Now ask me how epic the first episode was.
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.
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.
The series, by the way, is supposedly subtitled "Brotherhood" from what I've read.
New Cast of Fullmetal Alchemist
A while back, news broke that for the new FMA series, based closer to the original Hiromu Arakawa manga than the first television series, the Japanese voice actresses Romi Paku and Rie Kugimiya would be reprising their roles as Edward and Alphonse Elric, respectively. This was met with much celebration from fans of the first series, such as myself, as they were great in those roles. However, now there's confirmation that while some other voice talent are returning to their roles in the new series, others are not.
Here's some of the new cast (replacements noted with credits):
And yeah, Romi Paku and Rie Kugimiya will be returning to their roles as Edward and Alphonse.