Well, I bought my first manga volume (.hack//legend of the twilight) and with it came this free manga sampler thing. I'm assuming there's more than one of the books; mine has the number 5 on it. Anyway, it had a preview for the Fullmetal Alchemist manga, so I read the first part, and I got really, really interested.
The one day this past summer I was looking @ the TV guide (we have satellite, so there's that handy guide on the tv so that you can see what's going on for the next day or so) and I saw that FMA was coming on that night at 12. I was really curious, so I stayed up to watch it.
I expected to come into the series in the middle and be totally clueless as to what I was seeing. But nope, somehow I lucked out and caught the first episode. I only recognized it as the first episode because of that little manga preview book, and I figured that since I'd been lucky enough to catch the beginning I should watch the show more... after all, I'm always complaining about how I can't get into animes because I never can catch the beginning and I have no clue what's happening.
I've been hooked ever since that night... though I got smart enough to tape it instead of staying up late.
The way I got hooked was my friend, Ashley (who is obbsesed with any anime ), told me about the show. Back then I didn't really like her, but ever since she told me about FMA we've been best friends pretty puthetic huh? Having a show make you friends? Lol, well her and me always talk about it non-stop and kinda give everyone else headaches because of it oopsie. Lol
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my story: *leans back in his chair as he sits on the porch*
well me and my buddy bubba was out shooting coons over on the west mud pack and bubba says to me, he says, hay adam, lookie at that thing over there. is that a coon? i says no that aint no coon, thats sumthing else. so we cross around the mud patch and check out what it is and, what do ya know, its the fullmetal alchemist, sitting in the mud patch.
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some time ago I was watching Ghost in the Shell, but hadn't really cared for any of the other shows even though I had seen the commercial for FMA. One day I was playing a PC game and left the TV on waiting for GITS. So FMA came on around Episode... 13 and I was hooked. And that's it.
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I ended up watching it after Inuyasha one night. I had missed the beginning of Inuyasha (Which I'm known to do quite often) so I was going to stay up to three-thirty so I could watch it again. Well Full Metal Alchemist came on next, the first eppisode, so I sat there and watched it. I absolutly /loved/ it.
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It's my friend who introduced me to FMA. Everyday she would more and more talk about it and it slowly began to interest me plus I was confused by all the story (Brothers...Armor...Homunculus... Alchemy... Everytime I was like WTF! O_o) So I watched Canal + and the first episode I saw was episode 47 and let's resume this: I found the alchemy subject very interesting, I took a big liking to Lust, Dante impressed me by her coolness, I thought Wrath was extremly cute in his madness and I totally 'fell in love' with Envy when I first saw him attack Pride and destroy the ground ;;... That's all.
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My friend is an Anime/Manga fan (I am a new fan )...and she said I had to watch FMA. Well...after the first episode I was hooked! She owns all the 5 DVDs avaliable here, so I have only watched those, plus the one aired last night on Adult Swim.
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I stayed up one night during a long weekend, and I happened to be watching Adult Swim. That just happened to be the night the first episode aired It was like nothing I had seen before, because all that I use to watch was pointless cartoons, so I made myself remember the name. i told my brother about FMA, and he downloaded it for me. I also discovered other anime, such as Witch Hunter Robin, Trigun, and Wolf's Rain that night. From that point that a became an anime fanatic i fi hadn't stayed up that night, I probably would be doing homework instead of watching anime and browsing the forums
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I saw the first episode of Full Metal Alchemist on Adult Swim on the very first night it aired. I watched like the first 2 minutes of it and was "I'm bored" and I quit watching it because it didn't interest me. But, this past summer my brother bought the 1st PS2 game of FMA. It was one of those lazy days where I had nothing else to do and I've beaten all the PS2 games we had except for that one. I remembered that I saw it on Adult Swim and I said what the heck I have nothing else better to do. My brother couldn't pull me away from the PS2 after that. I had to finish the game and I had to know more about Alchemy and the show itself. So, I started watching it on Adult Swim. As of now I have seen all the episodes of FMA that Adult Swim has shown up-to-date, I own the 1st and 3rd DVDs, bought and beaten the 1st PS2 game, rented and beaten the 2nd PS2 game, read some of the mangas, downloaded all the opening and ending songs, and I have made 2 anime music videos to FMA. I guess I owe my love of FMA to that lazy summer day when I started to play the game.
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Well, a good while ago, I was talking to my friend online just before around 10:00 PM. He was going on and on about this anime he had recently gotten hooked on, and told me to watch it since that night's episode wasn't that far into the series. (The Other Brothers Elric - Part One) So I did, and fell madly in love.
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I was on a forum, and noticed that tons of people were talking about it. There were loads of roleplays for it, as well. My friend who knows about most likely every anime and manga out there, happened to have the DVD for it when I asked about it. I watched a few episodes, and from there was completely and totally hooked.