English: Fullmetal Alchemist
Synonyms: Hagane no Renkinjutsushi, FMA, Full Metal Alchemist
Oct 4, 2003 to Oct 2, 2004
25 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisEdward 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.
A year later, Edward, now promoted to the fullmetal alchemist of the state, embarks on a journey with his younger brother to obtain the Philosopher's Stone. The fabled mythical object is rumored to be capable of amplifying an alchemist's abilities by leaps and bounds, thus allowing them to override the fundamental law of alchemy: to gain something, an alchemist must sacrifice something of equal value. Edward hopes to draw into the military's resources to find the fabled stone with his power and restore his and Alphonse's bodies to normal. However, the Elric brothers soon discover that there is more to the legendary stone than meets the eye, as they are led to the epicenter of a far darker battle than they could have ever imagined.
BackgroundFullmetal Alchemist won the TV Feature Award in the 9th Animation Kobe Awards and was one of the Jury Recommended Works in the 2004 Japan Media Arts Festival in the anime division.
Characters & Voice Actors
Opening Theme#1: "Melissa (メリッサ)" by Porno Graffitti (eps 2-13)
#2: "READY STEADY GO" by L'Arc~en~Ciel (eps 14-25)
#3: "UNDO" by Cool Joke (eps 26-41)
#4: "Rewrite (リライト)" by Asian Kung-fu Generation (eps 42-51)
Ending Theme#1: "Melissa (メリッサ)" by Porno Graffitti (ep 1)
#2: "Kesenai Tsumi (消せない罪)" by Nana Kitade (eps 2-13)
#3: "Tobira no Mukou e (扉の向こうへ)" by YeLLOW Generation (eps 14-24)
#4: "Motherland" by Crystal Kay (eps 26-41)
#5: "I Will" by Sowelu (eps 42-51)
the biggest mistake people make with this show is that they expect it's going to be an adaption of the manga. for the first half, this is somewhat true. but with the release of brotherhood, this problem was made even worse and people discarded this series because it wasn't "faithful" to the manga, so it should be skipped and viewers should just watch brotherhood. so, unfortunately, people missed out on this masterpiece.
the start of fullmetal alchemist is mostly faithful to the manga, but has some filler. this filler isn't all that bad, as it contributes to the world building of amestris and shows you the type of people the elric brothers are and their morals. about halfway through the series, the tv show caught up to the manga (which was still being produced at the time), so with himoru arakawa's permission the anime took off and made its own storyline. after this, the tone of the series became much more darker and tragic, especially towards the ending. it still shared some of the same plot points that happened in the manga, the events around it were different. although, i admit there were certain points that felt out of place, but that might be because i saw brotherhood and read some of the manga before watching this.
because this was made in 2003, the art is sure to be outdated. it may take you a little while, but you'll get used to it and maybe even appreciate it. the backgrounds are nice and the characters aren't too bright when they aren't supposed to be. the animation is also good when it needs to be, and over time it improves, but anywhere else it was somewhat average. i can't really remember any scenes that were particularly awkward in terms of animation, or where it went anywhere below average.
the background music is all orchestra, but it fits well, especially during dramatic or emotional scenes. one track that i really liked was "bratja", which serves as a theme for the elric brothers. if you want to, look up the lyrics, as it is told from the elric brothers' points of view and really fits the tone of the series. i enjoyed the opening songs, but the ending songs were iffy for me, other than kesenai tsumi by nana kitade.
there is a large cast of characters, and although not all of them are completely fleshed out, the ones who needed to be are, and are actually relevant and serve a purpose. since the pacing of this series is a bit slower than brotherhood's, you were given more of a chance to get attached to characters and understand what they mean to the elrics and how they affect the brothers (namely nina and maes hughes). even lust, one of the main villains, was given a backstory and slowly started becoming her own person. unfortunately, characters like roy mustang and riza hawkeye weren't explained like they were in brotherhood, but other than that the characters with overall really good.
fullmetal alchemist: brotherhood will always be a must-watch in the anime community, but this series is considered the worse of the two. both of these series have their ups and downs, but both anime are really good and should both be watched to get the full experience for this series. i recommend watching this version first, and then moving onto brotherhood, as the other way around may be a hard adjustment in terms of art and story, as both are very different. but i believe this show is a really good watch and if you like dark, tragic stories, this is the anime for you. read more
*Note* This review will not be influenced by Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. This review will be solely based on the 2003 dubbed version of Fullmetal Alchemist.
