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First time FMA manga readers, please post your thoughts and discussions on chapter 95 here. smile.gif

For info on the "Reading Reference", go to page 38.


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here you go: Chapeter 95 preview page


Chapter 95 Raw courtesy of Edwy03, posted here. (THANK YOU!!!!!!)
Mediafire mirror courtesy of Causmicfire, posted here. And more mirrors: MU 2SS, & RS, & MediaFire, & Badongo, courtesy of Alzea, posted here.

Photobucket Viewer, courtesy of Causmicfire, posted here.


Translation (still unedited) is here (scroll down to Tombow's post below.)
Also, here for HisshouBuraiKen's translation.


All of above people, THANK YOU!!! You guys rock!!!
Now, let's the discussions begin!! biggrin.gif



<Last edited by Michiyo- on Apr. 8, 2012>
bluwim
Thanks a lot!
lunneth
won't load for me. laggy computers annoy me
paca
I wnat to know the title >___> but my sis is away ~~ ;_; *waits* and *searches for moree~~*

QUOTE (Lunneth elric @ May 8 2009, 08:48 AM) *
won't load for me. laggy computers annoy me


O: try this one gangan - chap.95 preview
maybe it's faster//better
fullmoon
Oh my gosh! Thanks paca! happy.gif
Miverel
Thank you Paca!

He looks like an evil spirit! smile.gif And this angsty look... Nice!
Kasumisty
Meh, I hate to say but art style has gotten worse. Just look at Ed's face, it's so disproportional...

But he looks like his coat was burned up :f
Tombow
Thank you, Paca!!! biggrin.gif
Wow, looks like it's going to be another intense chapter!! ohmy.gif
BTW. both the caption and the chapter title on that page are riddleish and can translate in many ways, hence I'd like to read the chapter raw before I make any translations of those. smile.gif


ETA: Adding translations here.

<Translation is in progress. I will correct typos and syntax errors, etc, and go over and adjust the translations later. ^^>

Chapter 95: After the Conflagration

Page 1
Mustang: "I will say it again." "Hand over that one, Fullmetal."
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Ed: "I refuse!!"
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Caption on the side: The rage and hatred turns Mustang's mind Black...!!


Page 2-3
Chapter 95: "After the Conflagration"
Caption: I don't have a promise, but I have my resolution


Page 4
SFX: Bite Bite Bite Bite
Envy: "Ugh" "This"
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Envy: (Thinking) That's right, this one's right arm is automail.
Envy: (Thinking) Darn... I can't take over his body!
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Mustang: "I have to force the lowest kind of death upon that one." "Hand it over."


Page 5
Ed: "And, I'm telling you, I won't."
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Mustang: "Hand me over that one, Fullmetal!!!" "Else, I'm going to burn your right hand along with that creature!!!
Ed: "Fine with me!!!" "Try and see if you can!!!"


Page 6
Ed: "But, before that, take a good look at your face in the mirror!!" "Look at your face. Are you going to be the leader of this country with that enraged face?!!"
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Ed: "What you're trying to accomplish wasn't anything like that, was it?!!!"
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Scar: "..... Letting your rage take control of you, and degenerating into the way of animals..." "if that is your wish, then be as it may."


Page 7
Scar: "If you wish to cross over to this side, the side of rage and hatred, then I won't stop you."
Ed: "Hey!"
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Scar: "I'm not qualified to stop anyone from going through his revenge."
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Scar: "Just that," "I will be curious to see what kind of world will be created by someone who falls down to the way of animals, yet feigns a human being and leads the country."
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Riza: "I won't let the Colonel kill Envy." "Of course I have no intention of letting Envy go alive." "I will take care of Envy myself."


page 8
Mustang: "Finally!!" "I have finally cornered the one who killed Hughes!!!"
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Riza: "I know that!!!" "But!!!"
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Riza: "Right now, you're not acting to save this country, nor to help your comrades!!" "Right now, you're blinded by hatred," "And, acting only to 'satisfy your need for revenge'!!!"
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Riza: "Please Colonel, stop."


