|I don't think I could ever describe my love for|
every single one of these characters.
I started watching the anime because my brother wanted to watch it and I fell completely head over heels in love with it. I've watched the two movies from the series and decided to start the manga when I wasn't satisfied. I always want more of the series! For an intro to the series, I did a post which you can find here, but I'll do a quick overview here in case you don't want to read my other post:
Basically these two brothers (Edward and Alphonse Elric) live in a world where Alchemy is a thing. Alchemy is actually a pretty scientific thing in this world in which you take the elements of something and turn it into something else. Alchemy on humans is a big huge no-no but Ed and Al were just kids when their mom died and they wanted so badly to bring her back. So they tried to use Alchemy to bring her back but Al lost his whole body and Ed lost an arm and a leg. Now their quest is to find the Philosopher's Stone to restore their old bodies.
|Ed and Winry's dog. Al in |
Seriously, if you love a mix of alternate history, magic, science, and awesome characters then you should definitely give Fullmetal Alchemist a try. Actually, I'm begging you to try Fullmetal. Read the first manga and if it doesn't catch your interest then I suppose it's okay if you move on, but pleeeeaaaase just read the first one if you're at all open to the idea of reading manga.
I know this isn't a very well-written post and I know it's basically just a plea for you to read the manga, but I'm mostly okay with that :P I'll try to be a little more well-spoken in my next post ;]