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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 17) – Cold Flame

Maria Ross has been convicted of the murder of Maes Hughes. She’s adamant that she’s innocent, but then Barry the Chopper breaks into the prison and offers her…

The Otaku Author

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Weekly Round-Up, 4-10 May 2022: Bloodborne’s Pregnancy Horror, Animator Vlogging, and Requiem of the Rose King Interview

AniFem Round-Up 2022 Spring Three-Episode Check-In The team checks in on the season in progress to let you know which shows have tripped up and which have outshone…

Anime Feminist

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“I Can’t Wait Around Anymore”: Civilian women’s agency in My Hero Academia versus Fullmetal Alchemist

The emotional strain a woman experiences in a relationship with someone who’s so often in danger yet doesn’t communicate is rarely treated as a real issue. A woman’s…

Anime Feminist

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 16) – Footsteps of a Comrade-in-Arms

Edward and Alphonse arrive back at Central where Ling Yao manages to get himself arrested. Before long, they find out about Maes Hughes’ death and are grief-stricken. Edward…

The Otaku Author

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 15) – Envoy From the East

Edward and Alphonse are on their way back to Central so they call in on Winry. However, once there they run into a foreigner who is searching for…

The Otaku Author

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Reader’s Corner: Higehiro, The Holy Grail of Eris, and Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible

Higehiro, Vol. 3 It’s not easy to keep it secret that a runaway high school girl is staying at your home, especially when you’re the honest type who…

Beneath the Tangles

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 14) – Those Who Lurk Underground

Izumi and Edward face Greed, but he realises it’s time to run. However, he left it too late as the Fuhrer, King Bradley arrived with a team and…

The Otaku Author

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 13) – Beasts of Dublith

Izumi expels Edward and Alphonse for what they did. Alphonse wants to argue, but Edward takes it on the chin and leaves. However, Izumi’s husband sees them off…

The Otaku Author

Manga the Week of 4/13/22

SEAN: Spring has sprung, the grass has ris’, I wonder where the manga is? MICHELLE: Wings? SEAN: Yen On has only one title, but it’s a debut. The…

Manga Bookshelf

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 12) – One is All, All is One

Edward and Alphonse arrive in Dublith to visit with their old teacher and attempt to find out more about the philosopher’s stone. They turn up one lead, however,…

The Otaku Author

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What Makes The Best Anime Protagonist?

Last year, I wrote an essay on Lelouch, explaining how Code Geass created what I believe to be the best protagonist in anime, and I got a fair…

The Otaku Exhibition

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 11) – Miracle at Rush Valley

Edward, Alphonse, and Winry arrive at Rush Valley the home of everything auto-mail. Winry is in heaven and can’t believe her eyes. Then, someone steals Edward’s State Alchemist…

The Otaku Author

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 10) – Separate Destinations

It’s a terrible day for rain! Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 10) – Separate Destinations What happened? Edward, Alphonse, Alex Louis Armstrong and Maes Hughes were discussing the latest…

The Otaku Author

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 9) – Created Feelings

They survived the destruction of the fifth laboratory, but Alphonse is struggling with the possibility that he may now even be real. Could he be a constructed soul…

The Otaku Author

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AniMarch Madness 2022: Round 2, Day 4

Round two of AniMarch Madness 2022 concludes with our final four matches! For those coming here for the first time, AniMarch Madness is our annual one-on-one anime tournament…

Beneath the Tangles

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 8) – The Fifth Laboratory

Edward and Alphonse investigate the mysterious fifth laboratory and are attacked by a couple of guards in suits of armour. Just what is this place and what are…

The Otaku Author

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AniMarch Madness 2022: Round 1, Day 4

It’s the final day of round one! Help us decide on these last eight matches as we cut the field of 64 down the 32 headed into week…

Beneath the Tangles

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 7) – Hidden Truths

Edward and Alphonse arrive at Grand Central Library to discover that it has been destroyed in a fire. Luckily, there might be someone that can help them, but…

The Otaku Author

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 6) – Road of Hope

Edward and Alphonse head home for repairs. On the way, Major Armstrong recognises a missing alchemist – a doctor who was working on a philosopher’s stone project for…

The Otaku Author

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Reader’s Corner: Witch Watch, FMA Fullmetal Edition Vol. 15, and Earthchild, Chapter 1

Witch Watch, Vol. 1 Adolescent witch Nico is thrilled to move back to the city and start high school, though she’s most excited to be paired with her…

Beneath the Tangles

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AniMarch Madness 2022: See the Field of 64! (Bracket)

The field is set. Sixty-four anime—a full tourney and the most we’ve ever had—are ready to go head to head. AniMarch Madness 2022 almost ready to begin! On…

Beneath the Tangles

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 5) – Rain of Sorrows

Edward struggles to come to terms with what happened to Nina and how there was nothing he could do to help her. He starts to question the path…

The Otaku Author

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 4) – An Alchemist’s Anguish

After returning from their previous assignment with no philosopher’s stone, Roy Mustang offers to introduce Edward and Alphonse to a bio-organic alchemist who may be able to help…

The Otaku Author

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Reader’s Corner: Fly Me to the Moon Vol. 9, Zom 100 Vol. 5, and I Had That Same Dream Yesterday

Came the Mirror & Other Tales What a treasure of a collection! If you’re a fan of Rumiko Takahashi like I am (read through any of my reviews…

Beneath the Tangles

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One of the Greats – Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Anime Review

