News & info on FMA "Sacred Star of Milos" movie on official JP site & around the web (Compiled "Movie Guide" on the first post..updated on Aug. 8, 2011) Please DO NOT post spoiler movie storyline here, If post contains movie spoiler discussions please post on SPOILER ZONE
Roy (shouting): "Teach Us, Instructor Roy!" lesson ~~ !!
Roy: "So far we went over the history and culture of Milos. Next we'll go over the power struggles between Milos and Creta."
Winry: " Sounds like this one is going to be even more difficult to understand."
Riza: "Winry-chan, the instructor is really getting into it, just bare with him a little longer, please."
Roy: "Lieutenant, I heard that."
Roy: "People of Milos was forced to live at the bottom of Death Canyon in a miserable conditions by Creta, while they resided at top of the hill."
Roy: "This situation has changed around 1800 when newly formed Amestris started spreading Creta's territory"
Roy: "Amestris and Creta have had many minor skirmishes over Milos."
Roy: "Meantime, among people of Milos who had been oppressed by Creta there was a rise in the movement for independence of Milos."
Roy: "In 1094, Amestris army and people of Milos have secretly conspired a plan, and while Amestris army attacked Creta army on the Table City from the East side, people of Milos, carrying the flag of Phoenix that was the crest of Milos clan, attacked Creta army from below..."
Roy: "And, after nearly 300 years of being controlled by Crets, finally succeeded in chasing away Creta army from the Table City and take back the Table City again."
Roy: "This is later known as 'Milos Uprising'." Winry: "Ah, Amestris took a part in that uprising?"
But, the real goal of Amestris army was to take over the Table City, and establish an stronghold inside the Creta territory, and chased off the people of Milos from the Table City back down to the bottom of canyon below.
Amestris refused the request by Milos for the independence of Milos, and continued the control of the Table City, while the people of Milos was forced to live at the bottom of the canyon again.
Winry: "Wh..why didn't Amestris honor the agreement with people of Milos!? That makes Amestris a betrayer!"
Roy: "This has lead to the current situation of Amestris having the control of Table City as an enclave within Creta territory."
Roy: "Even with as is it is a very delicate situation there, with the complicated power struggles among these three parties. I hope Fullmetal is not going to cause any trouble there." Winry: "Uhhhh..." *sweatdrops*u
Ed: "Al!!" "Hold on!"
Ed (as Al & Julia continue flying away and crush to the cliff wall) "You must be kidding!"
Back to the lecture...
Roy: "Squeezed between two powerful nations in the West and East, for people of Milos, with their nationality take away by Creta, and their holly land taken away by Amestris, their fervent wish is to take back their independence."
In more recently history, a group called "Black Bat" was formed among young Milos generation with the goal to attain the independence of Milos from these two nations. They're carrying the same Phoenix flag, and causing disturbance in and around the Table City.
Riza (to Winry): "To people of Milos, Amestris and Creta are both hated nations. You should not travel to Milos alone, do you understand?"
Winry: "Yes." "But, now I know that Ed and Al are in such a dangerous place, I can not stay here and just remain standing by."
Riza: "Winry-chan..." Roy: "It is quite certain that if you go you would get in some kind of trouble there."
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Thank you, A Pierrot's Aria, could you move some of the scans from your post above to mine, and then move some caps from your first post with caps to your next caps (so that we'll have more rooms to post pics on your posts)
and if you can, add some more caps in the beginning part? Thank you! ^^
Then I will be back later and add my translations.
ETA: Okie dokie, that should be it. I thought it didn't look as many as I took... They should all be there now...that was some serious imageshack fail... - A Pierrot's Aria
^ ETA: Thank you, A Pierrot's Aria. ^^ Unfortunately, my Web connection got worse, and having a hard time catching the vid right now. I will try it again later. ~ Tombow
Roy: "Naturally, there were constant conflicts and disputes between and among tribes."
Roy: "To ease the frictions, Creta government has actively taken in non-Creta members in their governing body." (Winry is falling asleep)
Roy: "Also, Creta has employed the policy of honoring independent governing within each tribe."
Roy: "At the same time, Creta has established the districts that were directly controlled by Creta, in the areas with rich natural resources, and the border areas between tribes, and these areas were strictly controlled by the Creta Central Government."
Winry: "With that kind of forced policies, development of the country must have been slow."
Roy: "Not true. To reign over the tribes with differing interests, Creta I, the patriarch of Creta Tribe has assumed the title of Sultan, and also actively promoted the cultivation of the land in and around the cities for farming.
