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07 August 2005 @ 10:09 am
Yesterday I’ve read in someone’s post that she/he liked manga!Al more than the Al from the TV or the movie. And I thought that there could be an interesting discussion about differences in characters. For example, manga!Ed is a bit more polite and a lot more like an adult, manga!Winry has a stronger personality, and all the good qualities of Roy are more obvious in the manga (just let’s take his interaction with Havoc)… And, I think, Al had the worst luck in TV series. There he was turned almost in Ed’s pet (calm down, I didn’t mean AiNoKusabi! ^_^) while in manga they are practically equal.

For example, he was almost as enthusiastic about the idea of reviving their mother as Ed. And when there were in that village of miners Al felt absolutely free to say that he was not with Ed to collect more information. And he teased his nii-san a lot! And he wasn’t in love with Winry! And he remembered how to perform alchemy with clapping pretty soon and performed it very impressing!

 Of course, TV have to be simpler to be a commercial success in all strata, but why did the decide to simplify characters?..
hagane_no_mame on August 7th, 2005 05:31 am (UTC)
I would say that the manga pulls the characters off better. I like how Edo grows(he really does physically too XD)mentally and that Al is like an equal to him, instead of the reliant little brother. After all, the difference is only one year. And the fact that he teases Edo is the best! and hes actually got a tiny bit of mischief in him which adds that needed spunk(not that I don't like anime!Al though). Roy is also shown to be more "useful" in the manga, showing that he has talents and wit beyond just snapping fingers. As for the sins, I think Lust was better in the anime. That may be due to certain plot differences though, all the Homunculi in the manga are pure evil and don't seem to have the individuality like they do in the anime.
fortexdfortexd on August 7th, 2005 06:42 am (UTC)
Though, I do love that Havoc's girlfriend just happens to be Lust.

<3 irony.
Cynthia: Readingcsakuras on August 7th, 2005 05:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, but what about Wrath/Bradley? I think recent chapters are showing that he's a bit more complicated on the inside... :)