English: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Synonyms: Hagane no Renkinjutsushi (2009), Fullmetal Alchemist (2009), FMA
Apr 5, 2009 to Jul 4, 2010
24 min. per ep.
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company
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SynopsisIn this world there exist alchemists, people who study and perform the art of alchemical transmutation—to manipulate objects and transform one object into another. They are bounded by the basic law of alchemy: in order to gain something you have to sacrifice something of the same value.
The main character is the famous alchemist Edward Elric—also known as the Fullmetal Alchemist—who almost lost his little brother, Alphonse, in an alchemical accident. Edward managed to attach his brother's soul to a large suit of armor. While he did manage to save his brother's life, he paid the terrible price of his limbs.
To get back what they've lost, the brothers embark on a journey to find the Philosopher's Stone that is said to amplify the powers of an alchemist enormously; however, on the way, they start uncovering a conspiracy that could endanger the entire nation, and they realize the misfortunes brought upon by the Philosopher's Stone.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a re-telling of the story from the manga's point of view.
BackgroundFullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a direct adaptation by studio Bones of the 2001 manga Fullmetal Alchemist written by Hiromu Arakawa. It serves as reboot of the 2003 adaptation of the manga as it follows the source material much more closely.
Characters & Voice Actors
Opening Theme#1: "again" by YUI (eps 1-14)
#2: "Hologram (ホログラム)" by NICO Touches the Walls (eps 15-26)
#3: "Golden Time Lover (ゴールデンタイムラバー)" by Sukima Switch (eps 27-38)
#4: "Period" by Chemistry (eps 39-50)
#5: "Rain (レイン)" by SID (eps 51-62)
Ending Theme#1: "Uso (嘘)" by SID (eps 1-14)
#2: "LET IT OUT" by Miho Fukuhara (eps 15-26)
#3: "Tsunaida Te (つないだ手)" by Lil'B (eps 27-38)
#4: "Shunkan Sentimental (瞬間センチメンタル)" by SCANDAL (eps 39-50)
#5: "RAY OF LIGHT" by Nakagawa Shouko (eps 51-62)
#6: "Rain (レイン)" by SID (ep 63)
#7: "Hologram (ホログラム)" by NICO Touches the Walls (ep 64)
Doing a back log of reviews at the moment and this times its one of my favorite anime series of all time FMA: Brotherhood now unlike its earlier adaptation of the series follows the manga extremely closely and if you love the manga then you'll love the TV adaptation.
Both the Dub and Sub versions of this series are extremely well done and you won't find many people who disagree with me saying this its a must watch show.
The story about two boys trying to get their bodies back by the use of a philosopher stone. Now i'll stop there as its better to experience the show yourself. The story is perfect in my opinion its an emotional ride that will make you connect with all the character even if you only known them for a few minutes. The story brings in morals and makes you think and this is why i love the story its just amazing and lets be honest you can't help but love the story.
The Art now at the time of this review is 5-6 years old but in my opinion its art still rivals the ones today and helps enrich the story rather then overshadow the story and characters, the artists on this series put in the time and effort to make it great.
The sound and music of this show is epic and amazing, all the opening, closing themes are beautifully done and we all remember at least one of them, the sounds in the show itself helps draw you in and helps shows a characters development when someones angry, upset or happy.
Character wise, every character gets development and you get attached to each and everyone of them, both the animals and the humans and it can make you smile and cry when you find out what happens.
The enjoyment is just perfect and will want you to watch it over and over again as it has to be an all time great in my opinion, the show is good for new comers and veterans alike as it has something for everyone.
Overall the shows is just breathtakingly beautiful and i'm sure you will enjoy it as much as i have, i love this show as it has a bit of everything, romance, action, adventure, suspense. And as i said its for everyone and i'm sure you'd love it to :D read more
This was my first anime:
I was never into anime; never ever has anime been an interest of mine. A friend told me I should really watch it because it was genuinely a good show. So i see its on Netflix and give it a try....
HOLY SHIT. This show is great in comparison to any show on TV. Pacing is phenomenal (which I value greatly). Characters are great. Comic relief is abundant. Great fight scenes. amazing concept (alchemy). Intellectual. Story was amazing. I finished it in like 3-4 days if that poses as any indication as to how good the show is.
This has gotten me into anime and now I'm watching a couple other shows.
Stop avoiding this show, start it now. I promise it will not disappoint.
Also I watched it dubbed which was great in my opinion, but apparently the anime community is fairly adamant about subs over dubs. For any first time anime viewers who are more comfortable with hearing it in English I promise you it didn't dilute the quality of the series
P.S Netflix only has the first 52 episodes so you gotta go watch the rest somewhere else. And I promise you those last 12 episodes you will not want to miss.
