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Jun 22, 2009 2:34 PM

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This show is very innovative, able to mix drama with comedy and action very well. The episode was good, good character development and how they are not the only ones who have not commited the taboo! Relevant way of putting in why they commited the taboo and good explanation for Izumi's ilness. Looking forward to the next episode.
 
Jun 22, 2009 3:12 PM
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Well, it was one of my least favourite parts of the first series, and it still is. Not really appealing to me, I don't like Izumi nor the flashbacks, and I find this episode extremely mushy and mostly uninteresting. And predictable.

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Jun 22, 2009 4:55 PM

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The childhood flashback with Hohenheim was exactly what I was hoping to see, I am glad to finally get some insight into when and how Hohenheim left them.

Great episode all-around, and especially perfect background music this episode.
 
Jun 22, 2009 6:03 PM

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The childhood flashback with Hohenheim was exactly what I was hoping to see, I am glad to finally get some insight into when and how Hohenheim left them.
I agree! If I remember correctly from FMA1, they didn't have anything of the past of Hohenheim and just randomly popped him up at the end of the series. So I'm definitely appreciating how he's introduced to us so early in the series :)
 
Jun 22, 2009 10:06 PM

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Good episode. Wondering why that apeman wasn't in this one when he was supposed to.

Oh well, as long as this episode speeds up to where it shoudl go, it's all fine with me.
 
Jun 22, 2009 11:27 PM

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The pacing of the episode was great. We also get fucking Greed next week! So how far a long is the manga anyway? Just kinda curious because of the number of episodes.
 
Jun 23, 2009 12:08 AM
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it was an alright episode. glad to see new things that are noticeably different from the first FMA.

Next episode looks exciting!
 
Jun 23, 2009 1:53 AM

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finally Greed next episode :D
 
Jun 23, 2009 2:59 AM

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Omfg, Izumi coughing blood was Made Of Win.
Ahaha, but hungry!Ed seeding things was even better xDD

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Pacing was amazing. Despite the fact that it covered more than the first series, I couldn't believe a full episode had transpired.

Exactly o.o I just watched it and I'm like o___O Huh? Already?

The scene with hearts hitting Edward's head was HILARIOUS.

...and a Tear Jerker at the end Dx I feel sorry for Izumi and her husband :(
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Jun 23, 2009 3:50 AM

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This series sure is moving fast o_o ...


 
Jun 23, 2009 5:33 AM

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This series sure is moving fast o_o ...



No they are not.

Barely ~20(out of 100/110) chapters into the manga.
 
Jun 23, 2009 6:29 AM

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It was good, although they left out some parts, they kept all the important ones.
Yay for no stupid Wrath nonsense. And LOL @ the eyecatches. XD


 
Jun 23, 2009 4:07 PM

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Nicely paced episode with a lot of content. Also, there were some great scenes eg- the scene where an apple rolls down to their mother. I don't like the blood spurting scenes but they are inevitable unfortunately. Next up is greed who didn't look that great in the preview.

 
Jun 23, 2009 11:57 PM

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Hell yea, i'm starting to like this series more and more after each episode.

It's not that much different from original series but somehow i'm enjoying this a lot more

 
Jun 24, 2009 12:34 PM

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Wow, I don't know if I've ever cried that hard from anime!!! Izumi and Sig are so much better, the "truth" scenes were magical, T__T!! I'm sorry, but anyone who thinks FMA 1 is better than this is insane. They've taken FMA to another level, when no one thought that possible. Don't get me wrong, I love FMA 1, it is and always will be one of my favs. But, the emotion, humor, action, intensity, etc. is making this turn out to be one of the best series I've ever seen, and I would have never thought a remake would be so good. And, now we get to see the glorious manga-exclusive story animated, beginnig with the entrance of Greed, Woot!! Urahara Out!!
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Jun 24, 2009 7:57 PM

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I loved this ep : ) I actually cried when Izumi told them that they don't have to force themselves T__T !!
I barely remembered this from the 1st season..
The episodes go by really fast though. I dont really mind the pacing overall, as long as they don't skip over anything.
 
Jun 24, 2009 8:05 PM

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I just love this show. It has everything you need to feel in watching...and I love this ep. I was laughing since from the start and when I reached near the end, I was in teary mood. Ed and Al were so adorable when they were young. cute. ^^
 
Jun 24, 2009 8:42 PM

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Actually, I rather agree with noteDhero. I was sorta sitting in my seat, scratching my head, and wondering, "I thought we finished with the island already..?" And they didn't really do/say anything that hadn't been covered before in the episode, so to me, this was the episode's only major weakness.


I liked the ending, even though it didn't flow with the previous scene. First, I don't think the episode should in a sad moment, that is not what the episode is about. Second I like the chopping up of the flashback to help structure the episode, it's a good technique (like the pizza episode in Scrubs). And lastly, I think that the point of the flashback at the end was to show what both Izumi and the Elric brothers have forgotten, and why they should have never tried to mess with the cycle. It was made poorly, but at east it was made.

And if the animators have the balls to remove stuff from the manga and the skills to do it well like they did here, then I have complete faith that they won't screw up the animation from now on. Sure I can disagree with them on the choices they made, but overall I feel that they have both the ability and the motivation to do the series justice.
 
Jun 25, 2009 1:31 PM

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I guess I'm the only one who didn't mind Izumi's voice. This was a really good episode.
 
Jun 25, 2009 11:01 PM

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Kinda dissapointed in this ep. Missed the mysterious fighter on the island and Izumi seemed too understanding of Ed and Al's condition. I was expecting her to beat the crap out of them once she found out that they had broken taboo.

