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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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rocktigerlilly Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
I'm just really sad about FMA ending soon - everytime a new chapter comes out I wonder how many are left..... I am so used to my monthly dose of FMA that it will be weird to not have anymore to read.
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amber1003 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Personally I think it's better than letting it be forced to continue and getting tired of because of the benefit of publisher.

Anyway I want Arakawa-san to draw the ending that is in her mind to her heart's content without regret.
Probably it'll be happy for FMA, Arakawa-san, and all fans.
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x-Short-Hilt-x Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I really don't want it to end, but I really (at the same time) want to read Arakawa-sensei's new mangas!!!! X3

Thanks for this, Amber!!! Heck, I could swear that you're miss Arakawa yourself! :D You draw just like her! But unfortunatly, you're not T^T I wish I could find her on DA...:(
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amber1003 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D

Yeah, I look forward to reading her next work, too.
Though she doesn't feel because she'll be courageous, I guess she has the invisible pressure to a new work.
FMA grew to the epic, so many people will expect to her new work and it'll attract attention to a greater or lesser extent.

Wow~! Hahaha, sorry I'm not Arakawa-san. :XD:
Though you may know, actually she had her site when FMA started, but she couldn't help but close it.
When the fact that "Arakawa Hiromu was a woman" was found out, heartless stupid had encroached on her site.
I felt very angry and sad.
Actually she'll have no time to make a site and I guess unfortunately there is no chance that Arakawa-san will have own sort of pages online anymore... :X
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x-Short-Hilt-x Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Aw, that's sad...Actually, I knew she was a woman from the start...the style made me think that...also the humor was quite feminine in nature ^^;
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amber1003 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, actually I also noticed Arakawa-san was a woman quickly when I saw her drawing first.

Most people say "Arakawa-san can draw such muscles because he( she) is a man", but I didn't think like that at all.
Rather her drawing of muscles looks like having sensitive texture.
If men, I think muscles are drawn with more rough thick lines, just like "Dragon Ball". :XD:
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x-Short-Hilt-x Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Oh, that's right! :D

Well, there are some shojo guy artists like the author of Nightmare Inspector that doesn't draw muscles with big outlines...it varies I guess, but the vast majority do that I guess...@~@ GAH! CONFUSED!
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amber1003 Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know "Nightmare Inspector", but naturally I know a drawing style of shojo manga.
Honestly I dislike that because it has an impossible anatomy as a human being. ^^;
I think "Where is your viscera?!" when I see it. :XD:
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x-Short-Hilt-x Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Viscera? :?
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amber1003 Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, sorry.
I meant Shojo manga style doesn't look like a real body that viscera is in. ^^;
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xRELx Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay! i don't want it to end yet!
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amber1003 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I'm glad, too. :D
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supremelyshort Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Thanks for the translation :D!
Her quote about wanting to draw more storylines made my morning lol :0)
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amber1003 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :D
Oh, good! Have a nice day!
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Tamaya-chan Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Ooo, how interesting! :D Thank you so much for the translation ♥
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amber1003 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :aww:
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TheRoguez Featured By Owner May 10, 2009   General Artist
Thanks for this! :'D
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amber1003 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
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wolfstar92 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Thanks for more info! :D
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amber1003 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :aww:
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Duelistabbeyryou Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Oh, that was very informative. どうもありがとうございます Amber! It was kind of you to take the time to translate this for us! :heart:
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amber1003 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
どういたしまして。 :D

I guess it's difficult for people in the other countries to get the chance to read the article of the magazines that are only within Japan, and it's usually in Japanese even if someone bought and updated somewhere.
Because I don't buy the anime magazines at all, I don't have informations that can update very much, but I can buy if the populist magazine like this. :XD:
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WildBlackWolf Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Awesome! Of course Mustang doesn't kill people 'cause he wants a lean record as Fuhrer, that's so like him. <3

Does that mean that she'll be going with the foreshadowing of Mustang as the fifth sacrifice, though? o_o I really hope so, but that also means that he'll have to perform human transmutation.
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amber1003 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Um...I don't know whether Arakawa-san talked on purpose to mention about the fifth sacrifice though, it's true Mustang was originally one of human sacrifices, so I guess there will be the episode about it.
But I'm not sure Mustang will do human transmutation.
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WildBlackWolf Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Hmm, it would be interesting if he did, though.

If the manga's going to be longer than she plans, that means it will go past the estimated 100 chapters, right? That's good. :D
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amber1003 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I also guess maybe the amount of chapters will become over 100. :D
That's coooool!
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AirlightSparksX Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
The ending bit made me squee. ITS GONNA BE LONGERRR <333
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amber1003 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I'm happy, too. :D
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JenBeee Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
"The ending will become a little long way off than I thought because the stories that I want to draw have increased."

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Ohh, that;s really good to hear. i was worried it was going to finish sooner! =]

Thanks for posting this. It's really interesting and gives us some hints about the ending - "The ending will become the content that destroys and gets over the principle of the equivalent exchange."

Thank you again! :D
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amber1003 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
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Rai-A-Day Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the info again! Nice tuff
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amber1003 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :aww:
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argentwings Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
thank you! this is really interesting.
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amber1003 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome~! :D
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foxmoon2007 Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
The biggest thank. And for others posts too.
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amber1003 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, you're welcome! :D
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