Both Acno and Zeref defeated in one chapter with the power of FRIENDSHIP. Anyone still cares about this?
Nope. In other version of >>157387500 you can even see that Acno's hand is sliced off, probably the result of someone rescuing Jellal. So don't worry, he probably survives too.
Well at least Zeref will get a happy ending with his waifu
I don't understand the whole bitching about FT.
I was a "friendship wins, nobody dies, here's some tits for your trouble" manga from chapter fucking one.
It was the same for Bleach and its pace, it was always consistently slow since the beginning.
Why people can't understand basic fucking things?
I prefer manga like FT that never take themselves too seriously, much better than stuff like Naruto.
I read tons of objectively better manga than this, but I still enjoy the hell out of it.
Your bitching is always entertaining though, too bad it won't last longer :^)
Ichiya: I wouldn't leave alone a woman with such a nice parfum
Anna: You... You really are a man
Just give me more Lucy you fucking hack mashima.
>Anyone still cares about this?
>implication that it used to be different
Maybe in the very early chapters, before had a chance to settle into any sort of pattern.
After the first boss, Fairy Tail immediately ditched any notion of a super powered martial arts system that played by any rules other than "good guys are winning, bad guys are winning, good guys are winning, bad guys are winning more than before and things look hopeless, bad guys beaten by burst of nakama power". The story and setting have also only ever been an excuse for these fights to happen. The shallow setting is arguably at the core of Fairy Tail's flaws.
Mashima's next work should really just be a character-driven comedy adventure that never tries for drama, since that's clearly what he wants to write. Alternatively, he should retire from writing and just be an artist.
>Hype up end game villains for 7 fucking years
>Take both out in a single chapter after one just got the most absurd powerup of the series
I was more expecting the Zeref change of heart to help fight Acno but Christ looks like Hiro's giving Kubo a run for his money.
It's just pure garbage.
Like for example one of the big bad main henchman gets so broken none of the good guys can find a way to beat him. So how does he dies? Big bad suddenly decides to erase him for no reason.
The final bad guys are way too broken and each takes forever to be beaten and it's not interesting. Also, fuckton of plot stuffs never gets resolved and ton of characters just jobs hard.
They're both extremely shit considering how good it could have been too. Hard to say which one is less worst. The only good parts of both are a few good characters.
Two chapters ago it was just a regular Fire Faggot vs based invincible infinite wizard Zeref. But now, Natsu realised he has friends and decided to beat Zeref because of them.
Because I have friends! > Invincible Infinite mana Space-Time Manipulation Death Aura Experienced Wizard.
10 chapters of SoL is enough. Romance for the couples, Zeref redemption, Mavis and Zeref back together, Zeref and Natsu are good bros again, Spriggans help rebuild the ruined cities, Mavis and Zeref bring up a deaged August, Erza moves in with her mom (what, you thought she is dead?), Makarov retires, and at the last chapter a giant marriege, with Levy-Gajeel, Lucy-Natsu, Juvia-Gray, Mavis-Zeref, Wendy-Cheria, Mira-Laxus, Brandish-Mari, and everyone else.
Or the god that cursed Zeref descends and ends up being the real last boss.
>August/Eileen/Rakehid just got taken by the good guys
Actually, neither were. August offed himself because his mama never loved him, Irene offed herself, because she loved her daughter, and Zeref offed Rakheed because he never liked him.
>Irene offed herself, because she loved her daughter
Please, it wasn't like August at all, Erza wrecked her meteor, wrecked her dragon form, and wrecked her again in human form. She just needed one more hit to go out, she couldn't even use magic anymore.
And Rakheid jobbed against fucking Sting. Zeref killed him later but he still lots at this point.
Oh shit, I forgot how Erza, after beaten down repeatadly and had all her bones crushed, defeated a dragon, mother of all dragon slayers, jumped up a mile in the air and casulally pulverised a fucking meteor. Holy shit! Why couldn't the spriggans defeated by team effort of 5-6 people? There are enough characters for it and everyone would got to see their favouite in action for one last time. I wanted more Flare!
Korean. Well fuck this shit. Anyone who still had hopes that the spoilers were misleading and Zeref was taken out with a good plan can rest in disturbance. A fucking Nakama Punch. And Jellal survives too. Only good thing is that anon back then, who made a superior chapter, ended up being right. The one defeated Acno is Ichiya.
