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Animeoldtimer
Ok thanks. smile.gif
Havanese
Thanks AA battery for posting the link to the first page! I love Alphonse's expression; he really is a lot like his brother. tongue.gif Hoho looks kind of cute, and Winry is adorable.

Still no RAW? sad.gif Awww.
RoyxRizaFan
Cerulean San - I totally agree. Although the FMA IS amazing and keeps me coming back every month, the character interactoins (including EdWinry, of course! biggrin.gif ) are really well written and are half of what i love about FMA! (who am i kidding it's more than half! LOL)

Thanks for the page, AABattery. So funny!

Alchemical
I also agree with Cerulean San; the interaction between the characters is part of the story and, not to mention, one of my favorite aspects. x3

Still no RAW? I've been searching high and low, including some French websites, but I haven't found anything. sad.gif I hope we don't have to wait much longer. ><
Anomia Grey
Whoever said EdWin has no relevance whatsoever to the plot has an incomplete perception of the story. EdWin was, and still is very important for the characters' development, and it's awesome how the tie between the two can run on so many levels. In a way, romance indeed isn't everything - and precisely because it is not only a shallow romantic bond is Edwin such an adorable couple. They've been supporting each other throuck thick and thin, and I love the Edward and Winry are united through the hardships they faced together into a very deep understanding of one another.

As far as I'm concerned, ship however you like, people. Another thing I adore about EdWin is that it's inferred rather than explicit - to the point where people can pretend it doesn't exist at all, as we have witnessed. In the end, they're no mor mistaken than we are - a good work art/literature is one left open to interpretation.

And yeah, awesome chapter coming on. Hoho is as awesome as ever biggrin.gif Thanks Tombow and AnimeOldtimer!
I am not SHORT!
I FOUND SOME PHOTOS OF PAGES!!!!!!

you can find them here!!

http://forum.onemanga.com/showthread.php?p=347439
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Alchemical
QUOTE(I am not SHORT! @ Mar 13 2008, 06:08 PM) *
I FOUND SOME PHOTOS OF PAGES!!!!!!

you can find them here!!

http://forum.onemanga.com/showthread.php?p=347439
x3333


I found those, too, but I'm afraid that they're out of order, and I'd rather read the chapter in order. Are they just r andom* pages, or are they one, two, three, etc.?

...Oh, man, there's that "It's not 'r a n d o m', it's 'curious'!" glitch thing again....
Cerulean San
Wow, thanks for the props everyone. :B

Yeah biggrin.gif What I love most about Edwinry is that it's so simple and flexible. It can fit into almost any setting/situation.genre and work. And well, I love simplicity --I find is gorgeous.

Oh BTW, Tobu_ishi posted this on hagaren_manga on LJ:

Wow, Ed looks BADASS.
Celeste Nayamashii
The pictures won't load for me D= I can't believe there's no raw yet =/
Alchemical
QUOTE(Celeste Nayamashii @ Mar 13 2008, 08:00 PM) *
The pictures won't load for me D= I can't believe there's no raw yet =/


Me, either. ;.; I hope it's not a long wait like the one in... December, I think? That was bad.
Edamame
Thank you much of the preview pages I am Not Short!! and Curealan San! Sniffle, I wish the final image would load. I really want to see how badass Ed is looking.

~ I just wanted to say that all of you make such wonderful arguments for EDWIN in the manga. I am a true fan of the pairing, and I love the sheer simplicity and uncorrupted nature of their relationship. It is extremely clear that the two of them serve as life-lines for one another, and they have helped each other through numerous hardships. The love that they share for one another is not necessarily the romantic type, but more of a truly pure and uncorrupted type.
APalchemist5
That was a whicked amazing picture of Ed! (the badass one)

I love the conversation concerning Edwin, and I too believe that it is a very important part of the
series. I really hope they get together, but just their bond (even without romance) is extraordinary and another motive for Ed to move forward in his hard journey.

I kindof see what the other person was saying though, I really dont want Fullmetal Alchemist to be a soap opera romance (he he, Edward as a character in the Young and the Restless, that makes me laugh), but I think romance really adds to it, and I do really love Ed and Winry. I usually hate the woman who gets the guy in the end, but i looovvveee Winry's character.

I really hope the raw comes out soon sad.gif
If I have to wait as long as last time, I might slowly die inside....

Must...seee....Ed...Al....and hohenheim....sooon!
Gukumatz
I BRING THE RAW!

fkeidjn posted it in mangahelpers as a .7z file and I turned it into a .zip file for easier use.

Here's the Sendspace: http://www.sendspace.com/file/yskitl

YAY!
Alchemical
*OMGspasm* Gukumatz, thank you! *downloads*

EDIT: OMGWTFLOLOL crazy chapter. It's one of the best ones in the whole manga for me. xD Winry!fanservice was hilarious. We got it from Ed, so it was only natural to get it from her, too. xD And I really, really loved Ed's return. I like it better than the way I pictured it actually. And, usually, when he has his hair down, he looks a bit girly. Now, however, he's.... Wow.

Even though the fanservice had me laughing, I really liked the scene wither Winry and Rose. Al and Hoho, too.

