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Tombow
First time FMA manga readers, please post your thoughts and discussions on chapter 77 here. smile.gif

For info on the "Reading Reference", go to page 6.


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Chapter 77 Raw (Thanks, billyswong!!)


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And now, Page by Page Translation!!

Page 1:
Chapter 77: Reverse Transmutation Circle
Caption: The Golden eyes that rule over all beasts.


Page 2:
Caption: Ed was injured in the battle against Kimbley!!
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Ed is recalling words by Riza, Al, and Winry.
Riza: "You got to survive, even if you have to crawl, even if that looks bad.
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Riza: "Lots of people are waiting for you two to get back into your own bodies."
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Al: "When I get back into my own body, together, brother, you will get back into your own also."


Page 3:
SFX (Top panel) Twitch
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Winry: "I promised that when I cry next time, it would be a cry of happiness."
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Ed: "Everyone," "I can't make them cry," "with me like this,"
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Ed: "Can I?" "Clap."


Page 4:
Ed breaks off the pole sticking through his side with his Alchemy.
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Ed: "Cough."
SFX clunk
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ED: SFX "Clap."


Page 5:
Ed frees Chimeras trapped under the rubble with his Alchemy.
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Monkey Chimera: ".....Eh?"
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Monkey Chimera: "Ouch..."
SFX Sway
Lion Chimera: "Damn, Mr. Kimbley, you abandoned us and left us to be killed."
SFX Cough Cough
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Monkey Chimera: "Hey, Fullmetal! Are you alive?!" "Why did you save us from under the rubble?"
Lion Chimera: "You are injured more heavily than we are!!"
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Ed: 'Do... not..." "misunderstand..."
SFX wheeze huff huff huff


Page 6:
Ed: "This pole..." "That is sticking through me... I will be in trouble if I can't find someone... who will pull this..." "Out..."
SFX "wheeze" "wheeze" "huff" "wheeze" "huff"
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Monkey Chimera: "Do you want us to pull out that steel pole?" We were your enemies till just now."
Ed: "Yeah." "I'm asking you..."
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Chimeras: "............"
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Monkey Chimera: "Well, since there isn't an order to kill you," "Let's see."
Ed: "Ow..."
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Lion Chimera: "But, if we pull this you will start bleeding heavily immediately, and you will be sure to die."
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Ed: "At the instant you pull this out... I will close the blood vessels with my Alchemy."
Lion Chimera: "Are you a Medical Alchemist?"


Page 7:
Ed: ".... In the old days," "I was going to attempt a human transmutation," "And I studied the basics in general."
SFX "wheeze" "huff" "huff" "huff" "wheeze"
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Monkey Chimera: "But you, your inside organs have been messed up badly..." "I heard that when Mr. Kimbley was stabbed in the stomach by Scar he was able to heal well because the Philosopher's Stone was used."
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Ed: "I will use my own life energy," "to raise my level of force."
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Monkey Chimera: "?"
SFX "wheeze" "wheeze" "Cough"
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Ed: "That may shorten my own life a bit."
Monkey Chimera: "You.... Are you fine with it?"
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Ed: "This is not the time to wonder about that." "Besides, I invited this result myself with my own naiveness. I should wipe off my own mistake.... right?"


Page 8:
Monkey Chimera: "I don't understand well, but surely we don't have time to be pondering." "Fine," "I will pull this out."
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Inside Ed's mind: That's right.
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Inside Ed's mind: Think of the self as one life energy.
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Ed: "Please pull it out."
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Inside Ed's mind: "just like the case with Philosopher's Stone.
Ed: "..............!!!"


Page 9:
Inside Ed's mind: "Right now, I am a Philosopher's Stone equivalent to the size of one soul."
Ed: "Guah!..."
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Inside Ed's mind: "Remember." "That sensation."
A Soul: "Thank you."
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Inside Ed's mind: "That time."
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Inside Ed's mind: "The sensation of using Envy's Philosopher's Stone..."
Ed: "...... Ohhhhhh."


Page 10:
Ed: SFX "Ahhhhhhhhh" "Ahhhhhhhhhh"
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Inside Ed's mind: The sensation of using the soul!!
SFX "Ah" "Guah"
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SFX "Guah"


Page 11:
Monkey chimera pulls out the pole while Lion chimera holds down Ed.


Page 12:
Lion chimera: "..........Is he dead?"
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Ed: "... Don't declare me dead at your own whim."
SFX puff (sound of Ed's antennae popping up)
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Monkey chimera: "Oh... amazing," "With Alchemy you don't need the doctor, huh?"
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Ed: "It's not like...... I have healed it completely."
SFX huff huff huff
"I only connected undamaged tissues......" "To stop the bleeding.... This is only an emergency treatment. For the time being........"
Monkey chimera: "Then it has to be taken care of by the proper doctor."
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Ed: "I don't have such time..."
"I have to go... Quickly...." "Cough"
SFX sway
Monkey chimera: "Hey... You are hardly steady."
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Monkey chimera: "If forced the wound would open again."
Lion chimera: "Then, we have no choice."


Page 13:
Lion chimera piggybacks Ed on his back.
Lion chimera: "Heave-ho!"
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Ed: "..... I'm going to get suffocated to death." "The mane..." "In my face..."
Lion chimera: "Stylish, isn't it?" "It's suited for the 'King of a Hundred Beasts (Note: a.k.a. Lion)'."
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Monkey chimera: "And now...?" "Where do we head for?"
Lion chimera: "You have more or less saved my life, so I will pay back what I owe you." "I will be your legs."
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Ed: "Pursue..." "Kimbley......" "Others are....." "In danger..."
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Ed collapses on Lion chimera's back.
SFX slump
Lion chimera: "Muh?"
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Monkey chimera: "He lost consciousness."
Lion chimera: "What shall we do?"


