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Jul 4, 2009 3:50 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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great start.
don't know how Alphonse was able to turn on the radio after he fixed it though, it was disconnected.
 
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Jul 17, 2009 1:07 PM
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Already starting to like this series hope it keeps going good.
 
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Aug 22, 2009 7:35 AM

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Watching this under a friend's reccommendation. I like it so far, something different to the usual stuff i watch.

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Oct 24, 2009 2:29 PM

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I really, really loved this episode.
 
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Dec 4, 2009 1:21 PM

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5, it was great...
 
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Jan 11, 2010 1:57 PM

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Pretty good, although the sub voice for Edward is pretty unbearable.
 
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Mar 13, 2010 5:31 AM

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SpudUK said:
Pretty good, although the sub voice for Edward is pretty unbearable.


Excuse me what???
 
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Mar 25, 2010 8:52 AM
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no sir, it did not disappoint.. hahah
 
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Mar 26, 2010 8:59 AM
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i found that there are no disappointments in this seris for what I have saw so far :D
~Leeah Murphy~
 
Mar 27, 2010 1:15 PM

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One of the best anime of all time , starts off wit one of the best opening episodes of all time :)
 
Mar 29, 2010 9:44 AM

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Sir_Lexa said:
SpudUK said:
Pretty good, although the sub voice for Edward is pretty unbearable.


Excuse me what???


The VA just didn't do the voice to suit the look of the character. I got used to it in the end, but I stand by my comment that Edward's voice could have been better.
 
Mar 29, 2010 10:42 PM
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All my favorite animes include tea time. No tea time here thus far. Just a bar scene.
 
Apr 1, 2010 8:19 AM
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i like them but i also am not a picky person when it comes to stuff like that....
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Jun 6, 2010 3:28 PM

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Decent first ep.
 
Jun 13, 2010 6:33 AM

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It was decent and it has an interesting plot
 
Jun 23, 2010 7:38 PM

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Not a bad first episode. The animation was pretty good and I'm interested in the plot enough to continue on.
 
Nov 18, 2010 10:00 PM

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Very nice.
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Nov 22, 2010 4:34 PM

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Nothing spectacular so far, but pretty easy to follow. Since its rated so highly ill keep watching.
 
Mar 17, 2011 4:42 PM

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Pretty good first episode. It did a great job setting up the Elrics and the premise of Alchemy, which is all it really had to do.
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May 23, 2011 1:19 PM

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enkil said:
great start.
don't know how Alphonse was able to turn on the radio after he fixed it though, it was disconnected.

he turned it into a wireless, lol

this is one of those animes that u HAVE to watch if ur an anime fan, and it seems like a great start so far


 
Mar 30, 2012 9:05 AM

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Very different from the Brotherhood anime, which I've watched some of, but it's going very good so far. Can't wait to watch more. :D
 
Apr 7, 2012 10:36 PM

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SpudUK said:
Sir_Lexa said:
SpudUK said:
Pretty good, although the sub voice for Edward is pretty unbearable.


Excuse me what???


The VA just didn't do the voice to suit the look of the character. I got used to it in the end, but I stand by my comment that Edward's voice could have been better.


I found it unbearable as well. But thats most likely just because i watched the dub countless times.
 
Sep 3, 2012 2:40 PM

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Great start of this Anime, was a time ago that I watched an Anime that was able to keep my attention for the whole episode! So yea great start interesting story and I wonder how it will progress!
 
Sep 17, 2012 7:51 PM

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awesome anime :D

watch this since i heard good things in the series, plus Brotherhood looks godly!!!!!

Romi Paku as Edward is soo awesome!!!

Rie Kugimiya as Alphonse sounds way different from her known tsundere roles.

then again this shows was aired in 2003, so im guessing she was rising at the the time :)

love how this is full of science and the law of nature!

i expect great things from this show :)
 
Oct 14, 2012 11:39 PM

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nice start (:
had some good action in it as well :D
 
Dec 29, 2012 12:33 PM

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this was pretty cool! Edward the Full"Metal" alchemist for real LOL!
 
Feb 10, 2013 3:42 AM
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i rly hope it gets better, cause i pretty much disliked the 1st ep :|
 
Mar 14, 2013 9:03 AM

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ahmadkat said:
for me first ep was ok..
i think soul eater, fairy tail, and death note are much better.. but its only one ep i saw, so hopefully it gets better from here..
lol
 
Aug 16, 2013 1:15 AM

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I started this years and years ago, but never got around past many episodes so imma start over, lol. I feel like I'm behind everyone since this series was out way back ;A;

But oh whales~ C:
I love FMA <3

Roze is still super annoying at the beginning xD
 
Sep 1, 2013 3:09 PM

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Totally not how I expect it!
It's pretty awesome <3

SteampunkDalek said:
ahmadkat said:
for me first ep was ok..
i think soul eater, fairy tail, and death note are much better.. but its only one ep i saw, so hopefully it gets better from here..
lol


Exactly xD lol
 
Dec 25, 2013 3:01 PM

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for a first episode this show made a awesome start i did not know much about the anime what it would be and heard allot about it to but as it seems now i am almost sure i will love it.

i have heard allot about the anime and many people said to skip this cause brotherhood would be the same story and was better cause it would be closer to the manga i don't know if its true never seen any of the shows but i just felt it was better to start here cause probably the aspect are different and heard the ending was different and the airing dates are most of time safest to follow.
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I really liked brotherhood! so I might as well watch this one too!
 
