Anime, Character Analysis, Fullmetal Alchemist, The Mind of a Character

Edward and Alphonse Elric: How to Create Believable Brothers in Fiction

Portraying a realistic familial relationship in fiction can be a lot more challenging than people think. Especially when it comes to the dynamic between siblings. A lot of stories tend to simplify the relationship, with each interaction between the brothers being simple, one-note interactions. Very rare is it that a story can capture the complexities… Continue reading Edward and Alphonse Elric: How to Create Believable Brothers in Fiction

Anime, Fullmetal Alchemist, Review

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood: Returning to a Masterpiece

A few months ago now, I reviewed the original Fullmetal Alchemist series. While I did have praise for the presentation department and the early episodes, I can't say I particularly enjoyed revisiting it. I tore it apart for the complete collapse of the writing in the ladder half of the series. It was a huge… Continue reading Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood: Returning to a Masterpiece