A few minutes ago, one of my favorite manga serial’s anime adaptation went on air for the first time, 7:30 pm, Japan Time. That was so exciting! I never would have thought I could watch an anime in real time again considering my schedule but I’m so glad I made it!
The premiere episode mostly focused on the manga’s first chapter which gave a little backgrounder about the legendary Fairy Tail as a guild and the introduction of the two of the main characters in the story Natsu and Lucy. Well, Happy included but does it count like one? Thought not, but it plays an important role too! ^^;
It all started with the nauseated Natsu, motion sick caused by traveling from any transportation, in this case train. He and happy came to a town where he hoped to find Igneel. He came across Lucy who saved her from the cheap charm casted by the man claiming himself as the Salamander but was a phony as Natsu had confirmed it.
The blonde girl Lucy can into Harjion (?) for it is said to be famous for magical stuff stores but was dismayed to have found only one. She was kinda insulted that despite flaunting of her natural charm wih the scrawny store keeper, a meager discount is all that she got.
Thanking Natsu, she paid for the food he and happy devoured gratitude. She also told them of her desire to be a part of Fairy Tail to be lined up among the most famous mages. The same wish made her accept the offer of the phony Salamander as he claimed to be a member of Fairy Tail and would help Lucy with her passes in. It turned out that his group thrives on beautiful ladies and selling them as a merchandise for bucks.
Natsu overheard about the claim on Fairy Tail and that he cannot let pass. He came to the rescue and found Lucy there too. After a brief wave of motion sickness again, he taught the guys their lesson. Lucy with Happy’s help tried to escape but as the flying transformation magic of the feline wore out, Lucy fell in the water where she found her stellar keys that fake mage had thrown. She called for snooty Aquarius and she washed the ship onto the shore flushing Lucy and happy along.
Meanwhile, Natsu amazingly displayed his fire eating ability and showed a bit of his dragon slayer moves making a statement not to mess up with Fairy Tail’s name. He sure saved the captive girls including Lucy, took care of the fake Salamander’s group but he overdid it a little throwing the port into chaos and right there and then the town authorities arrived. Natsu grabbed Lucy and sped away asking if she want to join Fairy Tail and without a thought Lucy gave him a resounding yes!
I can’t totally say about the animation quality because I can only manage an LQ streaming unfortunately but it sure is well written for the first episode. It captured the fun mostly like in the manga but why is it that I am irritated by Lucy’s voice! I like Natsu’s! The seiyuu’s voice fits the role very well! Happy’s? Erm, just fine, I guess. Why do I like the ED Theme rather than the opening?
Anyways, this is just the first installment. Meaning,, we have a lot more episodes to critic on! Hoping the story would stay loyal in the manga as it is now!
Watch Fairy Tail Episode 1 (Subbed) [ HERE ]
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