I’ve always been confused at the criticism of Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood that it’s more “animu” than the 2003 FMA series.
Are we sure?
Because this is Scar from 2003:
And this is Scar from FMA:B:
Which face looks more “animu”?
Note: this is not a criticism of the 2003 series, but rather a criticism of the complaints people have had about the Brotherhood series.
I’ve been going through this recently with a good friend. She says that the style of Brotherhood is far more childish, but I have showed her comparisons. From what we’ve talked about since then, I have decided that the hardcore fans of the original anime series couldn’t find anything else to criticize, and chose the art style. But, again…
Fans of the 2003 series also were probably upset by the criticisms leveled at it from newer viewers, or purists that were manga fans first. In its own right, FMA (2003) was a fantastic series and didn’t deserve everything that Brotherhood (2009) fans were bashing it for.
In either case, it’s been retaliation on both sides for untrue or unjust criticism from biased individuals. I watched Brotherhood for the first time last summer, and absolutely adored it, but I’m currently re-watching the original and remembering why I liked Full Metal Alchemist to begin with.
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I’ve sketched Edward Elric in a miniskirt.
I feel like my life is complete.
FLASHBACKS OH MY.
Ah, remembering the good ol’ days. I always forget about this one! But I remember what inspired it rather clearly, even though it’s been almost three years now.
This was before (spoiler) the time skip.