page 9
Riza: "You should not cross over to the other side, and degenerate into the way of animals...!"
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Mustang: "Go ahead and shoot me if you must."
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Mustang: "But, after killing me, what will you do with yourself?"


page 10
Riza: "I have no intention of surviving this and then according myself with the easy life afterward."
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Rize: "Once all the battles are done, and when this is all over," "I will destroy my body, and along with it the Flame Alchemy that turns otherwise decent human minds into madness."
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SFX: Zap
SFX: Bang


page 11
Mustang: "That is troubling." "We can not lose you that way."
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Mustang: "................." "What a wreck I am now,"
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Mustang: "Being scolded by a child," "Preached to by someone who had once targeted me as his enemy,"
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Mustang: "And, I have even cornered you into taking such drastic actions."


page 12
Mustang: "I am such a fool."
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Mustang: "Please, lower your gun, Lieutenant."
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Mustang: "Forgive me."
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SFX: Slump
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Riza: "...............!"
SFX Exhausted


page 13
Envy: "Why are you all acting like such idiots?"
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Envy: "Those stupid, righteous speeches..." "what are you trying to accomplish with them? Humanity?"
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Envy: "They make me sick to my stomach!!"
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Envy: "Do you really think you humans are worthy of such high sounding ideas?!" "No! You should follow your self interest and raw, animalistic emotions instead!"
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Envy: "Colonel Mustang!" "Wasn't Scar trying to kill you?"
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Envy: "Hey, shorty!" "Scar was also the one who killed your childhood friend's parents!" "Wasn't he?"


page 14
Envy: "Ah yes! That girl in East City!! The one who was combined with a dog to become a chimera!!" "Scar has killed that one also, hasn't he?!"
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Envy: "Speaking of killing, the Ishbal war, the war that I have triggered,"
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Envy: "Ha ha, didn't you kill many Ishbalans there, Lieutenant Hawkeye?!!"
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Envy: "Scar!!" "You got, right in front of you now, a man and a woman who have mass murdered your fellow Ishbalans. Isn't this the best chance you have been waiting for to exact your revenge?!"
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Envy: "Ha Ha Ha!!! What a line-up of all-stars we have here for the drama!! Let's hate, cry, scream, kill, and kill more, then writhe around in agony!!" "And, get down on your hands and knees, and grovel on the ground like worms"
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Envy: "No way, you should be able to all forgive and forget, then hand in hand, happily coexist without killing each other!! No way, that is not possible for such worthless worms like you!!" "Isn't that right, shorty?!"


page 15
Envy: "Isn't that correct, Hawkeye?!!"
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Envy: "Mustang?!!"
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Envy: "Scar?!!"
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Envy: ".............." ".........why.............?"
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Envy: "Why?! Why?!! Why aren't you all acting like what you should, like worthless insects?!!!" "Damn you all!!!"
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Ed: "Envy," "You..."


page 16
Ed: "You're being jealous of us, humans, aren't you."
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Ed: "We humans are supposed to be far more weaker than you, homunculi. "Yet, we are not. Because, we are able to stand up and move on again, no matter how many times we are beaten down, or get dejected," "Or, choose a wrong path for a while, or stumble at times,"
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Ed: "We humans can get up and move on. We keep trying to get to the right path for our humanity, even if the idea sounds 'high sounding' at first. We try, and try again, and if one of us falls, we lend hands to help him stand up and keep moving on the right path again."


page 17
Ed: "Envy, you are envious of us, humans," "Of our strength, our humanity."
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SFX: Grip
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SFX: Shove Shove
Envy: "Humph..."
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Ed: "Ah..." "Hey, stop trying to escape!"
SFX: Shove...
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SFX: Shove
SFX: "Snap" "Snap"


page 18
Ed: "You, fool! If you force yourself out..."
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SFX: (Envy) Chomp
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Ed: "Ouch!!"
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SFX: Slip
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SFX: (Envy) Splat
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Envy: "He..." "Ha Ha...."
SFX: Wiggle


page 19
SFX: (Envy) Huff Huff Huff
Envy: "I, Envy, the Homunculus..."
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SFX: (Envy) Stagger
Envy: "Am getting treated like a worm by humans... by the worthless scummy humans..."
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Envy: "What is more," "These are even the worst of worthless humans..."


