Full Metal Alchemist OVA2: Simple People

Title:Full Metal Alchemist OVA2: Simple People
FMA OVA2 -Simple People
Fullmetal Alchemist OVA2 -Simple People
Hagane no Renkinjutsushi OVA2 -Simple People
鋼の錬金術師 OVA2 -Simple People (Japanese)
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One of three (short) OVA episodes released in fall 2009 and spring 2010. (see details below)

OVA 1 (~16min) - see The Blind Alchemist

OVA 2 (~13min) - Simple People - Edward's mechanical arm has been badly damaged in a fight, so both boys head-off to Winrey's Rockbell AutoMail shop. But they have not in been in contact with her for such a long time that they become worried at just how will she welcome them back?

OVA 3 (~14min) - see Tales of the Master

The first Blu-ray Disc and DVD volume for the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime series will include a Mōmoku no Renkinjutshi (Blind Alchemist) OVA when Aniplex ships it on August 26. The OVA is based on the side story of the same name that manga creator Hiromu Arakawa drew for the Fullmetal Alchemist Guidebook. The first Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood disc release will also feature the first two episodes from the television series. The Limited Initial Edition will add "Hiromu Arakawa's 4-Panel Theater," which will be the first time that Arakawa's four-panel gag manga have been animated. The other extras will include an "Eye Catch Card" illustrated with the commercial bumper artwork from the anime and a 16-page Alchemist's Log about the behind-the-scenes production. Hiroki Kanno is drawing the disc jacket illustrations. Arakawa herself will illustrate a "Rouge" box for the first four volumes.

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[edit] Animated adaptations of the popular manga series by the same name. See ↗Fullmetal Alchemist for more info.

Original Story: Retelling which more truly follows the manga: Side stories, Parodies and Specials:
OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Buy 9 9 9 8 8 AstroNerdBoy [series:2296#436]
Unlike the somber first OVA episode, this second episode was rather lighthearted in nature, showing us how Riza started wearing long hair and how Winry started wearing earrings. I liked how both girls reflect on how something so simple influenced them. Winry didn't wear earrings until she saw Riza wear them. To be honest, I never noticed if Riza wore them or not. I knew Winry did as it is like a trademark for her character though I've never paid attention if she wears them in flashback sequences when she was younger.

As for Riza, it is a similar thing, only with her hair. We rarely see Riza with her hair down, which is a more relaxed feel for her character.

While the current TV series still inject humor at times, it is rather nice to have an episode mostly devoted to comedy. Gone is the darkness of the homunculi plan along with the death and destruction it brings. While I certainly have no objections to the dark story of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, I found this episode to be a breath of different air that made me smile, both on a humor front, and on an "aw" front. I hope FUNimation licenses it.

Last updated Saturday, February 13 2010. Created Saturday, February 13 2010.

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