Fullmetal is back!

This is awesome! Adult Swim will start showing new episodes of Fullmetal Alchemist starting next Saturday! I’m so excited!

Fullmetal is one of my favorite anime shows. If you never watched it, you should definitely check it out. It has this amazing mixture of suspense, mystery, philosophical depth and zany humor that can only be found in Japanese animation.

I absolutely love the setting of the show. The militaristic state ruled by a sympathetic, yet despotic Fuehrer is really original and refreshing. It combines a very retro style (steam trains are the main mode of transportation, weapons are usually WWII style rifles and pistols) with some high-tech elements such as auto-mail (mechanical prosthetic libs and etc…).

It really makes you think. This would probably be how our world would look like if we had alchemy! The technology is primitive for the most part, because you can create almost anything with alchemy. Hence weapons and transportation are kindof frozen in place.

On the other hand, the only area which cannot be fixed by Alchemy – is blooming. Since it is forbidden (and dangerous) to restore lost limbs using Alchemy they have an amazing technology which allows them to build mechanical libs that can act as well or better than original ones.

It’s a really great show! Definitely check it out!

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