Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa

I’m not going to sugarcoat it, but this movie sucked.

It was like a mixture of Star Wars, robots and World War II. Not a good combo. It also seemed quite off to me, not feeling like the fma series, instead feeling like it’s own little thing. Also, the villain in it was just suddenly there. She just pops up and does the whole taking over the world business. Is the villains always a new character in anime movies?

Anyways, some good stuff did come from here. Like seeing Al in his original form. That’s pretty much all I could think of.

A bit boring and a bit over the top but watch it after you watch fma so you see the official ending of the amazing 2003 anime season.

Fullmetal Alchemist

Well dang, this anime was really good. I mean, really good. But before I go on about my thoughts and everything let me introduce to you what’s it about.

Summary:

When Edward and Alphonse Elric were kids, their mother passed away. Sadden by her death, they try to bring her back to life but ended up doing a failed human transmutation. During the transmutation, they lost their limbs or in Al’s case, their whole body. In order for them to bring back their body parts, they have to use the legendary Philosopher’s Stone.

More Info:

-50 episodes

-written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa

Thoughts:

Three words I can best describe it is, heartbreaking, mess-up and badass.

Heartbreaking: This will pull at your heart strings. They will give you the most amazing characters and then just kill them. Why do this to my emotions?!?

Mess-up: The things in this anime is just plain wrong. It’s gore and the way some character’s die is just freakin bloody. Weirdly, that makes me like this anime more.

Badass: Amazing fight scenes! It combines alchemy with the regular one-two, BAM. It’s nice to see that Ed doesn’t always win. I personally don’t like it when the main protagonist always wins in a fight. That just makes that character too strong and hard to believe.

Worthy Character Mentions:

Let’s start with Ed. I like how short he is because I notice that sometimes the hero is really tall. It’s nice to see a change.

This is why we drink out milk Ed

Although, many people don’t like Al, he is personally one of my favorites. In some part of the season, he becomes uncertain of who he is. Is he human? Does his metal suit of armor, make him human? Just because his soul is in it? The whole identity crisis is something that I like to see because it’s something that many of us has to face.

Now let’s talk about the Flame Alchemist, aka Roy Mustang. I thought that he would be a serious character like Levi from Attack on Titan. He can be serious, but there is times, when is funny.

I have so many other characters that I want to talk about but then this post would be really long. Before I finish this up I just wanna say one more thing:

Royai(Roy and Hawkeye) should have happened! 

Whoops, I lied. I forgot to put down the first opening. Well here it is:

“Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is Alchemy’s first law of Equivalent Exchange. In those days, we really believed that to be the world’s one and only truth.”

5 Centimeters per Second

Hilo to all you guys out there! Today, I would like to share an anime movie called, ” 5 Centimeters per Second.”

It’s about two kids who where best friends but one of them named Akari Shinohara has to move away from Takaki Tōno. They send letters to each other but throughout the years loose contact. It’s placed in the 1990’s but skips to the present and future. Also, it’s a romance based.

In total there are three acts but are mushed together into a film. I really like this anime because it’s realistic. Sure, magic and monsters in anime are amazing too but sometimes we need to watch more realistic things to get our head back in the reality of life.

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SPOILERS DOWN BELOW 

Not everybody in the world has a happy ending. In fact, I think most of our lives end in miserable ways, from diseases, war or crime. I would like to think that we would all live happily ever after but that just isn’t going to happen. In this movie, only Akari lived her happily ever after…without Takaki. In the second act, I thought that somehow they would past all their obstacles of being separated and end up together. Apparently not, because like always life got in the way.

At least Akari got her fairy tail ending! What about Takaki?!? He ended up quitting his job and never seemed to gotten over Akari. I just feel so bad for Takaki. He can’t move foreword because who’s holding him back is already married to someone else.

To me, this anime didn’t make me cry or even teary. Sure, it did make me sad but didn’t get the tears out.

 

“The speed at which the sakura blossom petals fall… Five centimeters per second.”

Thank you!

Hilo! Today I’m really happy and its all thanks to you guys! Recently, I just hit around 150 total views and a little bit over 20 followers. To some of you, those are really small numbers. To me, this is really big. I never thought I would go as far as that and I want to thank all of you. This may not be much, but I drew this drawing just for you guys. It’s Juvia Lockser from Fairy Tail!

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This was my first time using this app called SketchBook. I didn’t like how this version was going so I didn’t continue.

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The outline and eyes in the new draft.
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I wasn’t sure about the hair color at first but I wanted it to be exactly like Juvia. But now that I think about it, it looks similar.
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I know her fur collar is white but I did a light shade of Gray (lol) instead.

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Almost done!
Whoop final drawing!
Whoop final drawing!
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This is the photo I based it on. I used my iPad and had to double click the home button so many times just so it can look similar. I wanted to do the face expression the same but after I got frustrated in trying to draw the left eye I went with happy, winking face

Heh, it’s not the best drawing you probably ever seen but that’s probably the best drawing I ever drew. Even if it’s on an app.

Once again, thank you everybody for your support!

Finally!

Hilo! It took me a whole week but two days ago I finally got, The Blood of Olympus, I’m just so happy right now!

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All my Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus books. The one without the cover is the Son of Neptune. When I got the book, I took off the cover and put it on the shelf so the cover wouldn’t be damaged. It’s been a few years since I visited that shelf and poof. It’s gone. 😦

 

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It’s so small compared to the other books! 😡

 

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NICOOOOO POV!!!!! 🙂

 

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It sucks that in the very last book we can’t read Percy’s, Annabeth’s, Hazel’s and Franks’s POV. That would have been awesome but I still do very much like who narrates the book.

 

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Awww yeah! Reyna’s POV! Can’t wait to read about her past! 🙂

 

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Lol, it looks dramatic with the lighting in my room

 

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Yes! More books by our beloved author, Rick Riordan! I need moreeee books!!!

 

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Personally for the US cover, I would have liked to see all Seven in it but it still looks great!