Verdict This is undoubtedly one of the top 3 animes to have ever been produced. The art the music the story and its characters all fit together perfectly. If you choose this as your first anime you will hold almost every other anime to its standards for quite a while. For this reason I cannot recommend anyone breaking into watching anime for the first time to pick this one as your first. Pick another. Hold off long enough so you can appreciate some of the lesser ones a bit better. Nothing else can be said about this apart from that its not just an anime. Its a masterpiece. Review The Music https://www..com/watch?v=2uq34TeWEdQ I dont know how to say this. But when Again by Yui started playing to the intro I felt a teardrop rolling down my cheek. I rarely cry to any sort of media but this one really got me. To put things into perspective that song was my ring tone for a whole 2 years. https://www..com/watch?v=P0cbUHmVdu4 The other opening song that really caught my attention was Golden Time Lover by Sukima Switch. Still all the opening songs were amazing. Thats not the only thing the scores were downright perfect as well. If the story and the art werent just as intriguing then one could argue all your focus would be on the music. The Art Im going to let the art speak for itself. 220http://prettymuchgeeks.com/wpcontent/uploads/2016/03/fma6228.jpg 220https://i.yt.com/vi/rlDLgiTQek/maxresdefault.jpg 220https://reviewsfromtheabyss.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/fullmetalalchemistbrotherhoodgeneralarmstrongfullmetalalchemistmanga131043041280720.jpg 220https://shinyui.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/eclipsefullmetalalchemistbrotherhood071280x720h264b9aa0038mkv001015557.jpg 220https://cdnimages1.medium.com/max/1200/1A9n888HhQMIMgtfi8FQ0mA.png The Story Without spoiling anything the story is about a search for something by two brothers and the epic adventure that follows its wake. The emotional connection between the brothers and the characters they encounter in their journey is what sets this story apart. There is something for everyone be it romance adventure drama or action packed fighting. The whole thing is set in an alternate universe where military rule and strange powers preside. The bewildering mysteries will keep you on your toes and the action packed sequences will make some characters badass and others hated beyond reason. Despite the story being serious overall it still manages to squeeze in comedic effect where none would expect. You cannot be disappointed. Reason for the Score Some of you might be wondering How can any anime deserve a perfect score?. Theres a lot of obscure anime out there that might fit your taste better in the long run like it did for me. But this isnt about personal subjective tastes. This is about objective popularity. In the majority of cases it is indubitable that this anime will be in the top 10 of lists that rank anime TV series by quality. Dont get me wrong Im not appealing to the majority. Rather the contrary Im appealing to the genius is takes to appeal to everyone. To be fun for everyone. So if were going to say there are objectively some really good anime then youd have to agree with me that this should always top the list.