Hagaren Perfect Guidebook 2 came out in Japan recently. I've been unable to procure a copy myself, though not for lack of trying (Curse you, Kinokuniya! D< ) but I've been skipping around the J-Fandom in search of any clue on whatever it is that the book has.
There's the usual interview with the Great Cow Spirit, summaries, gaiden manga (this one featuring Izumi), and.....a section on the military people. Such as how Havoc, Farman, Breda and Fury ended up in the military. And the identity of the elusive Chess General, which some of us called Cameron.
Source : http://momodori.seesaa.net/article/3191587.html
If there's anything wrong with Havoc and co, I apologize. I haven't seen the text itself and am a bit leery of translating what I haven't seen personally, but that's the gist of what the blogger wrote. He's about the only one who goes into good detail that I can find on short notice. But the entire JFandom agrees on the Chess General bit, so it's probably correct.( Collapse )
The perfect guidebook itself can be found in Amazon.co.jp. I want, dammit!
, I posted it. Is everything alright with the world now? XD; )
Also : According to the FMA Complete Materials : Story Side book, Riza is four years younger than Roy, who is the same age as Hughes, for anyone who's wondering. His onscreen deeds in Ishvar was done when he was....22, I think. It's either 22 or 23...the exact year eludes me for the moment. Yes, what he did in episode 13 and 15 was in the same year. The end of Episode 25 was the last event to occur in 1914, after Ed reaches Rush Valley, the book lists the year as 1915. For those wondering. It does say a few things about the climate of Amestris, I guess.