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Dark Mythril
:3 Personally, I don't think pairings have a great deal to do with Fullmetal Alchemist - don't get me wrong, I love them!! It's just that the story isn't particularly dependent on them, and there a lot of more important messages that the series depicts. It's the journey two brothers share, setting out to make atonement for their shared sin, and going on to face higher conspiracies, a secret destiny, and eventually coming to question everything they'd known - and this holds true for BOTH canons, mind you! happy.gif It's really something, watching Ed and Al grow up through the series, and I get a little irked when people sacrifice all of the meaning to write long, soap opera-esque fics where Ed apparently has enough time away from running around Amestris for the sake of his goals, to, say, go through 30 chapters and several years wondering whether he loves Roy or Winry. It's when silly fans just use the characters to play out soap opera fantasies that I get tired of pairings. >.<;;

I want to see Royai, AlMei, EdWin, and LingRanfan as much as the next person, though! ...I kind of want to see Havoc/Sheska, Roy/Armstrong, and Broche/Ross, too. >.<;; And, of course, my MaesGracia. <3

More than anything, though, I want to see some more love between Roy and Ed (not like that!!). They get along so much better in the manga, and it'd be nice to see them as friends. I want Roy and Ed to hug more than I want Ed and Winry to kiss xD;

Oh, wait, lie. I want to see HUGHES AND ROY most. Especially at Ishbal. <3 UGH. That scene at Ishbal was my favorite in all of FMA, and it'd be nice to see a touching moment between the two of them that isn't all "emo". So I guess I mostly want to see friendships in the new series. 0w0;; Since my OTP happens to be yaoi
Kryanka
I guess I'm the only one who doesn't want to see Al/Mei. I don't like the girl.
Al/s mine anyway
Maphisto40
I most want to see EdWin done correctly! There are so many scenes I want to see, such as the Scar/gun scene, the scene in Briggs when Ed starts naming off elements in a panic to take his mind off of whether he loves Winry or not, Winry almost taking her shirt off right in front of Ed (lmao), etc. I'm sure that last one won't make it into the anime....sigh.

The others I'm not that concerned about, though I would really like to see Lin and Ran Fan. biggrin.gif

Popogeejo
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I'm sure that last one won't make it into the anime....sigh.

I don't see why not considering they had what was basically an inside out corpse show up in the very first scene of the first series. A hint ol the twins doesn't really compare.
Maphisto40
QUOTE (Popogeejo @ Dec 15 2008, 02:12 PM) *
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I'm sure that last one won't make it into the anime....sigh.

I don't see why not considering they had what was basically an inside out corpse show up in the very first scene of the first series. A hint ol the twins doesn't really compare.

Ha ha, very true, but gore and violence are generally less frowned upon in society than nudity (how freaking messed up is that?!?), so I always assume those types of scenes will just stay in the manga. I really hope they prove me wrong! tongue.gif
Toby-Chan
QUOTE (Maphisto40 @ Dec 19 2008, 12:43 AM) *
Ha ha, very true, but gore and violence are generally less frowned upon in society than nudity (how freaking messed up is that?!?), so I always assume those types of scenes will just stay in the manga. I really hope they prove me wrong! tongue.gif


Do you even watch anime? They're way chill about nudity in most Japanese cartoons.

Did Adult Swim remove all the nudity from the first FMA series or something? I'm pretty sure we had a fair few instances already.
Maphisto40
QUOTE (Toby-Chan @ Dec 18 2008, 11:01 PM) *
QUOTE (Maphisto40 @ Dec 19 2008, 12:43 AM) *
Ha ha, very true, but gore and violence are generally less frowned upon in society than nudity (how freaking messed up is that?!?), so I always assume those types of scenes will just stay in the manga. I really hope they prove me wrong! tongue.gif


Do you even watch anime? They're way chill about nudity in most Japanese cartoons.

Did Adult Swim remove all the nudity from the first FMA series or something? I'm pretty sure we had a fair few instances already.

