I knew they did the second part of the series without any kind of help or refference from Arakawa (except Kimbley) and stuff because there are too much changes. Not just in storyline, but in personalities too.
For instance, Roy suddenly starts to act like he was the father of Edward. He's always been worried about him.
Okay, why is this wrong? They'd known each other for four years, and they were fighting on the same side all along. It's only natural that Roy would worry about Ed in some way. It's nothing fatherly at all, if you pay close attention. Roy takes charge like a commander who doesn't want to lose a valuable soldier.
What I didn't like about this other half is the fact that they needed to add characters that shouldn't be there, I mean, 2ndary characters that showed their face in the first episodes and didn't have anything important to do but show the beginning, in order to be able to continue and give an ending: Roze, Lyla etc.
Okay, so how is this a continuity problem?
I didn't like either the Roze/Ed that there's in the last episodes. Specially in the last 2. When Dante said "I understand why he fell for you" I was like "huh???!"
Remember that Dante is pretty much deranged. And she doesn't know the real extent of Rose/Ed's relationship.
and when Ed seems so important to her, as if they were really in love I was like "when did that happen??? when Ed tried to convince her her boyfriend wasn't going to live never again and she looked at him with hate and pain? Or when Roze said that she didn't understand him when he said she needed to keep walking??".
Women are attracted to charisma. Ed was at his most charismatic when Rose first encountered him. He was pretty much the strongest man that she knew, so it's pretty logical that she'd be attracted to him.
I recall BONES saying "We may not make Winry appear in the movie because she didn't give much to the anime", and I was like "WTF?!",
It's true. Winry was pretty useless in the anime.
because THEY did make more important Roze in the last episodes, adding Ed/Roze, while they could have change that and add more protagonism to Winry, and more Winry/Ed.
This is retarded logic. Why does there need to be Winry/Ed? To satisfy your fangirlism? There's nothing at any point in the first half of the anime to suggest a romantic relationship between the two. Having them suddenly fall in love and start making babies towards the end would've made a lot less sense than Ed/Rose.
Another idea that,for me, could have been better was the idea of Roy having killed winry's parents. This idea isn't from the other half, but from before, but what bothers me is in the other half, I think the idea itself was good. Episode 43: Winry's continuesly looking bad at Roy, with pain in her eyes and asks him "Answear me! Is this the same as when you killed my parents?!", we are continuesly seeing how she's worried about Ed and how she links that to their parents. (Same impression gave me Shiezska with her continous "and what if you discover anything? (Episode 44)" and "You don't care about anything but raising in the military"), but then in episode 44: Shiezska "I've been all this time wrong about him, I thought he didn't care about Hughes" Winry "I will become... the most respected man of this country. He promised that. that's why he can't do anything with the hatred impulse. He's an adult". And I ask "When did we see that radical change of actitude?
So you thought it would be better if she kept on hatin'? That's pretty shallow. People can change attitudes pretty easily if they think more thoroughly about circumstances. Roy acted on orders when he killed Winry's parents. He was weak back then. Winry saw firsthand his speech about wanting to change the face of the military, and put 2 and 2 together, and concluded that she can't hate him for what he did 8 years earlier. Just because you're not smart enough to wrap your head around this doesn't mean that she can't also be.
Same happens with Ed and Roy, I think their relationship's always been "you are starting to really annoy me~" but there's a way between that and "I hate him to death", which doesn't seem as hard as that when you see how they treat each other in other episodes but 44. It really surprised me and I couldn't agree with that.
You're pretty damn shallow, aren't you?
And there are some more things, not to say the mistakes they made, forgetting some things, and holes (which I'll state in another thread ("Do you hate what BONES did to FMA?"), that make me don't like this other half.
(But what really really bothers me is that they said they would show things in the movie they don't show!!!!! >.<)
In conclusion, what's for me this other half of the series?: I think it's a poor written script, with some good ideas that could have been better developed. They tried to add too much drama without considering some important facts and made it seem rushed because of that and the continuous trying to surprise us in just 25 episodes, making it look as if they took it out under their sleeve in one moment as they were making the animation.
Also, after reading the manga, it gives me the feeling that they tried to end something that was just the beginning, and that they couldn't make a really deep plot in this other half, forgetting the storiline of the first half and leaving it aside and having the need to put secondary characters instead of original ones with their own story.
My personal opinion is that they could have made a stop in the series of a year and then continue with the anime with the manga as support. Or at least consult Arakawa more often, although I have an omake where she said "You are the ones releasing this, not me".
My conclusion is that yours was a poorly thought out rant full of half-baked ideas that added up to little more than an immature viewer who was dissatisfied when she got a nuanced plot after expecting a straightforward one all along.
QUOTE(A Song of Storm and Fire @ Oct 8 2005, 04:39 AM) [snapback]297300[/snapback]
Why didn't Bones just follow the manga instead of going off on their own? Did they just want it over and done with or something? =_=
To piss off people like you.