Watch & Learn: FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST BROTHERHOOD #41

Topic started by No_name_here on Dec. 29, 2010. Last post by Lurkero 3 years, 9 months ago.
Post by No_name_here (856 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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   What beast yet lurks behind those spectacles and beneath that chipper countenance? 
 What beast yet lurks behind those spectacles and beneath that chipper countenance? 

My FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST is starting to feel like an extended bout of BLOODY ROAR! The human-to-beastman ratio is getting more like and more like ZOOBILEE ZOO’s.  

OK, no more scattershot pop culture references... 

I shouldn’t really be surprised about the aforementioned ratio since the latest intro really lets the proverbially were-cat out of the bag. The Elrics' posse is, indeed, gaining a lot of muscle with these Chimera fellas. We’re seeing now that none of them are really that bad.  Yet, while I can better see why Al’s plea worked last episode, it’s still a lot easier to buy these guys switching sides after a double-cross than it is to buy the other ones having a change of heart after their loosely-defined “loved ones” were invoked.

Then again, it does fits for the Alchemical Kids to be reluctant to kill and eager to sympathize with these monsters. There was that whole dramatic episode towards the beginning where they saw that little girl get turned into a dog by her mother and then murdered by mean ol' Mr. Scar. All the guns that fired off in those first ten episodes, they're are all hitting the targets now, aren't they?  

It is kind of amusing that the Alchemical Kids are having qualms about killing now, too. What are they? Cousins of Vash? The gold hair should've been a tip-off. 

I didn’t really get why people were listing Kimblee as one of their favorite characters back when he was first stepped out of the cooler, but I’m definitely starting to like the guy's style now. There’s something beguiling about this loathsome villain being such a calm and collected dandy. Casually commenting about how he knew Ed would flip as soon asWinry was off the table... nonchalantly pointing out the snipers... sipping coffee in the cold when everybody’s flipping out... he calls to mind a more fashionable version of Scorpius from FARSCAPE.

Despite all of that, though...what the hell? He’s got TWO philospher’s stones? That’s overkill akin to having two Cosmic Cubes or something. How could he have ever lost to Scar then?

Watch this episode, “The Abyss,” below and decide for yourself, then read my comments on the previous episode here.     

  

Tom Pinchuk’s the writer of  HYBRID BASTARDS!  &  UNIMAGINABLE . Order them on Amazon   here  &   here .  Follow him on Twitter:  @tompinchuk

Post by sytyh (6 posts) See mini bio Level 4
Interesting, us Chinese don't have such great animation.
Post by zaldar (1,278 posts) See mini bio Level 15
no you don't.  Which is why I wish Japan would stop outsourcing their animation to china on some anime...
Post by rubberluffy (593 posts) See mini bio Level 16
It was Nina's father who turned her into a chimera.  Her mother was turned into one years before, also.
 
And we knew Kimblee had two stones.  The jagged one he got from Ishbal that he's been keeping in his stomach, and when Envy got him out ot jail 10 episodes ago, he was given a smooth round one.
 
And Heinkel (lion chimera) is one of my favorite minor characters.
Post by Roldan (81 posts) See mini bio Level 7
@rubberluffy said:
" It was Nina's father who turned her into a chimera.  Her mother was turned into one years before, also.  And we knew Kimblee had two stones.  The jagged one he got from Ishbal that he's been keeping in his stomach, and when Envy got him out ot jail 10 episodes ago, he was given a smooth round one.  And Heinkel (lion chimera) is one of my favorite minor characters. "
He has some really great moments with Al. 
 
Also, that scene when Ed's pulling out that pipe is really powerful.
Post by No_name_here (856 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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@rubberluffy said:
It was Nina's father who turned her into a chimera.  Her mother was turned into one years before, also. 
Ah right. I knew that...@rubberluffy said:
 And we knew Kimblee had two stones.  The jagged one he got from Ishbal that he's been keeping in his stomach, and when Envy got him out ot jail 10 episodes ago, he was given a smooth round one.  
It still seems pretty excessive to have two.
Post by No_name_here (856 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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@Roldan said:
" @rubberluffy said:
" It was Nina's father who turned her into a chimera.  Her mother was turned into one years before, also.  And we knew Kimblee had two stones.  The jagged one he got from Ishbal that he's been keeping in his stomach, and when Envy got him out ot jail 10 episodes ago, he was given a smooth round one.  And Heinkel (lion chimera) is one of my favorite minor characters. "
He has some really great moments with Al.  Also, that scene when Ed's pulling out that pipe is really powerful. "
Yeah, especially with the music swelling like it did.
Post by doomlord (3 posts) See mini bio Level 8
you are cool
Post by No_name_here (856 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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@doomlord said:
" you are cool "
You only just realized?!
Post by TechParadox (2 posts) See mini bio Level 13
This post reminded me that I still have a majority of Fullmetal Alchemist to watch. Guess it's time to start loading up the iPod for viewing over my lunch break.
Post by No_name_here (856 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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@techparadox said:
" This post reminded me that I still have a majority of Fullmetal Alchemist to watch. Guess it's time to start loading up the iPod for viewing over my lunch break. "
Once you get into the habit, it's really hard to break out of it.
Post by Lurkero (412 posts) See mini bio Level 7
Nice throwback to Bloody Roar. I had no idea it had a manga, but I should have known. What in Japan DOESN'T have a manga or anime?
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