Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood – Journey Beyond TruthJuly 3, 2021
Fullmetal alchemist brotherhood is a magnificent work of Hiromu Arakawa. The animation adaption is a production of Bones studio.
About Fullmetal alchemist brotherhood anime series
The story revolves around the two brothers Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric. Prior to the beginning of the anime, their mother passes away. Both the brothers decide to learn more about alchemy to find a way to bring back their mother. They knew about the consequences of going against nature. But still decides to perform the taboo of alchemy i.e human transmutation.
The failed transmutation cost Edward his left leg and Alphonse his whole body. Furthermore, Edward loses his right arm in a desperate attempt to save his brother. His sacrifice resulted in bringing back Alphonse’s soul which he binds to the armor. Later as they thrive to move forward to get their bodies back, Edward decides to get automail arm and leg.
He decides to join the military to gain access to the information only authorized to military personals. Edward passed the state alchemist exams and is given the title of, ‘Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood’. After that, the two brothers set on a quest to find the “philosopher stone”. The journey leads them to uncover the truth and conspiracy that could change the whole world.
What can you expect
Fullmetal alchemist brotherhood starts on a light tone with some action and a bit of a comedy. However, take note that the sense of urgency shown in the first episode is connected to a major theme of the story. This you will get to know later in the second half of the series.
The series running gag is Edward always being misunderstood by the people as a younger brother. The misunderstanding stems from him being short-height for his age. And nevertheless, it evidently bothers him.
Being a series with a political and military background you have to expect a deep level of conspiracy. The series is packed with action along with comedy. Expect a bit of a romantic element on the series which is subtle and not well-explored in depth. Also considering the type of plot of the anime, it is understandable that the story has put more focus on action due to its conspiracy-driven plot.
With all the ups and downs along the journey, you can expect a lot of comedy and adventure. The prevailing theme of the anime series is a dark fantasy with the use of alchemy. The use of automail and weapons highlight the theme of steampunk. Both are an essential component of the action and fight scenes.
The storytelling of the series encompasses the audience to an interesting plot that shows a lot of morals and values. But apart from this, the theme of brotherhood is a highlight throughout the series. The brotherly bond shared between the two leads is very rarely shown in today’s anime.
The 64 episode anime series takes up compelling storytelling which is sure to grasp your attention. The comedy touch is always there to break the action-packed and serious element. Every theme creates a perfect balance delivering a heart-racing plot.