I post my post here again, don't actually know why it go deleted (note from Mod: this is not true, as your previous posting was not deleted, but simply moved to the thread more suited for such post content, and, we had provided with you the reason for the moving, and the new location where you can find your moved post. )
but I edit some of it. The parts which might be objectionable are omitted. Jeez, I can't form my posts right, can I. This isn't the first time
I'm very pleased with the number of reviews this topic has gotten and I have to say I agree with a lot of them. Here are some of my main props:
I like it when the writers take a different point of view and create their own versions. Some times it works, some times it fails; in FMA's case, the result is a marvellous, exciting anime. I really like the anime 1's story and timeline with the phase how the brother's got to Central. The plot is interesting, the themes go deep into human psyche; it's a psychological discovery. Maybe it is because I used to study psychology at second uppendary school but anime 1 has got something unexplainable that just draws me to it. Fma-1 isn't a happy show but when there is humor it's clever humor. Sometimes the jokes that aren't even meant to be those remind me of some appreciated, serious comedies.
I didn't see it coming, and I think so are many of other FMA fans. To me, the conclusion in this anime was something that was very traditional yet somehow unique. I must say that it was the right way to end the show. It was sad as hell and made you feel incomplete (there comes the movie) but it fit. It matched the plot and made sense of everything. It kept the morals of the show and the principle of sacrifice and exchange e.g. alchemy being "made" of dead our-world people.
Be it sadness, regret, joy, hope, agony, I can feel it in this anime. I experience everything with the characters and live the events with them. I cry tears as the main characters die. It's a very angst-ridden show but it makes me think and that is the most important. Aren't the best fictional creations those that affect your everyday life? Despite the fact that the show mainly relys on emotions and making the audience feel them too I have never cried in Hughes' funeral scene ( ohmy.gif ). Yeah, that's right. I was sobbing at the end but couldn't get a single-tear in my eyes when that scene was on. I have tried several times but it has never worked.
This brings me to my last point:
I like the treatment of this character in this anime series, and I think this character's massive popularity among many FMA fans are stemming form the treatment of this character in this anime series, who was in the picture too short a time. IMO he is a legend that many FMA fans love. I am one of those rare ones who dislike his obsession to show pictures. It isn't because the act itself is shameful which it in a way is; it's because Hughes has so much more in him. I like it that Fma 1 took this character under its wing and created a complex character who became a surrogate father for our main heroes.
I like it that despite the fact that he never went to war and so couldn't really understand Roy's depression and post-traumatic stress order, this man is shrewd when it comes to the world and the military. I like it that his existense spans and thus makes him more of a main character. He is the one to whom everyone come with their problems and he looks after everyone and still manages to keep his job. What a superman. Because of the long air-time he had in FMA-1, we get to see him interact with several people. I think all the times they had had together in this anime came handy when it was time for Hughes to go. Everyone's grief is understood well when I can reminesence all the previous episodes where Hughes played a part. Edward's grief, for example, had a good reason. I like the long "father-son"-like relationship they had in this amime, and how that explains Edward's grief well.
Also, didn't I love the scene where Hughes says his goodbye to Edward. By what I've heard, It seems to be loved by many other FMA fans. It is simple, very peaceful and yet I think it has more of an effect than the funeral scene and It's raining.Note from Mod: In addition to the editing noted below, since this was the second time, the post was edited by the mod where the post claims/states OP's opinion as if that is a fact, such as "nobody can deny..." and changed the style of many statements such as "you love..." to "I love..." etc. so that the post'll fit to this thread where members declare his/her love for this anime and tell us why he/she loves FMA-1 anime in celebration of this anime, in the style of of "I love this anime because...," and not as an analytical discussion article on this FMA series. Also, we have the pre-editing post in safe-keeping, in case needed by OP. Please contact Tombow in such case.