FMA Brotherhood Ep. 11 Breakdown + Torrent! – The Fantastic Canyon Game of Tag!

Howdy folks! It’s Eva here, bringing you the breakdown no one wants to hear about! Seeing as I’d disappeared for a few days, immersed in my own life, I’d neglected the breakdown and I’m sorry. After that, some problems arose with my account and I wasn’t able to write for another few days. Guilty as I am, I’ll try as hard as possible on this one and bring the next as son as possible too. Hope you don’t mind!

Once again, I’ve kindly researched into the deepest corners of the internet (used google and clicked on the very first link) to bring you a link for downloading this awesome episode, because I know you want to see it 😉

FMA Brotherhood Episode 11 Torrent 

And now for the actual breakdown: no spoilers in this one! I have improved! And I’ve had some practice with all the other posts so I hope this will be more enjoyable from now on. Please understand that this whole post will be filled with sarcasm and witty remarks because I find it difficult to write seriously about the sort of reactions that appear in FMA. I truly try to make this serious. ;P

So, first of all we see the brilliant opening. The song is by one of my favorites in Japan– Yui, who’s speed at using this highly incomprehensible language still astounds me. 

For those of you that have read the manga, this should give quite a lot of clues as to what will be included in the show. For those who haven’t, the new faces that you haven’t gotten to know yet should be a great topic of discussion 🙂

So the episode starts off with a take on the ‘Heaven of all Automail’, Rush Valley. We then proceed to see the population of that small but curious little town– and may I mention, they’re all male! *growls* Sexist bastards. You go show them Winry!

I'm just waiting for Chuck Norris to pop in. XD

I'm just waiting for Chuck Norris to pop in. XD

… The male population also seems incredibly rugged, all with automail and sneers to fit. Now talk about sexism… their daily activities include a healthy dose of showing off, muscle-flexing, and arm-wrestling. I never want to go there. *shudders* And while Winry is fawning over automail, it seems like Ed’s arm is the main attraction in town.

This is the first thing that came to my mind when seeing this. Mud is scary O_O Cookie has glasses! :D And we're all guys O_O...

This is the first thing that came to my mind when seeing this. Mud is scary O_O Cookie has glasses! 😀 And we're all guys O_O...

Sooo… after a whole-hearted introduction by Winry into the glorious world of automail– wait, are those guys harassing Ed? *stares* Fangirl Army to the rescue? OH MY GOD! They pulled off his CLOTHES! Ed’s in his BOXERS! *squeals*

… *cough* that’s over now. I will not place the picture of a nearly-naked Ed here for fear of being suffocated to death by fangirls *is fangirl herself*.

GET AWAY FROM HIM YOU HOBOS! *waves new design automail arm* CATCH! *throws arm* *everyone rampages away trampling Ed* ... oops?

GET AWAY FROM HIM YOU HOBOS! *waves new design automail arm* CATCH! *throws arm* *everyone rampages away trampling Ed* ... oops?

He then finds out that the main culprit for random thefts of valuables in Rush Valley is a pickpocket named Paninya. She seems to live at an automail mechanic by the name of Dominique’s place. Intent 0n getting his precious watch back before it can be forced open or sold, Ed sets out to find the elusive Paninya together with Winry and Al.

On the way there, tired and hot, they notice their pickpocket strolling along somewhere bellow them in the canyon. Ed shows incredible prowess in alchemy trying to catch her. Is it just me, or did he not even clap his hands like he usually does to create so many columns of stone all at once? I mean, no circle already made him a prodigy, but if he doesn’t need to clap his hands either, then is he a candidate to the Fuhrer’s place? O_o Or perhaps the animators made a huge mistake and forgot. It’s what happens in side stories. Especially in anime -_-‘

 

The cunning Paninya... she looks so damn innocent *.*

The cunning Paninya... she looks so damn innocent *.*

Notice the giant columns shooting out of the ground. Now that is POWERFUL.

Notice the giant columns shooting out of the ground. Now that is POWERFUL.

A giant game of tag ensues through the mountains. Paininya actually looks like she’s having fun, which irritates Ed even more, if that’s possible. He’s had the ‘evil red eyes and scary voice’ outburst at least three times now. Finally, he manages to chase her into a trap, where Al awaits with a fully ready transmutation circle. He then creates a cage around her. A nice one too. Paninya is even more impressed.

I LIKE it! I mean, why bother with a simple cage when you can make it nice and elborate?

I LIKE it! I mean, why bother with a simple cage when you can make it nice and elaborate?

Their plan doesn’t seem to work, however. Paninya has been endowed by the fact that she lives in a place that’s crazy over automail. She immediately slices through the bars of her prison with an automail leg/blade that’s made of God knows what, seeing as it can slice through something that looks pretty strong with apparent ease. She then nearly blows Ed’s head off with a 1.5 inch culverin built into her left leg. Now that’s one gadget I’d love to have:

 

Now I've seen peg-legs, but this is a whole new level >_>

Now I've seen peg-legs, but this is a whole new level >_>

Paninya tries to escape yet again, but is caught (ironically) by Winry, who, instead of using superb techniques of alchemy simply holds the pickpocket’s wrist while fawning over her automail limbs. I digress– that girl is too obsessed for her own good.