And that lizard guy (what is his name again? I can never remember...) made me laugh. xD

And the quality of this chapter is awesome. <3
Celeste Nayamashii
Yes Alchemical ;_; that was probably the worst wait ever...

Thank you so much for the raw, Gukumatz!! *glomps Gukumatz and downloads*
Causmicfire
Thanks Gukumatz!
Celeste Nayamashii
OMG was Ed sexy on that last page or what!!! I can't wait for the translations! =D
Kaida17
Thank you so much, Gukumatz!!

EDIT: ZOMG! So much awesomeness! Greed!Ling appearance, Hohemheim and Al's reunion, Bido being back, and Ed looking even sexier than the last time I saw him up! And his hair down just looks so good and hot on him! So much love for this chapter!!
Causmicfire
I rather liked the panel in the second to last page where his hand comes through the wall, brilliant.

Is that Pinako's cousin I see?
ehxhfdl14
The automail seems unusually shiny, compared to past pictures... The low-temperature blend of metals make the automail like that, huh?
Ed really has grown a lot since the start of the manga, hasn't he?

And wow, just look at the character appearances! Can't wait for the translation smile.gif
Thank you for the raw, Gukumatz!
TheRainbowConnection
Ho.

Ly.

Crap.

Ed just punched through a wall. First impalement, then self-transmutation, then wall-punchings? Heck yeah! Wood's seriously dense, yo. I see that he's continuing his streak of hardcore-ness. And I think the hardcore is even spilling from him into his groceries. No one makes a loaf of bread look badass like Ed does. Argh, I'm getting so excited for the next chapter!

Oh god, I love the FMA manga.

Fangirl mode: OFF
HisshouBuraiKen
Well, with the RAW out I guess there's no need for spoiler tags, right?

HERE'S THE RAW LINKS:
http://mangahelpers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27286











SPOILER BLOCKING SPACE












NOW HERE IS THE TRANSLATION

Page 1:
Side: An unexpected reunion in an unexpected location! What will dad's first words to his son be?!

All 3: ...You're...

Winry: Ed and Al's-
Al: Father?!
Hohenheim: My vintage armor!!

Al: WHAT?!
SFX: Rage
Hohenheim: Oh-Er-Sorry!

Pages 2-3:
Big text: His right arm holds in it a lesson to others...and hope for all.
Title: Chapter 81 - "Fired up"

Page 4:
Hohenheim: It's been what...10 years, Alphonse?
Al: Yeah...

Hohenheim: I heard what happened from Pinako
about your body, and...
Al: Right...

Small text: Uhhh...

Page 5:
Al: So um...Father...

Workers: Ah, there he is!
Mr. Hohenheim!

Are you busy? We could use your help.
Hohenheim: Happy to oblige.

We'll talk later.
Al: Oh...
Sure.

Worker: You say that's your son, and you haven't seen him in years?
Small text: He's HUGE.
Woman: Don't you want to catch up with him?
Hohenheim: Nah...I abandoned him and his brother when they were just children...

I'm sure he doesn't even think of me as a father,
and I have no idea what to say to him.

Page 6:
Cook: Hey kid.

Remember when you fixed that radio for me?
Al: Sure do...

Cook: You did a hell of a job.
No static or nothing since then!
Al: "Then", eh...

I'm sorry...If we hadn't brought Cornello down so recklessly, the town never would've suffered like this.
SFX: CLANG CLANG BAMBAMBAM
Cook: Aaaaah, don't worry about it!

I mean yeah, it's still pretty rough around here.

But you two exposed a huge lie.
If you ask me, it was the right thing to do.

Page 7:
SFX: Clench

Al: I'm going to help rebuild, too!
SFX: Clank

Winry: Al!
SFX: Clank clank clank
Al: Go hide somewhere, Winry!
Stay out of sight!

SFX: Clank clank
Al: Let me do some work too, Father!
Hohenheim: Alphonse?

Al: Where do you want this?
Worker: Oh, thanks!

Page 8:
Toad: Lets give 'em a hand, eh?
Zanpano: C'mon, Yoki.
Yoki: What? But...food!

Toad: It'll taste better after a hard day's work.
Zanpano: Get the lead out!
Yoki: LET-ME-GOOOOOO!
Small Yoki text: Fooood!
Winry: Bye-bye.
SFX: SKRRRRRRRK

SFX: Awkward paaaaause
Winry: So...um...

RosÚ: You need to hide, right? Stay out of sight? Leave it to me!
Small Winry text: Kidnapper!
SFX: SKRRRRRRRRK
Cook: Bye-bye.

Page 9:
RosÚ: You're on the lam...

So plain earth-tones will make it easier to move about!
What would be best...

Is the bath hot enough, Winry?

Winry: IT'S AWESOME!!

I'm in heaven!
SFX: Aaaaaaaah!
Winry: I can't even remember the last time I took a bath.

Page 10:
RosÚ: I'm putting your clothes out here.
Winry: Okay! Thank you so much!

