I NEED TO SEE THAT AGAIN. IN HIGHER QUALITY. My mind is kind of blown right now and not sure what to think but OMG CENTRAL CITY. They really made the place come to life. ;__;
I have to LOL at how Isaac was just about to single-handedly fuck up Father's plans and THEY STOPPED HIM. YOU WILL SO REGRET THAT LATER LMAO. FUCK YES BRADLEY WAS LIKE "I WILL CUT YOU BITCH" AND THEN HE DID. SO MUCH FORESHADOWING HAHAHA.
Also I liked Isaac's alchemy and the various creative uses of it. But man, getting stabbed by blood? It made me cringe like AHHH HE BETTER NOT HAVE HIV.
I really liked Kimbley's cameo. He was like "pfft you got me all wrong, I just killed them for the hell of it dude." I liked his voice!! :O
Roy sounds younger than before, this might take some time to get used to. Riza was fine. I am relieved that Roy keeps spare gloves, for a while I was worried that they would have him using his flame alchemy with drenched gloves. Also I want to look at his alchemy scenes in slow motion to see if he's rubbing his fingers together or snapping, because really he should just be rubbing them together but the previous anime liked to make him snap because it looks cool but yeah this is just a nitpick, it wouldn't affect my enjoyment if they had him snapping. I'm still curious though!
HUUUUUUUUUUGHES. OH SO MANY CUTE FAMILY MOMENTS. ;_____;
BAWWWWW Al keeps a list of things he wants to eat when he gets his body back. HE WAS SO KICKASS AND USEFUL IN THIS EP.
Ummmm yeah I need to watch it again. Especially the OP, because it was really lagging. And I was using TVAnts this time too. D:
THE ED WAS CUTE BUT LOL. Just...lol. At least the visuals fit the lyrics!
I'm also not sure what to think about the gag scenes. On one hand I'm glad they were there and it was adorable but a few of them were just kinda...weird? Reminds me of how off-putting the gag scenes are in the Hellsing Ultimate OVAs though I like them there too. I want to see the actual manga-based gags now haha.
BUT generally I just love how they made the Hagaren world come to life. None of the characters really struck me as OOC yet and they certainly seem closer to their manga personalities than the previous anime (characterization is what's most important to me so this is a good thing). And I liked all the foreshadowing. Yeah. I'll have to think over the tone and structure of the episode when I rewatch it. *waits for RAW*
EDIT: WAIT WTF WAS ROY DOING IN CENTRAL AGAIN?
EDIT 2: FUCK YES OP REACHES NEW LEVELS OF AWESOME. *______*
EDIT 3: Going by the OP, I predict that they will be done with the Devil's Nest arc by episode 26, if not earlier. I am SO THRILLED to see Greed in there. :D The story will be moving at a much faster pace than the first anime I think.
EDIT 4: I CAN'T STOP WATCHING THE OP AHHHHH.