Review: Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood

Plot Summary: Two brothers lose their mother to an incurable disease. With the power of “alchemy”, they use taboo knowledge to resurrect her. The process fails, and as a toll for using this type of alchemy, the older brother, Edward Elric loses his left leg while the younger brother, Alphonse Elric loses his entire body. To save his brother, Edward sacrifices his right arm and is able to affix his brother’s soul to a suit of armor. With the help of a family friend, Edward receives metal limbs – “automail” – to replace his lost ones. With that, Edward vows to search for the Philosopher’s Stone to return the brothers to their original bodies, even if it means becoming a “State Alchemist”, one who uses his/her alchemy for the military.

Now this is an anime to be remembered, the first part of Full Metal Alchemist ended on a high note, and then there was the movie. I didn’t know there was a full series that was going to be released, and it was even better then the first part. Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood picked up where the first one ended and there were some filler episodes to help people remember what was going on. Then it just went into a crazy plot where they are fighting the homunculi while trying to find the cure for their bodies, they start uncovering a deep story and plot related to the character called “Father”. Even with all the odds against them they team up with people they have met over their lives to try to fight this insane foe. I can’t describe how good the story was but if you have any inkling for anime this should be at the top of the list.

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7 Comments

  1. Bo_hubash

    the best anime story ever

  2. My brother keeps telling me I HAVE to watch this series. I might check out the movie first and then decide :)

  3. Abdullah

    it doesnt pick up where the old series left off, the manga artists couldnt keep up with the cartoon and so the cartoonist made up the story as they went along. when the manga finally ended thats when they started the series all over again and this time it stuck completely to the manga.

  4. @His – Its cool!

    @Bo_hubash – Agreed!

    @Mathai – You really have to!

    @Abdullah – I’m not sure about the Manga but it picks up after the Major was killed by the Homonculi and continues the story so its pretty good in that respect!

    @Mohammad – You don’t have to but you will enjoy it! And understand their relationships more!

    @DaREfresh – Agreed!

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