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Differences between FMA, FMA Brotherhood, and FMA manga
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Posted 7/24/10
i have only seen regular FMA but ppl tell me that brotherhood is better and that i shouldnt waste my time watching the anime and i should just read the manga

but now im asking whats the difference between them all??? and which is better in ur Opinon?
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Posted 7/24/10
Brotherhood follows the manga more closely, where as the original FMA had a vastly different story (including mixed up character names.)

I personally like them all though. The brotherly interaction is the best part, and they all have it.
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Posted 7/24/10
oh okay well im goona read the manga and watch brotherhood just to c:)
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Posted 9/27/10
the only different thing about the manga and brotherhood are the episodes about the alchemist using ice and that's it
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Posted 9/27/10
FMA (2003) = Alternate story.
FMA: Brotherhood = faithfully followed the manga. In other words, it is a canon.
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Posted 9/27/10
I think brotherhood is better than the first. But you should watch both imo, caus in the first they go in more detail in the early episodes!

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Posted 9/27/10
Eh, I personally liked both of them. But yeah, FMA Brotherhood follows the manga...FMA has a different storyline. However, some storylines are almost exactly the same e.g the story about Tucker and Nina are present in both. It's a bit rushed in Brotherhood though...as someone mentioned the first anime goes into more detail about certain things. <<
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Posted 9/29/10
I have only seen FMA brotherhood.. and Im sure there is no time to be wasted in that anime..
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Posted 9/29/10 , edited 9/29/10
brotherhood because it follows the manga and ends as the manga did (although i havent read the manga) its a little darker then the first series especially in the case of tucker and nina's part. i enjoyed brotherhood as much as i enjoyed the first series i would recommend watching brotherhood but look at it without comparing it to the first series too much.

having watched both i dont feel i wasted my time watching brotherhood or that the first series was a waste either i more or less see them both as the "heads" and "tails" of a coin, same story just a different perspective or point of view.
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Posted 9/29/10
the titile...
and in the manga it dont move...'
in animation it moves....
(just using common sense )
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Posted 9/29/10
Brotherhood was way better, the last 10 or so episodes were awesome and the ending was way better.
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Posted 1/5/11
FMA manga is the best! (but i dont have time to finishe it)
FMA is the original show, and FMA brotherhood is just something to show you what happens after =_=
I LOVE the manga the most tho
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Posted 1/6/11

Hiibird wrote:

FMA manga is the best! (but i dont have time to finishe it)
FMA is the original show, and FMA brotherhood is just something to show you what happens after =_=
I LOVE the manga the most tho


FMA brotherhood is no sequel. You don't know what you're saying.

There were things that I liked better in each of them. I really couldn't pick one. I have actually been considering making a thread that asks "if you were going to REwatch either the original FMA or Brotherhood, which would you choose?" I just recently watched brotherhood, but in 6 months or something I might want to rewatch one, but the choice would be really hard.

I really must be getting tired, rambling on without saying a whole lot. My bad.

Anyway I could get into the specifics of what's different between them, but it would be a spoiler fest. Just watch it.
Posted 1/6/11
i lik how FMA brotherhood ended happy and crap but in FMA it was really sad cause
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Posted 1/6/11
I watched,then purchased FMA but have only watched the FMA Brotherhood.I haven't read the manga so can't comment on that.I personally like the more rounded feel of Brotherhood as it seems to be more complete.I compare these two shows to what was done with Ghost in the Shell and GitS Stand Alone Complex.Both are great shows just one series carried the storyline farther.
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