HAGANE NO RENKINJUTSUSHI
HAGANE NO RENKINJUTSUSHI
full metal alchemist
full metal alchemist
 



Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

3 Pages V   1 2 3 >  
Reply to this topicStart new topic
Episode 43: Bite Of The Ant - Content Discussion Thread, Warning, possible spoilers for the first 43 episodes
Chiyo
post Feb 6 2010, 02:34 PM
Post #1


Moderator Emeritus
******

Group: Members
Posts: 6,073
Joined: 27-January 05
From: a land called Honah Lee
Member No.: 6,466
Gender: Not Telling



Talk-back/content discussion for English dubbed episode on Adult Swim starts on page 3. smile.gif


Please post the discussions on the content of episode 43 here.
This thread is declared as a Spoiler zone for the content of the first 43 episodes.

Screenshots: see Michiyo's post.


Summary: Briggs is able to defeat the Drachman forces with ease, finally carving out the blood crest. Zampano brings Envy to Marcoh, where Marcoh reveals that it was their intention from the start to lure the homunculus out there, and Envy is easily hit and outsmarted by the multiple alkahestry traps set up by May. Out of anger, Envy transforms into his true form and begins to attack the group. After being captured by the homunculus, Marcoh destroys Envy's Philosopher's Stone and renders Envy into a tiny, parasitic creature. Scar gives it to May and tells her to return to her country. Marcoh and Scar decide to go their own way, and Al and the rest head for Liore. In Dublith, Bido, the last remaining chimera of Greed's, sees two military officers searching for Izumi. Thinking that they could lead him to Greed, he hides underneath their car. Olivier is told about Briggs victory, and is then shown, by one of the military's higher ups, the secret behind forbidding human transmutation. Meanwhile, when reaching Liore, Al and co. meets with Rosť and Hohenheim. - from Wikipedia





Yes I know this is up rather early, however some of you watch the episode live while the rest of us are still asleep...thus are the joys of this being a Global Forum
smile.gif


--------------------

Avatar & Sig by me.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
RoytheFlameAlche...
post Feb 7 2010, 01:26 AM
Post #2


Citizen
*

Group: Members
Posts: 50
Joined: 2-February 06
Member No.: 30,518
Gender: Male



Damn, they messed up the scene between Kimbley and Drachma's general, i always thought it was an awesome scene, especially when Kimbley complains about the guy being rude just because he died while speaking to him.


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
penguintruth
post Feb 7 2010, 01:33 AM
Post #3


State Alchemist (Major)
****

Group: Members
Posts: 540
Joined: 10-July 08
From: Here
Member No.: 60,921
Gender: Male



My initial thoughts:

- Isn't this a fine domestic scene?
- Oh yeah, the awesome is about to begin!
- Envy's VA sounds out of practice in this episode
- Envy's big form looks a little more natural in this episode, I think
- Marcoh's big moment is coming... it's coming!
- OH EFF, THEY BROKE IT UP FOR THE COMMERCIAL. COME ON!
- THAT WAS... all right. Not as great as it could have been, though.
- Ahahaha, little fetus Envy is kiwi DESU~
- Poor Yoki!
- They should put him in a little tank with some ferns and a little wheel
- Seriously, Akira Senju, heed my call! New. Music. Please.
- Oh, so NOW with Bido.
- OLIVIER SCENE = HAPPY PENGUINTRUTH <3 <3 <3
- Urgh, it's those STUPID white zombie (lol) soldiers. LAME.

Ehh... I guess they did all right. Maybe THE SCENE loses impact when you expect it.


--------------------

Fullmetal Alchemist is over! Thank you, Hiromu Arakawa! ;_;
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Levive
post Feb 7 2010, 01:39 AM
Post #4


Citizen
*

Group: Members
Posts: 66
Joined: 8-November 09
From: Poland
Member No.: 71,803
Gender: Female



- The Briggs' short war - good they showed it.
- I giggled at how Mei tried to teach Al Rentanjutsu and when children were "playing" with Yoki. That was awesome biggrin.gif.
- Surprised Riza is not something we see very often, do we?
- Oww, my KeyHole cracked so I missed a part of the Envy fight.
- But turning into his "true" form was cool.
- Omg, Marcoh destroying the stone - that was scary.
- Heh, on a side note - they aired the commercial of "The magical girl..." with Nana Mizuki's (Ran Fan's seiyuu) song as a theme.
- Olivier / Alex eyecatch!
- So, that's Envy's true form.
- Poor Yoki!
- Al and Mei's expressions - priceless biggrin.gif
- The part when Mei was leaving... that was heartbreaking.
- BIDO!
- So, after years, Olivier's still bullying her little brother?
- Don't tell me they will show the Homunculi-base-something-thingy?
- Well, they showed it.
- ohh, Lior!
- Hohenheim!
- So, next week is Greed's inner fight or not? That's one of my favourite moments in the manga, I hope to see it.
- It was a good episode overall.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Michiyo-
post Feb 7 2010, 02:29 AM
Post #5


