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Michiyo-
Welcome, everyone, to the week-2 of "FMA manga Re-read it from beginning!" sessions!! happy.gif

Please post your discussions for "Re-reading FMA": Session for chapter 3 here



For general information about the Re-reading Project, please read Tombow's post in the Fma Manga Re-read It From The Beginning Project! thread.


For the reading reference for this session, please send a PM to A Pierrot's Aria and ask for "Reading Reference Assistance for week 2."
(For more detailed explanation on this, please read Tombow's post here.)

Huge "thank you" goes to animegirl95 for "reference assistance" for this session, and Broken ChouChou for the transcripts, and also thank you, A Pierrot's Aria for all your help!! ^^



This thread is geared for those who have read the whole FMA manga, including the final chapter (chapter 108) and may potentially contain spoilers from any of chapters 1- 108. Those who do not wish to see such spoilers, please do not go any further!

For those participants who are reading FMA manga FIRST TIME, hope to see your posts on our "regular" (i.e. non-re-reading) chapter 3 discussion thread here smile.gif


This thread is declared as "Spoiler Party" thread for all of FMA manga chapters up to chapter 107. You can mention any contents in FMA manga chapters 1- 107 without the use of spoiler tags on this thread. In addition, participants can mention the content of chapter 108 on this thread. However, please note that even in Japan some FMA fans still haven't had a chance to read FMA manga's final chapter (chapter 108) due to last month's YoungGanGan mag with FMA manga chapter 108 all sold out (and in a very short time) and waiting for the reprint of the FMA manga final chapter in next month's YoungGanGan magazine. Therefore, until we lift such Spoiler tag condition for chapter 108 content, we ask you that if you post any content from chapter 108 (or even posting any HINT for chapter 108 content) on this thread, in addition to using SPOILER tags, please give warning SPECIFICALLY stating that the the content under the spoiler cover is some spoiler content from FMA manga's final chapter. smile.gif


Some notable information for this chapter will be listed on the post below, and also, for the English transcripts for chapter 3 from Viz' volume 1 FMA manga (courtesy of Broken ChouChou) please scroll down on this page.

Thank you, and now please proceed to the actual discussions that start on page 2 of this thread. ^^
Michiyo-
Notable chapter information for chapter 3

(This list is still being filled and not complete yet. Please help us filling the list by posting the missing entries to the categories. ^^ )
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In short (Super short Synopsis):

Synopsis:

Chapter page length (using the "reference material" as the reference): 42


Color page included when printed as a chapter in GanGan mag (if any): 0


Characters in this chapter: (In order of the first appearance in the chapter)
Edward Elric
Alphonse Elric
Khayal
Halling
Halling's wife
Youswell residents
Lieutenant Yoki
Military Soldiers



This is the first time appearance in the series for this character: (In order of the first appearance in the chapter)
Khayal
Halling
Halling's wife
Lieutenant Yoki



Locations in this chapter:
Youswell


FMA:Brotherhood anime episode reference (if any): None


Cameo appearance (if any):
"Stray Dog" sign on page 42


Possible story inconsistency (if any):


New theories, philosophies, dogma, etc. introduced in this chapter (if any):
"It's forbidden by the state alchemy laws to make gold."


Memorable quote/dialogue/caption from this chapter (if any):


Fight scenes: (In order of the first appearance in the chapter)



Character died in this character (if any): None

Ed's Chibi (Who are you calling shrimp!) moment (if any):

"Al mistaken as Fullmetal" moment (if any): 0

"Inside Al's armor is empty" moment (if any): 0

Al carries something inside his armor moment (if any): 0

Al saves kitty moment (if any): 0

Ed refuses to drink milk moment (if any):0

Ed or Alex rips his shirt, coat, etc. moment: 0

Winry's wrench is mighty! moment (if any): 0

Gluttony eats someone moment (if any): 0

"Trade-mark Alchemy" shown (aside from Ed's Alchemy): 0

"Kitty Count" in this chapter, as reported by our official Kitty counter, Winry Chi (if any): 0

Chimera appearance (if any): 0

Philosopher's Stone, fake Stone, inferior Stone appearance (if any): 0


Alchemies/Alchemy circles used/introduced/shown in this chapter (whole or part) (if nay):
To be added
Michiyo-
reserved for chapter information

Transcripts for chapter 3: (Courtesy of Broken ChouChou)

CHAPTER 3: The Mining Town


Page 1:
SFX: GWOOO
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SFX: KLATA, KLATA, KLATA, KLATA, KLATA
--------------------------
Al: ”Looks like we’re the only ones on board.”
SFX: KLATA, KLATA, KLATA
Ed: “I’ve heard the rumors, but I didn’t know it was THIS bad…”
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Ed: “Guess this isn’t exactly tourist country…”


Page 2:
Ed: “”The town on the Eastern Border”.”
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Ed: “The Youswell coal mines.”


