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83804 No. 83804
Mashima is continuing his crazy "3 chapters per week" thing next week apparently.
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>> No. 83805
I love how Gray's formal wear initially seemed to be short shorts and a neckerchief.
>> No. 83812
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I shouldn't be surprised at FT's lewdness at this point, but somehow I still am. Dammit Lucy, put on some goddamn clothes!
>> No. 83894
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New chapters
>> No. 83895
Jesus Christ, even for Fairy Tail that's just crossing the line.
>> No. 83898
Look at all that PLOT.
>> No. 83899
Yaaaay ol' Crazyeyes is back. I like that girl.
>> No. 83900
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>Jesus Christ, even for Fairy Tail that's just crossing the line.
I'm not sure what, specifically you are talking about, but am almost certain that you are wrong about there being such a line.
>> No. 83902
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The best thing about how Mashima draws his ladies is that they look like they actually derive their nutrients from... what do you call it again? Eeh-ting? What an utterly bizarre and alien concept....
>> No. 83910
Pic unrelated?
>> No. 83911
...how did I know this comment was going to come?
No, pic entirely related. I said they look like they eat. As in at all. I didn't say they look like they eat at all times and entirely too much. Kinda goes to show that even any mention of eating when it comes to fictional females immediately makes people expect some BBW stuff.
>> No. 83912
That's a very defensive reaction.
She still looks like a very skinny woman with huge boobs and wide hips, which is the exact same idealized shit that 99% of manga have.

I don't know if I've seen any anime/manga where the females look like get all of their nutrients intravenously. It would certainly be interesting to see.
>> No. 83916
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I don't know why, but I always get raring to go at the end of a Fairy Tail arc and at the beginning of a new one. Mashima really excels at crowd/party scenes and setting up new characters/plot lines. Also, non-Mage guilds return! Neat!

I'm glad they pointed out that the top 10 mages in the country aren't the strongest fighters... just probably the best at what they do. It neatly removes the all-that-matters-is-powah-levels thing.

Also g'damn there's been a lotta fanservice this past two weeks. I approve.
>> No. 83917
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This page made me laugh.
>> No. 83942
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I'm really digging Mashima's twitter.
>> No. 83943
>I don't know why, but I always get raring to go at the end of a Fairy Tail arc and at the beginning of a new one.
Because the thing Mashima is best at by far is comedy, with characters doing dumb bullshit like Natsu stealing the crown jewels.
>> No. 84095

New chapter.

Speaking of which, is magic in this universe something you're either born having/can never access, or can it be acquired through training? I can't remember if it's ever been covered.

If it's the former case, it's nice to see normals can still hold their own.
>> No. 84096

It's never been outright stated but all signs indicate that it's a learned skill.
>> No. 84097
The biggest indication I can think of is that Romeo chose to learn fire magic to emulate Natsu.
>> No. 84100

That and the bonus comic where Mirajane was teaching everybody transformation magic (to varying degrees of success).
>> No. 84142
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Mashima makes some pretty good jokes from time to time.
>> No. 84161
I have this weird paranoia that this arc is going to end up with the resurrection of Ul.
I mean, she's pretty much the only character in this entire series who is legitimately-for-reals dead and has so far stayed that way. Even fucking Mavis is walking around like it ain't no thing, and Lisanna has proved that meaningful, character-developing-flashback death doesn't stick. Pretty much the only character who hasn't rode the resurrection pony is Ul, and now we've got Moon Drip and magic ice and redeemed Ultear running around somewhere and it's kind of suspicious.
>> No. 84178
Bringing back Lisanna is probably my all-time least favorite thing this manga has ever done, but Ur transformed herself into a chunk of ice and got melted. I doubt they'd do something as stupid as collecting all the water from the freakin' ocean.
>> No. 84200

This is everything a filler chapter should be.
>> No. 84206

Kana continues to be one of the top-tier characters.
>> No. 84268

More Crazy Eyes! Yay!
>> No. 84269
>slapping the chapter's cliffhanger onto a pair of giant tits
I'm slow-clapping over here. Mashima, you're a genius. In all the wrong (and totally right) ways.
>> No. 84270
Hell the fuck yeah, more of my mentally unbalanced anime waifu. Anyone recognize her new guild crest?

