I've been binge-watching FT trying to catch up on nearly a year of missed episodes (life got busy, lol).
Just got through the Tartaros arc. Although the Tartaros arc is arguably one of the best arcs of FT, imo the anime did not do it justice--at least, not until the final battles with Acnologia vs. Igneel, and Mard Greer vs. Natsu/Gray and Sting/Rogue.
Speaking of Mard Greer, I forgot how much of a beast he was at that time. This dude was able to take on the CSK and then later on take on 3 dragon-slayers and a beefed-up Gray until he was finally defeated. In terms of villains in FT, I think Tartaros is the only one who posed an actual threat to FT and I think that's why it's my favorite arc in the manga. There wasn't that much BS happening in terms of battles, for the most part.
Got in my feels when Aquarius' key was broken and when Igneel died.
The infamous "because she's Erza" line was still BS.
The anime also reminded me how effing useless Makarov is. He did absolutely nothing throughout the entire arc. Also, how come Mashima hardly ever uses Panther Lily in fights? Wasn't he the general of the army in Edolas and at least on par with Erza Knightwalker? He can stand his own. Panther Lily is definitely stronger than the grunts of FT like Jet, Droy, Warren, Lisanna, Cana, the two old guys etc.
Finally, what does Crime Sorcière actually do besides wander around?
Overall, I would give the animated version of the Tartaros arc an 8/10. Animation was a bit wonky at times and there were some unnecessary things in there. Wasn't a huge fan of the "Believe in Myself" opening either, lol. Now, off to watch the FT Zero episodes~
Edited by Fenrix, 20 July 2016 - 07:51 PM.