Has "Fairy Tail" has left a void in your heart? Fear not, for "Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest" is here.
For those of you who have already read "Fairy Tail", I'm happy to say that the feel and flow of "Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest" is so far similar to the early/middle portion of the original story and along with having the same starring characters; having this sequel it's just like the original never ended at all. That void left in my heart from the ending of it's initial run was filled immediately. I'm not sure if it is the nostalgia factor that is making me
enjoy this so much, but either way I'm happy with it so far.
For those of you who have not already read "Fairy Tail", it's not required to do so and the story is still enjoyable without the prerequisite knowledge. Although, to understand some jokes and nuances, I would highly recommend reading the original series first. (There also have been spoilers for the original series in this sequel.)
I am looking forward to reading each chapter as it is released, and I hope that you will give "Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest" a try too.
I was hoping.... Yeah, what was I actually hoping for? That the writing would get better and the fan service take a step back? Guess I was hoping in vain.
7 chapters in and we've already lost one of the main characters' credibility. *sigh*
Minor spoiler about the "Quest" ahead..
Remember Natsu? The guy RAISED by a dragon? Who LOVED Igneel and thought well of dragons except for the evil ones running rampant? Yup, the same guy now sets off on a quest to "seal" some dragons without even bothering to ask why. And initially he thought he'd just beat them to a pulp because he didn't think
twice about what sealing actually meant.
WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY? If we think of Natsu, he should be the first one to jump in the defense of dragons and being vary of sealing dragons just for for the sake of sealing them.
So those dragons COULD destroy the world. Well, duh. Obvious for pretty much every dragon out there. Considering that the fictional world is pretty much peaceful, it means those dragons haven't set out to go on a rampage and terrorize everyone like Acnologia did. Yet Natsu sets out to seal them?! Give me a break. The real Natsu would have a blast searching for and meeting those dragons - not sealing them for having done nothing wrong.
Character relationships have not developed one bit. Rather the opposite if I may say so. The tiny couple scraps we got in the last chapter of FT were entirely ignored as well. No pairings here, nothing.
The fan service got to a level where at least one female needed to loose all her clothes twice a chapter. Give me a f---ing break. Just do a hentai spin-off and be done with it already! I don't mind if there's a bit of fan service now and then. Every demographic probably has that. But it's not necessary to have EVERY damn woman except for 2 Loli characters have E+ cups and apparently not enough clothing to cover her butt cheeks. It's just gotten tasteless. Sure, I'm a straight woman, so I may be biased. But even the guys I talked with were annoyed by the level of fanservice this has reached.You can't have blood and big wounds in this manga but this level of porn?! And it gets a PG-13 rating?! I mean... seriously...
FT could be so much more... Please just stop this farce and concentrate on the story and world... *sigh*
Well, here we are again. Fairy Tail continues off from where it last left off, being that Natsu and the main crew go on the 100 year quest. This quest is to seal off the remaining dragons in "Earth Land" (I actually didn't know what the name of the world was called so I looked it up. Kind of a weird name). During this time, the remaining members of Fairy Tail receive a new member, Touka. This member so happens to be someone that Jellal is looking for, and she is presumed to be someone evil and the creator of Liberius, an evil
white mage cult. Touka is supposedly as strong as Zeref, but we don't have enough information yet. Will the main crew be able to overcome this quest? Will they fail? Is Touka actually evil and strong? Well don't ask me.
Enough about the general story thus far.
S T O R Y - So far, the story is okay. It's really not great, but it isn't horrible either. Continuing on with the 100 year quest truly opens up so many more doors for this series. It shows A TON of potential for new characters, powers, and more world building. Does this make it good? I don't really know. How the prequel ended still leaves a bitter taste in my mouth and I'm still concerned with how the overall plot with play out with the sequel. I hope that at the very least, it won't be disappointing.
A R T - I've always enjoyed Fairy Tail's art style. It's always been pleasing to look at, and quite unique compared to others. Ueda Atsuo does a great job at drawing and matching Hiro Mashima's style.
C H A R A C T E R - The characters are practically the same as before. You can determine that for yourself. Did you enjoy Fairy Tail's characters or did you not? Personally I really liked them. They were characters I truly enjoyed watching and seeing them grow is a nice experience. If anything Natsu was the most plain since he matches many other MCs in the Shonen genre, similar to Naruto and Luffy. Acting very dumb and clumsy but in battle they are an absolute beast. I think that many of the other characters felt more unique and weren't some sort of cliche character compared to other anime/manga. There are many new characters introduced as well, with that comes new powers. SPOILER RIGHT HERE: We're introduced to a new generation of Dragon Slayers, Dragon Eaters. They kill dragons and steal their power by eating them. We meet three so far, and they are part of the Dragon Eater guild named Diabolos. I think it's pretty weird to introduce a new generation, but I guess it works out. Hopefully it'll be used well.
E N J O Y M E N T - I'm somewhat enjoying the sequel so far. It's not great or bad. It just continues on where the prequel left off so it never felt like Fairy Tail truly ended.
My overall is a 7/10. I've always enjoyed the series, but the ending of the prequel always keeps me on edge now. I'm truly paranoid because I want this sequel to do much better than it's predecessor, but I feel like it will be a real disappointment. I'm just waiting to see how it plays out.