The general perception of the anti-NaLu fandom is that we’re all rabid fans who feel threatened by Lisanna, NaLi and basically any ship that isn’t NaLu.
So to prove them wrong, I’m making this post. Reblog if you’re a NaLu shipper, but you like/love Lisanna and have stayed in your lane and have never sent hate mail anonymously or otherwise. Come on guys, we can do this!
I didn’t want to post anything before a decent translation was out, and I believe I was right in doing so. There’s only so much a panel can convey with no text to accompany it. By reading the translated version I got a better insight into what was happening, though I pretty much already got the gist from the spoilers.
Do keep in mind that the official release is next week, so my opinion is based on a fan translation. But no matter, I don’t think much will change when I read the official translation. Just some minor details, but it won’t change my mind drastically in any way.
Anyway, like a lot of fans, I’ve been emotional all day, listening to the Fairy Tail OST, rewatching the OPs and EDs and recalling some of my favorite scenes. And now I’ve calmed down a bit (but just a bit, I’m pretty much yelling everything I’m typing right now but I want to keep this post clean so I’m not using caps), and am finally able to properly talk about the final chapter, and my final thoughts.
I don’t normally do reviews or anything, but I felt like I should make an exception this one time, since Fairy Tail has been a big part of my life since 2012, if I remember correctly. This post will be me trying to sort out my thoughts and let out all my feels, so it will be pretty personal, but I’ll try to look at things from different angles. Still, this is just my opinion, so I might get a bit biased talking about a few things, but of course, you are free to agree or disagree. So I’ll just be letting out all my thoughts on the conclusion of a series that has been dear to me for years.
Keep in mind though, if you’re willing to read this trough to the end: it is LONG AF! So just that down.
Like the cover, but Silver looks kinda weird in it.
Wendy is the most badass dragon slayer (including Acnologia) in those panels. Yes, I said it there. Wendy ftw!
Natsu using a nakama speech isn’t going to do wonders for Acnologia. Prepare for the villian beatdown!
Also I’m glad to see a huge panel of Juvia’s thoughts. The way she went from horny to serious in quick fashion was amusing. Looking very forward to the Gruvia moments in the near upcoming chapters for sure ^^
Lucy is the MC of the manga, so it’s no surprising that she’s getting decent amount of coverage, tho I wish my boy Gray plays a good main or support role in assisting here. Lucy is shown to be strong, but she can’t do things alone. She needs help from her bestie (Gray) : >
It was nice of Mashima at the very least to give Avatar characters, larger faces in the cover, considering all that went down.
Gray looks so good with the darkened arms, and spiked hair. Just badass all around <3
It was obvious, that Lucy was going to do something major considering she hasn’t done anything impressive outside of crying for Natsu, and considering she’s the MC, I have zero problem for the focus she received, even though it was forced. No offense.
Juvia slays. Period.
I liked the fact how much Gray knows about Juvia’s strength, as he instructed her at how her water can be utilized.
Overall, can we all appreciate how badass Juvia looked in one panel she had in showing her power? Her water magic power was strong enough to propel a ship and fling it right at the strongest dragon knocking him down, with just her water power. Why couldn’t Mashima ever display this for her in individual fights? Her magic power is extremely impressive. Serious waste of potential really.
The only downside is the friggin off-paneled creation of the pretty ice ship molded by Gray/Lyon. I mean Erza described ice make magic as one of the most beautiful magic in her eyes, so why couldn’t Mashima atleast spare us a few panels of seeing how the ship was molded. Like it was a unison raid or something? C’mon! Could’ve atleast had Gray shine a bit more in panel. It just annoying to see the wasted potential of DeS Gray
I predicted that Natsu would acquire the 7 DS given the nature of his powers in borrowing powers, and I was rolling my eyes the whole time lol, it was just too predictable. Either way, we’ll expect to see Acnologia doomed and his hype squashed in the next chapter’s climax.
Overall, the chapter was fine, better than previous ones, but could’ve been better if more panels was emphasized on Gray, Meredy (who’s practically disappeared), and a few more touching moments with Chelia/Charle. It was good for the time it got though.
