4 Fullmetal Alchemist Anniversary Ads We’d Give An Arm And A Leg For
Fullmetal Alchemist’s 20th anniversary is right around the corner. A special broadcast will air next week to deliver a “big announcement,” and we have a wish list of new ones. FMA content that we would give an arm and a leg to see.
A continuation of the story
Fullmetal Alchemist did not exceed its welcome with a long and drawn out plot, and that is very positive. However, it ended with many characters alluding to events in his future that we never got to see.
Does Mustang become the kind of Fuhrer he wanted to be? Scar and Miles manage to preserve their culture? Do Ed and Al learn more about alchemy by giving more than the equivalent exchange requires?
There are tons of unanswered questions that could make a great continuation of the story in a natural way, even without a major new villain showing up to end the world again. It would be interesting to follow the progress of the world from where we left off, even if the amount of action is minimal.
A spin-off of Slice of Life from Fullmetal Alchemist
With the world saved and new leaders in charge of both Amestris and Xing, Fullmetal Alchemist doesn’t exactly need to continue down the familiar path of the shonen action genre. With this in mind, why not branch out into a life or manga show?
It would be nice to see exactly what happened between Ed saying goodbye to Winry and the wholesome family photos at the end of the final episode. It seems like a lot of characters progressed so far in life, but we couldn’t actually experience any of that progression for ourselves.
A life anime or manga might be the best way to get a glimpse into the life of the main cast as they achieve their goals during a time of relative peace.
A prequel to the Mustang story
Roy Mustang is one of the most prominent characters in Fullmetal Alchemist alongside Ed and Al, but the story doesn’t touch much of his background outside of the Ishvalan civil war. That tragic event was a turning point for some characters, including him, Riza Hawkeye, Alex Armstrong, and Scar.
We can also catch a glimpse of Mustang’s teacher and Riza’s father as they talk about the alchemy of flames, but we never get to see Mustang learn it from him. Let’s see how Mustang developed as an alchemist and how he joined the military.
That backstory would undoubtedly involve Mustang’s connections to Riza, Maes Hughes, and his group of trusted personnel that he trusts throughout the story as he shows us how he became the man we met at the beginning of FMA.
A new Fullmetal Alchemist video game
Getting new stories for the characters we love would be awesome, but sometimes a practical way to experience the story one more time in a different medium can be just as interesting. Popular anime / manga gets video games quite frequently as well, and Fullmetal Alchemist is definitely well-known enough to get the same treatment.
In fact, it already has. There were many non-canon FMA derivative games made for GBA, PSP, PS2, and other older platforms. Why not create an FMA game for modern platforms that more closely follows the real plot?
It also doesn’t have to be another one of those over the top anime arena fighters. Fullmetal Alchemist is well suited to RPG-style mechanics in terms of story, character abilities, and locations. An FMA RPG might be a bit risky as an announcement for next week, but you can’t tell me that it doesn’t sound intriguing at least.
(Function image source: VIZ Media)