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08 April 2009 @ 04:28 am

I don't know how accurate this is, but Wikipedia has a listing of the Episode titles of Brotherhood up to ep. 5:


So, it looks like our episode break down is this:

2. Backstory
3. Lior
4. Nina
5. Introduction of Scar

So meaning if they intend to follow the manga, then we've got the Resembool, 3rd laboratory, (possible Al angst arc) Hughes, and Rush Valley arcs before we even GET to Greed.

...I dunno, I was kinda hoping that'd we'd screw that and jump right into Greed so we can get to Xing and stuff, but whatever. As long as they're planning on getting to it SOMETIME, I'm happy, I guess.
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the hammer is my penis.: pic#87493072replica on April 8th, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
firstanime!Ed is fifteen in the first two episodes with Lior; he's twelve while Al is telling Rose their story in all those "flashback" episodes, so he goes 'back' to being fifteen when they get back to present time and arrive in East City.

...which, while I like the first anime, it always seemed like a weird way of doing things to me, even before I read the manga XD
eiliemeiliem on April 8th, 2009 09:03 pm (UTC)
Aaaaaah. Thanks that cleared it up for me. I read the manga first and only watched about ten or so episodes of the anime; partly because I'd read that it was hugely different from the manga (am a stickler for canon, can't help it) but mostly because what I did see of it was TOO.ANGSTY! I don't like angst - drama and emotional are fine...but angst makes my brain hurt.

Although I did watch the last few episodes, because zeppelins? Parallel worlds? Ed dies? Srsly!? Lol, this I have to see. I enjoyed the movie though - Elric reunion YES! And eighteen-year-old!Edward, yes

You icon. Rocks!
the hammer is my penis.: pic#87520095replica on April 8th, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
Ah, no problem! Honestly, it took me a couple viewings to catch on because the first time around I was new to everything and it was very easy to forget it was supposed to be Al telling Rose their past XD I don't think they transitioned it very well.

Haa, the manga's got a better way of doing things anyway, I think--I enjoy the anime because I am a complete sucker for angst, but a lot of their explanations and resolution of things just didn't seem nearly as fleshed out and logical to me. Though, um, I hated the ending and the movie. Want them to stay in Amestris D: though I agree on eighteen year old Edward!

I got it from one of the many awesome icon batches popping up~
eiliem: Glasses!Ed Geekeiliem on April 8th, 2009 10:47 pm (UTC)
See...I found the anime crossed the ever-subjective line between angst and...wangst (tvtropes has affected by vocabulary in so many...interesting ways). Arakawa has a lot of really crappy things happen to her characters, but wherever she has a chance to lighten the situation, she does...whereas in the 1st anime, whenever there as an opening to make the story even a tiny bit angstier, they took it and ran. And there's also a...resiliency in the manga characters that I found lacking in their anime counterparts.

As for the ending of the series/movie - it never happened :P

Here is how to watch Conquerors of Shamballa and not hate it: fast forward to every scene with Edward, drool over eighteen year-old Edward, rewatch reunion scenes (because they and eighteen year-old Edward are the only reason for the movie), imagine that, after chasing down the bomb and having Parallel!Verse high jinks, they make it back to Amestris :D
Also ignore that Mustang turned into a spineless ooze of wangst for the purposes of making a dramatic entrance. It never happened!

Sometimes being canon!brained makes it impossible difficult to enjoy other mediums (for example...the Harry Potter movies), in other instances, it helps because then you don't take anything non-canonical seriously, and can therefore sit back, relax, and fully enjoy eighteen year-old Edward as he is meant to be enjoyed :P
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the hammer is my penis.: pic#84959047replica on April 9th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
omg, I've never seen that. That is amazing XDDD And so true, of course.
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the hammer is my penis.: pic#76329099replica on April 9th, 2009 12:46 am (UTC)
huh, I was watching lurking this comm back then. I wonder how I missed it? It's great :D
eiliemeiliem on April 9th, 2009 01:53 am (UTC)
Lol. I have to partly disagree with the toaster post though - I think it holds (depressingly) true for anime1!Ed, but manga!Ed would probably have blamed Winry ("You tinkered with the toaster didn't you!" and he would have been right) that said, manga!Ed still has a ridiculous guilt complex, I love it when Al calls him out on it. Oh Ed, do you even realize how absurd you are?

It's odd, Ed in all his manifestations has a ridiculous guilt complex but it really plays out differently in the anime1 and the manga...I don't even know how to qualify it.

No...it's more like...manga!Ed has a responsibility complex...he has to take full responsibility for the consequences of each of his actions - which may results in guilt. Like, in chapter 77 - he tells Lion King "I'm in this situation because I've been too soft, I made a mess and now I gotta clean it up" as he's about to use his own life energy to heal his punctured stomach of DOOM. To summarily: it's Ed's fault that he got fatally injured because he followed his resolve not to kill and didn't gut Kimbley like he deserved. He doesn't feel guilty about it, but it's still his mess.

...Oh. MY. GOD Edward Elric, you are insane. I wonder where he got that from? My money's on Izumi and Roy (you're an adult now, adult = being responsible), and a bit from Trisha (older brother stuff = be responsible). Not sure how Izumi factors into it but I'm sure she does. And Ed worships her. Seriously. Look at his face when the boys say they'll show her how they've improved. Or any interaction with her when she isn't yelling at them.

Toaster angst *snicker*

And <3 MelonLord!Toph
eiliemeiliem on April 9th, 2009 01:55 am (UTC)
damned italics, how do you edit stuff?
the hammer is my penis.: pic#78697814replica on April 9th, 2009 02:16 am (UTC)
paid accounts~ to edit comments, that is.
Wolfsjunges: Talathia: Loveddriftwoodwings on April 9th, 2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
Oh GOD. I laughed so hard I cried. Thanks for posting it <3 XD
the hammer is my penis.: pic#87493100replica on April 9th, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
...I take angst in any form, including wangst... it's my hidden weakness :P of course, I may also be a little biased because even though I came to prefer manga canon, the anime was my introduction to FMA so I cannot hate it even if I wish they hadn't changed so many things XD

ah, I see we are in agreement of this. what ending? :P

actually, I mostly only watch the parts where Ed and Al & Roy and Ed meet up again. Ed in the other world bores me, and I don't like Hei!Al, and the whole plot bores me, so I just watch for the few moments of reunion and pretty. Actually, I rarely watch at all, but when I do that's what I go for. Takes like ten minutes XD
eiliemeiliem on April 9th, 2009 01:58 am (UTC)
Your way's even better! More efficient :P

My bias, of course, runs the other way so I completely understand. Although it's funny - I started reading the MANGA because I saw an anime amv with clips from FMA so...really, the anime was my first intro to FMA, lol.

Your icon = SO PRETTY!