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imo she's at least 12, she's short but if you look at her actual body shape she can't be younger than 12, also she crossed the desert by herself and has indeapth knowledge of rendanshu, I think she's about 13 and al is 14/15, heck a friend of mine is 16 and shes about 4ft9 and looks about 12 XD in anime and manga its frequent for their to be characters who look ridculously young but are actually old (such as honey from ouran)
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Yeah, okay, maybe she's 13.
But I remember Al being really pissed off and going all "What did you do to that little girl!??" to Ed when Mei starts crying at how "ugly" (xD) Ed is and that he "took advantage of the naivity of a young girl". I always figured that Al thought Ed had molested hooked up with her. Or something. And that he was like "WTF, she's 12 you fuc*tard!"
I like the idea of Al going back to Xing to learn Rentanjutsu. If the Amestrian alchemy stops to work, perhaps that will contribute to the army losing some authority. And maybe then things will become more peaceful?
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I don't think Al would ever seriously consider his brother to be a molester. He just probably figured Ed had given the girl some sort of false impression of himself (I'm Ed, I'll save you 'cause I'm awesome), or done some other careless thing to offend her. As for Almei, I ship them based on their awesome potential. Their personalities are very compatible. But that doesn't mean I think they will/should hook up anytime soon. Even if Mei IS nine (though I'd guess she's more like 12) that wouldn't be that weird when she's 20 and he's 25. For the whole thing to be pedophilia, there really has to be a sexual aspect anyway, and there isn't. It's just a cute crush on Mei's side and an admiration (that could someday become something more) on Al's. Which works fine by me, they're both young. They can wait 'til they're older to rock Xing with their skills and have three adorable kids + several cats.
The episode didn't give me any strong lasting impressions, but it was decent and still better quality than the first couple of inconsistent eps. At least Greedling is finally here (though I kind of miss Ling's voice...)
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QUOTE ("Broken Chouchou")
I don't get the AlxMei shipping. I mean how old is Mei? Like nine? Ten? Maaaybe eleven?
Probably twelve or thirteen. And the shippers are mostly all about the cuteness of May's fantasies right now, they think of actual shipping five or six years down the line, when Al will make a trip to Xing and fall for the pretty heir of the Yang clan
QUOTE ("Broken Chouchou")
and that he "took advantage of the naivity of a young girl".
No, it's May who said that, not Al Al asked Ed to excuse himself because he had no trouble at all imagining Ed being a jerk to a girl. Plus I think he brought Winry in the conversation too Like if he thought his brother went both ways
'Sides, Winry ships it. As do others.
Scar is the only one who looks like "I want not part in that non-sense" Always the straight man. Except when it comes to cats and kitties. Then he becomes as silly as everyone else.
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I'm a bit late on this one, I guess. ^^ (I'm trying to get back involved in my forums - there are others where my last post was over two years ago, but I'm trying ^^)
This episode had my favorite fight scene from the manga in it, and I'm happy to see BONES did it well. I know quite a few of you guys didn't quite like it, but the way I played it out in my mind was almost exactly the way BONES animated it.
The whole thing where they "rushed" it. In my mind, it was a pretty fast-paced battle, with everything overlapping each other. A few notes I had while watching:
o Did anyone else miss the part in the manga where Father checked Ed's antenna to see if it was alright? (http://pic.sky-fire.com/AllComic/Browser.h...p;v=054&p=7 at the bottom of the page) o My thought when Father was patting Ed's body - "Anyone walking in on this would think he's molesting the poor child" o They also cut out Ed's reaction to kicking the stone instead of Father (http://pic.sky-fire.com/AllComic/Browser.h...;v=054&p=17 it's a bit small, but the panel after he kicks the stone, Ed's in the background hopping around comedically) o Father foot-tapping the cr@p out of Amestrian alchemy - I've imagined a white color instead of red, but this matches well with the theme of blood and philosopher's stone and whatnot. o Seeing Hohenheim on the mountain, I've just realized they cut out the small scene at the beginning of Ch. 46 where Hohenheim gets shot several times to save the people in the caravan and tells a woman he's a "monster". o Ed and Al have a lot of shared lines. A LOT. o My first thought when Father extracted Greed from his eye-forehead: "This music sounds like the first few measures of Super Smash Bros. Brawl's main theme" o Showing what Ling saw from his POV (including his bangs) was a good touch.
...and i have a few more notes regarding the rest of the episode, but everyone else basically mentioned them in their posts and I don't want to repeat. ^^
I like having the old Greed's voice. Yes, it helps to distinguish the internal conflict between the two, but also it helps to distinguish the two on the outside as well (someone online had noted that in the manga, the reader can tell when Ling breaks through to speak/move that his bangs move from blocking one eye to blocking the other eye, or his eyes close or something. Having his voice change would be phenomenally easier)
As for AlxMay, I also noticed it rather significant that Al left Ed to deal with Envy, Gluttony, GreeLing, and Father all on his own (well, with Scar too, but he soon followed) while he left to take May to safety. I would have thought Al would move May to an empty corner and told her to stay there and try to rest while he helped Ed, but this was an interesting break.
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New Greed is awesome. Troy Baker really should have been Greed from the start.
The voice acting in this episode is really good. I didn't like Father's English voice at first, but he really seems to do a good job in this episode. As did Vic, who I normally consider inferior to Romi Park.