* 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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While I enjoyed what the first series did by tying the Marcoh bit with the Scar attack, and giving the Risembool visit a punch with the watch bit from the Rush Valley arc (which I thought was boring, and am not looking forward to seeing), this episode did a fairly good job of handling the material in a pretty seemless fashion. It's not as good as how it was handled in the first series, but it was acceptable, even impressive given they used two chapters.
A few more thoughts:
- The town Marcoh is a doctor in is so beautiful! - Alphonse was pretty quiet until towards the end when Ed was sleeping. I'd forgotten that he barely said anything in those chapters. - I want the rest of that visit by Lust! I guess it isn't entirely necessary, though. I guess the next time we see Marcoh will be... when, when he's locked up? - I'm not sure about this new Winry voice. I guess I'm just so used to the first one. It's not as though I care that much about Winry anyway, but she is still a pretty vital player to the lives of the brothers, so I'd like to be able to adjust to the new voice. - The score still pales in comparison to Oshima's. Every bit of it pales. - Is it just me, or does Armstrong seem EXTRA CREEPY in this series?
Wooh, Sheska is in the next episode! Too bad she's pretty much out of the story after all that. Somebody put some extra scenes with her in later!
Arakawa, show her again in the manga! I love Sheska and her Yumiko Readman-like personality.
Fullmetal Alchemist is over! Thank you, Hiromu Arakawa! ;_;