Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - Complete Collection One [Blu-ray]
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This search pits these young alchemists against the magic-wielding military, mystic vigilantes and a group of beings created and named for the seven deadly sins.
The brothers must fight for their lives and seek out the truth if they are to ever regain what they have lost.
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This set includes the first 33 episodes of the series. A nice even breaking point that leaves the remaining 34 episodes on the eventual Collection 2.
As far as the episodes, yeah the first thirteen or so are repeated material for anyone familiar with the first series and they feel arguably compacted as such, but any arguments about the series quality disappears by episode 14 and onward where the series departs from the first anime and plays true to the original manga.
I highly recommend this series on Blu-ray over DVD, it's not the best blu-ray picture you will ever see but this is among the most unique and beautiful anime animation I've seen and I wouldn't want to risk missing any detail of it if I didn't have to. Towards the end of the series some of the battles are evocative of the best work of Miyazaki.Read more ›
At first it seems this way. Granted the very first episode is radically different than the first episode of the first series. Still for about 8 episodes these series side by side are very much the same. THEN a divergence happened, things started to radically change. The two series were no longer mirrors of each. In time I actually had forgotten about the original series, the new rendition is that good.
Plot wise this series is a 10 out of 10, versus the original which I now rate a 5 out of 10. The Humunculi are really delved into in this series. There are better ones than in the first series. PLUS, all the original voices returned for this series, which is another 10 for me. The original voices were PERFECT and having them return was genius.
This Anime series is supposed to be strictly based off the manga series. The original series was based off the manga as well. But the manga was still being written and released, so the developers decided to go in their own direction with the Anime, much to it's detriment.
The fight scenes are epic in this release. The mysteries are drawing. The lessons are so profound and true. One theme I always liked about this series, (either one), is that when you do something truly bad the consequences are with you forever, no matter what you do. Such is the case for Ed & Al and for us here in real life.
I don't want to give any spoilers away.Read more ›
As far as the technical stuff goes- I absolutely loved the voice team. You will recognize most to all of them from Soul Eater and Ouran High School Host Club, other productions from Funimation. The art style was great- if you've seen the accompanying movie, "The Sacred Star of Milos", you must know that the art style is nothing like that. I'm watching it now and it makes my eyes hurt that they changed the visuals so, so much. The soundtrack is fabulous. I'm currently working on perfecting "Rain"- the fifth opening theme- on my saxophone. The music is beautiful throughout, including the background tracks.
Plotwise, this is the best you will find. It is an emotionally wrenching story, which offers a "cast of snowflakes"-- dozens of characters and you care about all of them. Here's a brief rundown(spoilers are avoided):
The Protagonist: Ed. After losing his mother at age five, he and his younger brother tried to bring her back to life after six years of research into the science of alchemy- but it went horribly wrong. Ed lost a leg, and his brother's body disappeared completely. Ed was able to call back his brother's soul from the other side of the "portal" where they were trying to pull their mother from, but he had to pay an arm to be able to bind said soul to an empty suit of armor for him to live in.
The Object of the Plot: Al. Al is the younger brother of Ed, whose soul is fused to a suit of armor he can walk around and speak with. The series revolves around returning his and Ed's bodies to their former state.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This anime is def a must watch for any fan of anime. Great story. Compelling character arcs. Great voice acting in both English and Japanese. Read morePublished 1 day ago by RaZZeX
I had a lot of trouble trying to figure out which FMAB DVDs to buy because there's these, which say collection one, and then there's some that say part one. I decided to get these. Read morePublished 1 day ago by kayla
Brotherhood is the retelling of the FMA story following the original manga series. I love the mix of drama and humor of this show. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Matt_Dudley
I love this anime, but unfortunately one of my disc came scratched so I was very unhappy with that. This review would have gotten 5 if my disc was in good condition, but other than... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael
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|How much better is the Blu-Ray?||
Compared to the DVD version?
Well DVDs run at 420p resolution while Blu-rays go up to 1080p. That's a huge difference in picture quality. If you are unfamiliar with resolution go watch an HD video on Youtube or something and compare contrast the video on 480 vs 1080. As someone who purchased the... Read More
Jun 2, 2012 by Paul W. Fussell | See all 2 posts
|Complete Collection One?||
Since the first set has one episode more than half the series, it leaves me to wonder if the second set will have the OVAs included with it. Pure speculation though.
Mar 8, 2012 by Theodore Schumann | See all 6 posts
|Audio 5.1 or 2.0?||
That's exactly what my question is
Jan 25, 2015 by Parminder J Singh | See all 2 posts
This is a Region 1 DVD and you will need a region free DVD player to play or a Region 1 DVD player.
Aug 7, 2013 by GuardianSoulBlade | See all 2 posts
|DVD price vs. Blu-ray||
it seems to be just amazon... for example at Right Stuf online store, both the blu-ray and dvd are $52.
Mar 16, 2012 by L | See all 5 posts
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