It is a highlight of the anime, rarely will you see such diversity in the songs. But, this comment. Media creation technology was movingbat warp speeds in the early 2000’s, a year was an eternity, but 6…. Bien que cette série ait été produite par le studio Bones cette fois … I didn’t care about the other characters and their backstories. 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Fullmetal Alchemist is an anime about two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, who are out to find the Philosopher's Stone to restore Al's body and Ed's arm and leg, which they lost in an attempt to bring back their mother. PS. Like because the story was foundationally tragic, the writers just found the saddest route they could go… even Scar being in love with Lust’s original… it got too sappy. Come post anything related to Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist anime and manga franchise! Read the manga xD Buy the manga box set, it’s awesome. While the 2003’s soundtrack was good, I found myself liking the overall sound of the BGM here a lot more than the original, despite Bratja of course! I enjoying logic in Brotherhood than 2003 series in many aspect. I call it The Chrono cross effect, where you go from having a small cast of well done and explored characters, to a huge cast of cardboard cutouts. They’re great! Both Fullmetal Alchemist soundtracks are of high quality – movie quality orchestrated compositions, with a few key themes here and there. Brotherhood needs FMA in order to really feel the character development. Hi there, I’m a female for one. Especially the end. Also, they try to ease the dramatic moments with gags way too much and too soon. They are memorable and lovable – this is mostly the reason you can follow the show for so long, you learn to care about all the characters. It kinda made me not want to watch Brotherhood as I was resistant to reboots of sorts. When comparing FMA and FMAB, I totally forgot that Ed had such traumatizing experiences in the ’03 version. I am not much of an anime fan, but as a current pharmacy student, I’ve always had an interest in alchemy. It’s hence make the plot much easier to play out as simply a battle between our good guy vs the bad enemy. Then there are things like mustang being the one who killed Winrey’s parents because he was practically broken from learning how to survive the horrors of war. 0 0. This is why I prefer FMA 2003… it even gave chilling moments. In their travels they fight against the evil Homunculi. I’m about to dive into FMA:B right now. Aww X-x thanks – I didn’t think I was that good at writing! Only makes it worse. After the initial show's vast variation, the author of the manga decided the show should be revived to be heavily based on the manga. You can’t save everyone. She is part of one of the first major arcs in both series but, as far as Brotherhood is concerned, that's pretty much it. Holy shit… “For its time, the 2003 version…” … so much ignorance in that sentence. Any suggestions on what else we could watch that carries itself like these? I think Brotherhood is better although it seems to show a little bit more about Mustang and the politics of Central a lot more than in FMA, but FMA is a little better than Brotherhood in length wise with explaining the story. 1 decade ago. The original FMA has more consistent animation overall. Juliana Failde is a writer for CBR, Screen Rant, and the Sartorial Geek. I’ve liked all versions/seasons of this show. Or skip those episodes too. Very informative without any real spoilers. However, in the original series, the couple didn't really get too much screentime. And i agreed with your point of view on it. The manga goes in a completely different story line than the 2003 anime, and almost everything changes after one point in … In Brotherhood, Ed fights for his brother's body back and succeeds. Akira: An Analysis of the A-Bomb and Japanese Animation, Daria and the Clichéd Representation of Teenagers, The Good Fight: The Real, The Plausible, and Donald Trump’s Legacy, Cells at Work! So, yeah, FMA is literally the only anime I have come across I feel is superior to its manga, and thus, superior to the anime that directly follows it. For 50 episodes, FMA has a chance to introduce a huge cast, and it does – and nearly every single one is given some backstory and detail. Instead, King Bradley took up the mantel of Wrath and Sloth was a hulking monster who didn't really know how to speak. However, the backstory of each Homunculus and their true nature are completely altered. Fullmetal alchemist is not as good as brotherhood as it does not follow the manga later on after 12 episodes. fma doesn't have anything to do with the first fma series or the movie. The story just tied together better in my opinion in FMA: B, but FMA had some good ideas, they just didn’t tie together well to me. But if your gonna start a series watch the 2003 one. The original Fullmetal Alchemist anime was created when the original manga was in its early development stages, while the Brotherhood follows the original events of the manga so its storyline coincides with the manga’s storyline. There was little to no filler – every episode revealed something new – quite an amazing feat for a 50 episode series – it renewed my faith in ‘long’ anime. It reminded me of the way Miyazaki took the fairly rote and facile “Howl’s Moving