page 20
Riza: "He doesn't know when to stop."
SFX: Click (Riza's gun)
Scar: "Wait."
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Scar: "He doesn't have much longer."
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Envy: Huff Huff
SFX: Slither
SFX: Slide
SFX: Snap Snap
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Envy: "Ha..." "Ha Ha..."
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Envy: "What a humiliation...."
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Envy: "......Being in a such state, like a worn out rag......"


page 21
Envy: "And then, a kid like this could see through me, and understood me...!!!"
SFX: Dig
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Envy: "That's the humiliation of the worst kind...."
SFX: Dig Dig


page 22
Envy: "Ha ha...."
SFX: Drag...
Envy: "However long you think you can keep upholding that "high minded" humanity," "Good luck trying to keep upholding it."
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SFX: Squash
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SFX: Splat
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SFX: Crumble Crumble
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Envy: "Bye bye,"
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Envy: "Ed...ward,"
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Envy: "Elric................."


page 23
Mustang: "......committed suicide."
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Mustang: "Coward."
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SFX: (Sloth) Pull Pull


page 24
SFX: Smash
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SFX: Zap Zap Zap
Central Army Soldier A: "Whoa..." "The wound is healing itself...!!"
Central Army Soldier B: "Such a monster..."
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Soldier upstairs (A-Company): "Are you from C-Company?! What happened to this hole?!"
Soldier downstairs (C-Company): "A-Company!"
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Soldier downstairs: "What good timing!" Give us a hand!"
Soldier upstairs, now descending: "We'd like to help you, but..." "We are here under the order to shoot and kill Major General Armstrong."
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Company A Soldier, now downstairs: "What is happening?" "Soldiers we see upstairs are all crushed to death."


page 25
Company A soldier: "--- So....whoa, Major General?!!"
SFX: Whoa
SFX Sprung
Major General Armstrong: "What a good timing!!"
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Olivier: "A-Company and C-Company, effective immediately, you're under my command!!"
Company A soldier: "What?" "What?"
Company C soldier: "Just give us a hand for now."
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SFX: (Zombies) Burst
Company A soldier 1: "Whoa."
Company A soldier 2: "What are they?!"
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Akex: "!"
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Olivier: "Everyone, lower your head!!"
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SFX: Grab


page 26
Alex: "Hah!!"
SFX: Fling
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SFX: (Zombie) Gah
Soldier: "Whaaaaaaaaa"
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SFX: Slash
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Olivier: "Guns are not effective against them!!" "Crush their head!!" "At least that will eliminate the possibility of them biting us to death."


page 27
Olivier: "Make yourselves into a team of two, and the both of you attack at the same time!!" "Show me how you, the Central Army soldiers are!!"
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Soldiers: "Oh..." "Oh!!"
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SFX: Punch Thwack
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Sloth: "Ah" "What," "What was," "What was my job?"
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SFX: Thump Thwack
Sloth: "Ah," "I remember," "I am supposed to kill that female General."
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Sloth: "It is tiresome..."
SFX: Tug
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SFX: Fasten


page 28
SFX: Tug Tug
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Alex: "I won't let you go!!"
SFX: Tug
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Sloth: "Don't get in the way."
SFX: Whack
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Alex: "Ou...!!"
SFX: Dangle
Alex: "I am at a disadvantage here, because I do not have the use of both of my arms!!"


page 29
Soldier A: "Major!!"
Soldier B: "Isn't there anyone who can fix his dislocated shoulder?"
Soldier C: "There was, but he had been eaten by a zombie a while ago!!"
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SFX: Thwack
SFX: Thump Thump Bum Bum
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Soldier A: "He will get beaten to death!!"
Soldier B: "General!!"
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Olivier: "Leave it alone!!"
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Olivier: "My young brother has been trained well enough not to get beaten down by such a pitiful attack!!!"
SFX: Bang


page 30
Sloth: "What tiresome work..." "I will finish it," "now."
SFX: Gah
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SFX: Dash
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(Armstrong seizes the opportunity to fix his dislocated shoulder, and aims to place his dislocated shoulder where Sloth would thrust his fist...)
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SFX: Snap
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Soldier: "Major..."


