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Post by VR7 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:51 am

The first episode of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood aired. (Yes, that's the title) Unsurprisingly, it does not do a retelling of the Father Cornello storyline that made up the first two chapters of the manga. Instead, the episode follows an original filler story as an alternate way of reintroducing the characters.
Though after watching 00, you can't ever listen to Hughes or Mustang the same way again.

From the opening alone, I think it's safe to assume this will definitely be a more faithful adaptation of the original manga.
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Re: Fullmetal Alchemist 2.0 (Brotherhood)

Post by Dark Duel » Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:06 pm

And even if the appearance of "Number 23", aka Van Hoenheim, Ed & Al's father (See FMA Manga Chapter 74 and 75) in the first two seconds of the OP wasn't confirmation enough, the episode itself gives us two brief glimpses of FMA manga archvillain "Father". So yeah, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood will most definitely be keeping more closely to the manga.

Also, though I had doubts, I am very glad to see/hear Kikuko Inoue does a brilliant Lust. Which is good, because Lust is my favorite of the Homunculi by a very long way (With Greed coming in second). Also, for me Shinichiro Miki was Urahara Kisuke before he was Lockon Stratos, but he also does a great Mustang, as I knew he would.

Great stuff, can't wait for more.
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Post by Doven » Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:42 am

I hope they keep some of the soundtrack from the last series like Brothers, and the style the are using is nice, but I prefer the last series art style for some reason.

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Post by ydawg314 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:31 pm

I guess the thing that is bothering me is that I dont understand why they would go all out of the way to redo a story which was completely fine to begin with. I feel like we know what is going to happen anyway so what is the point?

That said I did enjoy the first episode.
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Post by MindlessFire » Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:57 pm

There were a few people complained about how the ending sucked or how they nerfed Ed as he was much more badass in Manga than the first anime adaption. The episode 3 apparently is going to be a redux of the Lior incident. Judging by the previews, looks like they're sticking to the original manga storyline.

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Post by ydawg314 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:35 pm

O I dint even realize he was more badass at all in the manga... he just seemed more petty about being called short.
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Post by MindlessFire » Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:13 pm

At least compared to the first anime adaption, examples can be found here:

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/C ... lAlchemist

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Post by Dark Duel » Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:38 pm

GAWDs, I can't wait to see the last few chapters of the manga animated. That is gonna rock on so many levels.
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Post by VR7 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:15 pm

Aside from the second half of the storyline being completely different, the portrayals of characters in the manga are generally a lot more interesting than the first anime. It's probably because Arakawa developed the other characters to some extent, not just the Elric brothers.

And I don't see anything wrong with animating the original manga storyline. I'd like to see all the new characters from Xing in animated form, and it's not like they could have told the manga's ending in the first anime--at the time they began deviating from the original source material, the actual manga was only around thirty chapters in. The manga right now is at like 94 chapters now, and still ongoing.
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Post by MindlessFire » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:00 am

Episode 2 is pretty much Chapter 23 and 24. Episode 3 is pretty much Lior again, except it's going the manga route as shown in the previews (hopefully they're combining Chapter 1 and 2 into the same episode).

Also, later we get to see Alex Armstrong's badass older sister now animated.

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Post by L.U.T.A. » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:40 pm

It looks good but I've only watched the anime no mang. But in the previews for the foirst episode why is Rose non-arab? Was she non-arab in the mang or....
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Post by VR7 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:11 am

I don't think they ever mentioned whether or not Lior was a desert city in the manga, nor did the manga artwork suggest that the natives of Lior are supposed to have dark skin. As far as I know, it might be something Mizushima thought up because he felt a need to relate Fullmetal Alchemist to real world problems.

That said, it is pretty awkward to see Rose with a completely different skin colour after being used to seeing her with dark skin.
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Post by Hi_Nu_Gundam » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:32 am

Don't really get the point of this show except to maybe milk the FMA franchise some more, however *SPOILERS FOR THOSE THAT HAVENT READ THE MANGE*






I would love to see how they handle Father in the show...
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Post by Dark Duel » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:48 am

Presumably exactly the same way he's handled in the manga...Seems after all to be the point of this show - to create an FMA anime that is faithful to the manga.
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Post by Hi_Nu_Gundam » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:35 am

Dark Duel wrote:Presumably exactly the same way he's handled in the manga...Seems after all to be the point of this show - to create an FMA anime that is faithful to the manga.
whoops what I meant was I'd like to see who voices him and how good they are in capturing his personality...
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Post by L.U.T.A. » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:39 pm

well I kinda like this new addition even though its basically the Rebuild of FMA. The animation and character designs look updated and i look forward to a different ending.
Hi_Nu_Gundam wrote:Don't really get the point of this show except to maybe milk the FMA franchise some more, however *SPOILERS FOR THOSE THAT HAVENT READ THE MANGE*
I would love to see how they handle Father in the show...
As far as milking the audience for everything they've got... I haven't given a dime to any anime just my divided (ADD) attention. Free subs are all you need and if u want to read a mang just go to ur local borders and read it there... for free. Americans do have to pay...
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Post by Chris » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:03 pm

L.U.T.A. wrote:As far as milking the audience for everything they've got... I haven't given a dime to any anime just my divided (ADD) attention. Free subs are all you need and if u want to read a mang just go to ur local borders and read it there... for free. Americans do have to pay...
A lot of people (myself included) don't care for this entitlement attitude that many anime fans have. So you think it's just ok to keep taking and taking things without ever giving anything back and supporting a product? Does it mean nothing to actually own something? You make think free for you is all well and good, but if no one ever buys anything, your free ride ends.
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Post by Commissar Bright Noa » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:23 pm

Chris wrote:
L.U.T.A. wrote:As far as milking the audience for everything they've got... I haven't given a dime to any anime just my divided (ADD) attention. Free subs are all you need and if u want to read a mang just go to ur local borders and read it there... for free. Americans do have to pay...
A lot of people (myself included) don't care for this entitlement attitude that many anime fans have. So you think it's just ok to keep taking and taking things without ever giving anything back and supporting a product? Does it mean nothing to actually own something? You make think free for you is all well and good, but if no one ever buys anything, your free ride ends.
I think at the very least, however, you should try to support them somewhat by buying maybe a volume or two. In my case, I don't have all the money in the world and I'm trying to get a job so, for example, when I download music, I try and still buy an album or get them for a holiday or something like that. The only problem I have is the fact that all the stores that sold that stuff are going out of business or are too small to have what I want.

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Post by Destiny_Gundam » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:45 pm

Commissar Bright Noa wrote:all the stores that sold that stuff are going out of business
You can thank people like L.U.T.A for that.

Anyways, FMA. I watched episode 1, and it was ok. I still don't think there's any need to remake FMA, as the first anime was perfectly acceptable as it was (even if it was different from the manga. Different =/= bad). I could certainly name some mangas that really need a more faithful anime adaptation *coughBlackCatcough*. FMA is not one of them.

Suppose I'm not that much of a FMA fan in general, though. But I do enjoy it. Can't say I like Ed much. He's supposed to be all badass and a super genious or whatever, but it's hard to think so when he flies off the handle every time some one calls him short (which is merely stating a fact). I like Al a lot more. They don't play up his abilities to the extent of Ed's, and he just feels more modest and down to Earth to me.
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Post by krullnar » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:15 pm

But in the manga its different Al is just as skilled and maybe even stronger fighter then Ed. Also he can do trasnmutations with out a circle just like Ed. So with the new series we should see Al kicking butt too not just as the helpless side kick.
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