Yeah, I watch a fair bit. I know anime can show some skin, but it's usually toned down a ton from the source material. My thoughts on this might be a bit slanted at the moment, because lately I've been reading manga by Oh! Great (Air Gear and Tenjho Tenge), which is practically pornographic. But the anime versions, even though they show a fair amount of nudity, are so comparatively tame that it's laughable. I haven't watched the FMA anime in years, so I don't remember how much nudity it contained. Hmm...it's high time I watch it again.

I guess my reasoning doesn't really apply to the FMA manga, since there is no real nudity in it (Al's emaciated real body and the bottoms/tops of Winry's breasts notwithstanding). I just have a feeling that the aforementioned scene won't appear in the new anime, unless it's done in an overblown, comical way.

Meh, my brain has turned to mush at this point, so don't mind me. tongue.gif Sorry to derail the thread with a silly tangent!

On topic: Go EdWin!!
lunneth
well good talk back. any way now im guessin you guys hav seen the new trailer for fma 2. well at least eds braid will be longer than in v manga. yaynageeeeeee. this jeager is just to sweet dude. well im gonna browse some m,ore stuff see ya in a week maybe. keep postin
Sannom
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Ha ha, very true, but gore and violence are generally less frowned upon in society than nudity


You never heard of Germany, did you happy.gif ? This country is way more strict on blood and gore than on nudity.
Maphisto40
QUOTE (Sannom @ Dec 19 2008, 11:29 AM) *
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Ha ha, very true, but gore and violence are generally less frowned upon in society than nudity


You never heard of Germany, did you happy.gif ? This country is way more strict on blood and gore than on nudity.

Yeah, I wish the United States was like that. It's never made any sense to me why nudity is considered worse than violence here. It's baffling! huh.gif
Kryanka
It is weird that "Tom and Jerry" is a ok for kids and nipples are such a taboo. I wouldn't be surprised if the word was censored here. rolleyes.gif

Back on topic. FMA2 pairings are no mystery for those who read manga. I don't think Rose is an option anymore (which is awesome). The only question is, will Al and Mei be an item, because I certainly hope not, and I can see it either way.
spectator
talking about nudity, I remembered there is a small scene, in the manga, where it showed the tattoo on Riza's back. That doesn't count as nudity, right? If it is, then I think you won't be able to watch it in adultswim.
Popogeejo
It's her back. What do you think?
crazyanimefan
If Miley Cyrus can show her back as a 15 year old, Riza can too as a...25 year old? I think she's 25...
Kryanka
I see no problem either. I don't think the target audience would be shocked if they can watch all the violence in FMA. And I hope the second series is more mature too smile.gif
lunneth
what do you mean kryanka, mature as in 18 and over or just generally more serious mature
xXdark_angel_nekoXx
QUOTE (crazyanimefan @ Jan 16 2009, 11:31 PM) *
If Miley Cyrus can show her back as a 15 year old, Riza can too as a...25 year old? I think she's 25...



yes riza hawkeye is 25 years old that i know of.
manga obsession
QUOTE (xXdark_angel_nekoXx @ Feb 1 2009, 08:39 AM) *
QUOTE (crazyanimefan @ Jan 16 2009, 11:31 PM) *
If Miley Cyrus can show her back as a 15 year old, Riza can too as a...25 year old? I think she's 25...



yes riza hawkeye is 25 years old that i know of.


yuppers
shes 25
who do you think al will be paired with?
i see a lot of ppl saying al/mei
but there have to be more...
there's ed/envy and ed/roy for goshs sake!!!
but if this is based on the manga there prob wont be a really obvious one...
eh w/e
ignore my rambling if it bores you
madsin92
errm...wat about roy and hawkeye? not one post mentioned them...
Hagaren_4ever
QUOTE (madsin92 @ Feb 16 2009, 03:19 AM) *
errm...wat about roy and hawkeye? not one post mentioned them...