page 31
SFX (Alex) Punch
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SFX: (Sloth) Thud
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Alex: "My shoulder is......" "Fixed!!!"
SFX: Bwaaaaaahhh Ahhhhhh
SFX: (pain in the shoulder) Throb Throb


page 32
Olivier: "Good!!" "Well done!!"
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SFX: (Alex) Bang Bang Bang Bang Bang Bang Bang
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SFX: Bang Bang
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SFX: Bang Bang


page 33
Alex: "Oh."
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Alex: "Ohh."
SFX: (Alex's Alchemy attack) Thwack
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Alex: "Witness the collaboration between my artistic Alchemy and the work of my beautiful muscles!"
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Alex: "Elegance and excellence!!!"


page 34
(Meantime, at the Armstrong estate)
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Central Army Captain on the wireless: "There is no one inside the Armstrong mansion!" "Not a soul, not even a single cat!"
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Captain: "Damn..."
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Captain: "They were assembling their tanks here...!"
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(and the tank is now well at work in town...)
SFX: Clank Clank (tank mechanic noise)


page 35
SFX: Bang
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Central Army soldier: "Heh..."
Soldier on the wireless: "This is the upper floor of Central HQ building front main gate!!" "Connect me to the Operations headquarters!!" "There is a tank assumed to be for the Briggs' Army!!" "We are under attacked by the tank!!"
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Soldier over the wireless: "Operations headquarters!!" "This is the upper floor of Central HQ building's front main gate!!"
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Commander at the Operations headquarters: "Stop shouting!!" "We can see that from here also!!"


page 36
Commander: "Fine!!" "Fire from our side also!!"
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Communications Soldier: "But, we haven't finished the evacuations of the citizens in the area!!"
Commander: "If we wait for that to finish, the central gate will have fallen in their hands by then!!"
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Commander: "I will take the responsibility!!" "Order cannons at the Central HQ building's front main gate to......"
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SFX: Bang
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Central Arny soldier: "?!"


page 37
SFX: Bang
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SFX: Crimp
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SFX: Grip
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Buccaneer: "Did I hear that you were going to fire towards the crowded city center?" "Let's air that on the radio also."


page 38
Central Army Commander: "That outfit is for the Briggs´ soldier?!" "How did you get in here..."
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Henshel: (pointing at Falman) "We have this guy who used to serve at the Central Headquarters, and happens to have a good memory. He could remember the exact location of the Operations headquarter room."
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Buccaneerl: "Then, we had someone who had tirelessly created the underground tunnel from the town central to this place."
Commander: "There is no one who could do such feat!!"
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Buccaneerl: "Well, actually, there is."
Commander: "Who...who is such a person?!"
SFX: Step Step Step Step
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SFX: Step Step
Izumi: "Usually, if asked 'who?', I will answer 'a housewife,'" "And, that's my ritual......"


page 39
Izumi: "But, just for this occasion, allow me to claim my other title,"
SFX: Here, arriving for your audience...
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Izumi: "I am Izumi, the Alchemist!!!!"


(End of this chapter)
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(Chapter 96 will be out in Japan on Friday, June 12, 2009)





That's it, and I hope I corrected most of typos and other errors. (Huge thanks to Edamame!! ^^) I have a few bubbles I may still change around slightly, just to convey the feel of the original writing more precisely, and a couple of other bubbles because they still feel "awkward" IMO. But, as far as the story content of what's in this chapter, this is more or less what this chapter says. smile.gif
FMAobsessed
Thank you paca. Hopefully the RAWS and spoilers will be released soon.
amestris_star
@Tombow: That's why I suspect too, particularly since she's taking that attitude for the most recent covers/front pages.

OMG it's starting now, the wait!

