i’d just like to point out that in the art book from the ‘03 bluray collector’s edition, Hughes’ page has a little tear-stained(?) note in the corner which reads: “I’m sorry, I never meant for any of this to happen”
A little gift for my followers, it’s the Elric brothers’ adorable duet from Al’s Brotherhood character song CD! BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! I’ve included the lyrics in Japanese, romaji, and English. (Though my Japanese is pretty bad, so I don’t know how accurate the translation is, but I tried.)
Ed: Torenai bandage tou ni nareta Mada hayai asa Al: Sukunai baggage katsugi ageta Futaribun no sorrow Ed: Haruka sobieru yamayama, koete yuku tabi Al: Kizu ga fuete mo, wagamama itteru jikan wa nai!
Ed + Al: Karappo no kioku mo, karada no kiroku mo Chanto torikaesu hi made Asu e no michi wa tsudzuite yuku
Ed: Fukai tsumi wo seoutteru to Tachi sukumu hi mo Al: Tsuyoi kizuna otagai ni sasaeatteita ne Ed: Hanareteite mo omoi wo, megurasu dake de Al: Soba ni kanjiru senaka wa, ookiku mieru yo
Ed + Al: Aah, mienakute mo Aah, ienakute mo Brother, brother
Ed: Tomo ni tachi mukai Al: Tomo ni tsuyoku naru Ed + Al: Kattou kurikoshi nagara Futari no michi wa tsudzuite yuku Kibou no mukou ni, samayoeru karada Kitto torimodosu hi made Hitori janai sa, aruki da sou
Ed: I got used to this permanent bandage a long time ago It’s still early in the morning Al: The little baggage we put up with Two people’s sorrow Ed: Those distant towering mountains, we’ll cross over them Al: The pain is growing, we don’t have time to be selfish!
Ed + Al: Our hollow memories, our bodies’ records Until the day we completely recover them, We’ll continue on the path towards tomorrow
Ed: This deep burden of sin I carry Makes it hard to stand some days Al: The strong ties between us help us support each other, right? Ed: We’re a long way off, I just keep thinking about these feelings (?) Al: I can sense your back near me, it looks big (?!)
Ed + Al: Aah, we still can’t see it Aah, we still can’t say it Brother, brother
Ed: We face it together Al: We get stronger together Ed + Al: While marching through conflict We’ll continue on our path Our hope for the future, our wandering bodies Until the day we surely get them back, We’re not alone, and we’ll keep walking