Castle” from its literary source and turned it into something maybe a little less logical, but altogether more poignant and moving in his adaptation. It truly doesn't make a lot of sense. Shoot. And make the existence of homonculus more reaaonable. He wanted to stop greed, he had the means to stop him… Maybe up to that moment he thought he could pull it off without killing greed, perhaps he thought that faced with the possibility of death greed would become reasonable… Ed learned the hard lesson that day as well. In both series, he is one of the first main antagonists and is incredibly strong, testing Ed and Al more than almost anyone else. Fullmetal Alchemist & Final Fantasy Are Teaming Up. Things die and the world keeps moving on, even without him. I binge watched the 2003 one and fell in love with the characters so I did the same with brotherhood and the movies so now they’re mixed up in my head lol it’s a great gateway anime drug to start your life long addiction with anime lol, Great explaining. I had to admit, when I watched Brotherhood at that time, (think it was around 2009), I had completely forgot most of the older FMA series, but from what I can remember, as compared to when I was watching Brotherhood, I still like the latter more, especially characters-wise, Brotherood has quite a better character cast overall, new characters like Ling Yao kicks ass , gonna have to agree here, anyways it was a good article overall. FMA:B might have a further explanation of the plot and has a happy ending, though it seems to be light weighted, as the sacrifice of Ed and Al for “making mistakes by bringing mom to life” was only losing the power of alchemy at the end. And will i understand brotherhood if i didn't watch the original full metal alchemist? Does one anime continue off of the other? Saw Brotherhood on Netflix and started thinking about FMA all over again, and lookie what I stumbled onto. It was released when the manga was finishing – so in a way ‘Brotherhood’ could be seen as the ‘true’ Fullmetal Alchemist story. About episode 14 though the early episodes are probably good to watch too. Great to hear from someone who saw Brotherhood first! It makes more sense to see what Fullmetal Alchemist was intended to be first- and then after, if you like you can see the ‘spin off’, which is the 2003 version. Even 6 years later, anime can sometimes have hideous visuals. I will be giving the entire original series another go soon to see how it stacks up. Can Manga and Anime Contribute to Feminism and Gender Studies? Years ago I watched a handful of episodes of the original series as they aired on tv and found it interesting but a bit cartoonish and overly dramatic. I was confused as to what Brotherhood was, so thanks for clearing it up. zquabez 5 years ago #5. He did some bad that opposed the brothers, but fans got to see that he was just troubled all along. Oh wow. r/FullmetalAlchemist. FMA 2003 however skirted toward the seinen genre, where everything were all grey in between. Ending matched perfectly with the classical music and the “brothers” theme song. Greed was always a special Homunculus, he never really got along with his brothers and sisters and instead spent most of his time alone. Not much worse than someone who looks for opinions to conflict with so they can get theyre “i matter” moments in for the day. But the OP and ED of both were quite even out. It seems that this theme is still a highlight of the original, and Brotherhood didn’t come up with something as memorable as this, even if it came close! As such, as they have been so reliant on fathers easier to use power, they can’t even use actual alchemy, and father can cut them off at his whim. Which one is better? Thank you so much for this! See also: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. She was manipulated by Dante and nearly used as Dante's next body. The 2003 version had a main theme “Bratja” which was played multiple times – a vocal version, violin and piano solo. . It is considered one of the great anime themes. Brotherhood, on the other hand, really bored me for about the first half of the series. May be not my taste. I will try not say which one is “better”, but point out the key differences and leave the decision up to you. By the way i am on 39th episode and its a long and unbearable experience, what a waste of time. It really makes you appreciate brotherhood that much more because of it’s extremely well thought out and full cast beginning to end. I think FMAB delved more into philosophy, war, alchemy which was what FMA was about, imho. If any series were to receive a remake, Fullmetal Alchemist would not be my first nomination. I just watched up to the ep with Rose at Liore and obviously recognized the story, but remembered it being way better. Fun read, thanks. I am just starting season 4 of Brotherhood. Afterall human still looking for an answer of how the world is created, so I don’t mind if the plot wasn’t well explained in FMA. The artwork is just as strong, but with more focus on animating things in the background, making the action sequences flawlessly smooth, with lots of movement. From what I've seen in ads and friends talking, Edward is still alive and in his original world in the Brotherhood, but he's older. The style is darker, with a greater variety of instruments. However, in Brotherhood, as Ed's character matured and developed, he began to grow taller. Rosé is definitely a side character of the manga and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. I wish more manga adaptations would have gone this route and released a new version when the manga is over . Lv 4. Thanks a lot! There is no reason to rage that hard at someone. Brotherhood Ed is a child in comparison even at the end of the series. It operates independently with the writers collaboratively building and maintaining the platform. There are some things I like better in the 2003 version. Or is that too much work? