Today I’m gonna be reviewing the manga and anime series Fullmetal Alchemist (Brotherhood for the anime, I haven’t seen the 03 version).
(Here you can see the manga I own. 1&2 and 13-27. Plus a little Sparky Sparky Boom Man.)
Ok. I’m gonna try to stay calm, but this is literally my favorite series EVER.
The plot is basically this-
2 brothers try to bring their mom back to life using Alchemy (which is illegal, btw) and fail miserably.
The older brother, Ed just loses his arm and leg, but Al, the younger brother, loses his entire body. So Ed binds his soul to a suit of armor in order to save him.
Skip a bit and Ed is now the youngest state Alchemist in the country. The brothers are trying to find a way to get their bodies back, so they start looking for the Philosopher’s Stone.
The manga starts in Liore (or Reole). Where Ed and Al find a man using Alchemy to trick people into following him.
The anime starts with Ed and Al in Central. They are tasked with capturing Isaac Mcdougal, the Freezing Alchemist, who has made it his mission to take down Fuhrer Bradley.
I can’t express just how much I love this series!
The characters are so well-rounded and real.
The plot is engaging, intracate, and will keep you on your toes!
Age rating- 13+
It’s very violent and can get pretty dark sometimes.
There’s parts based off of WW2.
Not really. There’s 1 shower scene, but it’s actually plot relavent and doesn’t show anything indecent. (It’s Riza Hawkeye, and it’s to show her back. You’ll understand later.)
Sub or Dub?
I love both, but I prefer Dub.
A lot of my favorite VAs are in it. Like Eric Vale (Solf J. Kimblee), J. Michael Tatum (Scar), Todd Haberkorn (Ling), Jerry Jewell (Barry the Chopper), and many others!
1-10 Would I recommemd?
Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you’ve seen FMA/B or read the manga.
And definetally let me know if you plan on watching it!