Me: http://jikkyouse.dip.jp/jikkyouse/s/090208-1727490918-1280x720.jpg THEY FRIGGIN KEPT IT *_______*
Me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUTBQXdOKBg OH GOD I AM SHAKING WITH GLEE
Tobu: wait, so what did they keep?
Me: you know the way transmutation is shown in the manga, with little blocks?
Me: THEY KEPT IT
Tobu: Lord, it's been so long since I've seen the anime that I can't remember if they did that in the anime or not
Tobu: But they did a nice, creepy job with that bit of animation, it looks like his skin is sliding off in pieces.
Me: look at the way Ed's leg gets taken away!!! that is SO manga!! they didn't have that in the first anime *_____*
Tobu: Well, y'know, it is but.
Y'know, I was kinda worried about the music for this new anime, considering that was one of the things I thought the first anime got right, but the bit that's playing in this trailer sounds great. *more hopeful now*
Also the color-tracing of Ed's hair looks a lot better in animation compared to still images. Actually, the art in this trailer looks better than what we've seen in most of the promotional material overall. Am I relieved? Yes. *__* I'm sure they're struggling with reproducing the manga style, but hopefully it'll look as good as it did here.
Also, while some parts are clearly taken from flashbacks to the Fateful Night and the 5th Lab arc, there are parts in this CM that aren't from the manga. Apparently interviews are indicating that they'll start with a bang in the first episode....personally, I wouldn't mind if they tweaked the earlier chapters a little, as long as they stick to the spirit of the manga, keep the humor, don't mess up the timeline too much, etc.
So overall? I am VERY VERY EXCITED.
EDIT 2: I also find it hilarious how people in the 2ch thread were griping so much about the art and being cynical, but as soon as the CM aired they all started freaking out and commenting furiously about how they loved it. XD