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.
I wanted to state something first, and I think a lot of people can agree with me that the last Fairy Tail arc was disappointing and the final chapter being a major letdown. I was glad to hear that a new series is coming up and boy... it still hasn't changed one little bit.
Story: (4) It's really fucken predictable, the thing I hated so much in the original Fairy Tail was the fact that every arc had the same formula,
- Everyone is living in peace and harmony
- The villain shows up with little to no explanation.
- They get hyped up to be "very strong."
Everyone gets beaten to a pulp
- Natsu, Erza, or anyone really pulls something out of their ass cheeks and spout out that "they must protect their friends."
- The villain that hyped up to be so strong gets defeated, and in the next arc he or she is turns into cannon fodder, a jobber for the next "villain" to get hyped up, they get forgotten, or they become friends who barely help the main group out.
Let me tell you something, it gets very fucken old after the third-fifth time... And it seems it's happening again, we get a new villain getting hyped up to be the "strongest ever" til the next "strongest ever" shows up, the White Mage, and we get five new Dragons, God Dragons, (who need God Slayers amirite?) who are even stronger or just as strong as Arcnologia... Why? I can tell you one thing though, I already know the ending to every arc is going to be.... And the only reason why I should even read the arc is because the author loves to add bullshit convenient plot twists that won't affect the series at all in the long run.
Art: (8) The Art is the best thing I can say about this manga, and it's average lol. The ecchi is something I forgot to touch upon, but I can ignore it... to a certain extent. "What woman in the right mind would wear that?!"
Character: (7) I just want a fun slice of life manga with all these characters, they have the best personalities I can ask for, Natsu is awesome when he's not pulling friendship out of his two asscheeks, Gray and Juvia is always funny and cute to read, Gajeel is just my favorite character in general, Erza can be comedic also when she's also not asspulling, and Lucy can be well-written when she's not "well-drawn." Every character has their charm, they are the thing that make me keep on reading this manga and this would've been a 10 out of 10 if in any other manga, but the thing is that they're in a badly written, predictable, flawed, and forgettable story like Fairy Tail.
Enjoyment: (5) It's cringey, edgy, and just a chore to read through when it tries to get serious. When it comes to the characters being themselves, I can tell you this, it's a really good read, but sadly this manga won't give me more of those movements.
Overall: (6) I wish it had a cool 2-10 year time skip where all the characters are all matured and can justify themselves being so strong, but it didn't.
I wish the villains were more developed and can feel like a legitimate threat, but they never are.
I wish we can just have a simple arc where the Fairy Tail guild is simply defeated, giving them a reason to train to get stronger without having to pull something out of their anus, but they never lose because friendship.
And I wish we can have an arc that doesn't have to involve a villain planning to destroy or change the world, but we won't.
Hardcore fans will give it a read and go meh and regular fans won't even realize this sequel exists. As for me, I'll still read it as long as the manga continues, but will ever become the manga I wish it'll become? Nope lol.
P.s, I'll eat shit if it magically does follow my wishes.