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HisshouBuraiKen
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Side: Kimblee has vanished in the explosion, and Ed...!!

Bucc: I heard Kimblee's gone missing, is that true?
Miles: Yeah.

There was an explosion, probably his doing, that collapsed most of the mine.
He and a few others are still unaccounted for.

We've been searching for 10 days, and there's still no sign of any one, dead or alive.
Bucc: Nng...
Are there any Briggs soldiers among the "few others"?
SFX: Step step step

Miles: The others are Kimblee's two bodyguards
and the Fullmetal Alchemist.

Page 2-3: We're still going!
We're the strongest! We're invincible!

Chapter 78: "The Seven Deadly Sins"

Page 4:
Breda: Uh-huh.
Well, as long as "General" Fullmetal's okay...

Falman: How're things out west?
Breda: It blows, man. We're fighting all along the Pendleton border, and it's brutal.
SFX: Chit chat chit chat

They way they fight down here, it's like they're TRYING to kill as many people as they can, on either side, and still win.

It's just like you warned me about. The army's charging in first, starting these horrible, bloody battles, and right on the points for that underground transmutation circle.

Falman: Any word from Fuery?
Breda: I talked to him a little while ago.

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I heard guns going off, he's in the middle of a fight with the Aergo army in the southern part of Fotsett.
Us old Mustang dogs ain't too popular, eh buddy?
They keep shoving us into one war after another.

SFX: KABOOM
Fuery: Ack!

Run, Thomas! Run!
Don't stop!
SFX: Duck, scramble

Thomas-

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Fuery: f*!@...
f*!@!

They won't get me!
I swear to God, I'm gonna survive!

Falman: That's another part of the circle, there's bound to be a lot of bloody fighting down there.
I hope he's all right.

Breda: Any word from the Colonel?
Falman: Yes.
He made contact with someone in the Armstrong family and has been getting some valuable info from her...
Small text: The old flower lady.

Breda: Nice.
I hear ....'s getting rough up north, too. Watch your back.

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Falman: That's putting it gently.

We found a Homunculus tunneling below the fort, but couldn't manage to stop it...
That made me so mad, I almost lost it.

SFX: WHAM

CRUNCH

Sloth: Oooh.
Crumble crumble.

Page 8:
SFX Crumble

Sloth: It's
done...
Can I
stop
working now, Pride?

SFX: Kaaaaw kaaaw kaaaw

Page 9:
SFX: Clang clang clang

Rosť: Time for lunch, everyone!
Worker: Yes!!

Rosť: Line up!
Cook: No cutting, all right?

SFX: Blah Blah Blah
Workers: Feel's like I been on that roof all week.
Tell me about it.

Guy: How about some Meat Pie next time, Rose?

Rosť: If we can get the ingredients, I'll make some just for you.
Guy: Woohoo!

Old woman: I know I can't do any work, but could you at least feed these children?
Rosť: Of course, of course!
There's enough for you too, ma'am!

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SFX: Yaaaaay

Worker: How 'bout a little extra, eh Rose?
Rosť: No way!
Everyone gets the same amount.

Hoho: Uuuhhh...
M-Miss...

May I...
have some, too...?

Whew...that was close!
Thank you, young lady!

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Cook: Where ya from, Mister?
Hoho: Nowhere in particular.
I'm something of a nomad.

What'cha doing way out here?
Rosť: I thought most people had heard about Reole being destroyed in that last battle...there's nothing here now.

Hoenheim: I disagree.
There's still good, hot meals to be found.

I appreciate this a lot, miss.
It was delicious.
Rosť: That's payment enough for me.

It's about all I can do these days...

Hoho: Don't be so modest.
Your delicious food and happy smile help these men get through the day.
Workers: Bye, Rosť!
See you tomorrow!

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Hoho: I hate to be a bother, but could you do me one favor?
I'm looking for this city's old church.
Rosť: The church?

Hoho: Yes, the church of Let...the one that started the revolution here.
Rosť: Well, uh...

It's right over there.

Hoho: What the heck is that?
Rosť: That statue was made by the alchemist who exposed the Church's fraud and brought their operation down.

