Date: 2017-08-03 07:35 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
You mixed up Ed and Al's names in the introductory summary section.

Re interesting supporting characters: In the first "Fullmetal Alchemist" anime, the producers devoted so much attention to the (usually genuinely important) plot lines revolving around Roy Mustang that he could accurately have been described as the series' secondary protagonist. Of course, that anime was made based on only about the first six volumes of the manga (Arakawa told the producers to make up their own ending), and Roy does get almost as much attention as the Elrics for much of that section of the story. The main difference is that in the first anime, especially, there seems to be a much deeper mutual bond between Roy and both Elrics, despite the fact that Ed is constantly complaining about how egotistical and annoying Roy is. In the manga I thought it came across more as if Ed genuinely hated Roy's guts and wanted to have as little to do with him as possible, although I suppose that could be partly due to the translation.

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Date: 2017-08-03 08:30 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] londonkds
I think that the 2013 publication date is for this triple-size volume, the English translation was published much earlier than that in smaller volumes.

Also, in your fifth paragraph you seem to have got Ed and Al mixed up as to which of them still has a body.

Date: 2017-08-03 11:33 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] seawasp
Yes, I was about to post about that reversal. Ed still has (most of) his body, Al has just a big metal shell.

Date: 2017-08-03 09:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] seawasp
Yes. Thanks.

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