Anyone wanna bet he comes back next chapter?
I'm pretty sure most people expected Acnologia to get gang banged by the whole cast. At least I did.
Hell, August, Eileen, Rakheid and Serena should all have helped too.
Instead we got Ichiya and Lucy's anscestor taking care of the final boss. The hell.
But the timelapse closed the moment Zeref went black again. Or, what if it actually sent Acno back in time, and he will burst out of somewhere, having waited for a chance to kill FT all this time?
>one just got the most absurd powerup of the series
Actually, what was the point of that? He still got beaten by human Natsu, and he didn't do anything extra with it. We could just have Natsu defeat Zeref in his black clothes, that way we could have one less chapter, and a slightly less painful jobbing from Zeref.
I don't get why make Acnologia ultimate fighter and then kill it off without actual battle.
It's like if One Piece being manga about adventures would ended in one chapter "Oh, i found one piece. Good for me".
but was it doe? against the wind dude Natsu used some "changing the properties of the flame" bullshit, against Gajeel Natsu had Lucy's help, against Jellal he ate the etherion to power up, against Laxus it was 2v1 and Laxus lost because he didn't have heart in the right place (but it's not like he was an actual villain either way), against Cobra Natsu used Cobra's hearing against him, against Zero he ate Jellal's flame, against the dragon dude in Edolas it had something to do with dragon slaying magic (don't really remember it desu) and against Hades it was a 6v1, Natsu ate Laxus lightning, the cats destroyed the heart and Ultear helped them by fixing the tree
now you can it had cheesy cop outs, like the "I'll eat some shit and go Dragon Force" but it never really went against the rules, the only pre ts fight I can remember that had friendship power ups was the Erza vs Asuma but even that wasn't as bad cuz the tree was connected with every FT member or something like that
It's got 10 chapters left, so unless they are all about tying lose ends either Zeref is gonna do something, Acno comes back, they both do something. Either way the manga has ended on the worst arc out of the series I'd say.
I think it's fine this way. We all know that Mashima works hard if it involves the things he likes, and at one point had three serializations and had almost no hiatuses compared to other long-running series mangaka (looking at you, Togashi).
Now that he can finally wrap up FT, he can put that prolific activity to something else. He already implied that FT has gone to a different tangent (i.e. adventure instead of large-scale wars) anyway.
Of course. Goddamn if I still don't fap to Elie to this day. A lot of the FT girls are great, even Laki or Kinana. There will be great faps for everyone, and I salute Mashima for that.
oh my fucking god it's so much worse than that, every unended plot point is utterly left in the dust, pairing are forced in by kubo for no real reason, the main bad guy is defeated through literally who knows how with a sword strike, and everything goes to shit three times fucking backwards bonkers, all to end on the least satisfying epilogue chapter achievable by man(gaka)
>we will never see his glorious mane again
Why even live?
>this is 7 year climax Mashima prepared us for.
making one of them a traitour was retarded, Alvarez was already supposed to be overwhelming, making the number 1 Mage going to their side was just making sure there was no way there wouldn't be bullshit asspulls
What the fuck. This is genuinely the worst shounen manga I have ever read in my life. I hope mashima breaks his hands some how so he can never write or draw again.
I can't believe Ichiya is fucking de...
It's joke. This is FT, he will survive somehow.
>To be fair Mashima is a good artist.
His character designs are bland and have copious amounts of sameface and same body structure. He makes plenty of simple mistakes and doesn't fix them in volume releases so you can see why he's able to dish out more content is because he rushes shit and don't even bother to put in backgrounds. This Mashima is a good artist meme is from 13 year olds who don't read any manga and only beat off to the same character.
The last Volume will have an extra chapter (10 instead of 9). Where is the autist who thought we'll have 20 chapters because muh last volumeS have a million chapter in them??
That's the part where people call me retarded for not having lost faith some 300 chapters ago, and to some extent yeah I most likely am. But FUCKING seriously.
I've read my fair share of shonen stuff and no matter how far the bullshit went, no matter how obvious it was that the author just wanted to end the fucking thing and move on, there was always that little something that told you that someone behind all this was still giving a shit. But THIS
This might be the first time that I'm truly baffled by how little effort went into this travesti. The dude just doesn't care, and he's going to get away with it. The absolute madman.
