History Gush / FullMetalAlchemist

8th Oct '15 7:03:23 PM Azurengar
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* This series, in all its forms, has left me with feelings of utter happiness and sad nostalgia. The first anime left me in tears, from its broken characters to its themes of sacrifice, and I am proud to say I own all three soundtracks. Brotherhood reminded me that realism can coincide with optimism, and that family succeeds above all. And the manga... as mentioned above, it deserves to be crowned as ''one of'', if not ''the'', best works of fiction ever created. And yes, I melt when I hear [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfAEMal84ag Beuatiful Mother, soft and sweet; once you were gone, we were not complete. Back through the years we reached for you, alas, 'twas not meant to be...]]
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* This series, in all its forms, has left me with feelings of utter happiness and sad nostalgia. The first anime left me in tears, from its broken characters to its themes of sacrifice, and I am proud to say I own all three soundtracks. Brotherhood reminded me that realism can coincide with optimism, and that family succeeds above all. And the manga... as mentioned above, it deserves to be crowned as ''one of'', if not ''the'', best works of fiction ever created. And yes, I melt when I hear [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfAEMal84ag Beuatiful Beautiful Mother, soft and sweet; once you were gone, we were not complete. Back through the years we reached for you, alas, 'twas not meant to be...]]
5th Apr '14 6:31:16 AM jarxon6
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* Well, I know everyone else has said it, but this series is amazing on all levels (2003, still working through Brotherhood). Basically everything works, most characters are likable, even if only in a LoveToHate kinda way, the CharacterDevelopment is so seamless, it actually comes as a surprise to realize how massive the changes are. The Hero avoids the typical shounen hero cliches (save being a hothead), the music is fantastic throughout with special emphasis on the villains theme, etc.
5th Apr '14 6:30:32 AM jarxon6
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* This series, in all its forms, has left me with feelings of utter happiness and sad nostalgia. The first anime left me in tears, from its broken characters to its themes of sacrifice, and I am proud to say I own all three soundtracks. Brotherhood reminded me that realism can coincide with optimism, and that family succeeds above all. And the manga... as mentioned above, it deserves to be crowned as ''one of'', if not ''the'', best works of fiction ever created. And yes, I melt when I hear [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfAEMal84ag Beuatiful Mother, soft and sweet; once you were gone, we were not complete. Back through the years we reached for you, alas, 'twas not meant to be...]]
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* This series, in all its forms, has left me with feelings of utter happiness and sad nostalgia. The first anime left me in tears, from its broken characters to its themes of sacrifice, and I am proud to say I own all three soundtracks. Brotherhood reminded me that realism can coincide with optimism, and that family succeeds above all. And the manga... as mentioned above, it deserves to be crowned as ''one of'', if not ''the'', best works of fiction ever created. And yes, I melt when I hear [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfAEMal84ag Beuatiful Mother, soft and sweet; once you were gone, we were not complete. Back through the years we reached for you, alas, 'twas not meant to be...]]]] * Well, I know everyone else has said it, but this series is amazing on all levels (2003, still working through Brotherhood). Basically everything works, most characters are likable, even if only in a LoveToHate kinda way, the CharacterDevelopment is so seamless, it actually comes as a surprise to realize how massive the changes are. The Hero avoids the typical shounen hero cliches (save being a hothead), the music is fantastic throughout with special emphasis on the villains theme, etc.
8th Mar '14 3:21:49 PM jupiterrocks24
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Just adding a personal touch
** Brotherhood is even better than the original, and that's saying a LOT. With a better ending that ends on a positive and emotional note, more character development (with almost no characters being left out- even YOKI of all people gets a crowning moment of awesome), higher quality animation, extremely well-composed (not to mention fitting) music, more intense fight scenes, several comedic scenes that don't feel out of place, and the fact it follows the manga very well, Brotherhood is a must see. It especially grows the beard during episode 19 when Roy Mustang gets one of the most memorable crowning moments of awesome of all time, and he only gets more badass from there. Even with 64 episodes, it feels like the fastest-paced show I've ever seen, which is a good reason why I'm proud to declare it my all-time favorite show.
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** Brotherhood is even better than the original, and that's saying a LOT. With a better ending that ends on a positive and emotional note, more character development (with almost no characters being left out- even YOKI of all people gets a crowning moment of awesome), higher quality animation, extremely well-composed (not to mention fitting) music, more intense fight scenes, several comedic scenes that don't feel out of place, and the fact it follows the manga very well, Brotherhood is a must see. It especially grows the beard during episode 19 when Roy Mustang gets one of the most memorable crowning moments of awesome of all time, and he only gets more badass from there. Even with 64 episodes, it feels like the fastest-paced show I've ever seen, which is a good reason why I'm proud to declare it my all-time favorite show.show. *This series, in all its forms, has left me with feelings of utter happiness and sad nostalgia. The first anime left me in tears, from its broken characters to its themes of sacrifice, and I am proud to say I own all three soundtracks. Brotherhood reminded me that realism can coincide with optimism, and that family succeeds above all. And the manga... as mentioned above, it deserves to be crowned as ''one of'', if not ''the'', best works of fiction ever created. And yes, I melt when I hear [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfAEMal84ag Beuatiful Mother, soft and sweet; once you were gone, we were not complete. Back through the years we reached for you, alas, 'twas not meant to be...]]
