Another fantastic Fairy Tail 129 episode. Within this weeks episode, we get to see another fight between both powerhouse’s from Fairy Tail, Natsu and Laxus! Gajeel tries to join in but finds out that Laxus is going to smack him to an absolute pulp. We also dig deeper into the rod-shaped object means.
We start the episode with Laxus walking in a forest near the place he lives. He’s confronted by a large animal which tells him he’s going to kick he’s ass. But as the monkey looking animal pisses Laxus off, the animal is electrified. Natsu, Gajeel and the others notice what happened.
As Natsu chases to where Laxus is located from the noise. He is joined by Gajeel, they both argue because they both want to fight Laxus. At this point, Laxus doesn’t want to join them in the fight but then when he’s pissed off by what they say, he agrees to a fight. As they get ready, Wendy stops them.
She tells them to have a showdown tomorrow since it would be a lot more organised. Everyone at the Fairy Tail Headquarters hears this and make a plan. They say this dual should be more than a dual. It should be a festival.
That night, Natsu notices that there’s a festival for the dual, it also brightens us the place because there hasn’t been a proper festival for a long time. At the stage Mirajane and Gajeel both perform their own songs, everyone is somewhat depressed because they want to see Mirajane singing, not Gajeel because of he’s freakish voice.
Somewhere else, both Erza and Gray have gone on a job to capture of bunch of bandits who’ve stole gold. The current situation is somewhat awkward since both of them aren’t always alone. In the background Juvia watches cautiously because she’s got the hots for Gray and both Erza and Gray are currently together. She’s terribly jealous of Erza.
Erza notices that the bandits have come back from their journey. Erza and Gray join them as they go to their hideout. But the bandits had a plan for something like this when the mage’s come to get the job done. The Vanish Brothers faces them, Gray had opted in to fight them because last time, Natsu had fought them alone.
They launch a couple of attack and so does Gray, but currently he’s being defeated. Juvia tries to walk in to help him, but Gray randomly shouts not to, even though it seems like he said it to Erza. Gray defeats them in a couple of seconds and catch the bandits. Juvia’s extremely happy seeing him defeat them.
Back at the festival, Laxus join is. Both Gajeel and Natsu show up for the fight. Natsu is first for the fight. At this moment, they both start to power up. After a few seconds of showing their power and building the tension, Natsu goes for an attack. Laxus, without using he’s powers goes for a jab on he’s face. Within a few seconds he is unconscious. Then Gajeel, scared as ever, runs away seeing that Natsu got a beat down.
Back at Lucy’s apartment, where Levy and Michelle Lobster are trying to work out what the ancient writing says. Levy works out that it means “Time is etches and then chaos descends.”. Lucy remembers that she’s read this phrase somewhere in another book. Lucy finds the book and sees that it says the same thing. She also learns that the rod-shaped piece is the hand of a clock that follows a strange destiny, through the ages its been passed from person to person. Back at the Headquarters, Lily, Carla and Happy hear someones footstep outside, they think its Gajeel but when they go out, they see it’s someone else completely. Fairy Tail 129 ends here.
That was an interesting episode. Even though we saw Natsu get beat up by Laxus once again, which was expected, it wasn’t too bad of an episode. It built up some well needed tension for the three mage’s at the end. Also we’ve now confirmed that piece of rod is actually a hand on a clock which I could have guessed when I saw it for the first time. Well, Hopefully next week’s Fairy Tail 130, we’ll see some better fights.