*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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omg is there NO mason or just a lack of him??? *hasn't watched ep yet* they can't have not included him right?? He was like the main part of the whole Island thing! *looks put out* I guess its to be expected though, tbh I was hoping they would do two episodes for the Izumi stuff, one episode is predicatbly very rushed
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QUOTE (penguintruth @ Jun 21 2009, 10:37 AM)
No Mason at all. Character's cut out entirely. Sort of aggravating.
Ed and Al seem to still come to the same conclusions on the island, though.
oh man, I'm actually really upset now, thats the worst cut out part so far, everything else they cut I've been able to tolerat but that! I still havn't found a place to watch it but without Mason I can tell this episode will dissopoint me, he made the island funny!!!!!!! *sob sob sob sob sob* *looks for RAW*
Just watched the raw. Overall it was a good episode. The only weird thing was that Mason was left out, and I donít understand why. Ed and Al fought a lot with him on the island and there wasnít even a brief mention of it. Maybe the creators wanted to shorten the island flashbacks, because weíve already seen it in the 1st series. But Mason's character wasn't left out entirely, he was in the preview of ep 13.
Ed and Al were so cute as kids. And I still love the voice of Paku Romi and Kugimiya Rie. Finally we got more flashbacks of Trisha. She didnít have much appearance in ep 2.
I liked Izumiís and Sigís voice actor. They did a good job. And Izumi is awesome as always.
Now I just have to wait for the subbed version. I hope it comes out soon.
Next episode: Theyíre animating the chess scene! YAY! I really hope they donít leave out Grummanís advice to Roy to marry his granddaughter. I love that scene. Next week canít come fast enough.
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I just saw the RAW version and I have to say it was pretty good. At least it was far better than the previous episode. The quality of animation was very good and I liked the voices of Izumi and Sig (I could'nt tell do they have new VAs, however. Does somebody know?) Hmm, what else... There sure were a LOT of flashbacks in this episode and that's why the episode wasn't very solid, but it wasn't a bid deal... The lack of Mason didn't bother me, I didn't even remember he sould be in this episode before someone mentioned it... There were also a few new scenes, like Izumi transforming a spear and attacking Ed and Izumi trying to recreate her baby. And more about Trisha. There were actually very much stuff in this episode, can't help it felt a little rushed. But it was not so rushed as the last episode... and I did enjoy this episode, even if I maybe don't sound like it.
Well, next week we'll see Greed... and the check scene!
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I believe that the episode would have been perfect if they had added Mason to the island part, we had high quality animation and Izumi's flashback was really really nice. I loved when the showed Hohenheim! Its turning really great!