Full Metal Brotherhood Review
(be prepared for spoilers of course)
Just finished watching Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood. I say it’s one of the best if not the best shonen anime ever. The plot is well balanced - there is drama, action, comedy and pure awesomeness in the whole 64-episode series. Forget about DeathNote which kinda went downhill after L died, this one is a lot better in terms of character development.
One good case of character development are the characters of Roy Mustang and Riza Hawkeye. The issues surrounding those two and around them enriched the plot by giving so much room for emotional scenes on many episodes.
Hear the click sound and you’ll burnnnn.
The only thing I don’t like about FMA:b is its ending, which basically fast forward-ed Ed and Al’s lives after they defeated Father. Or maybe I’m just too shocked in seeing a picture of Ed and Winry holding 2 kids just after showing the proposal scene.
WHY SO FAST?!
I think it would’ve satisfied me better if they made one last episode showing Ed and Al returning from their journeys and the Ed-Winry marriage. It would have made a more lasting impression to me. That’s just me of course.
I think no other anime has an ending better than Code Geass - but overall I would say FMA:bro has better buildup, climax and more likable characters too.
Lelouch is alive right?! XD Or at least that’s what I believe. HAHA.
I know there’s another FMA series from years ago but I read its story is quite different from this. Brotherhood is manga-faithful while the first one was not. So I think FMA: Brotherhood has the more cohesive plot.
PS. Since Shingeki No Kyojin is not yet done, I’m not making any comparisons with it.