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Cook: We plan to make a monument out of it and put it in the town square when the repairs are done.
Hoho: Hunh...
I don't know who made that, but their taste is a little...eh.

SFX: CREEEEEEEEEE
Cook: We've already taken everything that might be useful.
There's nothing left now.

Hoho: Are there any underground paths, by chance?
Rosť: Yes, there's one down this way.

Rosť: Well,
it does lead underground, but...

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Hoho: What have we here?
Rosť: A lake of poison.

The water is very toxic, so no one's been able to go in any further than this.

Hoho: Hmm...
So normal humans have to turn back here...

Hup-
SFX: Step

Rosť: St-
Cook: Are you nuts?! That water'll kill ya!

Page 15:
SFX: Step step step
BZZZZZZZZZRT

SFX: Step step

Cook: A-a miracle..
Rosť: That was "Alchemy"...right?

Hoho: I'm going to take a look around down here, would you mind waiting until I come back?

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Hoho: Oh, and under no circumstances are you to follow me.

SFX: Gon...gonn..gonn..
BRRK

CRACK

Hoho: Wow.
SFX: clack clack clack

Hoho: This is
one heck of a tunnel.
SFX: Step step step

Page 17:
SFX: Zawaa

Zawazawazawaaa

Hoho: Looks like I nailed it.
SFX: ZOZOZOZOZOZOZ

ZUUUUN

Page 18:
Hoho: Wha-
Waagh!
SFX: ZUZUZUZUZ

Hoho: Hoop!
SFX: Slap

SFX: BABABABABABABUM

SFX: Slice

Hoho: Eeesh.
Didn't even bat an eye.

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Hoho: Let's see if I can seal it in.
SFX: Dash

SFX: KRRRRRRK

SFX: SMASH

Hoho: Hoo boy...
SFX: ZOZOZOZOZOZOZO

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Hoho: This guy's something else.
SFX: ZOZOZOZOZOZOZO

SFX: Slip
Hoho: Eh?

OOF!
SFX: THUD

SFX: ZUOOOO!

Page 21:
SFX: KRRKKRRKKRRKRRK

SFX: zozozozozo

Zuruuuu

Hoho: What's wrong?
You out of breath or what?
SFX: Dust dust

Page 22:
Hoho: Hmm?

Pride: That face...
You're Van Hohenheim, correct?

Hoho: You can't go any further than this line, I see.

Meaning if you come out here, you'll die...right?

You can't cross this line, can you?
Just like back in the flask...

You're only free to move about Central and within this tunnel.
Am I right?

Page 23:
I am, aren't I?
Say something, you little shut-in.

Are you mad?

Pride: Mad?
No. There is no wrath inside me.

No wrath...and...

No lust.
No sloth.
No greed.
No gluttony.
No envy.

Those useless emotions have all left our father.
My name is "Pride."

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Hoho: Pride, eh?
I see.

There are seven deadly sins that humans may commit.
Lust, greed, sloth, gluttony, envy, wrath,
and pride.

The first thing he cast aside was you...
his "pride."

I've got to say, he made you look exactly like he did when he was still in the flask.

What do they call that..."resembling your namesake?"

He was always very proud of his form...
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, I suppose.

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SFX: Grin
Pride: Would you be interested in coming to see him?

Hoho: Don't rush it...
I'll get there eventually, whether I'm invited or not.
SFX: Twitch twitch.

Hoho: You let him know
that slave #23 is on his way.

Until then, he should kick his feet up, relax, and wait.
Got it?

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SFX: Zwhuuuuuuuu

Father: Fine.

I'll be waiting for you.
SFX: Clank clank clank

Father: Van Hohenheim.

Page 27:
SFX: Step step step
Dude: He's back!

You find anything?

Hoho: Yes.
I urge you not to let anyone go down there.

SFX: bzzt

Hoho: Tell them it's extremely dangerous.
SFX: crumble crumble

Rosť: Why did you want to go back there?
Hoho: Heh.

To declare the start of a war.

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SFX: HYOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Guard 1: Shift's over.
Guard 2: Finally!
Man, this blizzard's insane!
SFX: HYOOOOO

Guard 1: C'mon, let's grab some of that ....ty coffee they had brewing-
Guard 2: See you guys la-
huh?

