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Gekijôban Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry (2017)

In the new film, based on the Hiro Mashima's manga, Natsu Dragneel and his friends travel to the island Kingdom of Stella, where they will reveal dark secrets, fight the new enemies and once again save the world from destruction.

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Makoto Furukawa ...
King Animus (voice)
Aya Hirano ...
Lucy Heartfilia (voice)
Yui Horie ...
Carla (voice)
Tetsuya Kakihara ...
Natsu Dragneel (voice)
Rie Kugimiya ...
Happy (voice)
Yûichi Nakamura ...
Gray Fullbuster (voice)
Sayaka Ohara ...
Erza Scarlet (voice)
Jirô Saitô ...
Zash Caine (voice)
Satomi Sato ...
Wendy (voice)
Chiaki Takahashi ...
Swan (voice)
Ryoma Takeuchi ...
Doll (voice)
Taku Yashiro ...
Gabri (voice)
Aoi Yuki ...
Sonya (voice)
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"Dragon Cry" - it's a magic artifact, that power can destroy the world. For a long time she was kept in the Kingdom of Fiore, but in the end was stolen by the Kingdom of Stella. The main characters (Natsu, Lucy, Gray, Erza, Wendy, Happy and Carla) penetrate into the Kingdom on a mission undercover. In the end they will have to deal with the King Animus and his entourage (Zach and Sonya). The purpose of the Animus to enslave the world? And Sonya was secretly trying to save the country? Expect exciting adventures on the sea of intrigue and save the world. Written by Alex Reid

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6 May 2017 (Japan)  »

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The action of the plot of Dragon Cry takes place after an annual timeskip made by Hiro Mashim after the arch of Tartarus. This is indicated by a number of points that appeared in the trailer of the film: 1. Bandages on Natsu Dragnil's right hand, hiding the tattoo with the power of Igneel; 2. Wendy's ability to use the Dragon Force; 3. Black mark on the body of Gray, testifying to his strength of the Ice Demon Slayer, which he received during the plot of the Tartaros arc; 4. Carla's ability to turn into a human; See more »

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Following into the downward spiral of the manga it's based on...
19 May 2017 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

I'm not gonna sugarcoat it: Fairy Tail is easily the worst example of it's genre, Shonen, that there is and it's BAD! From it's terrible execution of fights to overuse of fan service, from the nonsensical character motivation to the plot induced stupidity and shark-jumping, from it's clichéd and obnoxious characters and it's overuse of friendship speeches that replace meaningful dialogue, Fairy Tail as a whole is just garbage. Only the greatest numb skulls love this train wreck and even then most don't even watch it for anything else but the love affairs that really aren't the focus of the series.

And this movie follows right into the shoes of its source material. To start off, this movie was promised to take place AFTER the events of the manga, servicing as a climax to the series in the same manners as "The Last: Naruto the Movie" was to the Naruto manga. This is quickly dashed to pieces as it apparently takes place after the events of the Tartaros arc. So already we can tell that we're being lied to.

The plot itself is also basically a rehash of the last movie: An evil ruler of a newly introduced kingdom steals an ancient artifact of great power that he wants to use to take over the world, introducing King Animus as the Prince Cream and Sonya as the Éclair of this movie. There is, like in the manga, no originality in the story or characters. It's really a by-the-numbers Fairy Tail production.

The action is as simplistic and typically Fairy Tail as well, giving us the exact same formula of "good guy gets really beaten up but then believes in his friends and 1-shot the much more powerful enemy" that the series is infamous about. While we do get to see the highly hyped up Natsu as a semi-dragon it doesn't excuse the sloppy and boring action.

The biggest difference Fairy Tail has with other series of its genre is the overuse of fan service. Whereas most Shonen have fan service but don't let it overstay its welcome, Fairy Tail actively tries to make itself appear like a soft-core hentai or unabashed ecchi. From Lucy using her weak sex appeal to get her wishes (contradictory to what her claims that she doesn't like doing this) to Erza being unfazed of being naked in front of anyone (save for Jellal) to the pathetic pandering of bathroom/sauna scenes, Fairy Tail has made a name for itself as the most depraved Shonen there is. Dragon Cry's promotional material and trailers all seemed to bash this into our heads by showing it's main character, Lucy Heartfilia, in seductive belly-dancer clothing, clothing she wears throughout a large portion of the movie... all to keep the viewer invested in seeing her for exactly what she is: a tool. I'm not going to act like fan service isn't allowed in Shonen but it has to make sense and be but a small distraction from serious or during comedic moments... not take up over 30% of the material.

Fairy Tail's strongest point, which the manga lacks, is the anime's musical score. Music has always been a thing Fairy Tail does surprisingly right, giving us upbeat and sinister orchestral to soft and soothing scores. So as much as the movie is dull and boring, if you close your eyes and just listen then you might catch some good music every now and then when the characters aren't speaking. If that doesn't do it for you, refrain from wasting money on this movie and just buy/download the OST of it and enjoy what little good it has to offer.

In conclusion, not that it comes to anyone's surprise, this movie is purely a waste of time, effort and money. Hiro Mashima was stated to have written the script and story of this movie and it blatantly shows. It's has everything good and bad, especially bad, that the worst of Shonen has to offer. I would tell it's fans to not waste their time watching it but I know that would be as much a waste of effort as everything else. So to them I say: this is exactly what you're used to, only with nicer animation and a longer running time... enjoy your garbage!

To anyone new to the series or movie: Go waste your money on something else.


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