Mar 24, 2014 2:20 PM

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Another one I watched half of years ago online and never finished that I have decided to go back to and try to finish! Very good start indeed!
 
May 7, 2014 5:09 AM

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v different to brotherhood
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Aug 24, 2014 6:04 PM

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Nice starting, him losing his leg really startled me. How can Al be so cute even though he's pure metal? Roze open thine eyes.
 
Sep 18, 2014 11:50 PM

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And here we go!! Another go at the best anime!
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I conclude that this theme is in fact good!
 
Dec 25, 2014 4:31 AM
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Ahhh, Fullmetal Alchemist~ I have known this Anime and Brotherhood since forever, too. Both of them aired time to time on our local TV stations. I watched some episodes of them, but that's about it. Now, finally, I am going to watch this properly. After this is Brotherhood, of course :3
Anyway, good start. I like the song, too. Merry Christmas to everyone ^^
 
Jan 16, 2015 4:53 AM

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Good first episode, looks promising so far.
 
Jan 25, 2015 5:20 AM

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So amazing. Not as dark as in the manga, but I still got goosebumps at the last scene. Wow. <3
 
Jan 30, 2015 12:23 PM

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I liked this episode, but I would say it would be better if we were introduced to the story a bit more. On the other hand, it might come later as some flashback so if this happens I don´t care.
 
 
Apr 8, 2015 7:30 AM

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Had to dust off my old DVDs and watch this again, it's been at least 5 years now. I usually watch in Japanese, but I can't watch this without Vic's voice. I'm already noticing reasons why I prefer this to Brotherhood. Looking forward to rewatching this from a whole new perspective.
 
Apr 22, 2015 10:42 AM

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Wow. So that was a great first episode :)
It really drew me in and I love the science behind it all
I will definitely be continuing this :D
 
May 6, 2015 10:05 PM

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At around 2 minutes in, when Ed lost his arm and leg, it showed him to have lost his left arm, then he looked at the grotesque figure in the circle, and when it switched to him again, he had his left arm back. It was his right arm that he lost, but that scene showed his left arm gone at first.

But anyways

I can't wait to watch more of this! I know I'm gonna love it. I've never actually watched the whole series from start to finish, but now I am. I like how Ed thinks, and I like all the science behind what they do. It's interesting and really neat ^_^
 
May 13, 2015 7:03 PM

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So do they have some sort of spiritual faith or not? They draw magic circles.

If this is set in 1914 wouldn't World War I be starting around now? Is that what the reference to the military is about? Will watch some more but will be a bit puzzled if not.
 
Jul 25, 2015 2:52 PM

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I've heard a lot about this series, and the first episode did not disappoint. So, Al lost his whole body and Edward lost an arm and a leg in order to account for the mass used to resurrect their mother? And what about the "mother" that appeared? That was weird!

I'd love to know more about what happened to their mom (both the real one and the thing they ressurected/transmuted) and how Edward came to possess a suit of armor. In the meantime, I'm eager to continue on with the current story arc! -- 4/5
 
Aug 19, 2015 6:45 PM
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Hmm.

I'd give this a 3/5.

So far nothing huge stands out.

I wonder exactly why you cannot bring a person back to life, it seems you can bring other animals back though, or are they under control of the alchemist somehow?

Even if you did bring someone back with alchemy, wouldn't their memories be completely gone?
 
Oct 7, 2015 7:13 AM

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Start anything but quiet, narratively strike me years later again the OST, the action and the good work chart, drawings and animations are dicrete, even the sets are beautiful albeit dated. Instead, what I did not like the narrative passages, it is the extreme speed and strong comedy shown immediately after the disastrous events at the beginning of episode; too strident. Maybe a little faster the pace of events, but nothing is left to chance. Adequate characterization of the protagonists, but not as impressive originality.
 
Nov 3, 2015 11:43 AM

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Good first episode I liked it I've seen bits and pieces here and there on Cartoon Network in the past, excited to watch it all the way through
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Nov 18, 2015 8:04 AM

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Great first episode, have a feeling I'm going to like this series.
 
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