SFX: HYOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Guard 1: Uhh...
Guard 2: Oh, .......

Page 29:
SFX: KATUNG KATUNG

Guard 2: Dr-
DRACHMA'S DECLARED WAR ON US!!
SFX: Clank clank clan

Page 30:
SFX: KATUNG KATUNG

Miles: They're not messing around...

They want to stain this land with Drachma's blood, as well as Briggs's...

Bucc: But why now?
Drachma knows better than anyone that Briggs and the surrounding area is nearly impenetrable.

Page 31:
SFX: Katung katung katung katung
Beardo: We are grateful for your telling us that the "North Wall" of Briggs has left her castle unguarded,
comrade Kimblee.

Page 32:
Kimblee: Don't forget, I've got a lot of men on the inside, as well.
Once the battle starts, I'll mobilize them, and we'll plunge that fort into chaos.

Beardo: Huhuhu...
Amestris is already spread too thin with to their wars in the South and West...
And today, Drachma will finally accomplish the impossible - we will conquer the impregnable Briggs!

Kimblee: Time to make this war official.

Let's give them a fireworks show they'll never forget.
SFX: GONG GONG GONG GONG

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May: Like-I-SAID!

To use Rentanjutsu, you have to read the flow of the Dragon Waves!!
Al: I keep telling you, I don't get what you mean!
SFX: Slap slap slap slap

May: You have to focus your mind on the feeling, and...
SAN-HAI!
Al: I CAN'T DO THAT!!

May: Of course you can!! Just go "Baaaaaaaa-" like this, and then "Vuoooooooooom-", and-
Al: I need SPECIFICS! Science and theories, not noises!

Scar: I'm sorry we had to hide out here.
Ishvalan: Don't mention it.
We're both Ishvalans, aren't we?

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Ishvalan: Just having a real doctor around has been a huge help.

And the kids have new friends to play with.
Yoki: STOP! NOT THE HAIR!

Yoki: Where the heck did Zanpano go?!
Why can't HE watch the kids?!

Toad: He's off getting food.

He'll be back with some real good stuff, just hang in there.

Zanpano: Yeah, my name's Zanpano.
I work for Kimblee.

I'm hiding out in some slum called "Asbeck" with Scar and a guy who they're saying is Dr. Marcoh...

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Envy: Okay, Zanpano.
Just hang tight, we'll take care of you.

Thanks for the tip, by the way!
Things are getting interesting again, hehehe!

Text: They're being spied on?! Next time - The Homunculus close in!
Tombow
I'm back, and continue on with my translations. ^^
Toby-Chan
biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif ROSE!


/once again, Toby provides the insightfullest, helpfullest, meaningfullest chapter commentary EVAR!
I am not SHORT!
*Looks at page one* Ack...lol I hate side panels, so hard to right down in English!
RoyxRizaFan
Wow, first post... biggrin.gif Hi, I'm RoyxRizaFan, a newby who used to go to zomgfta forums before they disappeared.

For some reason I couldn't download the RAW, but your translation was a huge help, Tombow. Thanks a million.

I would have prefered a longer chapter (duh). They've been getting so short! I didn't feel like much happned in this one, though i do love it whenever Pride shows up, he's awesome. Seeing Rose is great, too. I'm still worried about Edo, though, out there in the cold with all those terrible injuries. I would have liked to have seen some of Roy, Riza, Havoc (though i'm pushing my luck there) or Armstrong in this chapter. Chapter 74 seems like so long ago, and its been ages since we've heard from Havoc...
QUOTE
Most of all, just for the hilarity of it, I want to see Olivier run into Alex.

I was thinking the same thing...I'm looking forward to that.
Gukumatz
Oh, I love the Al & Mei scene!! Cultural exchange, FTW.

Tomboy and HisshouBuraiKen, thank you so much for your translations.

Tomboy, you're missing the last part of page 11.

HisshouBuraiKen, could "Aspec" have other forms of spelling? I don't know any Japanese, so I rely on you and Tomboy.

I was wondering if the camp name could be a reference to something else. I tried goggling it with keywords like "history" and "culture" but I'm not coming up with anything.

