Fairy Tail Dragon Cry

Fairy Tail “Dragon Cry” Movie – Blu-ray Release Review

By: Robert Prentice
Fairy Tail Funimation

The wizards of Fairy Tail are rumbling back to the big screen in their second full-length feature film! Natsu is known as the one and only fire-breathing Dragon Slayer, but this next adventure will take him to the next level. Luckily, he still has his trusty team by his side: Happy, a flying cat; Gray, an ice mage; Erza, a knight who switches armor and abilities mid-battle; and Lucy, a wizard who fights with a set of celestial spirits.

Now the latest film of the Fairy Tail franchise is available on Blu-ray and DVD.

Enter the Dragon Cry, a magic staff rumored to possess the power to destroy the world. For years it’s been safely guarded in the Kingdom of Fiore until Zash, a traitor of Fiore, steals it and delivers it to Animus in the Kingdom of Stella. Now it’s up to the gang to infiltrate the Stella Kingdom and retrieve the staff. It seems like it should be an easy job, but what they uncover isn’t what they expected.

Warning, if you have not caught up on the last season of the anime or are not up to date on the manga, spoilers ahead.

Our Review

Fairy Tail Dragon Cry fits in right in between the final two arcs of Fairy Tail. The group is back again on another mission to retreve a stole staff called the Dragon Cry. The staff was formed from the magic adsorbed from the sorrow and rage of dragons who were killed in the grave yard we found during the grand magic games. Of course there is a bigger threat behind the theft of the staff and that outlines the plot of the film.

The format feels less like a movie and more like an extended episode of the anime. The formula is pretty simple. The team gets back together to go on a mission from the king and per usual Natsu screws something up. There are a few things that felt a little off versus where we left everything in the anime and last arc of the manga. First, Natsu and Lucy are getting very close. I mean this should have happen a long time ago but there is a weird tension that lingers. You are not sure if its Natsu who is unsure or Lucy. I am behind on the manga so this may be happening at this this point in the story (Between Avatar and Alvarez Arcs). The pace of the film is very quick, which leaves little room for world building or side banter. We start the film hitting the ground running and use flashbacks to learn how they got to their current situation.

Read more by visiting our full review.

Blu-Ray Release Features

Fairy Tail Dragon Cry was released by Funimation on Blu-ray and DVD and came with a digital HD copy via Ultra Violet. Including with the film itself are the following extras:

  1. Original Japanese Trailers
  2. Promo Videos
  3. News Flash
  4. Trailers

You can pickup the latest film of the Fairy Tail franchise at Funimation.com today.

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