Hello! Thank you for Tuning in to Green Tea anime. Here is 10 random facts about Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood that really interest me. if you dont like to read or just prefer a video instead please check out my youtube channel GreenTea to watch the top 10. With the introduction out the way let’s start!
Ed’s height slowly increases over the course of the series, as he ages. He has a particularly large spike after his injury in his fight with Kimblee. It’s just another little detail that really adds some realism to the story and makes Ed feel a lot more relatable.
The timeline of Fullmetal Alchemist isn’t always explained in detail, so it can be hard to comprehend. Fortunately, die-hard fans have run through the show enough times to figure out the gist. With Trisha Elric dying in 1904, the brothers attempted to resurrect her six years later, and the final battle with the Sins ends in 1915.
In the ninth episode of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, the esteemed teacher of the Elric brothers actually appears in the background of a scene with her husband by her side. When Winry steps off the train in Central and shouts for Major Armstrong, the two spouses walk behind her.
Often regarded as one of the best anime for beginners, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood was created in response to the first Fullmetal Alchemistanime, as a way to stay more true to the source material. Since the manga had not been finished prior to the original series concluding, it became obvious that there would need to be a second version of the story told.
Arakawa took great pains to make sure the details in her work were as accurate as possible. For example, Riza Hawkeye (officer in the Amestrian State Military and sharpshooter bodyguard to Colonel Roy Mustang) doesn’t use just any gun. Her sniper rifle is a Karabiner 98K; she also carries two FN Model 1910s. In addition to studying guns in books, Arakawa also used prop guns as drawing models (in Japan, real guns are heavily regulated).
Fullmetal Alchemist is full of strange symbols, such as the transmutation circles, but they have real meaning behind them. The tree depicted on Edward’s Gate of Truth (each person has their own Gate of Truth) is called the Sephirothic Tree of Life, wherein the circles represent different truths being shown to humanity. The Tree is upside down, representing the different ways truth can be perceived (and misused).
When Alphonse disappears during the brothers’ ill-fated attempt to bring back their mother via human transmutation, Edward writes a blood seal on the inside of a suit of armor with his right hand, showing that he’s right-handed. But moments later, he pays for the return of Al’s soul with that same right arm, and so afterward, he is forced to learn to write left-handed. True, he does get Automail replacements for his missing arm and leg, and while those are incredibly useful for many things, an Automail hand is not good at fine detail work, like writing. In a way, it’s just another reason why Ed stands out from the crowd. Only about 12% of the people in the world are left-handed.
The symbol on Edward’s cloak and Alphonse’s armor (also the one Ed uses to make Al’s blood seal) is one that’s probably most associated with Fullmetal Alchemist, but it actually has real-life origins. The symbol is called the Cross of Flamel, and it depicts a snake wrapped around a cross.This symbol appeared throughout the texts of Nicholas Flamel (a 14th-century French scribe who acquired a reputation as an alchemist after his passing (you probably recognize his name from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone). It also appears on the side of his tombstone, which he designed himself. The symbol is one of “fixing the volatile.” In other words, a curative. It’s derived from a Bible verse (“Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live”).
In Fullmetal Alchemist, the character design for Edward consists of his gold hair and eyes (which signify that he is a descendant of Xerxes, a now extinct civilization), red coat, black shirt and pants, and white gloves. It’s said that he wears black to hide the grease stains from his Automail, but then why wear white gloves? It turns out the real reason for his character’s color scheme once again points to real life alchemy. Gold, red, black, and white, are the colors associated with the four phases of transmutation in the creation of a Philosopher’s Stone. During the process, gold is purified with fire (red), which leaves ashes (black). These ashes are mixed in a flask with other substances, causing a flash of many brilliant colors that eventually subsides to white.
In Fullmetal Alchemist, the Ishval Civil War is a recent scar on the history of the country of Amestris. Despite clashing over cultural and religious differences, the people of Ishval lived in relative peace with Amestris. That is, until an Ishvalan child was accidentally shot by an Amestrian soldier. The result was first riots, then all out war, with Amestris ultimately being the victor. The Ishvalans were scattered across the country as refugees. Arakawa took inspiration for this storyline from the real-life conflict between the Ainu (an indigenous people of Japan) and the Wajin (the mainlander Japanese). In 1899, the Japanese government took over Ainu land and distributed it to the Wajin in an effort to force the Ainu to assimilate into mainstream Japanese culture. The act was in effect until 1997, and it wasn’t until 2008 that the Ainu were officially recognized as an ethnic minority.
That was my top ten random facts about Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood that I found interesting hopefully you found something interesting about these as well if not let me know. But if you have any facts please feel free to share in the comments below thank you for reading!
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