QUOTE (MsLinn @ Jan 4 2010, 03:35 PM)
Don't really understand why you would want to know, but I have the swedish volume 18 here in swedish......
.....I hope I was helpful with whatever you want to do with this information!
- Yes, that was informative. Thank you.
And, the reason for having this thread is to inform other FMA readers... in many ways..
* For one, not every FMA fans in the countries where English is not their official language know whether there are any FMA manga publications in their language, especially if they are relatively new FMA manga fans. And, when they come to our forum, I, and many of English speaking FMA fans know more or less about FMA publications in Japanese and in English, but we have very few knowledge about FMA publications in other languages, such as, who publishes them, and how far they are in their publications, etc., etc., and hence we can't give out much advise on these, and that's where you guys' info can become very useful. You may not see them posting here, but we get many "silent" viewers, in addition to regular posters on our board, and hopefully these info can be useful to some of these people.
* And, another reason for having this thread and asking FMA fans around the world to post and tell us about the FMA publications in their countries and languages is to increase our understanding about it's popularity and how far wide FMA manga is being accepted. In the case of FMA, IMO this manga is not a typical "shounen" manga, but it also contains many aspects that make readers to somehow getting attracted to this manga series, besides just having good "action scenes," be they cultural, philosophical, mythological aspects, or whatnot, and learning about the existence of FMA publications in all kind of languages is not just interesting, but hopefully it may also give us some better grasp and understanding on the popularity of this manga (like, how and why and such... ^^) when finding out how they are being accepted in which country and what language, what kind of culture, etc., besides Japan and English speaking countries. ... (in this case, IMO, having publications in that language indicates FMA has enough audience/readers in that country, hence, indicating that whatever in the FMA is somehow making it to be attracting enough to the wide enough audience/reader base in that country. ^^)
* Also, on our board we usually talk mainly about Japanese and English publications of FMA, but this thread would provide the place for non-English, non-Japanese speaking FMA fans to talk about, and showcase FMA publications in their language, while giving a good reminder to us English-speaking FMA fans... many of whom otherwise tend to become "English-centric" thinking, like, as if English and Japanese reading FMA fans are the ALL the FMA fans, and these are the ONLY FMA fandom there are, (especially us "ignorant" American fans XDDD) ... that FMA fandom is far more wide-reaching and includes people in many more cultures, customs, languages, etc. etc.
.... these are just a few reasons I can think of at the top of my head, for having this thread. Hope these are good enough for you. ^^