Page 3:
SFX: GASHUNK, GASHUNK, GASHUNK
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Ed: “So this is where we get coal…”
SFX: KLATA, KLATA, KLATA
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Ed: “”The wild frontier”, eh? I always thought a place like this would be a little more lively.”
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Al: “Everyone seems a little tired…”


Page 4:
SFX: BONK
Khayal: “Oops! Sorry ‘bout that.”
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Ed: “Why you little…”
Khayal: “*HEY!!”
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Khayal: “You’re from our of town, right?” “On a trip?”
Ed: “Uh…”
Khayal: “Where you from?”
Ed: “Well…”
Khayal: “Need a meal?”
Ed: “Hold on…”
Khayal: A place to stay?”
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Khayal (bold): “Dad! We got customers!”
Ed: “Listen when people talk to you!”
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Halling: “Huh? What’s that, Khayal?”
Khayal: “Customers! A piggy bank!”
Ed: “What do you mean “piggy bank”!?”
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SFX: GRIN
Halling: “You don’t say!”


Page 5:
Halling: “Sorry about the dust.” “The mines don’t pay much, so we run this inn to get by.”
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Bearded man: “What’re you talkin’ ‘bout, chief!?” “YOUR problem is, you’re a soft touch! Always
giving what you make to the poor!”
Man: “That’s why your old lady’s always crying!”
Halling: “Keep it down, you!”
--------------------------
Halling: “If you got a problem with how I spend my money, then hurry up and pay me for what
you owe for the booze!”
SFX: WA HA HA HA HA
Wife: ”So, there’s two of you… you want one night’s stay and two meals each?”
Ed: “How much?”
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Halling: “What… afraid you can’t afford it?”
SFX: SMIRK
Ed: “Don’t worry, I brought enough.”
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Halling (bold): “200 thousand!”
SFX: SLAM


Page 6:
Ed: “200 thousand?! What a rip off!!” Background: “You’re off by one decimal point!”
Halling: “I SAID you might not be able to afford it.”
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Halling: “We don’t get too many tourists, so when they come we try to make sure they leave us
all their money.”
Ed: “You gotta be kidding me! We’ll go somewhere else!”
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Halling (bold): “There’s no escape, piggy bank!”
Khayal: “Forget about it. The prices are the same everywhere else.”
SFX: CLUTCH
SFX: EEEE
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Ed: “We really don’t have enough…”
--------------------------
Ed: “I guess the only thing we can do is use alchemy to turn pebbles into gold!”
Al: “You know it’s forbidden by the State Alchemy Laws to make gold!”
SFX: PSST, PSST, PSST, PSS, PSST, PSST, PSST
--------------------------
Ed: ”If we don’t get caught… we won’t get caught.” Capitals, not bold: “HEH HEH HEH HEH”
Al: (bold): “You’re evil!!”
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Khayal (bold): Dad! This guy’s an alchemist!!”


Page 7:
SFX: CLAP!
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SFX: BASHOOM
Khayal: "Aagh!"
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SFX: WHOAA!!
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Crowd: “Wow” “It looks brand new!” “This is great! Our first customer in ages and he’s an
ALCHEMIST!”


Page 8:
Halling: “I used to dabble a little myself.” “But I didn’t really have the talent, so I gave up
studying.”
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Halling: “I’ll give you a special alchemist’s friendship discount.” Background: “Plus the amount I owe you for fixing the pickaxe.”
Ed: “Sounds good!”
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Halling: “All together, that’s a 50 % discount! 100 THOUSAND!”
Ed (bold) That’s still a lot!”
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Halling: “By the way, I didn’t catch your name.”
Ed: “Oh yeah…?”
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Ed: “Edward Elric.”
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SFX: SWIPE
SFX: CLANK


Page 9:
Halling: “You’re Elric the alchemist…”
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Halling (bold): “The State Alchemist?”
SFX: BLINK
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Ed: “… Well, sort of…”
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SFX: SWIPE


