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This thread is for EdxWin fans who had watched/read FMA:Brotherhood anime and/or FMA manga series finals (including any of post-final Gaidens).
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QUOTE (Hikarioneza @ Jul 2 2011, 11:17 AM)
Funnily enough, I only really love their relationship in the manga. I don't really think the the first anime portrayed their bond in the best way, and it most certainly wasn't a relationship I could see working. In Arakawa's original story, however, they have this amazing close bond, built on years of a true, close friendship, which slowly but surely turned into something more. Its that kind of relationship were you can see that they're so right for each other. Even a relationship you can see lasting forever. I don't usually buy the childhood friends romance thing, because its tend to be done in a very shallow way (at least in other manga/anime I've have seen) but FMA manage to do this in the most realistic way possible. For example, we never see Winry gush about Ed, after she realised her love for him, and I always found that to be very sweet.
I actually agree with this. I felt like in the first anime, the bond between Ed and Winry really wasn't shown much at all. I got the feeling that Winry had some kind of crush on Ed, but I didn't really sense Ed having those feelings back. (I think there were actually two instances in the first anime where Ed shoved her! )
But in the manga and Brotherhood I could really feel that bond between them. You could tell that their bond went a lot deeper than just simple childhood friends. You could also see just how much Ed cared for Winry, like when Winry tried to shoot Scar. I found Winry to be a much more impactful character in the manga/Brotherhood anyways, and thus making her relationship with Ed a lot more impactful to me. I also felt like there was a lot more build up to their relationship too so when (Warning! End of the series spoilers!) they got married at the end, it didn't seem totally random. It felt very right
Roy x Riza - Edward x Winry - Ling x Lan Fan - Alphonse x Mei - Havoc x Rebecca