This is one of the few shows that I can give a flat 10/10 in every category. I know that by including this anime and NOT the original FMA anime in my list, I am choosing a side in the ever raging battle of FMA vs Brotherhood.
I haven't finished watching the original FMA (I dropped it) but from what little I experienced when I saw that compared to Brotherhood, I have to say that Brotherhood did a much better job at keeping me entertained. The flow of the story along with the character development feels organic as supposed to FMA where sometimes certain characters felt as if they were forced into the scenario and their presence or absence did not make much of a difference to the overall plot.
Brotherhood's pacing, along with its animation style, voice acting and soundtrack make it perhaps one of the best anime ever created. Also, to answer the Sub vs Dub question, the Dub is (in my opinion) BETTER. And again, Brotherhood is one of only two shows that I can attribute this to (The other one being DBZ).
If you love anime and haven't seen this then you're losing out on serious cred. read more
Man, I was really late to the party on this one. Every time I saw polls on the best anime shows released, this would be usually top 5, maybe top 3. I remember hearing people talking about this when I was still in school, the type of people who didn't like anime telling me "yeah, it's pretty good". After about 6 years of hearing about it, and doubting it, I finally gave it a shot. Holy crap, why didn't I listen to everybody before?
I went into this knowing nothing about the premise, so the show itself had to tell me how everything worked and keep me interested enough to last something like 64 episodes. 64?! My sweet spot is 26, anything beyond that are a commitment I'm not willing to make.
The first episode was one of the best pilots I think I've ever seen, it established so many world rules and characters and really showed off the budget and animation levels I was in store for. I remember thinking "Woah, this really feels like Avatar: The Last Airbender" and I grew up with that. As soon as I felt that, I knew I could last 64 episodes easy.
The show is relatively simple, there's a form of magic called alchemy that few possess, and there are large territories that are on very poor terms with one another. You're looking at great warriors and really detailed fight scenes. The real heart of this show is the strength of the characters, main and supporting, and the overall arcing story. It deals so well with escalation, never skipping too far ahead too fast as to lose you, but it keeps a quick pace with a lot of well explained mystery that you want to know more. Each section of the story adds foundations to the parts to come, previous pieces of intrigue combine to solve a larger piece of the puzzle. This feels so satisfying to watch, be it discovering the rules of alchemy to who the villain is and what his evil plan becomes.
This show can become beautifully dark, from familial deaths of main cast members, to examining how far someone will go for perfection, justice, or even life itself. The villains are wonderfully metaphorical, each being charismatic and deadly, while the heroes are very complex and quite human. Fullmetal really dissects human nature and shows you both the best and the worse of it. What pins this down is a really great soundtrack, the whole thing creates this sort of feeling that just flows into you. You name it, this show probably has it: political instability and invasions, insightful character development across the board, a good sense of humour to lighten the mood just enough that the shocking moments hurt so much worse, amazing fight choreography, a well written love story, mysterious secret societies, redemption arcs for desperate thugs... It really has so much to offer, each piece well rounded and ready to be enjoyed. I don't know how they fit in so much without it feeling overly complicated or too stuffed, but they did!
I was an idiot for not checking out this show when people told me about it, because it really is a near perfect piece of entertainment across the board. By the end, I wanted more than 64 episodes, something I never imagined happening. I can't recommend this show more, it's unmissable. read more
Both series have an innovative and entertaining argument. The characters are so real; they are not the typical kick ass character. For that reason, the strategies are the most important at the moment of fight.
Both are remakes of two of the greatest shounen anime out there. What makes these two shows stand out from the majority of the shounen genre is that they have well developed characters along with a consistent plot. Also, there are absolutely no fillers in either of them.
These two is an example how the shounen anime should be..
Borrowing a quote from one of review I saw in MAL, the shounen animes should be like these, intelligent but exciting ...
Both FMA: Brotherhood and Hunter x Hunter (2011) are series that have great story plots involving many characters. The characters themselves are well developed as each episode progresses. Additionally, there are themes of vengeance, friendship, honor, and pride that are explored many times throughout both series.
The main male protagonist from both series has a cheery attitude but is always willing to help others in need by putting themselves in danger to protect in what they believe in.
There is also a fictional dangerous group in both series who serves as primary antagonists. Among those antagonists are characters who have diverse personalities.
These two series are considered shounens but are presented in a different way that is appealing and holds strong sense of value through its plot development. There is also great humor, catchy scenes/dialogues, and emotional moments that are memorable.  read more
Both are shounen with darker, more mature themes. In both stories, the main characters are on a journey to find something and meet many different (interesting) kinds of people along the way.
