“Even if we walk on different paths, one must always live on as you are able! You must never treat your own life as something insignificant! You must never forget the friends you love for as long as you live! Let bloom the flowers of light within your hearts.”
Mashima-sensei drew me GRAY AND JUVIA’S SON. He made it personalized by writing my name, haha. He called him a bishounen and he wanted a picture of this drawing to keep. I’m so happy!!! He laughed and loved all of this.
Keep in mind that the official translation will appear on Wednesday but Gray and Juvia’s somewhat confusing conversation becomes clearer once you piece all the rough translations out there to get the following:
A year has passed since the war and the celebration we see is a party dedicated to Lucy winning a prize for her novel. Juvia gets drunk and starts to strip which attracts Gildarts’s unwanted attention
At which point Gray openly gets jealous and drags her away to a more private area.
He suggests she asks Wendy to take care of her scar. Juvia points out that he has one too, and Gray replies that it’s different for men and women (as in “for men scar tissue ain’t an issue”) and then he hesitatingly says that her body is now “his” body.
With all this it seems as though Gray and Juvia have been in an intimate relationship for this time after the war, and Gray’s comment that her body is now “his” is a way of saying that he has to take care of her as though he was taking care of himself, as couples usually do in a relationship. His embarrassment also suggests that his words are not “possessive” but rather intimate and are said with love and care. Therefore confirming their canonisation.
Mashima tweeted that he went to the FT cafe today. And obviously he was spotted by some fans. ^^
He drew Natsu, Lucy and Happy around the cafe, but I think he let fans also request some characters for him to draw, and the fans apparently were gruvia fans, because one requested Gray and the other requested Juvia. And he drew them both right on the spot! I think the drawings he made are actually going to decorate the cafe. But it’s nice to see Gray and Juvia drawn again by Mashima for the first time since the series ended.
And it’s great to see the Japanese gruvia fans are still quite passionate about their ship. I would so be the girl dying beside him while he drew them haha! ^__^