|Official English Title||A Night in Impatiens|
|Translated Title||Night of the Balsam|
|Release date||December 26th, 2007|
|Related||Fairy Tail episode 31 (anime adaption)|
Fairy Tail chapter 71 is the fifth bathing scene in the Fairy Tail manga series as well as the 5th overall bathing scene in the Fairy Tail franchise.
Erza Scarlet and Lucy Heartfilia are shown having a bath in a Hot Spring at an inn they were staying at in the Spa Town Hosenka after finishing on of the missions they went on for the guild. During the bath, a narrative of Lucy shows describing that they were staying at this inn after finishing the assignment quickly. Leaves are shown falling into the hot spring while Lucy who is looking out from one of the Hot Springs edges and asks to herself what the deal is with Loke while Erza is seen in the background splashing water at a dragon fly.
Post Scene Events
This bath scene was adapted into the 31st episode of the anime. Despite having the same setting and taking place in the same part in the story, the scene had a significant amount of alterations. The bathing scenes plot was changed into a comical scene about Lucy criticizing Erza for wearing armor in the bath. The environment also changed as in the manga it is a traditional hot spring setting surrounded by nature, the anime changed it to a giant hot spring surrounded by Japanese buildings and giant statues. The anime also made the hot spring's bathwater red.
- Hiro Mashima - Writer and artist.
This chapter was first released on December 26th, 2007 in Weekly Shonen Magazine. In March 17, 2008 the chapters were printed and published by Kodansha in the ninth manga volume released in Japan. The scene was officially translated and released in North America in volume 9 published by Del Rey Manga on December 29, 2009.
- In the series this chapter is part of the "Loke arc".
- It can be speculated that Natsu Dragneel and Gray Fullbuster had an Off Screen Bath in the males Hot Spring as they are also seen wearing spa robes as well during the post bathing scene pillow fight.
- This is the first bath scene in the franchise to take place in a Hot Spring.
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