Dragon Seed is the 313th episode of the Fairy Tail anime, and the 36th episode of the 2018 series.
Irene shares the story of her past, including the secret of Erza's birth. She also reveals the origin of Dragon Slayer Magic, her connection with Zeref, and the sad fate that Dragon Slayers bear. Meanwhile, Natsu continues his journey inside his mind.
Characters in Order of Appearance
Battles & Events
Magic, Spells, and Abilities used
Manga & Anime Differences
- The following parts occur only in the anime:
- Belserion seen flying into the kingdom.
- Irene placing flowers in the garden.
- Belserion destroying the pavement in anger.
- Belserion in war fighting evil Dragons.
- Close-up of Acnologia returning to the battlefield.
- Depiction of Dragon Slayers killing and attacking Dragons within the war.
- Irene crying over her process of Dragonification.
- Rung checking on Irene's safety while she kills Dragons in the war before rushing over to Belserion's dying corpse.
- Rung calling Irene another Acnologia while in fear before she kills him.
- Soldiers saying they'll get her back for killing the general before being murdered.
- Zeref motioning his Enchantments on Irene.
- Irene running to the nearby town.
- Zeref's image when telling her she'll never be a regular human again.
- Belserion did not touch his chin in thought in the anime.
- Irene didn't turn around while in mid-conversation in the anime.
- Extended battles in the Dragon King Festival among the Dragons.
- Irene's transformation after getting sliced by Rung was expanded upon.
- The Dragon's Roar used by Irene to kill Rung was animated similarly to a Fire Dragon's Roar in the anime, while in the manga it was an unidentified type of Dragon's Roar.
- Acnologia's destruction in the ending of the Dragon King Festival expanded across the battlefield compared to the manga.
- Irene touching her stomach differed between the two media.
- Scenes of Irene's misery including beatings and tortures were omitted.
- Wendy didn't use Dragon Force when in anger over Irene's words.
- Erza's Red-Black Twin Blades exclude the checkerboard patterns in the anime and were replaced with the ones that resemble a rhombus.