mordicai caeli (mordicai) wrote,
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Fullmetal Alchemist, the complete series, by Funimation.

It has been over a year since I read a comic version of Fullmetal Alchemist, but I finally watched the animated series. For something that took up nineteen hours of my life over the past few weeks, I'll probably give this short shrift. First, I should point out that if I watched nineteen hours of this, it must have been pretty decent. Okay, the quick story here: the manga is still coming out, & the animie is over. That means at some point around the end of the first season, it diverged from the comic storyline & went in its own direction. This hilights the best thing about the series: it is over. Seriously, that is such a big relief? You can watch the whole thing & be done with it. The comic is, no surprise, better. Still, seeing a new direction is fun, too. I liked it, for much the same reasons as I liked the comic. I will say-- the "twist" at the end of the series was...not to my liking. It hadn't been telegraphed or hinted at; it seemed shoe horned in, & wasn't needed. I'm not saying it was a betrayal-- they were well within the confines of storytelling-- but I felt let down. On the plus side, Roy ending up with an eyepatch almost made up for it.
Tags: comics, fullmetal alchemist, television

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