Both are about friendships and brotherhood (duh), are actually are very, very good shonens (some of the best anime overall), and don't have many typical/cliche moments.
Oh and one more things: Characters actually die!
Both are remakes that don't have fillers or meaningless fighting and rely more on strategy and wits.
Great story with no cliche stuff. Both similar as they talk about friendship/brotherhood.
Equivalent exchange is an important aspect of the story.
I found the suspense, character development, and driving story that are very similar to each other kept me glued to both the whole time. You definitely need to watch them both to understand.
Being both not-just-regular shounen, they're pretty much similar in the way they use the element of suspense, which is marvelous in both of them. Also alike is the use of comedy. They also resemble each other in the way they treat of matters such as values and life itself, and each of their corresponding main characters have a particular personal goal. Oh, and they've both had a previous animation work before they had even ended (Fullmetal Alchemist) or gone far ahead of the script (Hunter x Hunter).
Personally, this are my two favorite shounen.
The best anime shounens !You've got to watch both
They're both the most mature and clever shonens out there. It's not all about fighting,and that's why Fma and HxH are completely different from the regular shonens. The character development is amazing. Hunter x Hunter 2011 character's design seems childish,but the plot is dark,serious and full of suspense,just like Fma. They're both remake with no fillers. One more thing: characters actually DIE! without resurrection bulls*it.
both are remakes. More strategys, a really good history
Both anime incorporate strategies and tactics into their fight scenes. Characters are similar as they travel and take their journey in order to reach their goals while becoming stronger along the way. Lively, bright, optimistic characters with supernatural powers. Two very brilliant animes that will not disappoint.
Both series are top grade battle shonen that are plot driven, have no fillers and have a great cast of characters to boot! If you are a fan of good storytelling and fights that focus more on brains and less of brawns, then you definitely can't go wrong with HxH 2011 or FMAB.
The characters in both of these anime are trying to become stronger and have a goal they are trying to reach.
Hunter x Hunter and FMAB are both very smart series and set themselves apart from most of the Shounen genre. They both share similar principles such as the infamous equivalent exchange and to gain you must give. The fights in both of these series also aren't just about who's the strongest or has the most will power and the one who's smarter and uses the best tactics will usually win.
Two of the greatest shounen anime; both of them are really addictive. Both consist of a unique superpower: alchemy in FMA and nen in HxH. The difference is that HxH's antagonists are more likable than FMA's.
They are not the typical shonen where you win through the power of friendship and struggles not good draw strength for a final attack and always beat the bad guys. These two are more realistic shonen.
The anime has both protagonist that are badasses. Both shows are really good that makes you smile. And protagonists are really strong at a really young age ( both are fast learners ).
If you have something, keep it, or someone more tactful will get it from you.
Remakes that will change your point of view from typical relationships (I mean the brother relationship and friendship.) They will open your eyes at the things you have to know at every situation and one more thing, BOTH THEM HAVE PERSISTENT MAIN CHARACTERS that will never give up.
Both have similar qualities, like both are Coming of Age type stories, but both take place in a world that is alive with other characters. Both involve the protagonist having to get a certification allowing them to pursue their MacGuffin, and during/after their acquisition of the certification, they uncover a plot or scheme. It's fairly good.
-Both are of the shounen/adventure genre
-Both are well thought out shounen anime
-Both have rather short battles, and rely more on tactics.
-Both have pretty much no fillers
-Both are remakes
One of the best shounen/action anime with great plot and reasons behind wvery battle. Great animation and the battles are strategic instead of pure fighting. Also there's almost no fillers
As these two are both shounen series, they are both exciting and makes the audience engage with its amount of elements hidden. These two series provide character depth and their storytelling are both well-made and helps move the story along.
Both series are heavy on both character development and the relationships between said characters.
Both anime tackle similar themes- typically intelligent and dark ones. Both anime as well focus more on battle tactics, rather than just full-out attacking. Both main characters have lost something they want to get back: Edward Elric wants to get his and his brother's bodies back, while Gon wants to find his father, and this makes both protagonists to carry on trying to find what they wish to find. Both anime are remakes, and many characters actually die.
The story of receiving something lost is present in both of these series. The characters have similar characterisation (Gon and Ed having rather stubborn attitudes at the start). Both anime break-down the Shounen genre and head towards Seinen. This is done by producing dark atmosphere, mature plots, fantastic art/animation and briliant OST. Consistency is a key point, as all of the above are improved as the story progresses.
Both are near masterpieces.
These are two of the best anime ever made. Both are very epic Shounen anime with lovable characters and captivating powers. Both anime are remakes and leave little room for fillers.
