Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
(Warning this review may contain slight spoilers)
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is the re-make show in the series. The original was called Fullmetal Alchemist and there are a few changes between the original and the remake is the one that I will be reviewing today. It starts off with us meeting the two brothers Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric who are both alchemist and they are trying to make there way to central city.
These two brothers have been through quite a lot in there life in Fullmetal Alchemist. They are trying to find there way a way so that they can get there bodies back from the other side. Edward managed to lose his arm and one of his legs, Alphonse lost his entire body when they tried to bring there mother back using the most forbidden taboo in the entire world of alchemy, human transmutation. There story starts with the two of them walking across the desert towards the city in which a profit there has a philosopher stone but that won’t be very easy with the entire town eating out of the palm of this profits hands. After failing to find a true stone they leave and head back towards the main command base central city. They travel across the world trying to help people as they go along trying to find the secret to the philosopher stone but will what they do always be able to help people and can they save everyone from the fate in which one man is trying to cook up.
They later learn about these kids of monsters in the world that are called Chimera which are created when you mix a lot of animals together to make a new form of monster. There are also powerful monster known as homunculus which are monster that look a lot like a human being. The center of every homunculus however is not a beating human heart it instead is a philosopher stone but being a homunculus not only lets you die many times but also gives amazing abilities such as sloths amazing speed or greed’s ultimate shield or lust ultimate spear. There is a homunculus for every one of the seven deadly sins humans: greed, lust, pride, envy, wrath, gluttony, and sloth.
Then there are the state alchemist also known as the dogs of the military. They must all pass a long test in order to become an alchemist and every year they must go through another test so that they can keep there state alchemist certification. They are also allowed to be called into a time of war whenever the state wishes. The dogs of the military are given the privilege to use restricted materials that many other normal alchemist are not to look at but there is always a cost to getting something. The law of equivalent exchange works for everything in the world.
This is a great anime that is full of actions and intense fights but also has a very intellectual parts to it. I would give this anime a 4.5 starts out of 5 because of its touching stories and amazing way to create something that is not seen everyday.