* 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.com) Episode 6: "Road of Hope" To repair Ed's broken automail, Ed and Al head for their hometown of Resembool, accompanied by Armstrong. On the way, while they rest at one of the train stations, Armstrong catches a sight of a man, someone he knew from the past. His name is Dr. Marcoh. He used to belong to the Amestris Army, where he conducted research to apply Alchemy for the Medical use. But, after the Ishval War he disappeared suddenly from the Army, and has been missing since. Ed and the company visit Marcoh's place where Ed learns of a shocking fact that during his days with the Amestris Army, Marcoh was researching the way to make the Philosopher's Stone, under the order of the Army.
NOTE: The normal airing schedule (5:00 PM ~ 5:30 PM on Sunday in Japan) will resume for this episode.
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Ranty/long post. Sorry.
The intro monologue thing about equivalent exchange is starting to bug me now. I just don't really see the point of it. It's not exactly going to summarise the show for anyone watching late or anything. Given how much was cut from the manga in this ep, I'm just finnicky about how the time is spent.
How did the art look this week to everyone? It started off looking a bit strange, but seemed to go back into being quite good. Still not certain if its as good as the first four episodes.
They missed the early military bits with some good humour. Probably necessary for time, they did manage to get all the right story in anyway. No Lust on the train though?
ALBOX'D IN THE FACE! (though I preferred the way the manga did it)
I think they missed some characterisation for Marcoh when they're talking to him. He seemed to talk more about the war and implies that the doctoring in that town is his redemption and such in the manga.
I liked a shot of Ed before Armstrong says about "just finding a man named Mauro" at the train station. He looked quite cool. Hope the capsummaries people post that 'un up.
Why did they completely skip Lust's confrontation with Marcoh? It had manga badassery and foreshadowing and awesome! I'm not sure if they can sensibly squeeze this into the next episode, so what? They'll just presume Marcoh went along with her? (again kind of hurting his characterisation)
THERE'S NO TIME FOR THE CORNY AMERICAN "Fullmetal Alchemist!" GUY AND THE STUPID TITLE CARD THINGS!
Winry looks good in her bizarrely small costume intro. I think someone said last week about how people pronounced her name Wendy, I definitely noticed that from Pinako here. Also, Winry's voice seems a little too high pitched to me. Dunno if they've changed it or what...Maybe it's just high in the context of this episode (lots of shouting and good times). Shrug.
They skipped Ed's explanation of what happened to his automail and the humour there. :\
Another familiar piece of music as Pinako talks about Ed going to the grave. I am still happy with the soundtrack to Brotherhood so far.
Hah, we all love sappy Armstrong. (but the fansubs on what I watched had Ed say "It's too hot!" when Armstrong went to embrace him. Eh?)
Winry's rant about automail was good stuff.
I know this is such a weird nitpick (I'm a physique weirdo), but Ed's body still looks a little too chiseled for his age. It's very close to the manga though. They definitely haven't given him the bulk of the last anime.
Haha. NEXT TIME ON FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: Paperwork!
Overall the episode was good, but it was ALL story. So not too entertaining for the people who've seen it all before. I'm sure it's good for new viewers though. Considerable lack of funny moments considering the chapters its based on though. I think they did try to cram too much into this one and it suffered for it. Could they not have split it halfway through the Risembool part or something?