Er... yeah, they were mentioned, but a bit more briefly than you'd expect. I have to say, I'm really crossing my fingers on this one. Although I'm a fan of young love (AlxMei is cute, and EdxWin is awesome) I can't help the feeling that adult romances have more of a sense of realty to them, rather than just comedy. Roy and Riza's sad past is a must. If they don't have that, then they're idiots. This pairing seems very possible to me. On a seperate note, since Ed and Winry have known each other for forever, I can kinda understand them having developed feeling for one another.... uh....that's all I got. Hagaren_4ever out. *peace sign*
madsin92
QUOTE (Hagaren_4ever @ Feb 20 2009, 07:03 AM) *
QUOTE (madsin92 @ Feb 16 2009, 03:19 AM) *
errm...wat about roy and hawkeye? not one post mentioned them...


Er... yeah, they were mentioned, but a bit more briefly than you'd expect. I have to say, I'm really crossing my fingers on this one. Although I'm a fan of young love (AlxMei is cute, and EdxWin is awesome) I can't help the feeling that adult romances have more of a sense of realty to them, rather than just comedy. Roy and Riza's sad past is a must. If they don't have that, then they're idiots. This pairing seems very possible to me. On a seperate note, since Ed and Winry have known each other for forever, I can kinda understand them having developed feeling for one another.... uh....that's all I got. Hagaren_4ever out. *peace sign*



Crossing my fingers tooo!! thank you =)
Hagaren_4ever
And as for AlxMei, (also known as Arumei, for those you who like to be cute) many people only dislike this pairing because of Mei. Either they think she's too young for him, or they just don't like her altogether, and believe me, that's fine. (I personally think she could stand to be a little less annoying, and the fact that she's that strong at that age is unbelievable, but I digress...) for those of who think that, consider this: AL NEEDS MORE LOVE! I'm serious here, you guys! Ed's got, Winry, Noa, Rose, Armony, Sophie, and at one point, Mei. But what about Al? What's he got? RUBY? That crude little vixon? I don't consider the novels to be real storyline anyway. He finally gets some love, and in the end, isn't that what we all hope for? Just consider it. (I know I'm being rather talkative, so I'll just shut up now.)
Lt. Misha Mustang
But isn't showing Riza's back with the sign really important to the series? I think its going to be the same pairings as the first season. I want Al with someone too!! XD
Liska
I don't think that Al/Mai is possible. Mai/That-guy-from-Youthwell-don't-remember-his-name is more likely.
Sannom
Al/May isn't possible, it's certain at this point laugh.gif Nah, just teasing wink.gif
Hagaren_4ever
QUOTE (Liska @ Mar 12 2009, 06:02 PM) *
I don't think that Al/Mai is possible. Mai/That-guy-from-Youthwell-don't-remember-his-name is more likely.


Huh? Neither one of them has even SUGGESTED that one likes the other. (Khyal is his name, by the way. Weird spelling is purposeful.) Mei obviously has an crush on Alphonse of highest degree, and Winry has already started in on teasing Al about his feeling for Mei. Just because two people APPEAR that they would make a favourable couple, doesn't mean it makes any sense. I'm sorry if I disrespected your opinion, but your comment utterly baffled me. confused.gif
Liska
Mai's "crush" on Alphonse doesn't look like something serious for me. She is in love with her dreams about Al, but not with the actual person. And Kyle.. well, he definitely likes Mai. 8)
Rainshine
I think that there will be a little Al/Mei in the series. rolleyes.gif
I know that at first Mei does just have dreams about Al, but as you go on she gets to like him for his personality and such.

I dunno, I'm tired. sleep.gif
Sannom
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Mai's "crush" on Alphonse doesn't look like something serious for me. She is in love with her dreams about Al, but not with the actual person. And Kyle.. well, he definitely likes Mai. 8)


She hugged an empty armor. That's all there is to say laugh.gif She had one fantasy about him, but since then, nothing. Beside, she is not "fooled" by the fact that Al is famous, like she was for Ed, since Alphonse isn't really famous.
Hagaren_4ever
QUOTE (Liska @ Mar 15 2009, 07:41 PM) *
Mai's "crush" on Alphonse doesn't look like something serious for me. She is in love with her dreams about Al, but not with the actual person. And Kyle.. well, he definitely likes Mai. 8)


Hmm...