Page 10:
Ed: “Hey, what’s the big deal?!”
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Crowd: “*GET LOST!”
SFX: WHACK
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Ed: “Hey!! We’re paying customers!!”
Halling: “Bleah! We don’t have food or lodgings for dogs of the military!!”
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Al: “Um, I’m a civilian. I’m not a “State” anything.”
Halling: “Oh, that’s fine then! Come in!”
SFX: AAGH
Ed: “*YOU TRAITOR!!”
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People: “Man, just when I thought we had a paying guest…” “What a let down…”
SFX: CLOP, CLOP, CLOP


Page 11:
Al: “State Alchemist’s aren’t too popular here, are they?”
Khayal: “Of course. Everyone around here hates soldiers.” “This town’s under the authority of Lieutenant Yoki, but all he cares about is making money.”
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Man with bandana: “I hear he spends it all on bribes to his superiors back in Central City.”
Man: “He even bought his way to being a Lieutenant.”
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Man with pipe: “Used to be je just owned the coal mines, but he got greedy about movin’ up.”
Al: “Huh? So this place is…”
Man with ponytail: “Yup, this is Yoki’s private property.”
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Man at desk: “That rat owns everything in this town! We don’t get paid enough to get by!”
Bald man: “Even if we complain to someone higher up on the chain, Yoki bribes them all, so
THEY won’t help!”
Khayal: “See? It sucks, huh?”
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Halling: “And then there’s the State Alchemists.”


Page 12:
Halling: “”Alchemists work for the people.”” “That’s the slogan of the alchemists… the source of
their pride.”
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Halling: “I know they get a lot in exchange… But I can’t forgive people who sell their soul to the
Military State.”
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SFX: GRROWWWLLL
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Ed: “I’m hungry…”
SFX: GWRRRMM
Ed: “Damn you, Al… Have you lost your humanity so soon?!
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SFX: SWISH


Page 13:
Al: “I snuck out with the food they gave me.”
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Ed: “*DEAR BROTHER!”
Al: “Sheesh, you’re so predictable.”
SFX: CLANK!
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Ed: “Hmm… These corrupt official types are everywhere, huh?”
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Al: “I guess thanks to this guy they don’t even get enough food supplies.”
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Ed: “… I see.”


Page 14:
Ed: “That Lieutenant Yoki is causing us a lot of trouble.” “I mean, military personnel like us
aren’t very popular to begin with.”
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Ed: “When I became a State Alchemist I knew I’d get a certain amount of flack… “… But I never
knew they would hate me this much.”
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Al: “…” “Maybe I should get certified as a State Alchemist too.”
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Ed: “It’s not worth it! One person sitting on this bed of needles is enough!”
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Ed: “”Dogs of the military”, huh?” “I don’t know how to respond to that.”


Page 15:
Al: “Not only that, but we broke the laws of alchemy and now we’re stuck with these bodies…”
Ed (?): “I wonder what our teacher would say if she ever found out…”
SFX: SIGH…
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Ed & Al: “*SHE…” “*SHE’D KILL US…!!”
SFX: SHIVER, SHIVER, SHIVER
--------------------------
Voice (Yoki): “Out of the way! We’re coming in!”
SFX: CLOP, CLOP


Page 16:
Yoki: “This place looks filthy as usual, Halling.”
SFX: CLOP
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Halling: “… Well, well, Lieutenant. What brings you to a shabby little place like this?”
Yoki: “Enough small talk.”
--------------------------
Yoki: “I hear you’re late on your taxes.” “I know you’re not the only deadbeat in this town, but
don’t expect me to just ignore you.”
--------------------------
Halling: “I’m very sorry, but we’re barely getting by as it is…”
--------------------------
Yoki: “Hmph… I see you can still afford to sell alcohol…”


Page 17:
Yoki: “I guess this means I can lower your salaries a bit more?”
Men: “Wha--!?”
Khayal: “Why you…!!”
--------------------------
Khayal: “You better be joking!”
SFX: WHAP
--------------------------
Soldier: “You little brat!” “Sir, allow me…!”
--------------------------
SFX: BASH
--------------------------
Halling: “Khayal!!”
SFX: BAM
--------------------------
Yoki: “I won’t hold back just because he’s a child.”
SFX: SHINK


Page 18:
Yoki: “Let this be a warning.”
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Halling: “!!”’
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SFX: KLANG
--------------------------
Soldier: “What?!” “It broke?...?!”
SFX: SNAP


