*Episode Preview from FMA-2 official JP site: (The episode title is from official sub, the preview part is translation by Tombow) Episode 1: "Fulmetal Alchemist" Issac MacDougal is an ex-State Alchemist called "Freezing Alchemist (Note: naming according to the official English sub)" who has turned against Führer and the government after the Ishival War. Now, he is turned up in Central city. Following the order by the Führer to catch Issac, "Flame Alchemist" Roy Mustang, and an Alchemist with automail leg and arm, "Fullmetal Alchemis" Edward Elric and his brother Alphonse Elric search the Central city for Issac. He seems to be planning something big and engaging in activities unnoticed by the government. What is he planning?
Episode Summary: (Courtesy of Edamame) Introduction: In the desire to resurrect their dead mother, brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric commit the greatest taboo of alchemy: Human transmutation. Tragically, a rebound occurs that causes Edward to lose his right arm, and his younger brother Alphonse to lose his entire body as a result of “equivalent exchange”. Edward sacrifices his left leg in exchange for the soul of his younger brother, which he binds to a suite of armor. Equipped with automail, full-steel prosthetics, Edward and Alphonse being their perilous journey to find the legendary Philosopher’s stone and ultimately reclaim what they lost.
Lieutenant Colonel Roy Mustang and young state alchemist Edward Elric are entrusted by Führer King Bradley to capture the rogue alchemist Isaac MacDougall who goes under the alias of the Ice Alchemist. Both Ed and Al hunt down and confront Isaac, who is astounded by Ed´s ability to transmute without the use of a transmutation circle. Isaac is captured for the time being, but promptly escapes by utilizing his alchemy. During a briefing session, Mustang tells Ed that Isaac was originally a former state alchemist who had participated in the Ishbal Massacre, but latter relinquished his title and joined in anti-establishment movements against the government. After the briefing, the Elric brothers are introduced to Lieutenant Hughes and his family. While the brothers enjoy dinner with the Hughes family, Isaac attempts to join forces with the Crimson Alchemist, Zolf Kimbley. Isaac expresses his anger at the Führer for his actions during Ishbal, and tells Kimbley about his desire to overthrow him, which he considers a noble action. After hearing about Isaac’s break into the Central prison, Mustang confronts his old “comrade” and a great battle unfolds. Ed and Al are soon filled with a new desire to capture Isaac after they see him performing simultaneous transmutations throughout the city, which Isaac plans to use to bring down Central Headquarters; both brothers believe that he posses the legendary Philosopher’s stone. While fighting against the brothers, Isaac becomes aware of the fact that they have committed the taboo of human transmutation. Although the brothers are able to hurt Isaac, Edward is wounded in the process. Isaac runs away from the brothers only to meet face to face with the Führer, and ultimately die by his hand. As all this happens, trouble appears to be brewing in the city of Reole. Just who is the woman on the phone, and how does she know about Isaac and the Philosopher’s stone….
Characters in this episode: Issac MacDougal: Freezing Alchemist (killed in this episode) Edward Erlic Alphonse Elric King Bradly Roy Mustang Riza Hawkeye Alex Armstrong Zolf Kimbley Maes Hughes Gracia Hughes Alicia Hughes Father Lust Gluttony
Sound Track info for this episode that's known to us so far: (To be filled)
FMA manga reference: To the readers of FMA manga (To be filled)