Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! Well, time for a break from the beauty stuff and getting back into anime. I know I was supposed to talk about a plushie maker but that will wait until the next post because I just finished watching Fairy Tail Season 3! I was happy to see the story continue since I did have to wait until Christmas for the last two parts, even though I did have to get 12 on EBay and I did find out the hard way that 13 has been out and 14 was coming out soon. Forgive me for being behind when it comes to collecting this anime, on top of that have been in Daytona, which is where I finished watching it and plus starting to collect Attack On Titan because of Omni Expo and need to catch up.
Anyuway, my thoughts on Season 3!
Story: So, season 3 started off strongly because it continued from where it left off in Season 2 after Etalus and now it’s time for the big S Rank Test for chosen members of Fairy Tail to become the next rank wizards, well one of them, and Kana, a card magic user, was chosen and feel that since it was her fourth time competing that she won’t get it and she hides a secret from Guild Arts on top of it! During the S Rank Test, another dark guild decides to attack Fairy Tail on their island known as Tenro Island and cause them to vanish all thanks to a threat that almost killed Guild Arts in the process. I did like this arc and the next one after a few fillers that give the Fairy Tail members a new adventure after their disappearance for seven years and reuniting with everyone that tested them and it included a secret that Lucy’s father had before he died during her time away and it started with a girl coming with a clock piece and a link to destruction and the return of the Eracion Seis! Yes, they are back and this time it not only brought back Midnight, Angel, Cobra, but new members with them. Oh yeah, forgot to mention, this arc did bring the Earthland versions of some of the Etalus people they met but this time as a part of a holy group known as Zenotopia who also wanted the clock piece Lucy holds that leads to them their answers that may lead to danger.
Thoughts on Story: This season did start off pretty strong because there were hardly any filler episodes before the S Rank arc started, as in the past season before the Eracion Seis arc, the first disc of Part 5 did have a lot of filler episodes, like five or six and then it goes into the arc, where Wendy and Carla appear, Blue Pegasus calls for them and so on while this season just went into it and was happy about it! I didn’t read the manga and knowing that the volumes go and start the arcs one after the other and do have filler chapters in between, this one had lesser filler episodes. Part 11 did have most of the filler because since the normal crew vanished for a few years, it kind of shows them getting back into the thick of things of being a guild once more and it does flow into the next filler, which if I remembered correctly it was called “Key of the Starry Heavens” from what Tyler Walker said in the second commentary of Part 12, which I found out that this is an entire original arc. I know most people are wondering when will the Grand Magic Games will start in anime, I am guessing not til Season 4 which this arc would start wrapping up and I figure that Part 13 wraps it up. I think this should have had a manga arc as well because the story not only has the comedic stuff as always but takes a nice and darker turn and get to see some of the other members of Fairy Tail take a more prominent role as this arc keeps going, even Levy’s troop gets seen a lot more!
Best Episode: The best episode for me this season has to be a return from RaveMaster and that is the episode with the Jiggle Butt Gang. I know some of you guys may correct me in comments but if you seen the original episode from RaveMaster, they were the Jiggle Butt Gang and they will still be called that. Anyuway, this season did make the most hilarity with this appearance because back in RaveMaster they were hilarious and they became even more hilarious by this episode and how they corrupt Wendy a little. What makes it even better is that they return in the “Key of the Starry Heavens” arc and this time it involved Erza! OMG Erza! If you seen any episodes where Erza wears a costume she takes it seriously and rolls with it! Still, how Wendy got involved was still as equally funny. I wish they had Brittney Karbowski in the commentary with the guys who voiced them in this dub because they talked about a lot of funny things and would’ve seen how Brittney thought about the episode, especially when Wendy wore the suit!
Another episode I did like in this season would be where Lucy met Capricorn and how she had to fight him. I am so glad I still have my Capricorn key and do like the character for his spirit because of how the actor made him sound so proper and manly with all the extension of syllables when he has to do the goat speak. I would imagine how hard it might be but it did work! I did have to write in that way when I had to bring Capricorn into Fairy Tails and it wasn’t easy that way. Still, I did like the back story on how Capricorn used to be one of Lucy’s mom’s spirits and how he was possessed on top of that. I did like the fight between him and Leo, which made it even more fun to watch!
Favorite Character Moment: The fave Character Moment goes to Evergreen and Elfman fooling Mira Jane during the S Rank Test! I know another Exseed shown up but my little kitty spazz may have to wait because this was the funniest thing to happen! Not only it happened in the manga but in order for the both of them to pass her was by saying they were getting married! When Gondras mentioned that from the manga it made me laugh, but how they made it in the anime was doing a flashback scene and it caused Mira to have a bit of a head breaking moment! I can’t say if the relationship between Elfman and Evergreen continues but I know it may be brought up again later on.
Favorite Song: It was a hard one because this season featured some great music as openings and closings, even two songs were by the same band back to back. I was happy that Daisy X Daisy did return with another song since they are pretty much the biggest band among Fairy Tail since their music has appeared in all three seasons! I think they do appear in the next one along with Back On, which still makes me happy that they returned with a new song. But if I were to choose one, I may have to say it would go to the song “I Wish” because it is a song that takes on the old punk rock sound I loved. It kind of reminds me of a cross between A Brilliant Lie’s “Live While Sleeping” and “Cherry Bomb” but done with Japanese lyrics.
Rating: 5 Paw Prints out of 5! Why do I say this earns the highest? Because I said in the beginning that this season started off strong and did use the old fillers flow with story like back in Season 1. Yeah Season 2 did have an interesting filler to have Wendy to get used to the guild but that was kind of out of nowhere since it didn’t feel like it didn’t sync up as well as the fillers from this season because of how the time skip takes place for everyone. Plus, this season did feature a nice and original filler arc and it did flow nicely within some of the story bits and kind of filling in the blanks about some of the important characters that come into play and shows more of the roster from previous seasons! Overall, this has been a strong one and hoping Season 4 starts strong and completes the “Key of the Starry Heavens” arc because I can’t wait to see how the Grand Magic Games come into play and bring in more of the past guilds with a few new ones by what Gondras had told me when he read the manga.
Well, that is it! I know I did reveal a few spoilers but try having a fiancé that reads the manga, so didn’t hold any bars right there. So, Season 4 come to my paws, because you are next!
What is next for Nerdy Shique Universe? Well, of course the plushie maker and in case you guys have missed my Omni Expo news….here’s some updates for you!
New Guest and One Cancelled! So yes, sorry to say that Ashley Birch has cancelled her appearance for this year’s con. But it doesn’t mean that a new guest won’t be coming and Omni Expo just announced it Thursday, or shall I say the days before and that is Bryce pappenbrook! Oh yes! Omni has completed the main three by getting the voice of Aaron Yagar to this year’s event. If anyone doesn’t know him from anywhere else, he is also Kirito in Sword Art Online.
More Pages Added! There have been more pages added to the site such as the Guidelines for the convention, FAQs because of so many questions, also contest deadlines fast approaching if they haven’t already expired, even rules on doing the mascot contest, I would say check them all out except for the panels one, apparently that ended without me knowing. We wanted to bring Blind Experience to Omni but we were to late. I know, that sucks! I may think of something else since we are waiting for press and hoping that goes up soon! There also have been more guests added along the way, more videos, damn Omni, how much more are you holding? This is going to be huge!
Well, that is it til next time!