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Fullmetal Alchemist. You should be watching.
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lochjar
Well, it's May 21st and I'm not dead yet.  Thank goodness!  I still haven't read or watched all of Fullmetal Alchemist!!!  The rapture will have to wait.  Let me tell you why you've GOT to get into FMA.

First, read the manga.  It's a story about two brothers who can use alchemy (which is sort of like magic, although they call it science.  But they can make things pop out of nowhere and stuff.)  One alchemic ritual goes horribly wrong and Edward loses his arm and leg and Alphone loses his body, ending up as a soul in an empty suit of armor.  If that makes sense.  And throughout the series, just so you know, Edward isn't hopping around on one leg or anything, he gets a metal leg and arm which makes him look Uber-Cool.  I would say, read the manga just for the Edward character.  He's strong, he's brave, he's funny, he's the cutest young man hero you'll ever see, and he gets in more heart-stopping fights that you can count.  Fighting the forces of evil, of course, which just happen to be the 7 sins.  Each bad guy is named after a sin.  There Pride and Lust and Envy and....well, that's not important.

Second, watch the anime called Fullmetal Alchemist:Brotherhood.  It follows the plot of the manga.  It has epic music and lots of close-up shots of pretty boy Ed, which made me very happy.  Plus the action scenes are just awesome.  Lights flashing, fists pumping, leaping and soaring and dodging...great fights, I tell you.

And third, watch the independent movie called, "Fullmetal Alchemist, Conqueror of Shamballa."  It really has nothing whatsoever to do with the original anime or manga.  It stands on its own.  Go watch the trailer, it'll make you want to watch the movie SOOO BAD.

Okay, so that's how to get hooked on Fullmetal in three steps.  If this didn't work for you, whatever.  But I freakin' love that show.

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