When I first saw her adoring her images of Edward, I thought that when she met him she would still be obsessed, (and annoy Ed) but she lost her feeling for him immediately. It was terrible! (By the way, is Ed supposed to be ugly or something? Every time Mei pictures him now, she utterly disgusted. If Arakawa is trying to make him look ugly, she's not doing a very good job. XD) I just hope that she doesn't do that with Alphonse. I want Al/Mei to happen. T_T
Liska
I don't think Edward is supposed to be ugly. He is just too different from what Mai imagined. And I'm afraid that's what's going to happen when Al gets his body back. Sad, I know.
Popogeejo
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By the way, is Ed supposed to be ugly

No, Mai just had this idea of a very handsome tall guy. No guy was going to meet that expectation.
Al has a better chance with Mai.
Hagane no Baka
QUOTE (Liska @ Mar 20 2009, 12:53 PM) *
And I'm afraid that's what's going to happen when Al gets his body back. Sad, I know.


Isn't Al supposed to be taller than Ed or does my memmory decieve me? Anyway if he is taller, than we have no problem coz hey they're both goodlooking, the only thing Ed lacks in is the size of his body xD
Popogeejo
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And I'm afraid that's what's going to happen when Al gets his body back. Sad, I know.

Nah, that would make Mai look like a total b*tch and that'd be a bad ending.
If Al gets his body back then it's inevitable that he also gets the girl.
RoyxRizaFan
QUOTE (Sannom @ Mar 17 2009, 03:58 AM) *
She hugged an empty armor. That's all there is to say laugh.gif She had one fantasy about him, but since then, nothing. Beside, she is not "fooled" by the fact that Al is famous, like she was for Ed, since Alphonse isn't really famous.


happy.gif
Sannom
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By the way, is Ed supposed to be ugly or something? Every time Mei pictures him now, she utterly disgusted.


It's because he is small and act as a devil toward her laugh.gif When someone is bad with her, she pictures him as a monster. And she thought (thinks?) that Ed actually lied and broke her heart on purpose laugh.gif
Kryanka
I don't like Mei (annoying midget with big breasts, yoda-like fighting skills and bitchy panda) and Al's my favourite character, so I hope they won't be together. Unfortunately, I can see this happening. dry.gif Maybe they won't actually hook up, but I expect something like Mei leaving for her country, promising Al she would be back when she's legal.

Still, I hope she will just... get lost somehow.
Popogeejo
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big breasts

Wha? The hell are you talking about?
Kryanka
QUOTE (Popogeejo @ Mar 23 2009, 01:50 AM) *
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big breasts

Wha? The hell are you talking about?

This, I guess. She's also ridiculously overpowered with her long-range alchemy even Father can't switch off and her ninja fighting skills equal only those of master Yoda (Bouncing Puppet Style). And I hate it that the main badass Scar was deeply moved over her panda dry.gif Seriously. She's like from different manga.

Unfortunately, she's the only young girl except Winry, so Al doesn't have a big choice. I wish they'd somehow bring Nina back or something, she was at least behaving like a kid her age. Or, if we could look into more distant future, Hughes' daughter could be interesting girlfriend too smile.gif

Edited to fix links.
Hagaren_4ever
QUOTE (Kryanka @ Mar 23 2009, 05:05 PM) *
QUOTE (Popogeejo @ Mar 23 2009, 01:50 AM) *
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big breasts

Wha? The hell are you talking about?

This, I guess. She's also ridiculously overpowered with her long-range alchemy even Father can't switch off and her ninja fighting skills equal only those of master Yoda (Bouncing Puppet Style). And I hate it that the main badass Scar was deeply moved over her panda dry.gif Seriously. She's like from different manga.

Unfortunately, she's the only young girl except Winry, so Al doesn't have a big choice. I wish they'd somehow bring Nina back or something, she was at least behaving like a kid her age. Or, if we could look into more distant future, Hughes' daughter could be interesting girlfriend too smile.gif

Edited to fix links.


Al's not a pedophile or anything! Goodness gracious! Nina or Elicia? Oh my....
RoyxRizaFan
Nina is what? Nine? And Elysia...let's not touch upon that. Not to mention that in the original anime, he was there when she was born. I'm estimating Mei's 12.