Don't get me wrong, I've never even liked FT to begin with, it was just something that I inflicted upon myself and just rolled with, you know, checking the new chapters every now and then in a kind of morbid fashion just to witness how miserable things could get. But this is the climax to a decade old series for fuck's sake. I'm not asking for much honestly. People were drawing comparisons with Bleach earlier in the thread and its disastrous ending but even then there was something, what with the bullshit arrow or whatever. Yeah it was underwhelming as can be but it was SOMETHING. It's 2017 and one of the most popular manga of the last decade ends his Big Bad by punching him really hard. And it's not even outdated really, it's just void of any creativity or inspiration.
It just feels like FT is that one kid in your class if you were a teacher. He keeps fucking his tests up, but you don't hate him or anything, you just want him to do better because you're a normal human being and you have expectations for your pupils. But as time goes by it's become more and more apparent that the little shit does nothing to improve and just stay locked up in his own little world. You start caring less and less as it's obvious he doesn't care about you either. And yet I still had hope that he would eventually show me a sign.
And I was wrong.
It wasnt just a power up, its litterally infinite magic power. I started hating FT some 200 chapters ago but this takes the cake. I built up quite a tolerance for bullshit and now i see an asspull revived natsu defeat infinite magic zeref in one hit and fucking ichiya kill acnologia. What the fuck.
>a big series somehow managed to be many orders of magnitude worse than fucking Bleach
>ins, nobody dies, here's some tits for your trouble" manga from chapter fucking one.
>It was the same for Bleach and its pace, it was always consistently slow since the beginning.
>Why people can't understand basic fucking things?
>I prefer manga like FT that never take themselves too seriously, much better than stuff like Naruto.
>I read tons of objectively better manga than this, but I still enjoy the hell out of it.
pretty much and FT has so many fucken slutfus
The difference is, as crap as Bleach got towards the end it had its good moments in the first 200 chapters. Fairy Tail on the other hand has been nothing more than glorified hentai pretending to be a shounen using muh friendship.
I gave up on FT long ago and was just waiting for closure, but what infuriate me more of all this shitfest is that Sasuke 2.0 is going to live and get best girl Erza in the end.
I can imagine mashima laughing while he tells his assistants to draw the chapter while he is spending the money he gets for doing nothing, truly a man among men. I wish I had a shitty series but popular with a huge fanbase full of kids and retards.
Imagine just for a moment how much he milked this series over the years, 3 adaptations, movies, specials, merchandise, autographies, conventions and other events, while your assistants do the hard work.
I honestly thought Zeref was going to go back in time and we'd have some kind of neat plot. I should have known better though, that everything would be resolved by Natsu punching him in the face.
So what happened?
Mashima wrote Rave Master. While it wasn't great, it was fairly good. The story was decent, yes there were some ass pulls but overall not so many that the story turned into a clusterfuck and the only response is to laugh.
Then we get Fairy Tail and it's almost like a completely different person is writing the story. There's none of the tension that Rave Master had. Every fight ends in the same way. How could he fuck up so badly when he already managed to write an acceptable series previously?
>Mashima wrote Rave Master.
Anyone who still goes on about how "good" Rave Master was are either nostalgiafags who have not read it in years or have legit shit taste because even if its better than Fairy Tail its an incredibly meh shounen series with just as much writing setbacks as FT only shorter.
>Ichiya defeated Acnologia
>Ichiya defeated Acnologia
>Ichiya defeated Acnologia
>Ichiya defeated Acnologia
As someone who hadn't kept up on Fairy Tail due to how bad it got, how much build-up was there even to this chapter? To basically base an entire chapter around a single punch and a heroic sacrifice that wins the fight just seems more awful than any other shonen out there.
Okay so, the entire justification for Zeref's army and the Spriggans invading this continent, killing/torturing/humiliating/terrorizing its protectors and population was all because Acnologia was supposedly so strong, Zeref felt he had no other choice but to subjugate the entire country in order acquire its power, yes?
Yet Acnologia is about to be taken down by less than a dozen people on a ship, after those same people just finished killing off the entire army / Spriggan 12 of Zeref's? Am I getting this correctly?
They didn't go into a country, they just went to Fairy Tail.
