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Dear /a/,
please explain to me why plebeians think FMA and/or FMA:B is the greatest fucking anime this side of ever?
Like, literally, why do so many people act like it's AOTYAY..
Or act like nina tucker dying is the saddest shit fucking ever?
I just, I can't..
I think it's because it's babbys first non entry anime.
What is your opinon?
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Well, what's your favorite anime, /a/fag?
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>>100640738
That's not what this topic is about.
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>first non-entry anime

But FMA/FMA:B are both very entry-level anime.

They're pretty well-written, solid battle shounen titles with a cool cast of characters, powers, and a relatively unique setting. FMA:B more so than the anime-original from 03.

>>100640781

So I guess we can all just assume that you're embarrassed to tell us?
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>>100640692
Toonami.
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>>100640692
>babbys first non entry anime.
What? What this guy said:>>100640905

Because it is genuinely well written.
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>>100640692
because its an anime that is just barely on the line at the end entry-level if you ask me [but I consider entry-level pretty much like.. DBZ, the big three, and some other gay shit]

I just, like, I feel like there are loads of shows that do what FMA does way better and it's mostly just people looking at everything in shitty rose tinted goggles.

It just rustles me, anon.


[also my favorite anime is currently:JJBA , all-time: maybe nichijou? I'm not sure I've never really picked one.]

>>100641035
Good point.
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>>100640692
It's one of the few good anime available on basic cable so people hold it up higher than it should be held a bit. It's not bad or anything, it's just all they've seen, just the tip of iceberg.
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At least it isn't Naruto OP
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There is no just thing as entry-level anime.

There is good anime (entry level) and then there are the shit scrapings weaboos try to find after they've watched all the good anime (what /a/ refers to as "good").
And I guess then there is the real absolute shit out there too.

FMA was a good anime, so was death note, geass, etc, etc... Naruto is good for their demographic too, probably.
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>>100640738
>/a/fag?
>Not saying f/a/g
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getaload of this OP with his elite as fuck tastes who's seen 1000 anime
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>>100641087
>genuinely well written.
Message about equivalent exchange.

Everyone gets a happy ending.
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If you're referring to MAL, its because on MAL your rating only counts if you've seen 50% or more of the series, so people who couldn't be fucked to watch 9000 episodes before dropping it and giving it a low rating don't count in their system.

Most of MAL's top 25 are shitty 204305034 episode shounens for this reason.
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It's shit. It's not even that popular. It just got licensed in many places in the world so normalfag would have heard of it.
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>>100641230
So? Jap anime is full of grimdark endings, go see one of those.
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>>100640692

BECAUSE it's an entry level anime, it is able hold a special place in people's hearts.
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>>100641105
Jojo wasn't that good of an adaptation though, and they haven't even adapted stardust crusaders, which is the best part.
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>>100640692
I don't think that it's the greatest anime ever, but I do think it is the one/one of the only super popular battle shounens that ever established it's rules and power limiters, and then stuck to them.

It establishes the rules of alchemy, and the consequences of alchemy, and then it doesn't budge whatsoever on those rules. Also, the main characters don't get some sort of unreasonable power boost at any point in over the course of the anime that they don't start out with, meaning that the MCs aren't suddenly 5 times more powerful than they were the last fight.

Also, it has a story that it wants to tell, and it sits down and fucking tells the story without any filler whatsoever to the best of my memory.

Posting Alex Louis Armstrong for being the most glorious motherfucker in the show.

captcha: oWtheck Alphonso
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>>100641279
>Jap anime is full of shit endings
Fixed for you. Japs can't do endings, regardless of how happy or grimdark they are.

FMA:B's ending was decent, which means its way better than most anime endings.
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>>100641384
I've read a good deal of it after watching, I'm up to part 6.
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Dear /a/,
please explain to me why plebeians think PBJ is the greatest fucking sandwich this side of ever?
Like, literally, why do so many people act like it's SOTYAY..
Or act like peanut butter is generally the best shit fucking ever?
I just, I can't..
I think it's because it's babbys first non entry sandwich.
What is your opinon?
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>>100640692
It's because everyone who liked/likes it circle jerk(ed) really hard about it with other fans, OP.
That's LITERALLY it, that's why people act like it's the greatest fucking thing ever and none of them are smart enough to realize it.
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>>100641476
This. Calling it one of the best shounen ever isn't saying as much as you might think, but it is at least watchable, and I think there's stuff in there for a lot of different types of anime fans.