Thanks paca! <3
Zii
@ Tombow: ...Style, is that what they call it? You get that excuse from newbie artists who don't understand the link between anatomy and art that looks 'correct', forgive me for getting a laugh out of it ;D Perspective?/anatomy errors aside, the image serves its purpose; I want to see this chapter even more now, augh D8 I do like how his coat seems to be dispersing into blood.

So with the preview page, does that mean this month's Gangan is out and we're just waiting on some nice guy in Japan to scan it for us? *new to this*
Tombow
QUOTE (Kasumisty @ May 8 2009, 08:25 AM) *
Meh, I hate to say but art style has gotten worse. Just look at Ed's face, it's so disproportional...

@Kasumisty - It might be that this type of exaggerated deforming is a kind of art style going on in Japan now (that's what I read somewhere.)

In this case, I guess we are supposedly looking down Ed from atop, and things closer to us is overly drawn big, and things farther from us is overly drawn small, and hence to those of us who are not familiar with this type of art style, Ed's face looks as if it's being drawn in disproportional way.

We've seen this kind of exaggerated deforming for other FMA cover also, and by now I suspect this title page is the case of this type of artistic style also.

But, yeah, for us who are not familiar with this style, it looks rather weired isn't it? tongue.gif


@Zii - Let me put it this way... if it's my drawing, this will be an excuse. But if the drawing is by Arakawa-sensei, this will be definitely the art style. laugh.gif

And, as for your mag question, no, this month's GanGan is not officially out yet.
It will come out officially on 12th of this month, Japan time.

However, in the Western part of Japan, at some bookstores, you can buy GanGan mag one day ahead of the official date. And, this is even better in Hong Kong. There, people can buy GanGan mag a few days to several days ahead of Japan. Then, our gracious friends in Hong Kong buy the mag, scan the pages and graciously share them with other FMA fans in other parts of the world, and that's how we have been able to read the raw around 9th to 10th of each month, though this is by no means guaranteed. smile.gif
Causmicfire
hmm...is Ed's coat torn, or burnt?

Thanks, Paca!
Tombow
QUOTE (Causmicfire @ May 8 2009, 10:22 AM) *
hmm...is Ed's coat torn, or burnt?

Judging from the chapter title (which I haven't translated yet because I want to see the whole raw chapter before I translate it because as is it can be translated in many ways..) burnt.
Alzea
Uhuhu, burnt~, so at least we know we don't have to go on a cow hunting this month since we should get what we want (continuation of Roy's arc that is) xD So the count down is starting~Can't wait to see some spoilers^^

Thank you, paca for bringing preview page~
Turdaewen
Yeah... I have the slightless (being ironic, here) feeling there will be a Flame X Fullmetal again, this chapter XD

QUOTE (Zii @ May 8 2009, 11:01 AM) *
@ Tombow: ...Style, is that what they call it? You get that excuse from newbie artists who don't understand the link between anatomy and art that looks 'correct', forgive me for getting a laugh out of it ;D Perspective?/anatomy errors aside, the image serves its purpose; I want to see this chapter even more now, augh D8 I do like how his coat seems to be dispersing into blood.

So with the preview page, does that mean this month's Gangan is out and we're just waiting on some nice guy in Japan to scan it for us? *new to this*

well, it might be strange, but it can be considered a style. I mean, we don't have to actually like it, but artists don't need to follow the 'rules' and be as realistic as possible. They are required, yes, to master those rules and know how to make it realistic, but not to use it every time... (look at Picasso! or any impressionist artist) anyway, that's a BIG discussion ^^ Personally, I like the way Arakawa usually draws and I tend to go with a more realistic kind of drawing (though I don't like the ultra realistic kind), but, at the same time, if we're taking it 'by word', anime couldn't even draw the 'big eyes', because that's totally unrealistic XD
amestris_star
QUOTE (Alzea @ May 8 2009, 04:35 PM) *
Uhuhu, burnt~, so at least we know we don't have to go on a cow hunting this month since we should get what we want (continuation of Roy's arc that is) xD So the count down is starting~Can't wait to see some spoilers^^

Thank you, paca for bringing preview page~


Yes, and actually now, rather than cow hunting I'm off spoiler hunting~
Burnt *__*
Causmicfire
QUOTE (Tombow @ May 8 2009, 07:26 AM) *
QUOTE (Causmicfire @ May 8 2009, 10:22 AM) *
hmm...is Ed's coat torn, or burnt?

