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Charred Knight



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:28 am Reply with quote
Oh
Wow
Yes!

Hopefully that also means tales of the Master (which was in the second guide book) gets animated because while the Blind Alchemist was typical Hiromu Arakawa's creepyness, Tales of the Master is typical Arakawa's drawing asskicking scenes, and hilarious comedy.

Also hopefully this means part two of the Mustang's harem will get animated since I found it funnier than Part one.
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KendoGirl



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:46 am Reply with quote
Great news!

Now all we have to do is sit back and wait for the Western releases to have the same goodies Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:12 am Reply with quote
And no R1 or worldwide physical media release in sight.........
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Charred Knight



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:32 am Reply with quote
The Japanese release was just announced! Funimation needs to wait for enough episodes to be made to get the DVD and Blu-ray masters so they can use those.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:44 am Reply with quote
Charred Knight wrote:
The Japanese release was just announced! Funimation needs to wait for enough episodes to be made to get the DVD and Blu-ray masters so they can use those.

FYI, R1 licensors do not get provided with R2J masters for DVD and Blu-ray, they will simply get given a copy of the source master, either in SD or HD, for which they will use to create their own.
This is why there is a huge quality difference between R1 nad R2J releases, especially with FUNimation who do their authoring in-house as opposed to out-sourcing to a professional company.

As for this actual news, good stuff. I'm always looking forward to extras like this, and the fact it's based on something from the mangaka herself is even more exciting.

@ melonbread
I'd say it's at least going to be until next year before we can think about any R1 releases, especially since FUNi seem to be in favour of 13 ep boxsets, meaning an even longer wait.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:00 am Reply with quote
I think something else you may be missing is that it only has 2 episodes from the series on this first disc. Given the length of the FMA manga, I wouldn't be surprised if this is another 50+ episode series. Releasing 2 episodes per disc may work in Japan, but I think we've seen what happens in the US when you try to release single DVDs with only 2-3 episodes per disc, vs season or half-season box sets.
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Yorozuya



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:17 am Reply with quote
I don't have any of the guide books so I'm looking forward to the OVA Anime smile I'm just a little surprised that only 2 episodes are being released on the first disc!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:45 am Reply with quote
Charred Knight wrote:
Hopefully that also means tales of the Master (which was in the second guide book) gets animated because while the Blind Alchemist was typical Hiromu Arakawa's creepyness, Tales of the Master is typical Arakawa's drawing asskicking scenes, and hilarious comedy.

Also hopefully this means part two of the Mustang's harem will get animated since I found it funnier than Part one.

Dang, now I feel out of the loop. I've never heard of The Blind Alchemist nor the Tales of the Master. What are these exactly? If you don't mind my asking. (If they are spoiler-related up to the most recently released vol. in the U.S. then please, no spoilers.)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:00 pm Reply with quote
I'd like to see that omake story where Hohenheim has Ed hold the bucket of water animated. That was a sweet little story.
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Fawfulhasfury



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:32 pm Reply with quote
The fact that they're already setting up details on the DVD sales means they expect this to be a massive hit, and the extras are, while great, pandering to fans.

But I'm a fan, so no worries. Surprised
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Charred Knight



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:21 pm Reply with quote
Ashen Phoenix wrote:
Charred Knight wrote:
Hopefully that also means tales of the Master (which was in the second guide book) gets animated because while the Blind Alchemist was typical Hiromu Arakawa's creepyness, Tales of the Master is typical Arakawa's drawing asskicking scenes, and hilarious comedy.

Also hopefully this means part two of the Mustang's harem will get animated since I found it funnier than Part one.

Dang, now I feel out of the loop. I've never heard of The Blind Alchemist nor the Tales of the Master. What are these exactly? If you don't mind my asking. (If they are spoiler-related up to the most recently released vol. in the U.S. then please, no spoilers.)


Their shory chapters like the Gaiden's pf the manga.

The Blind Alchemist is a story where the Elric brothers discover someone has done a succesful human transmutation only to discover that it failed but the familty hired an imposter to deceive the Alchemist who lost his sight.

Tales of the Master is about Izumi's one month in Briggs Mountain where she barely survives, until she discovers her all is one theory, at which point she starts attacking Brigg's patrol, and her month stay ends with her defeating a bear with her bare hands (when the bear attacks she just throws him). She then confronts the Alchemist who told her to do all this, but finds out that she had the wrong Steiner brother. The Alchemist is dead, and she was talking to the Martial Artist who accepts her as a student. Izumi now pissed that she nearly died for this than kicks the crap out of the old man.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:44 pm Reply with quote
Charred Knight wrote:


Tales of the Master is about Izumi's one month in Briggs Mountain where she barely survives, until she discovers her all is one theory, at which point she starts attacking Brigg's patrol, and her month stay ends with her defeating a bear with her bare hands (when the bear attacks she just throws him). She then confronts the Alchemist who told her to do all this, but finds out that she had the wrong Steiner brother. The Alchemist is dead, and she was talking to the Martial Artist who accepts her as a student. Izumi now pissed that she nearly died for this than kicks the crap out of the old man.


Izumi kicks so much ass. I am so glad spoiler[she is still alive in the manga. Or still by the seventeenth volume anyway.]

Two episodes per disc? Uh, If I lived in Japan, I'd be on my "thanks but no thanks" mode and just wait for the extra animated shorts to appear online. Besides, the series so far has retreaded ground well covered by the manga - and better in the first series - so it would really feel like buying what I already own.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:46 pm Reply with quote
WANT. WANT WANT WANT. WAAAAAAAAAAAANT.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:06 pm Reply with quote
I so want this on the Blu-ray disks. Right Funimation?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:58 am Reply with quote
Great news! If only they included English subtitles, too..
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