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07 November 2004 @ 10:21 am
Adult Swim reaction  
Meant to post this yesterday but stupid LJ wouldn't let me log in. ><

I’ve been reading the posts at the Adult Swim board, and I’m happy to report that for new people, the reaction was mostly positive. However, so many others were complaining about the dub, I have to admit it got really annoying. ><; Too many pre-dub fans, not enough episode discussion from the post-dub.
To some people, it reminded them of Trigun. Many thought Al was a robot. One person got upset about alchemy being compared to science, when it is so obviously magic (then more knowing fans corrected said person, telling him/her to wait till the end of the series- amen). There was some discussion about Ed’s faith. Many were disappointed that they had to wait a week for the next episode (:D!!).

so he's an walking talking empty tin can?? and if it's punishment for setting foot on holy ground, then how can they not have faith?

Oh dear God.
Rose is starting to become my least favorite character.
She doesn't even bother to understand why that poor child is trapped in the robots body.
Freaking moron! >.<

that kid is seriously ripped for being just 15.....
junk it's over already! i want more, a week's wait is way too long!

That was a good episode. Ed is awesome.

WOW NICE ARSE! lol, and for someone his age too ._.;;;

Good stuff, good stuff. I'm really loving this show. It's just a shame, it felt really short.
It's interesting, their concept of alchemy. It's true by science that matter cannot be created nor destroyed. . .cool how they're trying to use magic while keeping it scientific.
Of course, bringing things to life, instantaneously creating things, pulling weapons out of the ground, etc. is completely out there. And the philosopher's stone completely throws all science out the window.
Well, either way. Ed and Alphonse are a great team. Can't wait to see what happens next episode.

I liked it, It diferent from other animes. I wis I had thos metal limbs. er

I'm quite impressed with this first episode; it really set the story and character basics up nicely, looked terrific while doing it, and will definitely have me coming back for more. (And, yes, I might as well mention it before someone else does--Ed is cute. *grin*)

ANYway, having no previous experience, um, gee, I was really impressed with this. X my heart I was. Got a serious Trigun vibe, and I mean that as a BIG compliment: instantly engaging and likeable characters, enough humor to make you feel comfortable but a definite sense of philosophical drama and underlying darkness to come, and I thought the animation looked just fine. (Especially compared to the annoying glossy CGI-style-stuff in GITS' OP.) I don't doubt the Japanese VAs are great, but I had no problem with these, and especially liked the haunting quality of Al's.

alll i've got to say about FMA is...wow, what a huge letdown.....from the extreme amount of hype this series was getting from the moment it was announced that AS was getting it...i was expecting something extrodinary.i dunno, maybe the hype overwhelmed me. but based on the first episode alone, this series looks to be good, but not great.
one thing, the height jokes got old really fast, how many where there in the first episode? that's called running a gag into the ground.
ok, now things i did like.
The action is top notch. I really like having one of the main characters be a disembodied soul inside a suit of armor. and the characters act belivably to the situations they are in.


Oh, and please don’t mock any of these segments I’ve posted. I just found them cute/amusing, and many of their first impressions made me squee with happiness. ^^ GO FMA!
Current Mood: amusedamused
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that song;: edalthan on November 7th, 2004 07:33 am (UTC)
The thought that someone out there thinks Al is a robot made me laugh out loud.
The Pyromaniacal One: Flutered Edessenceofmalice on November 7th, 2004 08:19 am (UTC)
You're not the only one! XD;;
(no subject) - reikah on November 7th, 2004 08:45 am (UTC) (Expand)
Mike: Stabby (Hughes) [finnell1912]finnell1912 on November 7th, 2004 07:34 am (UTC)
Ha, I know I said almost that exact last quote after watching the opening of the first episode the first time. Which is funny because 30 seconds before I was going..."oh great cute kids doing magic"
Aurënfaieaurenfaie on November 7th, 2004 07:48 am (UTC)

Haha... that seriously amuses me for so reason, but I dunno why. ^^;
Mitchhoushin_m on November 7th, 2004 07:59 am (UTC)
You know what? You took my idea -_-
(from last night)
ok-i'm stuck on when that creepy suit
wear'n guy said this 2rose: 'god records
all yer good deads in stone.'
Rilly. gods just walk'n around carry'n a
buncha stones w/all her good deads on them.
everyones? wouldn't that be a heck of alota
stones 2b carry'n around.....

WHo hasn't been mistaken at 15y/o to be his own father?
Yeah, I'll post more when I get back from church...
Mitchhoushin_m on November 7th, 2004 08:39 am (UTC)
(Since I don't think I can edit my own post....)
Um..to be fair, my last post was a little mean-spirited ^__^ Actually, it was neat seeing some intelligent-looking people post, and get excited about it. I’m sure they will love the mysteries that FMA has to offer in upcoming episodes.
And there were a lot of sub-fans actually, more than I thought :) Only about 10 % of them liked the dub, though.... :/
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summerwolf on November 7th, 2004 08:45 am (UTC)
I'm usually a shota *guilty*. What confuses me is WHY I never thought Ed is especially hot.