Judging from the chapter title (which I haven't translated yet because I want to see the whole raw chapter before I translate it because as is it can be translated in many ways..) burnt.


That's what I was assuming, because the red in the background looks like flames, and the coloring looks smokey.

Now, I'm really excited for the chapter.

blargh...now it's time to be off to work...I'll be thinking about this the entire time.
black~hayate
You're all happy that Edo's coat is burned?
Me not, I'm afraid of Berserk Roy >___<
Sweetdeath04
QUOTE
You're all happy that Edo's coat is burned?
Me not, I'm afraid of Berserk Roy >___<


I'm.... happy that it's going to be part of the Roy Arc that going on.... but I'm also terrified of beserk Roy!
Kasumisty
I thought it was burnt at the beginning biggrin.gif God, it will be some badass fight...hope Ed won't be badly injured and stops (or Riza will) Roy's rage before it's too late
Animeoldtimer
Good spoiler page. It makes me wonder whether there will be an all out fight between Roy and Ed, or Roy will get one shot in before Riza stops him.
Alzea
QUOTE (Sweetdeath04 @ May 8 2009, 05:23 PM) *
QUOTE
You're all happy that Edo's coat is burned?
Me not, I'm afraid of Berserk Roy >___<


I'm.... happy that it's going to be part of the Roy Arc that going on.... but I'm also terrified of beserk Roy!
So am I. I have no idea what's going to happen, I hope Riza will stop him~ But we'll see them in this chapter and so it's our reason to be happy
Kale Mustang
Looks great and yeah, it seems that Arakawa-sensei loves the exaggerated, top-down perspective doesn't she?

Nice way to start off the weekend.
Kenni
Someone looks like he's really pissed right now. xD I predict a badass chapter. thumbsup_anim.gif

BUT I'm kinda diappointed. Ed should look like this and NOT like a 13-year old. His face looks too young in the preview picture, it's too round and his eyes are too big.
Maphisto40
Kyah! Thank you Paca! I am really really hoping his coat is burnt, since that means a flipped out Roy vs Ed fight over Envy... *flails*

Sorry, I adore Ed, but I WANT THIS FIGHT....BADLY... happy.gif

@Kenni: I agree...That's my all-time favorite manga cover for a reason....smex!
Miverel
I hope there'll be Ed x Roy fight! And one woman to settle them down! wink.gif

Just imagine! Fullmetal vs Flame! And Mustang in berserk mode XD Awwww...

I WANNA THIS GODDAMN CHAPTER NOW!
amestris_star
Just to let you know...
Spoilers that are currently around are fake (apart from the preview pic of course)... so, we still have to wait wink.gif

Will, obviously, keep you posted if I get to know something new.
Makika
OMG, thanks paca!

Burn? Fight? ohmy.gif omg, I wanna this chapter so badly now. (more than before!)
Kirara
I might be in the minority but I don't want to see Roy & Ed fight. Although if this does happen I will just have to trust in Arakawa that these characters will see reason. But Ed is stopping Roy out of concern for him so I definitely do not think he would want to fight him. If he does then it would only be for Roy's benefit I am sure.

Personally I think if Ed is burned it will be because Roy is trying to hurt Envy not Ed.

As for the preview page, personally I really like it. I love the use of color. Ed does look a bit more cartoony then usual but I am sure Arakawa was just testing that style for the preview page. I don't think it will become the new style in the manga. But I think she definitely experiments more on cover pages and so forth.

This is another recent drawing she drew of him

Chiyo
Hmm agreed about the style and it being mentioned he looks 13 again, larger eyes generally indicate youth don't they? Shame, he's been looking so adult lately too, hopefully it won't be the same in the manga itself.

