story normally, but Mirajane and her brother is a large chunk of the focus here, where she tries to tell him he was not responsible for Lisania’s demise. He carries a lot of guilt a not being able to protect her, and she has to help him get over it.
The episodes are fun, intense and at times humorous, and they never run of the mill.
Label: Manga Entertainment
Release date: 16th July 2012
Running time: 300 mins
Director: Shinji Ishihira
Sandie has a keen interest in Anime, Manga and all things Japanese. Her interests other than reviewing are Japanese Language, dress and culture, liking Harajuku Girls, Gothic Lolita, folding some neat Origami, drawing her own Manga characters, writing her own Manga stories and everything in between.