Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Little Planet
Re: Anime Discussion Thread
FMA 3, 4 and 5 just seem to ran through the motions. I don't know if any fan could enjoy those to the fullest if they haven't seen the previous anime or read the manga. But then again I don't think they are marketing to such a demographic and even if they don't enjoy it as much as they could, it's still better than 95% of anime.
The Lior saga was one of my favorite portions in the previous anime. The two part story didn't bother me whatsoever because the first episode added so much more intrigue and the second concluded it grandly. This one, though followed the manga much more closer even had a monster Cornello so that's a plus. They also tied their points together better than they did in either of the previous installments.
Tucker and Scar episodes were fun as well, although not as strong as the original versions. I didn't want another version of FMA, I wanted a definitive version of FMA and so far I'm disappointed but it should pick up when the plot starts kicking in.