You're so nice, RosÚ...
Soo...nice...
Box: Happy

RosÚ: I think you're amazing.
Living on your own, working in an Automail shop at your age.

Did you do Ed's leg, too?
Winry: Yes.
We're old friends, I kinda felt like I had to...

SFX: Bubble
winry: I wonder if Ed's okay...
Maybe someone's heard something...
I hope he's relaxing in the tub somewhere safe, too...

RosÚ: Woooow.
So you built the leg that supports Ed.

Page 11:
RosÚ: And when he came here, he helped US stand on our own.
That makes you our savior's savior.

I completely fell for Church of Let's lies
because they told me they could bring my lover back from the dead...

Then one day, Ed and Al just waltzed in and revealed the truth.

Those who'd devoted their lives to Let, like me, were left depressed and disillusioned.

Winry: What did they do to help you get through it?

RosÚ: Well, Ed got really mad and said, "Stand on your OWN legs, and start walking forward!"
Winry: Gh-

Page 12:
Winry: Sheesh, why does he always have to rub salt in peoples' wounds?
RosÚ: Ahahaha...

I'm glad he got angry at us, though.
He opened everyone's eyes...including mine.

Maybe the true cause of the revolt was people placing all their faith in miracles and not thinking for themselves.
That's why we're going to bring Reole back to prosperity without waiting for a miracle to do it for us.

We're going to recover though our OWN efforts.

Page 13:
RosÚ: We're all so grateful to Ed and Al.

If the deceit had continued much longer, we started thinking we were invincible and become one of those crazy "armies who don't even fear death," or whatever they call them.

Armstrong: These aren't real humans...are they just dolls?
Old Falman: Correct.
SFX: Smack smack

Old Falman: We will create soldiers by inserting souls into these humanoid "containers."

Their arms may come loose, their heads may be blown to bits, but they will fight on and follow orders without fail.
The ultimate weapon...soldiers that don't fear death.

Page 14:
Armstrong: May I ask a question?
Old Falman: Hmm?

Armstrong: These "souls" or whatever that you're going to put in them...where will THEY come from?

Old Falman: From the nations we have crushed...
and have YET to crush.

The front lines are fertile grounds for cultivating souls en masse.

Slappy: You still haven't found Izumi Curtis?

Page 15:
Beardo: No, sir.
She has yet to return from her vacation
and that store employee has no idea where they went.
Slappy: Enough excuses.

You've got all the resources in the world - get back out there and find her no matter WHAT it takes.
Beardo: Yes, sir...

S-sir...
Why are we trying so hard to find an ordinary housewife?

Slappy: That's none of your business, soldier.
Now get out of here.

Bido: Wheew...
sFX: tink tink

Page 16:
Bido: Following those army guys just got me stuck in this weird sewer...
SFX: Cloong cloong

Bido: I'm so lost.
SFX: Cloong cloong
Small SFX: shuffle shuffle shuffle

Bido: And Central's freaky!
SFX: Cloong cloong

SFX: Cloong cloong
Bido: This underground maze goes on forever...
Hoop!
SFX: Pata

Bido: Oh ho?
I smell something fishy...
SFX: sniff sniff

Page 17:
SFX: GYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

SFX: SNAAAAAAARL!

SFX: drip drip drip

Chimeras: Friend? Friend? Friend? Friend. Friend. Friend!

SFX: shuffle shuffle shuffle

Page 18:
Bido: I...
I think I peed my pants...

Central's too scary!
There's no WAY Master Greed would be in a crazy place like this! NO way!
SFX: EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK

I'm DONE!
Where's the exit?!

Where's-
The-
SFX: Squeeze squeeze squeeze
Squish squish squish

Page 19:
Bido: Exguagh!
SFX: splat

Bido: I AM SICK AND TIRED OF BEING KICKED AND STEPPED ON AND-

SFX: Zuaaaaaaaaaaaah

Bido: ...there's the rest...
SFX: Tinkle

Bido: This place looks like a living nightmare...is it a mannequin factory?
They way they're all hanging there, it's like a person farm...
SFX: shuffle shuffle

Bido: Reminds me of the lab where I was turned into a chimera for some reason...

Page 20:
Hohenheim: A tunnel?

Al: Yeah. I came here to see if there's a big tunnel underneath the town.

If there is-
well, I'm SURE there is-
It means-
Hohenheim: Wait.
Let's talk somewhere private.

Page 21:
Hohenheim: So you've been trying to prevent them from activating this nationwide transmutation circle.
Al: Mmhmm.

That's why we came to Reole, and then YOU were here. It was a real shock...
but a lucky coincidence, too.
Hohenheim: How's that?

Al: There's a man who looks exactly like you living underneath Central.
I seriously doubt there's no link between you two.
You must know who, or what, he is...
so I decided I'd ask you if we ever met.

Page 22:
Hohenheim: Are you sure that's a good idea, Alphonse?
Al: Huh?

Hohenheim: What if I'm on THEIR side?

Didn't you consider the possibility
that everything you just blurted out might make its way to your enemy's ears?

Al: Oh...

SFX: Bonnng

Page 23:
Hohenheim: I'm really happy that you trust me.
Thank you.

