Joined: 17-September 05
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If you wish to add your comments/thoughts/reflections on the FMA manga series being concluded, this is the thread. Please share your thoughts on FMA manga series being concluded, or "thank-you"s to the author, Hiromu Arakawa, what FMA managa meant in your life, reminiscing some of the memorable moment in your life that involved FMA managa, etc., etc., on this thread.
Joined: 19-July 09
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Well, this is the end of a very long ride for me.
It's not one that I've spent much time involved with the FMA fanbase with though. I was introduced to Fullmetal Alchemist through the thread for the first anime on the SomethingAwful.com forums, while it was still airing in Japan, in early 2004.
Through that thread I eventually got into the manga, as I read it around when the anime started to go into its completely own path. At first I found the manga's plot elements odd as it was during the period where Maria Ross was suspect for Hughes murder, but as I went back and read the whole thing, I grew to realise that I appreciated this far more as the author's true vision and the way the story existed to be told.
I wasn't reading every month until 2005 or 2006, but since then I've been an avid reader and it has been my manga highlight each month and my favourite series.
Without it now, I do have one less thing to look forward to each month and now the period around the 8th- 12th of each month will come and pass as something with no meaning for me anymore.
Obviously I've never lived for FMA, that would be crazy talk, but it will be a few months before I do get over the emptyness I'll feel around the time where usually I'd be reading an FMA chapter.