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Recap / Granblue Fantasy The Maydays

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An oceanographer named Ellen hires Halluel and Malluel to help her study sharks at Auguste Isles. They take Azrael along with them to help her recover. At the same time, Sariel is hired by a shark hunter named Martin, and is tasked with eradicating the shark menace that threatens the tourism in town. Meanwhile, Sandalphon and the crew opens a seaside café in the area. Unbeknownst to all of them, the sharks prove to be a greater menace than they anticipated.


The event is "split" into two parts, with The Maydays 1 happening for the first three chapters, and The Maydays 2 for the latter three. To complete the gag, finishing the ending turns the event banner into The Maydays 3—even though there are no chapters left to play.


  • Actor Allusion:
    • Kenyuu Horiuchi and Yuko Kaida, who voiced Fin Shepard and Nova Clarke respectively in the Japanese dub of Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, also voices their character counterparts in the event.
    • Kenyuu Horiuchi also voiced Uriel, who is Sariel's rival who acts buddy-buddies with him. He also voices Martin who employs Sariel and also becomes friendly with him.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Features Sandalphon, Halluel and Malluel, Azrael, Sariel, and Lucio.
  • Affectionate Parody: Of shark movies, especially Jaws and Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!.
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  • And Your Reward Is Clothes: One of the challenge mission rewards includes a summer costume for Lyria.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Martin and Ellen occasionally go back together in some chapters.
  • Beach Episode: A staple for the game's summer events.
  • Butt-Monkey: Lucio. He gets Swallowed Whole by Old Bruce and is forced to be excreted by way of Sandalphon punching Old Bruce's gut. He's even nicknamed, "Poopie", by Azrael. For a short period of time, you could also hit him as many times as you want in The Sharkening mini-game.
  • The Cavalry: Quite fitting too. Sariel arrives in the final chapter while riding Old Bruce.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • The citizens of Auguste remembers Sandalphon due to his actions in What Makes The Sky Blue.
    • Lyria, Vyrn and the captain are generally unfazed by the shark attacks since it's practically tradition to have something happen during their summer vacations.
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    • The primarchs acknowledge Sariel's quest to seek answers why Belial had spared him, even if it means bringing him back to the world. Lucio also reveals to Sariel that he is directly involved in imprisoning Belial.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Old Bruce, alongside Sariel, helps the protagonists against the Shark Frenzy threat in the second half of the event. Although still far from being less dangerous, it's also implied that it will not bother any more tourists once the shark habitat is established.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Sandalphon's café appearance and Lucio’s summer unit first appears in this event, but they wouldn’t actually be released until the next year. In Sandalphon’s case, his skin received new art and doesn’t touch on the event of The Maydays, reflecting on his general Cafe Millenia work.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Zig-zagged. Although Martin and Ellen call each other by their names, the narrative still calls them by their occupations, Shark Hunter and Oceanographer, respectively.
  • Fish out of Water: Each of the primarchs present try to fit in with the citizens to varying degrees. While Halluel and Malluel fit right in very quickly, both Sandalphon and Azrael tries and fails to sell their preferred food to the populace due to being out of season. Sariel also manages to fit in, albeit through sheer blind luck, when he finds himself an employer who trusts him and ignores his weird quirks.
  • Growing Wings: A meteor suddenly gives wings to all sharks in the second half of the event.
  • Monster of the Week: Sharks.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: A small one from Martin who realize he might have been hunting friendly dolphins instead of dangerous sharks.
  • Never Trust a Trailer: Played for laughs. At the ending, we are treated with a Cliffhanger complete with a Title Drop of The Maydays 3. Since it's the ending, there aren't any chapters left to play out. Even the event banner changes the title number accordingly.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: According to one of the voice lines of Sandalphon at the end of the event, he dealt with the Shark Man without so much a fuss.
  • Playing with Fire: Apart from Growing Wings, the mutated sharks are also able to breathe fire.
  • Pokémon Speak: Sharks shout a very audible "shark", for some reason.
  • Potty Failure: After vomiting out Azrael, Bruce also excretes Lucio when Sandalphon repeatedly hits the shark near its digestive tract.
  • Power Gives You Wings: While a staple for the primarchs, Azrael (and by extension, Israfel) manifested hers which is taken as a sign that her recovery from Avatar's corruption is doing really well.
  • Rain of Something Unusual: Sharks start raining down on the second half of the event.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • Though Sandalphon's shop sells staple summer food, he also attempts to sell hot coffee during the hot summer days. Naturally, he fails getting customers for it.
    • Azrael also attempts to sell bean cakes, but since it's more of an autumn food, she fails getting customers for it. Subverted when it's revealed to be a decent enough Comfort Food for the people taking refuge from the shark attacks.
    • Sandalphon actually does complain about the heat for wearing his old armor on a hot day, but takes it back when he thinks the crew is listening to him. He eventually relents by the second half of the event.
    • In chapter 5, Halluel and Malluel are unable to spread their wings due to the sunburns they got on their backs.
  • Surprisingly Good English: The couple at the introductory chapter and at the beginning of Chapter 4 has them speaking in English, albeit slower than usual.
  • The Stinger: The event ends with the Shark Man attempting to invade the islands. However, Sandalphon took care of it off-screen.
  • Swallowed Whole: Old Bruce swallows the skipper, Azrael and Lucio alive. They get better.
  • Taking You with Me: Attempted by Martin, twice. He got better.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Used a lot. While Lucio's and Azrael's recovery can be handwaved as part of their primarch powers, it doesn't explain how the Skipper survived after being swallowed by Old Bruce for an entire day.
    • Martin also comes out unscathed twice despite attempting to blow up the sharks. This is lampshaded by Malluel in one of her event voice quotes.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Lucio's fans somehow do not believe that he really was Swallowed Whole by Old Bruce.
  • Volleying Insults: Sandalphon and Vyrn have an exchange in one chapter.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: In one chapter where Old Bruce throws up, he vomits the Skipper and Azrael out in the process. The vomit is pixellated and Censored for Comedy.

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