SnK on the other hand...
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>>100641503
Why had you not read it before it being adapted? you got it backwards son.
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>>100641512
>look at this pleb
2 slices of ham, mayo, and cheddar cheese in the middle god tier.
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>>100641230

Good, solid writing does not necessitate some deep, convoluted theme.

FMA:B does what it intends to do without fucking around; which is to be a solid battle shounen title; and it does that very well.

If you just don't like it, I won't convince you otherwise, but I think it's well written for what it is.

>>100641384
>Part 3
>Best part

Are you kidding me?

Part 7 is the peak of JJBA by far.
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It's really well executed and a genuinely fun show to watch. The biggest reason it's so controversial is that it's not very anime-y and so plenty of casuals latch on to it as being so great without watching other anime.

I think it's so great despite having watched plenty of other anime.
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>>100641476
*u*7
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>>100641512
But babies can't eat peanut butter sandwiches right away because of allergy worries f/a/g.
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>>100641664
>not going all out
Two slices of ham, two of turkey, Liverwurst, mayo, Dijon mustard, sweet onions, tomatos, Swiss cheese, and balsamic spread. Baked salt and vinegar chips on the side for absolute perfection.
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>>100640692
>Why are people so autistic about [series]?

I swear at least one of those threads are posted once a day. What a ridiculous fucking question OP, why would weebs act like autists? Why would plebs have pleb taste? Just try to ask yourself that and there's no need to ask anyone else anymore. The fact that there are more people, and they are more vocal are more vocal about FMA is because it's popular. It's the same with TTGL, NGE and even Naruto.
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1: It's highly accessible to westerners because it's not set in Japan, but in a fictional country based off of early 20th century Europe. The culture is superficially similar to what they are used to, even if it's still layered in anime conventions.

2: It's a very good manga and anime series. The action is well paced and it has a good mixture of fighting and intrigue to draw people into it. The manga is well drawn, and both anime adaptations had very nice animation.

3: Very positive themes and generally upbeat tone (in the manga and Brotherhood at least) make it easy reading/viewing. It doesn't go out of its way to be edgy or push any envelopes.

4: It's a large scale story with literally dozens of characters, yet very easy to follow and keep track of it all. Arakawa goes out of her way in FMA to draw many unique silhouettes for her characters, partly because so many of them wear the same uniform it'd be impossible to tell them apart if they had a more consistent design between them. Furthermore, the manga is dominated by a single arc rather than many separate ones, so there's no worry about trying to figure a sprawling, labyrinthine continuity.

5: Ed is hot, and fun to write fan fiction about.
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>>100641156
>There is no just thing as entry-level anime.
Wrong. SZS is extremely good, it's just no popular in the west because it's not accessible to casual westerners.
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>>100641156

>All dat ignorance

It has more to do with what is aired and marketed in the west, and how culturally neutral the necessary requisite knowledge is to enjoy it.
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>>100641476
>tfw his voice actor passed away
Rest in peace sweet prince ;_;
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Shounen crap written by a woman, of course its going to be shit.
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It appeared on western TV. Just like Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Dragon Ball Z, Pokemon, Naruto, Kenshin, Big O and every other show that has gotten mainstream appeal.

FullMetal Alchemist was also popular before it was licensed and put on western TV. But you also have the Toonami/Adult Swim kids who now go onto every internet forum and obsess over it like it was the best show ever. Surprised /a/ doesn't hate it like Naruto because its talked about so much. But then, that would mean they'd have to hate on Cowboy Bebop, Dragon Ball and basically everything else on Adult Swim.
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>>100641476
>It establishes the rules of alchemy, and the consequences of alchemy, and then it doesn't budge whatsoever on those rules. Also, the main characters don't get some sort of unreasonable power boost at any point in over the course of the anime that they don't start out with, meaning that the MCs aren't suddenly 5 times more powerful than they were the last fight.

Also, it has a story that it wants to tell, and it sits down and fucking tells the story without any filler whatsoever to the best of my memory.

this is exactly why i lloved FMA and FMA:B, theres no bullshit, the story is fluid from beginning to end, there aren't any arcs, no repetitive enemy squads(fuck you fairy tail) and it doesnt take 200 episodes, 100 of which are fillers to finish telling it.

also it has a kickass setting and Mustang is alpha as fuck
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>>100640738
>/a/fag
Inferno Cop blows it out of the water.



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