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post Dec 20 2007, 12:31 PM
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503: Other name for the EdWin pairing, fandom-wise. Refers to a jeans brand that is named Edwin. Fans assumed it was a hint from Arakawa since she chose that number for the room (and in a omake - or the actual manga, don't remember - Ed joins Winry into this room to discuss about something, so that came from here). Of course, this is only fan speculation; nothing confirmed.


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post Dec 20 2007, 01:13 PM
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QUOTE(Automne @ Dec 20 2007, 01:31 PM) *
503: Other name for the EdWin pairing, fandom-wise. Refers to a jeans brand that is named Edwin. Fans assumed it was a hint from Arakawa since she chose that number for the room (and in a omake - or the actual manga, don't remember - Ed joins Winry into this room to discuss about something, so that came from here). Of course, this is only fan speculation; nothing confirmed.

Ooh, I didn't know that. That's interesting. happy.gif Just ignore my post then, heh. The only reason I thought those emperors may have relevance is because they reminded me of Xing.
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post Dec 21 2007, 06:23 AM
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Question answered, thread closed, and yes it was in the manga itself not the omake


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post Dec 22 2007, 09:54 AM
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QUOTE(Little Fixster @ Dec 17 2007, 07:37 PM) *
So I was just thinking, on the topic of transmuting gold and all that, in the manga, that incident is the only one so far that I can think of where something is transmuted that is of a different element. In the anime there's the other cases you mentioned. You could argue that these cases in the anime still used the same elements - all you'd need to make ethanol is Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen - The hydrogen and oxygen would be plentiful seeing as sloth is made out of water (Well not MADE exactly but you get my point), and you're body's got alot of carbon too. It wouldn't explain the leftover phosphorous, lime, all that stuff but still...For Ed's arm...Steel is made of iron and carbon. You could change the amount of carbon (.1-1.5%) - I'm not sure if that would be different enough but I would say so. However, a lot of those substances would be weaker, not just because "whenever Ed changes the structure it becomes weaker." High Carbon steels are stronger but more brittle, low carbon steels are more likely to bend. I suppose it would be possible to make alloys if he had the materials too, I'm not sure Lior has alot of metal lying around...But those are possible explanations, if not the correct ones.

With the gold thing though...There's really no way to explain that besides they took creative liberties. Maybe gold's an exception... dry.gif

Now if it was pyrite (fool's gold) that could be explained but I'm quite sure that when it says gold, it means gold.

Sorry about the length and slight rambling.

But I'm pretty sure the whole gold thing is the only case that happens in the manga...still it does happen then.



There's really no use fighting the anime's logistics, but the manga- the gold thing is a bit dubious in a manga that follows most other rules so closely, ne?
I suppose that part just came from what the alchemists of the Middle Ages sought after, turning lead (the 'lowest' metal) to gold (the 'highest' metal, perfection). Doing so would most likely require a Philosopher's Stone (oddly, depicted as being red in HP and FMA, even though the texts I've read suggests otherwise, it rather being yellow or amber). It's possible that Arakawa-sensei put the transmutation of gold in the manga for that reason, tying history into a work of fiction.
I'm sure there might be something else, but my brain isn't working too well yet. Maybe I should go and down some more antibiotics, time's up anyways...


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post Dec 22 2007, 04:15 PM
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Merged "503?" thread (closed) here. smile.gif
It got some good information which some of the FMA manga fans might not know.
(Thanks, Automne for the info!! biggrin.gif )


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post Dec 24 2007, 04:55 AM
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QUOTE(Automne @ Dec 21 2007, 03:31 AM) *
503: Other name for the EdWin pairing, fandom-wise. Refers to a jeans brand that is named Edwin. Fans assumed it was a hint from Arakawa since she chose that number for the room (and in a omake - or the actual manga, don't remember - Ed joins Winry into this room to discuss about something, so that came from here). Of course, this is only fan speculation; nothing confirmed.


Ah, I see. Thanks for the info! And I remembered it was mentioned in an Edwin thread around here somewhere, so yah xD
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post Dec 25 2007, 12:54 PM
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oh,,,hello people

I just want to know one thing please

is Manga FMA is over ??

or still completing even now ?

and what are is the last chapter number

please I waiting the answer
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post Dec 26 2007, 03:26 AM
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Don't worry Edo, the manga hasn't ended yet, it's only come to chapter 78. You can find all chapters on onemanga.com, I think. 79 will come out on the 12th of January. Happy reading and Merry Christmas! laugh.gif


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post Dec 27 2007, 10:13 AM
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Oh realy realy realy realllllllllly thans so much Anomia Grey

you make my so happy

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post Dec 30 2007, 10:18 PM
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Yesterday I bought volume 15 of the FMA manga. It's finally translated into English. Yay! And it's a great volume (the Ishbal flashback). But I noticed a strange detail.

The first two pages of chapter 59 show three panels of Barry the Chopper watching the scene, at least, in my scanlation of the chapter. In the official version by Viz, however, two nameless guards with guns and Dr. Marcoh are shown. It does not look at all like censorship (like in volume 8), more like a coverup of an error on Arakawa's part. Showing Barry the Chopper on that place does not make any point for the plot (he does never play another role there anyway); so it could even confuse readers. Maybe Barry was just shown to indicate that that a flashback was still going on: readers would assume so in the volume, but not necessarily in the serialized chapters of a magazine.

Do such small differences between the Monthly Shonen Gangan-chapters and the official volumes occur more often?
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post Jan 2 2008, 07:40 PM
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QUOTE(stonehead @ Dec 30 2007, 10:18 PM) *
Yesterday I bought volume 15 of the FMA manga. It's finally translated into English. Yay! And it's a great volume (the Ishbal flashback). But I noticed a strange detail.