Overall I give this chapter 7/10!
Seems pretty surreal to see how there’s only 2 chapter tops left. Last chapter of the manga will be enormous, from what I heard in page content.
I just need to say… Lunafreya deserves so much more fucking respect but that’s not what I’m the most annoyed about right now. The truly annoying thing is how people say she isn’t really valid to Noctis? Or like her and Noctis “weren’t” in love, they’re just friends blah blah. All this anti-noctluna mess.
First thing is first; I do wish Square Enix would’ve given us more BUT they gave us enough to realize this:
1. They are fucking in love.
I’m going to elaborate. I get the whole “but they didn’t even see each other for 12 years” okay but ya’ll act like they really chose not to???? Are we forgetting exactly why? The tragedy that separated them??? Hello? I’m sure they would’ve grown up, stuck to each other like glue had Tenebrae not been invaded.
2. Noct’s Squad
Seriously? They tease him about Luna sooooo fucking much. Were we playing the same game? Prompto is easily the biggest noctluna shipper. What about Noct’s (English) voice actor confirmation?
3. The notebook
To me, Noctluna is clearly something long distance to put it simply. I’m going to be real here and say Noctis did NOT have to keep up communication with Luna all these years but he did! He fucking did. He missed her, he fucking showed nothing but sincere worry/excitement/love whenever Umbra would show up with the notebook carrying her response. The same goes for Luna. “They didn’t see each other for 12 years” they fucking wrote to each other for 12 years!!! You think they didn’t learn anything about each other in 12 years? “They wrote like one sentence to each other” no, be quiet. It’s a GAME. The length doesn’t matter, Square Enix was trying to tell the players one thing alone with the notebook; THEY HAVE NOT LET DISTANCE GET IN BETWEEN, they LOVE each other and they tragically but romantically have been connected the whole fucking time.
Luna captured, no, /has had/ Noct’s heart… for 12 years. Through a notebook alone, they loved so fucking hard– That’s what I got from the game, the lover’s notebook was heavily symbolic.
4. Luna’s death
Since Luna had a lack of screen time, her death wasn’t felt as heavily as it should’ve been. /To me/, it was a heavy hit still. You know who else it was especially a heavy hit for? Noctis. The argument here is, of course it was. They were childhood friends, yes. Makes sense but I couldn’t help but feel like this hit was the one that kinda drew the final straw for Noctis.
Noctis is clearly someone who feels heavily. He is an open book. Anyone’s death would’ve crushed him but Luna’s death had him in tears multiple times. Gladio had a harder time snapping him back to reality.
When Luna was saying her farewell, he reached out and his face– god, his face. And when she appeared in front of him.. I can’t help but to feel like Luna’s death had the biggest toll though all the deaths to take place were just as important.
5. The ending (Wedding scene)
The wedding scene in the end, whether it was the after life or whatever– or Noct’s fantasy, it was a sincere ending. This was the happiness Regis wished them, the ending they BOTH desired. In the end, light was restored and so was peace… and still, Noctis and Lunafreya married. Dead or alive.
Yes, Square Enix should’ve executed things better but everything that pointed to Noctis and Luna’s relationship was symbolic and there. Maybe there wasn’t a lot of it but ya’ll can’t say that my ship wasn’t valid. Whether you like it or not, it’s canon and canon for much good reason.
For the God’s sake fanfiction writer could stop to write Natsu as a big playboy and arrogant narcissistic jock who play with girls feelings and acts all high and mighty in front of Lucy …just why ?! Natsu in Canon cares and respects Lucy for who she is inside ( her physical appearance is just a bonus for him )
and never acts promiscuity with other female friends he is sweet clumsy and honest not like that .
So just ship lolu .
Loki cares about Lucy and he is a playboy so stop switch personalities .
Not claim to ship nalu if in primis you reject natsu original personality .
I appreciate ooc personalities if wrote good,interesting and correct and in a strict purpose of a original and particular plot .
But when I read this trashy and nasty ff I cry out loud in angry frustration .
Fell free to expose your opinion about this topic :3