||[Apr. 8th, 2009|08:44 pm]
Wow. Just saw the first episode of FMAB and the animation is really nice. The action sequences are smooth and gorgeous, and it felt like falling right back in again to the world I loved so much. I have read some of the manga but frankly I don't remember much, so I didn't know what to expect. Lots more gag humor thrown in, which was nice. The thing that bothered me was how choppy the story was. It really threw you in and ran with the characters, as if taking for granted that you'd know them already. It bothered me, even though I knew who everybody was.
I think the best and worst part about Roy's new voice is that it's Miki. It's bad because Miki is so distinctive that I can't help but think "MIKI" every time he opens his mouth. Thus I can't forget that the voice has changed. It's good in that Miki is an awesome voice actor and I figure he'll own the role soon enough. He does comedy VERY WELL so this new series should be right up his alley.
I don't know if I like the opening, but I do like the ending already. I like the song and I love the scratchy drawing style. XD
Speaking of Arakawa Hiromu, he's done a cool cover of the Japanese version of a fantasy book that's coming out soon, The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan. The sad thing is that I didn't recognize the name Arakawa Hiromu. I only realized who she was when I saw the cover and recognized her art. ^^; In any case, the blurb on amazon makes me want to read the book. Unfortunately it's coming out in hardcover first so I'm not sure when I'll ever get around to reading it. Found via bookshop.