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Apr 12, 2009 2:59 PM

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For some reason this show is living up to my expectation but it's still pretty good.

I think they rushed many parts like trysha death and Mustang's visit.

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Apr 12, 2009 3:02 PM

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It was goooooooood episode and it followed manga mostly...sigh they skipped the real entrance test and if i am remembering correctly they were living while taking the test on central in that one alchemist house where was that little girl right???sigh....well but episode was good, but i dont like skipping good parts.
I personaly LIKE mustangs new voice and Hawkeye was amazing :D.

PS. I dont know did anybody else notice this, but WASNT Liar PLACE surrounded with DESERT!!!! There were forest and landscape were green...im getting worried...

Have you even read the manga? Those scenes were only in the original anime
 
Apr 12, 2009 3:04 PM

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Forgive the crappy pic but felt the amusing need to put the two pics next to eachother Edward Elric Brunestud?

 
Apr 12, 2009 3:04 PM

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Well at least they explained better how they lose their bodys while trying to resurrect mommy.

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Apr 12, 2009 3:08 PM

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omg i had tears when ed saw his mom like this! ><
can't wait for the next ep.

:O rosa changed....
 
Apr 12, 2009 3:15 PM

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Hmmm I've rarely seen a BONES anime with such a clear, detailled and well-structureed plot, no doubt that it's far better than the first FMA, on top of the direction obviously (Irie was great in KURAU Phantom Memory, and he's proving that he's better than Mizushima for this second FMA). Excellent episode that seems as the legitimate introduction, but the production values are not that impressive overall.

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Apr 12, 2009 3:43 PM

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The story was intentionally rushed. However, I don't mind at all just as long as the gist is there. I know that there were some scenes removed.

Overall, I enjoyed the episode. Everything was "there" and they didn't miss out the important parts. It's also great to see that they managed to fit in the brothers' introduction into one episode perfectly.

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I would be honored to see them here in my own house whereas I'm located on a third world country.


 
Apr 12, 2009 4:28 PM

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I liked it, the flashback arc was by far, my least favorite part of the first FMA, seeing how they quickly ran through it this time made me happy. And it also felt quite more emotional too

Only issue i had was the speed in which they killed Trisha off.

Next episode is Lior, and time for the story to kick off.


 
Apr 12, 2009 4:44 PM

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Very nice episode. It felt a little bit rushed at some parts but it wasn't really that bad.

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I streamed it, but still *snortgiggle* at this. =P
 
Apr 12, 2009 4:46 PM

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Very Good!!!Very Good!!!Very Good!!!Very Good!!!Very Good!!!
 
Apr 12, 2009 4:54 PM

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Once again, rushed, but not as rushed as ep 1. IMO rushing is just as bad as going too slow (KHR), and is definitely a fatal flaw so far. Average episode at best. FMA is overated. Both the original and this.
 
Apr 12, 2009 4:59 PM

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I hate what how they ran through scenes with Trishia (now she's almost like a tree in background... she only once praised brothers... she was killed in seconds after apperance xD). I hate how they skipped State Alchemist's test... ,,attacking" Fuhrer was not actual test! Winry's parrents died without her crying or even hearing about it from anyone, weird isn't it?

Still I enyoyed this episode, maybe I just love FMA series.
 
Apr 12, 2009 5:20 PM

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There was SO much going on this episode that went differently. And all of it was great to see, from the loss of the Elrics' mother, Roy's appearance, the Alchemy Exam. Simply amazing.
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Apr 12, 2009 5:35 PM

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I didn't really like how they compacted around 5 episodes of the old series into one.
It was supposed to be epic journey to become a State Alchemist, meeting new people/friends and losing a couple. It had a lot of depth in it and really connected the viewer to the characters. It was supposed to leave such a deep impression that you'll never forget.
Also they made MUM so insignificant. She was in ONE bloody scene with ONE line and the next scene she's dead.
Losing so much back story just didn't feel right, but it probably won't bother people who didn't watch the old one.
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Apr 12, 2009 5:48 PM

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its fresh, its new and its FOLLOWING the manga... i'm rooting for the new FMA: Brotherhood and i don't give a rats ass on what yu bastards think.. I LOVE IT!

so what if they're rushing it? yu all wanna see the whole commotion all over again? screw that... everything they're doing right now is better than what i expected.. having Yui and SID for theme songs, couldn't get ne better.. and they included everything that happened in the manga (except the first episode, don't really remember that o,0) haha, i love the voice (or should i say voices?) they did for "the truth" .. hey? is it just me, or is it much more dramatic than the first series?? teehee, looking forward to the characters in the manga that they're gonna introduce.. which the first one failed to do... -.-"

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Apr 12, 2009 5:58 PM

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I never really enjoyed this part in the series so it was just average to me.
The only thing that bothered me is that Trisha only appeared in one scene. For some reason seeing her filled me with joy and then she was gone ;___;
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Apr 12, 2009 6:08 PM

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I'm liking this a lot at present actually. It's sticking to the manga albeit rushing a little, but its still sticking to the manga. I do like how they've linked in the first episode as an even happening before the Lior events, and how they are basically starting the series from scratch(bar obviously the flashback events). I kinda like how Rosa looks now, i get the feeling its closer to how she should look in the manga.