Page 14:
Monkey chimera: If we were to go up, there would be soldiers from Briggs on the watch for us, and our lives would be in danger.
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Lion chimera: "If we chase Scar......." "We will probably run into Mr. Kimbley."
SFX sniff sniff
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Lion chimera: "Foolish kid." "There will be no chance of winning if he goes against Mr. Kimbley in this condition."
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Lion chimera" "Can't help it."
SFX Heave-ho!
Monkey chimera: "It's against his will, but let's get to the surface from another route, and go find a doctor."
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Lion chimera: "As for ourselves, let's say we have died under this rubble, and say good-bye to Mr. Kimbley and be free men again."
Monkey chimera: "That crank, we don't need to address him with 'Mr.'." "He even got us almost killed as the collateral damage."


Page 15:
Monkey chimera: "Huh?
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Lion chimera: "What is it?"
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Monkey chimera: "This is......"
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Meantime, somewhere else in the North
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Scar is carrying parts of Al's armor on his back and marches on.


Page 16:
Everyone is carrying some part of Al's armor.
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SFX for Yoki wobble wobble
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<in small letters> for Mei: Al-sama's loin cloth. (wrapped around her neck)
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Al: "Uh.................."


Page 17:
AL: "Eh? " "What?"
Winry: "Al!!"
Mei: "Al-sama!!"
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Winry: "Are you back? Are you all right?"
Al: Wait. This. How come I'm in pieces?!"
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Winry: "Good ~~~ " "I was worried that you wouldnt gain consciousness..."
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Al: "So, what is going on?!"
Scar: "You lost your consciousness all of a sudden."
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Scar: "Even to carry you with us and move on, you were too big, so we disassembled you."
Al: "Ah....."
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Al: "Sorry..." "That's right..... If you are trying to carry one huge body like mine you can't hurry in case of trouble...."


Page 18:
Yoki: "Achoooo!!!" "Achooooooo!!!"
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Yoki: "Aheee ~~~ Cold!!" "Stop the idle chat, and decide on some place where we can settle in soon."
SFX shiver shiver
Marcho: "I agree so..."
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Marcho: "Shall we go in there for the time being?"
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Winry: "Have you had one like this before?"
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Al: "Yes." "Once, as I was heading over here...."
Winry: "That one was the second time?!"
Yoki SFX achooo
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Winry: "Twice in such a short period...... "
Scar: "We'll be in trouble if you will keep falling that frequently."


Page 19:
Marcho: "Can we keep you disassembled for a while as we move on?"
Al: "I'm sorry." "I know you have to work on deciphering the research notes also...."
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Mei realizes something from Morcho's words
Mei: "Disassembled...?"
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Mei: "Binding string...."
SFX stare...
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Mei: "Mr. Marcho, may I have that for a moment?"
Marcho: "?"
<in small letters> Please.
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Mei cuts off the binding string for the research notes.
Marcho and Scar: "?!"
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SFX Whoaaaa.
Marcho: "What have you done?!"


Page 20:
Marcho: "Ahhh... You scattered them all over like this!"
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Mei: "These research notes contain too many words that mean Gold and Immortality."
"And, these words have subtle differences in expressions..."
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Mei: "I thought what if we were to disassemble the pages in the notes and layer the pages by matching the parts with the same word."
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Marcho: "Good," "we'll help you."
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Marcho: "'Golden Man'... we have this word over there."
Mei: "'Immortal' matches here."


Page 21:
Marcho: "'Perfect Man' is..." "there, there."
Scar: "Give me that page, Marcho..."
Mei: "That one can connect with here."
Marcho: "This is..."
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Marcho: "This is... the last."
Mei: "Ah... Perhaps the drawing on each page should be.....:
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Mei draws connecting lines between the designs on the pages.
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Mei: ".....connected"
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Marcho: "This is..."


Page 22:
Marcho: "It's the country-wide Transmutation Circle for the Philosopher's Stone I had already predicted!" "It's no use learning about stuff like this at this late stage!"
SFX Slump
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Marcho: "We have to reverse this crisis, or else we will have enormous casualties ahead of us....!!"
Toad chimera solder: "So, these research notes are something totally useless at this point, after all?"
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Hog chimera soldier: "Hey, hey, this isn't funny!"
Toad chimera soldier: "I had a high hope for these research notes!!"
Scar: "Brother... Was this what you wanted to tell me?"
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Scar: "You have studied Alchemy that was detested by us Ishvalans. Then, unsatisfied, you have even researched Rentanjitsu from a foreign country..." "Yet, this is only what you have arrived at ...?"
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Hog chimera: "Perhaps there is some more meaning behind this?!" "You guys are skilled Alchemists, aren't you? Do something to figure it out!"
Yoki: "Aaa.... Aaa...."
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Yoki: "Achoooo!!!"
SFX: SPEW
Chimera soldiers: "Whaaaaa ------!!!"


Page 23:
Hog chimera soldier: "You, bastard, what if the precious clue would have gotten blown away and lost?!"
Yoki: "Sh... Shut up! It's the cold climate that is to be blamed!" "I am sensitive to the cold!!"
Toad chimera soldier: "Ahhhh, they are scattered around. Which side was the right side?"
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Al realizes something from Toad chimera soldier's words.
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Al :"Take this crisis, and..."
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Mei: "All these efforts to line them up....." "Let's see, this one was here..."
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Al: "REVERSE IT!!"


Page 24:
Al: "Those pages!!" "Could you try turning them over as they are?!"
Scar: "What?"
Al: "But, don't change the position of the pages!!
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Scar, Mei, & Marcho: "!!"
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Marcho: "Yes!"
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Yoki: "What, what?"
Toad chimera soldier: "What's going to happen?"
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Marcho places the last page.
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Al: ".........How is it?"
Mei: "We hit it."


