I always had a doubt. Alchemists who have not seen the truth need symbols to transmute, and each element has its symbol. But Edward doesn't need symbols because he saw the truth, but then why doesn't Edward transmute all the elements? Why doesn't he transmute fire and water for example?
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Ok I KNOW that fma is pretty old, but...
PLEASE if you have a weeb friend/someone who doesnt mind watching anime and you know they'd like this genre of manga/anime, tell them about FMA! It's so good that it'd be a shame if it was just forgotten like that. I want FMA to be remembered for a long time, since this is the best manga I've ever seen, nothing, literally, NOTHING can compare to this.
So please do this. I'm already translating manga to my 3 weeb friends.
You might be gone, but you’ll remain forever in our hearts
It’s a shame :’(
Can’t we all just agree both versions of FMA are amazing in their own way?
Things FMA did better:
Most of the Homunculi (except Pride)
Strays from the usual shonen clichés
Fewer characters, but all were executed almost perfectly
Envy was the type of villain you love to hate. He makes my blood boil
Humour in the right places
Much more poetic ending
A lot of you hate the first adaptation because it doesn’t follow the manga. But I don’t see why that’s a reason. Arakawa-sensei herself said it was a brilliant story in its own.
Things Brotherhood did better:
Most of my ships (Royai, LingFan, EdWin, Meiphonse)
In short: Brotherhood had the plot and villain, but FMA had the characters and ending.
You might hate me for this, but I loved the ending of FMA... not despite it being so dissatisfying, but because of it. Went to show how imperfect the world is.
”Nothing’s perfect. The world’s not perfect. But it’s there for us, doing the best it can. That’s what makes it so damn beautiful.” ~Roy Mustang
See? Even Mustang says it.
Because I cried while reading end of the manga. Half because Al made such beautifiul sacrife, half because manga has so great. Like, I sometimes have a feeling when I'm watching smth or reading smth, that after 7 minutes of episodes (like in BNHA) or 2 pages of manga [this was a sketch chapter, chapter 0] (in FMA) I know that this series will be great. And they both were indeed great. So, yeah. I was so devastated that after two weeks spent with FMA I had to say goodbye to it. When I end anime/manga I usually have a feeling like "woah this was so great the best i've ever seen" but after several days I forget about it and Im like "meh this was just a phase". The month has passed since I ended FMA and I still love it and admire it, it's just so much fucking beautifiul, this was the first manga ever (i never cried during watching animes too) that made me cry. I'm still hurt because it's over. At least I still have FMA 2003 to watch (I saw the ending, I cried during it, how am I supposed to laugh now when there's a joke while knowing what will happen?) and FMA Brotherhood and I also can always rewatch or reread manga, but...
MAN IT STILL HURTS
WHERE IS THIS FRIC**** SPIN OFF MANGA
The Promised Nevermanga
Here are mine:
Favourite FMA opening (song-wise):
Especially the end, where Ed is sparring with Greed, it’s animated beautifully. And the song is catchy.
Favourite FMA opening (animation-wise):
This is the most amazingly animated thing in the entire series I love it so much. That waterfall scene it’s amazing. And that damned smile at 1:20-1:22 it gives me chills I love it
Favourite FMA ending (song-wise and animation-wise):
I can’t even begin to explain how good this is, I love it so much. Especially at 1:10, that part was sad. The music is cool too
Favourite Brotherhood opening (song-wise):
It’s a tie between
I love both, I can’t choose. The nostalgia hits hard in the first one but the fight scenes are amazing in the second one. I can’t pick T_T
Favourite Brotherhood opening (animation-wise):
Easily the best animation. Have you seen the part at 1:14-1:18 it’s gorgeously animated I love
Best Brotherhood ending (song-wise):
I love the song! It’s catchy and it’s stuck in my head. Plus the animation is cute
Favourite Brotherhood ending (animation-wise):
I’m not really a big fan of the song, but the animation is absolutely perfect. Winry’s hair flowing in the wind... it’s beautiful!
I’m interested to know if you guys agree with me or not
I absolutely adored the FMA '03 ending.
It was so bittersweet and poetic. It reflected the problems of the real world perfectly. The ending left me thinking about the series for days.
I think the reason so many people hate the ending is because they wanted the Elric brothers to have a happier ending. But like Al said, the world isn't perfect, and not everything will turn out the way you think. It is a beautiful reflection of the real world, and some people don't want to accept that some things will turn out badly.
And Al's last words of the series were the saddest thing ever:
"I don't think of equivalent exchange as a law of the world anymore. I think of it as a promise between my brother and me. A promise that some day, we'll see each other again."
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what a majestic being
Am I the only one that's recently finished Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood for the second time and is really sad to not have more from the show. It had a great ending I, myself personally, kinda wanted to see a kiss or more of something from edward and winry.
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