In our anime community, Fairy Tail is a well-known series that is perhaps almost as popular as the Big Three (Naruto, One piece and Bleach). However, some might argue that the series is not as great as it once was, due to the overuse of Nakama power for overcoming predicaments, XL-sized boobs ( which I don’t mind tbh), and no character death. That is why perhaps the second movie ‘Dragon Cry’ is not met with the equivalent level of hype that embraced the first movie. As a manga reader who is up to date with the latest chapter, I wasn’t sure of what to expect. To be frank, from the movie preview, I felt like I wasn’t going to get anything new. But after having been a part of anime community for a while, I guess I learned not to judge something too quickly without having watched it. So I gave it a try…….
And it was actually enjoyable.
But there were scenes that did make me think, “Oh man, if I didn’t read the manga, I wouldn’t know what the hell I just watched.” So I thought for those who haven’t watched the movie already, I would quickly provide pieces of informations that might possibly elevate the movie experience. Of course, these details won’t spoil the movie ( I think?). Also, for those who have been up to date with the manga and want to watch the movie and those who just want to know what you could get out of the movie overall, check out the parts under the second bold underlined sentence. Those who haven’t read manga can also check it out, but…you probably wouldn’t get everything. Anyway, hope you find them helpful.
What non-manga readers need to know before watching:
*Charles the female cat can transform into a human and fight.
*This movie takes place after the end of anime timeline and before the final arc (the war against Zeref’s empire)
*During the time gap between the anime’s end and the movie, Wendy mastered her Dragon Force (read the manga for more info)
What people are missing out by not watching this movie:
*That Acnologia was once a kind-hearted dragon slayer who felt guilt and sorrow for having been unable to save some people.
*Lucy’s well-animated boobs and Erza’s well-animated boobs. The fanservice is spectacular in the beginning.
*Natsu’s E.N.D form
*Acnologia, Zeref, Invel and the green haired chick
*Fourth Generation Dragon Slayers = Artificial soliders that get their energy from lacrima
*Stay until the end of the ending credits. There’s a 2-4 min clip that explains some parts of the movie that weren’t explained. That clip was probably the only part where it got me, “Oh wait, holy s***. Is this happening for real?”
It has Acnologia, Zeref, and his two subordinates: Invel and the green haired chick who controls sizes.
*Invel=Snow glasses-kun. A.K.A. Winter General
*Pray that you don’t get someone who moans behind you whenever fan-service comes up. That happened to me, and ….it is freaking disturbing.
Well, that’s all and hope that information helped~! Hope you enjoy the movie, cheers~