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5.0 out of 5 stars A Second Serving of FMA, with a little more than last time, July 6, 2010
A Kid's Review
This review is from: Fullmetal Alchemist: Season 2 (DVD)
OK, so FullMetal Alchemist. Have you heard of it? Well apparently it's this worldwide anime phenomenon that every anime lover has to have in their collection. I guess now's your chance with these season sets that FUNimation released in early 2009. Let's get started.

Packaging - 4/5
The packaging is pretty typical on this box set. It has that "modern" DVD Set feel to it, since it's packed with 4 thin-pack DVD's. The artwork on these DVD's are very nice, and were re-used from the original FUNimation single DVD's. The artwork overlaps to the back of the DVD where the episode list for the particular disc can be read. The artwork on the cover does this as well, but stops at the spine. These DVD's are packed with 7 FUNimation Guidebooks that were also re-used from the original half-season box sets. These guidebooks are chocked full of FullMetal goodness whether it's the blurbs written by the Japanese cast and crew, or character artwork, I can see fan-girls squealing over these. Especially with one more than the other box set.

DVD Audio/Video Quality - 5/5
Since these sets were probably produced mid-2008 the video quality is very nice. It's very clear on my parents' HD TV, even though these discs aren't meant to be in HD. The quality doesn't seem remastered, but then again the series was only made in 2003. The audio for both dubs are very good and I can hear every word they say. The music is clearly there and I do love the score for this anime. Subtitles are also included.

Special Features - 5/5
Now, the other box set I reviewed also had special features, but it was average stuff like trailers, commentaries, textless openings/endings, etc. But this one has more. This time there is only one episode with commentary (Episode 51: Laws and Promises), which is okay, but they added a 30 min. documentary with the original voice actors talking about the show. There are still trailers included as well as a trailer for the second video game. Both box sets, overall have excellent special features that will satisfy an otaku's FMA needs.

Value - 5/5
With a little more than last time, this season set is definitely worth your money no matter how how much money you payed for it. I payed $50, which was a fair price for me. Overall pick this up wherever you can find it if your obsessed with FMA as I am!

Find the first single DVD here:Fullmetal Alchemist, Volume 1: The Curse (Episodes 1-4)
Find the first Half-Season Box Set here: Fullmetal Alchemist: Season 1, Part 1 Box Set
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Initial post: Aug 12, 2010 6:41:08 PM PDT
Dre' says:
To clear up anything, My review is on the 2009 FMA DVD Sets, not the new Viridian Collection. The VC version is completely different!!! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2013 9:05:26 AM PDT
A. A. Miller says:
Where did you get the 2009 set at? I was all set to buy these until I read your review and seen this was an entirely different set. That is one thing I DO NOT LIKE about amazon reviews...it's not necessarily on product you might get. They group them all into one. I spend hrs reading reviews and this is why.
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