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New layers are added to the story that weren't in the original anime

  • Aug 17, 2011
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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Part Three is a two-disc set that contains episodes twenty-seven through thirty-nine of the series. The only extra on the first disc is commentary for episode twenty-eight ("Father"). There are four extras included on the second disc. The first extra is commentary for episode thirty-six ("Family Portrait"). The next feature is labeled as "Textless Opening Song." This feature has the first opening credits that were included on this set. The next feature is labeled as "Textless Closing Song," and it features the first ending credits that were included on this set. The final extra on the disc is trailers. On this disc are trailers for: Spice and Wolf, Dragon Ball, One Piece, Sands of Destruction, Tower of Druaga, Birdy the Mighty: Decode, and S.A.V.E.

We have now gotten to a point in the series where many of the characters from the original Fullmetal Alchemist anime series are present (as well as some characters introduced in this series), but the story being told has become radically different. By the end of the second disc in the set, a major revelation is revealed; for me, this revelation came out of left field. However, this revelation adds a new layer to this series that simply wasn't in the original Fullmetal Alchemist anime. I have personally enjoyed the new plot twists and turns introduced in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and I'm really looking forward to seeing where the series continues on the next DVD set.

If you're a fan of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, this release is worth picking up and adding to your DVD library. If you're a fan of Fullmetal Alchemist that must own everything related to the series, this is also worth adding to your collection. If you're a fan of Fullmetal Alchemist who also enjoys Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, then this set is also worth purchasing.

I wrote a review of this DVD set after checking out a copy through the King County Library System.

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I'm a freelance writer whoserves as the Anime editor at BellaOnline; I have also had work published at Associated Content. I also maintain two blogs: AeschTunes and Lesley's Musings... on Manga. … more
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