Joined: 5-December 04
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I didn't like Envy's voice but perhaps the voice actress needs to fit into her role still. Lets give her a chance. Personally I didn't really like Ed's voice at first either but as the series progressed I now think Vic is doing a perfect job. Sure it is different than Paku Romi's performance but Vic still seems to get the essence of Ed's character. Not to mention he doesn't sound as old as he did in the early episodes. his voice has a softer quality to it which really works.
I did like Armstrong's voice but I am not surprised, Chris Sabat was a good choice for the role. And Scar continues to impress. Al's voice is cute but he needs to work on his emotions.
I did enjoy the episode though I think I liked how this storyline was presented in the manga slightly more.
Joined: 5-February 05
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i dont really like Envys voice. i thought he would sound like a cocky boy. or a cocky teenage pretty boy. it seemed pretty short......i knew they shouldnt have changed alchemist time slot. now since its on eariler they'll probably edit out alot of stuff they wouldnt have edited out if it had stayed at the midnight time slot. oh.....and the next episode looks great. Ed V.S Scar. damn......i wished they couldve showed the full new ending theme. guess we'll have to wait when these episodes hit DVD. which will probably be in the summer. seeing how episodes 5-8 i think are going to DVD in another month.
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Joined: 5-December 04
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.i knew they shouldnt have changed alchemist time slot. now since its on eariler they'll probably edit out alot of stuff they wouldnt have edited out if it had stayed at the midnight time slot
This is not true. The halfhour time slot does not make a difference. 11:30 PM is still considered the Adult Swim block (it starts at 11) so the edits would be the same even if it was on at 12. I for one am happy that the show comes on earlier, it is a half-hour less that I have to wait.
when i first heard envy i was like wtf? i've read the manga and read about him and all, and i was sure he was supposed to be male. i haven't seen the sub yet, so i can't compare.
something that i'm nitpicky about for all anime is the difference between manga and anime, in terms of plot and sequence of events. so, having read the manga story first, i was a little bit put out that they switch around the dr marcoh and scar story.
Joined: 7-February 05
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I wasn't really digging Envy's voice either but as long as they don't try to pass him off as a flat-chested girl in the series, it's ok I guess. Like Stacys Slave mentioned earlier, I too thought they would at least go for the "cocky teenager" voice cause that would suit him very well. I love Piccolo's voice from DBZ but hearing it on Armstrong was alittle weird. Armstrong still owns though.
Oh well, at least the story is starting to pick up and some of the better episodes will start airing.
I don't care too much about the editing of the Scar/Gran thing itself but more about what that means for the future scenes in the anime because I wouldn't even consider that scene bad compared to the ones that's coming up in the series.
Joined: 21-December 04
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I am a huge dub fan. Any sub bothers me and I refuse to watch them (no matter how "great" the originals were), so I tend to see the dubs for face value since I dont have the original VA's to compare them with. A basic overview, pretty much every character has a fitting voice. I personally liked Ed's and Al's voice from the beginning of the dub and every new episode makes me appreciate it more.
As for this episode, Gluttony I feel has a decently fitting voice (contrary to popular belief). Now for the new characters. Envys voice I really dont like, but its acceptable. Hopefully as it was said the actor will be better as time goes on. Armstrong sounds a tad too stern (possibly not the right word there). I am hoping if he has any more light-hearted moments in the series it'll be well done. Thats about all for the actors. Time will tell, I suppose.
As for the episode itself, I loved it! Just like every new episode lately and next weeks looks amazing as well. Scar is getting to be such a cool character (not like he wasnt before) and I cant wait to see what happens next!
Joined: 13-February 05
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Meh. It was not too bad though it went way too fast for me. One second Hughes was talking to Roy the next the ending theme started playing. Envy's voice was just plain weird as well. He sounds too... feminine And Armstrong's voice was a bit surprising. Reminded me of Piccolo.
I'm beginning to find Scar an ok character in the series as well and he will probably get better and better through the series.
Joined: 26-January 05
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I really liked this episode! I think i'm getting to like Scar better now, whereas before I was all pissed at him for killing Nina (so sad!). Envy's voice was . . .strange, he sounds to much like a girl.
I'm glad they changed the Ending theme. I heard somewhere that it was going to stay the same during thw whole series. But why the heck was Ed's hair green???
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I should not be talking, considering that I never saw the dub version, but Envy's voice was always girlish, not the high pitch girly girl, but like....ya. Besides didn't he say that he wasn't sure of his real identidy so he stuck w/ the form he is in now ... although some things happen later on. So they did change the ending. Great...if it's the second ending...it would be a lot better if they had showed the whole thing. *nodd* Man i wish i knew how to do the spoiler tag thingies.
Joined: 22-January 05
From: Valapraiso, IN, USA
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I would say something about Envy's voice but it took me about 27 episodes to figure out that, wait a minute, Envy doesn't have boobs, so, really, I couldn't care less about his English voice.
I did, however, despise the edit on Gran's death. I hate such censorship. :|
Overall, though, I was pleased with the episode. I find it weird that Hughes' voice goes up like 2 or 3 octaves whenever he talks about his daughter, though. I don't think the Japanese voice did that...
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