Woot! Free ramen!
Iím new here, blah, blah, and all that noob stuff. My name is Willow Mae and Iím female, American, and probably older than most of you here. ^^; Um, Iím a full-time starving artist and apparently a part-time kitten sitter, as I have a houseful of kitties while my brotherís platoon is away. Alphonse would be so proud.
I got into Hagaren completely by accident. One day, I stumbled upon some fanart of a braided, blond boy with a metal arm and went ďOh, what an interesting character. I wonder where heís from?Ē Like the complete dork otaku that I am, I made it my mission to find out as much as I could (without spoiling anything for myself) and then I decided that it really looked like something I wanted to see. Conveniently, Fullmetal Alchemist was just starting to air on Cartoon Network. Iím not usually a big fan of dubs (in fact, I generally loathe them), but I thought Iíd give it a go anyway.
Needless to say, I was more than impressed. The story was absolutely intriguing and unlike any other anime Iíd ever seen. Actually, it was unlike anything
Iíve ever seen! Immediately after watching that one episode on Adult Swim (it was episode 13), I downloaded all of the Japanese fansubs and watched them with my younger brother, who also happens to be a dog of the military as I mentioned above. But my brother canít snap his fingers and blow stuff up. Yet. Weíre both witches though, so give us time.
Anyway, we watched the entire series over the course of about three days. We also found the manga online, as well as this wonderful website and forum.
And that, as they say, is that. I write way too much! ^^;