FullMetal Alchemist : Brotherhood

The tragic story of the Elric brothers gives the viewer deep empathy for his two mutilated children for having committed the irreparable. We feel close to them, but also the multitude of other protagonists who revolve around. We appreciate that everyone has a story, a character and a psychology, which helps to make this world alive as and when they evolve. Obviously we do not escape the archetypes of the genre, but the animated manages to find a good balance between each of them, all having their moment of glory, their charm, without falling into an excessive overbidding. Characters who evolve in a world just as accomplished and expanded, second strong point of the series. Started with Alchemy, a kind of magical discipline governed by the principle of equivalent exchange, used by some elected officials and in the center of history. But FMA: B also presents a whole world solid and consistent, with the atmosphere oriented Steampunk. Like what one could find in a book, the background appears quickly quite rich and searched. We gradually discover the geography and history of Amestris, the events of the past, the different peoples such as the Ishval, in short … all elements that give life to the universe of FMA, and which allow the escape of the spectator.

all this brings us to a new important point of FMA: B, because the universe and the characters are at the service of a scenario rather nice if not truly transcendent. For my part, I have not found the frenzy that had taken me in a few other animated, this absolute need to watch a new episode just the previous one ended, but the whole is let follow. Action is not ubiquitous, and I think it’s a good point. FMA: B knows how to land, take his time to develop his plot and his characters. We will still note some lengths, especially on the end, but nothing serious. In fact, the story itself does not contain a lot of surprises in terms of the unfolding of events, but the real positive points that result are to look elsewhere. Indeed, although it does not mark by its complexity, the plot will still have its impact on the viewer for two reasons. The first is that it multiplies the sequences emotions. FMA: B has repeatedly titillated the lacrimal glands. The series succeeds in a difficult exercise: to move one’s viewer without falling into the dripping of cleverness. The second concerns the substance of the work. The topics are numerous and offer interesting reflections. Of course, the target audience is not an audience of philosophers and the debate is never pushed very far, but everyone will be free to pick out what interests him among the recurrent notions presented, such as sacrifice, revenge, redemption or loneliness. The most interesting theme, at the center of the fight in FMA: B, is undoubtedly that of human nature, the value of the human being despite its imperfections.