Ed's coat aflame would indicate a rather epic Roy meltdown...that's rather an exciting thought. I'm guessing, as others have mentioned, it will be a Roy/Ed fight that verges on going horribly awry when Riza will step in and save the day.
Gimpyhair
QUOTE (Kirara @ May 8 2009, 12:36 PM) *
I might be in the minority but I don't want to see Roy & Ed fight. Although if this does happen I will just have to trust in Arakawa that these characters will see reason. But Ed is stopping Roy out of concern for him so I definitely do not think he would want to fight him. If he does then it would only be for Roy's benefit I am sure.

Personally I think if Ed is burned it will be because Roy is trying to hurt Envy not Ed.


I agree with you, I also don't want to see a Roy-Ed fight, but for a different reason.
A.) I think it's a too easy and even predictable option
B.) Fighting usually takes a lot of pages without much happening (but then, it's a shounen manga...). I would much rather see what's going on with the other characters then see 10 pages of a fight, leave that for the anime. For example, while I loved chapter 94, I think there were too much Envy-burned pages.

Anyway, that's my opinion ^^
Goral
If Roy gets rid of Ed he can finally be first in popularity poll wink.gif.

Personally I wouldn't mind if Ed died (I don't like him that much) but it would be ridiculous if he was killed by Mustang.
amestris_star
Shonen GanGan cover:



From hagaren_manga LJ community wink.gif
Kenni
What the hell is wrong with Arakawa-sensei? Ed ist between 16 and 17 years old for god's sake. >_< Not 12 or 13. T_T The Gangan-cover-picture is nice, but Ed is too young. He did mature through the series, so Arakawa should draw him in his current state, not the past.

Sorry, if I'm complaining too much about Arakwas artwork. >_<
Kirara
Ed VS Taitou well in my heart Ed wins (plus I think having an automail arm will put him at an advantage). tongue.gif


It's just the style Arakawa chose to use for the cover not the manga. And as far as we know Ed is still 15. If anything he just turned 16 so he is not close to 17 yet. Not that much time has passed in the manga.
Kenni
QUOTE (Kirara @ May 8 2009, 11:17 AM) *
And as far as we know Ed is still 15. If anything he just turned 16 so he is not close to 17 yet. Not that much time has passed in the manga.

Uhm... no. I think he should be 16 for half a year now. Time passes fast, doesn't it? We had a timeskip between the North Country arc and now, we (more or less) skipped a whole season. Eds wounds were serious, that took a while too heal. I think we're in spring (or late spring) right now (correct me if I'm wrong), Eds Brithday is supposed to be somewhere in autumn or winter. Okay, I searched and his birthday is in winter, but considering Arakawa is from Hokkaido (This has especially been mentioned while talking about Eds Birthday) where the winter is half a year long, his birthday could be in october as well as in march. So Ed's birthday is quite a problem, but still, I think she is at least 16, not younger.

It's bugging me, he looks like a child. XP I want to see badass-Ed. xD How is he supposed to keep track with Roy with that childish face? xD
Kale Mustang
QUOTE (Kenni @ May 8 2009, 10:16 AM) *
What the hell is wrong with Arakawa-sensei? Ed ist between 16 and 17 years old for god's sake. >_< Not 12 or 13. T_T The Gangan-cover-picture is nice, but Ed is too young. He did mature through the series, so Arakawa should draw him in his current state, not the past.

Sorry, if I'm complaining too much about about Arakwas artwork. >_<


I don't really have a problem with the artwork at the moment. It's more exaggerated, but I like it because it 'pops' out more than all of the standard shonen magazines - most of which feature the protagonist scowling/frowning (save for either Naruto or any of the One Piece cast).

Besides, this is more of a case where the cover art is not representative of the final artworks - I'm way to use to seeing this regarding video games, so it doesn't surprise me regarding manga either.
Kirara
QUOTE (Kenni @ May 8 2009, 10:29 AM) *
Uhm... no. I think he should be 16 for half a year now. Time passes fast, doesn't it? We had a timeskip between the North Country arc and now, we (more or less) skipped a whole season. Eds wounds were serious, that took a while too heal. I think we're in spring (or late spring) right now (correct me if I'm wrong), Eds Brithday is supposed to be somewhere in autumn or winter.