"After a horrific alchemy experiment goes wrong in the Elric household, brothers Edward and Alphonse are left in a catastrophic new reality. Ignoring the alchemical principle banning human…

HaruKafe

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Otaku Collision Series #2: The Full-Suffering Alchemist

Over the next few months, we’ll be posting pieces written by Micah, a former Christian aniblogger. While his site, Otaku Collision, is no longer extant, we’ve arranged to…

Beneath the Tangles

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 3) – City of Heresy

Edward and Alphonse are investigating a priest that can create matter out of nothing. Could these be actual miracles or is he using a philosopher’s stone? Either way,…

The Otaku Author

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 2) – The First Day

While travelling to a nearby town to investigate a priest that claims to create things from nothing, Edward recalls the path that has brought him here. They paid…

The Otaku Author

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 1) – Fullmetal Alchemist

Edward and Alphonse were ready to leave town when they were given an assignment. A former state alchemist known as Isaac the Freezer had shown up and that…

The Otaku Author

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Anime Series Like Hunter X Hunter

Twelve-year-old Gon Freecss is determined to become a world-class Hunter, a skilled individual that performs all manner of dangerous tasks, just like his long-absent father. However, Gon finds…

Recommend Me Anime

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End of 2021 Manga Collection Update | The Wonder of Anime

With the end of 2021, I decided to do a full manga collection video! I definitely forgot like 2-3 titles, but this is all of it!

The Wonder Of Anime

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Fruits Basket and Fullmetal Alchemist: Two Manga that got two different anime adaptations

    It doesn’t happen often but Fruits Basket and Fullmetal Alchemist are two Manga that would each get not one but two different Anime adaptations. In both…

Aurabolt's Anime and Manga

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How I Keep Track of My Manga Collection

I have… quite a lot of manga. When at the shops I’m always scared about doubling up so I recently started up an Excel sheet to keep track…

The Spooky Red Head Blog

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Anime Review 63 Dragon Pilot Hisone and Masotan (Redux)

If there was one anime that consider being a sleeper hit it would be Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan. Despite being done by Studio Bones who are well…

TakaTempest Reviews

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18 Best Anime Series For Absolute Beginners

It has occurred to me that I’ve never written this article. The recommendations on this site are indeed for any level of anime fandom, but for many of…

Recommend Me Anime

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Fullmetal Alchemist: The Land of Sand

For those of us in the United States, Happy Thanksgiving. For many of us, it’s a time for family members meeting together and probably yell at each other…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

“You Need to Subscribe, Silly!” A Throwback Thursday Look at NewType USA

In life, we have loads of inadvertent “Time Capsules”; items that capture what life was like in any given moment in time. It could be something as ordinary…

Beneath the Tangles

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Day 9: All Halloweeb – American References in Anime, Anime with Halloween References

Hello and welcome back to 13 Days of Otakutober! Thank you all for joining us today for day 9! We have been doing a LOT of writing. Like,…

We be bloggin'

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Sorry, My Hero Academia – Black Clover is my stand-out shounen of 2021.

Shounen is the most popular genre of anime by a country mile. Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, Attack on Titan, One Piece, Bleach, Death Note, Fullmetal Alchemist, Haikyuu!!, My…

videogamesmakemehappy.com

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September Manga Haul – Given, CardCaptor Sakura, Fullmetal Alchemist | The Wonder of Anime

Another month, another manga haul! Buckle up guys, this one is HUGE! Please be advised the links below are affiliate links. This means I may receive a commission…

The Wonder Of Anime

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Sangokushi Dai Ni Bu Choukou Moyu!

Here, after an unconscionable delay, is the HD version of the second movie in the Sangokushi trilogy, 1993's Sangokushi Dai Ni Bu Choukou M...

Collectr's Blog

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Elementary

detective fiction, 推理小説、games, mystery, murder, locked room, Japanese, translations,

ボクの事件簿

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Reader’s Corner: Return from Death, Dahlia in Bloom, and Fullmetal Alchemist: A New Beginning

The Reincarnated Princess Spends Another Day Skipping Story Routes, Vol. 1 This is another reincarnation-type isekai of the reborn-as-an-otome-game-rival variety. The catch is that in the original …

Beneath the Tangles

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The Dead Mothers of Shounen

To be a mother in a shounen series, especially of a male protagonist, is often a guaranteed death sentence. It also means a lack of characterization outside of…

Anime Feminist

2nd Anniversary Special: Top 10 Anime Openings (Action and Non-Action lists)

Well, it’s that time of year again – time for a Top 10 list! This is one that’s probably going to be deeply contentious: there are so many…

Harper Anime Reviews

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Anime ABC’s, My Favorite Anime Character for Each Letter of the Alphabet

So I know a good idea when I steal one. This being one of said ideas. Of course, I kid. We give credit where it’s due; always. I…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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this blog isn’t dead, right? right?

It’s not. But it certainly feels dead. Between this August and last August, I’ve only updated once. Ironically, l’ve written loads this summer. I’ve written a lot of…

Catch a Falling Star

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Muv-Luv Alternative PV

Muv-Luv Alternative is definitely one of, if not the best visual novel I’ve ever read. What Fullmetal Alchemist is to me regarding anime and manga is what MLA…

Starchaser

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Is Being Faithful to the Manga Even Important?

It might feel like this comes as a direct sequel to my essay on the original Fullmetal Alchemist. There, I defined the merits of a series that played…

The Otaku Exhibition