I have just become editor in chief of the review section of Manga Jouhou. My duties include the editing of reviews and the posting of reviews on the site. I can't wait to start the job!!
As children brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric used Alchemy to resurrect their dead mother. The resulting failure destroyed their bodies, causing Edward to lose an arm and leg, his brother losing his body, it instead replaced by a suit of armor. Four years later, after becoming a part of the military and Edward replacing his limbs with mechanical body parts, the brothers are on the search for the Philosopher's stone, an item that will allow them to repair their bodies and amplify their alchemy.
Unfortunately, while the first three episodes are engaging, the fourth is both a filler episode and a snore fest. While it does have some moral insight, huge plot-holes and the mild entertainment value makes it easily skippable. The plot has the brother's traveling to Central City in the hopes that they will be allowed to join the military in order to get their bodies back. Instead they get sidetracked by hearing of an Alchemist named Majihal, who had previously been a friend of Hohenheim. While an interesting concept, Majihal is not an interesting character as he has no relevance in the story later on and lacks any information regarding the father of the brothers, making it a torturous episode to watch. Huge plot holes, such as Edward fainting for no explained reason while looking at a flower (I'm being serious), causes the episode to show moments of immense stupidity in an otherwise brilliant show. Still, the moral insight included in this episode is at least interesting.
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- Lupin the 3rd
- Dragon Ball GT
- Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel
- Tofu Records: Smile by L'Arc En Ciel
Due to extremely poor audio and content quality, I have come to the decision to temporarily delay Jouhou Cast till after Spring break. I apologize for the immense inconvenience this presents to viewers, but the contents of the episode that was to be released can only be described as embarrassing for both Manga Jouhou and the hosts of the show. I promise to deliver an episode with outstanding quality after Spring break.
I have recently added the following manga and anime to The Shelf:
- Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 4
- Fullmetal Alchemist Season 1 Part 2
- Gunslinger Girl Volume 1
- Neon Genesis Evangelion Volume 1
- Pumpkin Scissors Part 1
- D.Gray-man Volume 1
- Love Hina Volume 1