Both are the best shounen anime in my opinion. They possess things that most shounen can never do.
Hunter x Hunter (2011) and Fullmetal Alchemist:Brotherhood may not have many similarities when you first look at the two, but to me I have to say they are incredible and if you've seen one, you must see the other.
Hunter x Hunter (2011) is the story of Gon Freecss trying to find his father, while Fullmetal Alchemist:Brotherhood is the story of Edward Elric trying to find a mythical stone. Both have simple and slightly selfish ordeals for their own benefits, but as the stories progress and the characters grow up the plot advances and both Gon and Edward become the center of an alliance that are fighting against a world threatening entity. (I can not say too much due to spoilers). Gon and Edward are the main characters, as well as their partner, Gon's being Killua and Edward's being his brother Alphonse. This is a partner that never leave's their side. The stories have several other similarities, all that are the subject of spoilers and so will not be mentioned.
The overall enjoyment from these two series was extremely equal, the climax of the series was extremely fun to watch and in both series every character is written beautifully and is given the perfect amount of time to become likable and evolve.
To anyone who has seen Hunter x Hunter (2011), you should definitely consider Fullmetal Alchemist:Brotherhood. To anyone who as seen Fullmetal Alchemist:Brotherhood, I highly recommend Hunter x Hunter (2011).
If you give both the series a shot as I am fully shore you will enjoy which ever you chose to watch respectively.
Both are shounen packed full of suspense, action and emotion. While HxH is longer it had more of a open ending than FMAB, which had a more definitive ending to its story. These animes will make you laugh and cry, and at the end of it all you'll be simply awestruck.
Both anime have great art and music, features two MCs and depict a massive crisis in their own way. One you start watching, you just can't stop!!
Both series are well writen (not like this recommendation), well animated, great songs and great caracters. Probably one of the best shows you can find if you like action with well thought fights and great arcs.
Great characters in amazing stories, filled with jaw-dropping action. Both will keep you entertained for quite some time.
Both series have a great evolving long story about winning with not just only power but also with strategy. the anime's both have monsters in them and are some good high rated' anime's.
These two anime are both remakes of an older anime in the series. They stay truer to the Manga and have little to no filler episodes, which for Shonen is a huge feat. They are the undeniable kings of Shonen and prove that even long battle shonen can have amazing stories, characters, development etc. Produced within recent years; both are masterpieces. Must watch for anime fans.
Okat this isn't exactly the same as Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood but really close when it comes to a good story telling. The characters Gon and Killua reminds me of Ed and Al, Gon and Killua also go through many hardships together and they make many sacrifices along the way. Abit longer than Fullmetal but worth it.
Both are not your typical shounen fighting superpowers. Both main characters have some sort of major influence from their father. Both have similar characters, themes, and can overall be an emotional experience.
If you have watched one of this two masterpieces I'll tell you why you have to watch the other:
*Charachters that you won't forget
*Very beautiful animation
In short, both animes have everything that a good anime should have(action, drama, comedy,...)
I consider these two anime masterpieces. Both have great characters, development ( both that of character and story), interesting fights , great music themes, ops and eds. I thought that Fmab and hxh would be the typical shounen, blabla, bright adventure etc: I was fucking wrong, both can be dark at times. The protagonists aren't overpowered. One thing you wouldn't like in hxh though: Unfinished :S
Revenge, Suffering, Agony and Redemption...
Shingeki no Kyojin has a feeling of FMA Brotherhood in which a kid who lived a peaceful life gets thrown into a dark grim life full of tragedy and agony due to losing someone important to them. However, both main characters refused to move on and dedicated their lives for revenge and redemption.
If you enjoy a full packed action dramatic plot you'll love both of these series.
There's a reason they have both become such a hit. Because they were brilliantly epic! If you intend to make your tv show life worthwhile, watch this show next. Strong plot, strong character, strong music. All in one made a show the best.
The loss of mothers plays a significant roll in shaping the characteristics of the protagonists of these two shows. The main characters are enrolled in some kind of military because of personal reasons and are fighting against supernatural enemies. The setting is an alternative steampunk-ish world with the similar use of tools and weapons. Both are considered shounen anime but tend to look like a seinen because they feature above-average violent situations and epic fights but also deep conversations and some philosophy about the human mentality. The animation is not really that similar but the coloring is, using earthy and dusty color almost always.
FMA brotherhood is my favorite tv anime, but shingeki kyojin has the potential to top that which i thought was impossible. Both protagonists have an incredibly tragic beginning which opens up into an amazing story that is based off of this tragic event.
warning fma brotherhood leans more on the shounen side, while shingeki no kyojin has a lot of gore and a a good amount of "what the fuck moments".
