^Agree! The helicopter shot, as you called it, of Pride was gorgeous
!! Don't know why, but I thought it was!
The close-up on Kimblee's mouth when he showed his PS was really nice too!
(Rant about Al's hands moved too Character Design. *is afraid the mods will come after me*)
I love when Kimblee throws up rocks to hear where Al is! It's so smart! Gosh! (He should look a bit more dirty, though, IMO.)
I don't mind the gore-censoring, though. Just look at the last panel!
Ugh! I'm quite happy I didn't have to see that animated.
I thought the OP-insert was nice. The melody was maybe a bit too cheerfull, but it made me not see that the fight had a lot of Dynamic Stillframes. I felt really sorry for Ed, as he doesn't like this kind of thing. He's just a kid and has a vulnerable heart. He still value souls very high. Nice to see he pulled through and didn't freak or mope out.
The cheerfullness did NOT on the other hand feel out of place when they switched to the Armstrong's fight!! Then it was Crowning Music of Awesome!!(Haha, lol. When May kicks the first doll, there's a questionmark!)
I just realised the title for the episode (and chapter) is beautiful <3 Combined strength
. The whole episode was just about that. Teamwork. Lovely
(I have disappionted myself.
Epic fail. I mixed up the first anime, where A. Armstrong is in the north, I think, and betrays the military/don't follow order, with the manga. I have been sitting here, waiting for it to happen, because I've only read these last 30 chapters once, and seen the first anime once, both a year ago so my memory was blurry. But still, how could I? ;_;)