Al: ...You're welcome!

Hohenheim: He's trusting a failure like me as a real father...

Now then...
Can I trust my son, and tell him everything?

Hohenheim: It's a long story.
I'd like Ed to hear it, too.
Al: Well...

So would I, but...

Page 24:
Al: Brother's gone missing...
Hohenheim: ...Eh?

SFX: Blah blah blah

Teller: Next, please.

SFX: Clink

Darius: I'd like to make a withdrawal from State Alchemist Edward Elric's research account.

Page 25:
Teller: Are you Mr. Elric?
Darius: No, I'm acting for him. I have all the required documents signed by him.

Teller: Please write down the access code and withdrawal amount, and return it
along with the certificates signed by Mr. Elric.

SFX: Plop
Teller: Thank you, sir.

Page 26:
Teller: Please come again.

SFX: StepstepstepstepstepSLAM

Teller: This is the Northern branch of Banks Bank.
A withdrawal's just been made from the account of Mr. Edward Elric, the State Alchemist.
Woman teller: Next, please.

Man Teller: A man who said he was acting on his behalf...
Yes...
Yes, he looked like...

Darius: Here's your money, Doctor.
SFX: rustle

Page 27:
Doc: This oughtta do it.
Darius: Highway robbery...

Wife: I wouldn't mind a few extra bucks for keepin' me mouth shut...
Darius: Well...
we appreciate your not asking more than necessary.

Lion: Hey, Darius.
The military caught up to us.
Darius: Huh? Did the fake ID give us away?
Doc: Hey now, don't be gettin' us wrapped up in any trouble now!

Page 28:
Lion: You didn't sell us out, did you, Doc?
Doc: Please!
We've lived by the motto "The customer is God" for over half a century!
Small text: Then stop ripping God off!

SFX: Knock knock knock knock

Doc: Coming!
SFX: creee
Doc: Oh, a soldier! Is someone injured, sir?

Soldier: No,
we're looking for someone.
Doc: I see...

Solider: Is he your only patient?
Doc: Yes, as you can see we're just a poor old husband and wife with a small practice-
Soldier: Anyone staying in the back?
Doc: ...We do have the equipment to keep people here for treatment, yes-
Soldier: I said, is anyone in back?

Page 29:
Doc: Yes, one...

SFX: Stompa Stompa Stompa Stompa Stompa

SFX: Sheee

Page 30:
Darius: Uh...yes?

Soldier: You the only patient here?
Darius: Yeah, who wants to know?

Soldier: You...
Are you the guy who went to the bank?

Freeze.
Both hands, in the air, SLOWLY.
SFX: kachik

SFX: kachik

Page 31:
Soldier: Now!
Both hands, in the air!
SFX: Kastomp stomp stomp stomp

Ed: Huh? What're all you soldiers doing here?
Soldier: We're a search party. Have you seen anyone suspicious come in or out of here lately?

Ed: Suspicious...? What do they look like?

Page 32:
Soldier: Let's see...
He wears a red coat...blond hair in a ponytail...
SHORT.

SFX: SNAP

SFX: WHUD

Soldier: What the hell?

Harris?!

Page 33:
Soldier: Who did this to you! Snap out of it!
SFX: Shake shake

Soldier: Oh-GYAHAGHAGAHAAAA!
SFX: Thwack thwack

SFX: Silence
Door SFX: Cree

Soldier: Coen! Harris! What happened?!
You stay still!

SFX: CRACK

Soldier: Wha-
SFX: Wiggle wiggle

Page 34:
SFX: Craaaaaack

Soldier: Wha-
GHAGH-
SFX: thrash thrash
Soldier: Geh-

SFX: Slump

SFX: Zuruzuruzuru, Katack
Darius: Geez, you took 'em ALL down alone.

Chill out a little,
you're not at 100% yet.
Ed: Don't treat me like I'm still laid up!

Page 35:
Ed: I'm all fired up and ready to GO!
SFX: clench

Text: The Fullmetal Alchemist is BACK!
rules23
Wow! It looks like things are getting ready to wrap up.

Sigh...

This series is so much fun biggrin.gif
LadyCera
*fangirl moment* SQUEEEEE!!!!!!!!....... Ahem *moments over*

Ok, seriously. Thank you so much!!! Hisshouburaiken, Gukumatz, you guys are like God to me right now. biggrin.gif
Havanese
Thank you so much Gukumatz, Cerulean San, HisshouBuraiKen, and everyone else!

Great chapter! I like manga!Rose a lot; she looked so cute in the panel when she was looking at Winry with her eyes sparkling. Winry is adorable, as always; loved the bath scene (what can I say? I'm a Winry fangirl!), and that she was thinking about Ed DURING her bath killed the EdWinry lover in me. I need the next chapter so it can be revived.

It was great to see Bido and Greed!Ling, and the scene between Hohenheim and Al was something I've been waiting for a long time. And, of course, EDDD! We've all missed you except for the people that hate you!


rules23: "Fun" is a perfect word for FMA... well, for us, not so much for the characters. tongue.gif

LadyCera: Hello! Welcome to the forum! smile.gif
spoonyalchemist
FANGIRL OVERLOAD! WAAAAAAAH!