Also, how would regression magic work on Wendy? Make her a baby?
>> No. 84460

Flare has a backstory? Neat!
>> No. 84464
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Fuck yeah, Fairy Tail. Actually a pretty decent fight scene, with both sides getting their moments to shine.
>> No. 84465
>3 women win against 3 men in a shonen fighting manga
Oh my god, am I actually going to have to give you points for this Mashima
Never mind!
>> No. 84467

You do realize that Loki is Lucy's magic right.

I mean if you're going to disqualify it based on that, it should have been disqualified the moment she whipped out Sagittarius.
>> No. 84472
Yeah. I mean, if Loki had, say, magically summoned himself without Lucy's order to burst in and save the day for the girls, I'd call bullshit. But this was Lucy in control, using some clever misdirection tactics that happened to include Loki. Verdict: GJ Mashima.
>> No. 84655
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>Pantless Combat

I approve, Mashima
>> No. 84656
>The first indication she's returning to normal is her breasts expanding
I like this guy.
>> No. 84679
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this is peaty funny
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>> No. 84691
You got something against the Scots, boyo?
>> No. 84808
I just got caught up on the show and am wondering what chapter of the comic to start in on
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>> No. 84820
What's your problem?

At the start of the Grand Magic Games, maybe?
>> No. 85046
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I love it when an author can poke fun at himself and his tired tropes.
>> No. 85048
Suddenly: everybody's naked.
>> No. 85067
I'm okay with this.
>> No. 85071
I really don't know how this series continues to shock me with its gratuitous fanservice. You'd think I'd be used to it by now, but then it's like, "Nope, all the characters are naked in this chapter. But that doesn't stop them from having a touching moment where they reflect on the importance of trusting in their guild. Also, coed hot springs."

These cartoons mang.
>> No. 85091
The only thing that limits the fan service to me is that FT seems to have two female body types: "boxom (with slight variances) and slim" or "under 14". So when the fan service pops up it's "oh I've seen that already."

Probably why, despite the level of fan service, there is far less porn for FT than other comparable series...
>> No. 85097
Actually, I've noticed fanservice-heavy series generally seem to just have less porn in general in comparison to equivalently popular fanservice-light series. So your theory has credence.
>> No. 85137
I've noticed this, too; but while having fan-service probably turns off the imagination of some artists that would otherwise draw porn for it, I think it's more about popularity.

For instance, the various Tenchi series have lots of fan service--hell, full out nude scenes--but the amount of porn for the series is quite high. This is likely a combination of popularity and longevity (the more it stays in the limelight, the more porn it will get).

I don't know the overall popularity of Fairy Tail, but I would say it's not nearly as high as One Piece or Naruto who, at about this same point in their life, had far more porn (and of higher average quality to boot.)
>> No. 85140
Fairy Tail is really popular. The tankobon are regularly hitting the top 10 in the sales charts. However, most of that is apparently from the actual shonen demographic. As in 13-17 year olds. While the others also attract a lot of 18+ readers, which are kinda the ones you want, if you're selling porn.
>> No. 85148
Ah, that does make sense.
>> No. 86126
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I must say, the wait for the potential h-doujinshis might be frustrating.
>> No. 86128
I don't even read this series and that page is a rape-scene waiting to happen.
Maybe they won't do it though because with all the nudity teasing already there is less desire for it?
>> No. 86131
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>I don't even read this series and that page is a rape-scene waiting to happen.
It actually is.
>> No. 86132
I expect rape scenes more in Berserk, not little boy's fighting manga.

Well thats kind of fucked up.
Isn't she like the biggest badass chick on the hero team or such?
>> No. 86133
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>this weeks chapter

How does he keep getting this stuff past editors?
>> No. 86134
History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi is the same with the not-quite-Porn, I guess when you have nothing else going for you then you try to draw people in with fanservice.
>> No. 86135

It isn't, but holy shit it's not far off. What the fuck, Mashima.
>> No. 86136
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The issue I have with them still being adamant on teasing the fuck out of people, is that, apart from a select few like WSJ, shonen magazines already allow for much raunchier stuff. So why the fuck do they still insist on being cockteases? (This pic isn't an example, but the overall series is. Any example I'd post from it would be pretty much porn at this point.)
>> No. 86137