We thought he wanted Fairy Heart just to kill Acnologia, but turns out he wanted it to go back in time before he was cursed.
But what about all those bits with the entire army with the crosses holding up all the defeated mages from those other guilds, I thought this was like a country wide invasion when that one witch who was Erza's mom took over the castle too and turned the princess into a mouse, this wasn't an invasion to take over more than just a single guild?
Because the other guilds came to help, so of course the army attacked them too.
When Erza's mom did universe one everyone was spread randomly all over the country, so then she did attack.
But Zeref's goal was just Fairy Tail, he never cared about invading the whole country. Though I guess the Spriggan did it behind his back.
Rave had some neat stuff here and there also Sieghart was probably the best character Mashima has never created
>Fairy tail never had moment this good
I cant think of a worst, generic, low-effort shounen manga then FT.
The only thing it has going for itself is waifus and husbandos, thats it.
The fights are something a 4th grader would come up with.
NAKAMAAAAAAAA every arc.
0% unemployment rate since it has SO MANY FUCKING JOBBERS!
I only read this shit to see just how hard it can fail.
And i gotta say, each chapter is a new low.
Like Jump would Oda end One Piece.
They'd string his ass up in a dungeon with his wife and kids locked away until he continued it for another ten years. It's still going strong and is actually looking better from the shit that was Dressrosa.
I find it funny how Ichiya, Jellal, Chelia and Kagura contributed a lot more than the majority of non-Fairy Tail members. Anna came right the hell out of nowhere and in the grand scheme of things utterly useless as well as a random rushed act for Wendy; then there's SB and the rest of BP who pretty have their credibility destroyed(though that's not saying much after Sting originally pussed out of fighting in the tournament) after getting beat offscreen to make FT look good.
>Yeah, but Natsu literally punched fairy heart out of Zeref in base form
Put it this way, we know Zeref's motivations.
Kubo forgot to give the final villain a motivation so he had to shoehorn him explaining his motivations on a flashback literally in the middle of the last chapter.
>Natsu didn't even become END
When Zeref dies, Natsu needs to fucking just drop dead to the ground or a sort of comatose state, or turn into END.
I want to see that motherfucker as a demon.
> 0 Division
> wizard saints
What't with this habit of making the "group of old wolfs that is supposed to be the strongest among the good guys" as jobbers that gets destroyed mostly offscreen? They literally all got the same treatment.
>wendy is a lesbian
FT's final arc as a whole is way worse, but the conclusion probably won't be as bad. There isn't much left to resolve, the romantic pairings are obvious, and Mashima's too spineless to have any "controversial" pairings.
Well they actually wiped out the elite bad guy team without much effort on-panel, and that probably would've been the end of it if Ywach hadn't resurrected them all and given them power boosts.
The only good moment in FT's final arc was the Zeref/Mavis flashback, the fight with the sand guy (Ajeel?), and Brandish's introduction.
Bleach's final arc had an overall good beginning, more than one good fight, and Mayuri shenanigans.
>Alright, FT's ending somehow is worse than Bleach's.
It really isn't. Bleach was so stupid he just jumped through the portal and ended him with fucking renji of all people in a few panels with the fucking arrow. Then the timeskip was putrid shit. Here at least the build up was there. The fight is lacking but it might not be over yet.
I'm not denying that, but I'm saying that the ending won't please all the fans, it's impossible. And worse when we talking about a long story like One Piece, same thing with Berserk.
Tying up loose ends about what the rest of the guild will do and dealing with Zeref still as he's still immortal.
From what it looks like it'll be some gigantic mega cluster fuck of all the world's powers tearing shit up.
I'm talking Strawhat and his mega fleet of a shitzillion pirates, Kaido and his devil fruit army, Shirahoshi summoning all the Sea-Kings, Giant Robo Sunny, Enel and his robo army from heaven and other bizarre unknown super powers tossing all their bullshit into the mess.
Sounds like it'll be a great wild ride.
Yeah I agree about that too.
About Berserk, it seems like Miura "gave up" and just want to focus on ending Berserk since he gave a go to a novel adaption about Grunbeld backstory, we probably won't see his backstory at all in the manga.
>You will never see Ichi glorious plans go array as he yells MEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNN anymore
>Implying I care as long as it kicks off the Giant ass war between all pirates and the goverment like its suppose too
I only have three hopes for one piece these days
Shinguri one piece style in Wano
and the giant end war.