Still, I'm not looking for anything serious between Al and Mei - they're both too young for that. It's a cute puppy love thing they have.

This is just my opinion about the pairing, and I think everyone can think whatever they want but I disagree on some of the reasons why.
edxwinryfan
QUOTE (RoyxRizaFan @ Mar 25 2009, 01:33 PM) *
Nina is what? Nine? And Elysia...let's not touch upon that. Not to mention that in the original anime, he was there when she was born. I'm estimating Mei's 12.

Still, I'm not looking for anything serious between Al and Mei - they're both too young for that. It's a cute puppy love thing they have.

This is just my opinion about the pairing, and I think everyone can think whatever they want but I disagree on some of the reasons why.


Nina isn't 9, she's only 4. When Ed and Al arrive at Tucker's house Mustang says "Now it not just the two of you Mr.Tucker has a four year old so be polite."
I agree about nothing serious happening between Al and Mei.
Kryanka
That's why Mei is the only girl that counts when it somes to Al's partner... There's 2 or 3 years difference between them. Well, there's still Rose too... but she's too old and has that widow air about her, that's like emo fanfiction to pair them together. Plus, we don't want Rose playing important role again, after what happened to her in anime. Oh, and there's still that girl with two automail legs, but - nah biggrin.gif

Yeah, Mei is pretty much the only choice. Sometimes I like her and I think they'd be a nice couple. And sometimes I hate her Mary Sues-ness and how important the little brat is to the plot, out of nowhere :/
Tombow
QUOTE (Kryanka @ Mar 25 2009, 05:12 PM) *
...Well, there's still Rose too... but she's too old and has that widow air about her, that's like emo fanfiction to pair them together.
LOL!! Nice observation! I never looked at her this way, but I agree. XD

And, I agree with others.. age-wise, among the main female FMA characters, Mei is one of the few, if not the only one who is close to Al's age, and she is interesting, and fun, IMO.
Al tends to get surrounded by much older folks in FMA, and it'd be nice to see Al being able to have conversations with someone who is closer to his age. Though, it's most likely that it wouldn't develop into anything romantic... remember the scene where Mei tries to teach Xingese Alchemy to Al and ended up shouting to each other? XD That's more likely how they are going to end up. XD Still, it'd be nice to see Al having a friend closer to his own age. ^^
RoyxRizaFan
Oh, good point about Nina's age, my bad. It's been a while...

I remember in the anime, Al liked "Claire" (I think that was her name, even though it was an alias) in that filler about the girl whose name was Siren but she spelt it really strange, and it was because she reminded him of his mother or something...I'm happy the mother complex hasn't carried over into the mother so he can date a girl who isn't...y'know XP
Hagaren_4ever
QUOTE (RoyxRizaFan @ Mar 25 2009, 06:13 PM) *
he can date a girl who isn't...y'know XP


know what? huh.gif
RoyxRizaFan
Like his mom. It was all right for him to be attracted to someone like his mom when he was a kid in the anime, still dealing with her loss and all that, but I like the thought of him being with someone completely unlike her now that he's older and changing. Does that make sense?
Sannom
Personally I would like to see Al and May together, but in a few years, May is too young right now and her love is still kinda childish. We need a few more years to see her mature, both physically and psychologically. Plus, the biggest relationships in this manga are built on years of friendship and trust, it would be good for Al and May to be the same, and know each other better before having a relationship. I think the only "love at first sight" (or "love at first slap" in this case laugh.gif ) in this manga is the one between Bradley and his wife huh.gif
RoyxRizaFan
I think their storyline will end with perhaps a cute little scene, but ultimately, friendship that is foreshadowed to evolve later on. They don't seem like a serious relationship, but more like a crush right now, which will grow into a relationship with time.
Toby-Chan
Have we discussed brainthing!Envy x XiaoMei?

I think we haven't discussed brainthing!Envy x XiaoMei.


WHY HAVEN'T WE DISCUSSED BRAINTHING!ENVY x XIAOMEI?
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