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Fullmetal Alchemist Manga vs First TV Series - ROUND TWO
In this round, I'll cover comparisons between chapters 4-8 and the episodes that correspond to the events in them. It's in this volume of the manga, volume 2, that Scar first appears and menaces the State Alchemists, and it all happens in "present" time, meaning none of it in a flashback like in the anime. The incident where Ed gets his automail broken by Scar comes shortly after the Tucker incident. In the first series, the Tucker incident occurs in a flashback, so chronologically, Scar's main attack in Central doesn't occur until around the time Ed and Al encounter Dr. Marcoh. Also, Marcoh isn't killed shortly after the encounter by Lust and Gluttony in the manga like in the anime.
Fullmetal Alchemist Manga vs First TV Series - ROUND ONE
Hiromu Arakawa's long running manga, Fullmetal Alchemist, has had the luxury of not only being extremely popular both in Japan and here in the U.S., but recieving two anime adaptations. The first was helmed by director Seiji Mizushima in 2003, and ran for 51 episodes. The second will air this year, helmed by Yasuhiro Irie. The two series were/are productions of Studio Bones, known for its high quality productions.
Expect a Fullmetal Alchemist Week this week, with Anime Moments all from FMA and a manga-to-anime comparison! Also, expect a bit of commentary on each episode of the new series here.
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Looking forward to this, hardcore. I liked the manga and first series equally, but if they keep at this quality, I may like this series even more than the first.