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I bought general magazine called "Da Vinci" that is member of society-oriented information magazine because there is the feature article of FMA.
Though not all contents, I write the interview of Arakawa-san as follows.

:bulletpink: "The ending will become the content that destroys and gets over the principle of the equivalent exchange."

:bulletpink: "Mustang battles in Central in the vol. 22 though, the reason that he kills nobody is because 'He looks resolutely forward, so Mustang thinks he had better give the other martialists a clean image to be prepared for becoming a Fuhrer.'"
(Oh, you're useful at detecting those things! :XD:)

:bulletpink: "Of course, there are some foreshadowing that were originally-conceived, but there are also the another cases".

Those are...

The case that Arakawa-san can't help but make historical ends meet reluctantly as an addition because characters begin to talk a lines automatically.

And the case that Arakawa-san often hunts for the past story and thinks "This is usable for the present story".

For example, the another foreshadowing.
There is the scene that a letter of "HANGAR" is casually written in the background of the Briggs fort.
You know, the airplane doesn't come out to the world of FMA, but when thinking historical backdrop, the Wright brothers already succeeded in a power flight before starting the story of FMA.
Therefore there is the possibility the airplane is also developed in the world of FMA, and an airplane may fly in a story aftertime.
The reporter says like this foreshadowing that readers accidentally can't help but guess or imagine is very interesting.  

:bulletpink: "I wanted to show the thing the minor figure also does one's best, and I'm surprised myself that Darius and Heinkel take charge of very active part more than I imagined."
:bulletpink: "Because I was brought up in the society which both an adult and a child work, I can't imagine the person who doesn't work ( NEET or stay-at-home). It's so hard for the farmers to be able to readily progress the work if there is not a family in a body."
(I think therefore it's felt that many female characters of FMA independently have a job. :D)

:bulletpink: "I scanned through Gangan before my serialization lightly and thought about how I could make my work stand out in Gangan thoroughly. There were many works which used many screen tones, so I consciously increased the scenes that used all one color, and when color painting, I did it with not CG but thickly-painted paints, too. I struggle to survive!"
(Um, Arakawa-san is originally weak in CG though? :XD:)  

:bulletpink: "Because there will be the people who read Gangan, plus buy my comics, I think an omake is very important, and I was so once. I still can't shed the feeling of a reader."
(Excellent! :XD:)

:bulletpink: "I don't understand clearly why FMA had a success. Because a leading character already has a excellent ability, only adults are around him and a subject is fanatic-oriented, I thought it was enough if appealing a little to some people. But I felt pressed to have to draw the manga soon because alchemy is an interesting subject! Basically the alchemy will be indoor though, I like outdoor activity and wanted to draw the manga that everything comes out from a wall or a floor, so I tried to mix those."

:bulletpink: "I make a point of inserting my both good and bad sense of value in all characters. 'Becoming a martialist who legally can carry it out so that it isn't accused of a crime even if he tries his deadly ability to  people' of Kimblee is my unpleasant sense of value. Kimblee also chose the method after all to satisfy his desire in a rule of the society because nobody can live if not getting the viewpoint that conformed to some sort of social rules."

:bulletpink: "The ending will become a little long way off than I thought because the stories that I want to draw have increased."

Almost it's like this.

I'm in it.
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Sunshine-hime Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
You can color with paint?--that's so awesome! But yeah, I can see how CG is definitely more convenient for the artist haha.

The new artbook is coming out this year? I can't wait for it! :iconiloveyouplz:
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amber1003 Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I can't color now anymore because I don't have paints.
I have copics though. :XD:

Oh, sorry, the story about third artbook is absolutely my guess. ^^;
Because the new anime started, I simply seemed it would be released like the sales tie-up.
Rather I think it's now or never.
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Sunshine-hime Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for translating the interview for us! I love learning a little more about a manga-ka and their own opinions on their work; it's very interesting.

I own two of her FMA artbooks (and I plan on buying any future ones) and I love how she paints the color artwork by hand when many artists use CG now--it's really beautiful and I can't wait to see more of it!
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amber1003 Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D

I love her coloring and have both artbooks, too.

I love coloring with a paint, but "analog painting" must keep the working space to draw, color and save the materials, it's difficult for me to do it. ^^;
Because it's unnecessary to keep it if doing all process with a computer, I do all with CG.

I guess the new artbook will be released this year. :XD:
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Pan-Zareta Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Arakawa sounds like me, a part of my brain is constantly working on story ideas. Chapters come from out of the blue and smack me upside the head when I least expect it. I wonder if she also composes stories while exercising.
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amber1003 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She often reads and learns various books, so she'll have many drawers of the idea in her brain.
I think her crushing frustration will show the feelings "I can't want to be taken this idea from anyone".

If the same idea would flash on someone else and the person would have started the serialization before her, her idea would become a plagiarism even if not being so...
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Pan-Zareta Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Like poor Katsura Hoshino, who has been accused of plagarism. Until that case is cleared up or dismissed, no more D.Gray-Man! It's a manga title I also like quite a bit.
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amber1003 Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hardly know D.gray-man, but I know only story about the plagiarism.
I have watched the episode 1 of it on TV though, I'm sorry, but I couldn't help but feel it'll imitate the episode of FMA.
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rocktigerlilly Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Thank you for sharing this awesome interview! :) You made your fellow FMA fans very happy. "wishes for at least another 100 chapters before FMA ends"
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amber1003 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :aww:

Yeah, maybe the chapters will become over 100 though... another 100 chapters?! :XD:
Very long~!!
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