Its been a while since i read the early chapters of the manga, but is the training a flashback later on? Cause i was hoping they would show that as it explains a fair bit.
 
Apr 12, 2009 6:12 PM

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Apr 12, 2009 6:17 PM

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I didn't really have much interest in the first version(was a while ago for that matter). But this series has kept me entertained so far, I hope it keeps up the pace.
 
Apr 12, 2009 6:27 PM

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The first episode was better. I say this one was kinda average. Killed the hype for me to be honest, but I still liked it some what.
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Apr 12, 2009 7:42 PM

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they really packed a lot of different story material into this one, but i guess it was mainly about the flashback to the initial transmutation incident. i was hoping for something a little different from bones, but it was still good though.
 
Apr 12, 2009 7:49 PM

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This ep was f****** great...I loved how they depicted the scene of their mother's human transmutation, so much more graphic and descriptive. The truth guy was awesome, and when Ed asked Al about if he remembered, priceless, and I didn't know if they were gonna do the attack the Furor scene, I'm so glad they did...to me this is already better than the first series, can't wait to see Lior...Urahara Out!!
 
Apr 12, 2009 8:00 PM

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This episode sure brings back my memories of the first (the first being one of my 2 favourite series ever though i haven't read the manga). I loved this episode, i really think it captured the drama of their past. It's very symbolic really. I also must say the animation is freakin incredible in this series and it's what i expect from Bones. I also like the op and ed :) It's strange how knowing what will happen isn't ruining the experience for me at all (well for the time being).
 
Apr 12, 2009 8:05 PM

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I loved how Ed got owned by Bradley, haha.

Another great episode for what's gonna be a great show. And like many here I enjoy it a lot even knowing the plot already.
 
Apr 12, 2009 8:22 PM

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Great episode, didn't mind the pace of it at all! There is no need to drag out the "how we got the way we are" since it was basically covered in the previous series at length. It was just enough to keep me from loosing interest.

Up next... Lior.... woot!
 
Apr 12, 2009 8:28 PM

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The pace seems fast...and I also liked the Winry and Riza chat ^^

 
Apr 12, 2009 8:49 PM

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Enjoyed this episode, i loved the original anime and would not change the majority of it.

I am only watching this to see what they will do with it, and mainly to see the continued story after the original ended, they can sumerise it and speed it up to that point for all i care.
 
Apr 12, 2009 8:56 PM

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i don't get why people are bitching about not having 10 episodes of mommy time just cuz the old series did. if you've forgotten, trisha screen time was like, one ep + sprinkled around. no reason they can't do that here if they didn't want to.

but either way i'm just happy they're shoveling the basic plot stuff away so we can get to bigger and better things later on.

for newcomers: sorry yo, just suck it up.
 
Apr 12, 2009 9:03 PM

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Enjoyed this episode, i loved the original anime and would not change the majority of it.

I am only watching this to see what they will do with it, and mainly to see the continued story after the original ended, they can sumerise it and speed it up to that point for all i care.


Its not a continued story after the original anime, this series follows the manga so its not going to end up like the first, the storyline is completely different.

And did they mention that the philosopher's stone destroyed Xerxes that early in the manga? It's nice that they mentioned Xing as well, reminds me of whats coming up xD
 
Apr 12, 2009 9:06 PM

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for newcomers: sorry yo, just suck it up.


i say it's their own fault for missing the first series, everyone owes it to themselves to see it.
 
Apr 12, 2009 9:14 PM

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This is completely different than what happened in the first season! Alright! I'm more excited about this! I hope this really does mean that this new adaptation will prove to be more faithful to the manga than before ^^
 
Apr 12, 2009 9:30 PM

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haha it was great to remember the why
the truth guy was awsome....but they dont showed the part in widh ed is bearing al the pain of being operated-_-
the fight with the granma XD
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Apr 12, 2009 9:34 PM

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This felt like watching a recap.I still think that the quality of the animation is not as good as the first series. It's a shame since I really loved the first series. The story is rushed and doesn't give you time to get involved with the characters' feelings and such. I keep comparing this anime to the first series all the time and all I feel is that it's not as great as that one was. I hope when they get to the parts that are different from the past series they pick a better storytelling style.
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Apr 12, 2009 9:50 PM

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So, now we're past all the reintroduction and getting right into where the story actually began. What's up with the re-design they gave Rose? She looks really odd.

