- Member: Brakus
- Title: I Am Fullmetal
- Premiered: 2005-09-23
- Chesney Hawkes The One and Only
- Anime Weekend Atlanta 11, AWA 2005 AMV *PRO* CONTEST (2005-09-23)
- Ani-Magic 2005 AMV Contest, Ani-Magic 2005 AMV Contest (2005-09-30)
- Bakuretsucon 2005, Bakuretsucon 2005 (2005-10-21)
- Oni-Con 2005, Oni-Con 2005 (2005-10-21)
- SugoiCon 2005, SugoiCon AMV Contest 2005 (2005-10-28)
- Anime USA 2005, Anime USA 2005 (2005-11-18)
- Ohayocon, Ohayocon 2006 AMV Contest (2006-01-06)
- KATSUCON 12, KATSUCON MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS (2006-01-18)
- AniZona, AniZona AMV Contest (2006-04-14)
- MTAC 6 (6th Period), MTAC International AMV Contest (2006-04-22)
This video was partly inspired by Ashyukun's "Individuality" video, especially when I read his take on the lyrics of the song:
"Listening through the song, it really sounds like it's about somebody joining the military and trying to keep their individuality from getting lost in the uniformity of the military."
At that moment I knew this had to be done to FMA. With Ashyukun's blessing, I decided to use this song for the video. Absolutely perfect for Edward Elric.
Edward Elric joins the military, but refuses to be their lapdog. This is more or less the running theme in this video, with the lip-syncs on "I am the one and only, nobody I'd rather be" and all. The beginning of the video looks like it's going to be goofy, but it ends up being a nice character profile of Edward Elric. I tried to choose good situations from the first 13 episodes of the series to fit with the words in each of the verses. The first verse is about Episode 5, the second verse is about Episodes 6-7, and the third verse is about Episode 11. Even though it's a character profile video, I still kept some of my trademark storytelling style within sections of the song. I will admit the story doesn't necessarily follow canon, but with the help of the lyrics, I told my own story of Ed.
Overall this video took me about a month to put together. I certainly had a good time putting it together, especially since I'm once again using one of my favorite anime series to set to music. "In Your Eyes" has already proven popular given a lot of fans' love for Maes Hughes. I certainly hope "I Am Fullmetal" will prove popular for fans of Edward Elric and FMA.
This video premiered AWA's Pro contest in 2005.
Winner, Best Drama, Bakuretsu Con 2005.
Winner, Best Drama/Expert Division, Oni-Con 2005.
1st Runner-up, Upbeat, Ohayocon 2006.
President's Award, Katsucon 2006.
Winner, Best Action, MTAC 2006.