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ArtisanKirei

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a re-inventing of the original series, done to accurately portray the plot of the original manga (something that FMA couldn't do because the manga was not yet complete). While the two series differ greatly in terms of plot, their basic premise is the same: Edward and Alphonse Elric are two brothers who open the 'portal of truth' in an attempt to use alchemy to resurrect their dead mother. But the toll of seeing the truth is harsh, Ed loses an arm and a leg, while his brother loses his entire body. With Ed's missing limbs replaced by mechanical 'auto-mail' ones and Al's... See full review

10/10 story
9/10 animation
9/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall

Barefoot Gen

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Story - 10/10 - A thought provoking, highly emotional tale, made all the more distressing by the fact that it's a true telling of one man's experience. Barefoot Gen is a 1983 anime based on the manga of the same name by Keiji Nakazawa. It is set in WWII Hiroshima, Japan and tells the true story of Nakazawa's experience of the bomb which hit Hiroshima on August 6th 1945. Gen and his pregnant mother survive the bombing by sheer fluke; unfortunately their family aren't as lucky. Now Gen must brave the eradiated landscape of Hiroshima and find a way for him, his mother and his newborn sibling to survive. The... See full review

10/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
9/10 characters
9/10 overall

Howl's Moving Castle

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Overview Howl's Moving Castle is based on the novel of the same name by Diana Wynne-Jones although the 2 differ greatly. Sofie is an average young girl who works hard for a living until one day she is turned into an old woman by a wicked witch. With nowhere to go and no way to avoid her family, an aged Sofie sets out across the treacherous 'Wastes' in an attempt to find a way to rid herself of her curse. Along the way she encounters a hulking, steam powered, Baba Yaga-esque castle which turns out to be the home of Howl - the legendary wizard, and his assistant, Markel and their fire... yes, fire, Calcifer... See full review

7/10 story
10/10 animation
8/10 sound
7/10 characters
8/10 overall