It's hard to criticize this anime if you've seen it start to finish. The story is super emotional especially at the end and the seemingly straightforward plot of the story unfolds into a complicated web of problems as time goes on. The only problem of it may be that it goes at a very slow pace in the beginning which may be a little disappointing for some viewers. In fact from episodes 2-10 it's all backstory and I didn't even really get into the anime till episode 20, but it's a definite watch and on the last episode be sure to have some tissues.
So the art style wasn't really the best compared to the more "modern" style we have today, but luckily this anime is one of those animes where if you watch enough of it, you'll adjust to it's art style and it won't bother you. If you'd like an estimate than for me, it took me about 2 episodes before I was fine with it.
The sound wasn't actually that bad to be honest. It had a good soundtrack that seemed to fit the anime very well. Plus the openings and endings of the episodes were fairly good and catchy which is pretty important to me. However this anime lost points because of the overly loud music that would sometimes play when someone was talking thus making the things they were saying muffled and drowned out by the music.
The main characters (Ed and Al) really grew and matured as the story went on learning about the truths and the lies of the world they lived in, but even so they still kept their defining personalities, like Ed's stubbornness and Al's kindness, through to the end.
This is a really really good anime that is probably a must watch for every anime watcher. It may not seem like it but there are some seriously funny parts that have forced me to pause it just so I could stop laughing and I almost never laugh when I watch anime. However with the funny parts come the more serious and sad parts that is equivalency (you'll get it if you watch the anime :P)
If you haven't gotten it already (or you just skipped everything up there ^) this is a must watch. It has a beautiful story with great character development that will definitely make you wish for more. read more
I originally watched FMA on Cartoon Network way back when and finally decided to finish the series by watching the whole thing subbed in the full glory of the original language.
FMA is an interesting adventure following the Elric Brothers' pursuit for the sorcerers stone, hoping to regain their original bodies lost when they attempted to transmute their mother back to life.
The series can be fairly dark at times and explores many themes such as what it means to be human in great detail.
The series starts a bit slow but it quickly picks up the pace resulting in many cliffhanger endings, which induces rapid chaining.
This is a very good classic and should be enjoyed by a wide variety of anime watchers.
The animation is very good considering when it came out. There is some annoying CGI occasionally but it doesn't interfere significantly. There are a lot of battles and lots of special effects, all of which were done very nicely. While it isn't as crisp in style as current animes, it still comes off as being one of the better ones.
To be honest, the OP/EDs and BGMs weren't all that memorable to me. The BGMs did complement the series well, but doesn't stand out as something I'd want to get the OST for. The VAs do a very good job as there are a huge range of emotions that all the characters have to go through in this series. Only one question remains: how does Al talk while just having his soul attached to an armor?
The story of FMA is very detailed and many events from earlier in the series will return to play a part later on in the series. The plot line is very well planned out and will lead to some very ironic or tragic moments.
There are many mini arcs as Al and Ed become more famous for their actions around the nation, but these are minor compared to the second half of the series, which just explodes as a mass of intensity.
The plot line throws many twists which keeps one wondering who is really on the good side... and whether any action IS good.
The story builds to a large climax near the end where many secrets of the world and alchemy in general are revealed. It seems interesting how they tied the ending together, and how they made it relate to real life.
The only qualm I have with the entire series is the ending, and the open nature of the conclusion. However, hopefully FMA2 will answer all the questions (and not turn into SNS2, where character development was completely thrown out in exchange for pure action).
There are dozens of characters in this series, all of whom play an interesting role in the series. The characters are well explored, and many episodes will give details about a character that may make one reconsider what they thought about that character.
The series plays with one's senses of where the line is drawn between good and bad actions, and good and evil characters.
