Hey guys! If you are a Fairy Tail fan and you read the manga...this is the post for you! If you do not read the manga, this may be a huge spoiler! So don't read further if you do not read Fairy Tail 100 Year Quest manga, because this post contains parts of the new spin-off manga.
That being said, A LOT has been happening in the FT 100 Year Quest, we know Natsu and the gang were sent off on a quest by the Elefseria, the first master of Magia Dragon, that will fulfill any wish to the gang if they seal the five God Dragons. Our happy-go-lucky gang decides to take on the quest and seal the 5 dragons, and they encounter the town where the Water God DRagon resides and get to befriend him. Also, they get trapped by a Dragon Slayer guild that intend to take the power of the Water God Dragon but as usual, Fairy Tail triumphs. Meanwhile, the Fairy Tail guild gets a particular new member by the name of Touka. To everyone's surprise, Touka is in love with Natsu and has joined the Fairy Tail because she is in love with Natsu, right? Well Gajeel's senses Touka is not a as honest as she seems and may have other motives for joining the guild. Gajeel and Juvia decide to investigate further and have unveiled (along with Jellal) that within Touka resides the White Mage that has stolen magic from the Water God Dragon.
Her motive is to turn the world into 'white' believing that too much power accumulation leads to evil. So we know she intends to turn Magnolia into white to prevent the Fairy Guild from accumulating 'too much' magic, but for what? Seems like she has already planned out for the Natsu and the gang to be stranded with the Water God Dragon and turn everything into white. As the White Mage Touka has an encounter with Jellal, the real Touka holds her back and is stopped by Gajeel. Meanwhile, Natsu and the rest are dealing with the Water God Dragon going on a rampage...talk about a disaster in the making. Little did they know that the Water God Dragon was set up by his own comrade, Caramille (a young child saved by the Water God Dragon), she had intentionally let the White Mage steal the power from him so he would not lose control of his power thus ending his life as well as that of the town he resides in. However, the White Mage stole the restriction of his power not the power itself, and making him a servant of hers.
In Chapter 17, Touka expresses her true motives for coming to Magnolia, and finding Wendy. She had hoped to find Wendy and have her remove the White Mage from dwelling inside her. Unfortunately the White Mage also had motives for going to Magnolia, and turning it into white, and controlling the guild. As Natsu and the others fight against the berserk Water God Dragon, the entire Magnolia has fallen under the control of Touka. In Ch. 19 Natsu and the gang are doing their best to fight the Water God Dragon, but all their efforts are for nothing, and are quickly losing footing in the battle. Natsu, being the reckless fighter that he is, takes on the dragon from a different standing point. The Water God Dragon has turned the sea upside down and pulls his magic from it, and Natsu decides to attack from the upside sea and land on top of the dragon. Little does Natsu know that his attack are mere child play to the dragon, and ends up being sucked into the whirlpool of the upside down sea.
Before he is completely taken over the water, a large scaly hand takes hold of Natsu. The creature speaks and tells the Water God Dragon that Natsu is his and will not let him have Natsu. To everyone's surprise, who is the mysterious creature that has taken a hold of Natsu? The concludes the end of Ch 19, and awaiting Ch 20. Any thoughts? Guesses? Personally, I think that somehow Igneel may not be completely dead and if he is dead Natsu was able to summon him. Perhaps the connection between Generation 1 Dragon Slayers and their dragons are able to summon their foster parents? I think somehow the connection between Igneel and Natsu may be so strong that he was able to connect back to his foster father and thus Igneel saved him. This is assuming that Igneel is the one that rescued Natsu, unless there are other dragons that are interested in Natsu. However, knowing that Hiro Mashima holds his characters dearly, I am going to assume Igneel is back! And if he is back, will the other dragon parents be back as well? Guess we will find out in the next issue!
My Hero Academia was one of the hottest anime movie of summer 2018, and what was the hottest fuss over MHA? Well, I just had to watch the movie for myself and see what made everybody crazed about. Unfortunately, I was not lucky enough to watch the movie in theaters, but I did get to watch it from the comfort of my own home just recently. Now that I have slurped my soda and ate my popcorn, I can say the movie was an interesting watch but was expecting a little more it.
