Well i suppose I'll make this review since no one else has.
Full Metal Alchemist: Reflections, is a 55 minute special designed to summarize the Full Metal Alchemist series. IT highlights the main scenes of the anime and weaves it all together using music periodically used throughout the anime. The result of it, makes you reflect upon the show, and think back to all the moments that had fans on the edge of their seats begging for more, those tear jerking moments, and all the important plot devices.
WARNING: DO NOT WATCH THIS IF YOU HAVEN"T SEEN THE SERIES!!. Although the
special is good, it is nowhere near as good as the entirety of the series. Watching it without seeing the series, will give you a general idea of what goes on, but as I said, not come close to the level of the series.
To be honest, I watched this before I seen the series so forgive me, but I did read the manga and wikipedia.
This 55 minute episode shows Edward reflecting on everything that happened during the anime. It is set before the movie so it is up to there.
Story: It was a sum up of everything that happen during the anime. Although it would win an oscar but it was still good.
Art: The usual FMA art but with more 'sunsets and pastels' as this is (as the title suggests) a reflection.
Sound: I had to give this a ten. It has the J-pop of two of the openings
and also has the orchestra doing the nosglastic ones. The music made a lot of the movie
Character: If you know the characters well, this 'movie' will seriosly make you cry. It briefly shows all the characters' personality.
Enjoyment: I felt satisfying after seeing all this. You get this gutty nosglasia feeling when you seen all their achievements goes by in a flash. It even has some humor parts as well. I was on the verge of tears as they squeezed two funerals in.
Personally, I felt touched by the whole thing as it has orchestral music in the sad part. There are many parts about how Edward felt it was all his fault they ended up like this.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Reflections is a just a special that recaps the original 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist series. It does a really good job at highlighting the important main events. It doesn't really provide anything new.
There's no new story since it's just a recap. The music pieces are reused from the original anime. The art and animation is the same. The characters, like everything else, don't change either.
Overall, this is a 55 minute long special that helps you remember how much you enjoyed the original series and it flows well. I remembered some of the reasons I enjoyed Fullmetal Alchemist
so much after watching this today. I know this recap is old just like the anime, but it's a really good recap that helps bring back memories of watching the show. It doesn't do much else, but that's all it needs to do.