Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood finished

Finished it all! I guess my decision to marathon the whole thing when it finishes was the right idea. Everything felt more intense compared to watching weekly, especially when the storyline’s on a railroad.

Not saying it’s a bad thing, in fact, FMA:B really does the manga justice. It pretty much felt like the manga coming to life and just shows how good the story was. Couldn’t stop my sniffling at the “Promised Day” arc, especially whenever someone dies.

One thing you have to love about the animated version is how it brings everything to life. Winry sure did grew up healthy, XD. Man she just exuded raw sex appeal just by being on-screen in some episodes. One of the drawbacks was some iffy animation during the action scenes though, but nothing going to full QUALITY levels thankfully.

King Bradley/Wrath is probably my most respected character of the series though, given his setting, skills and the way he dies. Somehow, despite being the bad guy, I just can’t help but to admire him a lot. Anime sure did him good justice too.

Noticed that the final episode differed a little from the manga chapter, but it’s actually good because they complemented each other. Hohenheim’s death was a lot sadder in the anime, but the manga version of Ed’s confession to Winry is better by a little bit. Still, it did great justice to the series.

There’s also the movie upcoming soon, but no plot details have been revealed so far. I just hope it’s not a compilation movie… maybe they might even do a trilogy of it like Kiddy Grade, lol. My hope would be it focusing on some of the side-stories/novels or maybe even a fully new plot to extend what happens during the Elric Brothers’ adventures to the east and west. That would be nice :).

Liked: Yes, did proper justice to the manga.
Rewatch: Iffy, because it’s quite long, maybe a few years down the road XD.

12 Comments

  1. Shin Said,

    July 23, 2010 @ 1:30 am

    Hughes is still dead ;_;

  2. arigatou Said,

    July 23, 2010 @ 2:05 am

    Moral story from an anime called TR Chronicles, someone had died can no longer be returned, and their destiny won’t change despite all the sacrifices been made and this series is not Dragon Ball Z, although Al is not really dead, his body was taken only as a payment so his brother manage to get it back.

    I consider now FMA:Brotherhood as the first successful remake to get a high five this decade 2000-2010 (Kanon now goes to a near second place, since they switch studio while Bones still Bones.)

  3. Gudo Said,

    July 23, 2010 @ 2:47 am

    Lust has to be my favorite humongulus, personally…

    It’s interesting to see how different Edward is in this show from the original FMA. Certainly more true to the manga though.

  4. The Hordesman Said,

    July 23, 2010 @ 5:07 am

    My only problem with the series were the simplistic backgrounds, which were better in the first series.

    It’s rather interesting that both of them compensate one another with character development- some characters that were pretty much one-shot or minor background characters here had some development in the first and viceversa, though of course the universes are quite different.

  5. Rei Said,

    July 23, 2010 @ 7:40 am

    I also marathoned the last half of the series – brilliant choice indeed. It was really gripping and I kept popping episode after episode and it brought the epic impact a lot more than episodic weekly basis shocks.
    Fantastic series overall and even though I knew what was going to happen, the anime just still caught me offguard coz I forgot a few things, but yeah :D fantastic series! Winry was indeed very sexy/hawt in some scenes, she just STOOD OUT SO MUCH.
    I shed more tears for Hohenheim and loved the Roy raging scenes and Riza screentime (but I still miss her old seiyuu). Olivier was also kick-ass awesome and scary, and Lan Fan still remains some of my favs with Winry and Hawkeye :D
    Movie huh…. as long as it’s not “return to Germany” I think I wouldn’t mind anything else :P

  6. Aelms Said,

    July 23, 2010 @ 8:49 am

    Gonna blog about the latest Umineko VN, Kurogane?

  7. kashim Said,

    July 23, 2010 @ 4:43 pm

    very nice ending.. the best ending of FMA.. so much better that before.. i did not expect ed will sacrifice the gate of truth.. well done :D

  8. Maggeh Said,

    July 23, 2010 @ 6:49 pm

    @ Gudo
    Original FMA? The manga is the original. o_O

  9. Zkage Said,

    July 25, 2010 @ 4:15 am

    everytime someone mentions a movie to me, it reminds me of filler stories or something- kakashi gaiden would have been an excellent movie-~
    for the fma scene..lets see what story they come up with

  10. Shogun22 Said,

    July 26, 2010 @ 6:43 am

    I decided to marathon the series when I heard the last episode was going to air.
    One of the best anime (series) i’ve seen in a long time.

  11. ~xxx Said,

    July 26, 2010 @ 7:41 pm

    well, I was deciding to buy this one with my sister if we collected enough money… But for now we will watch the Filipino Dub on our local channel in the Philippines. hahahah. Well, it’s a great show and we can’t wait to finish it.

  12. Gudo Said,

    July 28, 2010 @ 7:55 pm

    @ Maggeh

    Haha I meant the original anime. I first watched it when it finished running years ago :)

    Ehh, I guess that’s why I kind of still prefer it. I like that this series is continuous with the manga more or less, so you can finish it and get your fix, instead of being left with an unsatisfying ending. But I didn’t find it to be as suspenseful as the original story in the FMA anime. Although it did more justice to some very important plot events, I think (like Hohenheim’s death).

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