The movie takes place on a man-made island called 'I-Island' where brilliant scientist reside and research Quirks. All Might is invited by his friend Dave Shield (a well-known scientist), and All Might decides to bring Izuku along with him. It just happens to be that other of Izuku's friend are also at the island, taking on part jobs, invited to attend, or tagging along with friends. We also get the intro of a new best girl and daughter of Dave, Melissa Shield that is also quirkless like Izuku. The villain of the story is a terrorist, Wolfram, that attempts to take over the island and kill the residents, while the pro-heroes, scientists, and the bourgeoisie are held hostage at a private party. Lucky for Izuku and his friends, they were not able to make it to the party and are able to assist the pro-heroes in stopping the villains. Plot twist to the story is that Dave had actually planned for the incident to happen to steal back an invention that maximizes a person's Quirk, this was done so the headset did not land in the wrong hands. Dave assumed he had been working with actors to 'fake' being villains BUT turns out the villains were actually working themselves and had planned to steal the invention from the beginning, and ends up kidnaping Dave. To make a long story short, Izuku and his friends attempt to fight off Wolfram and assist All Might in rescuing Dave. For the first time ever, All Might and Izuku throw a duo punch (that part was the best part of the entire movie) together and defeat the bad guy. Hooray, Hooray! The story ends with Dave reflecting on his actions and realizing the future looks bright with the young heroes and his daughter that will continue on their legacy.
Not going TOO much into detail, the movie did have a lot of action packed moments, and I can say it was outstanding! The beginning started off well with a quick background on All Might; however, I was expecting a little more on his background. All Might's history in my opinion, was very brief and that disappointed me a little, I was hoping to see a little more.
There was one scene in particular that I had seen trending over and over again was the dance scene between Bakugou and Uraraka.
I looked all over this scene in the movie and it never happened. Did I watch the wrong version? Nope! Apparently, this scene is a fake. As a fan, I was looking forward to watching the dance scene of these two but it is fan made and it never happened. To clear up the mix up, it never happened, sorry fangirls. That doesn't mean there is no hope for this ship right?!
Overall, I can say the movie is worth the watch, the fights are epic. The best part is seeing All Might team up with his mentor and just go at it. That was the ultimate sensei and student punch that only comes around so often, and it will be forever ingrained in our otaku memories.
Now the DVD release in the Americas is March 26, 2019. However, you can pre-order your copy at a lower price! You can also purchase your pre-order movie with a free gift from RightStuffAnime.
Also, for the manga reader fans..there will be no Ch. 218 until the first week of March. The manga will go on a break and will continue at the beginning of March. Fans can take their time to catch up on reading or finish digesting the last few chapters until March!
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, romance anime is sure to make its way into our otaku hearts and make us go doki doki. As a fellow weeb I have had my fair share of experience watching many, many, and I mean MANY romance anime. Gotta love the sweet romance and comedy breaks that only anime can bring. Because we all know how cute it is when anime characters confess their feelings to each other and have that completely adorable red face and stuttering. Kinda hard to compare to real life romance series or movie, am I right? So, I want to share with my viewers the top 5 romance comedy animes you must watch this Valentine's Day (whether it be with your special someone or by yourself, either way you gotta watch it!).
1. Kamisama Kiss
This is one of my favorites, Kamisama Kiss is truly a sweet anime to watch. Kamisama Kiss about a young high school girl by the name of Nanami. She has the unfortunate luck of being kicked out of her apartment due to her father's gambling and lifestyle problems. During the night she is left to wonder the park alone, she encounters a man stuck on a tree because he is being pestered by a dog. She helps the man, Mikage, get rid of the dog and in return for the favor, he gives her his home. She accepts it grateful and realizes that his home is actually a shrine. At the door, she is greeted by the spirits of the house and Tomoe, the familiar of Mikage. The sweet girl soon realizes the man she saved was the Earth Deity and has bestowed his blessings on Nanami to be the new Earth Deity of the shrine. At the beginning, she refuses to accept her new role; however, she finds herself working hard to be a deity worth of the title. Slowly but surely, she also starts to fall in love with Tomoe, and he also begins to have feelings for her. However, it is a taboo for humans and spirits to be in a relationship.
Overall, the anime is romantic and has comedy breaks to entertain. It is a rather sweet anime, and will keep you wanting more with each episode you watch. The development between the two characters also makes this anime stand out, both characters begin with a mutual feeling of unfriendliness and turns into a blossoming love.
