The last chapter of FT has been published today and it’s been a long hell of a ride.
I started watching the anime back at the end of 2011/start of 2012. It was one of these animes that’s always around and I had actually watched the first episode maybe two times already but I never got interested enough to continue, even though the manga had all my fave elements: fantasy, adventures, a little bit of humour and apparently also sad and touching moments., and of course romance. Then one day I saw this picture of topless, bandaged Gray and Erza blushing and I remember thinking: OTP material right here (turned out Gray is always shirtless and Erza was blushing because she had found Lucy’s panties drawer lol). I asked who they were so I went and finally got to watch the whole thing.
I fell in love with the story and the characters. Gray was my bb since day 1 and I couldn’t wait for Erza to appear. I shipped them so hard at first but then Juvia appeared; I remember thinking I’m gonna love this girl so bad even if she’s a bad one because WATER GIRL; turned out she was Gray’s romantic interest. I didn’t like them together at first but they eventually grew on me and here we are now (I believe Tenrou was the arc where I said okay Lola, they’re the cutest). Lucy and especially Natsu took some more time but I love them both so much now, too. The secondary characters are also so lovable, my girls Mira and Lisanna, Cana, Laxus… I could go on forever and of course JELLAL THE MOST PRECIOUS BUN.
I didn’t pick up the manga until the GMG; chapter 334 made me feel so, so much I decided I needed to read it, too. Also I love Mashima’s style with all my heart and god, the anime doesn’t do justice to Gray’s design. I discovered a whole new world with Gray’s design💙💙 Even though I have had my ups and downs with FT (the last two arcs were kind of meh) overall is definitely one of my top 3 mangas and it will always have a special place in my heart. Here’s to hoping for Mashima’s next work!!