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This thread is for those who had already watched FMA: Brotherhood episode 64.
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What was right, what was wrong? Some things that I thought were great and others not so much.
**************SPOILER**************** Don't read this if you haven't finished both anime series.
First off let me just write this is the best anime series I've ever seen. I think it was better than the original and was way more true to the actual books. I think the series followed a great story and it was really well told. The main topic of discussion here is the ending to Brotherhood. For me, Part 5 was just one big winderclock that started very early on, the entire Part 5 was basically the ending and I like how nothing in the series happened without reason and everything got tied together in the end while when the last part 10~ episodes it seemed as if there were so many sub plots and different stories going on eventually the story would split up many different ways. I really enjoyed all the twists and turns the ending took and the return of most characters was awesome.
There are only 3 main things I have a little beef with regarding the ending.
1. I think they should have let Winry play more of a part in the ending. They pretty much left her out of the whole last DVD set and I thought for sure she would pop up at the ending with Ed but I also thought they did that so we would forget about her and have her show up at the very last battle or something.
2. I would have liked to have seen endings (Warning! Series Final Spoilers!)for all the characters. They left out so many of the central characters like The Armstrongs, Izumi, Hawkeye and even totally left out some characters altogether like Rose and Paninya. I know they weren't terribly important but it just would have been nice to see more ending lines for people.
3. Al's role in the end seemed minor considering he was the co-protaganist of the series if not the central protagonist. Ed is definately the start but I see Al as more of the hero's role in this than Ed. That being said, I would have liked to see the ending centralled a bit mroe around him than Mustang, Izumi and some of the others. I love that they were in the ending but I jsut wish Al would have had a bigger hand in the final battles but maybe that's just their way of expressing Al's true essence.
After all that tho, I really enjoyed everything about this series. I think it is the greatest Anime ever and it should be enjoyed by anyone who appreciatets a truely great storyline. So what about you, did you have a problem with anything? What wonderful thing stood out to you to make this one of the best ever?
*edit* Sorry, this probably should have gone in the spoiler subforum =(