Page 25:
Mei: "This is our new Transmutation Circle for the Amestris country," "That will be put into motion with the incorporation of Rentanjitsu."
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Meanwhile, somewhere in the mining tunnels..


Page 26:
SFX creak creak creak
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SFX creak creak "Drip."
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SFX Lick
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SFX creak creak
Kimbley: <thinking> There seems to be no sign of recent human passage." "...I might have taken the wrong path."
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Kimbley: "Shall I return?................"


Page 27:
SFX creak


Page 28-29:
Kimbley: <thinking> I see...
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Kimbley: <thinking> This place was used to carry out the rubble produced by Sloth's digging of the tunnels.
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Shadowy eyes: "You are the Crimson Alchemist, correct?"


Page 30:
Shadowy eyes: "How do you do?"
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Pride: "My name is 'Pride'."
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Kimbley: "... Do you have any business with me?"
Pride: "How is the case with Scar going?"
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Kimbley: "...I'm in the midst of going after him now."
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Pride: "Postpone the pursuing of Scar till later." "First-----"
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Pride: "Curve the crest of blood on Briggs."
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Kimbley: "...However, the Briggs' soldiers have a strong monolithic unity and are solid in their unanimous intentions, and have quite strong wills to carry them out."


Page 31:
Kimbley: "It is not going to be done that easily."
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Pride: "Then use that monolithic strength of theirs to your advantage."
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Pride: "The tunnels Sloth has been digging will be completed soon."


Page 32:
Central basement.
Father: ".....Hurry."
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Father: "Faster...." "Faster...."
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Father: "That Day is approaching right around the corner."
Caption: The plan has already entered it's last stage...!!


(End of chapter 77)
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Next chapter will come out in Japan on Wednesday, Dec. 12.


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Whoa, I sense the footsteps of the climax approaching..... !! ph34r.gif
ETA: Fixed the typo errors.. thanks, ehxhfdl14!! happy.gif
ETA: Fixed more errors. Thanks, Edamame, for proofreading & other technical advises!! happy.gif

ETA: Nov. 13. All corrections are done!! This is the final version for this chapter (unless something come up.) ^^


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Spoiler Summary is from this Japanese site and translated by me.

Spoiler Summary for Chapter 77, "Reversal Transmutation Circle"
(Interim chapter title by me till I read the raw and find out more about this chapter. ^^)

Pic of Ed with golden eyes, with Lions.

Now with the chapter summary... the story continues from the last chapter, where Ed is at the bottom of mine shaft with a steel pole sticking through his side...

Ed is half conscious.
In his mind, he is recalling words from Riza, Al, and Winry.
Ed: "I can't make her/them (not sure yet.. have to read the raw ^^) cry."
Ed breaks off the steel pole with his Alchemy, and also help out Chimera solders from under the rubble.

Ed falls on the ground. Chimera solders are worried. Ed asks to pull out the steel pole.
Ed use Alchemy to close off the wound.

With heavily injured body, Ed tries to chase Kimbley.
Lion Chimera solder carries Ed on his back.

Ed loses consciousness on Lion Chimera's back.
Worried about Ed, Chimera solders decide to find a doctor instead of Kimbley.
It seems their loyalty to Kimbley is all gone.

On the way, they pick up the Philosopher's Stone.


Al is being disassembled and being carried away.
Al gains consciousness.
Al: "This is the second time I've lost the consciousness."
Marcho: "We have to carry you in pieces for a while."

Scar and the company settle in an abandoned hut.

Mei remembers Marcho's words to Al about disassembling Al in pieces, and struck with an idea.

Mei takes Scar's brother's research notes, and loosens the seam and disassemble the pages.
Mei: "This notes talks about Gold and Immortality repeatedly, using many words with subtle differences in the expressions. What happens if we disassemble the pages and layer the pages by the part that has the same word...."

They layer the pages by the words and draw connecting lines.
They form the transmutation circle for the Philosopher's Stone, as Marcho had already predicted before.
Marcho: "We needed to find the way to reverse this crisis, else we will suffer enormous casualties... "
They are rather disappointed.

Yoki sneezes, blowing away the pages.

Al: "Oh no, the pages are all loose again. Which one was the right side... ?!"
Now Al is struck with an idea.

Al: "Reversing.." "This.. Crises!!"
Without changing the position of each page to others, but this time, the lines form another pentagon in the center of the drawing.
Mei: "Incorporating Rentanjitsu, this is a new transmutation circle for the Amestris country!"


Kimbley is going further into the mining tunnels, searching for Scar. Realizing that there seems to be no sign of recent visits by men, decides to return back, then notices a door marked with an x.
The place seems to have been used to carry away the stones and debris produced by Sloth's digging.

Suddenly, shadowy eyes appear over Kimbley's head.
"How do you do. I am Pride."
Pride orders Kimbley to search for Scar later, and instead to carve a seal of blood on Briggs.

Kimbley tells that it is going to be difficult as Briggs soldiers are working as if one solid monolith.

Pride: "You must use that solidness."
Pride: "The tunnel Sloth is digging will be completed soon."


Basement of the Central.
Selim Pride is with Father.
Father: "Hurry, fast, fast, THAT DAY is approaching right around the corner."

Caption: "The PLAN has already reached the final stage...!"
(End of Chapter 77)


<Last edited by Michiyo- on Nov. 20, 2011>
ElricKeyblade
ohmy.gif WHOA! Thanks a lot! This...this is so TIGHT!!!

And how sweet! Ed thinks of Winry! (I guess that would have to compensate for the inevitable lack of EdxWin interaction over the next couple chapters.) biggrin.gif
Causmicfire
Thanks!
paca
Hi!!!!

Yay!!! A summary!! Thank you!! *reads it*

My contribution: Chapter 77 preview (the one with Ed and the animals xD)

I am not SHORT!
Tombow:O>O Totally awesome! Thanks soo much!

paca: xD awesome pic! thank ypu for posting it! my sistre will get a huge kick out of it xDD
CowAlchemist
*can release held breath she held for a month*
Phew, Ed lives. Can't wait for this chapter.

