A very kind person named naomier was wonderful enough to share with me a bit of a rare treat. I didn't know about this (only heard about it on the community recently) but apparently a while back, a drama CD was made for the first novel, "Sareki no Daichi" ("Gravel Earth" by the fansubbers, "Land of Sand" by Viz), which was the novel upon which the storyline involving the Tringham brothers, the two-parter in the anime, was based. I'm guessing this drama CD was made before the anime cast was set, however, because in this drama, Ed and Al are NOT played by Paku Romi and Kugimiya Rie (but Russell and Fletcher have the same voices they had in the anime). I kid you not. Instead, the cast list looks like this:
Edward Elric: Minagawa Junko (Eichizen Ryoma, Prince of Tennis; Aoyagi Ritsuka, Loveless)
Alphonse Elric: Kusaka Chihiro (Shirai, Mermaid Melody Pitchi Pitchi Pitch)
Russell Tringham: Okano Kousuke
Fletcher Tringham: Arakawa Minako
This is seriously one of the weirdest things I've ever heard in my life. XDDDDDD Ed sounds more GIRLY and Al sounds older and more masculine. It's totally, totally bizarre. Not BAD, not in the slightest, just BIZARRE.
(Paku Romi and Kugimiya Rie will always be Ed and Al to me XDDDDD;;;)
Anyway, I know a couple of people on this comm were looking for this specifically and I thought everyone else would like to hear it too, so I've got a YSI link here for ya and I'll start working on another one in case this one runs out: http://s7.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3T16LBWXRRUHD1I4PA87GWUIIT
(Even though YSI was being a stupid @#)$*)%# this morning >.<)
As a note, this is the first volume in a series of drama CDs (the same one that The Scars of the Unforgiven belongs to) that Shounen GanGan put out. The rest of the drama CDs have the regular anime cast. This drama CD and the second in the series will be up on my music post very soon (as soon as I get all the html'ing done). The Scars of the Unforgiven is already available for download there, along with two other dramas (which I think were specials(?) put out by Shounen GanGan: Ogtare of the Mist and The Crown Jewel of Heaven): http://www.livejournal.com/users/kaitou_marina/138700.html
Enjoy the weirdness! XDDDDD;;;
EDIT: Oh, and while I'm posting, I'll announce here that on cdjapan.co.jp, they have a FOURTH Hagaren Housoukyoku CD (Take 4) listed for release on October 19th, which will feature the voice actors of Greed and Havoc as guests and have a remixed version of "BOY FRIENDS!"
EEEEEEEE! GREEDO AND HABO LOVE! <3
And now I'm done XD