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Second Season of Fullmetal Alchemist and Darker than BLACK

by atlantiza
Jul 5, 2008 5:55 AM | 213 Comments
A leaked list of Bones animators revealed a second season Fullmetal Alchemist and Darker than BLACK. The list apparently also contains phone numbers and home addresses of said animators.

Edit: [profile=dtshyk]dtshyk[/profile] of MAL has uploaded the the files with the personal information blacked out.
File 54 No.74 入江秦浩 "鋼2監督" Irie Yasuhiro: FMA2 Director
File 56 No.355 真庭秀明 "鋼2キャラデ" Maniwa Hideaki: FMA2 Character Design

Update: Representative director of Bones, Minami Masahiko has posted a statement claiming the lists are fake and that they are not from Bones. However, Ueda Shigeru, Mnemosyne director, received a fax from an unnamed company apologizing for the leakage of his personal information. He checked the list and said the phone number and address listed for him was correct. Bones did not specifically deny the second season of either of these shows.

UpdateUpdate: MOONPHASE, which I'm sure anybody who keeps up on the latest anime has heard of, said he received a tip a few months ago that Bones was planning to announce a new Fullmetal Alchemist anime that would follow the original anime.

Source: Canned Dogs (All updates are from other Canned Dogs posts)

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Alright guys, please discuss FMA2 in the thread below.
Second Season of Fullmetal Alchemist Confirmed

cyruz said:
Okay, fine. Obviously the News Mods think differently.

Sorry for merging the other stuff, please direct all your FMA 2 posts to this topic now.


This post is for Darker Than Black 2 (and the leak of BONE's secret file). Sorry for the confusion.

Nov 23, 2008 8:12 AM by dtshyk

YourMessageHere said:
Gassy1 said:
There isnt gonna be a second season of FMA, they are completely redoing the anime to follow the manga more closely.


Sauce? I've seen this around but nothing that explains why this isn't just manga fans wishful thinking. Seems a bit odd to call it FMA2 if it's a remake, too.
Recheck the first page of this thread and see for yourself. Unlike the DTB rumor, the FMA rumor was followed up by whispers that a remake was in the work. It's as much of a rumor as the FMA season 2 rumor, but this one seems more credible. Check the first post of this very thread.

Nov 23, 2008 7:38 AM by Leon-Gun

Gassy1 said:
There isnt gonna be a second season of FMA, they are completely redoing the anime to follow the manga more closely.


Sauce? I've seen this around but nothing that explains why this isn't just manga fans wishful thinking. Seems a bit odd to call it FMA2 if it's a remake, too.

Nov 22, 2008 11:57 PM by YourMessageHere

People are never gonna give up their going to just keep thinking its a second season of FMA (-.-)

And the reason they do because they cannot except the truth so their to blinded to face it

Nov 22, 2008 3:36 PM by Lia4ever

DtB is such a great anime, thank it'll (probably?) get a second season =D

Nov 22, 2008 1:53 PM by CraigBurnett

Crimsonwill said:
Ouch, that's pretty harsh (comments I mean) and $50 compensation O_O?
Lol, exactly what crossed my mind. I would have made them eat the money. I am not well versed in Japan's legal system, but that could easily grant them thousands in compensation in the US court.

Nov 22, 2008 11:39 AM by Leon-Gun

There isnt gonna be a second season of FMA, they are completely redoing the anime to follow the manga more closely.

Nov 22, 2008 11:19 AM by Gassy1

Ouch, that's pretty harsh (comments I mean) and $50 compensation O_O? But I wouldn't mind a season two of FMA =D

Nov 9, 2008 12:09 AM by Crimsonwill

Stupid leak. I could care less about other studios (GONZO), but please. Oh PLEASE don't mess up with BONES.
dtshyk said:
They said they failed to determine the culprit. BONES will pay 5000 yen ($50) for the compensation to the animators whose names were on the leaked list.

I loled.

Nov 8, 2008 9:10 PM by gioss

BONES held an explanatory meeting for the leak on Nov 8th
At the meeting, BONES apologized for the leak and explained that the leaked Excel file was made and uploaded from an internet cafe. They said they failed to determine the culprit. BONES will pay 5000 yen ($50) for the compensation to the animators whose names were on the leaked list.

Source: BONES website

According to 2channel BONES thread, the atmosphere of the meeting was volatile and filled with roars.

Nov 8, 2008 7:41 PM by dtshyk

i hope it become true!!!!

Sep 3, 2008 6:36 AM by KingWalker92

Oh wow, those are some pretty harsh comments, but thanks for telling me ^^

Sep 1, 2008 11:33 PM by Zoki-chan

Zoki-chan said:
Ah...curiosity takes the best of me and wants to know what kind of humiliating remarks were given and on what document @_@...and does anyone know who leaked the info?


The comments on the document is so unpleasant and disrespectful. He/she evaluated most of the animators by A to C and added some notes like "troublesome character", "about to be fired", "poor drawing", "slow in works", "dropped to Hentai anime", "girl friend of ****", "a war criminal (implying the animator ruined some anime)" etc. etc.

As for the culprit, Kudou Masashi (General key animation director of BLEACH movie) said the document included his cell phone number, which only B-studio staff of BONES knew.

Sep 1, 2008 11:29 PM by dtshyk

Ah...curiosity takes the best of me and wants to know what kind of humiliating remarks were given and on what document @_@...and does anyone know who leaked the info?

Sep 1, 2008 11:06 PM by Zoki-chan

News: Eight animators released an official protest against the leakage of their personal info and the humiliating remarks on the document

The eight animators are as follows:
Inoue Toshiyuki (General key animation director of "Dennou Coil")
Andou Masahiro (Director of "Stranja")
Iso Mitsuo (Director of "Dennou Coil")
Irie Yasuhiro (Key animation director of FMA OP)
Kyouda Tomoki (Director of Rahxephon movie)
Itou Yoshiyuki (Key animation director and character designer of FMA movie)
Inoue Ei (Key animation director of "Monster", "Dennou Coil")
Ueda Hitoshi (Key animation director of Card Capter Sakura movie)
Sato Masahiro (Key animation director of "IGPX")
Muraki Yasushi (Special effect director of "Eureka Seven")
Source:Japan Animation Creators Association

So the leaked document was finally confirmed 100% true.

Sep 1, 2008 10:23 PM by dtshyk

hmmm maybe for season 2 for DtB Hei and Yin have to go to The Heavens gate, because I remembered that old guy, said that the heaven's gate wasn't destroyed...

Aug 29, 2008 8:03 PM by Rei_12

So will there be a 2nd season to Darker then BLACK? Or was that a rumor?

Aug 23, 2008 12:06 PM by Kiraism

Okay, fine. Obviously the News Mods think differently.

Sorry for merging the other stuff, please direct all your FMA 2 posts to this topic now.

Aug 21, 2008 5:41 AM by cyruz

cyruz said:
Nozila said:
lol~ in the 1st is just a rumor and has been confirmed is a fake~

and now~ look like is real~ fullmetal alchemist XD


It should still be in the same thread. Topics merged. Thanks for the update.


I kept this pic for the new thread, but alright I post this here.
FMA manga vol.20 cover notes

"New FMA anime project has been initiated."
====edited====
??? The new thread was approved!? Ummm

Aug 21, 2008 3:03 AM by dtshyk

Nozila said:
lol~ in the 1st is just a rumor and has been confirmed is a fake~

and now~ look like is real~ fullmetal alchemist XD


It should still be in the same thread. Topics merged. Thanks for the update.

Aug 21, 2008 2:55 AM by cyruz