Only the moonk was really ancient, Yama was clearly older than all of the rest and he called it bankai.
Or the "bankai is a youngster term" is just something Kubo thought about while doing the monk fight, since that clearly doesn't adds up with Yama.
Apparently the form of Natsu in Dragon Cry is his END form as it's before he loses his demon seed.
Can we at least get one good Mavis chapter before this trash ends?
I'm so glad I dropped this shit back in the tournamemt arc
The thing about the One Piece is we already have some idea about what to expect, something that will trigger a huge world war, and is related to the Void Century in some way.
I don't remember knowing anything about the basement beside "this will explain everything" until we got there.
FMA, Gash Bell, Kenshin, most Jojo parts. Dragonball's wasn't good, but it wasn't bad either.
Because kubo got shut down and he gave us the worst ending possible.
No resolution, no pay off, no nothing. I reread bleach recently, overall its actually a pretty good series when youre not getting tiny bits every week, but the ending just ruined it. Such a build up for ichigo to finally be back in action and we got no pay off at all.
People are shitting all over this but this is honestly not worse than the bullshit we've seen so far and very much in line with Fairy Tail's themes. Plus we have another 9 chapters to conclude the series, so all things told, this might actually be an above average shonen ending
Erza's fight with her mother was a far bigger disappointment
>People are shitting all over this but this is honestly not worse than the bullshit we've seen so far and very much in line with Fairy Tail's themes
Just because somebody keeps making the same mistakes over and over again, that doesn't mean those mistakes are okay.
Acno killed Igneel and fucking Ichiya took him down. This is hilarious, I'm not even mad
I lost my anger for this series a long time ago. Now I just simply laugh at how much worse it gets.
Collectively maybe, but I think beating the main villain of the series with one punch when he had INFINITE MAGIC POWER and was a literal step away from winning is probably worse. Erza wins for asspull quantity, Natsu wins for quality.
Acno getting BTFO by Ichiya, on the other hand, is so fucking stupid that it loops back around and becomes the best thing ever.
>Rips out half of NotShanks' organs
>Nukes most of Fairy Tail into a seven year long time skip
>Tears a hole in God Serena's chest without batting an eye
>Ultimately defeated by the world's manliest meme midget and his barely functioning flying boat
That shit's just too fucking good, bravo Mashima.
Fairy Tail is and always has been about an unlikely hero beating the odds and defeating the villain. From Natsu beating Erigor, to Happy and Carla destroying the Grimoire heart the same themes have always stayed with the show. And if I had asked you at the beginning of the arc who was the least likely to defeat Acnologia, you most likely would of answered Frosch, Beth from Mermaid Heel or the real man Ichiya.
Also can nobody just appreciate the satirical value of Ichiya friggin ICHIYA beating Acnologia? From what I've heard Bleach's ending was just a letdown, but this is comedy gold. This chapter shall finally cement Fairy Tail as one of the greatest long-running comedies of all time!
When you've got a dragon problem, you need a real MAAAAANNNNN to take care of it.
Also, people should probably stop complaining about these 'asspull flames of emotion', because that my friends, is how Natsu defeated Erigor. And in my opinion, using the same lucrative power to defeat both the first, and the last villain, is amazing writing.
Both of them were anon, gone but not forgotten.
That wont happen, stay buttmad bleach retard.
>le big badass edgy character
No if I want that kind of shit with an artstyle beyond above the skill range of a 10 year old I'll read Berserk.
If you unironically read One Piece you should probably post on reddit instead.
Ultear never got her lovely body back desu. FT a SHIT.
Worst, acnologia was huge plot device, is like luffi crew goes raftel and two new coming characters destroy one piece without explain what is One Piece and say new age pirates is dead and never know why government world hate it..
We've only ever seen Acno be Acno twice the entire FT. Bunch of complete bullshit that the rest of him is him just standing still with Jellal and getting rammed by a bloody ship, what both he could've easily destroyed in one roar.
I'll never understand the autistic hate this series gets, specially since it has never taken itself seriously.
I'm going to miss my weekly fap dose.