We then get to meet Paninya’s automail mechanic– Dominique. It’s already quite apparent that he’s good, even if we look past the fact that Winry’s about to start hyperventilating at the sight of his work. He’s old, quiet, withdrawn, grumpy, and completely obsessed with his work. He also notices something that I have to mention– yet another possibility as to why Ed is known as shrimpy. He comments on how the Full Metal Alchemist’s automail may be slightly too heavy for him to grow properly. Ed is hallucinating about being a giant. Well, we all know how that’s going to end.

Theory number one for the shrimp problem: Your automail mechanic has tampered with your fake limbs.

Theory number one for the shrimp problem: Your automail mechanic has tampered with your fake limbs.

Winry is fascinated. She begs Dominique to make her his apprentice. Ed agrees– he wants a mechanic that would let him grow. The answer however, is plain and simple: No. No explanations or reasons. Dominique simply storms out and leaves a depressed Ed. There was an image I noticed that I’m still debating on. What the hell is this?:

A pack of monkeys or Ed's cells close up? I was thoroughly confused.

A pack of monkeys or Ed's cells close up? I was thoroughly confused.

Later on, a storm rages outside… Ed is still too shocked to speak after hearing himself being called a flea. But a new twist occurs– a woman (whom I believe to be Dominiques daughter, or else daughter in law) in the house is pregnant. Al notices this and asks if it’s a baby. Way to go, genius (sorry, can’t avoid the sarcasm). It looks like al has another weak spot. Cats aside, the suit of armor completely loses himself in front of a baby. Even Ed looks interested.

Now correct me if I’m wrong, but for those of you who’ve watched the first run of the anime, wasn’t this scene replaced by Hughe’s wife being pregnant with Elicia and Ed and Al witnessing it? It seems to me like quite an important development to their characters then, seeing the way a baby is brought into this world. I find that quite sweet ^.^

Suits of armor can blush! And they do it in the cutest situations ^^

Suits of armor can blush! And they do it in the cutest situations ^^

 

God bless the animators-- they gave him a haircut! ^.^ Kawainess!

God bless the animators-- they gave him a haircut! ^.^ Kawainess!

We then switch to Winry and Paninya. The pickpocket tells the heart-breaking story of how she lost both her parents and her legs in a train accident. She was saved from despair by Dominique, who, instead of taking pity, said that he didn’t like the look of misery on her face. He attached the automail legs, and although the operation and rehab were excruciatingly painful, she’s very glad about it now. It gave her a new reason to live. This story is just the pure manga/anime drama that every series seems to include, and it really does add a bit of depth to the story.

The younger Paninya, finally finding her reason to live again ^_^

The younger Paninya, finally finding her reason to live again ^_^

She adds that she’s decided to repay her debt to Dominique even if it takes her whole life, even though he’s never accepted any kind of payment from her. Winry actually gets angry– she gives a great monologue on how Dominique would be much happier if Paninya were to work with honesty, instead of stealing from people. She seems really fired up about it too, so Paninya embraces the idea easily. It’s a bit disappointing, really, that no one had told her that before. Imagine all the things she could’ve not stolen had she heard this theory earlier?

Paninya decides that as her first act of honesty, she will give Ed back his pocket watch. She attempts to prise it open but is surprised that it’s been sealed with alchemy. Winry then does something incredibly stupid in my opinion– she forces it open, even knowing that Ed sealed it for a reason. What meets their eyes is not a pleasant message, but rather something quite sad:

Don't forget 3. October .11

Don't forget 3. October .11 It's written in english, if I may note.

 Not only does this give us insight on Ed, but we know that whatever year they live in is close to year –11. I’m guessing, because of the similarities to our world (and their mothers grave on which it said 1907, if I’m not mistaken) that he means the year 1911. It’s interesting, if the manga artist wanted to show that even the years are counted the same, although I wonder how, when there is no Christianity? O_o Ah well… there’s always a reason.

Winry then succumbs to her emotions and nearly starts to cry. The date obviously has some meaning to her. But before she can go and ask, with new determination, for an apprenticeship with Dominique, Ed storms in to break the news– a baby is about to be born!

But there are no doctors in the canyon.A storm rages outside. Dominique decides to take the horse and bring back a doctor as quickly as possible, leaving everyone else to look after his daughter in law (as it appears).

Wise words... truly. >_>

Wise words... truly. >_>

But complications arise– it seems like the baby’s not one for waiting. It needs immediate attention, and guess who’s there to deliver it? That’s right, our very own Winry! I was feeling quite proud of her, really. She immediately took control and ordered everyone what to do, even though her memory on reading medical books was vague. It was a hard job, but she was ready to take it up. Ed and Al were amazed… and scared.

Giving birth is no walk in the park. At least you'll learn that now. 8i

Giving birth is no walk in the park. At least you'll learn that now. 8i

Luckily, the baby is born healthy and pretty much without incident. Ed is being mature by reflecting on how awesome humans are– think about it, alchemy has been trying to create humans for years, while this happens all the time. 

