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16 September 2006 @ 07:30 pm
Regarding Den  
So I got the Movie DVD today at Borders.  Chcik who rang me out said it was like the 3rd copy they'd sold in like an hour.  Lady behind me sees the name, and remarks that her granddaughter is into it too.

Got a Porfiles book too.  Squee!  It's like the only non-DVD/Graphic Novel FMA merchandise I've seen at the local mall since I got that Ed Blanket a few months ago (the nice warm fuzzy one that cost me $12).

But anyway.  I've seen this brought up a few times here and there, and I just have to ask.

I've seen many people mention that Den is Female.  HOWEVER, the few instances where I have seen Den's gender listed as a Male (including said book I mentioned above).

So, which is it?

As I said, it's not often its brought up, but I've never seen any evidence of Den being female except by word of other people.

Is there actualy viable proof of either claim ANYWHERE?

EDIT:  Futher toward the end of the book, Den is refered to as Female.  Geez...you'd think they'd make up their minds on this!
Kalika Maxwellkalikamaxwell on September 16th, 2006 11:42 pm (UTC)
*frown* I've never heard it said Den is female. I thought it was Hayate who was female.
Kalika Maxwellkalikamaxwell on September 16th, 2006 11:43 pm (UTC)
ETA: And I have no idea where I picked this up, I've just 'known' this for the last two years. OMG what if I was living a lie? D:
Treebenttheleaningelm on September 17th, 2006 12:06 am (UTC)
Black Hayate is male. Den is female. There was an omake where Black Hayate tries to hit on Den, but failed. :D
Grygongrygon on September 17th, 2006 06:01 am (UTC)
poor Den. i know of at least 2 instances in the anime where she is most definetly a he (his wee wee is showing, just a little "bump" that says "male" to me).

though the anime has a bad case of "lets change everything", huh?
Treebenttheleaningelm on September 17th, 2006 06:03 am (UTC)
Serious? I've never paid that much attention(good eyes, you!).

haha. Can't argue w/ you there. :P
Grygongrygon on September 17th, 2006 06:16 am (UTC)
the ending that focuses mostly on Den and Winry- Den is on his back playing with Win's hand (she's sleeping in a chair). it's fairly obvious there, he's on his back.

that other one i can't recall where exactly, it was in an episode... though i'm sure it shows in more than 2 cases in the eps.

and that's what i love about this fandom- if the manga and anime were exactly alike i'd be so bored. i'm glad they're different. :)
Treebenttheleaningelm on September 17th, 2006 06:21 am (UTC)
I'm sure they do it just for the fans. What would there to talk about two years after the anime ended if it were otherwise? xD

Once again, kudos to you for spotting it! I'm going to have to go back and watch that.
L. L. SHIROregeneration on September 17th, 2006 07:57 pm (UTC)
OMG, your icon. It's...it's ultimate win!!
Treebenttheleaningelm on September 17th, 2006 08:12 pm (UTC)
^^;; Thanks!

Your icon made me laugh out loud. XD
L. L. SHIROregeneration on September 17th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC)
Ah, I didn't make mine, heheh. It was made by flamika For some reason, I used my Death Note icon on FMA stuff, and vice versa today...must be one of those days! XD
goddess_emilygoddess_emily on September 17th, 2006 12:23 am (UTC)
Your icon is really cool! What show is that from?
Cynthia: Enlightenedcsakuras on September 17th, 2006 03:47 am (UTC)
Nope, Den is female. It's written in the second Perfect Guide. :D And Hayate is male.
pikachuashnat on September 16th, 2006 11:42 pm (UTC)
Isn't it that Den is male in the anime... and female in the manga? I can't remember where I heard that, though. o_O
Kim: Brotherskirarakim on September 16th, 2006 11:45 pm (UTC)
Den is female. In the first artbook Arakawa did a spread of all the female characters Den was included. :)
goddess_emilygoddess_emily on September 17th, 2006 12:22 am (UTC)
I just wanted to tell you that I love your icon! Who is that? I know this has nothing to do with what you were saying but I just wanted to tell you.
Jerusha: FMA - Ed Genius at Workredushab on September 17th, 2006 12:27 am (UTC)
I love your icon, Hunny is adorable! XD
sdfg: what! o_o roy XDs91_cat_lover on September 17th, 2006 12:41 am (UTC)
o_o I did not know that. I never looked into it but I assumed male... I suppose the name seemed to be more on the male side to me... this comes as a shock... but now.... >D I can have me fun with Den/Hayate muwahahahahahaha!!!!
wildwolfwind2_0 on September 17th, 2006 01:46 am (UTC)
Den is actually related to Envy. No gender.
takarifreak: Idiotstakarifreak on September 17th, 2006 01:49 am (UTC)
Lol, I was starting to think that too!

From now on, I'm calling Den a "Shim". XD
Cynthia: Readingcsakuras on September 17th, 2006 03:46 am (UTC)
In the character encyclopedia of the 2nd Perfect Guide, it is stated clearly that Den is female. The part where they refer to Den as male in the Profiles is probably because the translators themselves weren't aware of the fact. Hopefully they'll fix it when they bring over the PG2.
Staunch Heliocentrist: FMAannepackrat on September 17th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
Lol, so I technically am cosplaying a girl when I do Den in January. Neat.
anmbcuconnfananmbcuconnfan on September 23rd, 2006 06:09 am (UTC)
Umm I know it's random, but.... You have an Ed Blanket? Where did you get it, and do you know where i can get one? I made FMA sheets and pillows, and I'd LOVE to have a blanket to complement it....