Gruvia Analysis in Final Chapter
This deserves to be posted in each Gruvia fan’s posts, because it’s so beautiful, touching and a work of art! ❄💙❄
First we got this beauty. The way Gray and Juvia are together is a good finishing touch to the series. Comrades side by side with their loved ones. Notice how natural and happy they look. Notice Gray feels comfortable even with Juvia hugging him!
Again this shows development!
Here in this panel, we see Gray getting jealous at seeing Juvia. 😂 This is the first time we see this type emotion in this arc. Last time Gray was jealous was when Lyon carried her in the spa omake. IIRC.
In this scene this shows he doesn’t want his waifu to strip infront of people. This shows natural care and modesty.Rather than dragging Juvia by the arm on the ground, Mashima should instead have had Gray grip Juvia by the hand, and walk her out of the scene. However, I don’t mind what Mashima did as it parralels to how Juvia dragged Gray in the Tenrou Island arc. So major props to the user who spotted that!
Now obviously the translation are not completely legit, but we can atleast figure out, their talking about their scars based on the close up of Gray’s scar panel. I think Gray wanted Wendy to fix Juvia’s scar, and then proceedingly suggest that maybe Juvia’s body is also his since she has a scar too. If you think about it, he’s claiming that maybe Juvia’s body is his basically which shows they are equal.. Essentially Juvia and Gray are one. Soulmates are after all one being that are connected through their soul, mind and body. More importantly their hearts are resonant. . So this kinda parallels into that. Which I think it’s quite adorable with the blushy expression of the two. Gray is a bit flustered, and shy for thinking/talking about Juvia’s stripped body and had the balls to open up about it.
However I’ll be honest, I’d be overjoyed if this shown in the previous chapter, because these moments don’t seem to be the finishing touch couple canon-eque material but more as in another chapter couple moment material.
Now obviously I expected more from Mashima considering the last we’ll see of them in the main manga (until Mashima draws them in the future in potential omakes), so I was left a bit disappointed. I know it’s not hard to please all of the shippers consering how much you have to write, draft, and ink. so I will not be hard on Mashima whatsoever.
I’m content at Gruvia being canon and I’m most overjoyed at seeing my babies blushing cutely at each other. 😍
I will post again until I get the official translations from Crunchyroll or someone with more credibility.
My favourite part of the Gruvia sequences has to be the cover of them smiling. Gray and Juvia similing twitter art I posted in the beginning of this post is still the best thing Mashima has ever drawn! IMO :)