FMA Episode 2 Watching Party Thread!

Topic started by gia on April 16, 2009. Last post by Nerx 5 years, 8 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13

So, I'm thinking about making this Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood watching party thread a weekly thing. I wish I'd remembered to mention it last night, but hey, at least I remembered a half hour before the ep went up instead of ten minutes before! <3

If you didn't catch the thread last week, check it out. The basic idea is to comment on the thread as you watch the episode, which goes up at 10pm CST (about 30 minutes to go, as of my typing this). You can watch the episode for free legally here once it's up, and we can have a fun chat about how we think BONES and FUNi are doing with the new series (and/or whatever else we feel like).

I'll go ahead and get things started with a question: what was your favorite thing about the first episode? What was your least favorite? Is there anything you hope will improve this episode?
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
My favorite thing about the first episode was actually the Ice Alchemist, who will probably not be returning this ep ;) Least favorite...probably the pacing. I'm pretty confident that'll improve though.
Post by Schwindelmagier (314 posts) See mini bio Level 6
Heh, I figured you would do this again. ^^

Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Schwindelmagier: It's fun! And you know, there aren't a lot of shows so well-scheduled as to be able to do this kind of thing, since Crunchyroll episodes are only available near-simultaneously to those who pay, which breaks everything up into two stream dates. People get to do this kind of thing for American shows like Heroes or Lost or 24, but usually not for anime. So I think it's kind of awesome :D
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Second ep is now online!
Post by Schwindelmagier (314 posts) See mini bio Level 6
Well, I'm willing to follow up on this as well then. ^^
You're planning on having this sort of thing for all the episodes or...?
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Hmm, trying to decide if I like the OP as much as I liked some of the first seasons'. I really like Yui in general, and it's catchy enough at some momens.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Schwindelmagier: At least as long as people are willing to take part ;)
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Heeheehee obaa-chan XD
Post by Schwindelmagier (314 posts) See mini bio Level 6
gia: Well, see...for other series that yui has performed the opening for, her songs ranged from cute sounding to rockish sounding. This song "again", kind of reminds me of "rolling star" which was one of the openings in Bleach. I personally like her cuter sounding songs better like the ending themes in Toradora!
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Is it just me or did Izumi-sensei look a little...QUALITY? >_>;
Post by Schwindelmagier (314 posts) See mini bio Level 6
gia: Heh, I noticed that as well when I first watched the episode.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Whoa, quick jump back to the 'present' again~
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Wow. Winry grew up from a tiny person to a preteen very, very quickly.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Yeah...based on this I think the animation was better in the first series. But that may just mean that this series is going to be significantly longer (i.e. lower per-ep budget). And it's not *bad* animation overall, by any stretch.
Post by Schwindelmagier (314 posts) See mini bio Level 6
Hmmm...I can see this series being longer yes, I mean the manga isn't finished yet and this series is supposed to be based off of the manga.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Ahhhh, I still love that ending theme *_* And Rose. I always had a thing for her. 'Cause when I started watching the show I had pink bangs ;)

Hokay, I'm finished, but anyone else who comes across this should still share their thoughts too!
Post by Schwindelmagier (314 posts) See mini bio Level 6
...I caught a reference to Xing in this episode. Making me think of one of my favourite characters from the manga: Ling Yao. XD
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
I don't think the reference was particularly veiled ;) But yes, definitely looking forward to Ling and the other Xingians.
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