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03 November 2009 @ 06:15 pm
A strange, nerver-seeen before artbook xD  
Newbie here! (though stalker for some timeXD)

I have a question. I found this in a Spanish forum, and I'm tempted to buy it, but I wanna know what it is and if it's official or chinese or...whateverXD
I've never seen this before, and I wondered if you guys have:

http://img7.imageshack.us/i/fotos075fv3.jpg/

http://img514.imageshack.us/i/fotos071zl1.jpg/

Thanks in advance!



edit: oh, and if anyone could please tell me how to post pics directly so as not to do this retarded and bothersome thing for you againXD
 
 
Toraneko: FMA - OSHI-darkyo on November 3rd, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
The inside flap and the fact that it's in Chinese text sounded my bootleg alarm. It's probably not official.

This is the code to display images (remove the spaces after the brackets)
< img src=http://yoururlhere.com/image.jpg >
sara_rojosara_rojo on November 3rd, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! And at the end </img>, right?

And thank you. i've been saved of being tricked and buying this ^^
(my purse thanks you tooXD)
El Profesoroheterodog on November 3rd, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
You don't have to close the tag, just as darkyo said < img src=http://blahblah.com/image.jpg > and the image will show.
armor-alchemistarmoralchemist on November 3rd, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
VERY likely a Chinese bootleg artbook. Don't bother buying it.
Jaedison Yui: Jean/Roy<3blackspandex on November 4th, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
Listen to Armor and the rest.

They're not steering you wrong.


...
Though now I'm curious lol.
pyrat_xo on November 3rd, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
might also be official taiwanese version merch? i wouldnt buy it before getting a look inside, though.
armor-alchemist: Liechtensteinarmoralchemist on November 5th, 2009 04:22 am (UTC)
It's written in Simplified Chinese, hence it's unlikely to be a Taiwanese version [They use Traditional Chinese as their official language].

And Taiwan releases bootleg mangas too. So something being released in Taiwan doesn't mean it's official. Taiwan has very loose copyright laws. A lot of bootleg music CDs you find overseas are made in Taiwan.
pyrat_xo on November 5th, 2009 04:25 am (UTC)
is the manga in taiwan bootleg? i thought most of it was officially translated like in the US hahahah

and i just noticed the simplified, yeah

-- it's not shiny enough to be official, either ffff

some bootleg stuff is really cool tho ):
armor-alchemistarmoralchemist on November 5th, 2009 05:39 am (UTC)
Not all manga in Taiwan are bootlegs. Those that obtained proper license are official, of course... There are 2 sides of the coin everywhere. Some publishers do it the proper way and officially, some are just sneaky and make bootlegs.
sara_rojosara_rojo on November 5th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you all for your help ^^

I told the person who sold it, in the improbable case that he/she didn't know, that it was unofficial merch. Again, thank you, you saved me 20€ ^^