(Mashima better release some doujinshi after this)
Acnologia exterminates the dragons, creates the purpose of zeref to save the world of the black dragon, it creates the project eclipse, kills the dragons of the dragon slayers, rogel of the future says that acnology will dominate the world, but the character is never built His relationship in the war against dragons his relationship with zeref, his motivations and why he has done nothing for hundreds of years, his role can redeem zeref, build the arc of the past and the war of dragons, the character ended being the way to justify the things mashima wanted in plot, but never formalized as a character, taking that rave master could use sieghart masterfully to close a plot of travel in time, this is a monumental mistake of writing.
>can't even draw a good final fight between MC and main villain
>ends it with muh FRIENDSHIP PUNCH
Holy shit it's like Mashima couldn't resist the urge to squeeze the last bit of shit out of his anus on top this series.
Hold the fuck on,
people read Fairy Tail for the story?
On the contrary, it suggests that the editors are making him drag on the story. Mashima has said that Fairy Tail was never about large-scale warfare, it had always been about adventure.
So from what he said about FT's story nowadays, it was the Tartaros arc that started the unnecessary tangent.
What would mashima do if japan passes a law that bans the use of these tropes
you can tell Mashima doesn't give a shit about the series anymore. i bet he wants to end it just so he can finally turn it into a real douijin
>Zeref and Acnologia are defeated in one chapter
Fuck this manga, the author is just lazy as fuck now. He's probably read for the series to be done so he's just cutting corners to make it end faster.
No they'll probably end it with her just finding Aquarius.
> tfw Lucy's Capricorn Star Dress is only in the Dragon Cry movie.
have we finally seen all the signs?
Acno's probably coming back for a final round. 9 chapters is too long for an epilogue.
As of 6 months ago, it was still the 13th best-selling manga in Japan.
Is Mashima aware that this applies to his entire manga?
Dimaria probably smells like Brandish from being inside her numerous times. I prefer Dimaria being the domfu though instead of being used by Brandish.
>ywn get dominated by Dimaria.
>tfw Naruto got a better ending then Fairy Tail and Bleach
I don't know what to make of this situation
T&A works wonders.
It wouldn't be anywhere near as popular without them.
Pretty sure Brandish would do more than using her little Mari as a toy in that size.
Alright, anons, now that Fairy Tail is about to end we may as well pick out the best fight.
My vote goes for Natsu vs Sting & Rogue
Easily Natsu vs Jellal
Lucy, Natsu, and Happy vs Kain Hikaru.
Does anyone like this qt demon. Who he also destroyed like Ultear.
isn't she a part of Mirajane now?
She had pretty bad design, they should've not tried to mix human with creatures other then Dragons desu.
I just want it to end to see cute shipping because I'm a retard who still care for the characters, I already dropped it a long time ago, I tried to read it past the timeskip shit, but it's so fucking boring.
The two best fights and everyone always forgets gajeel was there too
Fairy Tail Darkness when?
hopefully Mashima draws some extras after the manga ends.
Don't know which Virgo I prefer desu, this one or the casual.
So many best girls in one manga,
how does Mashima do it?
Probably deeply traumatized from diffusing into MBP and then put back together somehow by a dead loli, or maybe erzas mom.
Nothing that a night with his waifu, Levi, won't fix.
All these best girls and he doesn't even use them for the full potential.
He'll definitely be traumatised after that and the fact he genuinely believed he was going to die. He's grown into such a great character and sure he'll be having plenty of times alone with Levi.
They key to enjoying FT is to go in expecting every fighting shounen cliche in the book to be played out in the most predictable way possible. You're there for the character antics and fanservice.
>Why would I waste my time with something mediocre when I could be doing something amazing or productive?
>If you have to tell someone how to enjoy something, then it sucks.
Both valid arguments.
at least we'll still have rboz for more Gajevy lewd pics.
i like how rogue is just another waifu of the harem
whatever happened to that sub-plot of him going evil? did he just do dumb shit because the cat wa skilled? who was even going to kill it?
These are so lewd.
Kek and now Carla has started attracting males after her probably. Do you've know any other good artists for FT ships?
there was another one who did Juvia/Gray pics but I lost the name/url
I think Gray was supposed to kill the cat, but Natsu saw that the future got changed and it never happened.
if he ends up banging Minerva he will be the luckiest member in Sabertooth.
She's a cute not shit.
Please don't make my cute Mavis evil.
Yukino is CUTE!
but I would still pick Minerva first.