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Fullmetal Alchemist – CM3


The third commercial for the new Fullmetal Alchemist series aired with today’s episode of Gundam 00, and it showed some more footage of the new series, more exciting than the last commercial. Again, I’m not sure if it’s new footage since it’s been ages since I’ve seen the show, but this time there were a lot of the old characters shown including Mustang, Hughes, Armstrong, Hawkeye, Lust, and Gluttony, plus Al and Ed again. Fullmetal Alchemist is slated to replace Gundam 00 starting April 5th, 2009.

February 22, 2009 at 5:13 am
  • February 22, 2009 at 5:18 amUnknownVoice


  • February 22, 2009 at 5:18 amsomedude

    omg looks awesome!

  • February 22, 2009 at 5:21 amUnknownVoice

    And yes its a new footage.

    All it can be deduced from the fact that character designs are more manga-based.

    Most noticeable with Mustang and Riza.

    Also – the animation quality. I am quite sure thats not the old footage.

    However footage itself seems to not be from first episode of new series. If anything, I’d say its mostly OP footage. :)

  • February 22, 2009 at 5:37 amOmni

    UnknownVoice: Ah, I’ve only read small parts of the FMA manga, so that’s good to hear.

  • February 22, 2009 at 5:45 amLight

    Will watch but the animation in the original series was way better i think, or maybe it’s the manga’s style?

  • February 22, 2009 at 6:07 amGilBoy

    The scene in the second 10 appear only in the manga.

  • February 22, 2009 at 6:12 amUnknownVoice


    Yep, if I am right, its in the first chapters where that priest is eaten and Lust Show Spoiler ▼

  • February 22, 2009 at 6:44 amjlyn101

    four words: I Just Can’t Wait! XD

  • February 22, 2009 at 7:08 amKinny Riddle

    Besides Paku Romi returning as Ed, it’s going to be refreshing to hear Kugimiya Rie reprise the tin-can role that made her famous long before she began her loli-tsundere career. lol

  • February 22, 2009 at 7:10 ammutio

    Isn’t the one character with black hair and glasses Show Spoiler ▼

  • February 22, 2009 at 7:24 amUnknownVoice


    Considering this is NOT a continuation, but a remake following manga plot, that person is not deadShow Spoiler ▼

  • February 22, 2009 at 7:39 amdanie

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  • February 22, 2009 at 8:06 amZett

    Fuck there bringing Lust back oh yeah! Maybe they do in the manga but i never read.

  • February 22, 2009 at 9:46 amquigonkenny

    Hmm… A shot of Mustang torching something in an alley. Definitely going the manga route, and that scene should help defray some of the OMGWTF! lost by already knowing some of the spoilers of manga events that also occurred in the original anime.

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    Really liking the move to a style more like the manga…

  • February 22, 2009 at 9:56 amjoko

    Well quigonkenny there’s still a lot of people who haven’t, and there’s us who have, but it’ll still hit ;_;

    so i heard they’ll be doing is from the beginning and manga only. So for those who haven’t read it but have seen the anime, they’ll be quite some changes so everyone should see it again.

  • February 22, 2009 at 9:58 amSplash

    Perhaps its some sort of a swerve and that certain person is either in flashbacks or a new homonucleus?

  • February 22, 2009 at 10:12 amjaalin

    kugimiya rie :D

  • February 22, 2009 at 11:45 amredX

    omg looks gd =O
    but i think i like the animation of the first one still a bit better…edward in the first few seconds looks too cartoonish to me =/

  • February 22, 2009 at 1:10 pmNightflame

    hell… i really liek the idea of having the manga as the main storyset this time… i mean each chapter is so f***ing awesome. so yeah, really looking forward to it. :D
    if i would need to give an indicator for it, i would say that al is showing more action and whats more, the background of the 12th second would remind me more of the manga.

    can’t be sure yet, but still hoping. ^^

  • February 22, 2009 at 1:46 pmJarmel

    I heavily approve. April is going to be godly due to this. The fact that they are basing the character designs more like the manga (as Unknown said, Mustang, Riza, and even Ed in the last photo) means that Bones is serious about sticking to the manga. I can only hope the action sequences are atleast as good as the manga and that we get the manga ending.

  • February 22, 2009 at 1:48 pmAznCoffee

    Yes yes yes! More good news. xD

    I anticipate with excitement. :D

  • February 22, 2009 at 3:16 pmFrank

    AAAAAAAAAAAAA I can’t wait OMG !!

  • February 22, 2009 at 3:45 pmBROOKLYN otaku

    good good GOOOOOD, a worthy replacement. but i also cant tell if thats old footage or not… all we need now is some FULL METAL PANIC!!

  • February 22, 2009 at 4:02 pmSakagami


  • February 22, 2009 at 5:03 pmbk201

    This footage to me looks new. Can’t just Gundamu end now XD

  • February 22, 2009 at 6:08 pmtman

    Will this version of the anime:

    1. Follow the plot of the manga more than the anime?

    2. have Ed being called short humor?

  • February 22, 2009 at 10:45 pmOnijai

    @tman: When did they remove the short humour? It’s always been present.

  • February 22, 2009 at 11:26 pmNorm

    I haven’t read the early chapters of the manga for quite a while, but I remember the first half being close enough to the manga… I’m not sure if I want to sit through all that again…

    On the other hand it may give enough time for the manga to finish b/c it seems close to that point…

  • February 23, 2009 at 12:56 amTJ

    Looking forward to this for sure. The manga is coming to a close and I hope it’ll provide the anime with great ending.

  • February 23, 2009 at 8:15 amjoko

    Even though anime kept close to mange, they still changed plenty and the have to show that Homunculi are not created by failed resurrections,…

    and i think that BECAUSE the manga is ending they’re making the anime so we will have the manga ending.

  • February 23, 2009 at 1:23 pmConfusedGirl29

    It looks like new footage to me, but it was a long time ago I watched FMA too

  • February 23, 2009 at 5:55 pmmahaha

    yaaa i can see new parts such as -0:12

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