And the image with Ed and the lion is pretty cool. ;D

THANK YOU FOR THE SUMMARY. <3
Celeste Nayamashii
OMG My heart was racing when I got to this. Ed LIVES. Thank you God!!! I love that image of him. Just downright awesome. Thank you so much for the summary!
spoonyalchemist
Thank you! biggrin.gif Sounds like it's gonna be an interesting one. I'm glad it stays focused on the north instead of leaving us hanging about Ed and Al's condition. But I guess Arakawa-sensei isn't THAT cruel. tongue.gif

And the picture is absolute love. <3
Edamame
*hugs* Thank you so much for the chapter spoiler summary translation Tombow. I most certainly agree that Arakawa-sensei is leading us toward the climax of the manga. This chapter surely looks like it shall be interesting to say the least. I am curious to see Alphonse and Mei's plan to 'reverse the crisis' in action.
Alchemical
Thanks so much!

Phew, I was afraid this chapter would skip to other characters and make us wait another month longer to see if Ed lived. But it seems like he's still in danger from the wound, and Father... *shiver* It's definitely coming up to the climax.

Ed's expression in the preview image is so sexy. <3 ;3;
ehxhfdl14
So exciting >ㅅ<!!
I'm falling in love with FMA more and more...

-Quick spellcheck-
Ed asks to pull out the steel pole
Yoki sneezes, blowing away the pages. (sentences merged)
Al: "Oh no, the pages are all loose again. Which one was the right side... ?!"

Chibi_Girl29
OH YES !!!!!!I lUv u TOMBOW
TheRainbowConnection
Huh. If I'm reading your summary right, Ed seals his wound without using the Philosopher's Stone. Wonder where he learned rentanjutsu or other such medical alchemical principles from. I guess maybe he's just good at observation, but maybe he decided to take a risk and attempt human transmutation again using renkinjutsu? *shrug* Also, the order of events suggests that he helped out the chimera while he had a rebar still stuck in his side. Badass level: HIGH.

Can't wait to see the raw. Thanks, Tombow!
Vitor 3000
Just for you, Tombow (it's a lie, it's for everyone! XD)

Chapter 77 page

;D
AA battery
QUOTE(Vitor 3000 @ Nov 10 2007, 10:13 PM) *
Just for you, Tombow (it's a lie, it's for everyone! XD)

Chapter 77 page

;D


paca already posted it ^^;
Vitor 3000
QUOTE(AA battery @ Nov 11 2007, 04:24 AM) *
QUOTE(Vitor 3000 @ Nov 10 2007, 10:13 PM) *
Just for you, Tombow (it's a lie, it's for everyone! XD)

Chapter 77 page

;D


paca already posted it ^^;


Oh, sorry, I hadn't seen! XD
My friend passed it to me in such a hurry that I had no time to read this thread (in fact, I haven't read it, yet XD I just gave a look)
billyswong
The raw of the new chapter is OUT!
http://rapidshare.com/files/68931852/Fma77.zip
Time to wait for translation!

Some first moment thought:
It seems that Ed used his own soul in place of philosopher's stone to do the "bleed stopping" transmutation. Wow...
Reika
woh!!!! thank u!!!

(long time no posting xD)
Tombow
Thank you!! ^^
Tombow
<Thread merged>

Whoa, cool pic of Ed with Lions!! biggrin.gif

But... this chapter is... short!! mellow.gif

Anyway, let's discuss!! smile.gif
paca
Yay! The RAW~~~!! Thank you!!! smile.gif
Chiisana
Already? I though it comes out tomorrow O_o

(Reads the very first translation) Baaah more EdxWin? TT____TT
Anomia Grey
Call me daft, but where is the translation? T.T
*is too much of a WUSS to sift through the spoilers*
Chiisana
@Anomia Grey - Be patient. Translators are human too >_> Give them time.

Now I wonder what will happen to the philosopher's stone the chimera picked up =/

Ouch, there Edward goes again >_< Experiencing extreme pain that normal kid won't D: I feel sorry for Edward ._.
Chiisana
I wonder what will happen to the philosopher's stone the chimeras had picked up. It seems like it would be used to heal Ed's wound, but what if Ed insist to save it for later use (return Al's body)? |3

QUOTE
"The PLAN has already reached the final stage...!"
This scares me ._. It's like telling us it's going to be end pretty, really soon... It says that the tunnel Sloth is making is soon done, it sounds like Ed's gang (Scar, Mei, Roy and so on) don't have much time left to stop Father's plan. o.o
AA battery
.................

F**king Juushin Enbu.

Chapter 73 - 44 pages
Chapter 74 - 38 pages
Chapter 75 - 36 pages
Chapter 76 - 34 pages
Chapter 77 - 32 pages.

please don't tell me chapter 78 will have only 30 pages.

FRIGGIN JUUSHIN ENBU D:

Arakawa-sensei, can you stop disappointing us? The beginning of this chapter was pretty predictable... it seems that Ed will probably use the red stone for help (but I certainly did not see that Ed will get help from the other two chimera people...) and really, those two chimera changed to the "good side" too fast =_=;;; but I guess it can't be helped. They were pissed off that Kimbley abandoned them, after all... but cool, using his soul to transmute because soul = philosopher stone ingredient... didn't expect that. I wonder how "much" soul he used up for this...

So, Ed and Al's bond are really that strong then? Al regains consciousness the second Ed is back up... Too bad my "Al gets dragged back to gate and confront Truth" theory got shattered to pieces ;___; I wonder how Al felt when he was "unconscious"... yay EdAl moment? *gets shot*

I love the part where they all carried part of Al to escape~ Teamwork spirit FTW! I love the part with Al and Mei working together solving the notebook mystery, though. It was SOOO cute. I want to have Al's loincloth as a scarf too XD <3 Yoki saves the day again, LOL...

