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May 25, 2009 2:47 AM

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i wish my childhood was anywhere near as interesting as the elric brothers
 
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Jul 31, 2009 1:59 PM
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a really sad episode T.T ...
but it's so amazing ...
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Oct 25, 2009 12:56 PM

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Wow. Another amazing episode. I feel like I'm falling in love with this series.
 
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Mar 11, 2010 11:18 PM

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This was a good episode. It's nice to know where the characters come from and why they do what they do.
 
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Apr 3, 2010 11:10 AM
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This is not important but...this show is not aesthetically appealing to me. It better have moral or emotional heft to make up for that.
 
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Jul 9, 2010 11:59 PM

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Wow, surprisingly dark but amazing episode! I loved it, gah, so sad.
 
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Jul 13, 2010 5:10 AM
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awesome episode! :)
 
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Jul 29, 2010 3:06 AM
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so sad story ç__ç
 
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Aug 27, 2010 5:10 PM

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Really Sad, but it was awesome :)
 
Sep 30, 2010 9:08 PM

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The love that the brothers have is amazing! Watching this brought tears to my eyes.... One of the best episodes so far!

 
Nov 23, 2010 2:56 AM

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Awww. :<
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.~
 
Feb 4, 2011 9:18 AM

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This anime is very emotional <3

 
Mar 17, 2011 5:41 PM

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Great episode, that's all I have to say.
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May 23, 2011 6:20 PM

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i can't believe they burned their house, guess they wanted to throw away their past.
anyway great epside


 
Mar 28, 2012 10:59 PM

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Best episode so far! It was really beautifully done. I hope the rest of the series is great, I'm always afraid when animes have over 26 episodes it's gonna suck or drag on. Crossing my fingers about this one ^_^
 
Aug 10, 2012 9:10 AM

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I have a feeling this first few parts of the story are going to be better in this series than they were in Brotherhood. 5/5
 
Sep 4, 2012 11:06 AM

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Great episode, it's great to know a bit more about there past!
 
Sep 17, 2012 9:22 PM

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another amazing episode.

very sad they had to learn the hard way not to cross the line between life and death.

i wonder who was their teacher that taught them all of this??

can't wait for the next one :D
 
Oct 15, 2012 12:46 AM

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that was a top class episode. very nice 10/10
edward elric is shaping up to be a very nice character.
his goofy, and has a sad past, plus his short :P whats not to love?
 
Dec 29, 2012 2:12 PM

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interesting episode! got me hooked again.
 
Aug 17, 2013 11:12 PM
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Three episodes in, I'm already in love with this series.
 
Dec 26, 2013 5:35 AM

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i always love to know about people there past in anime and sure did like this to only i don't hope it was to fast cause it could have taken a interesting mystery away.

i wonder from who they learn all of this if they already know this much it means there teacher knows even more and if there are hidden teaching in the national alchemists it means there are people who know even more.

would be a big surprise if they find out that there teacher was there father with out them knowing it at the time but seems impossible cause i believe they hinted it was a female teacher.
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Apr 1, 2014 1:07 PM

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Really awesome episode!
 
May 7, 2014 5:59 AM

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kawaiimisato said:
THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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i wish my childhood was anywhere near as interesting as the elric brothers


your dad leaves and your mum dies.
you sacrifice your arm since your brother got sucked into the science portal.
OP pls
"Urushibara Ruka. The mannerisms and voice of a woman... No... More feminine than any woman. But he's a guy. Taller than Mayuri, but so very thin... But he's a guy. Looks great in a miko outfit... But he's a guy. It's already twilight And yet, it's so hot. The cicadas are crying. But... He's a guy."
 
Sep 19, 2014 12:25 AM

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Great past.
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Dec 25, 2014 5:52 AM
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Awww, the 3 of them were wonderful together.......Why did she have to die T^T Winry's parents, too :/
Where the hell is their father?? Who the hell is their teacher??
Winry is cute :3 I can't wait for the romance~
 
Jan 17, 2015 4:57 AM

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Good backstory, I got dem feelz :,(
 
Jan 25, 2015 1:11 PM

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"Because some memories... aren't meant to leave traces." - Al, you're a smart boy, aren't you? :)
 
Apr 22, 2015 1:00 PM

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Bheaze said:
kawaiimisato said:
THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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i wish my childhood was anywhere near as interesting as the elric brothers


your dad leaves and your mum dies.
you sacrifice your arm since your brother got sucked into the science portal.
OP pls



LOL, my thoughts exactly
 
May 15, 2015 11:51 AM

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I'm really liking the idea of this show. I like how it has it's own laws of physics. I can't wait to see what unfolds - the backstory has already gotten me emotionally invested in the brothers and their journey. It makes me wonder if they'll ever get their bodies back. That'll be an emotional moment. I'm looking forward to watching this.
 
May 24, 2015 10:28 PM

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Such a sad episode T^T
 
Jul 25, 2015 4:41 PM

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Winry's face when she first started inspecting Al's new armor body! lol Too funny!

Best episode yet! I suspected it would take a while longer before finding out the details of what happened the night they tried to bring their mom back, but I'm glad it didn't. So Ed's arm was sacrificed to save Al! And part of me is glad that we didn't get a better look at what manner of creature they created instead of their mother... *shudder*...

So sad, but very enlightening! -- 5/5
 
Oct 8, 2015 7:30 AM

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Great episode, the narrative void left earlier, was caught and apologies to fit the pieces of the puzzle are credible. Satisfied.
The plot becomes interesting, the soundtrack is great and can conigare good screenplay, springs from a story very dramatic and melancholy. WOW!
Good growth of all the characters, great job of Bones; opening and ending very beautiful.
 
