I’m not okay
I’ll never be okay
but seriously, how often do you see a male main character- much less a main character of a shonen- be genuinely disappointed and angry with himself because he wasn’t sensitive and perceptive enough about a woman’s feelings? Not in a “because she’s mad now” way, but in a “I should have been there for her” way.
AND ACTUALLY CHANGE AS A RESULT OF THAT AND BECOME MORE SENSITIVE AND HONEST IN THE FUTURE?
not a hell of a lot.
It makes me want to cry because people focus on the fact that females get written so poorly because females don’t appear as much or they don’t have added depth but it’s really similar for males now too and not for the same reasons.
We as a society have run into an issue where the males that get more screen time become devalued as well and time and time again you rarely see a large amount of depth in the male characters that are written anymore because they’ve been written so much people just add a few attributes to a male and boom they have a character, nobody really takes the time to add depth anymore and growing pains and let’s us see what it’s really like to be a male in society
Yet a woman who wrote a story about two brothers that featured men far more prominently than women wrote all of these men to perfection and added depth and realism to their development.
Even the women had a lot of development.
A woman did that, she showed us what it was really like for men like Ed who have short tempers and are very opinionated and showed us his depth and emotion.
How sad and amazing is that?
Feminisim is a fight for equality and Arakawa helped the male side of the fight exponentially by writing FMA.
It’s ok for boys to be emotional because they are, boys aren’t emotionless, they go through a lot of the same abusive issues Edward and Al went through, it’s ok to cry, it’s ok to be human.
Thank you Arakawa for opening my eyes and letting me really see what the male side of things is really like because as a female we don’t get to see that kind of depth for our male characters, people write males for females as though they’re strong and minimize their flaws and don’t give them emotion but as a female I want to get attached to a flawed male character and to this day Edward and Al are still my boys.
And then you remember that the head writer also wrote Angel Cop and Violence Jack.
No. The head writerof this scene was Hiromu Arakawa, creator of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga, and who has nothing to do with either of those series.
This is from Fullmetal: Alchemist Brotherhood, which very closely adapted the manga. This is almost word for word a scene that happened in the manga.
Sho Aikawa, the person behind the script 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist anime adaptation is the one behind the script of Angel Cop. Arakawa had little to do with the 2003 series other than it was loosely based on her manga and she helped with the initial production. The 2003 series did not contain this scene, or this manner of character development for Ed.
Don’t spread misinformation. I have to suspect you are either actively trying to erase the actual author of this scene or you just…didn’t read the additional post you reblogged this from because it said several times that a woman wrote this and her name was Arakawa.
Edit: Looking up his name, Aikawa and Arakawa are very similar looking so it might have been an honest mistake if you didn’t know Sho Aikawa’s gender. Still, please verify in the future.
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