For today’s prompt, I have to talk about the moment that shocked me the most in any anime. This actually ended up being an easy one to decide on.
To me, the most shocking moment in anime comes from the Fullmetal Alchemist franchise. And that moment is when Ed and Al Elric, along with the audience, learn that Shou Tucker created a chimera from his own daughter, Nina, and their dog, Alexander. Before this event, Shou was depicted as if he cared about Nina, so it just came as an absolute shock to me that he would try to save his career by using his daughter this way. It was shocking, sad, and maddening the first time I saw it in the original Fullmetal Alchemist anime. Even though I knew to expect it when I watched Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, it still didn’t make it any easier.
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