Harem animes tend to have the reputation of fan service and ecchi genre tagged to it. However, Nisekoi does not fall into either of those. Even though it is a harem anime, the storyline is a sweet romance for the ages to come and it also is very very funny. The protagonist of the story, young Raku, made a promise years ago to his childhood sweetheart that he would marry her. Together, both children made the promise to marry one another and exchanged a locket and the key to unlock the pendant, as adults they would open the secret within the locket. As a young high school boy, Raku has kept his promise and continues to wear the locket. During a fateful meeting on one school day, Raku bumps into a beautiful blonde girl that causes him to lose his locket. Soon he realizes, the young blonde beauty is his classmate and also the daughter of an American gangster leader by the name of Chitoge. To his luck, Raku's father has made arrangements with Chitoge's father to 'fake' going out to make peace between the two gangs. However, both Chitoge and Raku dislike each other and Raku already has a love interest, Kosaki. As the story progresses Kosaki and Raku obviously have a crush on each other but more and more girls from his childhood years appear with keys to his locket, along with Kosaki and Chitoge.
Nisekoi is unlike other romance harem animes because of drama of who is the girl that hold the key to Raku's locket. Also, each girl truly falls in love with Raku as the nice guy that he is, but the chain of events lead Raku to the one and only girl that is meant for him. This anime will have you rooting and picking for your favorite ship. Personally, it was tough for me to pick a specific ship because I thought each girl held her own unique charm.
2. Kiss him, not me
Kiss Him, Not Me is a reverse harem with the protagonist being a major otaku girl, Kae Serinuma. At the beginning of the series Kae is a chubby sweet, yaoi fangirl and is not noticed by the boys because of her looks. However, during an emotional turmoil from her favorite yaoi series, Kae becomes very depressed causing her to lose tremendous amount of weight. She soon finds herself transformed into a gorgeous girl and becoming the center of attention of the hottest guys in school. Soon she is the center of attention of the boys' interest but she would much rather watch the boys be in a romantic relationship among themselves and not her.
What I enjoyed about Kiss Him, Not Me is the many possible pairings in the series. I am not just talking about Kae being paired up with the different boys. Among the boys is a girl that has romantic feelings towards Kae. The series is open to yuri, yaoi, and straight ship for the viewers liking and the dynamic of the possible relationships is what makes this romance comedy stand out.
4. Lovely complex
Unlike other romance animes, lovely complex holds a unique standing on love between a tall girl and a short guy. Koizumi is the tallest girl in the class and stands out like a sore thumb; meanwhile, Ootani is the shortest guy in the class and well...enough said. The two characters have strong personalities that complement one another but it may seem so at the beginning of their romance. Since both stand out due to their height, they are known as the class clowns and soon both of them decide to help each other.
What makes this romance comedy a Valentine's Day must see? Both characters are unlike other protagonist that are 'picture perfect', a tall and a short boy falling in love makes it interesting to watch. Also, their ridiculous act makes it the worthwhile to watch as you will be laughing at loud at their daily high school lives.
5. The quintessential quintuplets
Thank goodness for 2019, because at the beginning of January 2019 the Quintessential Quintuplets began to air. This is a new anime that is considered to be a 'romantic comedy'. Though personally, I would also consider it a harem...why? Because the harem is composed of the quintuplet sisters! The entire season is not completed but it matters not, it still a really good anime choice to wait this holiday. The story follows the main male protagonist, Uesugi, the tutor and senpai of the Nakano siblings (quintuplet sisters). The Nakano family has recently moved in the area and the father is looking to hire a tutor for his daughters to tutor them. The girls are at the brink of flunking a grade and is up to Uesugi to ensure the girls pass high school. However, his tutoring experience and relationship did not start off the right foot, and the girls are actually against having him as their tutor. Dealing with different personalities and interests it is up to senpai to ensure the girls graduate or will they end up falling for him?
The anime series is still pretty fresh and there is still a lot of plot to be developed through out the season. The only clue the audience has received is at the beginning of the anime, it is safe to assume Uesugi has married one of the girls. One of the girls and himself is telling the story of how it all began. Besides that the first episodes has been about Uesugi getting the girls to work with him and getting to know them personally, and individually. However, I would recommend watching it and giving it a shot.
so here it is some of the must-see romantic comedies this valentines day! hope you give some of these a try and enjoy the show with some snacks/chocolates with your sweetheart. use coupon MOE-R7U-DU2DAH to get 5% off your j-list purchase.