FullMetal Alchemist: The Anime That Connects People Worldwide
Fullmetal Alchemist was adjusted into two separate anime series for TV: a free adaption with a generally anime
unique story named Fullmetal Alchemist in 2003–2004, and a retelling that loyally adjusts the
first manga in 2009–2010 named Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
Fullmetal Alchemist Read Manga here
The Story of Fullmetal Alchemist
The Fullmetal Alchemist manga is written by Hiromu Arakawa and began in 2001. The premise of the story is that
two brothers named Edward Elric are given elixer to replace their body parts when they are horribly injured in a car
crash. Elric accepts the gift and later comes to possess its power, but with the ability to retain his human mind at
the cost of his body. The arc focuses on his struggle to regain his human personality in the face of the difficulties of
alchemy. I got into this series after watching the first anime adaptation. It also really expanded the lore of
the world which really opened up further possibilities for future adaptations.The anime started out
with strong art and animation and an interesting plot-line.
It had me hooked at the beginning of episode 1!
The Anime That Connects People Worldwide
Fullmetal Alchemist was the TV adaptation of the manga by Hiromu Arakawa and was produced by Nippon Television. It’s a story of two brothers named Edward and Alphonse Elric who work for the elite police organization called the Amestris Police Department. The brothers begin to discover that they are mutants and that the village of Amestris has the highest concentration of alien technology. The brothers learn that the more they try to hide their mutations from others and their society, the more they’ll change, making them, in some way, different people. It’s a story about the importance of family, sacrifice, and family secrets.
Why (FullMetal Alchemist)FMA Is Popular
Fullmetal Alchemist quickly became popular in Japan. In 2003, just a few months after the first episode aired, Funimation
Entertainment, a distributor that specializes in the dubbed and subtitled release of Japanese anime, agreed to take the
series and retell it into English in 2004–2005 with higher production quality than the first run. Fullmetal Alchemist
broke multiple records in the TV anime category. It was the highest-rated anime in Japan from 2003 to 2004,
the most watched show in the United States in 2004, and the most viewed series in the United States in 2005. Funimation’s home video division, FUNimation Entertainment, published Fullmetal Alchemist in a box set in 2004. The set contained the first 26 episodes of the series with subtitles and commentary tracks.
What Makes FMA So Successful?
The character design and the original concept that FMA had made FMA popular.
The whole concept of Fullmetal Alchemist is about a man with the body of a normal human and the soul of a
high-class alchemist; in addition, this individual was from a poor family, but had the ability to turn his body
into pure metal and he discovered that he was from a long line of alchemists who had the ability to make
their bodies into powerful weapons. The creator of Fullmetal Alchemist was taking a big risk when he created
this franchise, but he was able to successfully implement the story and characters in the anime series, therefore,
the two series have a lot in common. Even though they are adapted into two separate anime seasons,
they both follow the storyline of the manga more or less.
Since Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood first aired in 2010, it has garnered praise from both
the TV adaption and its original manga series. This popular show has become almost as well known as
other anime as well, such as Naruto, One Piece, and Dragon Ball Z. Perhaps because of this recognition,
the TV adaption has been confirmed for at least 2 more seasons in addition to the 3 already in production.
FMA has won the ‘Best TV Anime’ at the 2011 Anime Awards, has been nominated for
‘Best TV Animation’ and ‘Best TV Show’ at the 2012 Anime Grand Prix, and has won the award for
‘Favorite TV Anime’ at the 2010 and 2011 Animage Anime Awards. It is easy to see why
FMA has received such high recognition from the anime community.
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