Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood: The Seven Sins are BACK!

full metal alchemist

The Facts are These:

Edward and Alphonse Elric lost their mother and to bring her back they commit a taboo for alchemists, Human Transmutation. This failed with Edward losing an arm and a leg and Alphonse losing his body. Now they are trying to find the Philosopher Stone the only thing that may be able to get them their bodies back.

Discoveries:

This show is amazing that is word that can be used to describe it. The show overflows with creativity and use of ideas that were not as common till the show started. Before fullmetal alchemist no one thought twice about alchemy or how it could be used in a different sense. The characters are well developed and there are times in the show you feel genuinely sad. The use music and the  history put into the world is important to the story and if taken away the show would lose some of its charm. Even the villains towards the end for some of them are pitiful and it can make you feel uncomfortable.

Man this series is badass, this scene in particular.

Man this series is badass, this scene in particular.

Behind the Scenes:

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is based off the manga Fullmetal Alchemist created by author and artist Hiromu Arakawa. Her other works include Hero Tales and Silver Spoon, both of which have been adapted into an anime. The series was directed by Yasuhiro Irie, with his other works including Kurau Phantom Memory, Code: Breaker and the opening songs for Fullmetal Alchemist. The series was composed by Hiroshi Onogi, with his other works including Birdy the Mighty Decode and Shangri-La. The series is a spin off of the original series Fullmetal Alchemist. The original series was developed while the manga was currently ongoing, making for a different storyline. This was changed in Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, where the story stays faithful to the original source material.

The are five opening songs for you to enjoy, the first being “Again” by Yui…

The second is “Hologram” by Nico Touches the Wall..

The third is “Golden Time Lover” by Sukima Switch…

The fourth is “Period” by Chemistry…

The final opening is “Rain” by Sid…

 

A Brief View of the World:

The series takes place primarily in the country of Amestris, a country that resembles Germany. The series though visits other countries in the world such as Xerxes and Xing. In this world through the use of equations and drawings known as Transmutation Circles allows Alchemists to perform science experiments that follow the laws of Equivalent Exchange.

WARNING SPOILERS IF ENLARGED!

WARNING SPOILERS IF ENLARGED!

Enjoyment:

The series is great, with a great story, characters and overall a great time. I could not recommend this series enough, with just a fun and great time. The story can get dark, but it is overall a great time. This is all I can really say about this series, this show is an example of what is different about anime compared to other visual mediums.

Rewatchability:

The series has a great story which help with the idea of rewatching the show, though the length makes it hard to rewatch. With a length of 64 episodes I have rewatched the show and I think it is worth a rewatched.

Rating:

9/10

Recommendations:

Fullmetal Alchemist – I like the original series and think it would be good to watch it.

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D. Gray Man – For an overall enjoyable shonen series.

D.Gray-Man

 

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10 Responses to Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood: The Seven Sins are BACK!

  1. amarawilde says:

    Alphonse and Elric are back baby! Always felt bad for Alphonese, but he’s badass nonetheless. D Gray Man looks interesting. I’ll have to check it out.

    • dandylion13 says:

      When they announced that they were redoing Fullmetal Alchemist I was so excited and it lived up to my expectations.

      • amarawilde says:

        I bet it’s even better than before.
        Do you remember that song that Elric’s American voice actor Vic Mignogna made up? It was called Brothers or something. That’s what the name reminded me of.

  2. Great site! Also wanted to say thanks for all the likes on my page. If you have any advice for me has a new blogger/writer of reviews I would really appreciate it! Thanks 🙂

    • dandylion13 says:

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  3. zaktaku says:

    I think Full Metal Alchemist is one of the shows you need to watch in order to become a true otaku, whether it be Brotherhood or the original. It introduces a really unique power, rather then blasts of ki or chakra, they create things in order to fight each other. It’s a very creative concept that has not really been done before, even now. And it’s perfect with having the horrifying consequences that come from going to deep in, and it’s not free.

    It’s also ingenious with using historical equivalents of Germany, China, the Middle East, and Xerxes was either Egypt or Babylon, probably Babylon since it was wiped out. It adds a hint of realism with magic, kind of like “Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere.” All of the characters are lovable, even the villains were so diabolically evil that you LOVED to hate them. And fathers motive, so simple, yet so powerful: Knowledge. He just wanted to know.

    And that’s the theme of this masterpiece, the danger of knowledge. It took Edward and Alphonse’s arm when they tried to play god with their mother, it took an entire country away, it created a monster in Father, and it is not until Edward outright rejects knowledge in the form of exchanging his portal of truth for Alphonse and his own arm.

    • dandylion13 says:

      Well first off you really live up to your name of The Anime Analyst with this comment. Hot damn you described the show extremely well. I agree with everything that you have said about Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. The show is deeper than what most shounen action series you see, it has a meaning and a purpose to telling the story. It is not just to look cool and have interesting fight (Which it has), but it is also trying to tell an interesting story that gets the audience to think about an issue that was on the mind of the author when they were creating this world. It is a deep and interesting story which is why I think it will last longer than shows like Naruto and Bleach.

      • zaktaku says:

        That’s the reason why a lot of people consider Full Metal Alchemist as one of their top ten, if not favorite, anime of all time. It’s not on mine because I like some anime more, but FMA is certainly up there, especially with it’s subtext and symbolism. I could go on and on talking about things backing up the running theme of the show, like how Truth is supposed to represent the ultimate knowledge, the identity of god, and such. Talking about this subject gives me an idea about a possible post I wanna make…

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