At least this chapter isn't as striking/shocking as the last one... now I will quietly wait for the next chapter >.> *please, more than 32 pages...*
Chiisana
Indeed. Last chapter was such a big shock D: And I'm glad it turned out ok.

Wow AA, you did paid attention to the amount of pages? ohmy.gif Impressive xP
Tombow
AA battery and Chiisana - I moved your posts here. ^^

Indeed, this is such a short chapter! mellow.gif
I feel as if we are missing one more scene.. (I know we don't, but feels as if that way. tongue.gif )
Chiisana
@ Tombow - I can see that D

I think we're missing Roy's part =/ I really want to know what is happening in central, at least what Roy got in mind after knowing Selim is homunculus
SilverEarth-Alchemist
thank god Ed Lives!
Anomia Grey
QUOTE(Chiisana @ Nov 11 2007, 05:55 AM) *
@Anomia Grey - Be patient. Translators are human too >_> Give them time.

Now I wonder what will happen to the philosopher's stone the chimera picked up =/


Ok, I got that, but that doesn't mean you can rub spoilers in my face rolleyes.gif *walks back into her waiting for scanlation corner mumbling something about learning Japanese and then taking over the world* Oh, just ignore a frustrated fangirl.
Chiisana
Ahh, I'm sorry. I though that you already 'read' the RAW scan, since you asked for translation, not scanlation happy.gif;;
Anomia Grey
*blushes at having made such a fuss about nothing* it's ok, I would have done the same, and I agree on what you said about Ed ^^
Alchemical
Thanks for translating, Tombow! I check back every few minutes for more. XD

But....

QUOTE
Ed: "That may shorten my own life a bit."
Monkey Chimera: "You.... Are you fine with it?"


Uh oh, I don't like the sound of that. ;.;
Celeste Nayamashii
QUOTE(Alchemical @ Nov 11 2007, 12:29 PM) *
Thanks for translating, Tombow! I check back every few minutes for more. XD

But....

QUOTE
Ed: "That may shorten my own life a bit."
Monkey Chimera: "You.... Are you fine with it?"


Uh oh, I don't like the sound of that. ;.;


You and me both...I swear she had better not kill Edo-kun ;_;
Chiisana
QUOTE(Alchemical @ Nov 11 2007, 11:29 AM) *
QUOTE
Ed: "That may shorten my own life a bit."
Monkey Chimera: "You.... Are you fine with it?"


Uh oh, I don't like the sound of that. ;.;

Aaargh! Hiromu-sensei! What have you done?!?! >____< "A bit"?? How much is 'a bit' to Edward? It feels that for Edward, 'a bit' is really small, but for other, it sounds pretty big o.o

Alchemical
QUOTE(Winry_Rockbell83 @ Nov 11 2007, 02:02 PM) *
You and me both...I swear she had better not kill Edo-kun ;_;


*nodnod* ;.;

QUOTE(Chiisana @ Nov 11 2007, 02:30 PM) *
Aaargh! Hiromu-sensei! What have you done?!?! >____< "A bit"?? How much is 'a bit' to Edward? It feels that for Edward, 'a bit' is really small, but for other, it sounds pretty big o.o


*nodnod*
And, who knows, this may come into play later. Or, if Ed lives until the end, he may die at an early of twenty-something, or maybe fifty or sixty. I hope it's the latter.

QUOTE
Ed: "... Don't declare me dead without asking me."
SFX puff (sound of Ed's antennae popping up)


I couldn't help but laugh. XD
Chiisana
QUOTE(Alchemical @ Nov 11 2007, 01:00 PM) *
*nodnod*
And, who knows, this may come into play later. Or, if Ed lives until the end, he may die at an early of twenty-something, or maybe fifty or sixty. I hope it's the latter.

-Smack my head- Nuuuuu!!!!!

QUOTE(Alchemical @ Nov 11 2007, 01:00 PM) *
Ed: "... Don't declare me dead without asking me."
SFX puff (sound of Ed's antennae popping up)

I couldn't help but laugh. XD
Same here. Nicely done of Hiromu to add some humor. The same with that Ed would suffocate to death because of the fur happy.gif

I don't know what I want longer T_T Sometimes, I say Hiromu is cruel, sometimes she's awesome... She's killing meh Dx

QUOTE
<in small letters> Mei is wearing Al-sama's loin cloth around her neck.>
Hahaha you're awesome Tombow! If it wasn't you, I did ever notice that part! Hahaha...
Celeste Nayamashii
QUOTE(Alchemical @ Nov 11 2007, 02:00 PM) *
*nodnod*
And, who knows, this may come into play later. Or, if Ed lives until the end, he may die at an early of twenty-something, or maybe fifty or sixty. I hope it's the latter.

QUOTE
Ed: "... Don't declare me dead without asking me."
SFX puff (sound of Ed's antennae popping up)


I couldn't help but laugh. XD


I really hope it's the latter too, but I wonder if Papa Hoho (being a Philosopher's Stone himself) might somehow be able to prolong his son's life in some crazy twist of fate. The mere thought of Edward dying makes me wanna cry...I don't want to think of him dying at age 50 or 60...that's so so young to die. =/

LOL the antennae part made me giggle too xD
Tombow
Done with the first run of the translation!! ^^
I will go get something to eat, then come back and go over for mistakes and typos.

This chapter, as I said, feels short. But, that cool pic of Ed with lions is nice!

