(sorry for my english)
It's rare for me to make journals, even rare for me to make them for reviews.
But recently i've finished watching two anime series and i wanted to spend some words for them.
1) The first one is "Full Metal Alchemist - Brotherhood"
It has been a big event for me, because i watched episodes of the first old series years ago, when i was in early high school, together my own brother.
Full metal Alchemist it's an uncommon series because apart showing some common "shonen" elements (young strong boys as protagonist, the need to improve and becoming stronger, villains to face etc...) it's full with a number of high-level human and moral issues.
It's pretty much explicit and direct in showing the brutality of the human being, but also the great things that can be achieved.
Deserve to be mentioned that's pretty much laic as series and often describe with irony how easily the masses are manipulated by religious figures.
I've loved the first old series and the following awesome movie (that was settled in our own world in Germany, during '20s).
The new series, based strictly on the manga, has been a pleasant surprise.
I've appreciated the higher tone of a number of meeting and clashes, and i've appreciated how many characters got their space and their possibilities to be part of the action.
The (multiple) endings of the story and the endings of the subplots has been great, the only (minor) issue that i noticed it's that actually..... too few good characters died! Comparing with the "massacre" of the old series, it's a great difference xD
2) Another interesting series i've watched is Zankyou no Terror: possibly the first Japanese series to place as protagonists and "good guys" a pair of terrorists.
It has been a short (only a dozen of episodes) but convincing series, deep with high contents and cool moments.
Knowing who made the series, i EXPECTED the ending to ends in that way... yet it surprised me because at some point i started to believed it was going to ends differently.
As additional good thing, it's that the primary villains are basically a covert operation group from the United States, even showing them engaged in false-flag bombing attack to prepare a trap for the terrorists.
Listening to: random AMVs
Reading: Age of Fire
Watching: Full Metal Alchemist
Playing: BFME mods