Roy: "Many of the dams and irrigation reservoirs & canals we see in Creta today were constructed under his leadership."
Riza: "I see. He actively worked on developing the whole country for better living."
Roy: "On the other hand, as a nomadic tribe, people of Creta had excelled in gather information."
Sheep (in Winry's imagination) jump over the fence, one after another. (Winry is falling asleep again)
Roy: "Creta government has sharpened this information gathering abilities, and developed a unique information gathering system."
Roy: "It is so-called "Wolves" and it has a network throughout the country."
Roy: "By developing this kind of 'carrot & stick' system that controlled and contributed, Creta has succeeded in unifying the differing tribes and developed itself into a stable nation."
Ed: "Hold it right there!"
Ed: "Ahh!" Al: "Brother, watch out..."
Ed: "Ahh!" Al: "Ahh!"
Back to Roy...
Roy: "Next, let's talk about the culture in Creta."
Roy: "Creta I was also known for his profound knowledge and understanding of Alchemy." Winry: "Wow, really?"
Roy: "Creta's Alchemy has it's root in foretelling and forecasting of weather, and it it took different course of development from that of surrounding countries or Xing, and developed into an alchemy that mainly control earth and fire.
Winry: "Someone who is deeply into the study of Alchemy, like Ed, would be delighted to hear this."
Roy: "Also, they have been into the improvements of domestic animals as they are the most important source of work force besides manpower, and they have made great progress in the research and development of chimeras, and it is said that their expertise in this area is far superior than that of other countries."
Winry: "If so, then they probably have excellent expertise in Automail mechanics!"
Roy: "We don't know that." Winry: "Heh."
Roy: "Next, we move on to the culture in Milos." Winry: "sigh (as in "we have more?") Roy: "Milos has solidified it's nation with it's foundation on it's religion. They idolize phoenix as their national symbol."
Roy: "And, they worship nearby volcano, Mt. Polos as the source of their power. According to their legend, the god with the mighty power rests inside the Milos hill."
Roy: "With this unique religious belief as the foundation as the nation, Milos did not have much interactions with other countries before it was invaded by Creta. Accordingly, the level of Automail mechanics in Milos does not seem to be not very high." Winry: "That's disappointing."
Winry: "I hope Ed is doing all right. He hasn't broken his automail there has he?"
SFX (Ed) Huff Huff Ed: "Don't think you can make a fool of me! I'll get you this time!" Al: "Let give up going this way, and try to get him from down there."
Roy: "Next, we move on to the last lecture, 'power and controls among the nations in the area'."
Thank you , Michiyo-! That "culture" lesson vid looks like fun!
[s]My Web connection is still too slow, but I will get to the translations as soon as my connection improves. ^^
Trying to get some translations.
Meantime, the countdown toward the official premier of the movie is on!
The premier is on Wed. July 29, 6:30 PM (Japan time) at the theater in Tokyo.... converts to June 29, 5:30 AM in U.S. Eastern time, 10:30 AM in London time, 5:30 p.m. in Singapore & Manila, and 7:30 PM in Sidney time.
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AAAAAHHH!! I can't wait! The anticipation is keeping me up at night!!! I'm really hoping my brother and/or his fiancee can go see the movie and get the manga for me! But my brother says he's been really busy at work and might not be able to go.
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Thank you, Michiyo-! Ah yes, so the one sneaking up on sleeping Ed was Winry.
Finally, finished adding English translations (and added several more caps to tell the story) for "Teach Us Instructor Roy!" -Power lesson- It starts on my post here and continues on to the next two posts.
I will finish translating "Teach Us Instructor Roy!" -Culture lesson- sometime later. (That one is on official JP site, and it will take a loooong time on my computer to load xp)
The official site has been updated with a message from Arakawa (it comes up as you load the site):
<Quick translations of Arakawa-sensei's words on the movie, by Tombow>
From beginning to the end, the movie is filled with one action after another! And, along with these action scenes, the powerful and dynamic main storyline advances tightly and superbly, that is sure to deliver everyone a rich movie-going experience! Yes, I tell you, I really enjoyed these numerous action scenes that are taking advantage of the unique geographical formations of Milos that allowed the action movements to leap in every which way! I had a fine time!
(These are my quick translations, and not the translations, as this can be translated using many alternate words, and as usual I welcome other versions of translations. ^^ ~ Tombow)