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AngelEyes3's Fullmetal Alchemist Tv Review

Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist tv Review

"You can't gain something without sacrificing something else of the equal value. This is the principle of the equivalent trade."

The story takes place in Amestris, in the early 1900's. Two brothers, Edward and his younger brother Alphonse Elric, live with their mother, Trisha, in the small village of Resembool. Their father left home when they were still very young, but Ed and Al inherited his passion for alchemy. In 1909, Trisha dies of an unknown illness, which ten-year-old Ed blames his father for. When Edward finds out about flesh forging in an alchemy book that belonged to his father, he engages in an intense training with Al in order to be able to perform a human transmutation and bring their mother back.

In 1910, the Elric brothers cross the forbidden line during the resurrection. Unfortunately, the endeavor is a complete failure, as Ed loses his left leg and Al — his entire body. In a last desperate attempt, Ed uses alchemy to restore his brother's spirit by putting it in a suit of armor, at the further cost of his right arm. The two decide to embark on a journey to find the legendary Philosopher's Stone, rumored to create anything from nothing, in hopes of getting their original bodies back.

Story & Characters

This, like all of the animes/mangas, is 100% original. I'ts about two brothers. In this world, there exists people with special abilities to manipulate objects and transform one object into another. These people are known as alchemists. This process does come with a cost though, the basic law of alchemy states that to gain something you have to sacrifice something of the same value.

The main character is the famous alchemist Edward Elric - also known as the Fullmetal Alchemist - who almost lost his little brother, Alphonse, in an accident. Edward managed to contain his brother's soul in a large suit of armor. While he did manage to save his brother's life, he had to pay a great price himself.

To get back what they've lost, the brothers embark on a journey to find the Philosophers Stone that is said to amplify the powers of an alchemist enormously . I suppose this is a very nice anime, but some guys wouldn't like this anime . In the end, there's love that just makes you feel..happy and a lot of action.

Rating: 9

Art

I'm not really sure if I missed any parts where the quality is bad, but it seemed beautiful to me. The artwork is consistent throughout the anime, not like some other animes where its bad. But there are some people say that parts that looked a little bad. Well, I am not sure about that , because i believe it's fine and looks great. The characters all look great, and some scenes where you go nuts and you can't hold your enthusiasm. Maybe its just me who feels excited... The detials, characters, background, all are drawn very well. some might say that the art isn't exactly number one. However, I think that its good enough to keep most people happy except for any people that are crazy over the need of extremely amazing artwork.

Rating: 9

Sound

The intro themes, background music, and ending themes are all pretty much suitable for all kind of watchers. Not only for boys, even girls could enjoy watching it. The soundtrack have a nice rythm that maches every part of the scene. It is really great to synchronize the sound with the scene to give you as much of an experience as possible. The voices are MUCh better than most of animes. IT's basically a very good work that can't be denied and the work is really undisputed . I love this anime and it's one of best I have ever seen.

Rating: 9

Presentation

It is in fact 100% entertaining, and it keeps you want to see more. At least, I haven't heard of an anime about a two boys lost parts of there body trying to revive there dead mother. All of the action starts from there.. otherwise, its something that will feel refreshingly new to you, especially if you're a regular anime watcher. Me, I've seen quite alot of action adventure animes. therefore I do believe that this anime is away beyond any other action anime I have seen. because it gathered everything in one anime. you can feel the emotions and the excitment. above that, you frankly can't wait untill you see the next episode.

Humor... some of the things that they do, make you laugh cause its cute...but again, maybe thats just for me :P. There isn't any "its funny if someone gets hurt" stuff here.
How much you'll enjoy watching it depends o the kind of person you are, but I certainly liked watching this from beginning to end. Anyone who's into it absolutely MUST see the rest of the anime, including the movie wich is has been just released. Although, most girls probably wouldn't like this, cause its so full of action and bloody scenes as well...what the hell, I didn't really care as long as i am a man...lol .... am I selfish?

Rating: 9

Final Verdict

9.00 (very good)

Reviewed by AngelEyes3, Jun 22, 2006

Comments

  1. cyd84 Jun 22, 2006

    A little more detailed explanation for the high ratings would be nice...otherwise not a bad review

  2. shoujoboy Jun 22, 2006

    For a perfect review, I rather expected a review with more of a Wow! factor to represent that. There was a lot of comparison of what you thought vs what you think others think about the show. It does need more that's for sure.

  3. animbot2 Jun 22, 2006

    Very nice review of a very good anime, only thing that I would add would be an independant bio on all of the main characters.

  4. suikodee Jun 23, 2006

    Although the review doesn't reflect the high rating, it's a good review nonetheless. I just would like more to justify the 10.

  5. moonescape Jun 23, 2006

    I agree that it deserves a 10. It's so awesome and very philosical. It does have a lot to do with the alchemy of life. And the characters play an interesting role and their beliefs are interesting too.

  6. Kabura Jun 23, 2006

    You did a pretty good job.

    Congratulations. :)

  7. royaldarkness Jun 23, 2006

    i love this anime to bits, and it is indeed a nice review, but i think 10/10 is a little too much :P

  8. Dragonkin4 Jun 23, 2006

    This anime kicks ass. Seriously!

  9. midnightLOVERS Jun 24, 2006

    nice review and word choices here. i really enjoyed reading the review. it is indeed a excellent anime.

    midnightLOVERS

  10. phamthuha Jun 24, 2006

    10? OoO! So so nice mark sweetie ^_^ Excellent review so keep it upt ;)

  11. AngelEyes3 Jun 24, 2006

    Thanks everyone for your time to replay and to give me your feedback about the review.
    I will try to do better in my next review.
    Thanks anyway.

  12. karin12196 Jun 26, 2006

    i like the anime and the review was good too :)

  13. mcheddadi Restricted Member Jun 27, 2006

    I hate this anime, because I think the story sucks.
    Nice review, lots of work went into it and I acknowledge that.

  14. Crosse Jun 28, 2006

    ^ lol the story isn't that bad... it actually depicts people in situations, and it tells us how fragile and queer human nature is. Not many animes can show this, and this also could be the reason for its good following. :D

    @topic starter: Hehe nice review btw, not many people can put into words what theyr'e thinking and, so much less, write it. God bless! ^_^

  15. Leosam096 Jul 09, 2006

    this anime is great! keeps you at the edge of your seats.
    this is one of the few anime that has truly shown feelings and emotions of different people put in anime.
    truly a master piece, give a round of applause to AngelEyes3, the reviewer, and Hiromu Arakawa, creator of FMA.

    cheers and God Bless!

  16. purpleheart13 Jul 24, 2006

    FMA rocks - watch it, omg this review...I doubt I could get anywhere near it...good stuff *thumbs up* congrats mate

  17. nahuel19 Jul 26, 2006

    the best of this anime is the major armstrong :p

  18. OnlyLetItBe Jul 27, 2006

    The story isn't bad! For me, is the best anime! XD

  19. AngelEyes3 Aug 26, 2006

    Thank you all for your time to reply and to write your comments. I'am very happy to read your comments. They really motivated me to write another review and to do better next time.
    Thank you all.........

  20. leot486 Aug 30, 2006

    good review ill give ya a 10 outa 10

  21. Rhyme097 Sep 14, 2006

    I love FMA thanks for reviewing .. it's really great anime

  22. AkatsukiLeader89 Mar 04, 2007

    I am obsessed with FMA,thanks!

  23. tyrant242 Jun 20, 2007

    do u know where i can watch full metal alchemist?
    nice review
    ;)

  24. Sanisa Sep 22, 2009

    Thanks for the review!

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