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Anime Stats
Days: 81.7
Mean Score: 6.76
  • Total Entries365
  • Rewatched5
  • Episodes4,955
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Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari 2nd Season
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari 2nd Season
Sep 12, 10:36 AM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 3: Stardust Crusaders
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 3: Stardust Crusaders
Sep 4, 5:27 AM
Watching 1/24 · Scored -
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (TV)
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (TV)
Sep 4, 5:26 AM
Completed 26/26 · Scored 8
Manga Stats
Days: 1.2
Mean Score: 10.00
  • Total Entries6
  • Reread0
  • Chapters215
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Magmel of the Sea Blue
Magmel of the Sea Blue
Apr 19, 8:07 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Boku no Hero Academia
Boku no Hero Academia
Feb 5, 11:49 PM
Reading 215/? · Scored 10
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
Dec 21, 2018 2:51 AM
Plan to Read · Scored -


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Jex Dec 20, 2018 3:23 AM
I believe in God and I'm quite Christian. What I meant was that since the trade didn't follow the principle of equivalent exchange, and that was fundamental to the show, I was not able to get past that and have that cathartic moment. From a narrative perspective, it's a lazy way out to break the rules just to have a happier ending.
Jex Dec 20, 2018 2:19 AM
The "Truth" is definitely supposed to be God. This is consistent with the theology of most religions.
The simple answer is usually the best one, so it would make sense if Arakawa didn't think about whether Ed trading his alchemy for his brother made sense within the mechanics of alchemy, but instead was concerned with what was the coolest and most cathartic. The self-sacrifice element is cathartic, but the catharsis doesn't work on me since I'm unable to suspend my disbelief.
Jex Dec 20, 2018 12:36 AM
>what could his alchemy get him?
There's the problem with the exchange. It wasn't equivalent. Ed wasn't the best alchemist, he wasn't the strongest at anything. He was very talented, but that talent doesn't mean much against far stronger enemies. Going forward, alchemy had no use to Ed, so giving it up in exchange for Al's body is an extremely skewed trade. It could be argued that he was giving up his identity, but his identity, which is superficial and abstract, in exchange for his brother is still a very favourable trade. In the 2003 version, the trade was himself for his brother, which is more consistent with the idea of an equivalent exchange despite 2003 going down the route of no fair trade.
Jex Dec 19, 2018 5:15 AM
Brotherhood has story issues all over the place.
The first episode is bad because it reveals far too early that Bradley is not a nice man.
The Tucker/Nina part has considerably less impact compared to 2003 due to lack of time with them.
The turning point with Hughes in episode 10 was far too rushed so there was not much time to become attached to him.
The Xing subplot was a distraction and added too many variables to an already packed narrative.
The puppet army.
The Promised Day arc had so many characters present and so much going on at the same time, but lacked any sense of grandeur.
Ed's last equivalent exchange is a cop out.