But it's all justified in the name of pacing. We're starting to tread into new territory and I'm grateful for that.


 
Jun 26, 2009 1:46 AM

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Izumi seemed too understanding of Ed and Al's condition. I was expecting her to beat the crap out of them once she found out that they had broken taboo.


Why should she beat them for the mistake she herself commited?
And of course she understood - she did the same, for similar reasons, ended up in similar situation.
 
Jun 26, 2009 2:01 AM
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Fai said:

Why should she beat them for the mistake she herself commited?
And of course she understood - she did the same, for similar reasons, ended up in similar situation.

She did in the manga, though I didn't like that scene

EDIT:Checked the manga again: I was wrong! I'm sorry Fai
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Jun 26, 2009 4:21 AM

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The part about Hoemheim was done perfectly. I love it. They seem to always to be able to deliver when it comes to that man, lol.

As for their training history on the island, and their interactions with their sensei, it seems very rushed and incoherent. They just keep jumping from scene to scene and stating facts and reactions bluntly. It feels painful.
 
Jun 26, 2009 5:52 AM
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The "explanation" of the "One is All" theme was far better here than I had expected and better than FMA1; although FMA1 did the "realization" to this fact better. A trade-off, I suppose.

However, the same that goes for Death Note, even weak points in this IP (regardless if you're referring to FMA1/2/manga) are far superior to most other shows at their strongest.
 
Jun 29, 2009 2:06 PM

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I loved seeing Izumi in this episode. The moments when she just "bleghed" and spat out blood were hilarious. Really enjoying this so far.

The island parts, I felt, were much better created then that of the first season.
 
Jul 1, 2009 2:58 PM

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Horrible. I much preferred the FMA1 adaptation of that story. Of course, still great Izumi scenes, but did not give off the same affect as FMA1 did. I'm growing tired of the random humor at serious moments.
 
Jul 2, 2009 4:29 PM
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Wow, this anime is rushed...
 
Jul 4, 2009 5:24 PM

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Good episode, they did a really great job this time around.
 
Jul 16, 2009 5:32 AM

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Finally, on its normal pacing again. Back again to its good emotional coaster. That super emotional coaster last 3 episodes were just superb. XD

Good job introducing the Master and everything in it. Really love the blood cough. xd
 
Jul 19, 2009 6:39 PM

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I'm pretty content with this episode. A lot of it was just condensed into this one ep., but there were epic Izumi scenes and there was some emotional impact this time too so yeah. It was nice. I approve. :) Looking forward to the next episode, though, of course! Mooooving on~
 
Jul 26, 2009 6:59 PM

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well they got back to they're masters place, and then... flashback! but no mention of the mask man like in the first one
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Sep 15, 2009 6:32 PM

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The drama in this version is just... the right amount to make you want to cry at some moments. Or at least it makes me, who never cries at anything, want to tear up. This is such an improvement from the first series, whose melodrama was too much to stomach.
 
Apr 30, 2010 10:48 AM

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I feel cheated, where the hell was that crazy masked man that worked at the meat shop? That was the best part of this island training in the manga.
 
May 2, 2010 8:31 AM

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I had wanted for a continuation of Huge's story but I liked this too.

Can't wait for next week!
 
May 19, 2010 5:05 AM

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Very nice. Izumi was pretty funny.
 
May 26, 2010 6:03 AM

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What's wrong with Izumi's voice? D;

It's not just her voice that sounds male, but her mentality too - sparring with the boys and all that. She is pretty manly in that way too.
 
May 26, 2010 4:21 PM

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Izumi is a tomboy in my eyes. She's a very interesting character lol.
 
Jul 5, 2010 9:15 AM

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Wow I actually learned something about life from this episode. I guess it was really nice to see what happened to the Elric brothers in the past. That training on that island really got into me. I was suprised how Edward realized all those stuffs about the universe and some stuffs, lol.

Anyways, I wasn't expecting their master to be a girl. Also wasn't expecting her to see the Truth too although I am confused since she said the truth took her organs away. How the fuck is she still living then? Must be the appendix or something, lol.

I wonder what's going to happen next. I wanna see some training again.
 
Jul 5, 2010 12:36 PM
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Truth didn't take all her organs - it just took what she needed to have a child. Unfortunately, it didn't exactly reorganize everything else inside her to compensate for this, which is why she has coughing-up-blood fits and such.
 
Oct 10, 2010 2:01 AM

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Great episode, Izumi's blood spurts were hilarious. I loved the pacing and the depth reached in a single episode. Great.
 
Oct 12, 2010 3:35 PM

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Probably my least favourite part of the 1st season, and they handled well and quickly here.
 
Dec 11, 2010 11:59 PM

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o__o Which organs is Izumi missing exactly...?
 
Dec 26, 2010 3:42 AM

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very good episode
 
Mar 21, 2011 12:27 PM

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Great story telling.
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Apr 30, 2011 7:59 AM

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I really liked this episode, really touching.
 
May 2, 2011 10:09 PM

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Izumi coughing blood scenes FTW.
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Jul 2, 2011 1:46 PM

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Concepts were changed in a good matter here. Only thing that really bugs me is the way Izumi acted about her husband's care.
 
Aug 3, 2011 1:44 AM
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Loved it! The flashback about Ed and Al's training was great, I loved how Ed realized all that while in the island. Izumi seems a nice character and her interaction with the brothers provided both comedic and emotional scenes. Great episode, once again.
 
Oct 29, 2011 2:05 AM

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Apr 30, 2012 5:11 PM

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Nice episode.
Loved the drama ending
 
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