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Episode 5: Rain Of Sorrows - Content Discussion Thread,, Warning! Possible Spoilers for the first 5 episodes!
Tombow
post May 2 2009, 02:58 PM
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Please post the discussions on the content of episode 5 here.
This thread is declared as a Spoiler zone for the content of the first 5 episodes.

* Where to watch this episode
NOTE: Please be aware that TvAnts has failed to stream last episode (episode 4.)
Streaming on KeyHole TV went as scheduled for episode 4.

NOTE: For this episode (episode 5) there will be a temporary change of air-time. Episode 5 will air Sunday, May 3 2009, 5:30 PM ~ 6:00 PM in Japan.

* For all FMA Brotherhood anime fans who do not have access to the official English subbed episodes on Fanimation.com, the transcriptions of English subbed episodes on Fanimation.com will be posted sometime later on Transcritions of official English sub thread.


* Episode Preview from FMA-2 official JP site:
(Translation by Tombow, episode title is from official English sub on Funimation, and the naming of "Destraction's Right hand" is from series-1, episode 14. )
Episode 5: "Rain of Sorrows"
A mysterious and elusive killer who hunts only the State Alchemists, and sending chilling sensation throughout Amestris, Scar. He is now spotted in East City.
By chance, Ed and Al encounter him in town. Immediately, Scar attacks Ed. Ed and Al fight back, but they are overwhelmed by his transcendent skills in martial art, coupled with his mysterious "Destruction's Right Hand"....


NOTE: The normal airing schedule (5:00 PM ~ 5:30 PM on Sunday in Japan) will resume next episode (episode 6)

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Episode Summary: (courtesy of Edamame)
Ed awakens from a nightmare where he is haunted by gruesome images of his mother and Nina. Consumed by the images in his nightmare, Ed along with Al make their way to headquarters in East City where they are greeted by Riza Hawkeye. Ed asks Riza what has become of Tucker and Nina, only to learn that Tucker was originally supposed to be put on trial and have his qualifications as a State Alchemist revoked, but was killed along with his daughter Nina. Meanwhile, in the city of Reole, it appears as though Father Cornello has once again gathered a group of loyal followers to preach his sermons to. The strange part of the matter is that Father Cornello should have died at the hands of his attackers Lust and Gluttony, yet here he is preaching to hundreds of loyal followers and proclaiming that the people of Reole should take up weapons and fight against their oppressor, the state military. Citizens who no longer believe the tainted words of Cornello turn against his new loyal followers, and a rebellion breaks out turning friend against friend. All is truly not as it seems as Father Cornello returns back to his previous attackers and transforms into an androgynous being who goes by the name of Envy. To make matters even stranger, this bizarre trio knows of Shou Tucker’s death and the identity of the Fullmetal Alchemist who they proclaim has interfered with their work and who they long to use as a human sacrifice. Just exactly who they are and what they are up to remains a mystery.


Back in East City, Colonel Mustang and his subordinates learn the identity of the State Alchemist killer- a man who goes by the alias of Scar. Outside in the pouring rain, Ed muses over the meaning of alchemy and his own inability to protect Nina, but his thoughts are cut short when he is confronted by none other than Scar who attempts to murder him. The brothers enter into battle against Scar, who utilizes alchemy to destroy half of Al´s empty shell of armor and Ed´s automail arm so he can no longer transmute and therefore perform alchemy. Defenseless and in shock, Ed awaits his death at the hands of Scar, but is saved by Colonel Mustang and his subordinates. Unfortunately, Colonel Mustang’s alchemy is useless on rainy days, so his subordinates work together in attempt to bring Scar, the man who murdered Tucker and Nina, down. Riza grazes Scar with one of her bullets, and ends up knocking off the glasses, only to discover that he has the red eyes of the Ishablan people who were slaughtered by State Alchemists in the infamous Ishbal Massacre. Scar escapes back into the sewers before he can be killed. After Scar’s escape, Al yells at his brother for being so willing to simply throw away his life and tells him that they need to value their lives and continue onward despite all obstacles. Latter, at headquarters in East City, the brothers plan their visit to their hometown of Risembool where Ed will be able to get his automail armed fixed by his childhood friend and mechanic Winry Rockbell.