Thank again, you both!! <3
Chiisana
Hahaha.. Fun to read how Mei try to teach Al Rentanjitsu! xD
Anomia Grey
...and is failing miserably at it xD Al learning Rentanjutsu would be really bad news for Ed's ego. By the way, where did he go? With 3 medically trained people in Al's group, the chimeras taking Ed to Win&Co seemed a no-brainer, but since they're going south it's kind of unlikely now.

Oh, and like people already said, Hoho vs Pride was amazing. The same is to be said about Kimbley with a firecannon. biggrin.gif

Mr Zanpano, you're in a more unfortunate situation than you might think. You've barely properly introduced yourself and the entire fandom already hates your guts. You see, we do not take political migrationism lightly. Not at all.
Tombow
Just coming out to stretch my legs a bit.. ^^

QUOTE(Gukumatz @ Dec 14 2007, 05:18 PM) *
Tomboy, you're missing the last part of page 11.

@Gukumatz - I checked, and as far as I see that's all there is for the last part of page 11.
However, I fund I missed the last part of page 10, and added it. biggrin.gif

BTW, it's Tombow. It means dragonfly. smile.gif

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@RoyxRizaFan - Have you tried both links? They are both working for me... unsure.gif

BTW, WELCOME RoyxRizaFan, and ruffruffs, and everyone who are just joining our FMA discussions!! Glad you found us!! ^^


Now, back to page 34. Almost done.. biggrin.gif
Havanese
Yoki, I love you more and more each chapter! I'm a Yoki fangirl! (Okay, not really, but I do like him). Poor Fuery, he looks so cute and hurt. I hope he's alright. sad.gif And I hope Ed appears in the next chapter, and that the chimeras he's with aren't traitors like the one in this chapter -- but, knowing Arakawa, they probably will be.

Anyways, pretty good chapter. A little too short, but it's not as noticable as the previous chapter, somehow. It's good to see characters like Rose again, and the fight between Hoho and the "Eye" was awesome. smile.gif Also, Envy reappearing made my day. Still no sign of Roy and Riza, though... where are they?
Anomia Grey
yeah, poor Fuery certainly deserves our full sympathy. And our respect - he never looked like a warrior, but this chaped showed a darn lot of determination on his side.

As Breda said, Roy's obviously getting everything we do. And Riza? Behind a curtain in the Fuhrer's office? laugh.gif It would be a confort to know that Riza has been eavesdropping, and will warn the gang. unlikely, but anyway...

RoyxRizaFan, glad to see you again! Sorry for the late reaction. blush.gif Have fun on the board!
HisshouBuraiKen
QUOTE(Gukumatz @ Dec 14 2007, 04:18 PM) *
Oh, I love the Al & Mei scene!! Cultural exchange, FTW.
I was wondering if the camp name could be a reference to something else. I tried goggling it with keywords like "history" and "culture" but I'm not coming up with anything.

Thank again, you both!! <3


It could have any number of spellings. I haven't gotten a chance to look at the maps from previous chapters, so I took my best guess, as I'm sure Tombow did. The same goes for Forsett and Pendleton, though I'm more confident about the latter two. Pendleton is a miniscule town in south carolina, i can tell you that much. It's so small they propped up a mirror on one end to make it look bigger.
Tombow
@Gukumatz - I second HisshouBuraiKen's notion. I'm spelling it as Asbeck as in a town in Germany for now, but I assume there are many other possible spellings. smile.gif

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Few more thoughts on this chapter:

Poor Kain!! Go, survive!!!
And, nice to see cheerful and happy Rose is in this chapter!!
As I said before, seeing her makes me feel FMA has come to a full circle. ^^
Ho-ho - Father showdown is awesome!!
And, LOL on Al-Mei moment. XD
Chiisana
QUOTE(Havanese @ Dec 14 2007, 03:00 PM) *
And I hope Ed appears in the next chapter, and that the chimeras he's with aren't traitors like the one in this chapter -- but, knowing Arakawa, they probably will be.

