Gorotsuki Tenshi (aekiy) wrote,
Gorotsuki Tenshi

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Fullmetal Alchemist and Rodney King

I finished watching Episode 10, "Separate Destinations," of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, the rewrite of the series which more closely follows the manga and is airing on FUNimation's Web site shortly after it airs in Japan.  From 11:13 to 11:17, there's a shot of a newspaper being read by Lt. Colonel Maes Hughes.  He and another officer are discussing its contents, which review the riots in Lior that followed Father Cornello's deposition.  As you can see from the following image, however, the newspaper also contains pieces of The Rodney King Riot, a 1992 article by Uriah J. Fields:

You can click the image to get to the scrapbook version and click again to see the full 1280 x 720 version, which is legible.  I thought that was pretty awesome myself.
Tags: anime, social commentary

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