Anime Review: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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By, Kairi Honda

R: Hi everyone!
K: Yo.
E: HIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!
K: …You gave her sugar, didn’t you?
R: N-nooo…
K: You are a terrible liar.
R: She got into my secret stash of Pixie Sticks!
K: -looks at Emillia- Filthy, little, stealing, miniature child!
E: I’M NOT SHORT! I’M JUST FUN SIZED! LIKE THOSE LITTLE M&M PACKETS! I LOVE M&M’S!!!!
R: What have I done…? Wait a minute, I didn’t do anything, she did!!
K: You provoked her outburst! Anyways, to this week’s review.
R: This week it is…
-drumroll-
E: FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST!!!!
K and R: Brotherhood.
K: Never forget the brotherhood.
R: Ever. There is a huge difference between normal FMA (Fullmetal Alchemist abbreviated)
K: And FMA: Brotherhood.
R: For one, Brotherhood follows the manga.
K: And FMA has only 51 episodes and Brotherhood has 64.
E: OH MY GOSH YOU GUYS ARE AGREEING ON SOMETHING!
R: We’re agreeing? Oh no!! WE MUST BALANCE THE UNIVERSE!!! KAIRI YOU’RE SUCH A LOSER!!!
K: -stares- Anyways, this show is about two brothers: Edward and Alphonse Elric, otherwise known as Ed and Al. While they are growing up, they show an amazing talent for alchemy.
R: Alchemy is like a mystical yet scientific art of changing matter using energy. Later in the anime is explains that the sequence to alchemy is this: Comprehension (Understanding the matter and the energy that flows through it), Deconstruction (breaking down the matter into a flexible state so it can be shaped into any form), and Reconstruction (Continuing to flow of energy to reform the material into the new shape).
K: Right. Eventually, the boys’ mother dies. They decide that they will try to bring her back using alchemy. First you should know that human transmutation is forbidden. Anyways, it goes horribly wrong, and Ed loses his leg and Al his whole body. You should also know that the main law of alchemy is the Law of Equivalent Exchange, which basically says that you can’t make something from nothing.
R: But the boys did manage to create something with a body that could move, but it was not their mother and didn’t live for over a couple hours.
K: Not wanting to lose his brother as well as his mother, Ed puts a seal on one of the suits of armor in the shed they transmuted in. Ed succeeds in bonding his brother’s soul to the armor, but Al can’t eat or sleep, and Ed also loses his arm.
R: Ed and Al’s childhood friend, Winry, fixes Ed up with automail, which is basically a metal prosthetic. Set on getting their bodies back, Ed joins the State Alchemists, that are basically talented alchemists that work for the state and do whatever the leader tells them to do, even fight in wars.
K: Ed plans on uncovering the secrets of a Philosopher’s Stone, a powerful stone that is believed to raise an alchemist’s powers greatly, to get their original bodies back. Little did they know that it would escalate into something much bigger and significant…
E: Well, that wasn’t ominous at all.
K: Well, if I said more, it would give away the ending, now wouldn’t it!?
E: Well you can tell me!
R: Once again, Emily knows nothing of the anime we review. I’m beginning to believe she’s just kinda…here.
K: We should get rid of her again. She’s like a puppy, bright and full of energy and a pain in the butt. Sometimes, you just gotta throw the puppy on the streets.
E: That’s so mean!
K: Just an analogy! I’d never do that! To a puppy, anyway…
E: What’s that supposed to mean?!
R: -cuts in- Be sure to comment if you have a suggestion for us!
K: And don’t kill anyone! Including puppies! But little girls that SHALL NOT BE NAMED are perfectly fine. BYEEEE!!!! [^_^]

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