What is the value of your life? Is there an equivalent trade that one would make for their life? or is it as priceless as Mastercard says. FMA asks some very philosophical questions in addition to providing a strong set of characters and plot line to ponder upon. There isn't much in terms of romantic development as the show is action/adventure based, but the show is a great watch overall. Possibly a bit long for a full re watch but certain arcs are definitely worth it. read more
Fullmetal Alchemist is a great anime with an amazing story. A fantastic job is done creating characters that feel human, protagonists have flaws and antagonists are more than beings of pure evil who can't know love, or whatever bullshit "bad guy" archetype you want to plug in there. It gets of to a slow start but not just because the show is building its world. The last 25 or so episodes have a clear goal and everything that is being done happens for a purpose. The first 25 or so episodes wander a little bit more. Ed and Al are traveling around a lot and a ton of different characters are introduced, with enough description to make you sympathize/empathize with them, and then they get whisked away for the the next episode and another character you're made to feel sorry for is given a brief spotlight.
In the end there are still new characters in nearly every episode, with characters from a single episode, 40 episodes ago, are brought back with the air of "hey remember us! We matter now!". It's a little convoluted but still fun and the message is clear.
Overall the characters a solid (only an 8 because of how *many* there are, it makes it impossible to appreciate all of them) and the story is amazing. Story and character are what makes FMA, FMA. It's as good as it is because the story and the characters are fully bought into and they feed off each other, each making the other stronger. read more
Both shows take place in about the same time period (early 20th century for FMA, late 19th century for D. Gray-man) in Europe in a world similar to our own. They are both about unique abilities, with an organization of alchemists in FMA and an organization of exorcists in D. Gray-man. They are Shounen as well as some comedy mixed in and are both very enjoyable to watch.
Similar style of storytelling. Black Order kinda like State Alchemists etc. Both Ed and Allen have arms that aren't their original arms.
Both series are about someone who tried to bring someone important to them back to life… and failed. Allen Walker (D.Gray-Man) was cursed and Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist) lost his right arm and left leg, which could be considered a curse. After that they both joined an organisation. Allen Walker = Black Order; Edward Elric = State Military. They both seem to have a cranky teacher (sensei).
Last but not least; they are both short… ^^
The main characters both seem similar and their beliefs are also similar. The excitement of the plot and the action are very the same. Both animes share the same excitement and it will be a very nice experience.
Young heroes whose childhoods are marked by tragic events, their limbs altered to become weapons, fighting to redress an error in their past: these are the main elements that tie Fullmetal Alchemist and D. Gray-man together. Plus, both series draw a world that resembles ours with some crucial differences, deliberately dabbling in anachronisms. Both have a focus on action that does not hinder character development, allowing for doses of humour to lighten up the mood.
Both have main characters with arms that functions as weapons. Both characters' childhoods featured a tragic loss for them, and the retribution they faced for trying to bring back the people they lost taint them to this very day.
The main characters of each of these shows end up losing someone who is very precious to them, changing their destiny in the process. Also, they both have unique arms due to those events.
Firstly, both main characters have some sort of abilities (Ed - alchemist, Allen - Exorcist), they are both nicknamed as "short" and both hate being called that. Secondly, both series features the main character being part of an organisation/order (Ed - State Alchemist, Allen - Black Order), fighting against an opposing group of enemies (Ed - Homunculi, Allen - Noah). Thirdly, both series have a lot of action and fighting scenes, bound to keep you entertained.
Allen Walker is like a mix between Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric. He has Edward headstrong personality with Al's compassion. He even looks like them (just with gray hair and slightly older). He also has a messed up arm like Ed. The Black Order is very reminiscent of the National Alchemists organization.
Any Fullmetal Alchemist fan would love D.Gray-man. The characters are similar, the themes are similar. The difference is that D.Gray-man is going to be a long anime and the storyline is slightly different. A must watch!
Now i know that people might ask why even bother? But i i thought that someone new to anime might need some help. Now the connection from FMA to D.Gray Man might be easy to see (they both have a messed up arm). All of the connections are not so cut and dry. Ed and Allen are very similar. first of all they carry a huge wait on their shoulders and they hate being called names. there are other similarities but they might ruin the surprise.
