*Episode Preview from FMA-2 official JP site: (Translation by Tombow, episode title is from official sub on Funimation.com) Episode 12: "One is All, All is One" Ed and Al arrive at the town of Dublith, and reunite with their alchemy master, Izumi whom they have not seen for a long time. Izumi tells them some news about their father, Hohenheim. That night, Ed remembers about the time they met Izumi first time. That was not long after their mother's death, and to farther their skills in alchemy, Ed and Al asked Isumi to take them as her alchemy apprentices. In return, Izumi sent the Two to spend a month on an isolated and an uninhabited island and ordered them to find the answer to this riddle: "One is for All, and All is for One." ...
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Hmm, the very fact that the first theme song is called "Again" really makes me hope that we are almost to the end of the rushed material. I take it most people have noticed by now that by the time we get to the new theme song (around episode 15), we will be EXACTLY at the point where the manga and first anime diverge entirely (at the intro of the Xing characters). Since the new song is called "Hologram," hooooopefully that means we will be seeing a "mirror" adaption of the manga from that point onward!? ;D Okay, a stretch of an analysis, but I can keep my fingers crosssed, right?
I actually liked how "pathetic" Ed and Al's "sumimasens" were at the end... even if it was a repeat of what we saw with Mustang. I feel like it had more meaning here since Izumi was someone who really understood what happened to them and also had a history with them, as opposed to Mustang who had never committed the "taboo" and who they had also only just met. Plus, I thrive on angst - what else can I say?
On a funny side note, when the Fullmetal Alchemist guy did his thing this week, one of my roommates who was sitting nearby on his computer, minding his own business, was so shocked that he jumped and broke his glass he was using, LOL!!! XD *sigh* More proof the eyecatch guy has got to go... he's just so jarring and inappropriate. Huh, maybe when we switch to the new opening theme, there might be some hope? O_O Gahhh, I wish...