Page 19:
Yoki: “Wh… Where did this kid come from!?”
SFX: Huh? Huh?
SFX: OOOOOH
SFX: AAAH
SFX: SLURPP
Ed: “Just a kid passing through.”
--------------------------
Yoki: “This is none of your business! Stay out!”
Ed: “Well, I heard that the Lieutenant was gonna be here…”
--------------------------
Ed: “… So I decided to say hello.”
--------------------------
Yoki: “… Eh? What’s this?”
--------------------------
Yoki: “A gold watch with the President’s crest and the hexagram!!”
SFX: GAH!
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Soldier: “Lieutenant, who IS this brat…? “Ow.”
SFX: BONK
Yoki: “*YOU IDIOT!”


Page 20:
Yoki: “Don’t you know what a State Alchemist is?! They work directly for the President!”
SFX: PSST, PSST, PSST, PSST, PSST, PSST
Soldier: ”You’re serious? Not THAT little runt!?”
--------------------------
Yoki: “This is my chance…”
SFX: PSST
Soldier: “Huh?”
SFX: PSST, PSST
SFX: HMPH
Ed, background: “I thought I heard “runt”…”
Yoki: ”If I make an impression here, I might be able to make some connections at Central!”
SFX: PSST, PSST
Soldier: “WOW, you’re really on top of things Lieutenant!”
SFX: PSST, PSST
--------------------------
Yoki: “I’m sorry if my subordinates were impolite.”
SFX: SLITHER
Yoki: “My name is Yoki, and I’m in charge of this town.”
--------------------------
Yoki: “It must be fate that we met here!” “There’s no need for you to stay in this pig-pen!”
Khayal, background: “What do you mean pig-pen!?
Yoki: “Even though we’re far from the city, we have some LOVELY rooms back at my house!”
--------------------------
Ed: “Well, I guess that would be all right…” “… Because the owner here is too CHEAP to let me
stay.”
SFX: HMPH!


Page 21:
Yoki: “Listen here, you lowlifes. I’m going to make you pay every penny of the taxes that you
owe me!”
--------------------------
Yoki: “I’ll be back!”
SFX: SLAM
--------------------------
Khayal: “AAGGGH! That makes me so MAD!”
Al: “Um… Mad at who?”
Men (bold): “Both of them!!”
--------------------------
Yoki: “There’s no need to stand on ceremony. Eat, eat!”
--------------------------
Ed: “You seem to eat very well.” “Although the town as a whole seems less fortunate.”
--------------------------
Yoki: “Well, I’m embarrassed to say that it takes us a long time to collect taxes.”


Page 22:
Yoki: “Plus there are many thugs like the ones you saw earlier…” “.. Aha ha ha. It’s all very
embarrassing.”
--------------------------
Ed: “The people pay you taxes because you own the rights to this place. That’s how it works,
isn’t it?”
--------------------------
Yoki: “Absolutely. You see matters rather clearly, sir Edward.”
Ed: “Of course. It’s the same as alchemy. The way of this world is “equivalent exchange.”” “You
can’t have rights without civic duty.”
--------------------------
Yoki: “True, true. Yes, well spoken.”
--------------------------
Yoki: “So, that means you’ll also accept THIS as the way of the world…?”
SFX: Jingle


Page 23:
Yoki: “Sir Edward, as a State Alchemist I imagine you mist have some influence with those
higher up.”
--------------------------
Yoki: “Please accept a token of my gratitude…”
--------------------------
Ed: “This is…” “… What some would call a “bribe”, is it not?”
--------------------------
Yoki: “It’s “gratitude.””
--------------------------
Yoki: “I don’t want to spend the rest of my life as a petty official in this country town.” “I’m sure
we understand each other?”


Page 24:
Yoki: “Well then… please have a good night’s sleep.”
Ed: “Thank you.”
--------------------------
Soldier: “Lieutenant Yoki…”
--------------------------
Soldier: “This isn’t the first time we’ve had problems with Halling’s inn. Every night there’s a
bunch of loudmouths there, talking about stirring up trouble.”
Yoki: “Hmph. They’ve always been rather rebellious, haven’t they?” “What a bother.”
--------------------------
Yoki: “*BURN IT DOWN.”


