While on a mission to find and defeat a troublesome mage, several members of the Fairy Tail guild are split up in an unfamiliar town. At the same time, Haru, Elie, and the rest of their group are also separated. In a fortunate turn of events, Elie runs into Lucy and Happy, who are looking for Natsu. Meanwhile, Haru stumbles upon Natsu, who is struggling with motion sickness. Although she seems friendly, Elie matches the description of the troublemaker that the Fairy Tail members were assigned to locate. To make matters worse, Natsu learns of Haru's relationship with her and suspects them to be accomplices.
In this crossover between two popular series, Fairy Tail x Rave follows the two groups as they discover their similarities with each other. As the miscommunications add up, they are pitted against one another in a heated clash of powers, but will have to work together against a common foe.
This is my first review and my grammar is usually pretty poor so sorry if this is bad. I'm writing this view mainly on the assumption you are a fan of either Rave or Fairy Tail.
*Fairy Tail x Rave takes place sometime after the Oración Seis arc in Fairy Tail and the Blue Guardians arc in Rave Master.
*If you've watched the Fairy Tail x Rave trailer then this should be spoiler free.
Story- As this is a crossover don't expect much story. The way the chain of events played out was decent but its not really the focus of this OVA anyway. Both Dark Bring
and Magic are referenced throughout the show.
Art- No different than the usual Fairy Tail animation. There wasn't enough time to cover lots of moves typical of both Fairy Tail & Rave but what was there was done well. I especially enjoyed the animation on Haru's abilities.
Sound- The scores and VAs from both the Fairy Tail and Rave return and mix really well. There is an emphasis on FT's soundtrack but scores from Rave still do appear and are paced very well. I've always thought FTs sound track was excellent and FTxRave is no exception.
Characters- Even though it's not in a logical setting its an enjoyable experience to see some of my favorite characters mix together. With it being 25 minutes long there isn't enough time to cover each character thoroughly but regardless what is there is enjoyable. Nastu/Haru, Gray/Musica and Lucy/Ellie to an extent share characteristics so naturally mix together well. For Let, Julia and Wendy they all share Dragon-like abilities and its nice to see the brief companionship between them.
Enjoyment- Being a fan of both Rave and Fairy Tail I really enjoyed this. I was more excited to see the Rave characters animated with modern animation than anything else and it doesn't disappoint.
We all know that episodes devoted to crossovers of similar anime are always lots of fun, and Fairy Tail x Rave is no exception.
It might just be the feeling you get from watching crossovers, but seeing how your favorite characters interact with each-other, in an otherwise impossible situation is something thoroughly enjoyable. Natsu and Haru are very similar in characteristics and several other members of Fairy tail and Rave get along with their similar characteristics.
As this is only a single episode, I can't really give much info. But I can safely say, that whether or not you're a Rave or Fairy tail fan
(or Both) you will definitely enjoy this episode.
Guys lets start up with the basics. What is Fairy Tail X Rave all about. The OVA is basically a typical Fairy tailish episode. The collaboration is especially good as the characters seem to match very nicely. Yes like all collaborations this one too has the power adjustments showing that main characters of both anime are equally strong.
Story: 7/10 For an OVA the story is quite good. Its an action packed experiece and at times funny too.
Art: 8/10 The art is especially attractive. Well Fairy Tail art was good to begin with. And good art is one thing that makes a shounen anime worth the
Sound: 9/10 The battle music is charming. Also the voice actors and actresses are in perfect sync with the characters. All the all the sound quality is something you can praise the anime for.
Enjoyment: 8/10 well yeah. Enjoyment is a 100%. You don't feel like leaving the screen even for a moment. Personally I am a great fan of Fairy Tail so I may be biased but I tried to be as much liberal as possible.
Overall: 8/10. For action and fanservice lovers a must watch :)
Ah, FT x Rave. As a Mashima fan, this OVA has gotten me quite excited, although I watched it late due to my busy schedule. OTL
Now, let's start with my review. (I'm sorry if my writing is lame orz)
FT x Rave is a crossover OVA of two of Hiro Mashima's popular works, Fairy Tail and Groove Adventure Rave, both having quite different plots, but quite similar characters, both in looks and personalities.
STORY (7) - The story is pretty bland and rather too typical. I've seen it too much in Fairy Tail, its getting rather boring. But since its only an OVA to reintroduce the characters
of Mashima's previous work, I guess it's not really much of a big deal. Although it would have been better if it had a memorable plot.
ART (10) - The art is GREAT. I think the animation got a lot better here in this OVA than in Fairy Tail, and hopefully they'll continue it on FT's second season, 'cause I swear, it would be a LOT more fun to watch. AND, let's appreciate how HOT Haru is in Mashima's improved art style. X3 (and ofc the other Rave charas too XD)
SOUND (8) - Music was ok, they used the same OP and ED from the previous FT OVA, which was again, an ok. (Apparently I am no good at critiquing anime osts sorry orz)
Character (8) - Characters, oh the characters. Well let's not expect much from the Fairy Tail characters. They're all the same as usually with their funny personalities. Natsu, being his wild and hotheaded self, Gray, stripping, Lucy and her loud mouth, Erza beating everyone up, Wendy and Charle being cute, Juvia fangirling as always and Happy being, well Happy.
The Rave characters didn't change much either. (but I'm not sure 'cause my memory's foggy-) Ellie's still an airhead, Musica's still an egoistic hottie, and the other characters I actually kinda forgot how they acted orz. Haru was a little bit different from what I remember though. I think he was more carefree and less mature? (But I'm not sure, please correct me if I'm wrong. OH AND HE ALSO BECAME HOTTER /shot)
Enjoyment (8) - Well, the OVA didn't disappoint me despite how lame the plot was. The comedy kind of paid it off anyway, plus ofc the Rave characters presence and their interaction with the Fairy Tail characters gave me the feel of excitement. The only thing I didn't enjoy was (as always) the pointless fanservice. Well I should be getting used to this because of FT but apparently I haven't. I mean seriously, "Disappearing Panty Bonus"??? Really pointless.
Overall (7) - Well I certainly enjoyed watching this, it's something nice to watch when you're bored and just need a good laugh. If you're not a fan of FT or Rave, I recommend you watch this if you're really bored or have nothing else to do, but to the fans, I'm sure you'll love this, ESP Rave fangirls, 'cause I swear, HARU IS SO HOT HERE. XDD
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