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Episode 46: Looming Shadows - Content Discussion Thread, Warning, possible spoilers for the first 46 episodes
post Feb 27 2010, 01:26 PM
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Talk-back/content discussion for English dubbed episode on Adult Swim starts on page 4. smile.gif

Please post the discussions on the content of episode 46 here.
This thread is declared as a Spoiler zone for the content of the first 46 episodes.

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Summary: Briggs soldiers escort Winry back home, where she is surprised to find Ed and his group. Though Ed warns her to escape to another country, she refuses and says that Ed should just make sure he protects everyone. Meanwhile, Scar has recruited several Ishbalans to help in his cause, and Roy informs Olivier about Selim's true identity. Al, who had been suffering from more frequent blackouts, is ambushed and captured by Gluttony and Pride. On the day before the Promised Day, Bradley is tricked into taking a train back to Central and is caught in an explosion on the bridge. Meanwhile, Riza, Breda, and Fuery prepare for the upcoming day. Within the military, as the "chosen" generals are panicking over Bradley's possible death, Olivier sees her chance to try and take control. However, before she can do anything, she is halted by the sudden appearance of Father and Sloth. - Wikipedia

Extra Note: Please don't ask for links on where to watch this episode. Discussions on 'where to watch' belong in Where/How to Watch FMA Series 2. Don't post screencaps unless highlighting something important about the content of the episode. If it's an EdxWin screencap for example it goes in the EdxWinry Topic. If it's funny and requires captioning add it to the FMA Brotherhood Capsummaries Collection


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post Mar 1 2010, 12:15 PM
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Okay first off I'm gonna say that while the map was an annoyance to all of us not living in Japan, from what I understand it was there to warn people of areas that could get hit by a tsunami so I'm not gonna whine about it. Human life is more important than FullMetal Alchemist. Just barely mind you but still. I will say that I thought it was completely unecessary to have it flashing throughout, cause it meant your eyes were drawn to it out of pure instinct (human eyes are attracted instantly to movement) So anytime things were a bit talky, my eyes went straight to the map and away from the subs. But like I said, they weren't exactly concerned with that.

Episode wise... well it was a good episode. What stood out to me most is that they've changed Pride's voice slightly. I don't THINK I've seen anyone mention this but apologies if you have. Basically all they did was take out the distortian effect they put on Pride in his first appearance, which is incidentally the last time we saw his body talk. I'm guessing the distortian will be back for a bit during the next episode and he'll only talk like he did this week, when he's using his container to talk. That being said the voice was probably at it's best this week and actually kinda surprised me, seeings as Pride says nothing and it was actually a nice little addition.

This episode was actually full of nice little additions actually, like Winry mentioning Al was in Resembool and Ed choosing not to go meet him, it was a nice little moment. I like that the animators are clearly using the 'aged Al' model sheet now, it was a little touch that I always liked in the Manga and am glad to see here. Why they changed the reason Ed was in Winry's room is beyond me. Just in case you haven't read the Manga, he was in that room because it's the best to watch out for intruders, not so he 'could enjoy the view' which sounds like a flimsy pretext for 'I was going through your undies'. God has Ed been taking tips on romance from a certain NOT A VAMPIRE with whom he shares his name?

Greed is awesome, that is all. I agree with penguintruth, his speech on Greed is awesome and really shows alot about his character, and in reflection, probably foreshadows a lot.

I like the music they used during the scene with Grumman overseeing the troops and telling Miles (whose name I continuely have to look up) about Bradley's presence, but I kind question it's use there. It's like they put in the wrong part of the song, using the grander and less used part for a scene that... really didn't call for it.

Olivier is awesome as well, even flowers get their arse kicked by her. You know how awesome she is? She could roundhouse kick Chuck Norris, and get him pregnent.

Am I wrong to say this episode marks the first appearance of General Hakuro and Mustang's Ishbal Squadron in Brotherhood? Correct me if I'm forgetting their previous appearances but I found it amusing that they're only just appearing now.

Love the use of the ending theme here, with Grumman snapping his fan shut as the music starts, giving a cheeky grin to camera. It really worked and it's moments like that, and like last weeks ending and the added scene with Pride why I am glad the anime, for all the bashing it gets, exists. The manga was good but those moments worked in ways the manga couldn't, combining animation, music and voice acting to make a perfect moment.

Speaking of perfect moments; next week commences the beginning of the Pride battle. A battle that ranks as #1 in my top ten list of favourite moments in the series. It was this battle that made Pride my favourite character, so please, please BONES, don't ruin it for me. Though the next episode preview has left me assured. Especially with that ultra creepy music - PLEASE tell me this is Pride's theme.