I wonder.... why Arakawa-sensei just have to turn everything to the negative way? D: I don't like when the villain knows everything! >_<

Now Envy knows where Al's gang is hiding, they will be in danger!
Ed is atm missing and who knows what the chimeras would do (although they might 'turned good' in chapter 77)
Kimbly attacking Briggs and saying that he got spy inside the Briggs who will cause chaos during war T^T

And Kain! Poor Kain!! TT^TT I did never imagine him experiencing such a thing, even seeing death of his buddies...

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(Next chapter is coming out on Sat. Dec. 12!)
Gosh! I hope it doesn't mean 12 December 2008, Tombow xP
pawnedbyme
Ty for the translation.
Mirage-Alchemist
Thank the God(s) x.x

Despite everything else, I'm distraught, no Ed?!

*marks January 12th on her calender with many stars and exclamation points*
Celeste Nayamashii
Wow! A lot of happenings all in a matter of 35 pages O_O (at least it was 3 more pages than last chapter...) I loved seeing Rose again! That was so awesome and the connection between the first two chapters biggrin.gif Very cool stuff indeed *nods*
It'll be really interesting to see Papa Hoho and Father face off...I wonder what's going to happen? And still no sign of Ed ;_; Oh please tell me he got some medical help in these 10 days. I really really hope he's alright. Don't die on us, Edward ;_;
I particularly loved the Al and Mei bit xDDD Kind of reminded me a bit in a way of how Ed and Winry argue hahaha xD Gotta love it!
Tombow
@Chiisana - Gahaha, I fixed the date. Thanks so much for catching it!!! happy.gif
lolchemy165
Overall, I quite enjoyed that chapter. I hate to admit that I almost kind of liked Rose in this chapter; I think I hold too many grudges against her role in the anime. Though I couldn't help but laugh when she was like, "MEAT PIES! MY VERY OWN RECIPE!" because um yeah. She is secretly in cohorts with Sweeney Todd. Also, I was kind of hoping someone would just walk by and be like, "SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE." But alas, it was to no avail.

Hohenheim is just hardcore. And I'm way glad that Envy made another appearance--it was about time.
Causmicfire
QUOTE(lolchemy165 @ Dec 14 2007, 10:57 PM) *
Overall, I quite enjoyed that chapter. I hate to admit that I almost kind of liked Rose in this chapter; I think I hold too many grudges against her role in the anime. Though I couldn't help but laugh when she was like, "MEAT PIES! MY VERY OWN RECIPE!" because um yeah. She is secretly in cohorts with Sweeney Todd. Also, I was kind of hoping someone would just walk by and be like, "SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE." But alas, it was to no avail.

Hohenheim is just hardcore. And I'm way glad that Envy made another appearance--it was about time.



lol

I knew Rose was desperate, but I never knew it was that bad. The man with her is really the fma version of Sweeney Todd, and they kill people with the poison in the tunnel. The poison cooks out of the meat, and we have meat pies!

now ot:

I really want to see more of what's happening in Central next chapter. Maybe half of it as the war with Drachma, and the other half with what's going on with the people & homunculi in Central.
Chiisana
Now I wonder... How can people actually hate Manga!Rose now? O_o I like Rose more than before now >w< Thank you Arakawa-sensei!

CowAlchemist
Arakawa-sensei has redeemed Rose in the eyes of so many of her fans. XD I like her so much more in the manga than the anime. So, so much more. *don't get me started*

My first thought when I saw her was that she looked a older. ^^

Hooray Manga!Rose. *throws confetti into the air*
RoyxRizaFan
First of all, thanks for the welcoming, Tombow, and it's great to see you again, anomia grey. I've missed all of the people from the old forum. It's nice to see a familiar face...er, name.

I was also stoked to see mei and al. they're so cute! I root for their coupling. Seeing Envy made the chapter complete, too. It's been too long since we've last seen him. And i totally agree with Rose being better in the manga. It's hard to let go of my animeRose grudges, but i need to seperate the two in my mind.

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I wonder.... why Arakawa-sensei just have to turn everything to the negative way? D: I don't like when the villain knows everything! >_<

It makes the plot more interesting in my view. It makes for a really good climax. I just hope that they somehow can win in the end, dispite their present dificulties.

