anime, FMA mild spoilers? 

Watching Fullmetal Alchemist and one thing I really enjoy is: sympathetic characters give the strongest possible arguments for why serving the military is morally justifiable, noble even! ...and then get their illusions repeatedly crushed by the realities of war as their corrupt government orders them to commit atrocities.

it's like the author is going "I'm going to give the pro-militarism argument a fair shake. Then I'm going to demolish it, LOL"


anime, FMA mild spoilers? 

I'm annoyed that in the FMA Brotherhood Netflix subtitles they chose to translate 大総統 as "Führer" - that's a valid translation but holy shit does it change how American audiences are going to see that character. They could have called him "President Bradley" which is just as valid a translation and it would have at least given us a chance to consider whether he's a good guy or a bad guy. Calling him "Führer Bradely" kind of destroys all possible ambiguity

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