Oct 14, 2015 9:16 PM

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The backstory is done better in this than in brotherhood, or at least at a better pace.
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Nov 4, 2015 1:50 AM

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Winry's face when she first started inspecting Al's new armor body! lol Too funny!

Best episode yet! I suspected it would take a while longer before finding out the details of what happened the night they tried to bring their mom back, but I'm glad it didn't. So Ed's arm was sacrificed to save Al! And part of me is glad that we didn't get a better look at what manner of creature they created instead of their mother... *shudder*...

So sad, but very enlightening! -- 5/5


^this I like Winry's charcter :)
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Nov 18, 2015 10:57 AM

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Awesome episode, I loved the backstory on the Elric brothers.
 
Jan 16, 2016 12:05 PM

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This episode was a step in the right direction. I probably would've liked starting here better anyway. I don't need instant action gratification.

Hopefully they'll continue with this backstory and flesh out the world and alchemy a bit more.
 
Jan 27, 2016 2:03 AM

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Dem feels in this episode.

Another great episode!
 
May 5, 2016 1:39 AM

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I'm not a chemist but yet again.....how the fuck did they make a doll with colors and everything out of pile of ash?
 
May 8, 2016 5:25 AM

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I'm not a chemist but yet again.....how the fuck did they make a doll with colors and everything out of pile of ash?
FMA takes place in a fictional fantasy world. It's not real alchemy, this world's alchemy is more or less magic.
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May 8, 2016 9:54 PM

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Kuruwin said:
I'm not a chemist but yet again.....how the fuck did they make a doll with colors and everything out of pile of ash?
FMA takes place in a fictional fantasy world. It's not real alchemy, this world's alchemy is more or less magic.


It's represented as science so no. If the author and makers of this show didn't have what it took to pull it off then they should have just made them have magic.

And it's not real alchemy....did you meant that it's not our chemistry because alchemy was largely pseudo science.
 
May 8, 2016 11:24 PM

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Kuruwin said:
who_dat_ninja said:
FMA takes place in a fictional fantasy world. It's not real alchemy, this world's alchemy is more or less magic.


It's represented as science so no. If the author and makers of this show didn't have what it took to pull it off then they should have just made them have magic.

And it's not real alchemy....did you meant that it's not our chemistry because alchemy was largely pseudo science.
You're in luck because, if i remember correctly, they don't ever say "chemistry" and "chemist", they say "alchemy" and "alchemist". So yeah, not based on any real science. You either go with that, or you don't.

If you think these early episodes are bothering you, just wait until later! :P
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May 9, 2016 12:59 AM

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I don't think you are getting what i'm saying. Terminology doesn't matter at all. I only mentioned chemistry because you were the one comparing alchemy of FMA universe to alchemy of our universe.

The alchemy of FMA universe is suppose to be scientific (this is established in the first episode where they lay down the rules of which alchemy follows) unlike the alchemy of the real world which was largely pseudo science. There is a good reason why modern chemistry isn't called alchemy and there are no alchemist anymore (besides few nutjobs)

It doesn't matter that what is possible in the show isn't possible in the real world. What matters is the context of the show and the show immediately breaks it's own rules which equals shitty writing.

I wouldn't complain about realism of the show if the show hand't established what it did. If they could shape any matter to anything then therew wouldn't be no problem but wasn't the case.
 
May 9, 2016 6:30 AM

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Kuruwin said:
It doesn't matter that what is possible in the show isn't possible in the real world. What matters is the context of the show and the show immediately breaks it's own rules which equals shitty writing..
Complaining about "shitty" writing and "breaking it's own rules" Is pretty rich when you ignore said rules for the criticism you put forth, so you can complain about the supposed missuse of the word "science" which has a completely different context in this universe.

Please don't equate shitty writing with your own inability to get past a single word.
 
May 9, 2016 8:51 PM

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If you get that mad about my criticism then you should just hold your hand and ignore me. What benefit is there of making a fool out of yourself.
 
May 10, 2016 5:01 AM

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If you get that mad about my criticism then you should just hold your hand and ignore me. What benefit is there of making a fool out of yourself.
I could ask the same of you. Why don't you just keep your thoughts inside your head and never let them out?Nice stealth reply and use of exaggerated words to blow things out of proportion.
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May 14, 2016 4:10 AM

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Kuruwin said:
If you get that mad about my criticism then you should just hold your hand and ignore me. What benefit is there of making a fool out of yourself.
Christ dude, are you still mouthing off? FMA has its own set of rules. It's a fantasy world. Get over it. Otherwise I fail to see how you can enjoy ANY fiction at all, let alone anime.

I'd definitely stay away from any science fiction if I were you, LOL!
 
May 14, 2016 7:55 AM

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LOL. You just got so butthurt over this that you didn't even try to understand what i wrote.

Anyways. I'm not going to bother changing words with you any further.
 
May 23, 2016 11:36 PM

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Ehh, I thought this ep was alright. The backstory felt insanely cliche and rushed though. I could pretty much predict everything that was gonna happen within the first minute.

The show does seem pretty interesting though, and the fact that it's so ridiculously highly rated gives me hope. Can't really judge it until like 10 eps in anyway.
 
Feb 3, 2017 4:46 AM

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Some nice back story, good to know the past as it lets you understand the present.
 
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