Oh, and Yoki. I can't help but laugh every time i see him.
Tyan
Thank you so much for the translation! biggrin.gif
*Yukiko
After rereading the chapter, I just got confused... If Hoho is the PS, why would he almost pass out from starvation? I mean, does he really need to eat to survive? I thought maybe he did it as a way to break the ice and get the info he needed, but he's not that mean to take away food from people who need it just as a cover/to get information. If he needs to eat, then that would indicate that the homunculi need to eat as well, which seems a bit odd to me (like would envy have kept dying of starvation stuck in gluttony's stomach? i doubt that). Maybe only originally human PS's/homunculi need to eat.. since they originally ran on food maybe they still do?
Chiisana
And I'm a bit confused what Arakawa-sensei though of doing with Izumi =/ Hohenheim did ran into them last time he appeared, and now out of nowhere Hoho ended in Lior (or whatever the name was) all by himself =/
*Yukiko
I think Arakawa meant to have Izumi and Hoho run into each other then, because of the fact that Father is looking for her. The fact that Izumi had left right before the military showed up for her was probably just a coincidence. Now that Hoho knows that Izumi is a confirmed sacrifice, he probably told her to go into hiding because she would be targetted, or he asked her to do something while he himself checked out somewhere else. How exactly he knew that he needed to go to the cellar of the church tho is still a mystery.
Havanese
QUOTE(CowAlchemist @ Dec 15 2007, 07:42 AM) *
Arakawa-sensei has redeemed Rose in the eyes of so many of her fans. XD I like her so much more in the manga than the anime. So, so much more. *don't get me started*

My first thought when I saw her was that she looked a older. ^^

Hooray Manga!Rose. *throws confetti into the air*

Oh, I hear you! I've never been a huge fan of Rose, but she was awesome in this chapter. I hope she plays a big role, I think her character has a lot of potential.

I really liked this chapter. It was a little rushed, but not necessarily in a bad way -- it just shows Arakawa can be really good at giving us a lot of information in a short time, which is pretty cool. happy.gif I'm so glad Mei Chan is teaching Al Rentanjutsu, I think that's going to be a huuuge plot point and will really help Al (and Ed too, I imagine) later on. Also, you gotta love Al/Mei, it's adorable. wink.gif
elixir
that was a pretty dumb spoiler just go to google.com to read it your self [i even have it in another window right now:)].
Popogeejo
QUOTE(elixir @ Dec 16 2007, 04:23 AM) *
that was a pretty dumb spoiler just go to google.com to find it your self [i even have it in another window right now:)].

Go away. No one here wants you advertising online manga readers when it's fast and easy to just download new chapters straight to ones computer. I'm doing that right now.
Causmicfire
@Elixer-Before you go around using the word dumb about this thread, realize that it was open before any scanlations were up online. Also, the reason for labeling it a spoiler is that some people have not read the chapter, either because they were waiting for the scanlation, and may not have had time to read it, or because they've just started the series, or have decided to wait to read each chapter until they come out with official translations in their country.

Well, back to the topic.

@CowAlchemist-I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Rose doesn't turn into her anime counterpart, because I've finally started to like her character.

I was reading ZomgFTA commentary from this chapter, and I can't stop wondering about the punishment for Pride. Broken on the wheel=killed by the use of the reverse transmutation circle?
RoyxRizaFan
I'm 99% sure that Pride's killed by a Medivial Wheel thing, though i have no idea how thats going to happen. I haven't seen any wheels like that in FMA, ever.

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Now that Hoho knows that Izumi is a confirmed sacrifice, he probably told her to go into hiding because she would be targetted, or he asked her to do something while he himself checked out somewhere else. How exactly he knew that he needed to go to the cellar of the church tho is still a mystery
.