- Kids used to live in a peacefull city
- The main characters are siblings + childhood friend
- The 'trigger' is the death of the mother (and wow, they look similiar and they even have the same Voice Actor)
- Even though the father is alive, he seems to be absent in the beginning. Both dads have a similar appearance and they seem to be involved in the 'mystery' (titans/alchemy)
- There's a focus on military
- Almost the same amount of blood/violence/gore
- There are also some strong female characters, without fanservice
- Both live in a westernized world
Well, there's certainly a similar vibe in terms of family loss based on the two main characters of the series. In fact, Eren & Mikasa from SnK/Edward & Alphonse from FMA: Brotherhood lost family members after tragedies. These left emotional scars in themselves and made a strong impact throughout their lives. However, they are able to stay alive and take back what's theirs through determination and instinct.
There is a focus of military in both series although for very different reasons. The main characters gets involved directly with the military for their own reasons as well. Throughout the series, their skills increase as they fight for what they believe in.
Both series contain plenty of chances for drama, action, and emotional moments. There are occasional comedic moments as well (more so in FMA: Brotherhood). Both series also contains tragic scenes that has left painful memories into the characters of their worlds.
-Both stories have a very similar pace and flavor and rate of character development is about the same in both cases.
Now plot-wise these two share little similarities other than the fact that each anime's main protagonist is a younger male who loses his mother in the beginning of the story. The reason for my recommendation is the incredible quality these two (mature) anime share. Both have incredible stories, with numerous plot twists. Both are very action-heavy and don't hold back any punches with gore and mature themes. If you enjoy one of these, then I'm certain you will enjoy the other.
*Also similar to the 2003, but Brotherhood was better*
There's a thing that makes the main character different from the rest, a special power of some sort. Their parents play a key role in the plot, and both the daddies are mysterious fellows. The stories themselves are amazing, and also pretty dark and gory. To top it off, the soundtracks for both are phenomenal.
The main characters are both thrust into the epic battles after losing their mothers. The enemies on both series tend of get their body parts blown off a lot, but they just regenerate themselves. The orchestrated soundtracks are really good and fitting for the situations they're used in, and battles tend to span multiple episodes.
Both feature Teen's boy with terrible home-live, fighting to protect humanity, alone with their sibling and Blonde sidekick.
Have very engaging stories, with actual character development and plot-twist a plenty.
Both are very famous in the Anime Community, so you really should watch both
- Eren and Ed both lose their mother and this changes their lives for ever.
- Both mothers happen to be voiced by Yoshino Takamori. Coincidence? I think not.
- Similar amount of gore
- Stories that never fail to leave you guessing
- Easily breaking all 'typical' shounen story cliches
- Lots of thought provoking underlying messages
- NO blatant fanservice and weak female 'damsel in distress' characters
- LOTS of badassery
- High quality animation, AMAZING OSTs and faithful-to-the-manga adaptions
- Historical settings
The two anime have similar underlying themes but are different in terms of actual plot so it's easy to compare them without feeling like one is ripped off from the other. If you like one you should definitely watch the other.
Both set in the past but with some form of futuristic technology. Both protagonists start off as young children and the story is about them maturing and becoming strong. Both have dark themes and good action sequences.
While both series are basically not comparable to anything else ever created i think they have similarities in the realism of characters in there reactions to situations.
Both series involve main characters who face through extremely difficult situations from loss, revenge, sadness, pain, and suffering. Edward Elric and Eren Jaeger have a strong drive that motivates them to achieve their goals as Edward wants to recover his body back from committing a taboo while Eren wants to not only adventure outside the walls, but also wants to kill all Titans. They also want to protect their friends no matter what the cost is.
There are many plot twists and many moments within both series where you don't know what the outcome will be. They have a lot of suspense and have very intriguing stories. However, the story in Attack on Titan is darker than FMA.
Both series have a vast array of characters who all serve a purpose to the main story. You really come to love some of these characters as you see them develop or change and some have unique personalities. However, you never know which characters will survive until the end.
Both series involve the protagonists facing enemies who seem almost invincible and must use their skills and wit to outmatch them. They also have plenty of beautifully animated action scenes and powerful soundtracks with orchestras that draw you into the story even more.
Both protagonists from Shingeki no Kyojin and FMA:B (Eren and Edward repectively) have lost their mothers and both their fathers are missing. Both protagonists are arguably of European descent and live in a westernized world.
They are both determined to make things right in a cruel world but they quickly realize the dream they are chasing concerns not only themselves and the people the hold dear but the rest of the world too. All the while, they try to figure out the enigma that is the world they live in and reconcile themselves with the cruelty of such a world and a sense of helplessness that it engenders. Both protagonists aim to reach their goal but in order to do so they must join the military, not knowing where it will take them.
