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12 July 2009 @ 03:01 am
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Official S01E15 Discussion Thread
Episode 1.15

So that there isn't a torrent of multiple posts all talking about the episode, anyone who wants to share their thoughts with the comm can comment here!

As always the Live-Discussion post is below :)

I picked up a cat.: ★ yudodis?shoats on July 12th, 2009 08:31 am (UTC)
Next week is sad!Winry.

Toraneko: FMA - OSHI-darkyo on July 12th, 2009 08:32 am (UTC)
They left out some bits from the manga which I really loved, so that was a bit annoying.

Tamaki!Ling made up for it though!
artikgato: rotationartikgato on July 12th, 2009 08:36 am (UTC)
Undoubtedly the best episode yet.

Actually, considering all the stuff that happens in the next few chapters manga-wise, this may very well be my favorite episode for like...months. xD
Ketita: fma2 winryketita on July 12th, 2009 08:36 am (UTC)
Personally, I really liked this episode. The battles were awesome, Ling was hilarious, Ran Fan was badass and Mei was cute. I think they handled the exposition well, too, though I'll have to wait until I get subs to be able to judge properly (stupid Keyhole, the sound was so garbled I could hardly understand anything >_<)

Honestly, my only gripe is the new Op/Ed. The animation for the new opening is cool, and I'm sure both songs will grow on me eventually, but they made much less of an impression on me than Again and Uso. As for the ending clip... the first ending was one of the few times I ever really loved and ending clip. Seriously, after every episode I sat and watched Uso all the way through, because I could never get over how darn adorable it was. It really grabbed me. This new ending doesn't. Characters standing with their hair blowing in the wind? It's a pretty visual, but it's like 90% of anime ending clips ever. It's pretty bland, and I'll probably skip it in the upcoming episodes.
Probably in the minority here, but I'm sort of bummed.
causmicfirestrandedthought on July 12th, 2009 08:40 am (UTC)
I agree with you about the new OP & ED, I actually hope that we come back to the original ones by the end of the series, I don't think they can actually top the first ones.
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hayaaateuh: Yamete yo !hayaaateuh on July 12th, 2009 09:00 am (UTC)
(Damn, I always have a fangirlism' crisis when you're using this icon.)

Xingian people's entry was very good, I hope they'll keep going !

However... I'm a bit disappointed by the phonebox scene the new ending... That's what we already have seen in so many animes...
I miss Again too but the new OP seemed rather good, so I supposed we need the familiarize with it.

bakyura.: [edward] so kawaiipleuvoir on July 12th, 2009 08:47 am (UTC)


This is the first time I've been over satisfied with an episode of Brotherhood. I was hoping they would bring it, and they did. I hope they do explain how Mei got there in the subs. xD;

I have no comment on the opening since Keyhole froze the entire time with the opening. I heard the song, didn't care for it. Then again, I hate NICO so that's probably the reason why. The ending I absolutely love. Step down from Uso? To me yes, but it was beautiful. It held some important elements (the Elric's backs being the main one). It makes me excited for the rest of this season.
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Toraneko: Pokemon - dangochudarkyo on July 12th, 2009 08:52 am (UTC)
That's what I thought too! I can only hope they will start slowing down a little bit and explain some things. I imagine more than one person will go "WTF? Where did she come from" at Mei.
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(no subject) - ketita on July 12th, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Toraneko: Sengoku Basara - ORE WA BURNINGdarkyo on July 12th, 2009 08:50 am (UTC)
ALSO ALSO (lol excessive caps go me)
I hope someone icons the Ling wiggle as soon as the raws/subs are out! I NEED IT LIKE BURNING
r: ed is crayzyxysthelpimtiredyo on July 12th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
reversing the polarity of the neutron flowshinraisei on July 12th, 2009 08:57 am (UTC)
Loved it.

I had been away from the community and the internet a bit so I didn't know that Miyano Mamoru was going to be voicing Ling. And boy did he not dissapoint! I've generally been a bit so-so with Ling. He's an interesting character with a motive of his own and such, but I didn't really, really like him until tonight's episode. All the zany-ness, the whole "Help, I am but a weakened traveler. Feed me plz" bit, all were very Miyano-y in the way the were done (I could see Tamaki bouncing away gleefully or doing the puppy eyes thing).

I can't wait to see more of Ling.

As for the OP and ED? My gripes are about the same as everyone else's--OP has wonderful animation, but the song is iffy at the moment and may grow on some. The ED on the other hand, while visually, it's nice, it doesn't have the same feel and pull as USO did. I think, though, Uso and the group that did the animation set the bar and I don't think this ED will be able to beat that.

As for those wondering if they explained how Mei got there, they do--sort of.

If I recall, she basically explains about Rentanjutsu (the French manga has a good translation for it...but I don't have my volumes with me) and I think either implies or said she was from Xing travelling around with Xiao before she switches to "OMIGOSH, I'LL MEET MY ONE TRUE LOVE, EDWARD ELRIC *fangirls*".

Next week, more fun times with Miyano as Ling, and some sad teims over apple pie with the Hughes family. ;_;
cbrownjc: Susan Thoughtfulcbrownjc on July 12th, 2009 08:58 am (UTC)
The left out the Roy & Riza phonebooth scene! *sobs and cries*

Other than that though, very happy with the episode overall. They could stand to slow down the pacing just a bit more, but I didn't feel this was going at a breakneck pace, like I felt it did with the last two episode. Mei-Chan just popping up at the beginning I'm even willing to overlook as I think they probably had her, Scar and Yoki giving exposition about how they all met and got together. And, being that Usewell got omitted from the anime this time anyway, it's okay.

Oh - and the new OP isn't as cool as Again IMO, but I like it. The animation for the ED is cool, but I liked Uso as a song better than whatever this new one is called.

Next week - Sad Times in Central City. D:

Edited at 2009-07-12 09:04 am (UTC)
Hime: roy mustang sayihirato on July 12th, 2009 09:25 am (UTC)
the animation of the new op and ed are cool, but... I still prefer again and uso (music) u_u
causmicfirestrandedthought on July 12th, 2009 09:23 am (UTC)
I think we've actually seen one of the absolute cutest scenes to date in this episode, Scar reaching for Xaoi-May(sp?, always get that spelling wrong, which appeared weird on the card thingy between commercials, with an SH instead of X, and no I)
"Fubuki," or maybe "Shiro"shiroandfubuki on July 12th, 2009 09:25 am (UTC)
Apparently, that was taken from...one of the omakes, I think? In which Scar has a weakness for cute things~ :3
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WHYYYYYY ;_________________________;
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malka2009 on July 12th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, that was perfect. Edward-sama~~
razan_chanrazan_chan on July 12th, 2009 03:02 pm (UTC)
Great Ep !!!
I love OP/En too!!!!!
Ed awesome as always ~<3 Love you Edooo
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cbrownjc: Susan Thoughtfulcbrownjc on July 12th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
I'm not really good at knowing the names of seiyuus (?) for anime shows, but I slightly recognized Ling's voice, but couldn't place it. And now I know why, thanks! He sounded so different from Tamaki!

Edited at 2009-07-12 06:33 pm (UTC)
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