I don't think that anything i want to say hasn't already been said. But i'll say it anyway.
FullMetal Alchemist is one of those shows that really gets to you. It appeals to a large auidience. Younger audiences because of the intresting battles and hillarious scenes here and there. But it also appeals to an older audience because of the philosopy behind everything. Alchemy, the Military, and how the bad guys aren't truely bad. What i mean by that is this- Take Scar for example. Can you really concider him
? He is killing people shure, but he has a good reason. And he isn't killing innocent people nesscarily. He is killing military soilders; they will probobly kill people one day too. (And how can we say Scar is "Bad" or "Evil" by killing people, when the millitary "Dogs" do it? Is it because they are somehow "just" In killing who they kill because they are told to do it?)
This show gets you thinking about life. When i started watching it, i found my self questioning things more often. I wanted to reaserch Alchemy and learn more about it. You really wonder about the laws of equivilant exchange. After that came into my head, i realized, "Woa. That, makes so much sense." You start to view life in a differnt way.
Even in the first eppisode, you see how corruption can even come from places like a church. (That took me 8 trys to spell....
) Obviously i'm talking about how Cornello used the people of Lior's belife in God against them. It was a wonderfull way to start the series because it gets you thinking and you want to see more immidiately.
Also, the Character Development; that has been explained enough so i won't get into it. But yes, you really see all the characters grow and mature throughout the series.
And all the characters have their own story and personality that makes them different and stand out. They all have their problems no matter how collected they may seam. Like Mustang for example. We see him as this cool Millitary guy. You would never expect him to be that troubled inside.
I don't think their is a single character that i don't like. They all really get to you, and you end up likeing them in the end.
The emotions in the show as well. FullMetal Alchemist pulls you in so many differnt directions, and just during one show. You could be bawlling your eyes out one minuet, and then laughing your ass of the next. It shows that, yeah, life is depressing, but look! Its funny and exciting at the same time! It shows you the ups, and the downs. And it shows you about how they balance each other out in the end.
Then comes the music. Ahhh the music. What can i say? It fits perfectly with the story. Like a lock and key. Just listening to the music alone without the visual, can either make you want to cry, or make you want to get up and BOOGI-OOGI-OOGI!! *Ahem* Sorry about that.......
Anyway, it gives you the right emotion for the situation and adds the the scene.
The relationships between the characters as well. They all have their little story going on between eachother. We may not be able to see it all the time, but we know that it's there. (Like the guys in the millitary ect.)
Ed and Al obviously have the most recognized relationship. Their undying love for eachother is really quite moving. The fact that no matter what happens to them selves, they are still always putting the other before them self. They trudge on against the odds because they want to help the other. Ed and Al care about eachother so much that they would give their lives for eachother to see the other one healed. (And we really get to see that in the last few eppisodes and the movie)
It's too deep and wonderfull of a relationship to decribe in words, and im afraid that i have come up very short with what ive written. So im going to stop here.
Also, it's completely differnt then any other story that i have read or seen before. Its so original. And i think that's what draws alot of people in. And it seams like their is always more going on then what you know. Like no matter how a problem is solved, their is always something more to be discoverd.
Plus it teaches you something. About life, love, science ect. I learnd more from FullMetal Alchemist then i probobly did in my Science class this year.
(Im not a hard worker....) It's because you get intrested! Something that can make you intrested in science and the world around you and eveything deserves a standing ovation. *Claps*
FullMetal Alchemist also holds a very special spot in my heart.
Before my FullMetal Alchemist experience, i was a very, very, very depressed person. I didin't really know who i was. I wanted to be like everybody else because i thought that would get people to notice me and like me. Then on the internet one day, i came across i picture of Ed. He was smileing and their was flames growing around him. Something about it drew me in. I just coldent take my eyes away from the screen. And, belive it or not, out of no where i started smileing too. @_@ So then i went out and bought the first DVD. And that's where it began. So now im out of my Depressed stage and into my super hyper talkative stage. I know who i am, and thats a Freak. But i like it that way. ^-^
(Now Me, my Mom, my Uncle, my other Uncle, my Grandpa and, my OTHER Uncle are all into it.) (As well as my Global Teacher) (But that i had nothing to do with)
Anywhoo, claps to anyone who actualy read all of this! *claps* I commend you.
So, thats all i have to say. I actually cried writing about Ed and Al's relation ship. (Just goes to show how this series affedts you. It's something that stays with you.)
P.S.- Im sorry about this tediously long comment.