Ed's antennae scene is funny!! XDD
Although, Ed didn't actually say "... Don't declare me dead without asking me." in the raw.
In the direct translation of the raw Ed says "Don't kill me at your own whim." And, what he meant by that is "... Don't declare me dead at your own whim." I will probably edit it to be more faithful to the raw later, tho this way sounds funnier. And, sounds kinda Edish, IMO. XD

About Ed doing "Medical Alchemy" using his own "soul power" ... Whoa, kind of like, Ed's Alchemic ability is approaching mystical proportion there. XD

And, I wonder what does this "New" transmutation circle would do?
By any chance, this one would release back all the trapped souls?? But, if that happens, Ho-ho papa would ... die?? That would make me sad. I hope not... ph34r.gif


ETA: Typos corrected. Thanks, ehxhfdl14!! ^^
ehxhfdl14
Uwah, such an awesome chapter with tons of revelations OㅂO!!
Edward's antennae popping up made me laugh...lol.

~Yay Spellcheck!~
Corrected Uncertain(commentary at end of sentence)

*Al: "When I get back into my own body, together, brother will get back into your own."

*Winry: "I promised that when I cry next time, that would be a cry of happiness."

*Inside Ed's mind: "Just like the case with Philosopher's Stone." (Single apostrophe instead of double for thinking recommended)

*Inside Ed's mind: Right now, I am a Philosopher's Stone equivalent to the size of one soul.

*Inside Ed's mind: The sensation of using the soul!!!

*Monkey chimera: "And now...?"

*Lion chimera: "You have more or less saved my life, so I will pay back what I owe you."

*Marcho and Scar: "?!" (BTW, didn't you spell 'Marcho' like 'Marcoh' or something like that before? I dunno what I'm talking about ㅡ_ㅡ;;)

*Mei: "This research notes contain too many words that are meaning Gold and Immortality."
"And, each word with subtle difference in expressions..."

*Marcho: "We had to reverse this crises, else we will should enormous casualties ahead of us....!!"

*Hog chimera soldier: "You, bustard, what if the precious clue would have gotten blown away and lost!!" (bustard>>bastard?)

*Al: "Don't change the position of the pages!!

*Scar, Mei, & Marcho: "!!"

*Kimbley: <thinking> There seems to be no sign of recent human passage." "...I might have taken the wrong path."
HisshouBuraiKen
Page 1:
White Text: Those golden eyes hold dominion over all wild beasts.
Title: Turnabout Transmutation Circle [H: I could have worded this differently, but the Phoenix Wright reference was too much to resist.]

Page 2:
Text: Ed has suffered a fatal wound in his battle with Kimblee!
SFX: Crummmmmble

SFX: Thunk

Ed Flashback: We've got to live on, even if we have to crawl...no matter how pathetic it looks.

Hawkeye: There are a lot of people waiting for you two to get your bodies back.

Al: I'm not getting my body back
unless you get yours back, too.

Page 3:
SFX: Twitch

Winry: You promised the next time I cried, it would be out of joy.

SFX: SLAM

Ed: I can't...
made everyone...
cry...

SFX: Sliide

Ed: ...over me!
SFX: Grab

Page 4:
SFX: Bzzzzrt

Ed SFX: KHAGH-
SFX: Clank

SFX: Bzzrt

SfX: GONNNG

Page 5:
Ape: Eh?

Ow-
Lion: Damn him...Mr. Kimblee really threw us under the bus...

Ape: Hey, Fullmetal, you all right?!
Why'd you save us?
Lion: You're really hurt!

Ed: Don't get...
the wrong...idea...
Small bubbles: Zeeeh...
haaa
huuu
haaa

Page 6:
Ed: I just needed...
someone to pull this damn thing outta my...
stomach...
Small bubbles: Huuu haaah

Ape: Y-you want us to pull that beam out?
Even though we were just fighting?
Ed: Yeah...
Please...

Ape: Weeeel, I don't recall being ordered to kill him,
do you?
SFX: Upsy-daisy.

Lion: But if we pull this out, you're gonna start bleeding like crazy and die of blood loss?

Ed: No...as soon as you remove it...
I'm gonna close the wound with alchemy...hopefully before I die.
Lion: You're a medical alchemist, too?

Page 7:
Ed: No...
but a long time ago, I tried human transmutation...
so I read about it a little...

Ape: But your insides must be completely messed up...
The only reason Mr. Kimblee survived being impaled by Scar was because he had a Philosopher's Stone.

Ed: I'm gonna use my own life energy...
to increase the power.

It might shorten my life span a little, but...
Lion: A-are you sure about this?

Ed: I don't have time to think.
I'm in this situation because I've been too soft...
I made a mess, and now I gotta clean it up. [H: This is a Japanese idiom - literally, "It's my arse, I gotta wipe it myself.]

Page 8:
Lion: I don't really get what you're gonna do, but you're right, there's no time.
Okay.
Get ready.

Ed: Right...
Small sfX: Huuuu...

Ed: Think of yourself as a mass of life energy.

Do it.

SFX: Grab

Ed: Just like a Philosopher's Stone.
SFX: SPLURCH

Page 9:
Ed: GHUOAGH-
I'm nothing more than a Philosopher's Stone made of one soul.

Think back...
remember that feeling..
All SFX: ZUZUZUZUZU

Ed: How it felt...
When I used Envy's stone!

Page 10:
Ed: UOOOOOAAAAAGH!
Ed: How it feels to use life itself!
SFX: ZUZUZUZUZU

Ed: GH-
GHIII-

Page 11:
SFX: BZZZZZZZZZRT

Page 12:
Lion: Is he dead?

Ed: ...Hell no...not yet.
Antenna SFX: Poit!

Ape: Wow...
You don't even need a doctor as long as you know Alchemy, huh?

Ed: I couldn't...completely fix it...
This is just first aid to stop the bleeding...
and protect my organs.
Lion: So we need a doctor, after all...

Ed: No time...
Gotta...hurry...
Ed bubble: KHACK
Ape: You're looking a little wobbly there, kid...