These two anime are so similar it's scary. I've avoided watching D Gray Man before because it looked too much like any other generic shonen, but only 10 episodes in and it hooked me good. If you liked Fullmetal, don't hesitate to give it's darker sibling D Gray a try.
Well, for starters both these titles are the shounen, action-packed with PG-13 violence type. And there's a really obvious similarity between the main characters in these two shows--both have 'the arm'. That's right, if Allen Walker has his Anti-akuma weapon arm, then Edward Elric has his mechanical arm. Speaking of characters, both titles have unique variation among their character and you never get tired of them. What I mean is that in FMA, the Alchemists had different abilities same with the Exorcists in DGM. Each of the characters had their own way in contributing to the unfolding of the plot--which makes the plot (for both anime shows) really unpredictable, thus exciting. So, if you're life has been dull and you've been craving for some action, then go watch these two shows. They both left me with no regrets and they were definitely not a waste time for me.
Let's see, both Edward Elric and Allen Walker tried to bring the dead to life with devastating consequences. Besides that, they joined a military organization and look their arms!! One has a metal arm the other has a..unique arm which doubles as a weapon. Both are really young. Oh, both Ed and Allen has lazy/cracky superiors (Roy and Komui) too.
Alchemist organization is familar to Black Order imo. Main charas- Ed and All are short teenagers-ppl make fun of their height lol. both of dem has unusuall arms and they fight because of paren's loss.
Both protagonists turn one of their loved ones into a monstrous creature. Both Edward from FMA and Allen from DGM have an arm that is not normal. Also both stories revolves around looking for precious stones.
Both of these animes have been compared in the past and for good reason too. D. Gray Man and Full Metal Alchemist both have a strong main character with a sad, messed up past but even so, they gain strength from this. Both Edward and Allen are going for a goal and to do so, they must overcome many scary, supernatural challenges. Edward has to might the Homunculus while Allen has to fight demons/akuma, the Noah, and the Millenium Earl. Both shows are on my top 5...this is my recommendation for both D. Gray Man fans who have yet to see Full Metal Alchemist and also for Full Metal Alchemist fans who haven't seen D. Gray Man. *note* D. Gray Man starts off slow, but, it will get REALLY good really fast after that.
The hero with a difficult past, together with their friends is trying to change the world
CREEPY similar. First...
1)Edward/Allen suffer consequences for trying to bring dead back to life.
2)Both have teachers they are afraid of: Izumi/Cross (Hm, I wonder what would happen if they met each other? XD)
3) Komui reminds me of Hughes, what with his attitude to family members.
4) Edward/Allen both have special arms.
5) Noah family is like the homunculi; the way they just kind of come as collectibles ^^ Oh, and I believe there are seven Noah/Homunculi?
6) Lenalee kind of like Winry- aka romantic tention between her and the hero.
7) Dark Order similar to State Alchemists- most of their members are pretty young and what they do serves the community.
8) Exorcists=Alchemists- although not every alchemist is in State, they're both "selective practices", per se.
9) Milliennium Earl could be a personification of "the Gate".
10) And last but not least, the mangas were published in the same year. 0.0
I believe FMA is better overall, though. -nod-
Both shows are about 15 year old main characters with a fake arm and a tendency to be referred to as "beansprout". They both take place in the 1800's, though D.Gray-man has a more gothic feel. If Fullmetal Alchemist and Tim Burton had a lovechild, it would be D.Gray-man.
Edward and Allen both tried to bring someone they cared about back to life, both have special arms and both have english names.
The main characters are both child prodigies, excelling in combat and hiding a mysterious past. Edward Elric joins up with the Military of Amestris, while Allen Walker joins the Dark Religious Organization. Both series include comedy at some times as well as blood and death at others. They can be shockingly similar to each other in some ways, while being different enough that they each have a unique flavor.
Basically, FMA with Alphonse as the main character in place of Ed.
Alan is a sweet, mellow, trusting boy with life experiences behind him and supernatural abilities, all at the age of 15.
He knows of stuff the average person is unaware of and fights to combat this.
As stated, his personality is similar to that of Alphonse FMA, quiet and submissive.