Special Ops (Fullmetal Intell Specialist)
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 3,891
Joined: 8-May 09
From: Europe, Hungary
Member No.: 68,567
Gender: Female



Screenshots:
http://randomc.animeblogger.net/2010/02/07...brotherhood-43/


--------------------

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
amestris_star
post Feb 7 2010, 06:34 AM
Post #6


State Alchemist (Colonel)
****

Group: Members
Posts: 1,691
Joined: 4-April 09
From: Amestris
Member No.: 67,594
Gender: Female



The arrival of real Envy is just making me look forward for a certain chapter/event that'll happen in the near future *grins*

And the Armstrong siblings are just made of awesome biggrin.gif


--------------------


"I'm sorry... thank you..."
Credit for signature art goes to: http://www.geocities.jp/yn_cq/ for the amazing Royai artwork! And to Michiyo for the avatar coloring!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Billea_the_Turtl...
post Feb 7 2010, 09:37 AM
Post #7


Apprentice
**

Group: Members
Posts: 139
Joined: 3-October 09
From: USA
Member No.: 71,334
Gender: Female



-We didn't get to see the scene with Kimblee and that Drachma officer. Why not? huh.gif
-Ishbalan children are soo cute! <3
-Ooh... awesome fight time.
-Wait.. why did they cut off the fight for a commercial break? And it was just getting good!
-Olivier/Alex eyecatch!
-Marcoh destroying Envy's stone looked gooood.
-Awww poor Yoki. Everyone is so mean to him.
-Envy's little fetus form is cute. happy.gif
-Bye bye Mei. We'll see you soon...
-BIDO! Nice to see you again.
-Awww poor Alex. Olivier is always so mean to him. In a funny sibling love hate kind of way.
-Okay those zombie puppet soldiers are even more creepier now than they were in the manga.
-So next week is Greed's fight with himself right?

Overall, this episode was pretty good. My only complaint is that they didn't show the Kimblee and Drachma officer scene.
-And the Armstrong sibings are made of pure awesomeness.


--------------------
"Wisdom begins in wonder." ~Socrates
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Irena
post Feb 7 2010, 11:35 AM
Post #8


Apprentice
**

Group: Members
Posts: 112
Joined: 19-June 09
From: Pacific Northwest
Member No.: 69,592
Gender: Female



- The conversation between Kimblee and that other guy would have been nice, but eh, wasn't that important.
- Okay seriously, who trusts Yoki enough to let him babysit? :|
- Hey, Scar looks a little less constipated! That's progress.
- lol @ the giant fist XD
- Envy seems less CG-ified this time around. Looks better x]
- Ooh, that weird baby thing grabbing Marcoh's coat was a nice touch.
- Ha, I never imagined Envy having such a squeaky voice.
- Awww May ;o;
- I'm sure Olivier loves her brother. She just has a funny way of showing it.

I this this is one of the better episodes we've had in a while. And it looks like we get Greedling and Ed next week.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
mellulah
post Feb 7 2010, 01:32 PM
Post #9


Apprentice
**

Group: Members
Posts: 150
Joined: 20-January 09
From: A small cave in England
Member No.: 65,956



If there is anything for me to comment on from this episode it's about Envys lil' form. I mean that voice is adorable and then when he was rolling on his back I couldn't help but 'dawww'. He's supposed to be evil! Not cute! I want a mini Envy as a pet..


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
deet-tastic
post Feb 7 2010, 02:47 PM
Post #10


Alchemists
***

Group: Members
Posts: 454
Joined: 5-February 10
Member No.: 72,768
Gender: Female



Aw man. They left out my favorite part!!
When Al tells Yoki they were "never friends" and Mei yells "Oh Al you're so cool!"

*pouts*

Anyways, animation on Envy was alot..smoother this time. Less CGI looking. And I loved when Marcoh took him down. The animation was brilliant. biggrin.gif


--------------------

Mai videos. Let me show you dem.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTd1TbpGO4w

I WANT TO RIDE AN ENVYOSAURUS!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Claudius
post Feb 7 2010, 03:08 PM
Post #11


Apprentice
**

Group: Members
Posts: 218
Joined: 14-November 06
Member No.: 42,805



Looks like Envy's karma decided to reciprocate...

Do you think the reason they excised the Ran Fan vs. Envy fight was because they wanted to sustain Envy's dignity until this moment...thus making it all the more shattering and impressive?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Vicious74
post Feb 7 2010, 04:32 PM
Post #12


Citizen
*

Group: Members
Posts: 56
Joined: 27-September 09
From: Underneath Central
Member No.: 71,248
Gender: Male



Embryo Envy's voice is the cutest thing ever.

QUOTE (Claudius @ Feb 7 2010, 10:08 PM) *
Looks like Envy's karma decided to reciprocate...

Do you think the reason they excised the Ran Fan vs. Envy fight was because they wanted to sustain Envy's dignity until this moment...thus making it all the more shattering and impressive?


The Ran Fan vs Envy fight was no blow to Envy's dignity or credibility as a fighter, since he was holding back then, not using his true form which would have likely been too much for her to handle.

