So, was in Tokyo this weekend for the first ever Animeexpo Tokyo...which happened to include an FMA special event. Not sure if anyone's actually interested...though I'd give a quick run down...
Present were both Paku Romi (Ed's seiyuu) Rie Ka-something (Al's seiyuu, so totally blanking on last name...probably due to lack of sleep...drive from Tokyo back to Kyoto was faaar to long) the director and one of the main storyboard/writers. Also Yellow Generation, who sang the new closing song (gave their first live performance of it) also, the band is apparently fans of the anime/manga and were very excited to write a song for the show and then actually get to see images put to it (one said her fav. part was the snow flakes part)
Paku-san and Rie- san were SO ADORABLE...and OMG Al's voice is high pitched! so squeaky...and they were both very bouncy, especially Paku, she kept jumping up from her seat and making side comments constantly.
Also, the director said something about a very humorous ep coming up at some point...but that it didn't have Ed or Al in it? This also surprised the two seiyuu,who flipped out...was amusing :)...
Anyway, that's a bit of news...oh, and randomly, not really my cup of tea,but OMG the sheer number of FMA dj, especially Roy/Ed is incredible!
As of ep 15...in the flashbacks, Roy was a Second Lieutenant...I double checked his ensignia...
pointless bit of info
Uuh, pointless question that has probably already been asked but that I haven't payed attention to >.>;;
That guy in ep 15, with the ponytail and wicked cackle who was one of the Alchemists at Ishbal? Who the heck is he? 'Cause he scares me. Is he important or just there to creep us all out?
Did anyone else find that the AF-F subbed episode 15 had *horrible* quality? It was really messed up; it was hard to read the subs, and there were random boxes of colour everywhere. I actually managed to get through the whole episode squinting *was too stubborn* XD I don't think there's a codec problem as I've downloaded from AF-F before and nothing like this has happened. >_> Ah well..if it *is* a codec problem, somebody please tell me. ^^;
And download AKeep and ANBU version unless you can't wait (like me ). ^^;
heh, just some things I've noticed XD
1. Roy's getting hotter as he's aging +___+
2. Ishvarites have brown skin and red eyes... The episode seemed like they were trying to show the viewers that the Iron blood alchemist also had brown skin and red eyes. (seemed like they were zooming in on his eyes and such)
I keep seeing references to Hughes' statement in ep 14 that Roy was 'demoted'.
But, I ask you, was he actually demoted?
Please remember: in episode 9, Roy is informed that he is going to become a Colonel, and be moved to East City. Now, the actual rank is moving up (Lt. Colonel to Colonel), but being removed from Central City is a 'demotion' in Roy's words - a suggestion that they are moving him away from the center of power, the place where all the action is.
The man informing Roy of his promotion/demotion argues that no, this is a promotion. He sees it as both a promotion of actual rank as well as governmental role, because Roy will now be expected to bring the troublesome East to the hand of the military. And with Edward Elric under his command, Roy ruthlessly does so. :)
Now, that happened 3 years ago in the current anime arc - the same time frame Hughes gives for the 'demotion'. Personally, I think that Hughes always agreed with Roy viewing the promotion/demotion as a demotion, and is merely referring back to when Roy was shipped off to East City.
So, real demotion of rank? I don't think so. Demotion in terms of power? Possibly. ^__^;;