It’s been a while since we had any decent anime articles, and a little bird told me that many readers would appreciate it. So I decided to take the latest great anime I watched and write a small review about it. First of all, here is animenfo’s description:
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.
Read on for my review and personal opinion.
FMA begins pretty much the same way as other Action animes do. I actually found the first episode of it very similar to the first episode of Naruto. A dreadful sequence which told the dark past of the hero, in the case of FMA there’s two, and then some funny dialogues between the characters for us to get to know them.
Just when you think you’re already used to the show’s flow, it takes you by surprise and starts introducing polemic issues. And from the first shock onwards, you’ll always be on the tip of your toes, watching and waiting eagerly for the next.
The action sequences are ok, but mostly mediocre. But when you’re watching it, you don’t really mind or care. You just want to see how the story develops.
I usually don’t like animes that give you a lot of mysteries and hardly ever answer them, but, in this case, the anime slowly answers all your questions, and gives you new ones. But at the end, you’re sure that you know everything you had interest in.
The ending was surprising, and completely unexpected, but pleasant nonetheless. And even though things finish differently in the movie they made a year after, I preffer the Anime’s ending much more.
This anime is definitely one of the modern anime classics. And I’m sure that ten years from now people will still be watching it and buying the “10th Anniversary” special packages.