‘Fairy Tail: Volume 19’ Blu-ray Review
Fairy Tail, the FUNimation! shonen giant, has come out with a brand new set of episodes on Blu-ray and DVD and they are awesome. Fairy Tail is the continuing story of Natsu Dragneel and his fellow guild mates as they carve their place in history, defeating enemy after enemy and rising to every challenge. In the process, they teach us how to live with honor and how to come together as a fighting unit even when things seem at their worst. The storyboard of this series may be your standard run-of-the-mill Shonen-style anime, but it’s depth of story and amazing fight scenes make it an anime that will be remembered throughout the ages.
The plot of Fairy Tail: Volume 19 puts us with our favorite fairytail guild members smack in the middle of a plot arc where the Celestial spirit king is fighting a revolution against Celestial wizards like Lucy. He is using the celestial spirits as his sword and shield and maybe even as pawns in a grander, more sinister game. It is up to the fairytail wizards to bring down the king before he becomes all-powerful and seals the celestial spirits away from their wizards forever.
You can expect everything from this collection you’ve come to love from Fairy Tail–from the epic fight scenes to the raunchy humor, all the way back to the epic life lessons we look to pass onto the next generation; this collection delivers it all.
The video for Fairy Tail: Volume 19 is among the best I’ve seen from a mass-produced anime series. One could say this collection rivals some of the more obscure passion projects that come out of Japan. The art is what we’ve come to expect from Fairy Tail: pretty characters and lush, beautiful landscapes make this series easily the best looking of any of the large Shonen giants, and it’s agreeable art style makes it a pleasure to watch for anyone who is a fan of the series or just now being introduced.
The audio for Fairy Tail: Volume 19 collection 19 is presented in Dolby TrueHD: 5.1 for the English dub track Dolby TrueHD 2.0 for the native Japanese track. Both tracks do a great job using the speakers available, with the English surround sound filling up the room and keeping a good balance. Both tracks let dialogue come across loud and clear without interference from the many fun sounds and music, which also comes across strongly. Fight scenes have amazing sound quality and, with this being your standard Shonen, the fighting is what we watch these shows for. This is set is done masterfully.
Fairy Tail: Volume 19 arrives on Blu-ray with the normal set of extra from FUNimation.
- Episode Commentaries
- Guild Pride: Lamia Scale
- Guild Pride: Blue Pegasus
- Textless Songs
- US Trailer
Fairy Tail: Volume 19 on Blu-ray is a pleasure to own and among the best I’ve seen for content. Between the epic Fairytail plot, great combat, and amazing visuals this is a must-own for any Fairy Tail fan. Fairy Tail: Volume 19 gets five out of five stars itself, and the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Set ranks pretty high as well.