The reason I compare these series together is down to them being so similar:
- Victorian era
- Child fighter
- Ed's automail arm and Alan's demonic arm
- Supernatural abilities
- Troubled past
Both Series take place in the age of where Technology isn't develop very far yet, though D.Grayman takes place in the early 18th century as both main characters are short and hate being called short or rather hate being called Bean Sprout, join Allen Walker as he joins a organization that is similar to a army of special people called Exorcists much like State alchemists, as the organization known as the Black Order tries to defeat a rise of the supernatural army as Allen like Edward has a traumatizing past that follows him wherever he goes as its literally on him reminding him of his past. as he tries to find the way to stop the demons known as Akumas from taking over and destroying human kind
Very similar feel. Both have a setting with the feel of Industrial Revolution England. Both protagonists have a dark past that led to deformations/enhancements to their bodies. Both join organizations designed for people with special abilities to maintain order. They also have similar art styles, though D.Gray-Man is a little more "realistic."
Both main characters try to bring someone back to life with big consequences. Both main characters have a different arm than normal. Dark atmoshphere but can have some little funny moments.
This show battles like the seven deadly sins,reapers in the future . Both main characters have something to do with there arm.
Both are similar because both have to do with a young teenage boy fighting enemies with one arm that isn't normal. Also both boys have a power that everyone doesn't.
They are both kinda in the same mood... They are really great and they both have this kid with a weird arm! There is a bit of romance but also alot of similar kinda fights ! :D
I know it's not much but i am sure you will like it! (:
Similar theme of "old real life job given fantasy elements".
These anime share a similar atmosphere; they're both quite dark and have the same kind of mystic feeling to them. Both are also prone to lightening up the mood in fun ways.
The character portrayals appear very alike. Edward - protagonist of FMA - and Allen - protagonist of DGM - share inner strength and sensibility. The need to protect the weak and their friends are also present in both of them. They also share a troubled past. FMA puts more emphasis on Ed's past than DGM does on Allen's, though.
- both plays in the same time period (end of 19th century / beginning of 20th century)
- both main characters have lost their arm and have it replaced with a weapon
- their childhood had tragical situations
- allen (dgm) and edward (fma) are called 'short'
- there are organizations in both animes (excorcist for dgm / state alchemist for fma)
- special enemy group (noah for dgm / homonculi for fma)
First Of all Full Metal Alchemist has Edward Elric wanting to become a state alchemist this is similar to D.Gray-man because the character Allen Walker wants to become part of the "black order" Edward has a auto mail arm which can be formed into different shapes such as a sword. As in D.Gray-man Allen has a possessed arm which can form into different objects to like a gun, sword and all other range of weapons.
Both series are about alchemists fighting homunculi
Both shows feature alchemy, though each has it's own take on what alchemy really is. Many might not find Busou Renkin quite up to par with Fullmetal Alchemist, but both shows are great in their own ways.
Nobuhiro Watsuki's newest anime is more like fullmetal then Rurouni Kenshin. Kazuki Mutou and Tokiko Tsumura fight homunculi with alchemic weapons. If you loved Rurouni Kenshin or Full metal alchemist then this is a must see
Others have made the recommendation, similar themes regarding life, some different looks at alchemy, and both pretty solid shounen.
Both animes center around alchemy. alchemy is portrayed and used differently and each show has its own ideas of what alchemy really is but the basics are very similar. in Busou Renkin alchemy is more secretive while in Full Metal Alchemist it is a well known power that is used by a special branch of the military. Full Metal Alchemist also has Homunculi which are basically the same in each anime besides how they were created. FMA is one of my favorites but they are both very good. if you like Busou Renkin then you will love FMA.
They both involve humunculi and alchemy, but Busou has a different setting being modern Japan. The main character loses his life at the beginning and must live off a metal object which gives him powers.
The story may not be as epic or on list of popularity like FMA, but if you want more alchemist vs humunculi, this one might do it. Did I mention the mentor is a dork? and it can be very strange for enemies, don't expect anything normal from those guys.
Both deal and center around alchemy
It's not entirely like FMA, but it does have Alchemy and Homunculi...You might wanna check it out x]
There are alchemist and homunculus both of them.