The first two pages of chapter 59 show three panels of Barry the Chopper watching the scene, at least, in my scanlation of the chapter. In the official version by Viz, however, two nameless guards with guns and Dr. Marcoh are shown. It does not look at all like censorship (like in volume 8), more like a coverup of an error on Arakawa's part. Showing Barry the Chopper on that place does not make any point for the plot (he does never play another role there anyway); so it could even confuse readers. Maybe Barry was just shown to indicate that that a flashback was still going on: readers would assume so in the volume, but not necessarily in the serialized chapters of a magazine.

Do such small differences between the Monthly Shonen Gangan-chapters and the official volumes occur more often?


I examined the scanlations after reading this. The removal of Barry, as well as (I noticed) Slicer; seemed quite pointless. Actually a waste of time, perhaps. Obviously not censorship: There was nothing obscene in the panels. For all we know, Arakawa could have been planning something with the inclusion of these characters; as I doubt Viz knows about future volumes. In addition, Lust was not edited out. As far as I know, she didn't play a major role either; and her presence would also have been indicative of a flashback. Frankly, I'm a little bit irritated with Viz. dry.gif

As for whether this occurs frequently, I have no idea. I'm hoping I'll be able to trust the English version to stop editing things out, though.
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post Jan 9 2008, 04:23 PM
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Alright, I'm not sure if anyone asked something like this yet...But I have a question regarding volume 10 (I'm only up to volume 15 since I try to stay away from scanlations, so I'm hoping this wasn't answered in-manga).
Anyway, here is my question:
When the military, etc, broke into the (third?) laboratory during volume 10, I clearly remember Lust telling Riza that they had wasted two "precious human sacrifices." While she eventually settled on attempting to kill everyone instead of using them as sacrifices, who exactly were the "two?" I clearly remember there being at least five people in the 3rd laboratory. Were there some she didn't waste?
*Did not really understand that volume too well* >_>
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post Jan 9 2008, 04:58 PM
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QUOTE(wssarrow @ Jan 9 2008, 03:23 PM) *
Alright, I'm not sure if anyone asked something like this yet...But I have a question regarding volume 10 (I'm only up to volume 15 since I try to stay away from scanlations, so I'm hoping this wasn't answered in-manga).
Anyway, here is my question:
When the military, etc, broke into the (third?) laboratory during volume 10, I clearly remember Lust telling Riza that they had wasted two "precious human sacrifices." While she eventually settled on attempting to kill everyone instead of using them as sacrifices, who exactly were the "two?" I clearly remember there being at least five people in the 3rd laboratory. Were there some she didn't waste?
*Did not really understand that volume too well* >_>

I believe she was referring to Al and Roy.
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Oh another homunculi related question: In the anime they make it VERY CLEAR than homunculus are souless (though some scenes contradict this theory) however after reading the larger part of the 15 english volumes I cannot remember them ever stating the homunculi in the manga don't have souls. So are they soul bound or not?


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post Feb 8 2008, 04:28 AM
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QUOTE(wssarrow @ Jan 3 2008, 03:40 AM) *
QUOTE(stonehead @ Dec 30 2007, 10:18 PM) *
Yesterday I bought volume 15 of the FMA manga. It's finally translated into English. Yay! And it's a great volume (the Ishbal flashback). But I noticed a strange detail.

The first two pages of chapter 59 show three panels of Barry the Chopper watching the scene, at least, in my scanlation of the chapter. In the official version by Viz, however, two nameless guards with guns and Dr. Marcoh are shown. It does not look at all like censorship (like in volume 8), more like a coverup of an error on Arakawa's part. Showing Barry the Chopper on that place does not make any point for the plot (he does never play another role there anyway); so it could even confuse readers. Maybe Barry was just shown to indicate that that a flashback was still going on: readers would assume so in the volume, but not necessarily in the serialized chapters of a magazine.

Do such small differences between the Monthly Shonen Gangan-chapters and the official volumes occur more often?


I examined the scanlations after reading this. The removal of Barry, as well as (I noticed) Slicer; seemed quite pointless. Actually a waste of time, perhaps. Obviously not censorship: There was nothing obscene in the panels. For all we know, Arakawa could have been planning something with the inclusion of these characters; as I doubt Viz knows about future volumes. In addition, Lust was not edited out. As far as I know, she didn't play a major role either; and her presence would also have been indicative of a flashback. Frankly, I'm a little bit irritated with Viz. dry.gif

As for whether this occurs frequently, I have no idea. I'm hoping I'll be able to trust the English version to stop editing things out, though.


This is not Viz's doing at all, it was changed in the original volume as well, because as it was drawn in the original chapter it was way wrong, as wssarrow said. Barry and Slicer Bros. were not captured and put into armors until years after the Ishval war ended, therefore they could not be there at the time (Time Paradox! XD ).
The fact that they did change it shows how much care is (was? sad.gif ) put into this manga by its author.

Also, for the sake of completeness I'll say in the same or next chapter, if you check the scanlations there's a page where both Comanche and Roy are missing their respective alchemical circles on their hands. This was fixed in the volume too.


QUOTE(The random alchemist @ Feb 3 2008, 09:53 PM) *
Oh another homunculi related question: In the anime they make it VERY CLEAR than homunculus are souless (though some scenes contradict this theory) however after reading the larger part of the 15 english volumes I cannot remember them ever stating the homunculi in the manga don't have souls. So are they soul bound or not?


They do have souls. Plenty of them, in fact within their stones ( XD ).
No, seriously, each has their own soul, born from Father's "weaknesses" -pride, lust, etc.-
They have a personality, after all.

I always found that "hommunculi have no soul" part from the anime really stupid.


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