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|Fullmetal Alchemist Season 1 Part 2 Box Set|
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Weary of limb and sore of heart, the Elric brothers return to the village of the childhood after four long years. And despite much needed auto-mail care, this homecoming proves bittersweet as the boys sift through the ashe... more »
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Great anime! Great boxset!
E. Johnson | GA USA | 11/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As I am lazy and my sentiments are pretty much the same as when I reviewed the first boxset, I pretty much c/p'd that review and just added necessary changes.
If you love the Fullmetal Alchemist anime, this is a great box set to get. This box set comes with DVDs 5-7 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)."
Continuing the series, this is a GREAT set to buy- pros and
Keri Okawa | 06/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Even though the series has been over for a while now and the movie has come out, I am still a very big FMA fan (as well as a Bleach fan, though it's not as good as fma).
Now, this box set covers episodes 17-28 (3 disks). Ed reunites with the Rockbells (since Scar destroyed his automail), discoveres how the Philosopher's stone is made, battles in Laboratory 5, sees his "fave teacher" Izumi, gets shipped off to Yock Island, and discovers a mysterious boy with unhuman powers.
First of all, this set is not a good starting block when you are trying to bring someone into the series. It continues from where it left off in the "first season part one" set, and the story gets even more complicated. However, it does have more action, philosophy, and adventure than the first set, showing Ed's pure heart, Al's perhaps too trusting personality, and Winry's sisterly care for them.
I love this set the best out of the first three sets, though it cannot be compared to the last set, which, if you have watched all previous sets, is tear jerking and beautiful. Hiromu Arakawa really thought this series out, as well as the directors, and it shows.
My only complaints are with the packaging and the fact that after episode 28, it strays off from the manga. There are only three disks in this set, as opposed to four the first and third sets. I really enjoy seeing sets with individual DVD cases, but this one folds out like a brochure, and has some DVDs lie halfway on top of each other to save space. A box is home to this "brochure", and also contains another box with the guidebooks in it.
I do not like the fact that the episodes after 28 stray off from the manga, but it was inevitable, since the decision to make fma a tv series was made early. The directors came up with a great plot though, going off from volume 6 of the manga, touching on #7 with Greed, and then going off course by episode 40 or so with Dante and Wrath. It has a great ending though, and in some parts, I think they did better than Arakawa actually. It is nice to only follow one plot with characters though.
All in all, you should buy this set, and complete the series by purchasing the other sets. Heartfelt and well thought out, hilarious and outstanding, this is truly a work of art."
The second of 4 Boxes you want to collect- Don't confuse Ful
Mr. V. Lee | 02/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Alot of events were set up in the first Box. But this develops on them while setting up even more. This is one series that deserved the 50 episode count and each episode is fulfilling to most.
We learn more of Ed and Al's past, but new enemies and events emerge while old ones become allies to some extent.
There are alot of emotional rides in the second box. But to tell the truth, the end of the second box makes me ache from waiting for the 2nd season, or the 3rd box set to come out. this is one series I AM resolute to finish collecting.
As ~I said in my review with the first box, I had an affinity with Dragonball, because of my Chinese roots, I have watched it as a child, from the innocent young Goku series, to his adulthood. Then the slight links with the original Chinese epic fantasy classic Journey to the West or Saiyuki, or as us cantonese speakers say "Sai Yau Gey". I collected all the boxes with Dragonball, but in Cantonese.
But FMA and a few others I had to get in English and Japanese. Not to mention the quality of english subtitles tend to be better from Funimation. But Funimation also seems to try to include all the original content, or extra mini shorts.
My message from this is... BUY this, and watch Ed and Al complete their resolution to their goal and the reasons for things happening.
The secondary characters that the brothers meet and befriend are important in discovering how the brothers develop also."