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- Chiyo   Episode 46: Looming Shadows - Content Discussion Thread   Feb 27 2010, 01:26 PM
- - Vlyse   That was hard to watch because of lag and the tsun...   Feb 28 2010, 01:33 AM
- - Michiyo-   - That map of Japan during the whole episode was a...   Feb 28 2010, 01:38 AM
- - Levive   - aw, a recap? that's something new. - ahahaha...   Feb 28 2010, 01:40 AM
- - penguintruth   My initial thoughts: - Damn Keyhole. Is Japan hav...   Feb 28 2010, 01:45 AM
- - Michiyo-   Here are the screenshots: http://randomc.animeblog...   Feb 28 2010, 02:13 AM
- - Chiyo   Oh Michiyo, you always get these to us quick as a ...   Feb 28 2010, 02:27 AM
|- - penguintruth   QUOTE (Chiyo @ Feb 28 2010, 04:27 AM) - v...   Feb 28 2010, 02:50 AM
|- - Sal_san   QUOTE (penguintruth @ Feb 28 2010, 03:50 ...   Mar 5 2010, 08:52 PM
- - deet-tastic   I understand the importance of the map.. but on th...   Feb 28 2010, 02:28 AM
- - Levive   ^ that, epic win : DDD Well, they will air this e...   Feb 28 2010, 03:05 AM
- - Kale Mustang   Despite the map taking up half the screen for the ...   Feb 28 2010, 03:51 AM
- - Jen_Elric   QUOTE (penguintruth @ Feb 28 2010, 05:50 ...   Feb 28 2010, 07:43 AM
- - edxwinryfan   I hope the map of Japan isn't too annoying, I ...   Feb 28 2010, 10:37 AM
- - SneakyRuler   @edxwinryfan It was there - All of the Ed/ Wi...   Feb 28 2010, 10:45 AM
- - A Pierrot's Aria   I watched the raw earlier. It's a shame about...   Feb 28 2010, 11:15 AM
- - Broken Chouchou   I thought the map would be a lot worse. That's...   Feb 28 2010, 12:02 PM
|- - Kale Mustang   QUOTE (Broken Chouchou @ Feb 28 2010, 11...   Feb 28 2010, 12:53 PM
- - deet-tastic   Jraw.net has the episode without the map on the si...   Feb 28 2010, 01:25 PM
- - Kasumisty   @up Thank you very much! I'm worried abou...   Feb 28 2010, 02:02 PM
- - Anomia Grey   I can't believe it's been only a year sinc...   Feb 28 2010, 04:00 PM
- - A Pierrot's Aria   Looking back at it again (watched the RAW without ...   Feb 28 2010, 04:08 PM
- - wagonista   I've heard a lot of complaining about no new m...   Feb 28 2010, 04:46 PM
- - beastPlushi   I finished watching the raw earlier today. *squee*...   Feb 28 2010, 06:11 PM
- - edxwinryfan   I just watched the raw for the EdxWinry scenes Th...   Feb 28 2010, 06:19 PM
|- - beastPlushi   QUOTE (edxwinryfan @ Feb 28 2010, 08:19 P...   Feb 28 2010, 06:27 PM
- - Mr. Deathy   I can't say much about this ep as I was skimmi...   Feb 28 2010, 07:00 PM
|- - Vicious74   Grumman's face at the end = win. And agreed a...   Mar 1 2010, 04:52 PM
|- - Prisoner747   QUOTE (Vicious74 @ Mar 2 2010, 12:52 PM) ...   Mar 1 2010, 05:21 PM
|- - penguintruth   QUOTE (Prisoner747 @ Mar 1 2010, 07:21 PM...   Mar 1 2010, 10:18 PM
- - EveningAlchemist   Holy crap did that music make the EdWin scene hila...   Feb 28 2010, 07:42 PM
- - theanimalmafia   -the map of Japan was annoying, but it could'v...   Feb 28 2010, 08:22 PM
- - Vlyse   I didn't even notice the map watching it this ...   Feb 28 2010, 08:50 PM
- - Prisoner747   Good episode, lots of EdWin if that's your thi...   Feb 28 2010, 09:12 PM
- - shanryelric   love this episode!!! love the edwin sc...   Mar 1 2010, 12:09 AM
- - Broken Chouchou   Found a map-free subbed version. The episode was ...   Mar 1 2010, 10:51 AM
- - zonkiethegreat   Wow I love how they have transformed Ed and Winry...   Mar 1 2010, 10:10 PM
|- - Ant   QUOTE (zonkiethegreat @ Mar 2 2010, 12:10...   Mar 1 2010, 11:06 PM
- - deet-tastic   I can't get over how awesome the ending to thi...   Mar 1 2010, 11:19 PM
- - Kasumisty   It's been mentioned in the episode that the cu...   Mar 2 2010, 10:12 AM
- - Bag of Magic Food   Yeah, shouldn't the Promised Day be the big cl...   Mar 2 2010, 11:40 AM
|- - Ant   QUOTE (Bag of Magic Food @ Mar 2 2010, 01...   Mar 2 2010, 12:46 PM
- - Tezrath   QUOTE (Ant @ Mar 2 2010, 01:46 PM) It...   Mar 2 2010, 02:35 PM
- - Hyperthia   QUOTE (Ant @ Mar 2 2010, 11:46 AM) It...   Mar 2 2010, 02:52 PM
- - Tombow   <Program Note> As posted here. There will ...   Mar 3 2010, 01:33 AM
- - Animeoldtimer   I just saw the beginning of the Funimation sub. I ...   Mar 4 2010, 09:49 AM
- - Chiyo   Moved a couple posts to Edward & Winry thread....   Mar 4 2010, 10:05 AM
- - Dearheart   I know it's a bit late to be commenting on thi...   Mar 5 2010, 04:24 PM
- - MsLinn   Nothing new or constructive coming from me, just m...   Mar 6 2010, 05:39 AM
- - Michiyo-   Please add FMA:B English dubbed episode 46 (on CN ...   May 21 2011, 02:43 PM
- - Tombow   For those who missed this episode, it will be on a...   Sep 1 2012, 12:48 PM

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