1) I already mentioned the fact that he's much taller. 2) His eyes are a different color; his eyes are a golden-red, while Ed's eyes are more golden-orange/copper. Red & orange, how can anyone mistake that; it's not like they're right next to each other on the kindergarten color wheel or anything. 3) His hair is longer and so what? Edward's hair isn't exactly short either. 4) In the latter chapters of the manga his hair is out, so it is similar to this guy's hair minus the tiny braid at the end that's not really noticeable anyway. 5) WELL WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT, I CAN'T BELIEVE I DIDN'T NOTICE. No shit. I never said that this character WAS Edward Elric, I said that he "looks a little bit" like him. I didn't think that I needed to elaborate on the obvious lack of metal limbs.
Pointing out differences doesn't negate the similarities in appearance; TO ME his face looks similar in feature, though Ed has a square-er jaw and manlier looking face. I didn't even notice the bangs; they are different in shape, size and cut (since we're nitpicking here).
Most Anime characters have wildly extravagant hair and features. This guy and Ed are the same in the fact that their hair and features are not over the top, but their features are still distinguishable, unlike the "typical average guy" Anime trope.
AND BEFORE YOU THINK YOU'RE CLEVER, NO. A metal arm is not an extravagant feature in Ed's case, because in his universe metal limbs are pretty commonplace. Just like how the strange uniforms with "interesting" accessories and walking around with a weapon isn't extravagant or weird in Soul Society, because that's commonplace in their universe.
I never accused this character of being a carbon copy of Ed, I never said he was a re-skin. All I said was that he reminds me of Ed a little bit - hence my comment that had nothing to do with you - and ultimately, that's up to me.
... Forgive me for being able to see the similarities other than "they have blonde hair and bangs." Because in order for a character to remind you of another, they MUST share qualities that are EXACTLY THE SAME. Everyone knows that.
His chains do have a reason for being there, I can tell you that right now. They're not just for decoration or looking 'cool'. You'd have to actually know the character's history before making an assumption like that ^^
It is an original character based around a franchise I don't much care for. So of course I have to make assumptions around base value rather than read a full bio about it. It is simply a matter of first impressions.
Whoa, calm down. They could be there just "for the look", but it would make sense if they had a technical side as well. Zanpakutos are all unique, maybe they are somehow connected to how his zanpakuto works. Or maybe they're a part of some other technique he has.
What on earth made my previous comment sound the lest bit aggressive? I simply asked a question about a feature of the character's design. Why so defensive?
Also, don't read or watch Bleach or any other anime with an absurd number of episodes where very little happens, so I don't really care about character 'technique' or dragonballs or whatever. If it is part of some ability then that is all that is needed to be said and I would have been happy.