April 03, 2004

Fullmetal Alchemist Episode 25

Fullmetal Alchemist

"Farewell Ceremony"

Every time I start getting down about Fullmetal Alchemist, they roll out an episode that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy about it again. This episode kicks off the next phase of Ed and Al's journey, and serves up a big crazy moment in the process.

Big spoilers!

It's always pretty shocking (and rare) when a semi-important character is killed in an anime series, and Fullmetal Alchemist's first big casualty, Lieutenant Colonel Hughes, was no exception. It's probably emotionally worse because Hughes has mostly seemed the least serious of the entire cast of characters. Always talking about his daughter, acting silly on the phone (to throw off anyone who might be listening in on his conversations with Mustang), and messing around with Ed and Al, he definitely definitely didn't seem like a likely candidate to be removed.

But he's dead and in the ground now, and the funeral moment with Elysia (his daughter) is not a happy one.

The good to great episodes of this series have definitely made up for the average ones.

Rating: A

Posted by Kei at April 3, 2004 10:53 PM

Well its not a comment but do you know what is it that Ed is keeping from al and is it that al was never real he was created.

Posted by: junior at April 21, 2005 10:56 PM

I know what Ed was keeping from Al. No, it wasn't that. Ed wanted to know if Al hated him because it was Ed's fault Al didn't have a body anymore. It was a sad scene. The scene with Hughes' funeral was sad too, I cried.

Posted by: Toshai at April 26, 2005 05:56 PM

This was probably the third episode I ever saw, and even though I didn't know the character at all, I cried at the funeral scene, where Elysia was like... crying and asking why they were burying her Dad, and that he couldn't do his job if he was buried. ;~;

Posted by: Kayla at July 5, 2005 09:16 AM

It just didn't seem right when Hughes died, as if you've been robbed. He had a wife and child, and people thatneeded him. EP 25 was probally even more saddening than EP. 7 The Night the Chimera Cries.

Posted by: Xain at July 26, 2005 06:01 PM

I was crying so much during that episode...Even 10 mins after it was over I was just sitting there thinking 'Whoa..That did not just happen' Definately one of the best in my book...To me if any show has that effect on you it is an A+.

Posted by: Kayla 2 at August 16, 2005 02:51 PM

That episode should get A+... I cried at his funeral...And after....a long time after...

Posted by: kitsu at November 28, 2005 04:14 AM
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