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Post Reply FMA 2003 or FMA Brotherhood?
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Posted 7/30/16
both are worth watching especially the 2003 version because brotherhood...

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I liked the ending of the 2003 anime more, because I like bittersweet, and tragedy endings, in which the manga for Elfen Lied did so freaking well, so because of Elfen Lied I like sad or bittersweet endings now, which makes it feel more complete in my opinion.
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This. This is why 2003 is better IMO.

I love the thing from the manga where... the person was accused of the thing but didn't do it and Roy is awesome, no spoiler.
But the homunculi. Lust.

Also. Also. to people saying what they're saying about the ending... Have you seen Conqueror of Shamballa, though? It comes after the end of the 2003 series and...


... so this one time, Toonami showed Conqueror of Shamballa and half the people watching it had never seen the 2003 series, and they were so confused, and it was pretty funny to read those tweets about it.

I'm biased because the 2003 series was my life when I was in high school, but that bit about the homunculi... yeah. Also the kid one. Different kid one than in Brotherhood.


.... I need to rewatch 2003 actually. I'm on such a nostalgia kick now, I'm watching Chrono Crusade right now.

You know, though. Actually. If you like things like Chrono Crusade more than things like Naruto and Fairy Tail, you'll like 2003 better. If you like things like Naruto and Fairy Tail better, you'll probably like Brotherhood better. That's a good litmus test.

Posted 7/30/16
I prefer Brotherhood. To me, FMA feels all over the place and "filler-esque," mostly in reference to FMA having a tendency to drift off and "get lost" in arcs. I easily notice when writers are stalling for manga content, in general. In FMA's case, I also caught onto the shift in writing when the original ending began to be implemented, which I find a bit disorienting.

Brotherhood seems much more organized and straight-forward. Also, as a bonus, the art and animation are more polished.
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I watched both in their entirety recently. Both are equally good for entirely different reasons. 2003 was a mindfuck series that loved to abuse Ed. 2009 is a typical shonen story. They are both special in their own ways though. Watch both. 2003 first though...
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Posted 6/22/17
2003 version was the first one I watched. I GREW up with it, and it made me realize my huge first anime crush on Edward Elric (which I still have). It was darker and a bit scary. They abused the hell outta Ed in that one, and also I connected to Hughes more in it than in Brotherhood.

Brotherhood just rushed through Hughes introduction and his moments, whereas 2003 had me slowly loving his character. He survived more in the 2003 series than he did in Brotherhood.



Brotherhood was really rushed and though it was light hearted in most scenes, and more characters appeared, 2003 will always have a special place in my heart.
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I definitely prefer the original. It was far more interesting. I liked the bittersweet ending too and felt that it fit perfectly with the story (I don't count Conquerer of Shamballa when I talk about the original, that movie was terrible). Then again, those were some of the very first anime I ever watched, and its possible that my opinion would change if I ever watched them again, though I plan on just reading the manga.
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Posted 7/5/17 , edited 7/5/17

SirBacon24 wrote:

I definitely prefer the original. It was far more interesting. I liked the bittersweet ending too and felt that it fit perfectly with the story (I don't count Conquerer of Shamballa when I talk about the original, that movie was terrible). Then again, those were some of the very first anime I ever watched, and its possible that my opinion would change if I ever watched them again, though I plan on just reading the manga.


Did you know that the "original"/2003 version was made while the manga was still being written, and it deviates from the manga significantly because of that. FMA Brotherhood was made after the manga ended, and supposedly to redeem the series for all the manga-readers plus to animate the full real story. I didn't read the manga either tho, and I watched the 2003 version first, so I liked both. Not to mention FMA Brotherhood rushes through parts that the 2003 version had already explained.
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Posted 7/5/17 , edited 7/5/17

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SirBacon24 wrote:

I definitely prefer the original. It was far more interesting. I liked the bittersweet ending too and felt that it fit perfectly with the story (I don't count Conquerer of Shamballa when I talk about the original, that movie was terrible). Then again, those were some of the very first anime I ever watched, and its possible that my opinion would change if I ever watched them again, though I plan on just reading the manga.


Did you know that the "original"/2003 version was made while the manga was still being written, and it deviates from the manga significantly because of that. FMA Brotherhood was made after the manga ended, and supposedly to redeem the series for all the manga-readers plus to animate the full real story. I didn't read the manga either tho, and I watched the 2003 version first, so I liked both. Not to mention FMA Brotherhood rushes through parts that the 2003 version had already explained.


Yes I did know that. I still like the 2003 version better. I'm just going to read the manga because for one, it doesn't have those rushed parts in the beginning, and the main reason is just because I don't feel like watching something I've already seen. At least it's a little different if I'm reading.

