But before the spoilers, a little story. I went to an anime store today that I'd heard about but never been to. I walked in, and of course the shop propietors are watching anime in the back of the store. I was like "Hey, that voice sounds familiar..." and then I heard "Nii-san!" They were watching FMA fansubs!!! If I was the sort to squeal, I would have squealed then. But instead I just said "Ooh you're watching Fullmetal Alchemist! It's my favorite show!" Then I watched a little bit of it. It was episode 3 iirc. I made some other people in the store go check it out, because I want everyone to see it :)
*DIES* from teh cuteness. I don't know if I've ever seen a cuter episode. So much young Ed and Al! And they are SO CUTE! It's so funny how Al was taller than Ed even at that age.
I am not fluent in Japanese by any means, but if I'm not mistaken (and there's always that chance) the concept presented was that everything is connected. Which I think is why Ed found his courage after watching the ants destroy the big bug, and makes sense within the discipline of alchemy. I could go on and on about this topic, but really what I wanted to say is that this is actually a favorite concept of mine, so it's cool to see it presented in the show.
I am starting to suffer from Scar withdrawal, but the young Ed and Al cuteness was worth it. And we got to see the kid from the OP. I can't wait to find out who/what he is next week!!
In other news, I force-fed a friend of mine eps 1-7 last night. I wasn't sure how she'd react, because, you know, some people can't take that level of tragedy. At the end of ep 7, I asked her what she thought. She said "That was beautiful!" and now she can't stop talking about alchemy :D