*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..
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Oh my god, that episode was a freaking disaster. I just read the manga version of this episode up to when military types show up.
They missed characterisation between Izumi and the brothers at the start.
Cut short the stuff with Grumman. Kinda messed up that scene. Nice to see him though.
They missed that great part with all the military characters being called to Roy. With the characterisation like Hawkeye's aim being good, but in her own words "not good enough". You know, actually telling us anything about these characters seems a little important. I mean, christ, have Falman, Fuery and Breda even had lines in Brotherhood so far? Plus, animated, acted and with music, it would've been a really good scene.
I don't mind them missing the first bit with the lizard guy meeting the brothers, but his reporting back to Greed was a good setup and introduction for Greed, his lifestyle and his posse.
Scar's convo with his master just seemed better.
There was more personality for Greed's associates when waiting for Al. (though in both versions I question how Dorchet or whatever was able to smell Al coming)
I can't explain but even bits that seem word for word, like Al meeting them and 'deciding on his own' and everything just seemed better in the manga. Like somehow the comedy and dramatic beats were off in the episode.
Factory chase should've been in.
I'd forgotten about this, but I didn't get the impression Martel had stretchy limbs in the episode, but I did in the manga. Might have just been my poor observation though.
The setup with Al captured while Izumi wonders where he is and such gave the manga arc a certain stability. Whereas the episode was all over the place.
Conversation with Al , Martel and Dorchet gave the chimeras personality and a sympathetic quality. And was better exposition than Greed just droning on.
Greed's introduction, friendly, cool, recognition of the ouroboros, Greed's opinion on other homonculi (first mention of Sloth?), Greed mentioning how he knows Al's "secret" (the gossip got to him from when Al got half blown up by Scar), Greed's motivations too...Just all of that; SO MUCH BETTER in the manga. Al's attempt to escape is both cool and is further characterisation... Facial reconstruction bit was good and suitably visceral in the anime, I'll give it that. But the set up of "I'm a homonculous and I'll prove it" was waaay inferior. Greed speech about the impossible was much better. Ed dead joke and the hypnosis bit also shouldn't have been missed.
Ed's assessment being missed isn't too bad, but the Fuhrer and Armstrong are important.
No Izumi kicking thug [All hail lord Xenu]? No Sig kicking giant [All hail lord Xenu]? No comedy relating to this? No further Chimera bashing by Izumi?
Housewife line was about as intense, but didn't have the stupid pause. Liked her berating Al in the manga.
Izumi coming in first and then Ed stuff was just a really weird change. No wonder the episode seemed so disjointed.