Outside of Naruto, Bleach, DBZ, and One Piece, Fairy Tail is one of the biggest anime series out there with a giant fanbase to boot. So it’s only natural that Funimation would bring over its latest big screen adventure for a limited run this week (August 14-19) with Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry. Fans and newcomers to the show will enjoy the crazy antics of Natsu and the gang, as well as plenty of animated action that’s sure to keep your tail on the edge of your seat.
Taking place near the final story arcs of the series, this adventure has Natsu and his friends travelling to the island kingdom of Stella, where a magical item called the Dragon Cry has fallen into evil hands. It’s up to Natsu and the Fairy Tail gang to find this item, as it has the power to destroy the land and possibly the world. But nothing is ever as it seems at they’ll have to figure out who is really behind the item being taken and for what reasons, along with fighting their way through countless people looking to take it for themselves.
Fans of the series will be happy to know this film feels like a small story arc pulled straight from the show. Some may feel like it’s a so-so filler thing, but like most will I’m sure, I actually had a good time seeing the action and antics go down. With this being a movie, the budget allows for better artwork and animation, both which looked stellar in the digital screener I was given access to. I can only imagine how much more awesome it’ll look once it eventually makes its way to Blu-ray. These come in handy when the awesomely animated fight scenes go down one after another in the thrilling second half of the film, as they’re some of the best I’ve seen in anime in awhile.
Do yourself a favor and find a theater near you playing Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry, as it’s a nice treat for fans of the anime or those just looking for a cool movie to check out this week. Fun characters, great artwork and animation, and plenty of comedic antics and sweet action make this a “tail” you don’t want to miss at the movies.