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Apr 5, 2010 8:39 AM

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FUCK YES. MY LOVE IS BACK.
if we die we'll meet again in valhalla...
 
Apr 5, 2010 8:58 AM

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I loved this episode.Can't wait for the next episode..
 
Apr 5, 2010 9:15 AM

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Awesome episode, can't wait for the battle between Kimblee, Pride, and Al. Also the new opening was alright but the ending was a little better imo.
 
Apr 5, 2010 10:27 AM

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The new op may be not actionpacked, like the others, but I think the silent, sad mood fits better to the last arc. It actually touched me quite a bit there.
The ed is fine. not special but not that bad as well.
 
Apr 5, 2010 10:33 AM

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Fai said:
Ultimately both OP and ed is about hope and moving forward

They still could have accomplished that by using a song with a bit more hype. This one just makes me feel depressed.
 
Apr 5, 2010 11:29 AM

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_Vincent_ said:
They still could have accomplished that by using a song with a bit more hype. This one just makes me feel depressed.

I agree.
The anime however is epic, I was wondering though: why didn't AL now that he has a philosopher's stone just get his body back, why waste human lives on that scrap metal?(though I must admit it looked kinda good when they showed it)
I think they may repaint their ice cream truck because they know what it looks like, or they should..
 
Apr 5, 2010 11:29 AM
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_Vincent_ said:
Fai said:
Ultimately both OP and ed is about hope and moving forward

They still could have accomplished that by using a song with a bit more hype. This one just makes me feel depressed.


That was the point. That just proved how good the OP was.
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Apr 5, 2010 11:49 AM

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for now...all i wanna say is FMAB FTW.................
 
Apr 5, 2010 12:27 PM

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I'm on the fence about the new OP. The song itself is wonderful but I wasn't sure at first how it fit as an OP, as OPs are typically fast-paced and energetic. However, as I think about it more, it is quite fitting and sets us up well for an emotional finale. Thinking about a bunch of other shounen OPs, they tend to focus on high energy and quick snapshots of epic fights, but FMA is a bit different in that it not only focuses on shounen-type battles but also focuses significantly on character development and character development in FMA can be quite strong and emotional given everyone's histories. Thus, I expect the finale to be emotional rather than one mindless battle after another, so the OP fits in this respect. I agree with Fai in that the song is about moving forward rather than, "LET'S FIGHT EACH OTHER!", and this "moving forward" theme is incredibly strong throughout the entire series.

I like the ED well enough - the song is nice, although the animation is rather underwhelming. It's just a bunch of still-frames or feature only relatively simple animation. They're pretty, yes, but after a few seconds, you get tired of looking at them.

As for the episode overall, it did go pretty fast but it was still very enjoyable. I felt that there was almost too much going on at once, leaving us getting a bit of everything but not a whole lot of anything, except perhaps Al's situation with Pride and Kimbley.
 
Apr 5, 2010 12:28 PM

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As i thought the immortals were going to kill anything in sight...no duh, Salim/Pride was using morse code with Alphonse's head (lol i kinda knew that cause i don't think Pride would do anything pointless) and ofcourse when Olivier Mira Armstrong got captured by Sloth, Alex Louis Armstrong came to save the day :P.... lol well hopefully Alphonse will kick butt and Ed can get out of that place with the immortals that look like zombies with one eye >.>
 
Apr 5, 2010 12:31 PM

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Fai said:

(the way OP contrasts with the last OP scene of ed sleeping and winry watching over him in the rebuild house) and etc.


That would be sweet but I thought that was Winry's house? Any other thoughts? Gotten used to the intro - 'snice. Just kinda wanted them to go out with a bang like they did with Rewrite.
 
Apr 5, 2010 12:43 PM

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Finally caught up 8D Been so busy lately : /
Well.. First of all, previous OP was a lot better : |

"P-papa?..... OM NOM NOM"
Just sayin', just sayin' xD
And damn them dolls, never liked them. (Then again, I don't think they're meant to be liked either xD)
I kinda liked Envy as a lil' shrimp or whatever actually ^^;
Now then.. The ED.. Has a nice sound to it... But no, the previous one was better as well : |
It's sad that it's almost over now : < Oh well, they've still got quite the ways to nuclear fusion anyway 8D Hee heeh heeee...
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Apr 5, 2010 1:16 PM

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Fai said:

(the way OP contrasts with the last OP scene of ed sleeping and winry watching over him in the rebuild house) and etc.


That would be sweet but I thought that was Winry's house? Any other thoughts? Gotten used to the intro - 'snice. Just kinda wanted them to go out with a bang like they did with Rewrite.



No thats the house they burned down. Im pretty sure as we had the exact same house burning in OP 1 or 2 And Winry's/Pinako's house is smaller.
 
Apr 5, 2010 1:45 PM

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HOLY DAMN

from the opening it seems like someone will die o_O

awesome episode and fights O_O

awesome series.
 