Ape: He's gonna end up reopening that wound.
Lion: Only one thing to do.

Page 13:
Lion: Up we go.
SFX: HAGH

Ed: Mane...
smothering...
me...
Lion: But it looks cool, right?
King of the jungle, baby!

Ape: So?
Where do we go?
Lion: You saved our lives, so we owe you.
I'll be your legs.

Ed: Follow...
Kimblee...
Everyone's...
in danger...

SFX: Slump
Lion: Hn?

Ape: He's out cold.
Lion: Now what?

Page 14:
Ape: The surface is crawling with soldiers from Briggs...we're toast if we go back up.

And if we chase Scar,
we might run into Mr. Kimblee.

Lion: What an idiot.
He's half-dead and he still wanted to fight Mr. Kimblee.

Oh well.
SFX: Hoop!
Ape: The kid might not like it, but I say we find a different route out and get him to a doctor.

Hell, we're free men now. Everyone's gotta figure we died in the collapse, including Mr. Kimblee.
Lion: Enough with the "Mister" crap.
It's that damn nutjob's fault we got dragged into this in the first place.

Page 15:
Ape: Hmm?

Lion: what is it?

Ape: It's...

SFX: Trudge trudge

Page 16:
All SFX: Trudge trudge

May small text: Al-sama's waistcloth...

Al: Urgh...

Page 17:
Al: Huh?
Wha?

SFX: Shuffle shuffle

Winry: Al!
May: Al-sama!

Winry: You're awake? Are you all right?
Al: Hey, HEY! Why the heck am I all in pieces?

Winry: Oh thank God...I didn't know what we'd do if you didn't regain consciousness...

Al: But WHAT'S GOING ON?!
Scar: You passed out on us.

You were too big and heavy to carry in one piece, so we split your body up.
Al: Aah...

Sorry about that.

Right...and if I'd been in one piece, there's no way you both escape and save me if you ran into trouble.

Page 18:
Yoki: ACHOO!
ACHOOOOOOO!

It's t-t-too cold for this!
Quit wasting time and figure out where to go!
SFX: Shiver shiver
Marcoh: Right...

Let's hide in there for the time being...

Winry: Has that ever happened before?

Al: Yeah.
Once, while I was on my way to find you...

Winry: That was the SECOND time?!

Yoki: ACHOO

Winry: Twice, in such a short amount of time...
Scar: Collapsing like that so frequently is definitely a bad sign.

Page 19:
Marcoh: I'm afraid you'll have to remain scattered around for the time being.
Al: I'm sorry.
You guys have to waste time on me when you should be deciphering that research...

May: Scattered?

Rearranged...

Marcoh-san, may I see the book for a second?
Marcoh Small text: Sure.

SFX: Rustle rustle
SCATTER

SFX: Scatter scatter
Marcoh: What in the world are you doing?!

Page 20:
SFX: Rustle rustle
Marcoh: Y-you dropped the pages all over the ground!

May: There are too many different words in there that mean gold and immortality.
And all those strange phrases...

I was just thinking, what if we separated all the pages and then grouped the ones using the same words together?

Marcoh: Okay, I'll help too.

"Golden man..."
That goes with this group.
May: "Immortal" goes over here.

Page 21:
SFX: Rustle rustle rustle rustle
Marcoh: "A Perfect Man..."
Ah, here we go.
Scar: Give me that page, Marcoh.
May: That goes over HERE.
Marcoh: And this...

Here's the last one.

May: Ah-now if we connect the markings on each page...
we...

Marcoh: This is...

Page 22:
Marcoh: The Transmutation Circle I theorized they'd use to make a Philosopher's Stone out of the whole country!
We already knew about this...it was all for nothing!
SFX: Slump

Marcoh: If we don't reverse this terrible situation soon, the world will suffer unspeakable tragedy!
Tankee: Then the research was just a red herring? It didn't even help at all?!

Toad: Y-you're kidding!
Tankee: I thought that book would solve everything!
Scar: Brother...is this what you wanted to tell me about?

You researched the Alchemy that we Ishvalans loathed so strongly, and the Rentanjutsu of the foreign lands...
And yet you only got this far...?

Tankee: Isn't there some kinda secret hidden in there somewhere?
You guys're supposed to be top-class alchemists, right? Figure it out!
Yoki: Ah...AAAh...

ACHOOOOOOO!
Toad: WAAAGH!

Page 23:
Toad: You moron, you blew the pages all over the place!
Yoki: B-be quiet! It's too cold here!
I've practically got frostbite over here!
Tankee: Now it's all messed up again...
Which side was the front?

Al: Take the terrible situation we're in...and...

May: And we finally had them all arranged...
Umm...This went...here...

Al: Reverse it!!

Page 24:
Al: That's it!
Leave the pages exactly as they are, but flip them over!
Scar: What?
Al: Don't switch their positions! Just turn them over!

Marcoh: Right!

Yoki: Huh? Now what?
Tankee: What is it?
SFX: Rustle rustle

SFX: Flip

Al: Well?
May: That was it.

Page 25:
May: This is the new Amestris-wide transmutation circle
that you'd get if you combined Rentanjutsu with Alchemy.

SFX: HYUUUOOOOOOOOO

Page 26:
SFX: Step Step

SFX: Step step
DRIP

SFX: Sluuuuurp

SFX: Step step
Kimblee: Nothing seems out of place...no signs of anyone having been here recently.
Perhaps I chose the wrong path?

I should probably go back...

Page 27:
SFX: CREEEE

SFX: hyoooooo
Crumble crumble

SFX: Tak

Page 28-29:
Kimblee: Aah, I see.
They used this to cart away the debris from Sloth's tunnel.

SFX: KWSH

Pride: The Crimson Alchemist, I presume?
SFX: Zozozozozozozo

Page 30:
Pride: Hello.
My name is "Pride."