Ed looks AMAZING! <3 <3 <3 <3 I can't get over it--I'm dying here! The messy hair look is absolute love.

I can't wait until there's a scanlation. happy.gif I think I'm going to like manga!Rose way better than anime Rose.

And ZOMG Ling!Greed is back! wub.gif wub.gif It actually just occurred to me a few weeks ago (a little late, I know) that Ling!Greed will probably rebel against father just like the old Greed did. And this shows up right after I figure that out. happy.gif

And that Winry fanservice was crazy. I know I'm being nitpicky here, but is anyone bothered by how curvy Winry is? It's unrealistic, especially for a fifteen-year-old. I've felt the same way about how muscular Ed is ever since the beginning of the series. Not that I don't like fanservice, but I can't really enjoy it when it's so...silly. :/

Ah well, I guess you gotta keep the fans happy. And that pic of Ed at the beginning of the chapter was nice, even though I don't really go for the super muscleman thing. :/
Toby-Chan
*DRIVE-BY NOMS CERULEAN SAN*



(This is off topic, but I can get away with that because I'm a Mod, ho!)



Just kidding. I do actually have one on-topic to say, and it goes like this:





WINRY/ROSE, OMG!!!111111kjhdfljhlkjhikhieujhc




Lol, I'm a filthy spammer.
Causmicfire
QUOTE(spoonyalchemist @ Mar 13 2008, 09:26 PM) *
FANGIRL OVERLOAD! WAAAAAAAH!

Ed looks AMAZING! <3 <3 <3 <3 I can't get over it--I'm dying here! The messy hair look is absolute love.

I can't wait until there's a scanlation. happy.gif I think I'm going to like manga!Rose way better than anime Rose.

And ZOMG Ling!Greed is back! wub.gif wub.gif It actually just occurred to me a few weeks ago (a little late, I know) that Ling!Greed will probably rebel against father just like the old Greed did. And this shows up right after I figure that out. happy.gif

And that Winry fanservice was crazy. I know I'm being nitpicky here, but is anyone bothered by how curvy Winry is? It's unrealistic, especially for a fifteen-year-old. I've felt the same way about how muscular Ed is ever since the beginning of the series. Not that I don't like fanservice, but I can't really enjoy it when it's so...silly. :/

Ah well, I guess you gotta keep the fans happy. And that pic of Ed at the beginning of the chapter was nice, even though I don't really go for the super muscleman thing. :/


Not exactly unrealistic, some girls do develop before others. Now, if it was Mei, I'd agree.

As for Ed's muscles, remember he hefts around those metal limbs everyday, and has been training his body since a young age.
N. Havoc J.
QUOTE(spoonyalchemist @ Mar 14 2008, 02:26 AM) *
And that Winry fanservice was crazy. I know I'm being nitpicky here, but is anyone bothered by how curvy Winry is? It's unrealistic, especially for a fifteen-year-old. I've felt the same way about how muscular Ed is ever since the beginning of the series. Not that I don't like fanservice, but I can't really enjoy it when it's so...silly. :/
I've seen girls no older than 13 with bigger breast. Ed does work out a lot so it's not impossible.
AA battery
Hmm not much to say about this chapter.

It's at a nice pace, I guess... somehow the last chapter felt better though 8D

Page 1 is made of awesome as mentioned XD
I almosted got shocked to death from watching at Winry take a bath... those boobs o_o is that at least D-cup?!

Lol Ed, >.>, crazy like usual...

Right now I am most curious about how Alphonse with Hoho-papa will work together. Isn't it just sooo convenient that Ed isn't around? XD
and Roy, where are you?
Sensenic
A late but WONDERFUL chapter!

QUOTE(spoonyalchemist @ Mar 14 2008, 06:26 AM) *
And ZOMG Ling!Greed is back! wub.gif wub.gif It actually just occurred to me a few weeks ago (a little late, I know) that Ling!Greed will probably rebel against father just like the old Greed did. And this shows up right after I figure that out. happy.gif


Well, that was quite clear ever since Lingreed came to be. I mean, come on, not only he has the same potentially rebellious personality as his "previous self", Ling could come out on top and rebel on any moment.

Maybe Bido will play a role in there? A fated encounter, how come I didn't see this come even if it was so obvious!
Wanna know how it continuueeees!!!! ( ┤A`)

*wants FMA 82 badly*

And moar shower fanservice (well, this time more of the "bath" kind tongue.gif ), this time was Winry. Quite yummy!
In the close panels, where only her face was shown she did look a little too much like Riza to me, though. And perhaps she was a little bit "overdeveloped" as has been said around...

But oh well, who cares. As Havoc said, "Gimme Boin!" cool.gif XD

QUOTE(AA battery @ Mar 14 2008, 08:33 AM) *
Hmm not much to say about this chapter.

