Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood 64 (END)

Doctor Knox asks for the room Mustang is in at the hospital, he meets Maria Ross again on the way.

Thanks go to 2chan for the screencaps, and so another great series comes to a close. It definitely has been fun watching it over the past year.

When he goes in he sees that he isn’t resting and they talk about Ishval, Knox happened to meet Marcoh on the way who offers Mustang the stone he still has if he promises to help rebuild Ishval and let him work as a Doctor there. Havoc receives a call.

Olivier saved Scar by hiding him in the Armstrong Estate since Miles wants his help for when he goes to help rebuild Ishval, she asks for his name and he tells her to call him whatever she wants.

Ed and Al take a rest in the countryside before they set off again, Ed offers to help him walk but Al wants to do this himself. When he wonders how May is doing he remembers how Ling showed her the philosophers stone and promised that all of the Xingese clans will be united by him as the emperor, he bids Ed and Al farewell before he sets off with Ranfan and May. The Rockbell household comes into sight and Den notices something and runs out. Winry looks out the door, sees them and runs to them.

Two years later Ed fixes the roof and what would have taken a few seconds with alchemy takes a lot longer, Al goes up as well and he finds that at least he gets to appreciate the view longer.

At the Fuhrers mansion Grumman meets with Bradley’s wife about his current duties as he acts as the current Fuhrer, Selim runs up worried about an injured bird he found and his mother reassures him that it’ll be alright.

With so many people waiting to see if they had got their bodies back, Ed and Al split up to meet them all and he talks to Gracia and Elicia about a new theory different from equivalent exchange where they give back more than they receive.

He meets Gelso and Zelpano at a restaurant and tells them about his and Ed’s plan to see the world by each going in one direction. With him going East towards Xing to study rentanjutsu while Ed heads West, he asks if they want to come along and they agree since the least they could do would act as his bodyguards.

In a train station Ed waits for a train heading West while Winry reminds him about the maintenance for his automail. As he takes a step onto the train he builds up the courage and asks for half of Winry’s life for half of his as a way of proposing to her. He becomes flustered and she tells him he can everything then tries to take some of it back, he laughs and hugs her before the train leaves.

And Ed and Al’s story ends with Ed reflecting on how by enduring pain and hardship, making it your own, and learning from it, you gain a fullmetal heart.

The ending theme has the second opening theme playing with a montage of the new photos on the board at the Rockbell household, with each showing what happened to everyone after the series. And finally, a theatrical version was announced at the end for 2011.

Final Thoughts:

Well after over a year this series has come to an end and though it may have had a slow start it proved to be enjoyable to the end. Unlike some of my other episode summary/posts I refrained from adding a paragraph or two at the end on my thoughts of the episode, partly because I was a big fan of the manga at the time, it was one of my favourite ongoing series when it was running so it probably would have been a bit biased to do so. In fact Fullmetal Alchemist was one of the first manga series I had read and was drawn to, so it’ll always be one of my favourite series and I’m interested as to what Hiromu Arakawa will come up with next.

As for this adaptation it may have been slow starting off for the first thirteen or so episodes when it was covering what had been covered in the previous series, and that will always be an advantage that the previous series will have over this. In that you get more time to know some of the characters better then so it’ll always be worth watching for at least that. But after that it became consistantly good and lived up to the awesomeness of later chapters as it met them, even seeing to add and reorganise some stuff here and there while adding fitting music. And Bones did a good job with this with all the scenes added in by them fitting and flowing easily with the series, adding that little bit more. While the music made the emotional impact of some of the scenes far more powerful.

With the movie announcement at the end I’m not really sure how to feel, whether it’s a continuation of some sort, a recompilation, or even a side story it still has the potential to be anywhere from alright to excellent but there still exists that feeling of doubt that comes with it. So due to this I think I’ll wait that little bit longer before forming an opinion on it.


10 Responses to Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood 64 (END)

  1. dnise says:

    Thanks for posting this! Appreciate it..

  2. 623 says:

    Thanks for the screenshots… Loves that!

  3. Ginnodangan says:

    Thanks for reading.

  4. Point Blank Sniper says:

    nice wrap up episode. been too busy and too hot to want to even turn on the computer. summer hates me =(
    how’s winter? lol
    anyway, so Ed doesn’t get his leg back, i almost thought they forgot about it XD.
    the second op as the final ed was a good choice imo, it’s my fav song from this show lol. since they have kids and everyone lived happily ever after, i get the feeling the movie is going to be a recap, or a prequel showing all random adventures they skipped at the beggining. hopefully it’s not a recap XD

  5. Ginnodangan says:

    Summer must really be hell then over there, winter’s actually quite good over here, it’s just cold at some points and rains a lot every few days.

    I liked the choice as well, not only did it make for a good opening theme at the time it also signaled where this series broke off from where the last did as far as the manga material went. So it’s sort of a nice representation of the series, like when a series ends with the first opening playing and in that case the first opening could have done the job nicely as well. And it would have been nice to hear Yui’s “Again” again.

    I just hope it doesn’t go like Conqueror of Shamballa and has Ed able to use alchemy again for the final battle only to lose it, other than that a recap, prequel, or a side story could be good as long as Hiromu Arakawa has some involvement in it’s production.

  6. Point Blank Sniper says:

    summer isn’t quite like hell, when the sun is out with no wind it gets bad, but if we get a few cloudy days in a row, it gets chilly like early spring. it’s mainly my room that’s causing all the problems XD
    faces the sun in the afternoon with only a tiny window, and since my room is indented from the adjacent room, wind coming from a bit of angle will be blocked off, and my room isn’t aligned to the hallway, the door’s on the side, so air doesn’t quite flow even when there’s wind =(

    i also have issues with bugs… i get on killing sprees during summer… sometimes i just want to napalm the house

  7. Kirsten says:

    Hello! I’ve been following your site for a while now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Atascocita Tx! Just wanted to tell you keep up the good job!

  8. Sammy says:

    Wow that was strange. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.

    Regardless, just wanted to say wonderful blog!

  9. apirl2014 says:

    Fullmetal alchemist is my fave show ed and al have been though a lot over the years, but they made some friends a long the way and they were there for them all they way too

  10. rose says:

    i think that noragami is better than fullmetal alchemist

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