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Jun 20, 2012 2:22 PM

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Great story telling.


Still great story telling. I'm almost tempted to lower my scores for other shounen series. This is just so much more efficient and isn't dragging things out. Though I kind of hope the upcoming "new" material is handled a bit more slowly.

Edit: Also, the scene such as Izumi fighting them as children while teaching them about alchemy was really well directed as well as her dream sequence and hugging the Elric's.
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Jul 27, 2012 4:22 AM

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Why didn't that monster that chases them around show up? He was cool in the manga
 
Sep 5, 2012 3:44 PM

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So far the 2003 version is much much better, this one is too light, too comical, too rushed...I really hope they change that
Especially the comedy, it's in every scene, it ruins it

 
Sep 7, 2012 1:44 PM

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The best episode so far imo. The moment when Izumi comforted them contained the weight of everything that has happened to Ed and Al so far, and even better the episode as a whole supported the highlight. There are things I'm nitpicky about like how the flashback could have established better what type of serious thoughts the brothers were thinking when they begged for training and the survival training got really lightweight treatment as it seems it was made a building block of the episode's overall plan above all else, but the episode still worked overall.
 
Oct 12, 2012 4:22 AM

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Quite a nice episode though I feel that I missed some parts like when they went to central to first visit the brothers but than known they where going to her town "we did see them for a split second in the train station but other than that we didn't see anything" Also directly having it over their dad quite a bit different than I can remember. The survival episode was also cut in to a half of an episode making it less interesting and that's quite sad bcs it was quite something the survival episode. It feels like we would already be around the 20th's episode in the original so these compacter versions are quite nice but lack a more developed story line and I still wonder how they come to more episodes than the original if they are compacting all these episodes!

Either way great episode! Up to the next one!
 
Oct 30, 2012 1:12 AM

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Quite a nice episode though I feel that I missed some parts like when they went to central to first visit the brothers but than known they where going to her town "we did see them for a split second in the train station but other than that we didn't see anything" Also directly having it over their dad quite a bit different than I can remember. The survival episode was also cut in to a half of an episode making it less interesting and that's quite sad bcs it was quite something the survival episode. It feels like we would already be around the 20th's episode in the original so these compacter versions are quite nice but lack a more developed story line and I still wonder how they come to more episodes than the original if they are compacting all these episodes!

Either way great episode! Up to the next one!


funny im always behind you in the comments XD

in here they also removed when Izumi fixed the dam, Elric and Al had to consult with Winry's granny before they went.

plus when she coughed blood due to her saying she's a housewife she actually went in bed first rather than being saved by Sig.

i think they added a much more comedic relief with Izumi being all monstery :P

im just glad they Tsuda, Shouko returns as Izumi and Sasaki, Seiji as Sig.

why the hell didn't they do that with Roy, Winry, and Riza :P

they actually added flash back here about Hohenheim and how Ed hated him for leaving without explanation(much better)

and Izumi actually met him(in season she didn't)

they went ahead to the island and the days past buy.

the classic hunt rabbit and fox etc.

it seems here Ed ate the ants as a form of survival since if he didn't ate them, eventually the ants will eat them and all life.

though i prefer the survival style of the first season, with Izumi's subordinate hunting and trying to kill them

not to mention here it seems Izumi revealed about the "Truth" is much more emotionally than the first season.

we even get to see her baby turn into that "thing"

despite lots of cuts in the backstory, we learned alot.

if they actually combined everything from the first season and here it would probably take 100 eps to FULLY explain every nuts and bolts.

but i don't mind this since we get to move the story forward and it's only episode 12 O___O

in the first season this would probably be around episode 20 or so.

on to the next one :)
 
Jun 25, 2013 12:45 AM

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Makes me think would I rather be like Ed without limbs or Izumi without organs.
 
Jul 29, 2013 12:45 PM

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That was a touching episode -like all of them-.We finally met ''the master''.
A student follows his master's path that was mournful.
 
Aug 8, 2013 7:36 PM

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Great comedy again, nice flashback as we learn more. I only now realized that we don't know the cause of their mother's death.

"All is one. One is all." Toodeepfourme xD but seriously, I think she might have been laughing because she did that as a joke and did not expect an answer from them.

Really good ending, powerful.

5/5.

 
Oct 11, 2013 4:39 AM
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Good storytelling. Izumi's story is pretty touching and she's a great character.
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Oct 12, 2013 1:40 PM

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I liked the fma version of this better
 
Nov 20, 2013 9:27 PM

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they apologise so much to their sensei
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Nov 23, 2013 2:27 PM
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This episode little me reminded on DBZ when Piccolo left Gohana alone on the island :)
Their teacher was really good crazy character xD

...once again, a great episode! Up to the next one!
 
Dec 17, 2013 12:59 AM

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Oh my, the feels...
 
Dec 20, 2013 11:22 AM

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Great episode. I love Izumi-sensei C: she's such a tough softie <3
and when she's all lovey-dovey with Sig xD

chibi Ed & Al are adorbssssss
Hilarious touch on Ed eating ants LOLOL XD
I could never do that, bwahahahahhh
 
Dec 22, 2013 2:00 AM

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they explained "One is All, All is One" in this version... and lovey-dovey Izumi and Sig is just hilarious and sweet at the same time!
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Mar 18, 2014 11:52 AM

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That was pretty good, I like that All is One, One is All explanation and how they relate alchemy to Life itself. The part with Ed and Al saying it's not hard on them at all, the feels..

