Posted by psgels on 27 September 2009 with categories: Full Metal Alchemist - Brotherhood



Okay, I was wrong last episode: Envy didn’t die, his arm just disintegrated. Should have known. Anyway, this was a pretty exciting episode with a lot of interesting twists. Ed and Lin spend the entire episode inside Gluttony’s “stomach”, along with Envy, but apart from that a lot more interesting stuff went on.

But oh my god, Envy’s true form. I’m not sure who exactly came up with the designs for that… thing, but I can’t seem to think of anything that resembles it. It also turns out that he was the one who triggered the war in Ishbal, which means that the Humonculi actually tried to get rid of Ishbal once. What exactly didn’t they want the Ishbal’s to find out? Does it have to do with the research of Scar’s brother?

Hawkeye also turns out to get reassigned to be the Fuhrer’s assistant, which is a very risky move. If he wanted to use her to find out who’s helping her, he could have just assigned her to one of his allies, and have this ally report to him so that they can later systematically eliminate all of them. Why would he want to put himself at such a risk? Is he that confident that Hawkeye isn’t going to cause a problem for him, or is there more behind it?

And to think that the headquarters of the Humonculi lies right in the middle of Central City. it makes sense, with Bradley in control, it’s a great place to hide out. It also makes me wonder: before Bradley was created was there someone else playing Fuhher?
Rating: ** (Excellent)

11 Responses

  1. mds says:

    Envy’s true form was one of the most gruesome creature ever found in an anime/manga.

    Looks at the words that came out of these single souls.It creeps me out.

  2. kagura says:

    Yeah, Envy’s true form… When I first saw it in the manga, I swear I could almost hear the sound of my jaw dropping to the floor… and then I just couldn’t take my eyes off of it for the next several minutes :)
    Anyway, you can expect even more amazing plot twists to come in the next episodes (especially the one involving Lin *__*)…

  3. Ebod says:

    Hawkeye’s placed with the Fuhrer because that way, he can control Roy better (Roy won’t do anything against them because he doesn’t want Hawkeye to be hurt). She’s pretty much the Winry to him.

  4. Bianka says:

    (was looking for the new ep but found this instead, but at least now I know it is out!) About Ishbal, they initiated the war so that they could use the people’s souls to create the philosophers stone. I also agree, Envy’s real form is quite different….gives me goosebumps whenever I think of it.

  5. E I N S O F says:

    I loved the way Envy’s face looked as he talked about starting the war and the look of hope returning to Al’s eyes as he hears about Father.

  6. Ashvin says:

    Sweet. Can’t wait to watch this.

  7. Ratatosk says:

    Yeah, Envy looks like he escaped from Berserk or Devilman. Never knew he was green though, he’d be even more wrong-looking if he was kind of flesh-coloured.. :D

    great episode. Can’t wait for what happens next, this was one of my favourite parts of the manga. I love how FAST some of the fights are in this.

  8. clinton says:

    what got me the most was envy in this episode he really showed him off in all ways he’s exstremly strong (he knocked Ed and ling around like nonthing)he also showed that he is worthy of lust calling him the vilest homuculi he is a sadisdc and horrible being and we love him for it

  9. Zaric says:

    I think the Fuhrer is threatening Mustang with the “Now that she’s my assistant she’ll always be at my side, I can break her in an instant if you defy me” card. Because he knows that Mustang cares for her. That’s my guess anyway.

  10. Moo? says:

    Well somethings bothering me this episode… maybe they’ll do it in the next as there wasn’t much time here, but the “faces” on envy’s true form spoke, don’t want to spoil if anything but it played an important role and Ed’s reaction from it. Did they cut it out?

  11. clinton says:

    actaully you made another mistake his arm did not disinagrate is lower body did and the faces did talk in this episode ed geting bugged by them will happen next episode

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  • Emma
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 10:51 PM)
    But seriously I only watched this sequel because I was told to. From now on if I don’t like something at a glance of its plot summary/promo material I won’t watch it.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 10:48 PM)
    And I also want to added to what I said about the latest psycho pass episode by mentioning that ridiculous fight scene with shisui, arrows vs guns.
  • Mikey
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 10:47 PM)
    Psycho Pass: So basically there is no season 2 of Psycho Pass.
  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 09:59 PM)
    @Bam, Visionary? Ain’t exactly seeing anything new here. fanservice is bad, anime is making people mindless drones. Been there done that.
    You are giving Anno too much credit man. I honestly think he just fires this shit out and laughs as fans try to find an “interpretation”
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 09:57 PM)
    It took me a little longer to start shaking my head a Mika’s role in the series in comparison to other viewers and I thought there may have been something salvagable, but no such luck there.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 09:55 PM)
    At the beginning I saw some potential in this sequel, although it was kind of slow going at first. Initially I was able to get behind the silly gore as dumb entertainment, at the start I liked kamui more than Makishima and I liked the way they had Akane as a stronger character too here.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 09:51 PM)
    And Kamui’s final moment, that shot was pure fujoshi baiting I don’t care what anyone says, add to his last stand being fairly underwhelming. Another unmistakable Mika moment too later on in this episode. This is the kind of thing that leaves me depressed at it whereas previous episodes I could just laugh, raise an eyebrow or stop caring.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 09:51 PM)
    Really Togane, is this all you come down to and amount to, an oedipus complex mess, the last nail in the coffin after you spend the show dragging out the buildup around him and killing the intrigue around him. Then giving him those silly flashbacks, now in this episode giving him a ridiculously cartoonish performance.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 09:01 PM)
    @Bam: Well put together it is and I actually like the music, the last three minutes stood out for me particularly.
    I also noticed the Eva reference slipped into the video.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 02:14 PM)
    This is the gratuitous fan-service done for a purpose that people argued for Kill la Kill, which quite frankly just wasn’t there, but there is no denying that even in this music video some value of the fan-service is sheerly the eye-candy.

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