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Re: If you were made into a homunculus today...
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2017, 06:23:52 PM »
Shit sorry @Lanko and @Nora . I was trying not to explain anything but then the gifs slipped out wo me thinking. I just tagged it. Lanko I watched the whole thing by not sleeping or leaving my bed for 3 days it's actually free on YouTube! (Or it was in 2011 when I watched it)

@Nora you're an anime nerd but FMA doesn't seem like your style and those three were in my writing group.

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Re: If you were made into a homunculus today...
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2017, 08:33:04 PM »
FMA not my style? I think you have a very odd vision of what is my style, if you think I'd not be into one of the best plotted and drawn series ever produced
My book reading does not reflect my manga reading at all, not to mention anime.

I've read the FMA books many times over the years, and watch anime of every sort constantly. I read romance (heck one of my favourite series is a normal romance, MARS), school life, sff (which is super umbrella in manga. But like, Akira, Domu, Fruits Basket...), weird Japanese modern, shonen, seinen, horror, even some good old yaoi or sports and game based manga. Was a fan of Hikaru no Go the moment it hit the shelves, for example.
I even watch and read good trashy stuff like Nanatsu no Taizai and Attack on titan.

I grew up reading/watching CLAMP (Sakura card captor, Knit Rayearth, Chobits, X), Sailor Moon, along with Ranma 1/2 and more mecha anime, Dragon ball, What's Michael (awesome 80s book about a cat), samurai stories (loads of them)...
Huge fan of trigun, cowboy bebop, the good old 90s shit...

Do you know that Hiromu Arakawa, who did FMA, has an amazing ongoing manga called Silver Spooon, about a tokyo boy who gets into an agricultural school just to get away from home and ends up getting into it and changing the lives of those around him? Amazing series.
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Re: If you were made into a homunculus today...
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2017, 08:58:15 PM »

Do you know that Hiromu Arakawa, who did FMA, has an amazing ongoing manga called Silver Spooon, about a tokyo boy who gets into an agricultural school just to get away from home and ends up getting into it and changing the lives of those around him? Amazing series.

If you are a fan of "Silver Spoon," you have got to see "Moyashimon: Tales of Agriculture." Another one of my favorites!
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Re: If you were made into a homunculus today...
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2017, 09:24:54 PM »
No I haven't! Will do though. But have you read Wolf and Spice? :D
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Re: If you were made into a homunculus today...
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2017, 10:40:51 PM »
No I haven't! Will do though. But have you read Wolf and Spice? :D
You mean, "Spice and Wolf," by Hasekura?

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Re: If you were made into a homunculus today...
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2017, 10:52:42 PM »
Hah! Yes, I know it under Ookami to Koushinryou as a manga, so might have scrambled that. Have not bothered with the anime. When the anime isn't likely to bring a lot to the story I tend to be happy having read the manga. Few boast the dual quality of Akira or the recent Koe no Katachi (your voice). Often the anime is both not as well drawn and not as well plotted.
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Re: If you were made into a homunculus today...
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2017, 11:10:49 PM »
Hah! Yes, I know it under Ookami to Koushinryou as a manga, so might have scrambled that. Have not bothered with the anime. When the anime isn't likely to bring a lot to the story I tend to be happy having read the manga. Few boast the dual quality of Akira or the recent Koe no Katachi (your voice). Often the anime is both not as well drawn and not as well plotted.

You are correct, "His and Her's Circumstances" is a clear example of how a manga can be superior.  The first few episodes of His and Her's are brilliant, then it becomes the worst anime in all of history. That said, Miyazaki and Tezuka prove the power of Anime.

I started out a fan of Astro Boy back in the mid 60's so I am mostly an anime Fan who goes to the manga when I have to have more of a series.
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Re: If you were made into a homunculus today...
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2017, 12:10:17 AM »
Regarding watching it, I'm still on manga volume 12 of it. But I remember I did watch Ep.1 looong ago and it was vastly different from anything that happened in the manga.
Then later I discovered there's 2 or 3 versions of Fullmetal Alchemist animation and somehow the gifs seemed much better drawn and animated than in the episode I watched.
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Re: If you were made into a homunculus today...
« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2017, 12:53:47 AM »
Wait! Did no one notice that @m3mnoch made a guest appearance?!  :o

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Re: If you were made into a homunculus today...
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2017, 05:19:56 AM »
Regarding watching it, I'm still on manga volume 12 of it. But I remember I did watch Ep.1 looong ago and it was vastly different from anything that happened in the manga.
Then later I discovered there's 2 or 3 versions of Fullmetal Alchemist animation and somehow the gifs seemed much better drawn and animated than in the episode I watched.

You need to watch FMA Brotherhood-- f$#$k the other versions

Hah! Yes, I know it under Ookami to Koushinryou as a manga, so might have scrambled that. Have not bothered with the anime. When the anime isn't likely to bring a lot to the story I tend to be happy having read the manga. Few boast the dual quality of Akira or the recent Koe no Katachi (your voice). Often the anime is both not as well drawn and not as well plotted.

You are correct, "His and Her's Circumstances" is a clear example of how a manga can be superior.  The first few episodes of His and Her's are brilliant, then it becomes the worst anime in all of history. That said, Miyazaki and Tezuka prove the power of Anime.

I started out a fan of Astro Boy back in the mid 60's so I am mostly an anime Fan who goes to the manga when I have to have more of a series.

Have either of you two read Gantz?

Ugggghhh, @tebakutis and @m3mnoch @Henry Dale  I need some back up here!
I'm just assuming you guys know what a homunculus is...



um.  sorry.

i'm a d&d nerd, so this is my version of a homunculus:
http://www.d20srd.org/srd/monsters/homunculus.htm

so i fo' sho' wouldn't want to be one.


I do love d&d but oooh m3m you gotta watch FMA.  It's industrial revolution era i think you might like it

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Re: If you were made into a homunculus today...
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2017, 08:57:25 AM »
I read Gantz, but didn't finish. It bored me. I wasn't connecting that much to the MC either.
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Re: If you were made into a homunculus today...
« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2017, 10:47:47 AM »
Judging from my temperament and personality, probably a combination of Wrath and Sloth, heheh.  ;D By the way, thumbs up for FMA Brotherhood! It's one of my most favorite animes of all time too. Hearing anyone mentioned it reminds me of all the great memories.

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Re: If you were made into a homunculus today...
« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2017, 02:35:44 PM »
The Gantz that I picked up was a bit more "H" than I was prepared for. My prudish nature keeps me away from a lot of literature. 
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