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  • As an introduction episode, it is pretty good, not nearly as good as the introduction episode that the first Fullmetal Alchemist anime had, but it does do a relatively good job of introducing the characters, although they aren’t half as interesting as they were the last time
  • Ed and Al’s introduction’s are solid, but the concept of Equivalent Exchange is a concept that fans of the first series remember, but might confuse newcomers because it lacks a decent explanation in my opinion, since I’ve seen the first anime, I understand what it means, but if someone who had never watched the original anime sees this might be confused
  • What I love about this remake is the fact that it has very good writing, just like the original series, although it has a different director
  • I enjoyed the first episode, and any Fullmetal Alchemist fan will like it
  • Fans of the original series will definitely enjoy Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

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      Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is a franchise reboot of the original Fullmetal Alchemist anime that came out in 2003-2004. While the original anime deviated from the manga story in the middle of the show because the manga was not finished, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood follows the manga story line much more closely.

      The episode begins with the Freezing Alchemist, Isaac McDougal, completing a transmutation somewhere in Central and it’s up to Colonel Roy Mustang and the Fullmetal Alchemist Edward Elric to stop him on orders from Fuehrer King Bradley. Edward and his younger Brother Alphonse, decide to stop him before he destroys Central.

      As an introduction episode, it is pretty good, not nearly as good as the introduction episode that the first Fullmetal Alchemist anime had, but it does do a relatively good job of introducing the characters, although they aren’t half as interesting as they were the last time. The Freezing Alchemist Isaac McDougal was


      created for this first episode and is not from the original manga. His motivations for attacking Central don’t feel very compelling, and I didn’t think he was that great for a one shot villain.

      Ed and Al’s introduction’s are solid, but the concept of Equivalent Exchange is a concept that fans of the first series remember, but might confuse newcomers because it lacks a decent explanation in my opinion, since I’ve seen the first anime, I understand what it means, but if someone who had never watched the original anime sees this might be confused. The other character introductions seemed rushed, such as Alex Louis Armstrong’s first appearance, and Riza Hawkeye, it felt like they were trying to cram everything in to please fans of the first series. Fortunately Maes Hughes is giving a lengthy amount of screen time, considering the fact that his role this time around is much, much shorter than ...


      • his role in the first anime, I’m not going to give any spoilers away.

        What I love about this remake is the fact that it has very good writing, just like the original series, although it has a different director. The animation is sharp and bright colors abound. The voice acting for the Japanese dub is excellent, I liked it. I saw the first series in English but it hasn’t been completely dubbed n English, but the cast who was in the first series is reprising most of their roles for the second series. I enjoyed the first episode, and any Fullmetal Alchemist fan will like it. Newcomers might be confused, but it’s easy to catch on. I enjoyed the episode and it made me look forward to what was next.

        The theme songs are excellent and fit the anime, starting off with “Again” by YUI and ending with

        “Uso” by SID. The musical score in the show itself isn’t quite as memorable as the first series, but the opening and ending themes make up for it.

        Fans of the original series will definitely enjoy Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. It’s a superb anime and I love it because there are so many things that make it a good show. The animation is sharper and crisper than the previous series, the music is beautiful and melodic, the excellent voice acting, and the story. Its broad appeal will entertain even non-anime fans.

        Funimation is streaming Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood in Japanese with English subtitles on their website; each new episode is uploaded to their site four days after it airs in Japan. Since Japan airs them on Sundays, Funimation uploads it on Thursday at 10:00 AM, Central Time. I encourage all anime fans to check it out. It’s off to a pretty good start.




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