Both main characters have a goal to pursue. Both animes are full of light-hearted, dark and serious moments and both have plot twists which will leave you speechless.
Let me start off with how both anime are complete masterpieces. You will notice some anime have good stories but aren't well told. These, however, are on godly levels.
The most enjoyable anime are the intense ones, and fullmetal alchemist delivers. I wasn't kidding when I said that it is on a godly level. Not like in dbz where goku surpassed god in the first series, but to the point where the main villian in the show must sacrifice the entire world to gain the literal earth-shattering power to kill the god people admire so much. And only then will he unlock the true secrets of the universe. And then a traumatized soldier boy must stop him in order to gain his brothers long lost body from the never-ending door of knowedge.
If you liked attack on titan, chances are you'll enjoy this.
- The main character's mother death is the key that makes the main characters start an adventure.
- Both are about military and corruption.
- There are unexpected villains
Similar 19th-early 20th century setting. Both worlds have some form of special ability (alchemy in FMA and Innocence in DGM) used by the main characters. Both main protagonists are 15-year-olds who have a strange arm. Both also have a group of villains with secret motives.
They both have characters on a quest, and are both action/adventure. They both have monsters, and have a lengthy, interesting plot.
Both main characters have a master. They also joined an organization that hunt demons or homunculi.
Both take place in the same time period (end of 19th century/beginning of 20th century), have main characters that have lost their arm and have it replaced with a weapon who have had tragical situations in their childhoods. Allen (DGM) and Edward (FMA) are called "short". There are organizations in both anime (Excorcist for DGM, state alchemist for FMA). Both have a special enemy group (Noah for DGM, homonculi for FMA).
Both action-packed shows have dark plots with a fair amount of comic relief and easily appeal to a wide audience. The main characters (Edward Elric and Allen Walker) have several similarities as well, a few being: their unusual arms are both gained through traumatic experiences and provide them with means to fight, they are both part of special organizations, and they are both orphaned with painfully troublesome childhoods, as well as other minor aspects of their personalities. Both shows have a wide variety of characters, each with their own unique sides and backgrounds.
Both animes are similar in how each episode is often different and is one of the main characters' "cases". They keep you watching and are easy to watch even though they're both really long. Both animes have a group of people (Exorcists in D.Gray-man, Alchemists in Brotherhood) fighting some strong common enemy of the world and protecting humans from their harm. I highly recommend both of them and am sure that if you liked one, you'll like the other also.
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - D.Gray-man Similarities
Edward - Allen Similarities
About the same age
Over-reacts when called short
Both have an Altered Arm
Both cry when they can't save someone
Black Order/ Military
Regular Soldiers/ Finders
Philosopher's Stone/ Heart Innocence
These are some of the many things that make these anime similar
My Opinion I strongly Recommend
Characters are basically mirrored in both anime tons of action where nothing ever goes boring, Always traveling from place to place helping others.
Both the series center around a conspiracy group trying to gain control and change the world,with a protagonist that's part of the military working with his friends to defeat them. They're both amazing story's that keep you glued to the screen.
A short kid who hates being called beansprout, has a weird arm (which he utilizes as weaponry), eats a lot, and is around 15.
Their enemies, the superhuman-type guys which it has been possible to kill (albeit not easily), and they have a leader (except Father isn't quite as fruity as The Earl is.) Also, they hate humans because they have inferiority/superiority complexes.
A funny Chinese (or Xingese) guy who is kind of a jerk but not always, and might also be a bit logically questionable.
The beansprout tries to bring a loved one back to life, only to be mentally scarred for life, and also have their physical appearance and sometimes personality altered.
And of course, they join an institute that they can use to fight the bad guys, only to find it's not too fantastic and that there is some questionable human experimentation that has been going on.
There is the mandatory funny scenes, where stupidity is prevalent in most parties.
DGM is only a bit longer (by like 30 episodes or something)
There's a 'team' of sorts, guys that are kinda like Havoc and Brosch, who don't get too much fan credit but are still cool anyways
The really fruity guy (2 in DGM actually)
The semi abusive past child mentors, which is played for laughs
That old guy who has a horrible past he hates himself for and therefore does something about it
Some mind effing, but not to the extent of School Days.
Also, lots of gore!
Little to no fanservice
Set in AU industrial revolution Europe with trains and everything
Animation is very nice, though not of the very highest caliber (It's not Aquarion Evol, that is.)
The girl who gets mad at the beansprout for being an angst machine who won't let his friends help him fight (or even express his feelings), yet is still very likable. Also, she hits people when they make her mad, which is also really funny.
