Maybe the creator just got bored and decided to add in some Asian people /.___.\ I guess Xing is the equivalent of China in FMA world. __^__ Now there's a crazy little girl with black hair with many braids..with a mini-panda @_@| who praises Ed as god (haven't actually met Ed..or else... >@@|||) She has crazy alchemy skills though ..|||||| and this older man who looks evil with these ANBU-like people (which got beaten by Ed and Al in like..less than 5 minutes .__.||) Both looking for the Philosopher's stone.
Although it's reasonable connection..saying alchemy includes .."making medicine which gives eternal life" from ancient China which I don't know how to say in English >>a
(crazy little girl // evil guy .__.)
(The country Ed and Al is staying at is called "Amestris"? .__.)
The sudden spin-off from the current topic makes the story less unnerving.. |D They already have Armor Barry falling in love with Hawkeye XD Why did he die in anime, though? He plays an important role right about now..
(Dubbed FMA will probably never make it to Canadian TV ..but anyways)