* 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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Here's something that took me a little while to figure out. You know when Major Armstrong calls out to Doctor Marcoh, and Marcoh turns around and goes "OSHI-"
Originally there were only 4 frames to Dr. Marcoh's animation, and each one slowly faded into the next even as the camera zoomed in smoothly. Well, it seems somebody went back and drew in-between frames for that moment. I was able to pick out as many as 14 distinct frames of animation in the Adult Swim video. They still fade into each other for that dramatic blur-motion effect, but now it's a whole lot of quick little blurs. Both animations have the same 1st frame, then the new 5th frame looks identical to the old 2nd frame, and the new 10th frame looks identical to the old 3rd frame except for a tiny sliver of shadow gone missing from under the jacket collar. But the new animation doesn't appear to end on exactly the same frame as the old one--maybe they didn't want him to turn his shoulder quite as far?
To avoid flooding the page with images, I went to the trouble of picking out every non-faded frame and compiling them all into animated gifs.
By the way, this bit of writing coming out of squeezed-Ed that was blanked out in the American version... Does it really spell "Gyaah!"?