QUOTE (Greensky @ May 22 2009, 12:03 AM)
I was thinking, "Ok, maybe the first 3 episodes or so will be the same storyline as the first anime, then it will branch off in a new direction!" But we're on the 7th episode so far, with the 8th episode looking like the same story as well...
I find that ridiculous.
It's the principal of what they're doing. What if every anime had a remake like this... Would you endorse that? What's the point? Different art style and SLIGHTLY shifted events aren't worth it at all. Not even close!
- With all due respect, I think you have it backwards.
Let's get your fact straight. First there was FMA manga, and if anything, it was the first series of FMA anime that veered off from the original FMA story, and now this series is following the original FMA story, so calling that (how close the storyline of this series is at the beginning to the storyline of first anime series) "ridiculous" is rather ridiculous, IMO, as this was already CAUSED by the FIRST SERIES of anime, and this second series has no control over it, IMO.
What should you expect them to do to "satisfy" you? Alter the original FMA manga story for this series? AGAIN? And, for what? That does not make sense to me at all, as, having the FMA anime series that is closely following the original FMA manga IS, IMO, probably the biggest reason of having this second anime series.
On this thread, I can understand people talking about their uneasy feeling of having this new series in many aspects, EXCEPT the story line differences, or how close the first series and the this new series are at the beginning, because that is, IMO, clearly NOT the fault of the manga, and hence, inherently, not the fault of this new series. That fault (if you call it as "fault"..I don't, but you seems to think it's some kind of fault...) lies clearly on the FIRST ANIME SERIES, and IMO it is not FAIR to criticize the aspect of this series for which this series has no control over. The pacing, yes, they have control over it, but how close or not close this series' storyline is to the storyline of the first series, that condition is already set in cement and not some element they can change at their whim.
So, please check you fact straight before you start falsely accusing this new series (and since the storyline for this series is following the original FMA, you're accusing the original FMA maga story, in effect) for what the first series of FMA anime has done "wrong" ('wrong" in your line of thinking, not mine.)
I already stated that this thread is NOT going to be used to bash and trash new series, and I would certainly NOT allow this thread to be used for falsely accusing this new series (and inherently, accusing the FMA manga) for what the last series of anime has done, according to your
complaint. (BTW, I'm not the one accusing the story difference/or closeness, mind you. To me, the difference/or closeness of the storyline of this series to the first series is GIVEN, preset condition, as this series is closely following original FMA manga story.)
For anyone who does not know FMA manga-anime (first series) differences, I suggest reading FMA anime (first series) - manga differences
thread to learn more about the FMA manga/anime (first series) differnces (or closeness) and maybe it will help learn little more about "history" of FMA manga and the first series of FMA anime to help you stop making any more "false" accusations like this one.