I so, so hope that Noel will be on the Big Fat Quiz this year, just to watch Jimmy Carr introduce the contestants and get to the end of the line with, “And Great British Bake Off host …? Noel? Fielding? ??? Noel? Care to explain?” And then all the other contestants giving him shit about it for the entire show.
So a couple months ago someone asked me to sell them on Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood because they were thinking about watching it and I never published the ask because I kept re-writing my answer over and over again and just had too many positive things to say. I feel a little guilty about that now so anon if you still follow me and are reading this I’ll just give you a one paragraph response:
It’s universally appealing, has the perfect mix of drama, action, comedy, and raw emotion and as unbiased of a person as I try to be you’re honestly a monster if you don’t like it. Pretty much everything a “great” story needs to contain, this series has in spades. It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me spend the better half of ten hours trudging through the hell that is youtube-anime-convention-voice-actor-playlists. I’ve also rewatched it more than almost any other show besides ATLA. It’s just so freakin’ good. Also it apparently has the highest rating of any anime series on myanimelist which would probably mean something to me if I had seen any of the other anime on that list but alas naruto owns this ass.