Kimblee: Do you have some business with me?
Pride: What is the situation with Scar/

Kimblee: I'm pursuing him as we speak.
SFX: ZOZOZOZOZOZOZO

Pride: Forget Scar for the moment.
First...

You need to carve a blood-soaked crest into Briggs.

Kimblee: That's easily said, but Briggs' soldiers have strong wills, and their combined strength is of monolithic proportions.

Page 31:
Rearranged...
Kimblee: You're asking quite a bit of me.

Pride: Then you'll need to match their "monolithic" strength with something equally powerful.

SFX: CRUNCH CRUNCH

Pride: Sloth has nearly completed the tunnel.
SFX: CRUNCH CRUNCH

Page 32:
Father: Hurry...

Faster...
Faster...
SFX: Clang clang clang

Father: The day of reckoning is almost upon is.
Text: The plan enters its final stage!
Vitor 3000
First of all: THANKS, TOMBOW!! You made me read FMA 77! (that means we have work to do =P)

As for the chapter: quite predictable, Ed using alchemy to save his arse. I wasn't expecting Mei to save him, as I knew she was far away (although I heard a theory about Mei saving Ed using Lungmei through Al XD). But the explanation was good: Ed became a Philosofer Stone, and saved himself, using his life energy. If Ed already understood the alchemy to this point, he sure grew a lot!

Al learning rentanjutsu and that "renkinjutsu + rentanjutsu" thing, I like it. I was expecting that they would use the same circle Father built to try to invert the situation (altough I don't know HOW they'll make it), but I wasn't excpeting that it would be this way. Scar's brother (poor pal, doesn't have even a name) understood alchemy a lot. If I am thinking right, Father tried to change Xerxes' alchemy, and made Rentanjutsu, with only a part of it. Rentanjutsu seems to be more "close" to the original, although it isn't original. But now we finally see the "ultimate alchemy", the true combination. The two alchemy together as one. And Al learnt about it!

But this chapter left me sad: FMA really is coming to an end! =( And very flustered, too, as it had ONLY 32 pages! Arakawa, this way you'll kill me! But I was thinking: chapter 74, 75, 76 and 77 are short. But they are, also, the volume 19's chapter! Does this mean she is using less pages for... let's say... Gaiden? o.O
Celeste Nayamashii
No, it's not just you, I've definitely noticed this too. Thanks for this translation as well happy.gif I also can't help but wonder if it's Arakawa-sensei's editors giving her hell and making the chapters so much shorter than what they used to be...
I am not SHORT!
Awesome!!! I scanslated the chapter!! happy.gif it's uploading to photobucket right now!!~~
...or it should be ^^;
Celeste Nayamashii
Sweet! Can't wait for the scanlations happy.gif My artistic streak kicked in today after reading the chapter and I decided to draw this: Can't Make Them Cry Sorry if I'm not allowed to post this in here ^^; My morbidness just hit me today and made me draw this. Curse the evil, morbidness of my right hand.
Sensenic
QUOTE (AA battery @ Nov 11 2007, 03:03 PM) *
.................

F**king Juushin Enbu.

Chapter 73 - 44 pages
Chapter 74 - 38 pages
Chapter 75 - 36 pages
Chapter 76 - 34 pages
Chapter 77 - 32 pages.

please don't tell me chapter 78 will have only 30 pages.

FRIGGIN JUUSHIN ENBU D:

Arakawa-sensei, can you stop disappointing us? The beginning of this chapter was pretty predictable... it seems that Ed will probably use the red stone for help (but I certainly did not see that Ed will get help from the other two chimera people...) and really, those two chimera changed to the "good side" too fast =_=;;; but I guess it can't be helped. They were pissed off that Kimbley abandoned them, after all... but cool, using his soul to transmute because soul = philosopher stone ingredient... didn't expect that. I wonder how "much" soul he used up for this...


Coooompletely seconded up to this point.
Damn Juushin! _

Not only the shorter chapters, it does keep giving me this rushed sensation I do not like... loved the cover text "the golden eyes to control the beasts", but the chimeras' change of sides was too easy, and right after that of the ones who fought Scar.
And Scar's brother's notes don't give a clue on how to beat the hommunculi and/or recover the bodies but what might be the solution to it right away instead?

Too fast, too fast! ( A`)

Sigh, well, at least there's Ed's wonderful ability to reverse a disadvantage to his own advantage:
- Fact: In order to open the Doors Human transmutation is necessary <-> Ed: Why don't I do HT to transmute myself into myself? (EPIC ch 53)
- Fact: Philosopher's Stone is made from human souls <-> Ed: Then I can count myself as a "one life" PS and use myself, can't I?

And there're more but I can't remember right now. Ed's so badass. m(__)m

That, and Pride's plan to use Briggs' soldiers' sense of unity against themselves. Sounds reeaally promising.
Chiyo
First I was looking at the cover....then it had finished, did I blink or something?

Okay enough gripe about the length, this felt like a very 'fill in chapter', like all this could have happened during another chapter but it was a bit too long so had to be a chapter of its own (that make sense). What happened was important yes yet somehow as a complete chapter it felt a bit drawn out maybe?
natsu-hime
OMFG I WANNA READ MORE! i wish i have doraemon's time machine T_T

*prays*
God, please let mustang and hawkeye in next month
Celeste Nayamashii
I just wonder if it has something to do with her editors...are they the ones throwing a b*tch fit and having her shorten the chapters? I dunno, but regardless...it's really bothering me that Ed used part of his own soul and states it'll shorten his life span. I just wonder by how much and if he's going to survive this...Do you think those chimeras will use the Philosopher's Stone on him? Right now he's lost conciousness, so he doesn't even know they just found it...if he realizes they have one, do you think he'll tell them not to use it on him because of his nobility and wanting to put his brother back in the flesh? I mean I just don't know...I really help she doesn't kill off Edward...
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