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Full Metal Alchemist OVA2: Simple People
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.