Arakawa said Ed's birthday is supposed to be in the winter and then she joked that their winters are really long. I guess you could argue that winter is over so yes Ed is probably 16 by now. But only a couple months have passed and now winter is over. So at most Ed just turned 16. In fact I have a theory that he turned 16 when he was healing from his near death experience (just a theory though). But trust me not that much time has passed that he would be close to 17 now.


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It's bugging me, he looks like a child. XP I want to see badass-Ed. xD How is he supposed to keep track with Roy with that childish face? xD


Well okay but it's just a style it's not that Arakawa doesn't understand Ed's age. And for me Roy and Ed are equals anyways. smile.gif
black~hayate
Yeah, if you want adult Ed, we might draw him a beard =D. He's okay this way, I think. I look very young, too (but I'm not).
Any first pages, allready? If there's the cover, where's the rest?
AndroidLust
QUOTE (black~hayate @ May 8 2009, 11:38 AM) *
Yeah, if you want adult Ed, we might draw him a beard =D.

If Ed had a beard, there would be NO way Roy could beat him. A beard is like like +100 MAN POINTS.
Animeoldtimer
QUOTE (black~hayate @ May 8 2009, 01:38 PM) *
If there's the cover, where's the rest?



Best quote of the day!!! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
Becca-chan
Yayy! the preview for Chapter 95! >w<
I actually quite like the perspective used on Edward in that pic, it's interesting that his coat looks as if it's had half of it burnt too. O.O
Kale Mustang
QUOTE (AndroidLust @ May 8 2009, 10:49 AM) *
If Ed had a beard, there would be NO way Roy could beat him. A beard is like like +100 MAN POINTS.


Great, now you're making me feel bad...

<--- Can't grow facial hair/beard because I'm Asian...
AndroidLust
QUOTE (Kale Mustang @ May 8 2009, 11:58 AM) *
Great, now you're making me feel bad...

<--- Can't grow facial hair/beard because I'm Asian...

Aww, don`t feel bad! You don`t need a beard to be manly, it just adds bonus man points. tongue.gif
I actually hate beardy guys. It can make guys look dirty, or like hobos.

Also, bearded Ed.
Kasumisty
QUOTE (AndroidLust @ May 8 2009, 08:03 PM) *


You've made my day...it looks like a Viking from a cartoon the name I don't remeber
Tombow
QUOTE (black~hayate @ May 8 2009, 01:38 PM) *
If there's the cover, where's the rest?

@black~hayate - That's how it has been every month... we get the preview page, then later comes the chapter. I'm guessing because scanning 40 plus pages does take time, so we usually get a quick scan of one or few pages as the preview first, to kind of whet our appetite, then we have to wait for the rest of the chapter pages to get posted as a whole package. smile.gif

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QUOTE (AndroidLust @ May 8 2009, 02:03 PM) *
I actually hate beardy guys. It can make guys look dirty, or like hobos.

Also, bearded Ed.

OMG, Hobo Ed!!! laugh.gif (Sorry, I couldn't resist. XDD)
black~hayate
(sry for offtopic)
Kale, wanna facial hair? Got a marker...

Ontopic:
Uuuuh my intunition tells me:
There will be a shot, alot of flames and bad omens for my favourite pairing...
Full Metal Elf
OMG...now I'm dying for this chapter even more now!! sad.gif
amestris_star
QUOTE (Tombow @ May 8 2009, 08:16 PM) *
QUOTE (black~hayate @ May 8 2009, 01:38 PM) *
If there's the cover, where's the rest?

@black~hayate - That's how it has been every month... we get the preview page, then later comes the chapter. I'm guessing because scanning 40 plus pages does take time, so we usually get a quick scan of one or few pages as the preview first, to kind of whet our appetite, then we have to wait for the rest of the chapter pages to get posted as a whole package. smile.gif



Isn't the cover posted first on the GanGan website? That's why we have it before... correct me if I'm wrong.

@Hayate: Forget about the bad omens, there's nothing of the sort wink.gif

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