I could go on forever...but I won't.
Both the main characters in these shows did something in their past of which caused something to change to them/in their life, and regret it. Setting out on an adventure to fight against an enemy whose plot is to do something sinister to the world for their own goals.
Great story line. Main characters have tragic pasts and they overcome their obstacles with gusto. Even the side-characters are well-developed. Major plot twists here and there. Once you start watching, you will get hooked and can't stop until you finish the whole damn thing.
Both D.Gray-man and FMA: Brotherhood last a little longer than the average anime show, without getting too long-spun. They're both pretty dark (but with some comic elements) and set in the late 19th/early 20th century. The plots resolve around a young boy with special powers and a strong determination. The two organizations from these shows (the exorcists and the alchemists) are somewhat similar as well.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and D. Gray-man share great artwork. The plot lines are similar as well, since they focus on an enemy and venture off to destroy said enemy. Lots of action and anime comedy (perversion jokes).
both animes are telling the story of young heroes with special superpower fights against demons
character development in both animes is quit the same
Allen Walker in D. Gray Man is in a very similar setting: orphan child who finds a family in a military environment.
The values are similar in these two series: friendship, loyalty, honor, fighting.
The adventures are more episodic in Allen's case. But the characters are very different: Ed is a very straightforward person: his mystery is elaborated in details right in the first episode, his motives are clear and unchanging, and he is kind of selfish. He is very impulsive and very loving.
Allen is on the other hand distant from other people, but he is lovable, too. He is different in one very important quality: self-sacrifice. He is not that famous or popular like Ed, but he gains more friends than him.
The main characters both gain powers and sacraficed parts of themselves to gain something. Both have a lot of daddy issues.
Superpowers, ancient evil conspiracies, awesome fight scenes, and a fast-paced story with tons of jokes thrown in.
Suspense, great power, great characters, militar strategies and war. Code Geass has less of a plot and undeveloped secondary characters comparing to FMA Brotherhood but its story manages to keep you on your seat nevertheless.
Code Geass and FMA: Brotherhood both combine great action sequences with superb plotlines that explore subjects such as immortality, government oppression, and genocide.
Both series are based around a group fighting against an much bigger portion of society. Both involve high amounts of military action, political affairs, violence against citizens, and unnatural powers. Some of characters traits can be retaliated when comparing these shows and both have something to do with the destruction of a once powerful country.
Both have the main character go on a very perilous journey which will effect the world.
Both end up having to get help from other people along the way.
Both deal with aspects of loyalty, friendship, hardship, trust, etc
Both have great story lines, that have great character development.
Both have great fight scenes.
Code Geass revolves more around mechas. I was not a huge mecha fan however I loved Code Geass.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (FMAB) revolves more around magic. I did not have any preconceived notions of what to expect from FMAB and I loved the anime.
If you are on the fence watch the first 5-10 episodes. If you liked one of these anime I can almost guarantee that you will be hooked. I love both of these anime and if you like one, you will almost with out a doubt like the other.
While these series are very different they are also very alike. There is a certain percentage of people that like one and not the other but the vast majority of people will like both a lot. The main difference is that Code Geass has some plot holes while Fullmetal Alchemist is basically flawless in that regard. However these are both shounens which offer a little more than just fighting. Code Geass is both dumber and smarter while Fullmetal Alchemist is way more serious as well as slower. That doesn't change the fact that these are both excellent series and I recommend watching both of them if you like shounens or if you like the world at war concept from either Fullmetal (the whole ishbalan plot) or Code Geass (Britannia ruling the world).
Both have conspiracy by the governers and supernatural aspect. They are about same length as a series. They both are non-filer and doesn't contain unnecessary scenes in order to keep story fluesnt. Action scenes are similarly attractive as FMA:B combat's are based on alchemy and Code Gaeass combat's are mecha echol but not your typical lame fight scenes
Both are animes that deserve the adjective epic, in every sense.
To be more specific, both feature a really great plot, great characters and amazing action scenes. In CG mechas and strategy are the stars in action scenes, while in FMA:B that rol belongs to alchemy (and a bit of strategy too). Both animes have a really great ending and you will be rating them with a 9 or 10 before the end.
Both anime's are about a country and it's politics and main character being really involved with it, also both main characters have a special 'power'.
Even though it doesn't have the technology and mechs, Alchemy is a pretty good replacement, and some hardcore alchemy would be a replacement to Geass. However, the main thing about Code Geass is the complex plot, involving politics and human relations, with interesting twists. And you can find all these things on Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. A very intelligent anime.
Surely both series do share a big part together which is the alchemy.