Page 25:
SFX: CLANG, CLANG, CLANG, CLANG, CLANG
--------------------------
Man with glasses: “How awful…”
--------------------------
Man with glasses/Khayal (?): “Last night I saw some of Yoki’s underlings hanging out around
the inn…”


Page 26:
Man with glasses/Khayal(?): “Damn it… what a dirty thing to do…”
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Khayal: “… The reason dad tried to learn alchemy was because he wanted to save this town…”
--------------------------
Khayal: “Hey, Ed. You’re good enough to create gold, right?” “Can’t you just whip up some gold
to help my dad… And this town…!?”
--------------------------
Ed: “No.”
--------------------------
Khayal: “Come on…” “… It’s not like it’s gonna cost you anything!”


Page 27:
Ed: “The foundation of alchemy is “equivalent exchange.”” “Why should I give you free money?”
--------------------------
Khayal: “Why you…”
SFX: SCRATCH
--------------------------
Khayal (bold): “You scumbag! You call yourself an alchemist?”
--------------------------
Ed: “Alchemists work for the people…” “… Right?”


Page 28:
Ed: “If I gave you money now, it’d just end up as taxes in Yoki’s vault.” “I don’t feel like being
used by all of you just to get by.”
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Ed: “If you’re that desperate, then leave town and find another job.”
--------------------------
Halling: “Kid, I know you can’t understand, but…”
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Halling (bold): “… The mines are our homes…” “… And our graves.”


Page 29:
Al: “Hey, big brother! Hold on!”
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Al: “Are you really going to abandon those people…?”
Ed: “*Al.”
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Ed: “How much culm do you think is here?”
Al: “Huh?” “One ton… maybe two tons?”
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Ed: “Okay, I’m gonna do something slightly illegal now so you just look the other way for a
second.”
SFX: HUP
Al: “Huh!?”
--------------------------
Al: “… You want me to be an accomplice?”
Ed: “What, you won’t?”
SFX: CLAP


Page 30:
Al: “You’re gonna do it even if I say no, right?”
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SFX: BASHOOM
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Ed: “Aaah… If we don’t get caught, we won’t get caught.”
Al: “Man, oh man… Aren’t you supposed to set an example for me…?”


Page 31:
Yoki: “…” “… Uh…”
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SFX: ta-DA
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Ed: ”Now… I’d like you to sell me all the rights to the coal mines.”
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Soldiers: “Wow…” “Is this real gold?”
Ed: “It’s not enough?”
Yoki: “Please don’t be absurd!!”


Page 32:
Yoki: “With this much gold I can say GOODBYE to this miserable post…!” “I’ll bribe the higher-
ranking officials at Central, and then…”
SFX: WEE HEE HEE
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Yoki: “And also… Um… If you don’t mind…”
SFX: GLANCE
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Ed: “Oh yes! Of course I’ll put in a good word to my superiors.”
SFX: GRIN
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Yoki: “Oh thank you, THANK you! My DEAR alchemist!”
SFX: GRIP!!
SFX: HA HA HA
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Ed: ”But making gold is illegal, so…” ”… In order not to get caught, I would appreciate it if you
would write a document saying, ”The rights were peacefully transferred, free of charge”…”
Yoki: "Oh, I wouldn't mind at all! Well then, let's do the paperwork right away!"
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Yoki: “My, you really are a sly one, Mr. Alchemist, sir!”
SFX: HO HO HO
SFX: HEE HEE HEE
Ed: “No, no, not compared to you, Lieutenant.”
Al, background: “Seems like they’re enjoying it…”


Page 33:
Khayal: “Why NOT, dad!!?”
SFX: SLAM
--------------------------
Khayal: “Why can’t we do it?!”
Halling: “Because I said so.” “I won’t allow a raid.”
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Man: “Even if you’re against it chief. I’m still going.”
Man 2: “Yeah, I’ve had enough.”
Man 3: “Even if we fail, I’m gonna punch that rotten Yoki in the face at least once!”
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Halling: “No! I can’t allow all of you to become criminals!”
Khayal: “But…!!”


Page 34:
Ed: “HI EVERYBODY! What a lot of gloomy faces! YOU’RE looking cheerful today!”
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Khayal: “… What are YOU doing here?”
Ed: “Hey hey. Should you be speaking like that to the new proprietor of this joint?”
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Man 3: “What the hell are y…?”
SFX: SLAP
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Man 3: “What´s this…?”
Ed: “Ownership papers. They confer on the holder the rights to mining, sales, distribution and
all subsidiary business in this town.”


