April 27, 2004

Fullmetal Alchemist Episode 29

Fullmetal Alchemist

"Innocent Child"

A title like that makes me instantly suspicious about the kid.

(Well, that and opening credits.)

You don't have to wonder too long though, because in this episode we get a whole bunch of answers about the various mysteries of the show. They don't come out and tell you how homonculus are created (or why they are created), but if you read between the lines, it should make sense. Also explains the evil woman who looks like Ed and Al's mother!

There's another requisite two minute segment about what Mustang's up to (seriously, is he not going to factor in this season or what).

I'm amazed that this show is still entertaining after twenty-nine episodes, but the slow trickle of information about what's really going on has kept me going (though it's been rough a few times). One thing that's kind of weird at this point in the show is that it seems like Ed and Al are sort of without goals at this point. Yes they want to turn themselves back to normal, but they're backing away from it, and generally just milling around with Izumi (their teacher) and Winry. Not that I'll complain, because who doesn't love Winry? (Just watch that wonderful closing credit sequence!)

Rating: A-

Posted by Kei at April 27, 2004 12:15 AM

**doesn't love Winry** Actually, she grates on my nerves. She's really cute, and for a long time I tried to like her, but it never worked out. Gimme Riza over Winry any day.

Anyway, I think episode 29 is the starting point for when this show takes a turn for the decidedly weird and mildly confusing. Wrath is irritating.

Posted by: Snapped Chopstick at September 10, 2004 10:25 AM
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