They really found a way to completely ruin the Greed arc. To butcher it like never before. This was not only the worst episode of Brotherhood so far, but probably the worst episode of anything Fullmetal Alchemist ever. They really found a way to transmute gold into shit.
And the speed, my god, the speed. Explanations are sped. Musings are sped. Interaction is sped. You cannot fucking speed through one of the most pivitol story arcs in the series. This episode made it seem like a fucking joke. They tried cramming every little bit from the manga in but ended up ruining all of those bits by speeding them along like they shouldn't have been in there to begin with. If they wanted to include things like Scar's scene or Roy being transferred, they should have put that in a seperate episode and lead up to this one. They barely gave Greed enough space to introduce himself before he was in battle with Edward.
This episode was shit. The only redeeming qualities it had were that Greed's new voice actor, Yuuichi Nakamura, who was Graham Acre in Gundam 00, was pretty good in the role. But with the way they treated Greed, he might as well have been Mister Bushido.
Fullmetal Alchemist is an anime series loosely based on the manga of the same title by Hiromu Arakawa. Set in a fictional universe in which alchemy is one of the most advanced scientific techniques, the story follows two alchemist brothers named Edward and Alphonse Elric, who want to recover parts of their bodies lost in an attempt to bring their mother back to life through alchemy.
The first series has been released in a series of thirteen DVDs from December 17, 2003, to January 26, 2005, in Japan. Funimation also released the same series of DVDs from February 8, 2005, to September 12, 2006, in the United States. MVM had released the first eight volumes in the United Kingdom; however, Funimation gave the rights over to Revelation Films. In March 2006 a DVD featuring the OVAs was released in Japan with the name of Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium Collection. Funimation acquired and dubbed the Premium Collection, which was released on August 4, 2009. During January from 2009, Bones released a \"DVD box archives\" of the anime. It includes the first anime of 51 episodes, the film, the CD soundtracks, and guidebooks from the series.
I actually thought that they would have merged this episode with what will be either the entirety or part of the next episode. Allowing the manga exclusive characters Lin, Fu, and Lan Fan to show up accompanied by the new opening/ or ending which could have been the next episode.
Berating Greed for believing that all despite knowing nothing, Edward quickly rejects his offer and instead moves to beat the information out of the homunculus instead. Moving to intercept the boy, Dolcetto is quickly knocked out by the diminutive alchemist. Seeing this, Greed decides to fight him personally and instructs Loa to take Alphonse for dissection later. Both combatant then enter a vicious melee fight, with Greed utilising his Ultimate Shield in order to counter Edward's alchemy.
Edward then counters that his regeneration must have a limit, and if he continued to strike the areas outside of his shield then he'd be able to win. Laughing at this, Greed apologises for going easy on the alchemist and take off his vest before initiating a full-body transformation. Claiming that the form was ugly, he preferred to not use it in front of others. Within seconds of entering this form, Greed is able to break the blade from Edward's automail and leave him bloodied on the floor.
Not giving in, Edward struggles to get up before punching Greed with an right uppercut, doing nothing to injure the homunculus and instead further damaging his automail. Grabbing the boy by the head, Greed then tosses him into a nearby crate, breaking it with the force of his blow. Picking the alchemist up, Greed once again demands to know the secret of Alphonse's body. Instead Edward thanks him for clearing the blood in his head, and appears to perform a transmutation on his arm. Dropping the boy, Greed proceeds to punch him with the fist Edward had just touched.
Forming spikes on the knuckles of his automail, Edward counters the punch directly, and rather then damaging the prosthetic it's Greed's arm that gives out, the outer layer of skin breaking away. Shocked by this, after regenerating Greed tests his arm by shattering a pillar of rock nearby. Back to normal, he resumes the fight with Edward only for the alchemist to transmute his stomach this time. Knocking him back after this, Edward then transmutes the floor and creates several stone spikes, two of which then impale Greed through his gut.
Asking what the alchemist had done to his shield, Edward explains that he had realised Greed was just changing the density of the carbon in his body, so Edward had been changing it back. Beating him down again, Edward then points out he cannot regenerate and harden his body simultaneously. Congratulating him on finding out that much and defying his expectations, Greed then asks how long Edward expects to continue fighting due to his own injured body.
I was expecting a brutal episode given the preview and title, but I was definitely caught out by some of the more horrific elements. Poor Bokomon! I think one of the reasons it hit me so hard was that I had expected him to become one of the core supporting cast. Bravo to the writers for that set-up!
We step back a few FMA1 episodes to get clued in on the Central-bound transfer of Kain Fury, Vato Falman, Heyman Breda, Jean Havoc, and Riza Hawkeye as commanded by Mustang, which is shorter than FMA1 but ultimately funnier and less serious...an odd turnaround.
Er, huh 5 in the morning What in the damn hell, Adult Swim I can understand moving underperforming shows to a terrible timeslot - it technically keeps the show on the air so that fans can still watch new episodes, while clearing out the schedule for other stuff - but Moribito has been on the air all of three weeks, with nary a hint of promotion or even a recognition that it was even airing. And it's not even on Adult Swim's online video site! This is sad news, because I've grown to really enjoy Moribito quite a bit. It's slow-moving between the bombastic action set-pieces, but it's all very intriguing and smart and well-done in nearly every aspect. Lord knows why it was even picked up in the first place, because I'm honestly not shocked by this latest timeslot development. Even so, are 12 Oz. Mouse reruns at 1 in the morning so pertinent to your interests, Adult Swim Yes, you, Adult Swim, you... TV network that is clearly a TV network attempting to gain Male 18-34 year-old viewers and not an actual person, you!
In these two episodes packed with hyper-awesome super-robot fun-times, the Gurren brigade bunglingly answers a distress call, and then makes some modifications on Mr. Robot to make him non-water soluble.
So this episode is the one where Al gets kidnapped because he got a little cocky about being able to handle a real sketchy crowd that lures him into an alley. Turns out that the one that heads this little gang is Greed, and he's surprised to meet someone who is just a soul bound to armor, even though this is definitely not as unusual as we all thought it was. Greed fights Ed, and he's got some weird powers and Ed seems to have met his match, until his teacher shows up to save his ass. 781b155fdc