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Talk-back/content discussion for English dubbed episode on Adult Swim starts on page 6.
Please post the discussions on the content of episode 7 here. This thread is declared as a Spoiler zone for the content of the first 7 episodes.
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*Episode Preview from FMA-2 official JP site: (Translation by Tombow, episode title and the spelling of Sheska are from official English sub on Funimation.com) Episode 7: "Hidden Truths" To find the book with Marcoh's research notes Ed and Al visit the Central National Library. But, they find out that the library's First wing where the book was had been burnt to the ground. To confirm the fact that Marcoh's book was indeed inside the first wing, Lieutenant Maria Ross takes Ed and Al to see, Sheska, a young librarian who knew that wing well. She confirms that indeed the burnt down wing was where the book was. Watching deeply disappointed Ed and Al, Sheska makes an interesting proposal to help Ed and Al....
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Have not seen the episode yet (argghhh), but your post about the opening, nekogirl L was interesting. No idea if this has any relevance, but:
"The Green Lion devouring the sun is a famous image in alchemy being depicted in many manuscripts and engravings, and can be thought of as aqua regia dissolving the solar gold and forming a solution which could readily tinge metals with gold."
"To other alchemists who worked primarily with vegetable matter and processes, rather than the mineral work, the Green Lion was an image of the green raw energy of nature, 'the green fuse which drives the flower' as Dylan Thomas elegantly expressed it in one of his poems. Here the Green Lion which devours the sun is the green pigment chlorophyll. The green leaves of the plant are formed out of the energy of sunlight. Alchemists often attempted to create living processes in their flasks and looked especially for precipitates or crystallisations which resembled leaves or plant forms. The Green Lion here could be a plant sap extract which was often the prima materia for their alchemical work."
It's not green, of course. Still, some food for thought (and I think I'm . . . aha - very happy that they're including all this). Lalalala.
ETA: Alternatively, I have no idea why the Lion isn't green. Just skimming back through the manga (I actually completely forgot it ever turned up in the manga - ahhhhh, I'm dumb) but if it symbolizes the making of the Stone, it really, really . . . should be green. There's a Red Lion in alchemical symbolism, but I don't believe it ever comes up as devouring the sun. (Not to mention, it doesn't symbolize the Stone, as far as I can tell). It may just be some oversight by the director or something (since Arakawa couldn't put the ruins into color, obviously, for various reasons). Urgh.