It's at a nice pace, I guess... somehow the last chapter felt better though 8D


Hmmm... to me the current pace is okay. Keep it this way Arakawa sensei!
But this chapter was definitely better than the last. At least it didn't have any scene that felt as forced "just-for-the-lulz" as the Envy-Yoki interaction on the previous one. Scar suddenly making the stupid decision of sending Mei alone with Envy back to Xing felt quite out of place too.

No, this whole chapter was made of awesome, win and Bido.


And the cover, now that I could look at it in detail (too bad it's split sad.gif ), is even more AWESOME now. Look at all those little cracks on the automail!

I'm ecstatic. *o*


PS: B/W scans' quality sucks greatly, though. sad.gif
Good thing it didn't affect the cover.

EDIT: Oh, and thanks for the trans, Hisshou. happy.gif
Chiyo
Winry porn, Rose looking, Toby has the evidence she requires

That is all
AA battery
@Sensenic: I guess I was a little too shocked/disturbed by the Winry fanservice there... it's a little too much @_@ I loved the previous Hawkeye fanservice (well, plot related too), while this Winry fanservice just seems to be completely pointless... other than showing us how over-developed she is, and how simple-minded she is (it says so on one of the pages LOL), but yeah =.=;; I don't need two shots of her boobs in one chapter.
so I failed to pay attention to the rest of the good parts of the chapter =_=;

This chapter is fanservice overload! Winry bathing scene and the muscle-Ed at the cover @_@;; my eyes, my eyes!! Clearly I don't read FMA for its art... sure, it's detailed and all and I think it's amazing at times, but the style just isn't my cup of tea

But well, with Ling/Greed's appearance it's definitely something to look forward to.
and like I mentioned (i think), Al and Hoho-papa, I wonder what they'll do?
I didn't quite like Ed's "entrance" either >.> It felt rather, r-a-n-d-o-m (lol forum filter!). You'd think he would be on a hospital bed or something, yet it felt like as if he has suddenly turned 18. This chapter just feels all "weird" to me... not quite in sync? I don't know the right word for it and I don't know how exactly I could describe this chap.

Yeah, I liked the previous chapter a lot more...
Chibi_Girl29
OH MAN IT WAS AWSOMMME !

ATTACHMENTS : spoilerzz ! last page raw chap.81 tongue.gif
Chiisana
Things are... messing up ~o~

-Sigh- I know that our little Edward won't stay 'little' forever TT[]TT Kid has to grow up sooner or later. I just miss the 'bratty' Ed from the beginning very much.

Again, would we ever be able to hear "WHO'RE YOU CALLING ------- TO BE SEEN??" from him again? TT[]TT
Sensenic
QUOTE(AA battery @ Mar 14 2008, 10:51 AM) *
@Sensenic: I guess I was a little too shocked/disturbed by the Winry fanservice there... it's a little too much @_@ I loved the previous Hawkeye fanservice (well, plot related too), while this Winry fanservice just seems to be completely pointless... other than showing us how over-developed she is, and how simple-minded she is (it says so on one of the pages LOL), but yeah =.=;; I don't need two shots of her boobs in one chapter.
so I failed to pay attention to the rest of the good parts of the chapter =_=;


While I agree the fanservice was gratuitious, I do think it's actually following the pattern of showing shower scenes for characters, after she begun with Ed. Maybe a male character will be the next one?
Roy? Yoki? (Now wouldn't you love that tongue.gif )

EDIT addon: Besides, while the images were gratuitious, I think the dialog between the 2 girls wasn't. At all... Showing how the Lior people in general and Rose in particular are not angry at Ed and learned much from him was important to bring a full close to the very first subsaga of the series.
And hey, she had to draw sth while it took place, hadn't she? tongue.gif

Anyway it's not such a big thing, as long as this doesn't become a habit. And don't let it obscure the rest to you.
Personally the part I loved the most from this chapter was the Bido & Lingreed meeting.
A lot of potential in there.

QUOTE(AA battery @ Mar 14 2008, 10:51 AM) *
I didn't quite like Ed's "entrance" either >.> It felt rather, r-a-n-d-o-m (lol forum filter!). You'd think he would be on a hospital bed or something, yet it felt like as if he has suddenly turned 18. This chapter just feels all "weird" to me... not quite in sync? I don't know the right word for it and I don't know how exactly I could describe this chap.


Naaah...
Ed's always been a fast one to recover and take in mind that quite a few time has passed (10 days + what it took them Al's gang to reach Reole).
It's kinda logic he'd make a comeback like that.

Oh! and yet another EDIT: Gotta love the metal hand coming through the wall, which is another Horror/B-Movie touch, I guess. wink.gif

If you want realistically lasting wounds, Mustang's the way to go. Though I guess you probably already know that. ;p
-that battle with Lust was sooo magnificent... - [/nostalgia] happy.gifU

Another EDIT addon:
Another thing I want to comment and keep forgetting. See why I felt the young Hoho FB was kinda out of place? I think it would have been better if it had followed the pattern of the other 2 big ones, a story being told, and appeared when daddy eventually tells the whole truth to his children.
Let's see what we'll get instead. (probably a cut and Ed making a frowning "I see" face, as has happened so many times before now happy.gifU )
Becca-chan
Well after reading it, I'm not too sure what I thought of this chapter...it was okay I suppose, but I prefered chapter 80 much more.

