"Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood" Reviews
Favorite or second favorite anime. The decision is tough.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an amazing show, one of the best anime/manga ever in my opinion. The story is about Edward and Alphonse Elric, two young skilled alchemist, who's mother died of disease. In an attempt to revive her they preform the taboo of human transmutation which, as they soon find, is tabooed for a reason; sacrificing his left leg right arm and brothers whole body in the process. Quickly he binds his brothers soul to a huge suit of armor. Getting outfitted with an automail arm and leg, Joining the military as a state alchemist, and firming his resolve; he embarks on his journey for the fabled philosopher stone and to restore he and his brothers bodies. During the course of the show several gripping deep charters are met, twist after twist are revealed, and charter growth is easily apparent. My only real problem with the show is its short length. The length hinders the show by making things seem slightly rushed. Cool and important charters don't get enough screen time or development, things suffer from lack of full explanation, and problems are made and solved in a snap. Overall "Brotherhood" is a great anime. The story is maybe the best and most gripping ive seen from any anime, and the powers and fights are totally bad ass! If only it were longer!