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May 25, 2009 2:48 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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what was with the random cross dressing girl?
 
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Jul 6, 2009 4:20 PM

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wow talk about backfiring failure. and yet he was stubborn until the last minute.
 
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Aug 2, 2009 5:28 AM
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I had fun watching this episode ..
those dolls were scary lol >< ..
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Sep 27, 2009 8:18 PM

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Good episode. Gave a powerful look into the human psyche :)

 
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Nov 22, 2009 5:11 PM

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loved this episode! man that guy was a jackass, he only cared about how pretty his true love was, that's not real love at all! glad he got what he deserved lol
 
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Nov 29, 2009 3:45 PM

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I nearly cried during his freakout. O_O I was like "THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU?! SHE'S RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU. Do you love her or not?!"
 
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Mar 8, 2010 1:28 AM

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Actually, this episode felt like a filler comparing to the previous episodes.
I wonder how the story develops???
 
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Mar 9, 2010 1:19 AM

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vizhmaster_vizhu said:
Actually, this episode felt like a filler comparing to the previous episodes.
I wonder how the story develops???


It actually is a filler, because the creators wanted to expand the series to 52 episodes. I think that if you remove all the fillers in this series and maybe speed up the pacing in some episodes (it gets deathly slow in some parts) you can make this a 37-episode-or-so long anime. But I guess the producers thought that as an unconventional length so they opted for 51 episodes.

The end result was generally good, and I commend the creators for making a good original story from the manga. But just so you know, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is far superior.

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Jun 6, 2010 3:32 PM

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Creepy guy. :S
 
Jul 13, 2010 7:08 AM
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Episode was okay. Not the best one to be honest, but okay.
 
Sep 25, 2010 6:50 PM
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Man, this was probably the best filler I have ever saw... Very good episode.
 
Nov 14, 2010 10:40 AM

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err, completely random.
 
Nov 23, 2010 2:58 AM

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o__o;

Hate people like that. PEOPLE DO GROW OLD YOU KNOW.
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Feb 8, 2011 5:37 AM

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interesting... but all i liked about it it was this quote: "People cannot gain anything without sacrificing something. You must present something of equal value to gain something. " and the fact that people continue to call Ed, short haha XD

 
May 23, 2011 6:46 PM

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it seems everybody who's an alchemist has a hidden agenda


 
Jul 26, 2011 9:50 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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what was with the random cross dressing girl?


I wanna know too!
 
Nov 8, 2011 2:47 PM

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JoshOfRJNN said:
I was like "THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU?! SHE'S RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU. Do you love her or not?!"

Same here xD
 
Mar 29, 2012 10:44 AM

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Obviously it's a filler episode! But I still loved it ^_^
 
Sep 4, 2012 11:35 AM

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Great episode the ending was kinda sad but still lovely episode!
 
Sep 17, 2012 10:36 PM

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soo stupid that guy ignored her true love right till the end.

now karin has to mourn for him instead.

how the hell do you not recognize your lover???

just because she looks old doesn't mean her love for him disappeared all those years.

the only thing bad about this episode is that they didn't explain the relation between him and the Elric's father.

other than that awesome episode as always :)
 
Aug 16, 2013 3:34 PM

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At least Klose > Roze
 
Aug 28, 2013 8:21 PM
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DoloresTraum said:
kawaiimisato said:

what was with the random cross dressing girl?

I wanna know too!


She was trying to protect herself from Karin, since Karin seemed to be stealing away little girls. She thought if she looked like a boy, Karin wouldn't come after her.
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Dec 26, 2013 6:12 AM

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well again someone who seem interesting goes away and in the end seems evil :( later on in the episode when Klose was like a girl again i was a bit surprised how she looked not that it was her cause that was obvious but i mean when she look as boy she didn't seem to have long hair and now a night later she has so her look surprised me.
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Apr 3, 2014 1:10 PM

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She really looked like a paperboy lol.

That was a cool and kinda creepy episode.
 
May 8, 2014 7:52 AM

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she was a lot prettier
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Sep 19, 2014 12:46 AM

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Creepy as I remember.
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Dec 25, 2014 6:18 AM
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I thought this felt like a filler, turns out that this really is a filler.
I had predicted what would happen. Bastard doesn't even deserve her.
 
Jan 17, 2015 5:20 AM

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Worst episode so far but still nice to watch.
 
Jan 26, 2015 5:15 AM

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That guy was such an arse!! AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH ;-;
 
Apr 22, 2015 5:27 PM

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Even though this is filler it was still awesome :)
I'm still curious about Clause's backstory though...
 
May 18, 2015 7:05 PM

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Wasn't a fan of that out-of-the-blue reveal that Karin was there all along.

Pretty decent if obvious filler otherwise, at least it had some relevancy to their father.
 