Page 35:
Man 3: “How did you get this…?” “HEYY! And it’s been signed over to EDWARD ELRIC!?”
Khayal and Halling: “*WHAT!!?”
--------------------------
Ed: “*CORRECT! SO FROM THIS MOMENT ON…”
SFX: TA-DA
Ed: “*… THIS COAL MINE BELONGS TO ME!!”
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SFX: NO WAY!!
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Ed: “Believe it. But we’re just a couple of vagabonds going from place to place.”
Al: “These documents will just be in the way… So…”


Page 36:
Halling: “You want to sell it to us?” “How much?”
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SFX: SMIRK
Ed: “What… afraid you can’t afford it?”
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Ed: “If you want something, you have to pay the price.”
SFX: GRR
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Ed: “After all, this deed is printed on high quality goatskin parchment, stamped with a gold seal.”
SFX: FWAP
--------------------------
Ed: “Not only that, but in a spectacular feat of craftsmanship, the deposit box is inlaid with
powdered jade.” “Hmm… This is the work of a true ARTIST.” “And HEY! The key is made of real
SILVER!”
SFX: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH
--------------------------
Ed: “Well, this is just a layman’s opinion… But taking all this into account…”


Page 37:
Ed: “… How about the price of one night’s stay and two meals for two at your place?” “Would
that be fair, chief?”
--------------------------
Khayal: “Oh… the equivalent exchange…”
--------------------------
Halling: “Ha ha…” “Ha ha ha ha! You’re right, that IS expensive!!”
--------------------------
Halling: “*I’LL BUY IT!!”
Ed: “**SOLD!!”
SFX: BANG


Page 38:
Yoki: “Mr. Alchemist, sir, what is the MEANING of this!!?”
SFX: SLAM
--------------------------
Ed: “Well, well, Lieutenant.” “I just sold the deed to the mine to the chief here.”
Yoki: “*WHAAAT!!?”
--------------------------
Yoki: “No, but that’s not what I’m here for! The gold bars you gave me have all turned to
ROCK!” “Can you please explain that!?”
--------------------------
Al: “… When did you change it back?”
Ed: “Right before I left.”’
--------------------------
Ed: “I don’t know anything about any “gold bars”.”
--------------------------
Yoki: “Please don’t act dumb!” “We exchanged the pile of gold for the ownership documents!
This is FRAUD!”
--------------------------
Ed: “Huh? The deed was given to me free of charge.” “See, you signed it! It says so right here.”
Yoki: “**WHAT!?”


Page 39:
Yoki: “This deal is null and void!” “You two! Take those documents from them! NOW!”
--------------------------
Yoki: “Huh?”
SFX: LOOM
--------------------------
Beaded man: “It’s not right to try and take someone’s property by force.”
Man with bandana: “Abusing your power, eh?”
--------------------------
Yoki: “Sh… Shut up. Out of my waym you scum!” “If you don’t want to get hurt you better…”
--------------------------
Bearded man (bold): “Lieutenant… It’s not good to underestimate the strength of coalminers-“
SFX: CRACK CRACK


Page 40:
SFX: WHAM
SFX: BAM
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SFX: BONK
Yoki: “EEK!”
SFX: PLONK
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Ed: “Oh, Lieutenant…?”
SFX: EEYAA!


Page 41:
SFX: SMILE
Ed: “I’ll be sure to tell the higher-ups about your CORRUPTION and INCOMPETENCE too.”
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Ed: “So please look forward to it.”
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SFX: SLUMP
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Crowd: “*ALL RAAIIIGHT!”
SFX: WHOO HOO
Crowd: “’*WE DID IT! BRING OUT THE BOOZE!”


Page 42:
Khayal: “Dad…”
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Khayal: “… Ed hadn’t sold his soul after all.”
Bearded man, background: “Drink up!”
Ed, background: “Don’t give alcohol to minors!”
Crowd, background: “You can’t get big unless you drink!!”, “WHAT!? When I was you guys’ age…”
Halling: “Yeah, I guess you’re right.”
--------------------------
SFX: SHNORRRRR
Ed: “I can’t eat another bite…”
SFX: … OOOH
SFX: TSK TSK
Al: “You’re sleeping with your stomach out again!” “Sheesh, Ed! You’re so sloppy!”




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Jen_Elric
not too much of comparison or contraction to the last few chapters. This chapter was more of a show of how Ed helps others, kind of thing.