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 1 decade ago. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an alternate retelling of Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist manga that is closer to the source material than the previous 2003 adaptation, this time covering the entire story. your line ” as Harry potter standards” makes my gut out. Ed, the soldier/dog of the military, kills. Some new faces make the scene – which is a nice extra. The vast majority of VA from the original FMA 03 dub came back to reprise their roles, this means that from the very first recording session, these actors were already familiar and comfortable with their roles, foregoing that awkward phase pretty much ALL shows go through where the actors learn to settle in to the characters. And i agree with these opinions. Pride was made by the Father as the first Homunculus. Fullmetal Alchemist 1st ending song: Kesenai Tsumi, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Opening 1-Again creditless. Like the art and Al’s voice. As an avid anime fan I tend to fully avoid duplicate productions as a fundimental rule . Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is the second anime television series based on Fullmetal Alchemist, the first being 2003's Fullmetal Alchemist. This pairs very well with the lessons in Izumi’s training. The character development was good in FMA for the beginning, but I feel like that’s why they didn’t need to go through all of it again in FMA: B & you still had enough background. Lots of great opinions. Known as the Ice Queen, Olivier Mira Armstrong's official title is Major General and is the heir to the Armstrong family. So FMA ill be back but im taking a month or so break for FMAB, This article helped a lot af. … Continue browsing in r/FullmetalAlchemist. Alchemy duels, puppies, and mini skirts, I’m looking at you…. Just why? 3. The main difference, FMA Brotherhoods stuck in its shounen genre, where things are black and white. In FMA 03 Alchemy is bound by ‘equivalent exchange’ which turns out to be a take on the laws of conservation of energy…. I was also able to follow the story of Brotherhood more easily than FMA 2003. (Cliff hanger til the end). I quit there. The story seemed as if it was being written as they went. How Fullmetal Alchemist and Brotherhood Are Different. On top of that, the fundamentals are just better in 03 than in the manga. Wrath and Sloth are the resurrected Son of Izume and the mother of Ed and Al. I watched original FMA first but don’t know ending for Brotherhood, so ending aside I think FMA:B is better (but I must admit I hated the original’s ending). Thank u very much . You remember all their names, and that is a great achievement. The action scenes rarely have speed lines and short cuts, but they appeared once or twice. She is one of if not the strongest female character (perhaps character overall) within both series. They even made an English version with Vic Migogna! Needless to say, I find Brotherhood’s final episode completely satisfying. Kind of cool, but the fantasy take on real grounded science is just much better. I found your article while looking for the differences in the plot; you don’t go into those details, but it was nice to read, Bro I’m so confused please tell which version I should be watch 2003 verision or brotherhood. Brotherhood Traditional alchemy also talks about equipment exchange, but comes from the earth power. A far greater consequence than what he had to deal with in brotherhood. Sure, it follows the manga but most anime stray from manga in some form or another. A thousand times this. Idk. One of the biggest differences between Fullmetal Alchemist and Brotherhood lies in its villains. was opposite to me , 2003 is better for me. On top of that, 03 has blatantly better scene composition, foreshadowing, and pacing, most notably with the characters who died, as they were given the time to be actual characters the viewer just expected to be a part of the series from then on, as opposed to being introduced and killed off in the same episode. By Joseph Clark Dec 25, 2020 … Will comment once Ive watched the first few eps.. There are some differences between the two but not that much. Is it really that good? In the original series, Homunculi were actually made by people who tried to bring someone back from the dead. It is really debatable which was the best opening and ending, because they are all so different! And if i didnt, i would have wrote my own opinions and why i felt that way. okay i know i’m a little late i watched fma a couple months ago and and i watched the 2003 one first and I LOVE IT i didnt really like brotherhood. This article AND thread are amazing. The original Fullmetal Alchemist anime was created when the original manga was in its early development stages, while