Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood – 60

Hagane no Renkinjutsushi – Fullmetal Alchemist Ep. 60
鋼の錬金術師 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST Episode 60 review
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood – 60

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - 60As Brosh and Ross are reunited at the radio station, Scar and Bradley continue their battle, inflicting damage to each other. Bradley manages to damage Scar’s transmutation arm and goes for the kill only to be surprised that Scar can perform alchemy still thanks to the research and tattoos on his other arm.

Down in Father’s lair, Mei decides to tackle Father for Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - 60immortality and though Hohenheim manages to emerge enough to warn her, she’s still taken out by attacking Father. Ed battles Pride as the others attempt to fight Father but when the solar eclipse is almost at its peak, Father puts an end to the fighting by grabbing his chosen sacrifices and binding them. Greed attacks to be at the center and take the power, but Father was expecting that since Greed’s greed is actually the same as Father’s greed.

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - 60Father moves and starts the massive transmutation circle, taking the life of everyone in Amestris. Eyeballs appear in the stomach areas of Ed, Al, Hohenheim, Izumi, and Roy as Father continues to do his thing. What appears to be a giant door opens from what was Amestris and a giant Father emerges and challenges God. An eye opens at the moon and arms appear from that door, mingling with Father’s door’s arms. Thus Father vows to pull God from the heavens and absorb Him and His power.

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - 60

Thoughts/Review:

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - 60How the heck do you recover from that? Seriously, with everyone dead, the bad guys win, end of story. *lol*

OK, we can’t have a story that ends like that and since you guys have informed me the series has four more episodes, I can only imagine that something has to happen to fix things since they apparently weren’t able to stop Father’s plan.

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - 60Now, does this “god” that Father wants to absorb end up being too much for Father to contain? That’s a possible means of getting out of this. Then again, there’s also the alkahestry modification of the countrywide alchemy circle and that might come into play. Maybe Mei Chan is close enough to the center to survive and possibly activate that to reverse things. There’s also Greed-Ling. The word “sacrifice” would seem to rule Ed, Al, Izumi, Roy, and Hohenheim out unless being sacrificed gives them a means with which to act.

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - 60Basically, I can’t even remotely begin to speculate on where things will go because there are too many variables. As such, I look forward to seeing how things are resolved from what seems to be an unresolvable situation.

The fight between Bradley and Scar still has not ended, which surprised me a bit since I thought Scar might take him down by now. That said, the revelation that Scar had tattooed his other arm was a bit of a surprise and while Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - 60it fit from a certain perspective (Scar continuing his brother’s research), it also comes up as rather contrived to allow Scar to survive Bradley’s final attack and inflict damage back.

I guess Pride didn’t get off without paying a price for the forced human transmutation. That does make sense to me since even though he used Roy as a proxy, he still used his Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - 60body and abilities to perform the transmutation and indeed passed through the gate himself.

Hey wait! If Pride was damaged, does he have a damaged pride? *lol* (Clearly, I need to be in bed getting some much needed sleep.)

Though short, I liked that Ross and Brosh were reunited.

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - 60Finally, I suppose it is official now. Mei Chan is “May Chang” and Xiao Mei is “Shao May,” at least according to the eyecatch. There may have been an earlier eyecatch to spell their names this way and if so, I didn’t pay attention.

So, a really interesting episode that paints things as bad as they could possibly get before the final resolution. Should be interesting to see the conclusion. ^_^

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7 Responses to “Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood – 60”

  1. Hubert says:

    Fear not, they came up with a way to counter Father… and it’s going to be totally awesome 🙂 By the way, the Final Chapter of FMA just appeared on the net. Great ending of a great story… but I won’t spoil it for your.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Just read the last chapter.

    I FEEL EMPTY INSIDE!!! DX

    THANK GOD FOR BROTHERHOOD!

    NO ONE RUIN THE ENDING FOR ASTRO/THIS AWESOME DUDE!

  3. arimareiji says:

    @Hubert: If they can write something ~believable~ as opposed to something that seems like it was pulled out of someone’s colon, I’ll be impressed to the point of amazed. Not that it can’t be done… look at what Akamatsu-sensei wrote to get Negi-tachi out of the bad ending in the World Tree arc. Just that it’s really hard to do.

    @ANB: I got the same feeling watching this one – increasing disbelief accompanied by wondering how the bloody &*## they’ll get out of this one.

    (Maybe it’s something in the air? Sluggy Freelance, if you’re familiar with it, just painted itself into the corner of a corner wrt Zoë.)

    Feel free to trash these overbroad assumptions, but I would say that: Within Western belief systems, it wouldn’t be hard to believe that Father simply gets himself pwnt by “God”, since challenging the heavens in any fashion tends to get you squashed like a bug (viz. Icarus or Arachne). Within Eastern belief systems, there’s a lot more room for suchlike, up to and including overthrow (viz. the Monkey King)… thus, any salvation to be found in the next few episodes will have to come from the humans.

  4. O-chan says:

    …and in the NEXT episode of FMA a giant Rei Ayanami pops up, slaps Father, and says “Stop copying me!” Heh heh. ^_^

  5. Anonymous says:

    I just realized why all of you don’t think they could fix this.

    The episode cut off at a different point from the manga chapter xD Father has yet to explain what exactly he’s done so there’s a lot less room to believe this could be turned around.

  6. arimareiji says:

    @Anonymous: Thank you for the gentle nudge back on the right path without giving anything away. That was artfully done. (^_^)

    @O-chan: I think I like your version of how the good guys will win the best. (^_~) I hadn’t noticed, but now that you mention it, the imagery does feel kinda borrowed.

    (And they do seem to have even more resemblances: An unsatisfying movie that most fans like to pretend never happened, followed by a rework of the story years later.)

  7. AstroNerdBoy says:

    I almost forgot to go back and catch these. ^_^;;; Darn busy schedule.

    (Maybe it’s something in the air? Sluggy Freelance, if you’re familiar with it, just painted itself into the corner of a corner wrt Zoë.)

    Yeah, I know Sluggy Freelance well, though I’m ashamed to say I haven’t read it in a year or so. I’m almost afraid to ask what’s going on with Zoe.

    …and in the NEXT episode of FMA a giant Rei Ayanami pops up, slaps Father, and says “Stop copying me!” Heh heh. ^_^

    *LOL* Yes, that’s a good one. ^_^

    Working on episode 61 now.

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