Characters in this episode: (To be filled)
East City:
Scar
Edward Erlic
Alphonse Erlic
Alex Armstrong
Roy Mustang
Riza Hawkeye
Jean Havoc
Maes Hughes
Trisha (brief appearance in Ed's dream)
Thing from Ed's Human transmutation (brief appearance in Ed's dream)
Nina (brief appearance in Ed's dream & flashback)
Alexander (dog, brief appearance in Ed's dream & flashback)
Winry (briefly shown when Ed talks about Resembool)

Reole:
Lust
Envy/Cornell
Gluttony

Ishbal


Locations: (excluding review and preview scenes)
East City
Reole
Ishval (no real time action, appears as an information)


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)


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Haineko
post May 3 2009, 03:09 PM
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I can't get over how gorgeous the animation is O.o (even though there were some weird faces occasionally, but it didn't bother me that much). Some thoughts:

- Liked the addition of Al in the room when Ed wakes up. It adds a nice dynamic of having an observer witness Ed's grief.
- Missed Hughes's snarky "Are you telling me to put this corpse on trial?" line, but it wouldn't have made sense because he was investigating Scar, and I would gladly take more Hughes screentime over snark. Although Hughes will have plenty of snark later on, so I'm comforted.
- Also loved how the animators depicted how the riots in Liore started, it all tied together very nicely and made perfect sense. In the manga, it just seemed like Envy was randomly playing dress-up, but here it actually serves a purpose. Nicely done! Envy's voice was also spot-on PERFECT. Fantastic casting there. Not loving Gluttony's voice as much, I hope the whole dementia in his voice is toned down, and the cuteness aspect cranked way up.
- I was expecting that poor soldier to appear before Ed and Al, so it was really surprising to see ZOMGSCAR!! suddenly standing right there. I liked the sequence with the silence, then the clock chiming, and Al pulling Ed to safety. He's done that twice already, huh? Thank you, animators, for making Al awesome again.
- OMG THE STAIR SEQUENCE! I was going, Oh Snap! the whole time ^^
- The breaking of Al's armor and Ed's arm didn't have as much impact as the last series, IMO, but still nicely done. I also didn't like the way Ed was just laying there pitifully on the ground the whole time, even after Mustang-tachi arrived, but that's about the only thing that really bothered me this episode.
- The USELESS! scene was fantastic, as mentioned by others ^^
- As for why the military didn't just shoot Scar when he was completely surrounded, well... I agree it's a bit unrealistic but I'm assuming they didn't want to have Ed and Al get caught in the scuffle as well. They were also trying to capture Scar, not kill him, I believe, hence Riza only tried to wound him.

