*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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Caught up with the manga version of this ep. Six whole chapters, hah. I was surprised to see that essentially the contents of episode 2 of Brotherhood were pilfered from this storyline. I suppose it makes sense though. It's important to set up with Elric bros' background early on in some detail. On that subject, I was always curious about that part with Ed almost attacking Bradley in his exam. Didn't remember it being in the manga.
Anyway, as usual the manga did everything better. I didn't mind Mason being left out, but I feel it should've made more of a point of Izumi's training being physical as well as mental. Missed some good moments out, but I'm starting to find it hard to care until we get to the truly original stuff. I seem to say this every episode, but; Next week?
Although I will make one nitpick; Izumi's evil-face intro was dodgy.
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QUOTE (Vagrant @ Jun 22 2009, 01:29 PM)
Missed some good moments out, but I'm starting to find it hard to care until we get to the truly original stuff. I seem to say this every episode, but; Next week?
I know this is stupid and I shouldn't care what other people think. But I hate that people judge the manga by this adaption when there are faults with the adaption not the manga.
However I have seen people who have not read the manga who don't care that there are differences in these early episodes. They just want to get to the stuff that is completely different from the first series. Thus they prefer the rushed pacing even if things are skipped.