The above is one of the main things I’m already loving about the new Fullmetal Alchemist anime. This is one of the eye catch images that was shown when the ad break came during the premier episode of the series.
Another thing I love about the new series? This:
ETA (later): Stupid Sony music pulled the vid for copyright reasons. It was just the OP guys, geez!
I actually gasped out loud when I saw this opening. It’s so gorgeous, and the song is perfect. It’s called “Again” by a singer named YUI. Very fitting title as, right now, the series has to do episodes that we’ve already seen before. So we’re watching things we’ve already seen – again.
This episode, however, wasn’t something form the first anime series – or the manga for that manner. Some fans seemed to have a problem with it, but I liked it. I thought it was a great, original way to start the series instead of going with what we’ve not only seen, but read in the manga before. I think, at this point, if you’re watching the second anime, you’ve probably watched a bit for the first one and already know the big deal about Ed and Al, which is what the first few chapters of the mange and the first three episodes of the anime focused on.
My only real complaint is that the episode seemed to go by a little too quickly. But maybe that’s a good thing, as I guess it means that I wanted to keep going and see more right away.
So for now, even though it’s only the first episode, I’m happy so far. Promising start, and I’m looking forwards to seeing more manga stuff that didn’t end up in the first series finally being animated.