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12 August 2005 @ 01:56 am
Quick (spoilery!) question...  

Okay, the other day I was rewatching the early episodes of the dubbed FMA (gotta get ready for the new ones in Sept! ^^) and I actually sat through 'Ready Steady Go' instead of fast-forwarding....and then I noticed something.

At the very end of the opening, there's a picture of the flamel drawn in blood... and if you look closer, it's actually drawn over an array. Isn't that the array from Episode 42? Now, I haven't seen any of the episodes after 35 or so, and those were raw Japanese, so I didn't understand everything going on. I only happened upon the pics of the flamel!array by accident, but I thought, "hey, cool! An array with a flamel in it! *clicksave*" I find it...interesting that the same array would possibly show up in Ready Steady Go, especially since by ep. 42 the original version is on Undo, if not Rewrite.

Anyway, sorry to ramble. Is that the same array or not? And if it is, why would they put it into the second opening? Foreshadowing? Something cooler?

Captain Chrismyuutsuuman on August 12th, 2005 07:53 am (UTC)
o.o Looking at the creditless openings and they really don't appear to be the same.
dzioodzioo on August 12th, 2005 07:55 am (UTC)
i think it's atually the same array that was used to kill greed and lust only in eps the flamel symbol was an actual part of the circle.
Ragweed the Dwergiragweedtd on August 12th, 2005 08:37 am (UTC)
It's the array used to seal a homonculus. The Flamel Cross is a part of the arry.
whisperitlikeit’sasecret。dusk on August 12th, 2005 04:53 pm (UTC)
I;ve found that they often like to put foreshadowing into the OP's and End sequences. For example, in the "Tobira no Mukou He" sequence, there is a picture of Mustang from Episode 25, crying. And in the "Kesenai Tsumi" ending, it shows Ed and Al after Scar broke Al and broke Ed's arm. *nods*
reversing the polarity of the neutron flow: Buffon [hey i saw that!]x nazgul5shinraisei on August 12th, 2005 05:34 pm (UTC)
Actually, in all those quick image flashes near the end of Tobira no Mukou e, they're all foreshadowing.

There's even a shot of Hughes' last moment in there too. (Not when he gets shot but beforehand when he's looking very very shocked)
whisperitlikeit’sasecret。dusk on August 12th, 2005 07:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah, i noticed that. I was just using that one specific one as an example. ^^
Captain Chrismyuutsuuman on August 12th, 2005 07:23 pm (UTC)
I'd say it's pretty much because of the fact that the events occured in the manga already at that time and the anime was getting in gear to mimic what occured in the manga. >_>;
whisperitlikeit’sasecret。dusk on August 12th, 2005 07:38 pm (UTC)
Well, and it's not like they were there the whole time, most of them were quick flashes. For all those that dont read the manga.... XD
Look for me with the sun bright sparrow ##: This kid's gonna SNAP!violent_aki on August 12th, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC)
That and the fact that Tobira no Mukou e actually translates to "Beyond the Gate/Door" should be enough spoilers, if you actually bother to read the lyrics or pay attention to the title XP