Overall, another great episode! Not as good as the last one, personally, but definitely the second best so far. I'm also worried about the next episode... the pacing wasn't too bad here, but I'm afraid to see what'll happen when they attempt to cram a naturally slow expository chapter together with another chapter that's stuffed with plot. At this rate, Hughes is gonna be dead by the time we hit episode 10 XDD
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- Tombow   Episode 5: Rain Of Sorrows - Content Discussion Thread,   May 2 2009, 02:58 PM
- - Kasumisty   Long time no see. I can't say much concernin...   May 3 2009, 02:04 AM
- - amestris_star   I really enjoyed it <3 And... Ishval flashback ...   May 3 2009, 02:07 AM
- - Kasumisty   QUOTE @Kasumisty: Why don't you use mms stream...   May 3 2009, 02:09 AM
- - Alzea   Ok, I somehow managed to watch this ep but only th...   May 3 2009, 02:12 AM
|- - amestris_star   QUOTE (Alzea @ May 3 2009, 11:12 AM) Ok, ...   May 3 2009, 02:13 AM
- - Anakishi   Man, the streaming went down on me right at the pa...   May 3 2009, 02:12 AM
- - penguintruth   Just some quick thoughts: - The animation seemed ...   May 3 2009, 02:13 AM
- - Haineko   It's way late for me to post a full reaction, ...   May 3 2009, 02:15 AM
|- - amestris_star   QUOTE (Haineko @ May 3 2009, 11:15 AM) I...   May 3 2009, 02:18 AM
- - Tombow   @Haineko - I just added the preview of the next ep...   May 3 2009, 05:13 AM
- - edo little kid   Hello , everyone ^o^/ I finished watched the epis...   May 3 2009, 09:11 AM
- - ShadowCat17   Good episode. I was expecting young ed to look a ...   May 3 2009, 09:24 AM
- - black~hayate   The atmosphere was wow... And the expressions on l...   May 3 2009, 09:26 AM
|- - amestris_star   QUOTE (black~hayate @ May 3 2009, 06:26 P...   May 3 2009, 09:28 AM
- - Mistress of Misery   *sigh* I had to watch it in mediocre quality with ...   May 3 2009, 10:34 AM
- - HannahBlack09   They did a fair job with this episode. It had a qu...   May 3 2009, 11:22 AM
- - Imbris   I must've watched the same stream as Mistress....   May 3 2009, 11:28 AM
- - WinterChanterelle   Oh, I really enjoyed this episode. I don't qui...   May 3 2009, 12:46 PM
- - Trakonda   Seriously, I've got a feeling that this episod...   May 3 2009, 01:13 PM
- - C. Eduardo   I thought the transformation of Envy exaggerated. ...   May 3 2009, 01:24 PM
- - Kasumisty   QUOTE (Trakonda @ May 3 2009, 10:13 PM) ....   May 3 2009, 01:27 PM
|- - Trakonda   QUOTE (Kasumisty @ May 3 2009, 11:27 PM) ...   May 3 2009, 02:37 PM
- - RoyxRizaFan   I didn't have a problem with the pacing. It is...   May 3 2009, 01:28 PM
|- - Tombow   QUOTE (RoyxRizaFan @ May 3 2009, 04:28 PM...   May 3 2009, 01:55 PM
- - edxwinryfan   I can't wait for the next episode when we get ...   May 3 2009, 01:38 PM
- - Kaosugoji   Ed getting his arm blown off by Scar was always on...   May 3 2009, 01:58 PM
- - Anakishi   Finally, I was able to watch the nightmare scene...   May 3 2009, 02:21 PM
- - Radadinator   Overall, this episode was pretty sweet. Not as goo...   May 3 2009, 02:22 PM
- - Kasumisty   No problem About Ed laying still, maybe he was i...   May 3 2009, 02:45 PM
|- - Trakonda   QUOTE (Kasumisty @ May 4 2009, 12:45 AM) ...   May 3 2009, 03:02 PM
|- - WinterChanterelle   QUOTE (Trakonda @ May 4 2009, 01:02 AM) Q...   May 3 2009, 03:17 PM
- - Sword Alchemist   Such an awesome episode. I like this Scar much bet...   May 3 2009, 05:30 PM
|- - CrystalMoonKiss   QUOTE (Sword Alchemist @ May 3 2009, 06:3...   May 3 2009, 08:01 PM
- - Hagaren_4ever   QUOTE (Sword Alchemist @ May 3 2009, 08:3...   May 3 2009, 06:09 PM
- - Anakishi   BTW, did anyone else think Ed looked a bit retarde...   May 3 2009, 06:15 PM
- - Sword Alchemist   Winry looked like such a dork in those goggles at ...   May 3 2009, 06:25 PM
