Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Fullmetal Alchemist Season 1 Part 1 Box Set|
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Under stormy skies, Edward and Alphonse Elric exploited the clandestine science of Alchemy in attempt of the forbidden ? To resurrect their dearly departed mother. But every art form has its taboos and every science its la... more »
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Great series! Great boxset!
E. Johnson | GA USA | 10/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you love the Fullmetal Alchemist anime, this is a great box set to get. This box set comes with the first four DVDs of the series as well as booklets/inserts for each DVD. Each booklet contains beautiful artwork from the show, character profiles, and comments from production staff. The main box and the boxes that hold the discs and inserts are really well done; they keep everything safe and have great artwork.
I noticed the product description didn't have a rating. I, personally, wouldn't recommend this for those under 13-14 years of age. Things get violent and there are several adult topics prevalent (war, murder, politics, racism)."
Tanya Ramsey | Alaska | 10/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"WARNING- CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS FOR THE SERIES
I've loved Fullmetal Alchemist from the start. FMA is 51 episodes long, but doesn't waste a single one. Each episode has a progression of the story. Even if the episode doesn't feature the main characters (and I think there's only one or two that don't) it still uses the time to add depth to the other characters. Each person has a distinct personality- and even characters we only see briefly, are so well fleshed that we feel empathy for them. And, of course, the back story for the main characters, Ed and Al Elric, is amazing! Throughout the story, the series refers back to their past. We really get to see what makes them tick. And they are truly human, not superheroes (at least in the anime sense). Sure, Ed has mad skills with alchemy, but he is far from perfect. He's also a good fighter, but can't beat his little brother... or his mechanic for that matter.... or his teacher.... and with Mustang, it was sort of a draw....
As for Al, he's just so sweet! He has a real attachment to all things fuzzy, particularly kittens. This is, perhaps, more heartbreaking considering his soul is trapped in a suit of armour- causing sensory deprevation. Though upbeat for the most part, there are times when his happy facade cracks, and we are shown how deeply this state of being affects him.... and his older brother.
All in all, this is an anime I can easily place on the same greatness level as Cowboy Bebop, Ghost In the Shell, and Wolf's Rain.
Exactly what you think
Lumen Placidum | 10/22/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you are familiar with the series, this product is exactly what you think it is. There are the first four discs of the series with some small booklets exactly as though you were buying the discs separately. However, these come with a rather nice slip-box. There were no surprises here, which I'm fond of when buying something.
For people who are not familiar with the series, then it should be noted that Full Metal Alchemist is engrossing and an excellent shounen anime. People who tend to enjoy such things would be well advised to buy the collections represented by these boxed sets. Those who are just exploring the genre might be better suited buying simply the first disc singly in order to understand the feel of the show."
Basically, four for the price of two.
Galen Rappe | San Angelo, TX | 12/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Not only is FMA one of the best anime shows imported to the United States in the past few years, but now Funimation is offering it in these awesome budget packages! The packaging is both beautiful and sturdy, and the discs include all the special features they were originally released with, even the guidebooks.
For me, even after owning the first volume as it was issued two years ago, it was still cost-effective to buy the other three at the reduced price afforded by this box set. And not only this, but the show is truly excellent."