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The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free
The New York Public Library just released a treasure trove of digitized public domain images, everything from epic poetry from the 11th century to photographs of used car lots in Columbus, Ohio from the 1930s.
By Andrew J . Hawkins

Over 180,000 manuscripts, maps, photographs, sheet music, lithographs, postcards, and other images were released online Wednesday in incredibly high resolution, and are available to download using the library’s user-friendly visualization tool. It’s a nostalgist’s dream come true.

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Fullmetal World Whirlwind Tour First Stop Report! Ryosuke Yamada and Director Sori Appear at Anime Expo in LA!

The first stop on the World Whirlwind Tour was the biggest anime event taking place in North America that rivals the American comics event Comic-Con. The star of Fullmetal Alchemist Ryosuke Yamada and Director Fumihiko Sori appeared at the 26th Anime Expo in LA on Monday, July 3rd.

By the time the event started in the Expo’s largest room, capable of accommodating 3,500 guests, fans lined up in great numbers and in the blink of an eye, the line was overcrowded with fans cosplaying FMA, creating an atmosphere of great enthusiasm on site! The room quickly burst out into cheers of excitement once the names of Ryosuke Yamada, who was wearing a red leather jacket, and Director Fumihiko Sori were called.

When the previously announced, never-before-seen-footage was played for the first time at the Expo, with every character’s appearance, the audience erupted with reactions of surprise and excitement here and there. After the footage premiere, Yamada appeared once more and said a few words, “I’m glad that there was a great reaction during the showing.” Watching the footage, Yamada himself was surprised, and with a voice of relief he commented, “I thought that the quality produced by Director Sori was amazing, even more than during filming.”

When Director Sori commented, “No one in the world could portray Ed as well as Mr. Yamada,” the audience simultaneously broke out into yells of excitement. “If you all enjoy this film and support it, I think it would be great if this work could continue and get a part 2,” said the Director enthusiastically talking about a continuation, and once again the audience’s excitement was much, much greater than before. “About 20 years ago, after working on Titanic with a company called Digital Domain, I thought that it would be great to film a VFX heavy production as a director. I’ve loved LA since then and I’m really really happy and proud to be able to return again and show you this footage. This doesn’t mean that Fullmetal Alchemist is a VFX only movie though, it is a very story driven, emotional journey.” As the Director said this, the audience burst into great applause and cheers.

On top of that, when Yamada asked with uncertainty, “I was tackling a role that wasn’t exactly Japanese so of course there was some fear in the back of my mind, but I hope you all saw the footage and didn’t feel anything weird, did you?” to which, the entire room full of fans replied, “NO!” A moved Yamada responded with gratefulness, “Thank you for complimenting me, everybody.”

For his final message, Yamada said, “I’m very happy and honored to be able to have a project like Fullmetal Alchemist that is so loved around the world being produced into a live action adaptation in Japan. I hope that everyone around the world will be able to see this and thank you very much.” The Director’s message was, “I’m so happy now, so please enjoy this movie!” And with the loud cheers and applause from foreign fans, the event ended.

At the event, a surprise message from Hiromu Arakawa, the manga creator who is popular even abroad, was revealed and read to the amazed foreign fans. After the event, up to 50 foreign media outlets gathered at the press conference. The footage was a hit with the foreign media, who gave it favorable reviews one after the other, saying things like, “It surpassed the limits of CGI and VFX in Japanese film!” “Ed’s image [gets my] seal of approval!” “I almost cried at Ed’s portrayal” “The film Fullmetal Alchemist is the best!” “I could feel the staff’s love [for the work]” “It was terrific!” “Alphonse is the best!”


♦ Surprise Message from creator Hiromu Arakawa ♦

The manga feels like my child and all these spinoffs and other iterations of it, the anime, the games, everything else that you take, it really feels kind of like my grandchildren (haha!), and here they are flying, leaving the nest, exploring, and I’m really really proud to see them leave the nest like this. I got to take a look at the footage as well and it really felt like all these characters i created were there, present in our world. The way Ryosuke Yamada played Ed was very cool! Everyone out there throughout the world, I hope you take really good care of my cute grandchild when he goes to see you!

source: hagaren-movie

AX 2017: Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action Panel Transcription

The Fullmetal Alchemist World Whirlwind Tour!! First stop Los Angeles!

| Transcription of a major part of the panel that took place on July 3rd, at Anime Expo 2017 in Los Angeles. Although the panel was listed as 11am to 12pm, it only actually lasted about 35 minutes since it started late and then ended a bit early in order to clear the room. Still, a lot happened in that short time! Here’s the complete transcription! Very Long Post!! |

- NOTE: the MC is Ken Ayugai from Tokyo. Mikey’s the interpreter. I cut their self introductions and their final remarks which let the audience know that the next stop on the live action promo tour was Paris.

- ALSO we weren’t allowed to film or take pictures till after the footage was shown and they were real strict about it, but I’m sure the live action team will release pictures and some footage after their world tour ends in Japan on July 12th, so we just gotta wait like a week.

Also check out: Description of scenes in the footage


MC: So first of all, I’m sure most of you are aware of this but I’m gonna run you through the history of Fullmetal, really quick.

Mikey: Just a little bit, so you guys, you know there might be some people who don’t know Fullmetal Alchemist up here.

MC: So first of all, Fullmetal Alchemist is a popular japanese manga, which I’m sure you know, and it’s written by Hiromu Arakawa and published in the monthly magazine Shonen GanGan from 2001 to 2010. And this series has sold over 70 million copies worldwide and there’s been like a tv series in 2003 and 2009, the animated series. And the movie was in 2005 and 2011. And [when the] author gave birth to her children, she continued writing hoping that her kids would read it one day.

Mikey: Exactly, she wanted her kids to read this one day, so that’s a really touching story, right?

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