It worked in all the other fandoms. Why not Hagaren?
angsty lemon ukewabisuke on November 7th, 2004 08:54 am (UTC)


I wish I was brave enough to venture into the Adult Swim boards tp see the reactions...curiosity's gonna get the better of me one day...

We're gonna have a LOT of confused people by episode 4. "Are we in a flashback or something? I wanted to see more of Ed's hot ass"
She and her Catwednesday_tea on November 7th, 2004 08:58 am (UTC)
AS would be smart to NEVER EVER SHOW "Transmutation of Love". They'll lose, like, half their viewers FOREVER. Fuck you, episode four.
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She and her Catwednesday_tea on November 7th, 2004 08:57 am (UTC)
Robot! Hee hee, that was cute. These people have SUCH A COOL RIDE ahead of them. They have NO idea. I am oddly jealous. :)
angsty lemon ukewabisuke on November 7th, 2004 09:03 am (UTC)
We should add the answer to "Is Al a robot?" to the FAQ; I totally forgot about how half the people I showed FMA to asked me that question. XD
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outlandish moles f☠cking gophers: Doro r0x0rz //miss_arelbby on November 7th, 2004 11:10 am (UTC)
I was literally falling out of my chair laughing when I read some of those (Robot!Al XDDDD).

Episode four just... sucks ass. Like, Ed KILLED the guy and just walks away like nothing happened. O__o;;; wtf? Yeah... the only cool thing in that whole episode was the tiny 'Elricest' bit. XD;

I'm going to start watching the AS boards closely now. X3
i am a jedi, like my father before me: raitotatooine on November 7th, 2004 11:15 am (UTC)
the height jokes got old really fast, how many where there in the first episode? that's called running a gag into the ground

... someone with an AS boards login should point out to this person that the height jokes run through the whole show.
angsty lemon ukewabisuke on November 7th, 2004 11:21 am (UTC)
didn't they only put in two/three height jokes too? geez. I'd rather them point out there are too many desert jokes. XD
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Andy: Edward Needs Chips to Thinkqueen_aine on November 7th, 2004 11:38 am (UTC)
I'm loving these reactions. ^___^ I think some of these were exactly what I first thought about FMA.

Roaming the Gaia-Online forums, I found this amusing quote:

As for Al being monotone and unemotional, I think we'd be like that if we had our souls in robot bodies too. Being a robot isn't conducive to emotion.

I just thought that was cute.
Jolypikachuu on November 7th, 2004 11:38 am (UTC)
Haha, hey, I know where those posts are from. I think? Toonzone?
I'm glad people who haven't seen it before are enjoying it already. :D They're going to love this series. *strokes beard like an old pre-dub fan* :3 awwww
Terterrierlee on November 7th, 2004 11:49 am (UTC)
Oh dear God.
Rose is starting to become my least favorite character.
She doesn't even bother to understand why that poor child is trapped in the robots body.
Freaking moron! >.<

... >now</i>! Wait til the later epsiodes when--*We're sorry, anything beyond this point is a spoiler. Thank you and have a nice day ^_^*
angsty lemon ukewabisuke on November 7th, 2004 11:52 am (UTC)
I'd like to know who in their right mind would stop and think about what horrible thing Al did to lose his body in that situation though. XD;
Marikaitou_marina on November 7th, 2004 12:50 pm (UTC)
AHAHAAHAHAHAHA! I already read all those exact things. I did so at 4:30am last night. I'm pathetic XD

I went on a FREAKING rampage when they started comparing it to other Adult Swim shows (like Trigun for example... >.>... I mean, goddamnit, Ed = Vash? NOOOOOOOOO DAMNIT!)

And I giggled when people started talking about how ripped Ed was. And was pleased to see the pleas of "get here faster!" for next week <3

The Gaia boards frightened me.

Gotta find some new places to dig for responses.

Someday, people will figure out that Al is NOT a robot!
I run on coffee and impatiencemelts on November 7th, 2004 01:15 pm (UTC)
XDD....yeah, Ed would probably eat Vash for lunch or something...those two are so different, besides the red coat >_>;;
mikkeneko on November 7th, 2004 12:52 pm (UTC)
*falls out of chair laughing*

The Trigun vibe is pretty strong in the first episodes, but it fades away in very short order after that. If it brings people in, though, no complaints. :3

Of course, looking at these reactions, I have a wicked urge to show these people mine or anax's episode parodies. XD

The alchemy-->MAGIC thing is fair, I guess, but a little exasperating. Having studied enough history on the period, the causality is really the other way around. The alchemical tradition comes from a time when there WAS no distinction between magic and science; if anything, alchemy was considered weird and alien just by virtue of bringing more science in than pure spirituality. That's all a little much to expect to communicate in thirty episodes of an anime to new audiences, I suppose...