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QUOTE(Guest @ May 22 2005, 02:27 PM)
Um.....don't you think you people are overreacting a little bit? This isn't supposed to be some big-time, blockbuster movie poised to aim in theaters. It's just a short film Vic felt like doing, because he loves the show so much. That's not embarassing it - he's just having some good ol' fun. And everyone likes to have fun, right? No offense, but you guys should just chill and not observe the fandom so critically.
Also, I'd hardly say that they've ruined the anime.............plus, this film isn't technically a FUNimation project. It's only Vic's responsibility, so any insults you might have should be aimed at him. There's no need to bash FUNimation for this just because you think they "screwed up" FMA, which has nothing to do with the film at all.
I, for one, wouldn't mind being able to see this. Though I probably never will, because I never have enough money for cons. I imagine it would enjoyable, even if Vic acts as Ed and appears way too tall for the role.
Way to say it man/girl.
I heard that this action movie was actually good. Someone over the FMA LJ community posted some pics of it.
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People who are pissed about this are being stupid. Its like being upset over the kids who made their own version of Raiders Of The Lost Ark, and redid it shot for shot.
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I went to it, only because my friend dragged me along-- I'd only ever seen 2 eps of FMA and didn't like what I saw.
However, Vic's Full Metal Fantasy was absolutely BRILLIANT! I laughed so hard, as did everyone else in the audience. I spoke to many die-hard FMA fans after the screening and they had nothing but good things to say about the film.
Get this straight: it's not the reproduction of FMA, it's a bit of a parody. It details how Vic (playing himself) receives a package, a detailed pocketwatch (I assume it has some significance in the anime series) and falls asleep with it in his hand. When he wakes up he's horrified to discover that he's actually TURNING INTO Elric. All of it was really well done and I'd love to see it again. It actually makes me want to give the series a second chance-- the dubbed version, of course!
So to all of you idiot purists who are constantly harping on about "oh NOES they'll RUIN it! Not ENGLISH! Aiiiii!" get a life. Seriously. It's narrow minded people like yourselves who give anime fans such a horrible reputation and ruin the fandom of everyone else. LIGHTEN UP! Try to enjoy something that's not Japanese, for once!
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QUOTE(Hagaren_Edward @ May 13 2005, 11:26 AM)
According to FUNimation, this is an outside video project meaning they have no video licenses on it and it will not be availible to the public. The only way to see it will be to attend an anime convention, or hope for a bootleg on the torrents.
You Americans have all the luck. Guess I've got no choice but to stalk torrent (sites) now.
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I watched Fullmetal Fantasy at Anime North, and I have to say it was very well done. I had no idea Vic was such a fanboy of his own series. (The man had already watched the entire series fansubbed before he was actually cast as Edward.) During the Q&A, he told us that the whole project began when he ordered the pocketwatch off ebay. He said that he thought it would be interesting if voice actors actually cosplayed their own characters, and before he knew it, Fullmetal Fantasy was born. He also mentioned that it won't be on the internet for about a year. He wants to show it at conventions first and see the fans' reactions.
Also, depending on how the Japanese producers of the show react, it may become a special feature in the DVDs. Until then, he can't sell it or anything, since Funimation doesn't own the property. What I would suggest is that you find out which con he'll be appearing at next and go, that's the only way you can see it for now.
You really have to respect the guy for putting so much time and effort, not to mention his own money, into the project. I personally don't care much for the "generic hero voice" he uses for Ed, but he isn't a bad voice actor. And Vic himself is a pretty cool guy. During the autograph session, he freaked out over the number of Edwards that showed up and took pictures of them. It was like he was their fan, not the other way around. In fact, I distinctly remember him stealing an Ed plushie from one girl, because he thought it was so cool. Just give him a chance.
Wow.... interesting to know that Vic is such fan. It would be interesting to see (too bad I don't live in the US).
For all those people who said something like:
... *gags* wtf? it's not enough they screwed up the anime, now they gotta embarrass the show further? gimme a break. i think they all need a time out to sit in the corner and think about what they've done...
I would like to know exactly how they screwed the anime up? To my knowledge (I get DVDs), the actors were generally all fantastic - especially Vic and even if they did do some lines differently, I was happy they had the original text with the Jap dub. Granted there are some voices which may be cringe-worthy, the show was generally well-cast. Even if you did think the voices were badly case, you could hardly say that the show was ruined (especially comparing it to some others..... eg. Yugioh, Cardcaptors).