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06 March 2006 @ 08:11 am
Anime/Manga=Not OTP?  
The "Open Letter to all Members" and "Frequently Asked Questions" are both locked for some reason, I've searched the memories(when they work *stabs LJ*) but there's almost 1500 memories, so it's possible that I missed it. O_O

Can anyone please direct me to a post/site/whatever that tells us all the differences between the anime/manga and not just ONE chapter specifically? Those are the only entires I''m finding.

I plan to dive into the manga as soon as the anime is over in a few weeks, and I know certain storylines, words, characters were changed/not included in the anime that are in the manga.

I'd like to know about these things ahead of time so that I'm not all "BUH?" when I read it. I've read the recent Chapters along with you guys(death to the Panda and all that jazz, lol) but I plan to start on Chapter 1.

Thanks for any help you can give me!
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
Aubrey Myers: full metal dragonarmaina on March 6th, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC)
I've been considering making a big entry about the differences between the two.
so I'll try to speed that up
Jordan Catalanoprettyveela on March 6th, 2006 06:15 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU! I really want to know ahead of time. :D
Justice for allpuckyducky on March 6th, 2006 05:21 pm (UTC)
Actually, I don't think you'll get all that confused if you just start with chapter 1. That's what I did after seeing the whole series and I had no problems. ^^
Jordan Catalano: Elricprettyveela on March 6th, 2006 06:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah but I heard that certain terms aren't the same in the Manga. Like for example the Gate isn't called the gate in the manga and just the anime? Something like that. I don't want to read it and be like "Why do they keep calling the gate XYZ?" lol
angsty lemon ukewabisuke on March 6th, 2006 06:54 pm (UTC)
There's not a huge leap since it is originally called The Door instead of The Gate. And the anime isn't very different from the manga until about halfway through where Greed and Ed have their fight. That's when it starts branching off and if you're starting from the very beginning, you shouldn't have trouble.
Kim: Heine: Ehnefadol on March 6th, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC)
Here a couple topics at hagaren_manga that might be helpful. They don't cover everything, but are very thorough.

Anime-Manga timeline comparison
General Differences

Hopefully this helps some. There are so many differences, that it would take quite some time to list them all. They are essentially two different series with a similiar foundation and characters. It's best to just read the manga to see for yourself. ^_^
Jordan Catalanoprettyveela on March 8th, 2006 08:54 pm (UTC)
thank you so much!
inane_nana on March 6th, 2006 10:18 pm (UTC)
tidbits of information that no one cares about. +_+
armaina will probably do a much better (and thorough job, but I'm going to try to give you a rundown of the stuff that troubled me when I watched the anime (which I did after reading the manga) Highlight for spoilers.

- Edward is not Roy's subordinate, and he doesn't accept 'missions' from Mustang. Apparently he's been granted enough ressources to pursue his research as he pleases, even though the 'official' purpose of his research within the military is not known.

- Roy doesn't meet the Elrics on the night of the transmutation, but rather some time later (anything between a couple of days to a couple of weeks) and he immediately recognizes Ed's array as a human transmutation. (btw, we still don't know how on earth Roy recognized the array. Granted it was al bloody and he could have simply reacted to the gore, but then >_>) There aren't half as many short-jokes in the manga (thank goodness *_*;)

I'm not sure if this is also the case in the anime, but initially Roy's intention was to garner fame and glory for discovering a talented alchemist. He has trouble with names and calls Edward Fullmetal because, well, he can't remember the short kid's name, darnit. ^^;

- Hughes participated in the Ishbal war. It's probably where he met Roy-tachi. He's also substentially more crude in his language than in the anime.

- Ed likes milk Just kidding. :d

Now, for even more useless information XD

- Rose only shows up in Liore and doesn't come up anytime later. Moreover, there is no 'rebellion' in Liore following the Elric's actions. (iirc)

- Edward doens't spend nearly as much time angsting and solves absolutely *everything* with his fists until Al stops him. He also has a goth-like sense of fashion/art/stuff when he transmutes stuff. He's creepy sometimes *luffs creepy!Ed*

- The story doesn't start with The Night. What happened unfolds later in the mmanga.

- The doors of truth (basically the Gate in the manga) actually has some kind of creature (I dunt wanna say 'human' or kid, or whatever >_>) inside that has stolen Ed's limbs. So far he's known as the Truth.

- Roy's flirtatious habits are not as emphasized, nor is his father/son(s) relationship with the Elrics. He's also dorky like you wouldn't believe badass. Very BADASS. XD *is a shameless Roy!fangirl*

- Hughes' screetime is severely reduced. ;_; Alicia's birth is not part of the storyline.

- The homunculi are proud of their nature. Some are 'human based' but we don't know about the others. But it wouldn't come to their mind to want to 'become human'.

- Father creeps me out. A lot more than Dante.

- The Fifth lab arc is just a blimp on the storyline. A itty bitty blimp. Nice and cute blimp, but itty blimp nonetheless.

- Winry kicks ass. Izumi even more so. ^^;

Okay, okay. I realize this was crappy. But heck it was fun to write down. XD
Jessiscah_rambles on March 7th, 2006 08:46 am (UTC)
Re: tidbits of information that no one cares about. +_+
just a blimp on the storyline. A itty bitty blimp.

I suspect you mean "blip" - particularly seeing as a "blimp" is a zeppelin... =P
inane_nana on March 7th, 2006 09:03 am (UTC)
Re: tidbits of information that no one cares about. +_+
and that is why i am an idiot. yes, that's what i meant. thanks for pointing it out
Jordan Catalanoprettyveela on March 8th, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC)
Re: tidbits of information that no one cares about. +_+
lol thank you so much! And no I don't mind being spoiled. :)
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Jordan Catalanoprettyveela on March 8th, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC)
thanks. :)