I was wondering what happened to Izumi, too. That theory makes sense. You're probably right.
As for Hoho knowing about the cellar, i was wondering that same thing. How does he know all this crap? I think he's either going to explain it all to us or maybe we'll have another Hoho flashback.
Yknow what I'd like to see? A flashback of Hoho meeting Trisha.
o-ren
I hae a theory as to how Pride will be killed

"The proud are purged by carrying giant stones on their backs, unable to stand up straight This teaches the sinner that pride puts weight on the soul and it is better to throw it off." - wikipedia

My theory is that the tunnel will be perhaps filled in from either side up to one narrow spot in the middle (ie central) or somehow esposed to daylight all the way to where central is. If the Dante's Inferno theory applies to the manga, then Pride would be pushed into such a small space that he would be crushed and killed, thus the giant stones on his back being the Furher's (sp?) mansion. Feed back would be nice i'm really trying to think hard here lol


<Moved the post to where other "how Pride would get killed" discussions are going now. ^^ 12/16/07 ~Tombow>
WhiteLadyoftheRing
QUOTE
Yknow what I'd like to see? A flashback of Hoho meeting Trisha.


I second that whole-heartedly. We know so very little about their relationship, but it's a fairly key piece to the story, I think. I mean, it's one of the few officially canon couples in the series, despite the firm hints towards others. I'd like to see something of them pre-Ed&Al at the very least. I think the story would be sorely lacking if it finished without it.
Havanese
QUOTE(WhiteLadyoftheRing @ Dec 17 2007, 12:36 AM) *
QUOTE
Yknow what I'd like to see? A flashback of Hoho meeting Trisha.


I second that whole-heartedly. We know so very little about their relationship, but it's a fairly key piece to the story, I think. I mean, it's one of the few officially canon couples in the series, despite the firm hints towards others. I'd like to see something of them pre-Ed&Al at the very least. I think the story would be sorely lacking if it finished without it.

That would be AMAZING! I have a good feeling that Arakawa is going to delve deeper into their relationship. smile.gif After all, Trisha is a character that has so many possibilities, and there are so many questions about her that remain unresolved. I really hope Arakawa gives us more background information about her; I mean, we don't even know how she died (somehow, I'm not buying the dying from the plague thing... Trisha seems too strong to die so easily, y'know? I would be a bit disappointed if her demise was caused by something as simple as that).

Also, I was thinking... I think the fact that Arakawa reintroduced Rose is her way of saying that the manga will end soon, since Rose appeared in the very first chapter. I wonder if Rose will appear in the last chapter, too? That would be interesting.

Sorry if this is going slightly off-topic, but does anyone think EdxRose may become canon? I know the possibility is slim, but... maybe the reason they did that minor EdxRose scene in the anime is because Arakawa requested it?
AA battery
I found raw scans from whoever it is that usually scans FMA.

Imo the quality is better and the file size is much smaller. You guys can get this one instead if you want to save harddrive space.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/42ju30
RoyxRizaFan
EdxRose was definitely in the anime, but not in the manga. They haven't seen each other since chapter 2, and i doubt (though i could be wrong) that Ed will see her again. Besides, we all know Ed's crazy about Winry and vice versa. I doubt he would change his affection this late in the game.

I'm still curious about Father Dude's little chess board thing, though. I was thinking the fifth piece was Marcoh, but after all the suspence thats been leading towards finding it out i don't know if it would be him.
Animeoldtimer
I think the 5th piece has to be Izumi. That seems to be why Hoho would warn her.
Tombow
^ Wait... I thought Izumi was the 4th piece.
It's Ed, Al, Hohenheim, then possibly Izumi.. right?
Or, am I missing something?? unsure.gif

BTW, for the 5th... someone mentioned Marcoh, and I'm thinking that's possible, though we don't know Marcoh's past well, so I don't know if he "qualifies".
I'm also thinking Kimbley.. ha, that will be kind of ironic (to the Kimbley's point of view) since he thinks he is using them (the Homuncli side) for his survival (or something like that, I think...) and if in the end he was kept alive to be used as sacrifice... But then, again, I'm not sure if he meets the "qualification." biggrin.gif
elixir
did I say google? i meant to say onemanga
Havanese
QUOTE (elixir @ Dec 18 2007, 04:23 PM) *
did I say google? i meant to say onemanga

