i originally want to give a bad ep,but stopped due to the fact i think i 'm the one who got problems after reading the initial reviews,plus the weather at my place is really hot at that time.so i rewatch the ep first b4 i comment further.
vol9,in which this ep is included ,is one of my favourites so i know a lot of details here,compare to previous 15 episodesPlot
QUOTE (Broken Chouchou @ Jul 22 2009, 02:41 AM)
Descent episode, no major noticable flaws (or perhaps I was just tired when watching), though a few skipped scenes that would have been nice to see included. Though, a slight problem. I just can't, CAN'T, get myself into feeling bad for the characters. This show doesn't give me any emotional reactions whatsoever. I can count one or two times when I've actually felt something. That's it. Am I just hollow on the inside, or is it something else? Something like this show not feeling quite as original, or genuine, or good as one could wish? I Dunno.
yeah,that's why i feel myself to being weird/no emotion lol(but emotion is subjective,so i wont say it's the same case for others).i agree with chinchou part that there's no noticable flaws,and i dont feel that much as compared to i read the manga.hughes death does not carry much weight for me(i'm manga reader at first),but the scenes in manga give me a lot of weight,especially ed's guilt,partly bcos good art by arakawa,and ed's uncertainty on whom to trust
.Anyway it's purely IMO only,and probably again,i read a lot of times on it in manga & i 'm hoping too much.
hughes part ,i think is a bit annoying too-maybe too long?
i think gracia scenes places well,where it's a good substitution with gracia crying part.
after viewing several times,i dont feel that bad-maybe average(in some)
but the final parts are good,perhaps starting from maria ross(or maybe winry's part) arrest to havoc's.Art
there are some characters drawn not that right.for hawkeye,i think hers allright-probably no huge forehead anyway.
i think lust(on one scene-not the final scene),roy(last scene b4 preview),and ed's eyes(after he shows pointy face with roy)
i think the art is good where havoc meets his 'girlfriend',and lust there is drawn well too.
is my imagination or lust frequently appears at sunset?music
I think I summarise up too much on my previous review,but
I rewatch some parts,and i agree this fma series lacks of new music(except lior,ep1),and music that associated with characters/place.maria ross tell hughes death scene music is a bit annoying(i miss that during my first preview),but still,i think there are two fine cuesfor next eps,i hope they include new music in next one,and xerxes-i hope there's some ancient/greecian music
QUOTE (Nzm @ Jul 22 2009, 03:26 AM)
Great episode, one of the best parts of The Brotherhood so far. Very sad one and filled with emotion. The scene with Havoc walking through Central to meet Lust was a masterpiece of using music to create melancholic feeling. Also, hurray for Edwin.
I think that one is one fine cue,but i think it's used b4,at least the starting of the cue.it's used in the first starting intro of first few series.but i think this is the first time we heard the extention/variation of this cue,and it makes the scenes very exciting.i think the cello part is in sync with havoc movement(+plus great animation)
and the other one is after winry ,ed ,al left hughes place.i'm not sure whether this cue is less frequently used,or used in the early part of ep,but it's very good in my opinion,and it helps to bring emotion up.these two cues i mentioned ,used cello as the main melody,with other strings instrument as accompaniment.there's another music in bathroom scene which is good too.
Previewi think they reveal too much(for anime-only viewers)