Apr 5, 2010 1:54 PM

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the OP just great... its making your debating on yourself about the ending, and make you realize its gonna over soon ;_;
 
Apr 5, 2010 1:54 PM

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Finally caught up 8D Been so busy lately : /
Well.. First of all, previous OP was a lot better : |

"P-papa?..... OM NOM NOM"
Just sayin', just sayin' xD
And damn them dolls, never liked them. (Then again, I don't think they're meant to be liked either xD)
I kinda liked Envy as a lil' shrimp or whatever actually ^^;
Now then.. The ED.. Has a nice sound to it... But no, the previous one was better as well : |
It's sad that it's almost over now : < Oh well, they've still got quite the ways to nuclear fusion anyway 8D Hee heeh heeee...


 
Apr 5, 2010 2:17 PM

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Another great episode. Olivier, Edward, Alex, May. They all were awesome. It's just going to be one amazing episode after another from now isn't it...?

Also I was hoping they would end the episode with the scene of Al coming out of the smoke, boosted with the Stone. Or to be honest, I expected it. It just seemed like the right way to end from the very start. Just see for yourselves, you can't beat that much awesomeness:



Now for the OP, I didn't really care so much for it as for the previous ones, it just seems a little slow to me. They should have used something more...upbeat for the events we're in now. The ED isn't that bad though.

Also I'm starting to appreciate May Chang more with every appearance she makes. I never hated on her like some of the posters here but didn't care for her either, but there's just something in the way she fights that makes her freaking cool, heh. Can't wait to see more of her.

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Apr 5, 2010 2:46 PM

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Awesome episode with all the sweet fighting and the immortal army.. Olivier vs Sloth and her getting saved by Alex, Ed and the gang against the immortal dolls and Al going badass, and a new OP and ED. Just great!

The openings and endings of FMA: Brotherhood never cease to amaze me either as I've loved every single one of them. SID is one of my favorite bands and the song fits so well with the depressing visuals. Something very sad is going to happen before this anime is over... Almost made me tear up a bit. Perfect! Can't wait for the full song.
 
Apr 5, 2010 2:55 PM
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Pretty impressive episode overall despite the weakening animation. The new OP/ED are quite good too, especially the ED. I guess I'll need some episodes to get used to them but I'll probably end up prefering the 4th in the end though.

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Apr 5, 2010 3:51 PM

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liked this episode it was funny but also intense XD
“We are all like fireworks. We climb, shine, and always go our separate ways and become further apart. But even if that time comes, let’s not disappear like a firework, and continue to shine forever.”


 
Apr 5, 2010 3:57 PM

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Gayest OP ever. I mean in music and vocals term. Spoilers were included to ops and eds since ep1st so I got used to it.

But cool story bro, I'm curious what al's gonna do with stone.
 
Apr 5, 2010 3:57 PM

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Didn't like the OP Song that much. This part of the series is badass so the opening song should be one as well. The video was good though especially the last part where Ed was sleeping and Winry was watching ;)
The Yorozuya without Shinpachi is like Shinpachi without Glasses
 
Apr 5, 2010 3:57 PM

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You create an immortal army that turn against you, you don't try to shoot them idiot! You freaking run for your life!

Welcome back Envy!!!
 
Apr 5, 2010 4:07 PM

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Agree with everyone else, the op & ed weren't that great.

The episode itself was awsome. I really liked the little fight may chang had with the immortals.

Oh yeah, who else thought that when that guy giggled and said "Fullmetal Alchemist" was creepy/gay?
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Apr 5, 2010 4:10 PM
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The new opening didn't have as much "action" as previous ones, but i liked the part where they scanned through all the characters at the beginning.
My opening preference in increasing order:
5. Op 3
4. Op 2
3. Op 5
2. Op 4
1. Op 1
The episode was AWESOME though!! so much action!! Heinkel =((
anyway, can't wait for next ep and for Izumi to show up!!!
 
Apr 5, 2010 4:48 PM

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Aww how sweet even though it's only in the OP i can see Winry x Edward moment again, just what i need XD

Honestly i like Shunkan Sentimental better..better..and i shouldn't ate my breakfast while watching those immortal army, lose my appetite so fast..blechh
 
Apr 5, 2010 4:55 PM

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That eyecatch.


:hee hee: fullmetal alchemist~

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Apr 5, 2010 5:12 PM

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You create an immortal army that turn against you, you don't try to shoot them idiot! You freaking run for your life!!


i agree lol i was like you now that won't work
 
Apr 5, 2010 5:57 PM

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The ED sucked. The OP song was okay...not my favorite, but I think it fit well...especially with the animation. They should have used Again as the last OP. =/

The episode was good. I don't really remember the part with Al using the stone...but it's been awhile, lol. I did remember the morse code part so gj my memory! xD
 
Apr 5, 2010 6:21 PM

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those dolls are freaky as heck, i wonder who came up with that idea? so sloth joins the battle for central, and kimbly is back too with pride at his side
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Apr 5, 2010 6:43 PM

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As always, an episode full of entertainment, there should be a limit of how good an anime can be, this just gets better every week.

just when I was getting annoyed with Al (I always forget he's just a 10 year old :P) looks like he will be kicking some kimblee butt.

