Joined: 17-September 05
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Talk-back/content discussion for English dubbed episode on Adult Swim starts on page 5.
Please post the discussions on the content of episode 30 here. This thread is declared as a Spoiler zone for the content of the first 30 episodes.
REMINDER to U.S. fans in the area with Daylight saving Time, and following the streaming of the show as it airs in Japan: 1. Don't forget about changing time tonight/this morning... setting it back one hour. 2. BUT, they don't change time in Japan, and hence, after we change back our time from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time, the show in Japan would start ONE HOUR EARLIER from now on. ^^
I'll be back later and fill out the rest of the first post. ^^
Joined: 11-July 09
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Perhaps it was the tremendous expectations I had for this episode, but I was greatly disappointed by this episode. A brief list of all the important things left out. - Roy and Riza's meeting in Ishval - Dr. Knox's brief conversation with Dr. Marcoh - Basque Grand killing his corrupt commanding officer - The soldiers under Roy's commando who latter return to help in his coup - Armstrongs emotional breakdown - Kimbley killing his superior officers - The rumors surrounding the Rockbells - The induction of Roy's subordinates - And perhaps the most important one of all, Riza asking Roy to destroy her back as well as the explaination for her tattoo (feel free to remind me of any I miss)
All in all I'd say this was my least favorite episode so far (recap episode notwithstanding). It wasn't just my own hype but the poor way in which the material was handled. The series has done a relatively good job at condensing chapters in the manga to fit into a single animated episode but here is case where it simply couldn't and shouldn't have been done. What we have here are what are arguably the 5 best and most important chapters in the series. It's simply a shame to see the source material receive such a poor adaptation, hopefully this isn't repeated.