Well, there is a lot of fun to be had for the cockteaser, if not the cockteasee.
>> No. 86140
Sadly, Japan seems to have this thing where the more badass a female is, the easier it is to pin her down and rape her. It could be a female version of SSJ4 Goku and she would be pinned down by a fat, ugly middle-aged guy.
>> No. 86146
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Everything terrible about Fairy Tail wrapped up in a single chapter. It's almost impressive how comprehensively bad that was.
>> No. 86503
>Latest chapter
>Natsu is thrown into a cell naked.
Well, at least it's a change of pace from the constant male gaze that you usually get from this seri-
>Lisanna is also in the cell. She is also naked.
Dang it to heck.
>> No. 86505
Why are you even reading this if you're using terms like "male gaze"?
>> No. 86507

Because perhaps it's possible to enjoy things along one level while being irritated along others.
>> No. 86508
Yeah, but Fairy Tail long since stopped being any other levels. Which is why I'm asking.
>> No. 86510
Is Fairy Tail even worse than Naruto and Bleach?
>> No. 86511

Not remotely.
>> No. 86512
>> No. 86514
Depends on what you like. It's got strengths and weaknesses.

I'd say the writing and plot equals out to average, because there are some fantastically cinematic moments and some pretty great twists, but also the plot is pretty slapdash and occasionally it's embarrassingly evident that Mashima is just making up shit as he goes along.
But the strength of the series was never the plot. It's really in its characters, who are interesting and fun and charming and, importantly, stay that way even when the plot goes mouth-breather stupid. And the charm of the characters is rarely sacrificed for the plot - I sometimes roll my eyes at Mashima himself while reading it, but the stupid plotlines don't snake out and poison my fondness for the characters by sacrificing what I like about them to further the dumb. (Bleeaach)

And the fights are well-choreographed, action-packed and relatively dialogue light, and generally wrap themselves up within a chapter or two. (Bleeeeeaaaacchh)

Also, the art is really good and ornate when it wants to be, with some jawdropping backgrounds included. Someone really likes drawing complicated cathedrals over there. (Blllleeeeeaaaacccchhhhh)
>> No. 86748
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Thanks Zero
>> No. 86856

Well, incandescent rage aside, I can't say I didn't see it coming.
>> No. 86873
It was great on alot of levels until... I think the last several years.
>> No. 87167
Ugh. This comics, mang. Sometimes it gets so dumb I just feel like dropping it. And then you get chapters like this one, where I'm pretty sure the author said to himself, "Who do I want to look awesome today? I know! Everybody!"
>> No. 87178

Ha ha, I know what you mean. It always amazes me how the characters bounce back from such dire situations. Dat Canna.

Also I'm hoping Elfman gets his own moment of awesome again after being laid so low by Tartarus.
>> No. 87186
I'm genuinely not sure whether to forgive him this time. I didn't think I could, but gah, for him to build up this much "what the shit" and then reverse it all at once...
>> No. 87767
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I don't understand this.

But I like it.
>> No. 87768

She eats air like Natsu eats flame. The air around Face is supercharged with ethernano - basically, a huge clusterfuck of different magical energies mixed together. So she chewed deep and absorbed all that energy and used it to super-charge herself, like Natsu eating the Etherion way back when (among other examples).

She'll probably wish she hadn't tomorrow.
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>> No. 87899
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>It's a prancing fairy

How did it take me so long to realize this?
>> No. 87930
What... did you think it was supposed to be? A weird bird?
>> No. 87937
When I first saw it I thought it was some sort of bird on a sled.
>> No. 87946
Basically, yeah. Some sort of bird on an arrow or something. I didn't give it much thought, really.

Back on topic. How 'bout that Wendy, huh?
>> No. 87951
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I actually thought it was some sort of little devil with a tail. I feel kinda silly now.
>> No. 87983
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Turns out the Erza side story was a flashback.
>> No. 87986
I'm kind of interested in Biska's and Al's full backstory now.
>> No. 88083

Huh, that's actually cool.
>> No. 88372
So the latest chapter looks to be leading up to Lucy getting some time in the spotlight.

I'm cool with that.
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... Huh. That's kinda neat. I wonder how long it lasts?
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