Awesome Series: 16. FullMetal Alchemist Brotherhood -again- (Boys into Men! – Shonen Week)

In the end it was kinda getting hard to come up with tittles that i knew enough to talk about but that also were not the “Big Three”. Though I think its kind of funny that we call them the big Three yet only one of them is MEGA SUPER POPULAR in japan and the other two are super popular but probably just because they run in weekly shonen jump. Would be funny to see what happened if Naruto or Bleach ran in Shonen GanGan. Which we are covering a series out of for the final day of shonen week. If you know the name Shonen GanGan you probably already know what it is. and or also looked at the title for this.

FullMetal Alchmist, Brotherhood specifically, is the best shonen series I have seen in my life. It has everything you want in that kind of story, Awesome characters, a strong world to build ideas off of, great art some of my favourite art in any anime but hey that’s Studio Bones for you. it also has lots of drama and good action, and also kind of contrary to the beliefs of this website but is still a good thing about it, not everything can be solved by punching and kicking Sometimes you just can’t fix a problem with force.

I am of the opinion that FullMetal Alchmist brotherhood has possibly the best climax in any shonen series, maybe any anime series ever. I want to go into that more at a later date. but for now I will just say that I think it is super awesome. Some people seem to think the ending takes too long to build up or that there is no breaks in the climax to take a breather. I don’t share this opinion at all. I was on the edge of my seat for the whole last section of the show and I have not been on the edge of my seat since if found the GaoGaiGar opening theme. I can’t wait to re-watch it again.

Normally here I would say “well if you are into this kind of thing” you should check this out if you want. But I am saying right now. If you like anime at all. if you like action and drama at all. there is a 99% that you too will love this series.


Awesome Theme: 2. FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Disclaimer: This is not the first opening theme of FMA:B, but as this is now just “Awesome Themes” I think it is safe to say it does not have to be the first opening.

FullMetal Alchemist is probably my favourite shonen series of all time, topped only by its self FullMetal Alchemist brotherhood. I don’t like it better because it follows the manga, that’s not a reason to like something more. The reason I like Brotherhood better I will get into in a future post, but basically the series presses all of my buttons that a shonen series can.The only other anime that has even come close to FMA:B for me is maybe Yu Yu Hakusho.(mostly just for its third arc)

This song, much like the series is probably my favourtie FMA opening. That used to be Rewrite from forth opening from the first series. As much as I do love Asian Kung-Fu Generation I think that period is a little bit better for me personally at least. I can listen to rewrite maybe one or two times before I don’t want to hear it for a while but, man, Period I can listen to it over and over and not get sick of it. This opening does a very good job getting you excited for what you are about to watch. Normally with anime openings after you hear them once (or depending on the show, zero times) you tend to skip them, I did not skip period once.

What is your favourite song from FMA or FMA:B? I would like to hear some other opinions.