2015 MEN of MANLINESS - And the winner is….
And so just as quickly as it began, it has ended….
256 men entered, 255 fell, and as the dust cleared, only one remained...
Though many of our contestants fought bravely, at the end it came down to a battle between Roy Mustang and Kotetsu T. Kaburagi. And though it was a long, difficult fight, at the end of it all, one man was deemed the undisputed victor.
Ladies and gentlemen, your 2015 MANLIEST Anime MAN of MANLINESS is…...
COLONEL ROY MUSTANG!!!
Although he faced some tough competition, the Flame Alchemist also known as the leader of the "Risembool Rangers" scorched, burned, and seared his way through all 255 of the other combatants, beating out Wild Tiger in the final round.
Col. Mustang, on behalf of your victory here tonight, we hereby award you the grand prize….
THIS ADORABLE SHIBU INU PUPPY!!
And now, to hand the mic over to our champion for his acceptance speech:
Umm…. Well said, Colonel.... :hmm:
Many thanks go out to:
â€¢ Hiromu Arakawa, the original creator of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga
â€¢ Monthly Shonen Gangan, the magazine in which the manga was originally serialized
â€¢ Square Enix and Viz Media, the publishers of the manga in Japan and America, respectively
â€¢ Studio Bones, the animation company behind the Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood animated TV series
â€¢ FUNimation Entertainment for bringing all the different animated renditions of FMA over to our shores
â€¢ Toru Okawa and Travis Willingham for giving Col. Mustang a voice in both Japanese and English
â€¢ FUNimation, for being so kind as to letting us use their forums to hold this fantastic event.
â€¢ And last but certainly not least, all of YOU, the wonderful voters, for being so awesome, patient, and helpful as we made our way through yet another successful tournament.
May Mustang's picture forever hang next to Kenshiro's in the hall of champions for eons to come. But for now, it is time to say goodbye. The curtains must fall on this year's event, only for them to rise again one year from now, for another champion to rise up and claim the crown.
Until then, rest, dear warriors. For tomorrow is another day... A day in which we shall EAT, DRINK, and be MANLY!!!
On behalf of myself, SpacemanHardy, and all of us here on the FUNimation forums, thank you all so much for participating in...
Until next time…
KEEP IT MANLY!!!!