While Ed helps Winry up after the exhausting birth, she confesses that she’d seen what was written in his pocket watch. Ed gets annoyed– wouldn’t you be? We find out that the date is actually the one marking the day he burned down his old house and vowed to never come back, not until both he and Al regain what they’ve lost.

Probably the most meaningful scene from Ed's past life so far. This was the action that birthed his determination never to look back.

Probably the most meaningful scene from Ed's past life so far. This was the action that birthed his determination never to look back.

After the birth, everything seems to settle back to normal. The doctor arrives with Dominique and delivers the news that everything was perfectly done during the delivery. Seizing her chance, Winry asks for apprenticeship again, but is turned down, no matter how grateful Dominique is. He does, however, direct her to someone quite skilled, and allows her to watch him work sometimes. She is overjoyed.

We end the episode with Ed and Al on a train to Dublith, finally off to see their master. That’s what we’ll have to look forward to next time, and I’m sincerely hoping it’ll be fun. Especially after how terrified both Ed and Al seemed at the prospect. -_-”

The road towards improvement is never short. :)

The road towards improvement is never short. 🙂

And now we’ll wait ’till next episode, entitled ‘One is All, All is One’.  Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? ^^

Cheers and have a good day, WRA!

Eva

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~ by dynamicentrance on June 25, 2009.

16 Responses to “FMA Brotherhood Ep. 11 Breakdown + Torrent! – The Fantastic Canyon Game of Tag!”

  1. ^_^ uno!

  2. Second !
    Jeez, I’m still watching the original FMA [on episode 13], but the plot just seems to lead nowhere so far.

  3. DOS!! that thing looked like..um..the stuff down there.

  4. damn!!1 TRES!!!!!!!!!!

  5. CUATRO!! 😀

    Haha, great breakdown again Dynamic. I don’t know about you but I noticed another set of giant columns and Ed had nothing to do with them in that picture…Mmmmmm, Paninya…As for the other picture that definitely looked like *cough*sperm*cough*… >_>

    Lol, boys will be boys and perverts will be pedos…no wait…perverts! Ahem…I thought this episode was pretty cool and it was funny as hell. At first I thought the baby was lost but thankfully it wasn’t. Can’t wait for next episode and I hope Paninya makes a second appearance in the future! Or maybe a third…or a fourth…hell she can replace Winry! 😉

  6. boy do I look dead sexy being bald and having glasses– I never knew I needed glasses O_O so now I know what I look like bald and manly, nice to know 😉 lol
    Mud looks like he needs to get to the toilet and quick, hold on people he’s gonna make a runner after he finishes Super off 😉

    Great breakdown by the way

  7. Go to the toilet or crush somebody’s head? meh close enough.
    lol funny breakdown dynamic.
    It’s quite obvious what is really happening in that pic btw
    Dynamic is shocked at seeing the reflection of those mutton chops.
    Super thought he saw nico robin.
    I’m wondering were super got that shirt from O_o
    (oh and we’re not trying to break each others arms, just having a manly handshake is all >_> <_< )
    and cookie is day dreaming about what it's like to have hair. lol.

  8. @mud: lol, damn how’d you guess I was wondering what it was like to have hair?lol
    I have a feeling that it would keep my head warm T_T so cold, so very cooold brrrr…
    manly handshake from you and super? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! we all know you both are fighting over who owns that barbie doll 😉

  9. Anyone find a torrent for ep 12? I dl one from eclipse, but his didn’t have subs even thought it said eng sub on it…waste of dl time.

  10. @captn: I found a place where you can watch it online: http://www.animeavenue.net/fullmetal-alchemist-brotherhood-episode-12/

    And this one might be the one you downloaded, but try anyway:
    http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4969140/%5BEclipse%5D_Fullmetal_Alchemist_Brotherhood_12_.mkv

    Great ep. 😉

  11. Good breakdown….i havent read it…but its good….
    (i know its going to be good 😉 )

    I’ve been meaning to watch this series, but with my internet down, i’ve only been able to keep up with Bleach dub. (and when i say internet down…i dont mean the time i had a virus…i mean all the way back when my PS3 internet was down, all those months ago.)

    But im getting my own access point in a week with a SKY+HD box in my room. So then i can watch the series…..and your awesome breakdowns 😉

  12. WHOA! 0_0 Holy shit did anyone else just see Nico Robin run by here?

    @Cookie: Nope, it’s definitely just the manliest handshake you’ve ever seen in your life. 😛

    *hides secret Barbie doll catalog* >_>

  13. I didn’t know Brotherhood was a remake … I thought it was a completely different story.
    And here I was trying to read the manga and watch the old anime at the same time. It gets confusing keeping up with what happens in which.

  14. Just watched the episode.
    Oh, and those blue things that you were confused about, they’re fleas.
    Dominique called Ed a flea, and then he got depressed and … they decided to make it humorous and depict him as a bunch of fleas.

  15. @nagashi: O_o They don’t look like fleas to me >_>
    Someone has to learn how to draw O_e

    XD

  16. @dynamic: yeah, if the guy hadn’t called him that, I’d be as puzzled as everyone else. Didn’t even know fleas looked like that.

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