This paper’s purpose is to explore manga and anime’s potential to have a place in the scholarly community for media and literature due to its new media effects on its audiences. To do this, there will be an in-depth narrative perspective analysis of the first two and last two episodes of Hiromu Arakowa’s anime series Fullmetal Alchemist (2003) to find the ultimate moral(s) of the story. There is a look into why the text is being studied, what alchemy is, what literature is out there, why the narrative perspective lens was chosen, and the actual analysis. Following the analysis will be a discussion of the ultimate moral of the text as well as implications of the study and future studies that could be drawn from it.
Date of publication
Jaclyn Marsh, Ph.D., Terry Britt, Ph.D., Ashleigh Day, Ph.D.
Master of Arts in Communication
Boyce, Hope L., "THE PERPETUAL REMINDER: A NARRATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE BEGINNING AND END OF THE FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST (2003) ANIME SERIES BY HIROMU ARAKAWA" (2021). Communication Theses. Paper 3.