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« on: March 07, 2007, 08:45:30 pm »

I'm slightly amazed that this series hasn't been mentioned here before (and Last exile for that matter), I've noticed quite a few steam elements in the series, Automail, steam powered rifles (at least I think they are steam powered), and the majority of the technology shown in the movie (especially ed's arm and leg).
for that matter wouldn't alchemy fit in well with steampunk? granted it would make inventing things really easy if you had the proper ammounts of whatever you're trying to create.

so anyone elce notice these things, or am I just crazy?
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2007, 09:06:22 pm »

Aye, ye have a good point thar.
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2007, 10:41:36 pm »

Yay, and is a damn good series
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2007, 10:43:25 pm »

Liked the movie, too, I did.
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2007, 11:02:32 pm »

That series is amazing. I've watched through it many times, as well as the movie. It truly is amazing. As well as the use of alchemy.
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2007, 11:14:57 pm »

I've heard some rumblings about this series, but have yet to check it out...
Steampunk AND alchemy? Sounds great.
Any recommendations on whether it would be better to start with the series or the movie? Huh
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2007, 11:53:32 pm »

I enjoy the series as well, but to me, the ultimate in "magical steampunk" is still "Sakura Wars"
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2007, 11:58:11 pm »

Any recommendations on whether it would be better to start with the series or the movie? Huh
Series, because the movie is based on events that happen AFTER the series. Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2007, 01:44:52 am »

I enjoy the series as well, but to me, the ultimate in "magical steampunk" is still "Sakura Wars"

Sakura Taisen is also very good, I was eventually going to do a list of steampunk animes though I'll have to think on some of them, Trigun is more retro-futurism, but um...yeah.

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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2007, 03:06:34 am »

Well, Last Exile HAS been mentioned in the Movies & TV thread...FMA is a good series, and I too, am surprised no one's mentioned it.
(I'm surprised I didn't mention it!)
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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2007, 01:11:48 pm »

I really enjoy "Full Metal Alchemist," though the influence feels a little more Edwardian than Victorian to me. I think that turning a form of magic into a bureaucracy is... dead on.  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2007, 03:01:56 pm »

I just found this thread; I have loved Full Metal Alchemist for some time now.

The series focuses on the alchemical elements of Edward and Al's world, and is very enjoyable. There is decidedly less steampunk influence, although we do have a delightful female mechanic who works on Ed's biomechanical arm.

The movie, "Conqueror of Shambala," is absolutely great. It takes place in what looks to be the early 1930's or 1940's, but there is a LOT of steam influence. I love how they translate Ed's arm over to a mechanical prosthesis. Alchemy is gone in this world... or is it?

Both are great, although it is strongly recommended to have the background of the series before watching the movie. It'll just make more sense and have more personal meaning.
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« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2007, 09:07:18 pm »

Both are great, although it is strongly recommended to have the background of the series before watching the movie. It'll just make more sense and have more personal meaning.

Not to mention if you watch the movie first, you may be spoiling about half the series for yourself, if that's something you're worried about. (I know I am!)

Na ja, as far as personal meaning goes. Without saying much, the series has an excellent ending, I think, but still leaves you wanting in some areas, which are resolved in the wonderful movie. Plus, I think certain elements of the movie were complete fan pandering. (I saw the movie at the maybe second or third ever screening of the dub last Otakon, in a large room full of rabid fans. You notice these things. ^^)

Great series though. Probably is one of my favorites.
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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2007, 10:56:22 pm »

So, nobody noticed the steam powered cars?
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« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2007, 03:16:26 pm »

So, nobody noticed the steam powered cars?
I did. I mean, how can you NOT notice them?
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« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2007, 06:11:39 pm »

Full Metal Alchemist is definitely a must watch for any steam or anime fan. It has made me appreciate both far more than I did previously. Watch the show, then watch the movie, then watch the show again Wink. That's just the way it works Smiley

I would argue that alchemy and steam technology were very closely related. Both were on the edges of plausibility and required knowledge and ingenuity. Unfortunately for the alchemists, their efforts have been largely disregarded (although without them we wouldn't have materials science and chemistry) as pseudo-cult like bumblings by madmen.
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« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2007, 09:55:16 pm »

I still say it's a good series, the movie has more of the traditional steampunk that everyone recognizes at first, but the series itself is very steampunk (seriously just because it dosent take place in victorian england it automatically isn't steampunk?)
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