Tuesday, February 10, 2009

New Fullmetal Alchemist Trailer: Renewed Fangirling

Yes!!! According to an article posted on Anime News Network today, the official Japanese Fullmetal Alchemist website just posted a trailer for the new series! It's only 16 seconds long...but what a glorious 16 seconds it is. The new series looks like it will be a little darker and more ominously atmospheric than the first one. (Like how Al's leg looks a little more sinewy and flesh-like as it disappears, and the constant dark-lighting being used.) The entire thing is just fabulously grim. *gapes at trailer* Or maybe it's just my overexcited brain over-analyzing. :] *evil grin* Either way, those 16 seconds look great. And I don't know if it's just me, but Edward's character design looks a smidgen closer to the manga than the first series' design was...it'll be interesting to see how much darker the new series is, and how well it will balance the dramatic and morbid elements with FMA's trademark humor, which the first series excelled at.

I love the first series and movie, and I was a nigh obsessive fan girl for it in high school when it was coming out (including buying all of the soundtracks, making an FMA collage- besides getting a poster of Al, who was my favorite character then, and asking for and getting a box set of four Fritz Lang movies for Christmas because he had a cameo in the FMA movie. Yeah... >_>;;). Anyway, I'm ready to fall in love with this story all over again. ^^ <3 After all of the vapid, cloyingly manipulative moe and iyashikei girls and "loser heroes" that have been all the rage, it'll be nice to get back to watching a story about an angry alchemist with a metal arm and leg trying to restore his brother's body through well-intentioned yet dubious means.

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