ANN says the sequel series for the anime will start in April, 2009
here's a link:
I really hope Hughes gets to live!
There is new material in the anime that wasnt in the first anime OR the manga. I wonder if itīs really heading the same way as the manga. It seems to have a much faster pase though (good).
Itīs kinda strange though cause, say you are new to FMA. You watch the anime, then read the manga, then watch the new anime. Even if u havnt read the manga, the first 20-30 eps of the new anime will be farily similar to season one of the anime?