Both have characters who were facing death face-to-face, but were brought back to life by alchemy.
The series are actually very different. In comparison to FMA, in Busou Renkin you can actually bring dead to life.
However, both series use Alchemy as a fighting power and their enemies are homonculus. So if you simply want to see different version of Alchemy, feel free to check any of those shows.
Busou Renkin has as much action how much FullMetal Alchemist and also is very good.
Both are action shows about teenage alchemists who fight homunculi, both have a sense of comedy about them, and both feature ridiculous-yet-cool battles.
Both anime are in a world where alchemy is something real and dangerous ,where worriors are alchemists and they fight using alchemy.
Both series are about Alchemists using alchemy as weapons in fighting Homonculus
Both shows involve alchemy and a good amount of fighting as well as lovable characters
Alchemy seems to play a role in a different twist. both shows have addicting characters.
Similar themes, such as alchemy, and the time era. Though the style it's shown in is quite different, as well as FMA having a main character (as opposed to Baccano), they're still similar in many ways. Both having a wide range of characters, violence, and nicely animated action.
First of all, both is about alchemy and the idea of finding the philosophers stone.
Baccano! ist just as much fun and as thrilling as Full Metal Alchemist.
Both have alchemy, homunculi, immortals, and violence.
Similar colorful cast of characters and comedic fun FMA has. Also has a very interesting plot and voice overs.
Oh? and Did I forget to tell you that Baccano has alchemists too?
Baccano! is a very intense anime when it comes down to the basic story line as FMA, both are about alchemy and what power can do to human's with greed in their hearts.
They both have alcheme and great fight sceans plus history.
Both shows are about alchemists that want to find out a secret.
Both of these series are set around the early 1900's. The practice of alchemy is within them both, however one more so than the other (Fullmetal Alchemist). Also the idealogy of immortality is brought up quite a bit in both. They may not be eerily similar, but they do have a similarity in overall feeling.
Both series are set in the same time period and deals with some of the same themes.
They both involve alchemy and homunculi, and have fighting scenes. Both animes have humor in it, and are set in similar time periods. They share many themes as well, so if you enjoy supernatural things and characters with strong individual personalities, you'll enjoy it!
Great characters seeking for immortality and a lot of magic stuff with great endings.
I found Soul Eater to have the same atmosphere as FMA. There are some episodes that are hilarious, and some that are just creepy. There's great character development in both of these along with epic fighting. The first few episodes are the intro, and then the story takes off afterwords. The art work is amazing (at least in HD) It's dark, comic, 3d, 2d in a 3d environment, and colorful. I'd say the main difference is that Soul Eater isn't as depressing. Both of them are great series to watch.
Both animes contain a lot of action, comedy, and something that the characters strive for, which is unrevealed until later in the story. i love both of these animes. perfect for people who like action and adventure. also, both have protagonists about the same age, relatively young, as Edward in FMA starts as 12, then the story moves forward to when he's 15 and Alphonse is 14. They gradually age, making note several times in the anime and once in the movie. Unique to Soul Eater, however, is the almost comical reference to witches, etc. and the fact that the characters themselves become weapons (though it depends on how you look at it, as Edward's automail arm can be considered a weapon as well as part of him/his body.)
An amazing anime, full of action! A perfect example of shounen, i recommend
Two of Square Enix's greatest shows and were also, along with Eureka 7, the first series to run for 51 episodes.
They both create the perfect balance between a gripping storyline, epic fights and appropriately used light-hearted humour. Each shows a great amount of character depth and growth and they both use characters with their own personalised fighting styles (eg. different types of alchemy and different kinds of weapon partners).
Also if you watch the dub you'll recognise a lot of Funimation's top voice actors in both. If you liked one of these I would highly recommend the other - they're both addictive!
while watching these i noticed that if you remove all the humor in them, they become seriously f*cked up, evil and sadistic, but they're both great anime and and the humor in these two is hilarious! the characters are very unique and awesome and the plot is great, although i was kinda disappointed with the ending of soul eater.
-Very similar animation, since both are done by studio BONES.