22nd Apr '13 5:55:38 AM epobot
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** This series is ,imo, all about the characters. Every single one of them is interesting enough for their own spinoff series. Arakawa took great care giving all those friends and foes their own memorable moments in the finale. It allmost felt like Ed and Al got {{DemotedToExtra}} because there where just so many characters being amazing at the same time the heroes practically got lost in the shuffle, only to take center stage again for the final battle.
21st Nov '12 5:34:53 PM ProtomanX
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* I just finished watching Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood. Do you know how long it took me to finish it? Three days. That's right, I stayed up all night and watched something like 20 episodes I was so involved in the storyline and it was worth it. I've seen stuff like Evangelion, Elfen Lied and Higurashi, read stuff like Song of Ice and Fire and 20th Century Boys yet none of them even come close to the awesomeness that is FMAB. Whats so great about it? Literally EVERYTHING, from the intelligent story and plot twists, to the creative world and its alchemy system and especially, it's likable, memorable characters. I think its one of those works of fiction which are just perfect in every way. You can make a case against many anime for being flawed but for FMAB, you can't as it is literally flawless. This was the only anime that made me cry, feel disturbed, laugh, be happy and angry all at the same time; its the only anime that made me crazy enough to jump up and clap for the characters and cheer on them outloud to win and its the only anime where I was COMPELLED to clap just because the story was so good, that whoever created it deserved a medal for creativity. Even if, and this is a huge if, even if the anime isn't the greatest work of fiction ever, it certainly is one of the greatest and the greatest work of fiction of the decade not to mention the greatest anime of all time. It is the story I always wanted to see as a kid and it finally came in the form of FMAB and it was perfect and more.
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* I just finished watching Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood. Do you know how long it took me to finish it? Three days. That's right, I stayed up all night and watched something like 20 episodes I was so involved in the storyline and it was worth it. I've seen stuff like Evangelion, Elfen Lied and Higurashi, read stuff like Song of Ice and Fire and 20th Century Boys yet none of them even come close to the awesomeness that is FMAB. Whats so great about it? Literally EVERYTHING, from the intelligent story and plot twists, to the creative world and its alchemy system and especially, it's likable, memorable characters. I think its one of those works of fiction which are just perfect in every way. You can make a case against many anime for being flawed but for FMAB, you can't as it is literally flawless. This was the only anime that made me cry, feel disturbed, laugh, be happy and angry all at the same time; its the only anime that made me crazy enough to jump up and clap for the characters and cheer on them outloud to win and its the only anime where I was COMPELLED to clap just because the story was so good, that whoever created it deserved a medal for creativity. Even if, and this is a huge if, even if the anime isn't the greatest work of fiction ever, it certainly is one of the greatest and the greatest work of fiction of the decade not to mention the greatest anime of all time. It is the story I always wanted to see as a kid and it finally came in the form of FMAB and it was perfect and more.more. ** Brotherhood is even better than the original, and that's saying a LOT. With a better ending that ends on a positive and emotional note, more character development (with almost no characters being left out- even YOKI of all people gets a crowning moment of awesome), higher quality animation, extremely well-composed (not to mention fitting) music, more intense fight scenes, several comedic scenes that don't feel out of place, and the fact it follows the manga very well, Brotherhood is a must see. It especially grows the beard during episode 19 when Roy Mustang gets one of the most memorable crowning moments of awesome of all time, and he only gets more badass from there. Even with 64 episodes, it feels like the fastest-paced show I've ever seen, which is a good reason why I'm proud to declare it my all-time favorite show.
1st Oct '12 9:42:17 AM mrbits
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fixing typos
* I jsut finished watching Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood. Do you know how long it took me to finish it? Three days. Thats right, I stayed up all night and watched something like 20 episodes I was so invovled in the storyline and it was worth it. I've seen stuff like Evangelon, Elfen Lied and Higurashi, read stuff like Song of Ice and Fire and 20th Century Boys yet none of them even come close to the awesomeness that is FMAB. Whats so great about it? Literally EVERYTHING, from the intelligent story and plot twists, to the creative world and its alchemy system and especially, tis likeable, memorable characters. I think its one of those works of fiction which are just perfct ine very way. You can make a case against many anime for being flawed but for FMAB, you can't as it is literally flawless. This was the only anime that made me cry, feel disturbed, laugh, be happy and angry all at the same time; its the only anime that made me crazy enough to jump up and clap for the characters and cheer on them outloud to win and its the only anime where I was COMPELLED to clap just because the story was so good, that whoever created it deserved a medal for creativity. Even if, and this is a huge if, even if the anime isn't the greatest work of fiction ever, it certainly is one of the greatest and the greatest work of fiction of the decade not to mention the greatest anime of all time. It is the story I always wanted to see as a kid and it finally came in the form of FMAB and it was perfect and more.
