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Fullmetal Alchemist

Interactive Narrative Project

Clint McClain

on 25 October 2012

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Transcript of Fullmetal Alchemist

MANGA -Writer and Illustrator: Hiromu Arakawa

-Ran from August 2001 to June 2010 in Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan

-108 Chapters grouped into 27 volumes

-Set the "canon" for the entire IP, as it was the original medium for FMA.

-Heavily influenced by European culture, ideals, and history. The setting is an European Industrial Revolution type country divided into five areas. Even the names lack any Japanese allusion.

-The English version is nearly identical except for a few changes to cope with theology. Author? Fullmetal Alchemist Novels Video Games -16 Games (8 English)

-Most split from the main story and include many new characters (which Arakawa designed)

-Predominately Action RPG games with a few exceptions i.e. Prince of the Dawn -Writer/Illustrator
-Hiromu Arakawa

-1 Manga
-2 Anime Series
-2 Films
-10 Novels
-16 Video Games
-1 Trading Card Game
-2 Audio Dramas
-_ Soundtracks
-_ Toys
-_ Fan Fictions
-_ Art Books
-_ Guidebooks

Eleven year lifespan and counting... Themes:

Importance of Family: Including those who aren't necessarily related by blood.

Consequences for our sins.

The balance between what is given and what is received... (Equivalent Exchange).

The "cost" of life. Fullmetal Alchemist Introduction to the IP FMA: Brotherhood -Written by: Sho Aikawa

-October 2003-October 2004

-51 Episodes

-Follows the Manga for the first 28 episodes then it takes its own route.

-Antagonist: Dante

-Homunculi Differences

Thematic Elements...
-A choice is presented
-Family or Morals?

-Written by: Hiroshi Onogi

-April 2009-July 2010

-64 Episodes

-Translation of the Manga. The first few episodes speed through the familiar stuff and then focus on the material not in the first anime adaptation.

-Antagonist: Father(Homunculus)

-Homunculi same as Manga

Thematic Elements...
Same as Manga and perhaps enhanced through the deeper emotion felt in the animation???
Homunculi, Antagonist, Choice, Gateway -10 Novels (5 in English)
-Makoto Inoue 1-8
-Jun Eishima 9-10
-The first six are spin offs from the series. The last four are translations from three PS2 video games in the IP
-Mostly original works with a loose attatchment to canon and some overlap.
-Book 1 informed episodes 11 and 12 of the 2003 anime. Manga
-Fullmetal alchemist
-Fullmetal Alchemist
-FMA Brotherhood
-Land of Sand
-Abducted Alchemist
-Valley of White Petals
-Under the Faraway Sky
-Ties that Bind
-A New Beginning
-Daughter of the Dusk
-Broken Angel
-Curse of the Crimson Elixir
-Girl Who Succeeds God
-Conqueror of Shamballa
-Sacred Star of Milos Games
-Broken Angel
-Curse of the Crimson Elixir
-Girl Who Surpasses God
-Prince of the Dawn
-Daughter of the Dusk
-Dream Carnival
-Stray Rondo
-Sonata of Memories
-Dual Sympathy
-To the Promised Day
-Iron and Flame
-State Alchemy Exam
-State Alchemy Exam
-Two of the games follow the respective stories told in the two anime adaptations, adding a new depth to the story.

-5 OVAs
-Several Fanfics (including plenty crossovers)
-Etc. Pride Lust Gluttony Envy Sloth Wrath Greed Pride Lust Gluttony Envy Sloth Wrath Greed Edward Alphonse Hohenheim Trisha Dante Father
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