the Brotherhood follows the original events of the manga so its storyline coincides with the manga’s storyline. In both series, Ed was always very self-conscious about his height. So Ed was kinda douchy towards his dad even in the first movie makes sense. However, those who have little patience may find it suits their schedule better to see the 2003 version first. Original Poster 1 point ... (usually idrc but FMA brotherhood hit different) View Entire Discussion (21 Comments) More posts from the FullmetalAlchemist community. In the 2003 series, the show decides to take an interesting route with Lust, by having her remember some pieces of her past life. Very happy you are enjoying the show! Brotherhood just doesn’t have that level of heart, of darkness, at the start, to make you want to cheer the same way for Al and Ed. I loved the 2003 and I’m just starting brotherhood, and so far it’s just not that good, for example Nina, in 2003 you got to actually get to know her and loved her so much, I cried when she was mutated and killed, but in brotherhood she’s just a background character, they don’t invest in her and you pretty much don’t care about her. I agree with gpdc (above comments), I’m watch Brotherhood first than the 2003. Brotherhood is longer than the original – 64 episodes long, but was more reliable to the manga (2001-10). Since I watched it on TV, the cliffhanger experience was intense – when each episode ended my sisters and I shouted “No! Between Fullmetal Alchemist (2003) and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood the two series share a number of differences that totally change the structure of the story. RELATED: Fullmetal Alchemist: 5 Ways It's Different From The Manga (& 5 Ways It's The Same). When that show first started & definitely had adult humor in there; now the show is a little outlandish with the screaming & reactions. The lovers of anime and manga know the abbreviations FMA and FMAB very well but for those who are not aware; these are anime series of the same story Full Metal Alchemist. Ed is in a life or death battle with greed, and ends it with a brutally lethal strike in the heat of the moment…. My own personal gripe with Brotherhood is the Nina arc didn’t make me cry, but perhaps its because I had already seen the original! They were always busy doing their own thing, and while fans knew it was there, it never really came to light. There were a lot of differences between the shows by the end, mostly the homunculi. The entire cast shares a happily ever after. 2: False Light, Truth's Shadow (偽りの光 真実の影, Itsuwari no Hikari, Shinjitsu no Kage) and Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. I actually saw Brotherhood first and I agree that it is the better one. FMAB is, shall we say, more “shounen”. Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood is following the manga story line of Full Metal Alchemist. I was still in elementary when my bro lent me his series for the FMA 2003. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is not a sequel to the original Fullmetal Alchemist, and there are some big differences between them. The two glare at each other waiting for the other to budge. That being said, brotherhood also benefits from the halo effect… However, this isn’t a part of the list, because it in itself is not a real tangible thing. With 64 episodes, the Brotherhood is longer than the original and more life-like, considering Brotherhood features more advanced animation than the original FMA. Evil beings split off from an evil artificial dust ball, with a groovy grin. I think FMAB is better just cause it how Arakawa visualized the story. 26 years old. In the blue corner, weighing a total 51 episodes is the original, time tested anime The Fullmetal Alchemist! I think it was 2012 or so. I think of it like Spongebob Squarepants. En France, Virgin 17 a diffusé les 9 premiers épisodes4 entre le 19 octobre 2009 et le 21 décembre 2009. I agree with you totally. I don’t like FMA 2003 at all. Trying to watch Brotherhood and I just can’t. Both are good, it’s just a matter of preferences. I still love the original but have to agree brotherhoods ending made more sense and felt more complete. Saw the 2003 version back in the days and it remains one of my all time favorite animes. First thing is first: this is a great show for anime newbies. She acts as Ed's main automail mechanic and helps the boys in a number of their plots to get their bodies back. In existence of alchemy that using logic, newbie should watch Brotherhood because it shows more logic. I had feelings towards the characters and their trials in the 2003 version. Loving it so far! FMA original all day. Not that that’s a bad thing, its just one of the reasons FMA got so popular was because it lampshades all these anime tropes we were sick of at the time. I decided to give Brotherhood a go today after having written it off as a reboot when it first came out, but three episodes in and I was like…this is somehow…bad? Some people can’t be reasoned with, and if they aren’t stopped, others will die. Thank you for your comments! Damn trolls. In Brotherhood, Lust stays pretty vile and sadistic the entire time. Izumi's child and Ed's mother both stayed dead after their attempted resurrections failed. So I went back to the 03 to see if I was just crazy, and the way 03 sets up the story and the characters is…strikingly superior. I agree with Kai though, Ling Yao is epic!! I honestly don’t like brotherhood. Your best, or even the best that could possibly be done in a given situation, isn’t going to be good enough every time. i love how ep 25 of FMA ends in black as if to signal end of pt 1 and the start of part 2 so I’m starting FMAB tomorrow. The 2003 anime series was made while the manga was still being released, so Bones studio decided to make its own story since they knew the manga wasn't going to finish for a while. 