I know everyone's saying about how Ed looks bad-butt and stuff...but like AA battery said, there's just something about his return I didn't like ( I didn't mind the fact he beat up those soldiers though XD) but he doesn't seem like the Ed we remember and it's not because of the fact he has a more mature-looking face either.

Although that will remain to be seen, we can't go judging if he's changed or not just by appearances and first re-impressions...for all we know he might not of, he's still reacting to being called short even though he possibly isn't anymore. laugh.gif
But I just got an uneasy feeling that's all...

Erm...would it also be any consolation to say that this Rose frightens me just a tad? ^^;
I mean it's nice to see her happy and back to the girl she was at the beginning and you can tell she's had a much better time as opposed to anime Rose ( who I still like anyway)
...But that peppiness does freak me out, and looking at Winry with sparkly eyes and rosey cheeks better not amount to anything!
( That would really screw up the EdXWin)

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Edit: Okay now that I've had a bit more time to read through the translations, it is nice to see Rose is stronger now ^^
Although I loved what Winry said about Ed rubbing salt in people's wounds! XD
( Kind of makes me wish he could of helped certain other people from reaching a grisly fate though...)

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Winry in the bath...erm...yeah, still it wasn't as horrifying as I'd thought it'd be; at least there are certain *things* that have been tastefully hidden.
But was there any real need for it?
And AA battery? I'll say this...they're definately D-cup! @.@;

It was nice to see Bido again too, he's pretty lucky to be a chimera otherwise those other ones would of probably ripped the poor guy to shreds O.O;
Although I hope Ling/Greed does remember him in some way.

Edit: Can't believe I forgot to add this @.@;
The underground army still freaks me out quite a bit...seriously, I hope those things never gain lives of their own! O.O;

And Hohenheim still seems hesistant to get to know his son :: sighs:: I know he says he abandoned them and everything, but I wish he could stop beating himself up about it and take up the chance while it's still there. ;_;
HisshouBuraiKen
QUOTE(AA battery @ Mar 14 2008, 04:51 AM) *
I didn't quite like Ed's "entrance" either >.> It felt rather, r-a-n-d-o-m (lol forum filter!). You'd think he would be on a hospital bed or something, yet it felt like as if he has suddenly turned 18. This chapter just feels all "weird" to me... not quite in sync? I don't know the right word for it and I don't know how exactly I could describe this chap.


Yeah, but that was the point, the whole scene with the doctor and Darius/Lion-Dude was to make you think he WAS still laid up, and they were paying them BEFORE any treatment. Then he comes waltzing in with a loaf of bread, gets an earful of the S-word and goes ballistic.

I think Hohenheim's first line was the best one in the chapter, though.
Toby-Chan
QUOTE(Chiyo @ Mar 14 2008, 02:11 AM) *
Winry porn, Rose looking, Toby has the evidence she requires

That is all




Hey, now, I'm not that shallow. I require more evidence than that!




... like how Rose TOTALLY fangirls over Winry! :]
AA battery
@Becca-chan: Yay. Someone agrees. X3

@HisshouBuraiKen: I am aware of that right off the bat, but that still doesn't rid of that weird uneasy feeling I have about this chapter... I mean like, that totally reminds me of Saiyanjins... power up after a near death situation? Come on... Besides, remember the 5th laboratory incident? He wasn't beaten up as badly as this time... stabbed right through the abs and used up part of his soul! and He stayed hospitalized for quite a while after the 5th laboratory incident, so I really find it unconvincing that he could be up and running wild like that after a large metal rod pierced through him and all... unless using part of his soul is really that powerful >.> But I thought he said he only managed to temporary seal it up... or does using up part of his soul changed him into more berserk or did that added some Saiyan blood into him...? lol...

haha yeah, page 1 is awesome. XD MY ARMOR COLLECTION OwO

@Sensenic: Yup, that Hoho FB was definitely weird too. You'd think Arakawa would at least spend 3-4 chapters on it, like the Ishbal war, instead of just 1.5 chapter ._.; Details dammit!

@Toby and gang: I would totally NOT be surprised if RosexWinry (or vice versa) hentai (or not) doujinshi start to pop up somewhere sometime this year.

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Roy, I think you have disappeared for about 8 chapters. Even though I am not a fan of you, come back please~~~ We miss ya.
Toby-Chan
QUOTE(AA battery @ Mar 14 2008, 10:26 AM) *
@Toby and gang: I would totally NOT be surprised if RosexWinry (or vice versa) hentai (or not) doujinshi start to pop up somewhere sometime this year.




And not a moment too soon!


