Fullmetal Alchemist brotherhood

Just after finishing Naruto and Bleach, during the lockdown season of 2020, I was wondering what to binge watch next. So, I was just browsing through Netflix one day and analysing the recommendations and thinking which anime shall I watch next.

Seeing “One punch man” on my recommendation was a great relief. And I started the first episode…..and happily I went to the language section to select the language as English and there wasn’t any. I was so much disappointed with that. I instantly closed the series.

Ok!! I know I know there is a sub vs dub war always going between anime fans…..and to be precise I am not gifted with ‘sharingan’.

The fact is I skipped ‘one punch man’ despite knowing it’s an awesome series because I wanted to watch the series in a language without using much energy.

Then, I stumbled upon ‘Fullmetal Alchemist brotherhood’. I kinda liked the name actually to be true and it was also dubbed in English. So, without checking any reviews or ratings online I watched the first episode.

And the first thing on my mind which came while watching the first episode was :

“The opening and closing theme song was awesome and so much catchy with spectacular and sweet animation with the main characters”

This fantastic fantasy story revolves around two brothers name Edward and Alphonse who were Alchemist by profession and committed a taboo in the story arc which led to one of them losing the entire body and the elder brother losing an arm and a leg.

And the second episode made me realise that ” It was darker than DC”. Sorry NO offense 😂.

The story is set in early 1900’s and the setup lookeed like that. The story is really dark and gruesome and not at all for kids. But for relief you can listen to Alphonse’s sweet voice.

Armoured Alphonse

Although it gets a little slow in between but that works as the storyline is great.

Depicting the misery of wars and losing everything in life…..the saga will give you a rollercoaster ride of magic, darkness and pain. It has everything.

Characters like Greed, wrath,lust etc which everyone of us is made of is displayed very precisely in their homonculous form.

And the best part is that it is just a 63 episode anime. So, it can be finished without taking much time.

And last but not the least the ratings are above 9 out of 10. So, no doubt it is well loved by people as well.

Have a great watch ahead…..❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Be Prepared- Not a song but a Political ambition

The dark side depiction of not only Scar but humans too in the song Be prepared from the movie Lion King

I am sure most of us have watched Lion King movie and loved it. It was an awesome movie to watch and feel the emotions like you were Simba for real. It had great songs like the Circle of Life, Hakuna-Matata and Be Prepared.

The song “Be Prepared” was one of the great villainous song. It described each and every evil motives of not only Scar and Hyenas in the movie but also the motives humans have when they are jealous, arrogant and want to harm someone. Hyenas being the group of population cleverly manipulated by their masters for political benefits. This song from the lion king movie depicts most of the political scenarios around the world. Especially during the medivial times and the date range prior to that.Few of the lines are as follows which the Lion Scar and the other hyenas sang:

Be prepared for the murkiest scam
Meticulous planning
Tenacity spanning
Decades of denial
Is simply why I’ll
Be king undisputed
Respected, saluted
And seen for the wonder I am
Yes, my teeth and ambitions are bared
Be prepared!
Yes, our teeth and ambitions are bared
Be prepared!

When I was a kid the first time I saw lion king was Hindi dubbed. And the only song catchy to me was Hakuna- Matata. But Lion King is such an epic movie that you afford to see everytime it is being telecasted. The animated version had a song named “Be prepared”. It was catchy to me. And after that I realized that the song was not for children, it was for the grown ups. As the villian fully depicts a political rivalry for his own brother. Where he wants to kill his own brother and nephew for control over the jungle.

That sounds similar to many of the political scenarios we have had around the world.

It is being said that Kim Jong Un , the North Korean dictator killed his own uncle and step brother. According to historians Ashoka and Khilji eliminated every one from their blood line who could be a threat to their Kingship. European history was the same too. Almost every dynasty politics had a dark side. The Kauravas wanted to kill their cousins for throne in Mahabharata.

Let’s go to a lower hierarchy of society standards. I mean the higher middle class, middle class and the lower middle class. I am sure all of us have heard multiple news about brother killing brother over a property dispute. Son killing father for some money or property.

Attempts to eliminate a deserving was always there in the past due to greed and jealousy.

“A song of greed, jealousy and the lust for power”