I always liked how he tricked Yoki, though. Wish it was in the Brotherhood anime.
Winry Chi
Official Kitty Count~
Kitty: 0
Possible Kitty: 0

But, there was a dog near the beginning of the Ch3(page1 panel3) that must have been the same breed as Den. It had markings similar to Den's as well.

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In my edition(September 2005 printing) of Volume 1 by Viz Media, it says that the State Alchemist's pocket watch is gold. But, throughout the series, it is referred to as being silver. Could this have been a mistranslation? Or could Arakawa originally planned on having the pocket watches be gold?

Does anyone have a newer print of the first volume, if so check to see if this "gold" watch was corrected to "silver" or not! O:


<Double post merged. ~ Michiyo>
Hagaren-Shiroi
QUOTE (Winry Chi @ Jul 21 2010, 09:44 PM) *
In my edition(September 2005 printing) of Volume 1 by Viz Media, it says that the State Alchemist's pocket watch is gold. But, throughout the series, it is referred to as being silver. Could this have been a mistranslation? Or could Arakawa originally planned on having the pocket watches be gold?

Does anyone have a newer print of the first volume, if so check to see if this "gold" watch was corrected to "silver" or not! O:



Oct 2007 still gold
A Pierrot's Aria
Aaaah, how I love these chapters. laugh.gif

I think it's clear to see that from the get-go, Al definitely has much more of a backbone in the manga than in the first anime. I think that's great. I love how he just stands up and says that he's not with the military so he could get back into the inn. Haha! I also love the part where (paraphrasing here) Al says "your supposed to be setting an example for me!" when Ed is about to transmute the culm into gold.

I love this chapter because it's not only a testament to how Ed and Al grow and develop as the story progresses, but I think this is the chapter where it starts to chip away at the surface of their seemingly distant and detached demeanours in the first two chapters. At first Ed seems reluctant to help out but he eventually helps them, and the reader realises that he's not a cold-hearted person after all- 'He hadn't sold his soul to the military after all.'

(And I have the most recent version and it still says the pocket watch is gold! I got a little confused at that, too! xD)
Causmicfire
Yeah, the pocket watch being 'gold' in this chapter has always made me weary of even official translations. There's another part in the Briggs arc that has a mistranslation, too.

Ok, my thoughts upon re-reading

I like how in the beginning of the chapter, Arakawa bring up that making gold is forbidden, and then Ed goes and uses it in his scheme.

Hmm, even from the beginning of the manga, we see the brothers working together separately(sorry if that sounds confusing), it's nice that it stays a theme all the way through.

He he mention of Izumi! XD

Oh, I like how Yoki being crooked always shows some corruption in the government. Nice hint there, Arakawa.

Wow, It's amazing to see how much Ed has grown as a person between this chapter and the end His asking, 'Why should I give you free money?' makes me think of his, 'take ten and pass on eleven' theory at the end. And what he does for this town is almost like the beginning of him surpassing equivalent exchange.

Michiyo-
What I liked in this chapter that Ed decided to help the people in Youswell, even though he refused to do it at first. Despite being the dog of the military he’s still a kid who acts like he wants.

I always loved how he tricked Yoki with the gold bars and the contract. His “If we don’t get caught, we won’t get caught” line was great. And Al’s response: “Aren’t you supposed to set an example for me?” laugh.gif
It's nice to see Al taking care of Ed, like was his older brother.

It was funny to read that Yoki was a completely different person in this chapter than later. He was a greedy and corrupt soldier who wanted power and money, but after Ed exposed the corruption he had to live in slums then joined Scar. A total change in his life. XD

Overall, it was a nice chapter.


I have December 2009 edition of Vol. 1, and it’s still gold watch, so they simply forgot to correct the mistranslation. But in later volumes it’s translated as silver watch, so I don’t understand why the 12th printing still has ‘gold’ in it.
MsLinn
I'm late, I know ;_;

I like how Ed beat the Villain of the Month with totally diffrent motives as a contrast to Cornello. Sure, he beat the bad guy in the last chapter, but it was because of the Stone that he wants for his own (and his brother). But this time, it's really selfless and as someone said, to show he's the good guy, and make him less distant.
(I hate to use the phrase "Villain of the Month" talking about FMA, when Yoki gets his own crowning moment of awesome in chapter 93 and Cornello is used as a kind of reflection/comparison to Father in the penultimate chapter. Villians of the Month don't exist in FMA. (Except those in chapter 4.) Blame the language barrier.)

