*Episode Preview from FMA-2 official JP site: (Translation by Tombow, episode title is from official sub on Funimation.com) Episode 13: "Beasts of Dublith" Finally, Roy is assigned to Central, while Scar is back on his feet from the serious injury sustained during the fight against Homunculi, and heads for Central as well. Meantime, Al is staying at the Izumi's in Dublith, and hoping to regain his memory on "Gate of Truth." Then, Al is approached by a mysterious group who claims that they know Al's "secret." They also tell Al that they are all chimeras.....
Also, FYI, preview of the next episode (episode 14) from FMA-2 official JP site (Translation by Tombow, with tentative episode title till we see official sub on Funimation.com) Episode 14:TBA TBA..
Reminder: For those who had seen the first series of FMA anime, and/or read FMA manga, you can probably guess what's coming in spme future episodes. HOWEVER, please remember that there are some who have not seen FMA-1, nor read managa. I know many of you would like to talk about the upcoming events and storylines. If you do, please USE PROPER SPOILERS, so that those who have no idea for the future story would not be spoiled. THANK YOU!!!
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The episode really made Greed and his crew seem like, well, chumps. Edward figures out Greed's whole deal pretty quickly and Izumi comes in and immediately subdues him, like he was nothing. Like he's some scrub mini-boss.
And, of course, all those back-and-forth bits between Greed's crew and Alphonse really take away from the charm of them. Greed seems so much less stylish and cool than he was in the first series. We don't see him with women, we don't see him waltz in to meet Al for the first time (meets him on the street), he's talking at a super fast speed to cram in all the explanations necessary. Greed just isn't all that cool here. Even his carbon armor mode seems lame, especially the way it's colored.
In fact, the character designer seems to have taken a vacation. Greed looks different from both his manga counterpart and first series one, and his crew are laughably bad in terms of design. They look sort of balloonish and awkward.
You know, in the manga, this arc is supposed to be the first one where the concept of homunculi are introduced. In the first series, they did that in the Laboratory 5 arc. Greed is the first homunculi who becomes a solid character, even if it is for a short time. Lust and the others were just sort of lurking in the background, but Greed shows off. So having this all sped through is ridiculous. Imagine this series is your introduction to FMA. It's being treated like a joke.
Fullmetal Alchemist is over! Thank you, Hiromu Arakawa! ;_;