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* I jsut just finished watching Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood. Do you know how long it took me to finish it? Three days. Thats That's right, I stayed up all night and watched something like 20 episodes I was so invovled involved in the storyline and it was worth it. I've seen stuff like Evangelon, Evangelion, Elfen Lied and Higurashi, read stuff like Song of Ice and Fire and 20th Century Boys yet none of them even come close to the awesomeness that is FMAB. Whats so great about it? Literally EVERYTHING, from the intelligent story and plot twists, to the creative world and its alchemy system and especially, tis likeable, it's likable, memorable characters. I think its one of those works of fiction which are just perfct ine very perfect in every way. You can make a case against many anime for being flawed but for FMAB, you can't as it is literally flawless. This was the only anime that made me cry, feel disturbed, laugh, be happy and angry all at the same time; its the only anime that made me crazy enough to jump up and clap for the characters and cheer on them outloud to win and its the only anime where I was COMPELLED to clap just because the story was so good, that whoever created it deserved a medal for creativity. Even if, and this is a huge if, even if the anime isn't the greatest work of fiction ever, it certainly is one of the greatest and the greatest work of fiction of the decade not to mention the greatest anime of all time. It is the story I always wanted to see as a kid and it finally came in the form of FMAB and it was perfect and more.
27th Jul '12 12:53:02 PM philipmarie
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** Seconded. I really appreciate that the writers for the show created such an original concept while still staying within the feel of the manga! What I appreciate the most though is how NEARLY EVERY SINGLE EPISODE MATTERED TO THE STORYLINE and that even the filler episodes were more entertaining than most anime series can pull off. I love both series and the manga, but the first anime will always have a special place in my heart.
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** Seconded. I really appreciate that the writers for the show created such an original concept while still staying within the feel of the manga! What I appreciate the most though is how NEARLY EVERY SINGLE EPISODE MATTERED TO THE STORYLINE and that even the filler episodes were more entertaining than most anime series can pull off. I love both series and the manga, but the first anime will always have a special place in my heart.heart. * I jsut finished watching Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood. Do you know how long it took me to finish it? Three days. Thats right, I stayed up all night and watched something like 20 episodes I was so invovled in the storyline and it was worth it. I've seen stuff like Evangelon, Elfen Lied and Higurashi, read stuff like Song of Ice and Fire and 20th Century Boys yet none of them even come close to the awesomeness that is FMAB. Whats so great about it? Literally EVERYTHING, from the intelligent story and plot twists, to the creative world and its alchemy system and especially, tis likeable, memorable characters. I think its one of those works of fiction which are just perfct ine very way. You can make a case against many anime for being flawed but for FMAB, you can't as it is literally flawless. This was the only anime that made me cry, feel disturbed, laugh, be happy and angry all at the same time; its the only anime that made me crazy enough to jump up and clap for the characters and cheer on them outloud to win and its the only anime where I was COMPELLED to clap just because the story was so good, that whoever created it deserved a medal for creativity. Even if, and this is a huge if, even if the anime isn't the greatest work of fiction ever, it certainly is one of the greatest and the greatest work of fiction of the decade not to mention the greatest anime of all time. It is the story I always wanted to see as a kid and it finally came in the form of FMAB and it was perfect and more.
17th Apr '12 5:28:57 PM vogon42
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** I had kind of avoided the series for a long while (only saw a few minutes of about three episodes, played two of the games which were straight-up average at best), but it's now that I'm finally sitting down and watching the full anime series with a friend. I'm actually quite shocked at how '''good''' it is--I want to give both Elric brothers a big hug, they're quite endearing and adorable protagonists.
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** I had kind of avoided the series for a long while (only saw a few minutes of about three episodes, played two of the games which were straight-up average at best), but it's now that I'm finally sitting down and watching the full anime series with a friend. I'm actually quite shocked at how '''good''' it is--I want to give both Elric brothers a big hug, they're quite endearing and adorable protagonists.protagonists. ** Seconded. I really appreciate that the writers for the show created such an original concept while still staying within the feel of the manga! What I appreciate the most though is how NEARLY EVERY SINGLE EPISODE MATTERED TO THE STORYLINE and that even the filler episodes were more entertaining than most anime series can pull off. I love both series and the manga, but the first anime will always have a special place in my heart.
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