*Episode Preview from FMA-2 official JP site: (Translation by Tombow, wthe episode title is from official sub on Funimation.com) Episode 16: "Footsteps of a Comrade-in Arms" From Barry Roy has learned some truth about the murder of Hughes. But, soon Homunculus learn that Roy is searching for the truth about Hughes's murder and Roy has met Barry. Meanwhile, Ed, Al, & Winry come to Central. Ed and Al learn about Hughes' death from Maria Ross at the Headquarters. Meantime, not knowing his death yet, Winry heads straight to Hughes' home.......
Also, FYI, preview of the next episode (episode 17) from FMA-2 official JP site (Translation by Tombow, the episode title is from official sub on Funimation.com) Episode 17: "Cold Flame" Ross is under the military custody as an suspect for the murder of Hughes, and the situation seems turning worse for her. Then, to her surprise, Barry attacks the brig where Ross is being held, and together with Ling, helps Ross escape from the military custody. The military issues an order to capture Ross, even shoot to kill if necessary. Ed and Al head for the Headquarters to find out the truth. But, even before Ed and Al find out more about the situation, Roy shows up before Ross, and shoot the flame toward Ross......
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This is my favourite episode of Brotherhood so far, with last weeks coming in close second.
I think they've finally hit the right note with the pacing and I hope it stays this way. Any faster and I'll be disappointed again. I actually thought the little changes they inserted worked overall, especially the Maria Ross part. I liked the manga version too, but the creators clearly made select choices as to what they thought would work in animated form and I think they made the right ones this episode. Maria realising what she had let slip, her horror, and Ed's gradual comprehension (the look on his face! ) made the scene all the more intense for me. The scene with Elysia and Gracia definitely tugged on my heartstrings too! More so then Hughes' death strangely enough. But maybe thats because I've seen the funeral twice now and once its hit hard the first time, its hard to do so again without the shock factor. The Elrics running past the phone booth was an ominous touch. Hearing Gracia crying was effective dramatically and got the same response from me as Ed looking up at the window in the manga and seeing Gracia crying. It was very saddening.
I was trying to pay more attention to the music then in previous episodes . It was okay, it fitted, but was nothing spectacular. I wouldn't say its a strong point in the series so far unlike it was in FMA1. They could improve on that. I missed the Ishbal flashback in the bathroom and the Ling height comparison. But I've finally, FINALLY got used to Edward's bleach blonde hair! I was so in love with his first series golden hair. Gah. Its change affected me more then it should. Lol, ridiculous.
I'm a BIG fan of the first dub and was going to wait till Brotherhood was dubbed, but I can't help myself now. Its getting good. Although they shouldn't have rushed the beginning to reach this point, in my opinion. And shouldn't have relied on the old anime/manga to fill in the blanks as they skipped ahead. A new adaption is a new adaption and should be treated as such. But even moreso for the newbies to the show. I didn't feel there was any need for such a fast, condensed version of the beginning when the manga offers so much more to include. But hey, we're here now. I can't wait for next week after seeing the preview. I want to see how they handle it cause I really love that part of the manga.