Edit: The preview looked good,
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May 25, 2014 8:50 AM

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Izumi, one of the best :) Very emotional episode...
 
Jun 9, 2014 12:27 AM

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I didn't shed a tear. Not one.

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Jun 19, 2014 4:41 PM

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Oh shit. That was deep.

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Sep 21, 2014 7:12 PM

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The part when Al and Ed where rubbing the wood to make fire reminds me of Cast away. The hug at the end was touching.
 
Sep 24, 2014 5:08 AM

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Ah, Izumi's intro. Lot more build up for Hoenheim.
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Nov 1, 2014 1:41 PM

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Damn it... wish I had a sensei like that. So touchingggg..... T__T
 
Dec 21, 2014 11:02 PM

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Gee this episode was sadder than the last three combined D:
This anime is so good though!
 
Dec 29, 2014 8:58 AM
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Awww, no matter how you look at it, little Ed and Al are just adorable together *^*
LOL when Ed just started eating ants ahahaha. I remember doing that, too, when I was little......and it wasn't sour to me O_O
Those 2 are pretty smart to come up with that answer considering their age.
Could it be that it's Izumi who created
 
Mar 24, 2015 7:51 PM

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I love Izumi's voice and her character in general. hopefully we see her more in the future.
 
Apr 17, 2015 11:12 AM

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Pretty unchanged from the old version.
 
May 18, 2015 12:29 PM

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Their sensei is so awesome! But it's a shame what happened with her child.... ;C
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Jun 20, 2015 4:18 PM

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Wow, Izumi's backstory was really sad considering the fact that she also made the taboo as well~ Really love seeing how Edward and Al met Izumi and their training to become alchemists.
 
Jul 1, 2015 6:08 PM

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Have these two never eaten fruits or vegetable in their lives?

Why did they starved for so long? Food is not just meat, you know?
 
Jul 12, 2015 3:12 AM

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pretty sad ep. ;_;
 
Jul 21, 2015 10:34 PM

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I really liked the flashback scenes of Ed and Al learning to survive on the island, especially Ed explaining what Izumi's quote meant
 
Aug 22, 2015 11:08 AM

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Nice to see how they were trying hard since they were kids, I always like to see their adventures of the old times.
 
Dec 8, 2015 3:52 PM

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Great, great episode. The hug scene was very heartwarming.
 
Dec 11, 2015 7:58 AM

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Episode that focuses in it various events, thus reducing a lot of time on the mystery of the teacher Izumi, albeit very briefly, the final scene after the discovery of the secret is still very well done and you can climb down easily in the shoes of the characters . Not bad gags, already comes in the character of Hohe, wow!
 
Jan 29, 2016 3:09 PM

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great episode...circled on some very smart stuff here, like the universe's main rules and the base of the world..their teacher looks like a very interesting character

5/5
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Mar 27, 2016 4:57 PM

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This show has so many badass female characters, it's so refreshing! Izumi Curtis in just another example and I love her.
 
Nov 22, 2016 3:27 PM

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Ed got hit by those flying hearts lol
 
Apr 5, 2017 11:11 AM

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best episode so far.
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Aug 2, 2017 2:55 PM

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So far I prefer the 2003 FMA adaptation. Still I'm really looking forward to starting the manga canon episodes that 2003 didn't cover.
 
Aug 12, 2017 1:08 AM
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Wow this was a hard episode. Felt really bad when their teacher told them they didn't have to act strong.
 
Dec 27, 2017 11:26 AM

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Good balance of comedy moments and serious stuff. They manage to change the mood quickly without breaking it
 
Mar 13, 2018 9:11 AM

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Looks like Truth always has to take something from the user of human transmutation. Of course that is the law of equivalent exchange.

It isn't worth the cost though if this show is anything to go by.
 
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damn the scene where they were in their teachers arms crying was deep
 
Jan 9, 8:05 AM

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This episode was simply beautiful in every aspect.
 
Jan 17, 6:18 AM

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This was an exceptionally well-made episode. Yes they were right, their alchemy is like the flow of the unvierse. Law of Equivalent Exchange is very much like the First Law of Thermodynamics and the stages of alchemy are like cycles of life itself. Had they understood the meaning of their words to it's fullest extent, would they still have committed the taboo? Were they so desperate to see their mother again that logic and reason didn't matter anymore? It doesn't help but make things all the more tragic.

4/5
 
Apr 1, 1:32 AM

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Their Master was as adorable as she is scary and her comical blood vomitting immediately became a tragic reminder of her attempt to return the child she never had to the world. It's always sad to see how people who aren't able to bear children of their own go through such lengths because it definitely shows that they would've done a far greater job than a lot of those who can make their own children.

Al and Ed found that it's a eat or be eaten world out there the hard way at a very young age but realized that it's all as it should be in the great circle of life.








 
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It was fun and emotional c':
Although I quite couldn't understand the main thing the teacher wanted to teach xd
 
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