3P Reviews, Anime and Manga, Fullmetal Alchemist

3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode Three (Episode Fifty-Three)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Season Five Episode Three: Flame of Vengeance - ***   Spoilers: Yes. Audience Assumptions: None   Part One: WELL I'M GLAD WE DERAILED THE PLOT TO HAVE ZOMBIES FOR ALL OF TWO EPISODES "Immortal Legion" my fucking ass. As with the rest of the final season, a lot of things are happening simultaneously… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode Three (Episode Fifty-Three)

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3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode Two (Episode Fifty-Two)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Season Five Episode Two: Combined Strength - *   Spoilers: Yes. Audience Assumptions: None   Part One: The Blue's Clues-Style Exposition is Back! Well, that episode was... packed. Normally when an episode of anything has so much going on, at least some of it is worthwhile, and that is the case here. There… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode Two (Episode Fifty-Two)

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3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode One (Episode Fifty-One)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Season Five Episode One: The Immortal Legion - **   Spoilers: Yes. Audience Assumptions: None Part One: I Hope You Like Zombies When you asked for the series to end on an epic finale that tied up the established threads and brought the characters to satisfying conclusions in their arcs, did you actually… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode One (Episode Fifty-One)

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3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Four, Episode Twelve (Episode Fifty)

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 7 Aesthetics and Style: 7 Creativity: 7 Overall Plot: 5 Dialogue: 4 Sum: 30/50   Spoilers: Yes. Audience Assumptions: None   Season Four Episode Twelve: Upheaval in Central - ***   Part One: That Musty Stang Last episode of the season! The previous one felt like a better ending… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Four, Episode Twelve (Episode Fifty)

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3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Four, Episode Eleven (Episode Forty-Nine)

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 7 Aesthetics and Style: 7 Creativity: 7 Overall Plot: 5 Dialogue: 4 Sum: 30/50   Spoilers: Yes. Audience Assumptions: None   Season Four Episode Eleven: Filial Affection - ****   Part One: Taking the Cake Reviewing a series I’ve already seen fully through multiple times is a bit of… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Four, Episode Eleven (Episode Forty-Nine)

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3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Four, Episode Ten (Episode Forty-Eight)

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 7 Aesthetics and Style: 7 Creativity: 7 Overall Plot: 5 Dialogue: 4 Sum: 30/50   Spoilers: Yes. Audience Assumptions: None   Season Four Episode Ten: The Oath in the Tunnel - ***     Part One: It's Fine It's fine. It's fine, you guys. It's a fine episode. I… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Four, Episode Ten (Episode Forty-Eight)

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3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Four, Episode Five (Episode Forty-Three)

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 7 Aesthetics and Style: 7 Creativity: 7 Overall Plot: 5 Dialogue: 4 Sum: 30/50   Spoilers: Yes. Audience Assumptions: None   Season Four Episode Five: Bite of the Ant - ***   Part One: Distances This is a fun episode in many ways, and in one very large one,… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Four, Episode Five (Episode Forty-Three)

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3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Four, Episode Four (Episode Forty-Two)

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 7 Aesthetics and Style: 7 Creativity: 7 Overall Plot: 5 Dialogue: 4 Sum: 30/50   Spoilers: Yes. Audience Assumptions: None   Season Four Episode Four: Signs of a Counter Offensive - ***   Part One: Alphonse Becomes a Metaphor As we move closer to the ending of the series… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Four, Episode Four (Episode Forty-Two)

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3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Four, Episode Three (Episode Forty-One)

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 7 Aesthetics and Style: 7 Creativity: 7 Overall Plot: 5 Dialogue: 4 Sum: 30/50   Spoilers: Yes. Audience Assumptions: None   Season Four Episode Three: The Abyss - **   Part One: So Many Smells We return to Ed and Al in the north, trying to get Winry to… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Four, Episode Three (Episode Forty-One)

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Trick of the Light – Scott Pilgrim, Book Six

I should dislike this book. It’s almost all fight. It backtracks much of the development of the characters from the previous books. Its thesis statement is messy. Wallace is barely in it. And yet, rarely have I seen a series that concludes more powerfully, compressing all of its meaning and conflict and turmoil, literal and… Continue reading Trick of the Light – Scott Pilgrim, Book Six