I was working on a (Very not hentai) doujinshi for Animeverse Winry/Rose a while back, but I stopped working on it about a year ago. (After having inked 30-some pages and toned about 15. I'm such a quitter.) I suppose I'd have to forsake my place as first, if others were to get the idea. :[




*Has a few crack theories about Rose*



In a more solid canon note (but not a very serious one) I'm really impressed with how grown-up Rose looks now. Obviously, there's the time that's passed since her first appearance, but she also seems to carry herself more maturely. :] I like that she adores Winry's independence, and Winry adores Rose's nurturing generosity. There needn't be rivalry between their fans, since they're both strong girls and now it's proven that they like eachother. biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
Havanese
Toby-Chan: Though my heart is forever devoted to Ed/Winry, Winry/Rose is ADORABLE. And Rose totally has a crush on Winry... well, maybe not, but she should. An Ed/Winry/Rose triangle would be very interesting... except, instead of Winry and Rose fighting for Ed, Rose and Ed would fight for Winry... THAT WOULD BE AWESOME.

AA battery: I agree, his return did seem a little abrupt and strange... I think Arakawa should have given us a chapter focused on Ed's recovery. It was like he wasn't injured at all... what was the point of him getting injured in the first place? I don't get it.

I mean, I'm glad he bounced back quickly, but it was TOO quickly. I want an angst-ridden hospital scene, darnit!

spoonyalchemist: I do think Winry is a little unrealistically over-developed, but don't forget, there's a huge difference between early 15 and late 15, and Winry is the latter. Her body was not as developed in the beginning of the series; she's grown up, just as Ed has... personally, I think Winry looks beautiful and mature in this chapter. She's really grown to resemble her mom.

Though, yeah, the fanservice was completely unnecessary... I think Arakawa just wanted to draw Winry naked. tongue.gif
Toby-Chan
QUOTE(Havanese @ Mar 14 2008, 12:07 PM) *
Toby-Chan: Though my heart is forever devoted to Ed/Winry, Winry/Rose is ADORABLE. And Rose totally has a crush on Winry... well, maybe not, but she should. An Ed/Winry/Rose triangle would be very interesting... except, instead of Winry and Rose fighting for Ed, Rose and Ed would fight for Winry... THAT WOULD BE AWESOME.


I WANT TO SEE IT! Rose can get all Bandit-Queen on Ed's [All hail lord Xenu].



... say, do we ever hear Rose's dead "boyfriend" referred to as anything besides "Koibito" in the manga? He gets a name and a voice (sort of) in the anime, but as far as I recall, there is no such certainty over the owner of the non-gender specific title in mangaverse, just Rose's dead "Lover"...





(I BET YOU DON'T SEE WHAT I DID THAR!)
Havanese
Toby-Chan: I SEE WHAT YOU DID THAR.

I don't think we did... that would be really interesting if her "lover" was actually female... it's not likely at all, since Arakawa hasn't hinted at any same-sex relationships in the manga, BUT SHE SHOULD. (Well, besides Garfiel/Ed and Garfiel/Al, but that doesn't really count).

AA battery: I miss Roy, too. T__T He's not one of my favorite characters, but I like him and want him to come back and get together with Riza. Seriously, hurry up, you two!
N. Havoc J.
This chapter was awesome. All of you trying to find fault with it are messed up in the head. tongue.gif And I remember many moments when Ed looks more mature than normal.
allykatty1

As for Ed's muscles, remember he hefts around those metal limbs everyday, and has been training his body since a young age.
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FYI, not all that unrealistic, as I actually recall a guy back in the day at my high school who was just about that muscular himself at age 15. wink.gif Most guys just don't work out that much!
Toby-Chan
QUOTE(Havanese @ Mar 14 2008, 12:34 PM) *
Toby-Chan: I SEE WHAT YOU DID THAR.

I don't think we did... that would be really interesting if her "lover" was actually female... it's not likely at all, since Arakawa hasn't hinted at any same-sex relationships in the manga, BUT SHE SHOULD. (Well, besides Garfiel/Ed and Garfiel/Al, but that doesn't really count).



Oh, I know it's not going to happen, but I'm still entitled to my crack theories. (Especially when said crack theories plausibly reinforce an at-least one-sided incarnation of my OTP.)
HisshouBuraiKen
QUOTE(Toby-Chan @ Mar 14 2008, 03:16 PM) *
(I BET YOU DON'T SEE WHAT I DID THAR!)


Well ..... I let my preconceptions and fleeting memories of the anime affect my translation...

I think I will change that word biggrin.gif
Kiarrens
Did anyone else, upon reading this line:
"Rose and Winry have a friendly talk about Ed."
have sudden mental images of them screaming tribal battle cries and trying to tear each others' hair out?

...


Or was it just me?
Sannom
QUOTE
AA battery: I agree, his return did seem a little abrupt and strange... I think Arakawa should have given us a chapter focused on Ed's recovery. It was like he wasn't injured at all... what was the point of him getting injured in the first place? I don't get it.


Do people think that because he used his own energy, he aged a little? Like 6 month...

Then, am I the only one who thinks that Rose could be a "lot" older than Ed or Winry, like 18-19? She seems to be the kind "mother" and the way she looks at Winry remind me of an older woman really impressed by a young girl, and who wants to "hug" her...

For the fan-service, I liked it in fact... also the fact that it's not fan-service shown through some kind of "silly" behavior from Winry or a man pleases me. We just see Winry taking a bath, it's not as if she is a complete fan-service girl all the time tongue.gif
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