Btw I like your profile picture. I haven't seen Guilty Crown, but that's a cool shot.
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I didn't like either all that much. But 2003 held my interest enough for me to watch it all, while Brotherhood was something I dropped early on. I couldn't care less that Brotherhood was more true to the manga, because I don't enjoy shonen manga. So it's not like I was a fan already who found 2003's anime deviations off putting in any way.
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Posted 7/5/17

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chico11 wrote:


SirBacon24 wrote:

I definitely prefer the original. It was far more interesting. I liked the bittersweet ending too and felt that it fit perfectly with the story (I don't count Conquerer of Shamballa when I talk about the original, that movie was terrible). Then again, those were some of the very first anime I ever watched, and its possible that my opinion would change if I ever watched them again, though I plan on just reading the manga.


Did you know that the "original"/2003 version was made while the manga was still being written, and it deviates from the manga significantly because of that. FMA Brotherhood was made after the manga ended, and supposedly to redeem the series for all the manga-readers plus to animate the full real story. I didn't read the manga either tho, and I watched the 2003 version first, so I liked both. Not to mention FMA Brotherhood rushes through parts that the 2003 version had already explained.


Yes I did know that. I still like the 2003 version better. I'm just going to read the manga because for one, it doesn't have those rushed parts in the beginning, and the main reason is just because I don't feel like watching something I've already seen. At least it's a little different if I'm reading.

Btw I like your profile picture. I haven't seen Guilty Crown, but that's a cool shot.


Aw hey thanks! I'm surprised you realized that without having seen the show. Granted a lot of people said they didn't enjoy Guilty Crown, but I loved the symbolism presented throughout that series.

Mhm, I was just making sure, I couldn't tell if you knew based on your original post. I liked the detailed pieces of the first anime as well, but I give credit to the animation quality and speed of Brotherhood, to me 2003 was a little slow at times (enjoyed both obviously).
And I feel that, I like going to B&N after finishing a series to see if they have any manga or light novels on it. If so, I try and read through them too. There's something to be said about the little pieces of info that you get from words and sentences about a story. Not to mention, I get hooked on any show I finish and am always wanting more after its over.
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Aw hey thanks! I'm surprised you realized that without having seen the show. Granted a lot of people said they didn't enjoy Guilty Crown, but I loved the symbolism presented throughout that series.

Mhm, I was just making sure, I couldn't tell if you knew based on your original post. I liked the detailed pieces of the first anime as well, but I give credit to the animation quality and speed of Brotherhood, to me 2003 was a little slow at times (enjoyed both obviously).
And I feel that, I like going to B&N after finishing a series to see if they have any manga or light novels on it. If so, I try and read through them too. There's something to be said about the little pieces of info that you get from words and sentences about a story. Not to mention, I get hooked on any show I finish and am always wanting more after its over.


I have quite a lot of animu knowledge heh. Oftentimes I find myself watching like halfway through a show and then moving on to something else (yeah ik i'm weird, I don't get it either). Then, when I later want to go back to that show, I can't remember what happened, so instead of just rewatching it or just continuing from where I left off and being confused, I go back and read the manga. I'm doing that for One Piece right now, and it sucks because I'd already seen 500 episodes haha.
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Posted 7/6/17 , edited 7/6/17

SirBacon24 wrote:


chico11 wrote:


Aw hey thanks! I'm surprised you realized that without having seen the show. Granted a lot of people said they didn't enjoy Guilty Crown, but I loved the symbolism presented throughout that series.

Mhm, I was just making sure, I couldn't tell if you knew based on your original post. I liked the detailed pieces of the first anime as well, but I give credit to the animation quality and speed of Brotherhood, to me 2003 was a little slow at times (enjoyed both obviously).
And I feel that, I like going to B&N after finishing a series to see if they have any manga or light novels on it. If so, I try and read through them too. There's something to be said about the little pieces of info that you get from words and sentences about a story. Not to mention, I get hooked on any show I finish and am always wanting more after its over.


I have quite a lot of animu knowledge heh. Oftentimes I find myself watching like halfway through a show and then moving on to something else (yeah ik i'm weird, I don't get it either). Then, when I later want to go back to that show, I can't remember what happened, so instead of just rewatching it or just continuing from where I left off and being confused, I go back and read the manga. I'm doing that for One Piece right now, and it sucks because I'd already seen 500 episodes haha.


Haha that's pretty interesting. I'll take time off from the really big shows with many many seasons (like Fairy Tail, maybe at episode 210?) , but i'll always go back. I like finishing shows once I'm invested. But, I agree I sometimes have to backtrack a little to re-remember the plot when restarting. Ooh I wanna watch One Piece! That's my next big take that I'm considering, but as you mentioned, it has sooooo many episodes. I just gotta take the leap I think, otherwise I'll never find a time to actually start it. I used to watch Naruto a while ago, and then shippuden up til all the episodes out at the time. But, there are waaay too many episodes (and the scenes are incredibly slow and there are too many flashbacks and I don't even like it that much anymore anyways) so I couldn't go back

< I really wanted to know what happened tho, so I read bits and pieces on its wiki. Maybe I shud just read that manga instead haha, take use of your method
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I tell people I like the 2003 version better...

but if I ever need to re-watch I would watch Brotherhood with it's faster pace and better battle sequences. Plus the Opening and Ending songs in Brotherhood are fantastic
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