Jun 11, 2015 10:22 PM

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Omg that girl does exactly what I do with my hair! I can never decide if I want long or short hair, so I stuff my hair into a hat when I want it to look short. I never look like a paperboy though xP

Poor Karin...Kurin? That man was so mean...
 
Jul 25, 2015 5:23 PM

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skreyola said:
DoloresTraum said:

I wanna know too!


She was trying to protect herself from Karin, since Karin seemed to be stealing away little girls. She thought if she looked like a boy, Karin wouldn't come after her.


Oohhhhhhh!!! Thanks for explaining that, because I was wondering the same thing! lol

Also, at the beginning I thought it was weird how the purse-thief and other guy both commented on the fact that they were just kids. How did they know that giant tough-looking suit of armor was really just a kid? :P

That guy though, what a jerk. Clearly didn't love Karin like he said he did, and was only obsessed with her physical beauty. Good riddance to that guy. -- 4/5
 
Oct 8, 2015 7:44 AM

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Episode overall less brilliant than the previous, but the plot is interesting nonetheless. The plot device is the classic throwback before the events at the beginning of series; oh well! The auoconclusione of events narrated only has the advantage of showing how a practice can become at the same time both benevolent evil depending on how you use it, a classic.But also it shows that the alchemists are like all men, have their weaknesses as their obsessions.
 
Nov 18, 2015 2:35 PM

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Clause looks way better in a woman's clothing.
 
Jan 16, 2016 1:03 PM

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It was a pretty decent self-contained episode. Majhal certainly didn't deserve Karin; he was apparently just lusting after her.

Again, the transmutation didn't quite make sense. Majhal turned a little screwdriver into a much bigger short sword. I thought you could only create something with as much mass as what you started with.

I get that this is filler, but this show is blatantly breaking its own rules without any sort of explanation.
 
Jan 16, 2016 3:09 PM

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TripleSRank said:

I get that this is filler, but this show is blatantly breaking its own rules without any sort of explanation.


This Is indeed an error, which I honestly can only recall 2 of. I'm uncertain which other errors you're talking about, unless it Is referring to the rule breaking the philosopher's stone does.
 
Jan 16, 2016 3:17 PM

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Tylaen said:
TripleSRank said:

I get that this is filler, but this show is blatantly breaking its own rules without any sort of explanation.


This Is indeed an error, which I honestly can only recall 2 of. I'm uncertain which other errors you're talking about, unless it Is referring to the rule breaking the philosopher's stone does.

Thank you for confirming. That's relieving since this is a filler.

As for the rest, gedata has provided me with an explanation. I'm still wondering about the animation bit, but I figure that that might be explained later along with
 
Jan 27, 2016 3:01 AM

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This filler really did feel like filler.

Clause looked cute as a girl.
 
May 5, 2016 1:44 AM

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I'm sure all the wildlife in that river appreciated being frozen to death but i guess it was better than let someones cloths get wet.

Besides that it's ridiculous how fast they are able to drawn the alchemy circles. The alchemy circle is not simple enough to be drawn in one second yet that's what it seems to only take.

And third thing i have to complain about is that how did such a small knife turn into a sword? It clearly has more metal in it than the original piece so it shouldn't have been possible.
 
Aug 21, 2016 11:45 PM

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Really bad episode compared to the very solid first three. The stupid reveal that Karin was the old lady the whole time was ridiculous. Very clearly filler.
 
Sep 17, 2016 8:01 AM

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DoloresTraum said:
kawaiimisato said:
THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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what was with the random cross dressing girl?


I wanna know too!


When people ask questions like these, I question in return if they actually pay attention to anything that's going on.

Also, what's the deal with filler complaints? Think of the side stories as side quests to a video game. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.
 
Feb 3, 2017 5:17 AM

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Nice little mini-arc, also Clause was so cute at he end :3
 
Apr 19, 2017 10:41 PM

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was not expecting this at all, it was really weird.
good one episode story, it was enjoyable and weird, thats all i can say
 
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was not expecting this at all, it was really weird.
good one episode story, it was enjoyable and weird, thats all i can say
 
May 11, 2017 10:11 AM

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Clause was a cool kid dressed like a paper-boy, never really liked how she changes her style randomly at the end, for whatever reason. Was an interesting, kinda creepy episode.
 
Jan 6, 2018 7:21 PM

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Why didn't Karin just tell Majhal who she was in the first place?

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Apr 13, 2018 10:05 AM

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It was decent episode, imo. Nothing special came outta it :p
 
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Majhal was big yikes.
 
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kawaiimisato said:
what was with the random cross dressing girl?


It's that she was wearing boy clothes and the Elric brothers suggested for her to wear something prettier, then she did.
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