Across the Fiore kingdom, great wizards join guilds and make their pay by filling magical needs—but there’s one guild with a reputation as the roughest, rowdiest, most dangerous of all: Fairy Tail!
Forced to face her demons at the Tower of Heaven, Erza is in real danger of becoming a live sacrifice in Jellal’s demented plan—which spells disaster for Fairy Tail’s strongest team! As the Council prepares to wipe out the island with the Etherion beam, Erza’s allies endure a heart wrenching battle to get her back! Big surprises await the comrades as they return for Magnolia’s annual Harvest Festival. But the celebrations are cut short when Master Makarov’s grandson hotwires a contest to determine who’s the fiercest wizard in a supercharged scheme to take over the guild!
Friendship--a sacred bond at the heart of many anime series--comes to the fore in these episodes of the hit slapstick adventure Fairy Tail
. Erza is torn between her loyalty to the friends she had as an enslaved child and her ties to the members of the Fairy Tail Guild when she challenges the powerful Jellal. As the battle reaches its climax, viewers get a glimpse of the extraordinary powers fire wizard Natsu commands. Before the gang has time to break in their rebuilt guild hall, they're faced with a complex set of interlocking challenges posed by the Thunder Legion. Their redoubtable leader, the lightning wizard Laxus, wants to wrest control of Fairy Tale from his grandfather, Makarov--even if it means killing the innocent citizens of the surrounding city. Despite being in the middle of a pitched battle, Natsu and fellow dragon slayer Gajeel squabble over who's going to take out their common enemy. Much to their chagrin, they have to join forces and use both Fire and Iron Dragon techniques to defeat Laxus. The ending suggests even greater foes are lurking in the wings and that the wizards of Fairy Tail have just been a cat's paw, manipulated from behind the scenes. Although these episodes offer more action and less humor than previous installments, Fairy Tail
remains as entertaining as ever. (Rated TV 14: cartoon violence, minor risqué humor, alcohol use) --Charles Solomon
(37. Armor of the Heart, 38. Destiny, 39. Give Out Prayers to the Sacred Light, 40. Titania Falls, 41. Home, 42. Battle of Fairy Tale, 43. Defeat Four Friends to Save Your Friends, 44. Thunder Palace, 45. Advent of Satan, 46. Clash at Kardia Cathedral, 47. Triple Dragons, 48. Fantasia)