Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest Vol 1
Buy or Borrow: Buy
Source: Copy courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review!
Natsu, Lucy, Happy, Erza, and the whole FAIRY TAIL guild are back in action! And they've decided to tackle the "100 Years Quest"-- a job no one's dared take on since the founding of the oldest guild more than a century ago. A mysterious town, a baffling spirit, a ghastly new enemy...and a brand new continent to explore. When you're with real friends, the adventures never stop!
It's baaaaaackk! I was so sad when Fairy Tail ended, but it's not been over for long and we've already got a sequel, and an exciting one at that! I got shivers at the very first page of this volume with the whole "the first guild is born" page, I was immediately like "okay, I need to know more right now" and this volume quickly delivers for us.
While we initially start off at the Guild, meeting a new Fairy Tail member by the name of Touka, who's kind of like Juvia...but with Natsu, we're soon off with Team Natsu on the 100 Years Quest that's never before been completed..hence 100 Years Quest. What I loved about this volume, aside from being back with the characters we know and love, was that it allows us to explore more of the world of Fairy Tail as we journey to a new continent. Plus we get to visit the first ever wizard's guild Magia Dragon and learn a little about it. I have to say...I'm in love with their guild hall...it's an actual castle, and I want it! The Guild Master is also pretty...interesting, and introduces us to a new type of dragon slayer magic, which I'm curious about.
I've been curious about this 100 Years Quest ever since it was first mentioned, so I couldn't wait to see what it was all about and it definitely took me by surprise, but has left me feeling really excited. It's taking us to new territory, we've got an entire new continent to explore and different towns and cities, we're going to be discovering new types of magic, meeting new characters both good and bad as well as Guilds, and we're going to be getting to see more dragons and dragon slayer magic too!
Alongside all of that, we're getting little interludes back to Magnolia, so we do get to see all of the others, and thanks to Jellal we get to check in with some of our other favourites as well! Juvia and Touka bicker a lot and I kind of can't wait for Natsu to return because I feel like it's going to be hilarious! But Touka seems a bit...shady and Gajeel seems quite suspicious after she mentions a certain person. So while Team Natsu are off on their quest, Gajeel turns detective with Juvia soon helping him, and they start to dig in to Touka and her background. I do really love it when Juvia and Gajeel work together or when we get to see them interact with each other and see their friendship as we don't get it often. However, it also seems like Jellal is on the hunt for Touka as well, so we've got the mystery of Touka and what the deal is with her, and the mystery presented by the 100 Years Quest.
This volume throws us back in to the world of Fairy Tail with all the humour and chaos that we know and love. It also starts things moving quickly and provides plenty of intriguing hints as to what's to come including a reunion for Lucy that I'm personally really hopeful and excited about! Not to mention the Quest itself which is better than I could have imagined. There's new creatures and places to see, new characters to meet and I laughed plenty of times making my way through this volume...as well as feeling quite at home, it has to be said.
There's plenty of twists and turns, things have been introduced to us and set up nicely within the first volume, giving us plenty to look forward to from the story in the coming volumes. I have to say, this was everything I was hoping for and more, and I feel like it's going back to the more carefree, fun Fairy Tail, with more adventure/quest vibes to it because obviously towards the end of Fairy Tail things got very tense and serious.