2003 also have much superior soundtrack. Not bash someone fot having the bravery to state their opinion, and want to discuss it publicly. Go 50/50. It was a gradual growth and wasn't fully noticed by fans until this scene he shared with Winry. Fullmetal Alchemist (Japanese: 鋼の錬金術師, Hepburn: Hagane no Renkinjutsushi) is a Japanese anime television series adapted from the manga of the same name written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa.Comprising 51 episodes, it was co-produced by the animation studio Bones, Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS), and Aniplex and directed by Seiji Mizushima. I will try not say which one is “better”, but point out the key differences and leave the decision up to you.First thing is first: this is a great show for anime newbie… ^ The first Opening sequence to the new series, where the animation differences become apparent. Get your own blog or write your own damn article. And in the red corner, a whopping 64 episodes is the newer, shinier anime adventures of the Elric brothers, Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood! Sure, I wanted backstories on the main ones, the ones that actually mattered to the storyline, but when they introduced so many characters in the original series, it bored me to the point that I almost didn’t want to continue watching it. Episodes 4 and 5 of the anime made me cry afterwards! She also somehow had a weird relationship with Ed that many fans understood to be romantic. This is a lesson learned the hard way when we go back and see all the places that were ‘saved’. I watched the 2003 version first on TV years ago and then watched Brotherhood more recently. This is why I preferred Brotherhood which I finished last year. I also enjoy both. Like Greed, Lust's story between the two series is vastly different, but unlike Greed, she strives more in the 2003 series rather than in Brotherhood. I loved 2003 FMA, but I think a lot of it was sensationalized, very dramatic, the touch with sloth as their mom was super sad but I thought it was too much of stretch in terms of the storyline. Pride was made by the Father as the first Homunculus. The first series of FMA did not follow the manga. The series ran for 64 episodes on MBS–TBS from April 2009 to July 2010. I remember having different emotional responses to the ending of each, which that’s no surprise, and I’ve been trying to remember why today. It does go in a very different direction and is unrecognizable after the first 8 or so episodes. The franchise combines science fiction, action, drama, comedy, mystery and a hint of mushiness here and there – it is almost guaranteed to entertain, no matter who you are. The core difference between the two anime is how liberally they adapt the manga. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood vs Fullmetal Alchemist . Good and evil. In the end, everything was made clear and there were no loose ends. Xehanort's guardian is the will of Kairi's grandma. Brotherhood was definitely an improvement all across the board. The very real concept of making something potent out of almost nothing is fascinating. Not to mention all of the characters good or bad were much more badass. Because the original FMA 03 story is one of those exceptions to the rule. If you aren’t satisfied go ahead and go back to FMA and finish till the end but in my opinion it’s not even worth the effort. At the end of the series, the two share a deep hug that may imply their emotions for one another but nothing is ever really said about the matter as Ed goes his own way. User Info: zquabez. It just made more sense. Amestris’s is different, since father is so alchemically powerful, Alchemest there actually just leech off his latent ambient energy. Here are some of the major differences between the 2003 series of Fullmetal Alchemist and Brotherhood. I asked one of my friends about it and he said there was also a FMA. I started writing about anime when I was 15 and it looked far worse than this. The second reason is the rewrite op. However being taught a lesson, even out in the field, and experiencing the brutal reality first hand, are two very, very different things, which this Ed found out first hand, he carried that weight. Many of the scenes in Brotherhood are near identical to some of the manga panels as well. It is indeed true to the manga authors original vision, in that sense it would be the ‘true’ FMA story. I am watching them both again from the start. It seems the general consensus is the Brotherhood ending is superior to that of the original though. However, in Brotherhood, neither of these characters exist. Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. F=ma (Full=metal x alchemist)!!! Thanks everyone! I didn’t quite get the whole existence of Dante and his/her relationship with Hohenheim. 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