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25 September 2009 @ 12:08 am
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I've watched Fullmetal Alchemist on t.v. and I own season 1 part 1 of the box set. I still don't get who this guy is and how he fits into the whole story. Who the heck is he???



I'm guessing if you've only watched the completely americanized version of FMA, you'd have no idea who he is. I've been trying to figure out who some of the "extra" characters are. I'm still clueless.  -__-  Is he even is the graphic novels?
 
 
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Aveonaaveona on September 25th, 2009 07:16 am (UTC)
Here's a bit of info: Ling Yao. Yes he's from the manga .
dark_paradise2dark_paradise2 on September 27th, 2009 06:30 am (UTC)
that helps somewhat. I'm still kinda confused because I just found out there's even more characters I didn't know about. o.O Like father. His profile seems fReAkY. *shivers*
(no subject) - aveona on September 27th, 2009 06:34 am (UTC) (Expand)
デンジ。volkner on September 25th, 2009 07:18 am (UTC)
They've announced that they were doing a second adaptation of the anime that'll revolve around the manga more a while ago. What you're watching is the first adaptation.

But yeah, at the above comment, he's one of the characters of the original manga.
dark_paradise2dark_paradise2 on September 27th, 2009 06:36 am (UTC)
is the 2nd adaptation in the process of being translated to English or is it already done? Are they even translating it or is there just subtitle? Can I buy it on DVD?

Sorry for all the questions. I thought I knew this anime inside and out, and I just found out I was 100% wrong.
PikaBot: inazumapikabot on September 25th, 2009 07:19 am (UTC)
RosaLuirosalui on September 25th, 2009 08:08 am (UTC)
He arrived in the anime a few episodes ago - he's a prince from Xing who's seeking the Philosopher's Stone.

In other words, be a bit patient, and you'll see soon enough, yeah? ^^'
dark_paradise2dark_paradise2 on September 27th, 2009 06:49 am (UTC)
so has just been put into the anime? I wasn't sure if he had always been in anime or if the U.S. dubs had just decided to rip us all off and give us half the story.
(no subject) - rosalui on September 27th, 2009 07:10 am (UTC) (Expand)
inebriated genius ⇆ [ fine line from insanity ]: Gareki - Unimpressedshouei on September 25th, 2009 09:12 am (UTC)
He's originally from the manga. The second adaptation of the anime is made to follow the manga's plot more closely than the first, that's why he's in there. He has quite an important role in the story, so just be patient.
dzioo: BOBdzioo on September 25th, 2009 09:14 am (UTC)
if you don't read the manga, you'll have no idea who he is^^ I'd recommend buying original volumes, he appeared in vol.8 :)
dark_paradise2: triumph - skyconsdark_paradise2 on September 27th, 2009 06:51 am (UTC)
okay thanks. I'm going to look up the manga right now and start reading. ^_^
Wolfsjunges: FMA: UGHGHG BEAT YOU (K is srsly Ling)driftwoodwings on September 25th, 2009 09:23 am (UTC)
Ahhh that's Ling like everyone else pretty much explained. :} He's in the manga and new series/Brotherhood. As a late comer to the manga (last fall)... I was really surprised how much chemistry and how well Ed and Ling just.. roll the story along in some parts. I was even kind of ">:|.. why was he not in the first series ffft!" Trust me, you won't be disappointed in him. <3


..yes the icon is of Edward beating Ling with his ripped off auto-mail arm limb :D.

Edited at 2009-09-25 09:25 am (UTC)
A Severe Lack of Pinwheels: ed and ling - WHAMMYvwl on September 25th, 2009 11:55 am (UTC)
YAY FOR LING GETTING BEATEN WITH AUTOMAIL IN ICONS
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO <3 <3 <3
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A Severe Lack of Pinwheels: ed and ling - WHAMMYvwl on September 25th, 2009 11:54 am (UTC)
LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING~

Only one of the best characters in the series ;_; <3 <3 <3
(yes I have an icon of Ed beating him with automail too 8D )
tir_synni: steppingstooltir_synni on September 26th, 2009 01:59 am (UTC)
Every time I see that icon I just have to stop and stare a while. XD
(no subject) - vwl on September 26th, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC) (Expand)
au contraire: FMA - Al >:D__pants__ on September 25th, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC)
It's Ling Yao, a prince of Xing =D He's awesome.

If you'd like to to read the manga, it's all translated up to the most recent chapter here, ^^. I ♥ the manga so much, and highly recommend it.
dark_paradise2dark_paradise2 on September 28th, 2009 04:19 am (UTC)
Someone told me Ling comes into the plot around chapter 35 so I started reading there. Could you catch me up to speed with the plot? Why is Berry the Chopper being retained in a hideout with Falman? And is Ling a homunculus or is there Greed from the anime and Ling is a completely separate character?
(no subject) - __pants__ on September 28th, 2009 08:38 am (UTC) (Expand)
cryingcat613 on September 25th, 2009 01:25 pm (UTC)
Basically, like everyone else explained, he's Ling. In the first anime, the story goes off in a different direction from the manga (which was first - the anime was adapted from it) at around episode 25 (give or take a few details). The second anime, which they will be dubbing and releasing in America, is sticking with the manga's storyline.
redrose999: Al smileredrose999 on September 25th, 2009 01:46 pm (UTC)
There are two different FMA series. The first is the Dante story told in Japan years ago. The second, follows the manga a little more closely. The chap in question is named Ling, he's a prince from the Eastern Country of Xing. He's in the Manga.

It's not Americanized, Trust me, there wasn't any 7 Zark 7, The stuff I grew up, was Americanized, chopped up, shuffled around and stories completely rewritten. We've come a long way from the 70s-80s.




Edited at 2009-09-25 01:47 pm (UTC)
militsa: Alphonse pleased with selfmilitsa on September 25th, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
LOLOL 7 Zark 7. Battle of the Planets ftw. I haven't thought about that series in...more years than I care to say. I grew up on that insane badly dubbed 70's crap too XD
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dark_paradise2dark_paradise2 on September 27th, 2009 07:11 am (UTC)
I finished watching the first one and the movie to top it off. Based on reading the description of the 2nd version, I think it'll be even better.

I'm still on dial up so there's no way I can watch anything from any website (lame, I know).

The movie's ending I wasn't too happy about. -_-
fullmetalrose: Ed blinkfullmetalrose on September 25th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
As you have read above its Ling but he is only in the mangaverse and in the new anime series FMA: Brotherhood which follows the manga very closely.

The first anime and manga go in different directions so you can't even compare the stories as they do not have the same characters i.e. Lyra and Dante are NOT in the manga and Sloth, Wrath and Pride are different in the manga vs the first anime. Also if you have gotten far enough Frank Archer is only in the first anime so far.
dark_paradise2dark_paradise2 on September 27th, 2009 07:13 am (UTC)
I'm really hating this. I wish they all went the same direction. It's very costly having to buy another boxset of fma just to see the "real" one.
♬ hot [ & ]  d a n g e r o u s ♬: pic#92151973murdering on September 25th, 2009 05:47 pm (UTC)
You should check out the manga.
never seen by waking eyes.: yui ೡ blaaaaaaaahbodyline on September 25th, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
I love how everyone just assumes this person is going to like Ling as if there aren't people out there that don't.
amethyst_koneko: Ed flailing throwing a fitamethyst_koneko on September 26th, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm one of those who do not like Ling, hate him in fact. It's so annoying when some people try to cram their likes down other people's throats. :P
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