10/10

and loved both the OP/ED, the lyrics match with the animation, and the music are nice, the songs are nice, have no clue why everyone is complaining, well i guess it boils down to individual taste, so no complain on everyone's complains :D


I'm pretty sure he's 15. One year younger than Ed.

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New opening rocks. Thats all

The song would be much better as ending, so not exciting...

BUT WHAT A FUCKING AWESOME EPISODE, ARUFOOOOOOOOOOOONSEEEEEEEEEEE ELRICOOOOO


FUCKING YES!!! GOD DAMN, THAT WAS ONE HELLUVA RIDE!!!!

Shit, the Armstrong siblings blow me away all the time. FUCKIN WAY TO GO, ALEX!!!
 
Apr 5, 2010 6:44 PM

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wow. armstrongs ftw.

cant wait for next weeks.
 
Apr 5, 2010 7:03 PM

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The episode was great... very gory though. The opening was superb but i was expecting it to be more... upbeat but when you think of a title like Rain it should be known that it would be moody. The ending was all right. The animators seem to have gotten lazy though. Oh well there are plenty of worse ending... bachikko.

Cant wait to see what happens next week with Al and Kimblee...
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Apr 5, 2010 7:18 PM

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The immoral army is crazy ><


 
Apr 5, 2010 7:38 PM
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Words can't describe how awesome this episode is! ^_^

Opening is awesome, too. It foreshadows many epic things to come. Can't wait. ^_^
 
Apr 5, 2010 7:53 PM

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GREAT episode. Loved the immortal army, loved Armstrong/Sloth, loved the Heinkel/Al moment at the end...

And I don;t know if I should "spoiler" this since it's in the next episode preview, but


 
Apr 5, 2010 8:02 PM

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New OP and ED aren't very good :(

And they will probably be the last we get before the show ends.

This episode was great though, lots of action!
 
Apr 5, 2010 8:18 PM

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Anyone else think the eyecatch guys sounded like a teenage girl in this one? It seriously made me laugh.
Al looks seriously scary in that last shot...
 
Apr 5, 2010 9:21 PM
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Anyone else think the eyecatch guys sounded like a teenage girl in this one? It seriously made me laugh.
Al looks seriously scary in that last shot...


Yeah, that was odd. I found it especially inappropriate given he said it like that over the image of the supposed-to-be-terrifying immortal army.
 
Apr 5, 2010 10:00 PM

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tsukikage said:
Anyone else think the eyecatch guys sounded like a teenage girl in this one? It seriously made me laugh.
Al looks seriously scary in that last shot...


Yeah, that was odd. I found it especially inappropriate given he said it like that over the image of the supposed-to-be-terrifying immortal army.


It actually sounded a lot like Vic Mignogna to me.

 
Apr 5, 2010 11:25 PM
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Not as much happened in this episode as I was expecting. Hope to see more progression next week :)
 
Apr 5, 2010 11:59 PM

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Yet another boring episode with next to nothing happening.
Scratch that. May Chang fucks shit up like we all knew she was going to (but at least she was animated well).
Also, Olivier was totally useless against Sloth.

I remember about 20 episodes ago when Alphonse realized how powerless he was and he seemed really resolved to being useful. What happened? He hasn't done anything really. He sat there and let Pride tap morse code thinking "Oh, he's just a kid," when he's a freakin' Homonculus. Then he's easily swayed into doing one of the few things he said he wouldn't because he was so easily backed into a corner. I'm disgusted with how weak he is as a character. It's depressing. He had so much potential, but he's just sat in this series like a bump on a log, letting everyone progress as he stays stagnant. What's the point of his character beside being some point of motivation for Ed? Really? He's useless. At this point, he was more interesting in the first series, because they at least gave him a role 50 episodes in.
 
Apr 6, 2010 1:20 AM
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When Envy got his body back my eyes rolled so far back in my head that I couldn't see straight for hours.
 
Apr 6, 2010 2:02 AM

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Dolls are scary.
 
Apr 6, 2010 2:10 AM

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The Opening was alright..but the last Opening was awesome.
Did Mr. Heinkel became part of Alphonse's body? O.o I was a bit confessed at that part.
 
Apr 6, 2010 2:13 AM

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Timare said:
The Opening was alright..but the last Opening was awesome.
Did Mr. Heinkel became part of Alphonse's body? O.o I was a bit confessed at that part.

Nope Heinkel is still a diff person he just used the ground to transmute his legs back together.
 
Apr 6, 2010 2:20 AM
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FUCK YES. MY LOVE IS BACK.


 
Apr 6, 2010 2:28 AM

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^hahahaha how cruel of you XD
 
Apr 6, 2010 2:32 AM

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damn Al was awesome and badass at the and ....

cant wait to see his fight actually.
 
Apr 6, 2010 2:33 AM
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Lol... Alphonse = gundam woo!
 
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