Will you please leave? No one wants to hear your advertisement. Besides, online manga readers take forever.
elixir
[sighs] if you are reading this spoiler then why dont you read other manga/manga spoilers!
it was reavealed in FMA volume 68: family portrait he did the same as hughes (connect all the points of major bloodshed in amestris to make a transmutation circle)
Tombow
@elixir - I think you are misunderstanding the purpose of this thread.
This is the thread where we can discuss content of chapter 78 without using Spoiler Tags.
Please stick to discussing content of chapter 78.
If you want to advertise some other site you can add that (you can also have link, too) in your sig space. smile.gif
Cardboard Box Junkie
How about Roy? I thought he could be the missing piece. Wrath did say that he will have him open the gate. I think he's planning to do something to Riza, to force Mustang to perform a human transmutation.
IttyBittyPretty
How fast things changed for poor Yoki. He saved the day in chapter 77, but he's been relegated to "kiddie toy" in 78!
MeLRizA
QUOTE(Tombow @ Dec 14 2007, 02:41 PM) *
*waves back at MeLRizA* ^^
You got to download chapter 77 scanlation wth Paca's awesome "FMA Excalibur" Omake!!
(and also nice Omake by Vitor 3000!! ^^)

Consider that I've already done m homework, and I loved the omakes!! >3<


Still staying away from spoilers 'till scanlations are out..
I think I can't.. but I have not read any post! Hmpf!
Sensenic
QUOTE(AA battery @ Dec 17 2007, 12:15 PM) *
I found raw scans from whoever it is that usually scans FMA.

Imo the quality is better and the file size is much smaller. You guys can get this one instead if you want to save harddrive space.


Well, the quality is better, but not much better, and the images are smaller, so the small fonts are still blurry.

That said, I'll keep these anyway since they take less space and the quality is about the same. So, thanks. happy.gif

QUOTE(Tombow @ Dec 18 2007, 09:48 PM) *
^ Wait... I thought Izumi was the 4th piece.
It's Ed, Al, Hohenheim, then possibly Izumi.. right?
Or, am I missing something?? unsure.gif

BTW, for the 5th... someone mentioned Marcoh, and I'm thinking that's possible, though we don't know Marcoh's past well, so I don't know if he "qualifies".
I'm also thinking Kimbley.. ha, that will be kind of ironic (to the Kimbley's point of view) since he thinks he is using them (the Homuncli side) for his survival (or something like that, I think...) and if in the end he was kept alive to be used as sacrifice... But then, again, I'm not sure if he meets the "qualification." biggrin.gif


Naaah, I think who they're considering the most for this 5th is currently Mustang. Marcoh was presumed dead (well, until now that is. ph34r.gif ) and Kimbley was discarded as "not having the guts".
Besides Kimbley is not using the homunculi to stay alive. He wants to see "who will win the battle of evolution", whether humans or hommunculi, and stays with the latter because they let him use his abilities (and therefore fulfill his thirst for blood or wutever) freely.
I think he's smart enough to be quite aware he's just one more tool for them and I think he doesn't care.
Tombow
^ Yeah, we discussed about Mustang being a very likely choice.. then that led to them doing something to Riza to make Mustang to be the 5th one blah blah.. and I'm very much hoping that is not the case. tongue.gif
Precis
The fifth sacrifice will definitely be Roy. That's why Wrath let him get away with killing Lust in volume 10, because "he can still be of use... he can open the Gate for us." Or something. I just really hope they don't do anything to Riza. T_T


Anyway. About this month's chapter. Echoing what everyone else has said already...
I'm so glad Rose-san is back! I've been waiting for ages for her return. I hope she'll stick around for a while longer. happy.gif
But at the same time, I'm worried about Ed. He's been missing for ten days... I sure hope they got him to a doctor in time. D:

Also, Al + Mei = Win. cool.gif
roJu
Since chapters lately were shorter than usual, does that mean that we're getting bonus at the end of whatever-the-volume-these-chapters-are? Like vol. 14, I mean.


Although this chapter was short, it was satisfying to me!! laugh.gif


Now Ed would have to learn Renkejutsu to keep his dignity as an older brother... tongue.gif

Quick question, if Ed and Al saw the "truth", and whole a lot of amount of informations were smacked up to their brains, why don't they have any informations on Xing's alchemy?
Do Xing have dofferent "Truth" of somethin'??? Or is Truth that Ed and Al saw has somethin to do with "Father?"


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