No, I'm not a fan of the gross tentacled stuff. I enjoy adventure – especially fantasy, sci-fi, pulp/noir, and combinations thereof. And while I'm certainly no anime expert, I know what I like. So for each of the next several Saturdays, I'm going to put up a very brief blurb of an anime series that I have found worthwhile.
To start things off, this week's choice is one of my all-time top picks:
Creator: based on the manga by Hiromu Arakawa.
Premise: Two young, budding alchemists – in a world where alchemical magic is a scientific reality – engage in a ritual/experiment that goes horribly wrong, with devastating effect. They devote the rest of their lives to rectifying that mistake, encountering danger and adventure all along the way.
Other Details: There are actually a couple versions of the series, along with two movies. The intro link above is from the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood series.
Fullmetal Alchemist (series)
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (series)
Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (movie)
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (movie)