Joined: 5-December 04
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I originally though FMA could possibly the sequel to Full Metal Panic. At the time I knew FMP was going to have a sequel but wasn't sure what it was called. As time went on I kept hearing about FMA and how great it was at various message boards I went to. I soon realized it had nothing to do with FMP. The synopsis of the series really interested me but since at the time I couldn't download the show I kind of didn't think much of it. Then I heard it was licensed by funimation and I got all excited about this series again looking up everything I could find about it. So the hype defintely effected me. Although I am not a big fan of dubs, I always liked funimation so that was another factor that added to my excitement.
Joined: 3-January 05
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A good friend of mine gave me the entire fansubbed series on a mountain of CDs for my birthday. I was so out of it that day I thought he had given me the soundtrack and I just couldn't for the life of me understand why it took so many CDs... ^^;;; Then I finally understood and the stack sat in my room for weeks. He kept bugging me and bugging me to watch it, but I wasn't to interested. Then the series started airing on Adult Swim. I didn't actually sit down and watch an entire episode (I would flip channels instead) until about episode 9 or so. The whole plot with Nina had me hooked. Then I remembered I had the whole series.
So, during my two weeks off for Christmas, I snuck on the computer at 1 in the morning (I had been banned over the break due to bad grades) and began to watch it. There was no turning back. I finished it before the vacation had ended and have been loving it ever since.
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Joined: 17-February 05
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i was watching adult swim very late, and i came across fullmetal alchemist on episode 5-"Dash! Auto-Mail" in the very beginning and i got hooked!!! edward is very hot. hahaha, anyways. i started stay up every saturday untill my cousin saw me watching and was like " oh! you watch fullmetal alchemist?? i can give you the whole series if you want." wow what a great story.
Joined: 30-November 04
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This is such a cool topic. I found FMA while flipping through the channels at 3AM sunday. I started at the third episode (later downloaded the first two). Anyway when it was over i saw the Square-Enix logo, and was like "no way". Makers of the Final Fantasy games are doin an anime, so I tuned in every saturday since.
FMA introduced me to Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, which is currently my favorite anime (scratch that, show). But FMA is tippin second!
Joined: 22-March 05
From: Illinois, USA
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well, first i heard of fullmetal alchemist was on another forum. i originally thought it was nobuhiro watsuki's new series, but i later found out his was called Armored Alchemist. so when FMA finally came on adult swim, i watched it, and it's friggin awesome! this is quickly becoming one of my top favorite anime
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My friend, Ryuuko-san, told me about the basic background information on the morning busride to school sometime around...January 2004, I think (the exact month is kind of fuzzy, but it was fairly early in the school year...). At the time, I wasn't especially intrigued, as I had no idea what the characters looked/sounded like (it would have been very different if she'd shown me a picture of Ed ), and the names "Ed" and "Al" didn't seem very appealing to me...
After that, Hagaren kind of faded into the background of unwatched anime, until I downloaded 'Kesenai Tsumi' from an mp3 rotation site in May. I became obsessed with the song, but I didn't really look into the series...
In July, I went to a Chinese-organized summer camp, which turned out to be full of 3rd graders (), but on my first day they showed an episode of Hagaren in the auditorium in the aftornoon (episode 3- I was a bit confused for a while on which one ended up in the armor...). The boy showing all the subtitled anime told us that we couldn't watch anymore after episode 3 because it would start getting very violent (riiiight)...
After that, I searched for Hagaren subtitled episodes on the Internet, and was only able to find a site with epsiodes 1-3, 28, 39, and 40 for download (at the time, episode 40 was the most recent). I also downloaded Hagaren manga scanlations from links offered on this site, which prevented me from being completely lost in the anime episodes I could find. I was very fortunately able to discover a website a few weeks later with all available episodes of Hagaren up for download.
From episode 41 on, I basically followed the weekly releases of Hagaren through Bittorent. And the rest is Hagaren fandom at this forum.
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Joined: 16-February 05
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I was at a small anime convention in November. I was wearing my Haruko (FLCL) costume and this girl dressed as Wrath came up to me and complemented my costume I told her I liked her costume too and asked who she was (it was a nice costume). She then began to tell me about FMA and I was intrigued.
I found it online and watched the first ten episodes the first night, it was like crack I was hooked! I watched as many episodes as I could each night.
So now I'm a total fan with a huge crush on Envy and a Lust costume in the making.
Joined: 22-January 05
From: Valapraiso, IN, USA
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Last summer, a friend of mine did a lot of fan art of the series and it struck my interest. I left my computer on while I was in San Jose, California for 5 days, so when I returned I had 40 episodes of FMA to watch.
I don't think it was even 10 episodes into it and I was hooked. I sat down and watched about 25-30 episodes over the course of one weekend in September and absolutely loved it.
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Joined: 18-February 05
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I actually feel as if I had been hearing about this since about 7 years ago. Obviously, it was being hyped up where I actually heard about it so I was pretty excited about it a few days before hand. Even with the preview it still seemed pretty bizarre. I decided to watch it and found that my guess was correct. It quickly became my favorite anime in one episode (episode 1). I first assumed that it took place in our world, only that it was one of those "lost science stories" after the first episode and that something bad only happened to the younger brother from the AS preview.
The first time I heard "Ready Steady Go", I considered it one of the episodes only flaws though the second time I heard the song (AS reshowing on that same day) I fell in love with it. I taped the episode on Thursday and actually kept rewinding it just to hear that segment.
Joined: 20-March 05
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well, this is kinda embarassing, but my friend had just showed me the movie Full Metal Jacket the night FMA was gonna air. I hadnt even heard about it, but I thought it mighta been a good military story like Full Metal Jacket was, but it wasn't-IT WAS BETTER! Then I got hooked, and saw the whole series in Japanese. Now, I'm waiting for it to finish in English. I love FMA.
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Joined: 28-August 04
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I heard about it through my college's anime club, around when the first episode came on one of the members brought a CD with the first 2 episodes. I was helping someone in the other room away at the time so I only saw a few minutes of it here and there but I remembered it. And then around when the show was in it's 20's I saw a pack of it on boxtorrents and decided on downloading the episodes. I'm happy I did ^^
Joined: 22-March 05
Member No.: 10,236
Hmm...Well, I wanted to see this show about a month in advance (I saw the previews), and as soon as I watched the first one, I knew it was the greatest anime ever (if you disagree, that's stupid because you're here, right?)!
So I've seen every one that's ever aired in Arizona, as far as I know.
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Joined: 26-March 05
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i was waiting for inuyasha to come on so i just ended up watching it.as my luck would have it, it was the first episode! i had to know what happened next so i kept watching it and hear i am, i have not missed one show. so far anyway.
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Joined: 21-February 05
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I was watching AS (what else is new? ) and saw it's commercial for a new anime. I thought, "Hey, that kid (ed) looks a lot like Vash! I should watch it!" Stupid little me.
From the previews, I thought Ed's name would be something weird, with tons of "s"'s in it...weiiiiird.
And about a month ago I started downloading them and lookit me now...I saw the whole series.
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Joined: 12-November 04
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Saw the raw on Saiyaman.info Thought it was a sequal to Fullmetal Panic so I downloaded it. Unfortunally I watched like episode 17 and got really confused. So I ignored it for a while until I watched episode 1 fansubbed. Took me like 30 seconds to get hooked.