On another note; I always heard people complain that FMA1 got way too dark by the time the second half began but, it seems to me that this new series isn't dark enough. From these last two episodes, I have seen blatant abuse of chibi, super-deformation, and sweat drops. Seriously, it's like the second half of GetBackers all over again.
 
Apr 12, 2009 10:07 PM

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having only heard the first series in English, I still can't get used to the Japanese voices in this new remake of FMA. its by no means bad at all but that failed human transmutation scene just didn't make as much of an impact to me when I saw the first series.
 
Apr 12, 2009 10:15 PM

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The human transmutation scene was intense.
 
Apr 12, 2009 10:22 PM

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I have never watch fma before nor have I read the manga (okay, I did only for the first volume.) And I found this episode to be very great! It totally brough me to tears to see their failure and the sorry scene. Love this *_*!


Definitely watch the original FMA, it is much better then this alternate retelling. This episode pretty much recapped the beginning of the series pretty well though. As others have said, they crammed a lot of info into one episode. The next episode does look like it is going to introduce something new. At least there is hope.
 
Apr 12, 2009 10:24 PM

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The episode was good. A bit rushed maybe but still good :3 I'm beginning to like this remake a lot :]
The art really is awesome ^_^ BONES <3
I can't wait for the next episode even tho Rose's story isn't one of my favourite parts of the anime.
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Apr 12, 2009 10:39 PM

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hahaha the examination scene was funny. way better than the first one. they went more in depth with the witnessing of the "truth"

what so they are changing minor things while essentially keeping it the same as the other one?
 
Apr 12, 2009 10:41 PM

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Like others have said, it's a rushed episode, but it was much better than the first anime adaptation IMO. Also, it was much better than the first episode. A few things were rushed and I hope they go back to them, such as how Ed got the State Alchemist title, but I'm pleased with this season much more than the first one. Looks like I won't be dropping this anytime soon.
 
Apr 12, 2009 11:25 PM

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I have mixed feelings about this one.

If I had never seen FMA1, I'd probably consider it a decent, enjoyable episode. As it were, not only have I seen it already, but I've seen it done better; this new version had none of the mystery, darkness, and foreboding that made the anime six years ago so damn appealing.
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Apr 13, 2009 12:02 AM

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Still not liking it that much but I'll keep watching. Hopefully, it gets different from the original soon. I don't like things exactly the same. It's why I don't like mangas and anime to be identical. No point for me to watch and read if they are. T_T
 
Apr 13, 2009 12:13 AM

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Still not liking it that much but I'll keep watching. Hopefully, it gets different from the original soon. I don't like things exactly the same. It's why I don't like mangas and anime to be identical. No point for me to watch and read if they are. T_T

I agree, I was a bit bored by this episode since I remembered what the previous FMA season 1 was like. Maybe if I had not watch the 1st season, this would appeal more to me. But they did add some humor and nice scenes that made me take interest.
 
Apr 13, 2009 12:19 AM

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That was fine, not as good as the first version but still fine. it still gave me the goosebumps. the scene with the gate wasn't as creepy as i hoped it would be. and i would've liked to see ed in pain while getting automail. oh well, at least it's a tad different from the other version.
 
Apr 13, 2009 12:29 AM

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Great ep. Add humor to the seriousness to the anime.
The "God" character was funny.
Great episode explaining what happens, although they left some parts I would have liked to have watched.
 
Apr 13, 2009 1:05 AM

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It's really difficult to judge the new series when there's so little information on it as of yet and even more difficult to have an unbiased view of it when one has watched the entire first series plus OVAs and movie as well as read the manga.

As it stands, I'm pleased with the content so far, with the art quality, and of course, with the Truth. He's just such an adorable Pillsbury Doughboy. ^_~
 
Apr 13, 2009 1:33 AM

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Needs moar Winry!
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Apr 13, 2009 2:30 AM

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I really liked this episode!

The first episode was little disappointing but this episode was just great and that's because it followed the original manga version! That made me really really happy! :D

Only thing I didn't like was animation... I guess I just need to get used to it :P
 
Apr 13, 2009 2:55 AM

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Just a thought but do you wonder that perhaps they are "speeding" through the early stages of the story purely because it has been told before in the first series, thus they are planning on using the bulk of the episodes in this series to concentrate on the Manga material not covered in the first series?

It would certainly go some way to explaining why they appear to be taking the approach that the audience is already familiar with the story.
 
Apr 13, 2009 3:34 AM

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(Still can't get used to the soulless opening...)

Honestly, I didn't quite like this episode. At points it felt rushed (like the part about Winry's parents dying in the war), at points it felt that they were focusing on irrelevant things (they kept showing Ed and Al in the train too often). First series depicted the Elric brothers' childhood much better. Plus, it sure is difficult to get used to the new voices (Mustang sounds too soft for his personality). Yeah, this may have good animation and a higher budget, but what's the point if everything feels like it's done only for the sake of being done?
 
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