I do wish they had excised THIS pointless and rushed fight though, so the future trashing of Envy by Mustang would look more shattering and impressive.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
EveningAlchemist
post Feb 7 2010, 05:16 PM
Post #13


Apprentice
**

Group: Members
Posts: 103
Joined: 22-September 09
From: Canada
Member No.: 71,198
Gender: Female



Ahem (must clear thoughts of manga chapter 104 from my head)

Whee! It was actually kinda funny watching Envy get thrown around like that. It's not very often you get to hear a homunculus scream in surprise (and get launched many feet into the air). But then when he transformed I became scared of him again... He even scared me as he was defeated. Envy is now officially the grossest thing in FMAB. His wormy form is kinda cute though... tongue.gif Its voice is perfectly hilarious.

Man, if I was Mei I would so not want to leave all those awesome people, with only a strange creature in a jar for company either! Of course it would also suck to be a strange lizard creature who wanders around having flashbacks of his dear friend dying.

I'm still deciding whether or not I'd like Olivier Armstrong as a big sister...
And the creepiness of Amestris' army continues... I will not be sleeping well tonight! Or all week until Ed gets better


--------------------

If you have attempted Alchemy by clapping your hands or by drawing an
array, copy and paste this in your signature.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
penguintruth
post Feb 7 2010, 06:36 PM
Post #14


State Alchemist (Major)
****

Group: Members
Posts: 540
Joined: 10-July 08
From: Here
Member No.: 60,921
Gender: Male



QUOTE (Vicious74 @ Feb 7 2010, 06:32 PM) *
I do wish they had excised THIS pointless and rushed fight though, so the future trashing of Envy by Mustang would look more shattering and impressive.


I have a much different view.

I think this was the important fight with Envy, and the Roy battle was unncessary afterthought to the Hughes thread, and Envy was better defeated by Marcoh. It meant more than Marcoh defeat him, not for a stupid reason like revenge, but because it showed that the seemingly weak Marcoh had inner strength, and stood up for himself finally against an enemy who belittled humans. Envy's suicide should have been after this.

I thought the battle with Roy and Envy later was awful, predictable and only served to feed the bloodlust of the readers. Not to mention that getting revenge on the trigger man, rather than the one who ordered the hit is just stupid, even from a revenge point of view. Other than the Rush Valley arc, it's my least favorite part of the manga.


--------------------

Fullmetal Alchemist is over! Thank you, Hiromu Arakawa! ;_;
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Broken Chouchou
post Feb 8 2010, 02:30 AM
Post #15


State Alchemist (Lt. Colonel)
****

Group: Members
Posts: 802
Joined: 21-January 08
From: The cold, icy north
Member No.: 55,758
Gender: Male



It was a pretty good episode, major complaints is about the music. Like, at this point, it almost feels like it's too late to introduce new music... which, honestly, I doubt they even will.

The Envy battle wasn't anything special, although it was satisfying enough, I guess, considering I never quite understood why people thought it was so awesome in the manga to begin with.
Sure, we get so see Marcoh act up and show he's got some will, and yeah, it's cool seeing Envy get devolved to his true form. But it never really hit me emotioanally. But even so, the manga did it slightly better in that aspect; Marcoh just seemed more regret- and pitiful there, through the story, and we had seen a bit more of him.

Anyway, the only thing that bugged me about the fight itself was the fact that there was no blood. Envy gets completely and brutally assaulted, and there's not a single drop of it. It's all just way too clean, for my tastes. I'm sure there was blood in the manga. Even when Scar does his "I-destroy-you-now!!"- alchemy there's no blood here (from what we get to see, granted, they cinematically zoomed out quite a bit).

Also, Envy's voice was a little off here and there , I must say. I don't think his VA made it sound painful enough x] And don't get me started on the fetus/worm/larvae thingy; that voice was too comical for me. Buuut not a big deal...

Oh no, Mei Chan is leaving, how TRAGIC. Really. I was barely sarcastic. It felt a bit sad. Probably the music's fault. But I felt her leaving was a bit unneccessary in the manga, and I also remember thinking that it felt a bit unlikely. On second thought though, maybe it isn't. First I just thought she was too easily convinced by other people telling her what to do. But she is a kid after all, and when all the adults go "Mei, you should go home", it's not really weird that she listens to them, I guess.

What IS unlikely though is how the heck Al & co made it to Liore in the blink of an eye. Amestris must be much smaller in reality than it looks on the map.

Next time we get to see Winry naked father reconcile with son, and also some badass homunculus action, if I am not mistaken. Oh, and Ed will be back. I haven't really missed him, to be honest.


--------------------

Sig and ava by Forsaken Love :3

Bye bye, Edward Elric :(
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

3 Pages V   1 2 3 >
Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 

Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 1st July 2016 - 06:50 AM



Copyright ©2003-2004 PhoenixNetworks, LLC. All rights reserved.
Copyright Notice. Privacy policy. Acceptable Use Policy. Terms of Service.
Page Generation Time: 0.0655 seconds.
Currently Selected Stylesheet: css/default.css