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Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Discussion

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1 Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Discussion on Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:32 pm

Well, I just finished watching the series, and to be frank, I fell like life has somehow change. Oddly enough I had the same felling after I completed Tales of the Abyss; witch I got a similar felling to TotA when I got close to the end of FMAB. I would love to hear what you think about Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood.

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Personally, I didn't like it very much.

I'm not sure why though. I don't remember having any serious nitpicks as far music, VA work or animation goes (my dislike of their choice of the greenish-yellow color used for some characters' hair and of more noticeable 'sameface' issue notwithstanding). When compared to its 2003 counterpart, the pacing is tighter, themes and tone shift about less, the ending avoided
spoilers for both adaptations:
'everybody's dead' and 'vague as hell'
elements, that kind of stuff. I do like the first anime adaptation much, much more, however, so that's probably it.

Mostly because I prefer the way main character's development progresses. And, while I understand that the main author deliberately chose for these two versions to branch off in different directions, I still feel that making Scar
spoilers for both adaptations:
take Mustang's place in Winry's backstory was a copout.
There is also much less slapstcik humor and 'let's pair everybody up', which is, IMHO, always nice.

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