Hii, I kept away from this thread since I didn’t want to be spoiled until my copy arrived, and it finally has! Yay! I must say though, the first thing I looked up was the spine, and… let’s say it was anticlimactic.
The last omake was just… oh God. If only the last chapter ended up with that, I might have enjoyed it a lot more.
A little off-topic, but I just looked up the last chapter again, and noticed the tombstone reads “Trisia Elric”, instead of Trisha like shown in chapter 44. Epic typo? But it was in two panels, same thing… Maybe Arakawa changed her mind, and now it is short for “Patricia”, just… written wrong? XD
Anyways, I’m so happy to have a complete set, never really thought it would happen back when I started with this manga… oh, the memories.
Now, I’d like to say I made a “tentative translation” (using Tombow’s words) of the 4-komas at the end; but I MUST WARN YOU – I’ve never done any translations before, ever, so please, please don’t shoot me if there’s anything wrong (or everything, for that matter). Also keep in mind neither Japanese nor English is my native language; I can safely say I’m fluent in English (thanks to web and videogames) but my Japanese…
I’m also really embarrassed by putting this up. My vol 27 4-koma omake Translations
(tentative)(Warning! All of the following 4-koma omake contain FMA-manga series final spoilers!)Omake 1 – From ScratchPanel 1:
My flesh body!!
Winry: That’s so great, Al!
Al: I wanna eat the apple pie you promised me! Make it, Winry!
Ed (small chars): yeah, yeah, please do it
Winry: Well, then, answering your requests, I’ll make it now!
Let’s get to work!
Al & Ed (small chars): yaaaay!
Al: …What are you doing?
Winry: The oven.
Ed: You gonna start from there?Omake 2 – The LawPanel 1:
Ed: Al--! I need money--!
Al: Okay. How much?
Ed: 10000 cenz.
I’ll pay you back next month.
(small chars) thank youu
Al: Oh. Then…
Al: It’ll be 11000 cenz.
Al: There’s a 10% interest, you know…
Al: If you take 10, gotta return 11!Omake 3 – ♀Panel 1:
Greed: All ones who have family or loved ones, or who don’t wanna get hurt, step aside!
Also women! I have no interest in fighting girls!
Al: There’s one girl we couldn’t save.
I’ll never be able to forget her.
Al: …Not you.
(End)Omake 4 – Pythagoras' Switch
* ( *actual title of this omake in Japanese raw is "ピタゴルアスイッチ" = "ピタゴラスイッチ"/"PythagoraSwitch" which is the name of a popular Japanese children's entertainment-educational TV show. ^^ ~ T.)Panel 1:
Selim (small chars): mommy, I’m hungry~
Grumman: I wonder what that button on his forehead does…
Selim: Don’t touch it, you low life form.
Selim: Or I’ll tell mommy you’re the one who blew up Bradley’s train.Omake 5 – UnexpectedPanel 1:
Mrs. Bradley: It’s been two years.
And that tiny Selim already got this big.
Mrs. Bradley: Even though everybody calls him a homunculus
Mrs. Bradley: He’s a sweet happy boy just like every other human.
Mrs. Bradley: Give him enough love
And he’ll continue to grow big, fast.
Five years later
(small chars): grew big, fast.
Mrs. Bradley: Okay, he’s huge.
(small chars) what should I do?Omake 6 – Shameful Protagonist
(Translation is still in progress for this omake ^^)Panel 1:
Ed: Stand up, you third rate!
I’ll show why you’re not in our lyeag-
[it says ‘kanda’. I really have no clue]
Ed: I’ll give you half my life!
So give me halvov-
[Kanda – again. Not in my dictionary, sorry]
Note: From what I understood, he’s tripping in the words or something. I tried google translator and it keeps showing “blew”. Is there such an expression as “he blew it” in English for this kind of situation? Lol, probably not, maybe I just got it all wrong.