Alchemy and all its related things: immortal beings, legends, immortality elisir/philosophical stone and so on.
Both stories evolve around the same epoch (first years of 1900) and share amazing main characters.
Even if, the style to tell the stories is very different, they both still share a very good music theme as well.
If you enjoyed one I'm sure you'll like the other too! I can definitely affirm that both of them are masterpieces.
Both deal with immortality, an all-cure elixir, and alchemy. Both are great anime with unique and wonderful characters, great animation, very well done fights, and violence & blood scenes. The first thing that comes to my mind when I watch Baccano! is FMA brotherhood. ;)
Both involve people using alchemy in order to perpetuate their existence, as well as having some crazy stuff thrown in.
Baccano is more similar to FMAB then any other anime, whenever I watch it I think of FMAB, D. Gray man might have one or two aspects but baccano has dozens of aspects that are similar to FMAB, if you like FMAB you will like baccano, it is stupid that people say you will like Blue Exorcist if you liked FMAB just cause both the main characters have brothers. That doesn't mean it is similar! just one little thing that won't affect your liking of a series! Baccano is a must watch if you if you like FMAB.
I found them similar because both of them have things about alchemy, but Baccano is a bit more mature and has some gore in it.
If you liked the whole mystery and conspiracy feeling in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, than you will like Baccano!
Also, both anime have beautiful fight scenes with lots of blood, and extremely badass characters which add a massive amount of excitement to the show.
Not to mention both have alchemists, immortals, homunculi, and are based around the same time era of the 1930s.
So if you liked one of these anime, I highly recommend trying the other.
Τhey are both about alchemy ,they both have a huge amount of great characters and great production values too .
For a first eye they dont look alike but if you think it a bit they have many things in common
Large cast of likable characters plus alchemy. Plus both have hilarious comic relief seamlessly woven in-between the serious scenes.
There's something very similar about the plot, animation, and characters. FMA is worth checking out even if you don't like Bacanno. Both are pretty epic.
Both animes share a big part which is alchemy: immortality, legends, elixirs etc. Both of them have amazing characters(main and supporting), a stunning plot/story and of course, spectacular animation/soundtracks. Each and every episode is a huge mystery and it's impossible for you to stop watching. Finally, these two series are some of the masterpieces Japan has to offer.
If you're looking for a series about brotherhood, then both series would have to be the best recommendation as both tell a tale of the bonds 2 brothers have and the trials they go through. Whilst both series may be of different plots, what they both share is the highly-packed action and spectacular graphics.
Even though it's a bit too early to tell, the relationship between Rin and his brother Yukio seems to be a major theme of "Ao no Exorcist," as is the importance of Ed and Al's bond in "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood."
Ahhh... Brothers, the most intimidating relationship that is a little mysterious but appreciatively amusing and mature. Both series sets off a dejavù experience of brothers battling their way to survive after the death of someone precious to them. In FMAB, Ed becomes a state alchemist right away but in AnE, Rin takes on multiple steps to achieve his goal. Both shows have something going on their respective institutions. Plus, the characters are quite the same. Ed and Rin, being the older brothers are quite a handful when it comes to sticky situations. They easily get mad and erupt their emotions quickly. Al and Yukio, on the other hand are the younger brother who seemingly show their angst and could still act calm and cool. There is also a blonde chick named Winry in FMA and Shiemi in AnE who becomes the love interest of both main characters. Alchemy and Exorcism are both present in the ancient times so there's that close relationship between each other. Although, fma sticks to the manga's storyline, AnE may seem to go off into another direction. Luckily, both shows are promising because of their appeal, comedy, action, drama, and a hint of romance. Shonen spirit is presented in these shows after all.
Both shows are about two brothers and their relationship as they struggle to accomplish their goal.
Although their storylines are quite different, Ao No Exorcist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood have similar themes of brotherhood and semi-scientific special abilities. I found that the governmental structure and the moral intricacies were explored in similar ways, encouraging the viewer to question their understanding of these elements.
-Story about two brothers
-Their mother is dead
-Their father isn't human
-Both are really enjoyable and worth watching
Brotherhood is a very strong theme in both FMA: B and Blue Exorcist. There's also a fair bit of action and comedy to keep you laughing the rest of the time. There's no doubt that if you like one, you will enjoy the other.
Both have dark undertones, stories of brotherhood, a decent-sized cast (though Brotherhood has much more time to expand its number of characters) and a MC with some serious daddy issues.
If you liked Blue Exorcist's short and sweet fight scenes, mysterious villains and complicated family relationships, you are sure to like both FMA and FMA: Brotherhood as long as you are willing to commit to a longer series. Trust me, it's worth it.
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