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The openings so far have wowed me! I got Again stuck in my head and kept singing it out loud even... People keep asking on Youtube "Who's the dude at the beginning? Is that an older sexy Ed?" I guess they'll find out eventually... Riza's little lip synch now gives me shivers every time I hear it, just because the lyris of that part (and the whole song) are so haunting and fit very well.
The second one didn't cause any fire-works in my brain, but WOW the animation! The battles are very awesome looking if I must say so myself. The song gets in my head after a while too.
Now for the third... song's okay for now, but the visuals to go with it will bring it to light
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Joined: 21-January 08
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Thanks a lot Michiyo!
First couple of seconds I was all W.T.F. FMA goes funky house weirdess...??
But as it turns out, I actually kinda like it. Or, at least some parts of it. It's different from the typical songs used in specifically FMA-openings, as well as in anime openings in general. But when it spaces out at the middle, and when the guy tries to sing in english... well, lets not mention that any further. But the "refrain" or whatever, is allright I guess (EXCEPT for the "clap your hands" part. Ugh.)
But I think it can work out fine. Hope they'll pick a good song for the Ending
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Joined: 10-June 09
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*cringes slightly* i guess its ok, and it will work if they cut the right part for the opening, but to me it doesnt seem to have the right sound for fma at this point, the series is getting darker not happier XD so far nothing has suppased the pure epicness of 'again' buuuuuut nah this songs not that bad actually the more i listen to it, I wish they wouldnt sing english lyrics though, its kinda annoying when the pronociation is so off, mmm hopefully the animation will redeem it
Joined: 2-February 06
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Song is nice, pretty appropiate for an OP, hope they wont mess with the animation and foreshadowing... Especially, if they reveal Pride's true identity ------------------------ [EDIT] First impressions after watching laggy KeyHoleTV. Maybe is just about getting used to it, but i like it less than 2nd op . Foreshadowing was somewhat ok, didnt reveal anything i was worried about. Weak points: -curious invented scenes like Al fighting Envy in true form, which cant remember to even happen on the manga. -Repeating some scenes. -Last seconds of the op look anti-climatic for me, at least they didnt fit the music, might be the lag tough... -Xingeses and Winry got almost no scenes.
Good things: +Good for Ishval flashbacks, Roy, Riza ,Hughes!!! It seems thats gonna be one of the main events (say BONES gonna spend most of their budget in this?) +Kimbley looks evilly AWESOME. +Olivier and Brigs Army is so EPIC.
By the way, its really the darkest OP so far, at least that fits the thing that are coming.
Joined: 10-July 09
From: Lincoln, Uk
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I'm loving this new opening, though not as much as 'again'. I don't know why this one just doesn't seem as epic (tho tbf, alot of what I loved about again was that it wa showing characters I'd only seen in the Manga) but that doesn't mean it's not as good.
- The shot of the Homunculus is very nice if not a spoiler-tastic...
- Okay this struck me as odd, from what we know about the upcoming episode titles, the Ishbal flashback is going to be one episode, so why does it feature so blummin' heavily in the opening? Thismakes me wonder if flashbacks will be peppered around a bit more and that one episode wont contain all the material. I'm thinking specifically of Kimblee.
- Speaking of whom, Kimblee is the real star of this opening, looking his evil best.
- Oh sorry did I say Kimblee was the star? Sorry I meant Olivier, Buccaneer and Miles are the stars here, so awesome!
- More foreshadowing...
- I love that they try to make it look like Ed's being dragged back into the gate's of truth until you look at it carefully and think 'are those TEETH?'
- All in all not a bad opening, tho I am noticing that this opening seems to be favouring a very small part of the Manga, which makes me wonder how long it'll be in place for...
- One last thought
Am I the only one who sees what looks like Pride attacking Al in the opening? This really confuses me as this doesn't happen until after the small time-skip, which I figured would be the place for it to move to a new opening...
Joined: 22-April 09
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Goooooood stuff! It's so much better than the second and it's nearly as good as Again. So many Ishbal!! Woohoo! Too bad they didn't foreshadowing Riza's back or Hawkeye-sensei. Oh well, I don't mind that much!