Fullmetal Alchemist – Ratings, Trend and Fanbase Analysis

Synopsis: Edward Elric, a young, brilliant alchemist, has lost much in his twelve-year life: when he and his brother Alphonse try to resurrect their dead mother through the forbidden act of human transmutation, Edward loses his brother as well as two of his limbs. With his supreme alchemy skills, Edward binds Alphonse’s soul to a large suit of armor.

(Source: MyAnimeList)



Genres :  Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Magic, Military, Shounen

Studio: Bones

A-Score: 8.2

A-Score is also called ‘Animegoodreads Score’. The score is calculated by analyzing the textual reviews from the website called IMDB. Sentiment Analysis is performed on the textual reviews. R Programming Language was used for the purpose of calculating the score. The way we score is purely based upon the ‘quality’ information written in the reviews, where we look for ‘how positive’ the individual reviews are.

Feature-Level Analysis (Feature-Level Sentiment Analysis of Reviews) of Fullmetal Alchemist’s Reviews

  • Characters – 92%
  • Story – 46%
  • Animation – 100%
  • Music – 99%
  • Scenes – 54%

How people describe this anime?


action scenes, excellent story writing, intriguing storyline and amazing animation, music is great, actors are amazing, wonderful characters and plot action, tragic story, intense plot, create some of these characters, animation is great, characters and fillers, best characters, works are the characters, good characters, story is really touching and powerful, best series, best characters, strong characters, anime is pretty dark and emotional, great job, awkward scenes, intense scenes, good and suspensful, great action, good and bad, lot of characters out of, wonderful cast of characters, great story, complicated plot, characters are well developed, good or evil, great anime, griping story, great characters, animation is great, acting is flawless, interesting engaging characters, interesting plot gets convoluted

Let us move further and look search for the most descriptive words (not keywords) for this anime that people have used in their textual reviews. Whenever someone writes a review, he/she includes certain adjectives in their text, which can be analyzed further to see how the people have described the anime. The top 10 words to describe this anime along with their frequencies is as follows:

The following words were extracted from the IMDB Reviews as well. We used R Programming Language to find out the most used adjectives from the text.

  • good – 21
  • great – 18
  • full – 15
  • fullmetal – 15
  • best – 12
  • amazing – 10
  • few – 9
  • japanese – 9
  • worth – 9
  • first – 8

Is Fullmetal Alchemist Trending?

Keyword Searched: Fullmetal Alchemist

Google Trends Search Strength : 76% (Past 12 Months)

Google Trends is always used whenever we are researching the trend of any entity. What’s interesting is that the product is given by google, which is the best search engine out there. So we can guarantee that it gives us high quality data. Trends can be seasonal or linear. In case of animes, newer animes can become easily trending, even if they are not that good. However, we should always look for the latest data.

Trend Shape/Effect

Consistently increased and experienced a spike in searches in Mid-April in 2020. But after that, it is getting less searches and now the trend is consistently declining at a faster rate.

Fullmetal Alchemist Anime’s Fanbase Analysis

Let us look at the popularity of Fullmetal Alchemist on Reddit.

Reddit Upvote Proportion : 64%

After analyzing reddit posts that belong to the subreddit ‘anime’ and ‘fullmetal alchemist’ as the search term, it was found that the mean upvote proportion for the related posts is 64%. Upvote Proportion shows how many upvotes the posts are getting which belong to a particular topic.

Note: The more popular the anime, the more no. of discussions people do on reddit and the more data is extracted. Number of posts analyzed will also be higher in the case of popular animes, and so their upvote proportion will also be higher.

I will try my best to provide even more data regarding animes that can help you understand how popular an anime is. I am going to add few more things later as I keep updating my blog from time to time, but for now you can take the above data as reference.

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