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Posted 7/11/15
So, I want to get into Fullmetal Alchemist, as I am somewhat a newbie to Anime and a few people have recommended it to me. But I found out there are two versions. So I was wondering, should I watch the normal Fullmetal Alchemist or Brotherhood? or Both? If so, which one should I watch first?
Posted 7/11/15 , edited 7/11/15
I recommend both series but there are a few differences between the 2 though. The original Fullmetal Alchemist follows the the manga half way and goes off in it's own direction. Now for brotherhood it follows the manga 100% completely. I would go into more detail about the differences but there would be a few spoilers but I highly recommend you watch both since both are very good.

For watching them I would recommend the original first and then brotherhood but I'm sure it doesn't matter. Only reason why I say watch the original first is because brotherhood leaves out a few things from the manga and can leave a person a bit confused like some of the characters backstories and a few other small things but the original anime covers those things that where left out in brotherhood but it's all up to you though.

edit: Forgot to mention the original also has characters that won't appear in brotherhood.
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Posted 7/11/15
Brotherhood by far the other is shit is like see half naruto and the other was only filler thats the original so basically only see brotherhood trust you doesnt have to see the original so dont waste your time
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I've seen the original one about half way since i had seen brotherhood first ( i didnt know there was two versions to it at that time) but when it went off the manga i stopped watching it so im unsure how it proceeds. i say Brotherhood!
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Posted 7/11/15
I say go for both relationship of the brothers is cool to see and frankly not to many anime has brother relationships for some reason lots of sister stuff any way enjoy
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Posted 7/11/15
Thanks guys
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Posted 7/12/15
You should watch the '03 version first and then Brotherhood since lets be honest '03 is no where near as good as Brotherhood.
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Posted 7/12/15
I prefer Brotherhood, but both are really good.
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Posted 7/13/15
let us know what you decided to go with and how you liked it, id like to hear your fed back on it
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Posted 7/14/15
The original was quite good, but Brotherhood is way, way better. In order to get the most enjoyment out of the Fullmetal Alchemist franchise, I highly recommend you watch the '03 series first (along with its movie that finishes the open ending), then wait at least a month to cool down and then give Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood a try.
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Posted 7/15/15
Watch both. It doesn't matter which one you choose to watch first, but I highly recommend watching the '03 one first since there's some backstory from it that was cut from FMA Brotherhood.
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Posted 7/15/15

Jillshadow wrote:

So, I want to get into Fullmetal Alchemist, as I am somewhat a newbie to Anime and a few people have recommended it to me. But I found out there are two versions. So I was wondering, should I watch the normal Fullmetal Alchemist or Brotherhood? or Both? If so, which one should I watch first?

Both. You can watch either one first.
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Posted 7/15/15
Brotherhood, because if you watch one it will kinda spoil stuff for the other, and honestly Brotherhood was a way better watch than the older one.
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