Did the japanese version "spoil" that the brother's teacher is a woman? As in "She'd kill us...!!" I don't know if japanese verbs have a feminine form. I do know that they rarely use "I" or "she/he", at least I think so...

When Ed said "Just a kid passing through.", it reminded me of Izumi's Housewife-line!

I remember from when I read FMA for the first time (I hadn't watched the anime or anything before), and I saw Yoki saying "Burn it down." and Ed's glance of DOOM. Knowing what he is capable of, but not quite sure of how far he can go, and having no idea WHY he gave Yoki that look (well, exept Yoki being a total evil person), that panel almost gave me chills! It still gives me a feeling of impending doom, and now that we know his story, a bit of a heartbreak.
Then I hate him a bit, even though he's logical. Then I love him again.

I found myself grinning like an idiot reading the last six pages.
Jealous Rogo
I think Ed and Al's story in Youswell is possibly one of the most skippable parts of the series... I mean let's face it this is just a bog-standard filler story that just shows Ed being kind to people and sets him up as this kind hearted hero. I mean nothing of importance happens in this chapter at all, why do you think they skipped it in Brotherhood? Why even bother talking about.

Ha ha.

Yeah no this Chapter is actually pretty important, maybe not so much to the plot other than introducing Yoki, but it's also good for setting up a few things that will come into play in the future. For starters there's the social divide in Ametris. We see here that people in Ametris are pretty poor, and that unless your connected to the military, you're gonna be living a pretty meager life. There's another profession you cna take that will probably be a bit better but we'll cover that in the future.

We also learn here that the military is not viewed favourably by many. I vaguely recall this being touched on in the first couple of chapters (Cornello seemed pretty sure people would rebel against the military pretty easily) but this is the first time it's really brought to the fore front. More importantly Ed briefly mentions the person who taught him and Al alchemy, and bring up the fact that they'd probably kick their asses or even kill them if they ever found out what they've done. It's clear they're talking more about their sin here but the fact the conversation is brought on by discussing Ed's position as a 'dog of military' kind of gives us a hint that their master isn't military friendly either.

We also learn that State Alchemists are pretty much looked down on by many, and that State Alchemistsget alot of benefits in exchange for 'selling their souls'. Again this was sort of hinted at in the first two chapters, with Cornello hinting Ed's position would make him too much of a threat to chase at, but this is the first time it's out right stated. I also like how people view Alchemists as 'peopel who are supposed to work for the people'. This could be interpreted two ways 'Alchemists work hard and help people' or 'Alchemists are supposed to give people stuff', which let's face it, is how the people in Youswell interpret this. Hence why Ed replies that he wont just give them free money. Note that he doesn't say he wont give them free money because it's illegal, yet another indication that Ed pretty much doesn't give a toss about the laws of Ametris all that much. He's more concerned about the idea that the people of Youswell haven't earned the money. Interesting to note is that while Ed sees first hand here military corruption, he still seems to have faith in the military if you think about it. This will come into play more later obvuiously.

Yoki needs to be discussed, but frankly he is probably the most shallow character in all of FullMetal Alchemist. We see here that he's a greedy suck up with a bit of a arrogant swagger to him, and really that's all there is to him. Yeha he'll develope over time, but as we'll see he doesn't learn his lesson from this incident at all. We also learn that Yoki has no issue raising his fist to a child... hmmm... I wonder if THAT will ever come into play again.

There's alot of philosophy thrown about here, with Al mentioning that Ed only helped them after they said that the town was their home and their graves. Now I'm been wondering why that was the case. I mean think about it, how on earth does that relate to Ed and Al's situation, or specifically to Ed? I recall Al explaining it in some way in a future chapter but I don't remember thinking his explanation made any sense. I think it's got more to do with Ed's attitude to equivilant exchange than anything else. He saw that the people have given their lives for the village, and therefore, in his eyes, they deserve to own it. That's my interpretation of it, but when I remember/reread the part where Al explains it, I will compare to the two explanations.

This chapter also has the infamous gold/silver watch screw up that alot of 'scanlation' purists like to cry fowl over, but while it's a pretty big screw up on Viz's part, it's a pretty minor one. And considering how they'll screw up several characters NAMES (one really unforgivably) I think it's easy to let go on that particular mistake.
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