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How the FUCK is it possible that there’s no general thread for quite possibly the most well-written and even leftist-oriented Shounen serial of the 2000s?

Wanted to make a general because I been tearing up listening to shit like this

Best anime soundtrack ever imo, easily tops even Jojo’s


Is this for FMAB or both FMA anime series? Or the original comics?


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I say all, why not? Though I’ve only read the manga and seen FMA:B


2003 > FMAB


Lol. Shin sekai yori is the only leftist anime.

I did want to fuck this character though, i gotta admit


>Lol. Shin sekai yori is the only leftist anime.

What about Texhnolyze?



Didn't get past like ep 5, dunno if that says more about me or the show


Ep 10 for me. People say it is the GOAT of of shonen alongside HxH and while I do think HxH is the GOAT, I never got into FMA.
What am I doing wrong?



FMA i finished, it's texhnolyze i stalled out on. If you couldn't get through FMA I'd honestly say not to bother with it, imo it's as well regarded as it is because it was everyone's favorite as kids/teens and it doesn't really hold up nowadays.


Nah FMA:B is a legitimately good story with a great soundtrack to boot
What you’re saying applies more to Naruto or DBZ where it was legit crappy stories that drew in people as kids and kept them based on nostalgia


FMAB is very good. It's not too short or too long either. And the characters mostly all get development.


I first watched it a year ago, and I'm not kidding when i say besides wanting to fuck envy nothing really stick with me. I thought scar's bit would be at least interesting, but it wound up a typical liberal "oooh you're just as bad as the nazis if you fight the nazis" plotline.


>besides wanting to fuck envy

The writers knew this and decided to add in some male power fantasy, when they let Roy assrape Envy.
Personally, I find Envy resembles a little bratty boy too much, so fucking him was never an option


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So, let's be clear:
Were these two living under a fascist military police state?
I never noticed it when I was young, but, now that I am older and more politically aware the show sure seems to take place under; hell even glorifying the righteousness of a military police state governed by, near, fascist political power. They even call the head of the goverment "The fuiër." Am I wrong /a/?

It's also worth noting that the state has nearly unlimited reach and potential. There are many instances were the military just barge into peoples homes for various reason with out probable cause. When Ed and Major Armstrong go to that village and encounter Dr. Mooreo; After being denied access to information on the Dr's research into the philosophers stone Armstrong mentions "You could have taken it by force you know." Which really cements the unlimited potential of the state. That's not some random soldier, or, Even ed or Ale.
That's a high ranking military commander.


>TBH I never understood the hype for this show.
&ltIt had some cool moments and animation and a decent story, but if you listen to some people talk about it you'd think it was the second coming of christ.
&ltOften enough they're also HxH fags as well.
Your question is too vague but I'll try to answer it.
•The characters have fun, interesting and cool personalities with enough complexity to keep the audience engage.
•The setting and power system are detailed and unique enough for it to stand out from the crowd.
•The series is long enough convey it story properly and doesn't overstay it's welcome.
•The plot doesn't trip over itself and goes to shit.
•It's dark but still hopeful.
•It's "anime" but not too "anime" for a general audience making it great for beginners.

There are more reasons but I made my point. It's a very well rounded series which can be enjoyed by a wide audience.


I mean there was a general thread, the OP was just a retard who didn't put FMA or Full Metal Alchemist in the subject or content and so you miss it in catalog.


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I’d say they were in a sort of “fringe case” regime where we don’t know enough about how the political system functioned for sure to say it was specifically a fascist (palingenetic ultra-nationalist) regime; but from everything we’ve seen they certainly appear to be some form of military dictatorship (when Mustang talks about usurping Bradley he never mentions an election)
>I never noticed it when I was young, but, now that I am older and more politically aware the show sure seems to take place under; hell even glorifying the righteousness of a military police state governed by, near, fascist political power
I wouldn’t say FMA *glorifies* Amestris; after all Amestris itself and the people that lead it are the main antagonists. The Ishavalan Genocide is explicitly enough of a reason to overthrow the entire government and Amestris is portrayed as an aggressive, imperialistic power. The real question about the leanings of the show depend on whether you think the homunculi represent (((somebody))) or whether they represent something else.


It's funny how popular this show was, yet 5 years down the line and more people are still talking about Naruto and Evangelion than FMA


not on Tumblr – Avatar TLA and FMA:B are still fueling the discussions there


Overrated series


1) that site is trash
2) FMA on tumblr? really? I haven't seen that


>1) that site is trash
all sites are trash, your point?


that site is proportionally more leftist than anything on the Internet except for /leftypol/


Given that the story seems to think the right people to steer Amestris back onto a good path are equivalent to SS officers who personally carried out the genocide, at best it does seem to be pretty nonchalant about the whole military dictatorship and genocide thing. They even have the one alchemist who refused to participate in the genocide, but that's seen as cowardice in-universe and the show doesn't otherwise comment on it. In the end, the story actually vindicates the genocides, plural because the souls of the genocide victims are what allows Von Hohenheim to banish Father in the end.

What's really stupid about imbuing something like genocide with magical elements in your fantasy setting is that it ignores the actual reasons something like that happens and also importantly the senselessness of it. Turning genocide into a spell component (for villains and heroes) robs any potential to say something meaningful about the subject. Worse, in the context of the rest of the story's treatment of the setting's politics, it cheapens the actions of the villains and furthers the apologism for their fantasy counterpart to fascism. That's not to say genocide in a fantasy setting doesn't work, but that making such a direct parallel to something from the real world (so direct that the original anime made it a literal parallel universe version of the nazis) but rewrite the reasons and consequences to fit shonen fantasy the way that they did makes it hard not to see this as adjacent to holocaust revisionism.

At the very least it's framing the whole subject in bizarre way that's irresponsibly sympathetic to nazi-like figures, which is bad enough honestly. The nazis are historical figures at this point. The reason our understanding of them matters is because of what to learn about how to deal with similar people in the future, and this show is ridiculously tolerant of their behavior.


Liberalism =/= leftism tumblr is the home of idpol and other non leftist garbage.


>all sites are trash
anta baka?




>implying they aren't


I said proportionally, of course it’s dominated by idpol but there’re many anticapitalist pockets and unironical Marxist blogs


>implying your narrow use of the internet = all sites
Possibly, but I have yet to see any.


It's allegedly just a little while since the 20th anniversary of FMA.


FMA is fucking boring, I read the manga and watched both series and I barely remember anything

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