- - penguintruth   More composed thoughts on the episode: As an adap...   May 3 2009, 06:40 PM
- - sidekick.kep37   @ Sword Alchemist I am so happy those fillers don...   May 3 2009, 06:48 PM
- - crazyanimefan   New episode was pretty good. Not as good as Nina, ...   May 3 2009, 07:10 PM
- - Jen_Elric   Well, I just really enjoyed this episode! The...   May 3 2009, 07:51 PM
- - Vagrant   I was a bit disappointed by this episode. I enjoye...   May 3 2009, 08:05 PM
- - Radadinator   QUOTE (Vagrant @ May 3 2009, 08:05 PM) I ...   May 3 2009, 08:38 PM
- - Tezrath   Hey, all Thought I would post my theories on a co...   May 3 2009, 09:05 PM
- - edo little kid   QUOTE (Tezrath @ May 3 2009, 09:05 PM) Od...   May 3 2009, 09:32 PM
- - penguintruth   I don't think it was weird at all that Scar tu...   May 3 2009, 09:52 PM
|- - Hagane no Baka   Well I'm slightly dissapointed with this episo...   May 4 2009, 03:46 AM
- - Becca-chan   I thought that this episode was alright...although...   May 4 2009, 05:39 AM
- - Rayray105445   The episode was not very good... I just didn't...   May 4 2009, 07:00 AM
- - Miverel   In my opinion it was the best episode fo far. Ther...   May 4 2009, 07:47 AM
- - SneakyRuler   I must admit I loved this episode unconitionally. ...   May 4 2009, 08:19 AM
- - Kale Mustang   Cool. I bought the Uso single on Saturday (didn...   May 4 2009, 09:50 AM
- - Cece   Scar owned in this episode. The nightmare scene wa...   May 4 2009, 10:48 AM
- - Kale Mustang   Oh yeah, and I loved the character cards they used...   May 4 2009, 10:53 AM
- - Tombow   <Program Note> QUOTE (edo little kid ...   May 4 2009, 11:15 AM
- - Jen_Elric   Well, I realized that I forgot to mention the homu...   May 4 2009, 01:29 PM
- - chikolu   i loved this episode because is exactly the same ...   May 4 2009, 01:44 PM
- - Miverel   And I've noticed that homunculi has oroboros s...   May 4 2009, 01:48 PM
- - Full Metal Elf   So I finally watched the episode and I loved it...   May 4 2009, 03:13 PM
- - «°~Envy™~°»   I can't wait till hughes is killed all over ag...   May 4 2009, 09:29 PM
- - fullmoon   Brilliant Episode! I loved everything! ^0^...   May 4 2009, 10:48 PM
|- - Tombow   QUOTE (fullmoon @ May 5 2009, 01:48 AM) -...   May 5 2009, 04:59 AM
|- - «°~Envy™~°»   QUOTE (fullmoon @ May 4 2009, 09:48 PM) -...   May 5 2009, 10:21 AM
- - emethystiris   Hmm...it looks like this was my favourite episode ...   May 5 2009, 11:55 AM
- - FMAobsessed   I finally watched the episode. When Scar appear...   May 5 2009, 08:10 PM
- - Goral   I didn't like this episode although it was bet...   May 5 2009, 11:30 PM
- - Radadinator   QUOTE (Goral @ May 5 2009, 11:30 PM) How ...   May 6 2009, 12:06 AM
|- - Goral   QUOTE (Radadinator @ May 6 2009, 09:06 AM...   May 6 2009, 12:11 AM
- - Radadinator   QUOTE (Goral @ May 6 2009, 12:11 AM) QUOT...   May 6 2009, 12:29 AM
- - Havanese   I didn't get a chance to post my thoughts on t...   May 6 2009, 01:07 AM
- - Tombow   I can't find the post, but to the one who post...   May 7 2009, 02:18 PM
- - Mhacy   I really love this episode. for me. this is the be...   Jun 12 2009, 03:41 AM
- - Bag of Magic Food   I'm sure we were all expecting this, but... ...   Mar 24 2010, 01:31 AM
- - deet-tastic   I really appreciate you doing all these   Mar 24 2010, 03:51 PM
- - MsLinn   Well, I've been watching the dubs now (a littl...   Apr 16 2010, 04:57 PM
|- - Bag of Magic Food   QUOTE (MsLinn @ Apr 16 2010, 05:57 PM) Bu...   Apr 16 2010, 09:04 PM
- - deet-tastic   QUOTE Also, help appreciated! What is Ed sayin...   Apr 16 2010, 06:05 PM
- - Tombow   For anyone who missed this episode, it will be on ...   Dec 15 2012, 01:06 PM
- - Tombow   For anyone who missed this episode, it will be on ...   Mar 22 2014, 07:59 PM


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