-FMA also uses the concept of "alchemists" as human weapons, except in Soul Eater, it's more literal.
-Both have high quality dubs.
-Very similar atmosphere.
-Both stray away from the original source material to make a unique story with the manga's concepts.
-Both have supernatural ideas.
-Both have serious as well as humorous episodes.
-Both are equally long(51 episodes)
Both are fantastic shounen anime from Studio Bones that deal with darker themes than most in the demographic.
Somehow..they just feel similar.. xD like one major plot, revolving around a main character manipulating others.. Both have some sort of alchemy in.
Both main characters hold deep pasts and they have a sililar adventure/action genre
These anime seem basically identical to me, for the following reasons:
- Both focus on a tragic story between blonde brothers, in which one of them is trying to take the other back as he was before;
- They share the same overused genres (action, drama, supernatural) and the same type of silly, unfunny, cliché comedy;
- Both involve a military/religious organization that recruites "soldiers" to fight against the evil guys;
- Both Edward and Rosette can be really polemic, combative, loud, and irritating.
To sum it up, these anime have very similar characters, plot, mood, and style.
Both animation have blood , wars , guns ,blonde charecters, good and evil or goood vs. evil. villlans , demons , a 1900 time line(or the same period of time). Both main charecters lost their parents and a brother.
There's definitely a lot of things that made both of these anime's alike. It kind of has the same atmosphere, there's lots of comedy and at the same time things are taken seriously when they should be.
They both have to do with a pair of siblings who lost their parents and one of the two happens to get injured in some type of way. As for the other sibling, he/she is trying to protect them by doing anything possible.
Both of the protagonists are full of joy and always seem to be energetic and willing to learn more about the world and its secrets. At the same time they refuse to show their sad side to others. They also like to make a big deal of things and fight back when people talk about them.
There's fighting scenes and lots of action, and twistt~ Overall, very enjoyable to watch :D
Both series are quite similar in a variety ways:
~both series have similar animation, style, and setting
~both series have comedy and drama as well as action
~both series have a somewhat similar plot dealing with helping with a sibling
~both series have supernatural elements
~both series main male protagonist have similar personalities.
Both main characters hold deep pasts and they have a similar adventure/action genre
both series have similar animation, style, and setting
both series have a somewhat similar plot dealing with helping with a sibling
Both series deal with mystical powers.
I'm an addict for series that follow a pair of brothers. For me Ao no Exorcist and FMA fall in the same category. Hot headed older brother, check. Reasonable, level headed younger brother, check. Supernatural elements, check. You could basically exchange the Exorcists for Alchemists, alchemy for magic, and homunculi for demons and have a pretty close to the same type of story. And did I mention the brothers and lots of brotherly love, angst, family bonding moments in both? I've made my point. Though not like anyone whose watched Ao no Exorcist will have not watch FMA. Seriously if you haven't you really shouldn't call yourself an anime fan. AnE though good the anime will never come close to comparing to either series of FMA.
both shonen, awesome animes, the two of them feature brothers who have certain goals plus the younger brother is a bit more mature than the older brother kinda.
Well this is not obvious but the sensation I had watching ao no exorcist reminds me of Fullmetal alchemist. The story of 2 brothers, one got power and is reclkess, the other one is strong and wiser. they join an organisation that is full of rules and will fight with AND against it. The story really is differents but there is a little something that is alike, don't know why but i'm sure if you liked FMA, you'll definitely like ao no exorcist.
both are shounen
both revolve around brothers
both anime have two brothers who are very different, and both fight for a greater goal, and also the main character is really funny but also serious, a lot of times he reminded me of edward. many times i've said alchemists instead of exorcists, and the fight scenes are so awesomly smililar but at the same time different.
if you loved fma you will definitely love ao no exorcist, it just has the same kind of feel to it.
They main characters are two brothers. Ed is like Rin (hot-headed older brother) and Al is like Yukio (calm younger brother). Both have lots of comedy and feels too.
There are many similar characters, eg. Winry and Shiemi, Hohenheim and Fujimoto.
Neither of them follow the original manga story but they're still worth a watch (make sure you read the manga too though (there is also another version of FMA).
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