*Episode Preview from FMA-2 official JP site: (Translation by Tombow, with episode title from official sub on Funimation.com) Episode 24: "Inside the Belly" TBF.... (currently I'm having problem opening up pages on the official JP site.. I'll fill in this one later. ^^)
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More thorough thoughts on the episode:
Now this is what I'm talking about, Bones. I didn't notice just how excellent this episode was until watching it subbed, but now I have. You keep up quality like this, and it may even end up rivaling my love for the first series.
I was on the fence about the Selim essay bit for a bit, but after some thought, have decided I like it. As somebody who follows the manga, it may seem like a bit excessive, but I took it as being a bit of a nudge and wink, and I think newcomers will appreciate it later on.
I have to admit, I'm growing attached to the new Gluttony voice. I probably still prefer the old one, but this one seems just as natural now. In fact, I think I'm starting to like Gluttony in general, whereas I always found him a little annoying beforehand. It's strange how he's both threatening and funny all at once.
The scene with General Raven and Roy's flashback to playing with Grumman (probably on a different occasion than THE chess game) was interesting, but I sort of preferred Raven just seemingly coincidentally running into him. I also have an issue with Raven's voice, I imagined hiim sounding a little less old and with a deceptively warm voice. But other than those things, the scene with him leading Roy into the conference room and Bradley coming in was a great one.
My other issue is that the actual swallowing of Ed, Ling, and Envy seemed a little plain. They could have spiced it up a bit. I know they would have done so with the first show.
I hope they keep up the great work, otherwise. I'm really looking forward to the next episode.
Fullmetal Alchemist is over! Thank you, Hiromu Arakawa! ;_;