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Your Fave is Problematic: FMA, actual, serious edition
  • Lack of canon queer characters and relationships. The closest thing we have is Garfiel, who is portrayed as the stereotypical, effeminate gay man
  • Taken further in the Brotherhood 4koma theater, by portraying him as a predator
  • Murky ideologies, at best, about race
  • Dehumanization of the Ishvalans while some members of the military (eg. Mustang, Armstrong) are the heroes of the story
  • In the 2003 anime, female characters are often shoved to the side or fridged for male character development and man pain
  • The views of the oppressed (such as the Ishvalans) are not explored in depth, and instead, we view the genocide from the military’s point of view
  • <p> <b>Riza:</b> "Please don't go dying, sir"<p/><b>Roy:</b> "Yeah. It must make you anxious, huh?"<p/><b>Riza:</b> "Please brush your teeth before going to bed, sir"<p/><b>Roy:</b> "Yeah."<p/><b>Riza:</b> "And please be sure to bathe yourself, sir"<p/><b>Roy:</b> "..."<p/><b>Riza:</b> "Please don't forget to do your homework"<p/><b>Roy:</b> "........."<p/><b>Riza:</b> "Combustible garbage goes out on Tuesday and Friday; non-combustible is Monday"<p/><b>Riza:</b> "If you make any messes, clean them up"<p/><b>Riza:</b> "Don't take in any stray dogs"<p/><b>Riza:</b> "If you open a door, be sure to close it tight"<p/><b>Riza:</b> "Eat everything on your plate, whether you like it or not"<p/><b>Roy:</b> "...is this really how anxious I make you...?"<p/></p>
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Arslan Senki 4koma theater shorts PV. To be included in BD/DVD