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 have 'magic', alchemy and and aura, except with the former the source is external, latter internal. Alchemy is based off medieval historical musings, aura is modern parapsychology, but it also seems derived from Chinese Chi. In contrast, though, FM's antagonists follow the cardinal sins' tropes, which results in predictable behaviour based on past performance, whereas HxH has more unpredictable personalities and antagonists do not necessarily antagonize, although there is a central commonality in the origin of both when it comes to how they came to be. FM is more action-oriented, HxH more psychological.
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.
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
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).
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 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.
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.
The two shounens to be built in a mature way make the viewer is caught in strong and very beautiful plot, besides the production of the two animes are equivalent, if you're a fan of one, is sure to be another fan :))
Both Anime have well-polished story, action, bunch of emotions, character progression in MCs as well as in side characters. They explain how things work in their "worlds" leaving annoying plot-holes away. If you enjoy action and adventure anime you should watch these!
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.
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 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.
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.  read more
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.
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.
Well both involve relatively large worlds being discovered by the two main male characters (though HxH's is more colourful imo) and both have a large cast that get developed throughout the course of both shows (though certain characters may not be as developed as much as you'd want them too) and both crescendo in large scale battles that involve most of the cast ending with half (or an entire episode in FmaB case) where they give us a 'where are they now' segment.
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
I've seen anime with more similarities between each other, but these two definitely share common traits.
First of all, they can both make you extremely furious regarding all the death happening around, even though most dying characters are supporting characters.
With that said, I would say Hunter x Hunter was better in many ways, especially by concealing its true nature.
The main characters also have this, well, to say, a "childish" goal of either finding or restoring something regarding their own family member. Along with that, both of their fathers are "big shots", and their sons are young, unique talents who inherited those traits from their fathers.
Also, the makers both know how to make the last battle long, showing everything happening with every individual involved. You get pretty tense and even exhausted. Not only that, but in both cases the characters have to plan things out so carefully that you get scared of what'll happen.
Both anime revolve around a protagonist in search for something and going out to an adventure, involving magic, action sequences and darker themes, which become a bigger part of the story in later episodes.
Well i dont know any anime fan who hasnt watch any one the 2 both are incredibly good but hunter x hunter will probably never be completed since the mangaka stop writing but the anime in this case is still awesome and fullmetal alchemist brotherhood is a must watch u never get boring watching it at least i didnt. Enjoy
Standing Ovation to both productions! 5 out of 5 stars. 10 out of 10, A+, 100%
Both shows being two of my favorites on MAL, I consider them not just adventure stories, but odysseys. Edward and Alphonse are on an odyssey to recover their bodies, Gon is on an odyssey to meet his father. As I am a proud adoptee, I love that not only are the main characters adopted, but that there are so many older characters who try to take Ed and Al and Gon respectively under their wing as their sons (Mae Hughes and Roy Mustang with the Elrics, Leorio and Kite and Morel with Gon Freecs). Kudos to those characters!
Everyone has already mentioned the similarity between both series' main characters, I completely agree. Al acts as Ed's foil, Killua acts as Gon's foil. I also love the fact that not only did my fav voice actor Keiji Fujiwara voice Leorio and Col Mae Hughes, but those two look so alike with the tall, dangly, be speckled, cool guy look. So cool!
I thought most of the similarities to each show happened during H x H Chimera Ant arc because both arcs are coincidentally similar length (about 65 episodes), both coincidentally share voice actors such as Roy Mustang and Knov, but also these are the most famous arcs in anime repertoire. Both massive arcs explore in their own writing what it means to be human by outlining examples of what it means to not be human. The Chimera ants are humanoid and quite complex, but are not humans (they seemed beyond the humans in power). The Homunculi are also not humans though they blend in so well, and they like Chimera ants look down at humans in power. The climaxes of both arcs comes after waiting 30 episodes and boy do they deliver.
Fights are all cerebral, not just flashy visuals. This trope is probably influenced by Jojo's Bizarre Adventure fighting mechanics. This keeps all the battles psychological, and unpredictable to the audiences. In other words, both series take to heart that Power level alone does not guarantee victory, it is always the most intelligent fighter that wins.
Music is phenomenal and memorable in both series.
Much like how Jojo's or DBZ aged so well as anime and manga that they later inspired or influenced later generations of anime writers (coincidentally, these productions were influenced!), I see that it is only a matter of time for these two shows to age ten or twenty years before they influence the next generation of writers.
To sum up both series in an adjective that gives the shows justice has failed me. I think good adjectives might be magical, inspiring, masterpieces. read more
Both series have a similar stories to tell. Where one puts in a world of alchemy, the other puts you in the world of nun, which has its own rules and restrictions. Both series are well received by the community for good reason, and I highly recommend you check the other out if you haven't yet.
A young prodigy leaves his hometown in order to achieve his goals. During his trip he meets allies and enemies with unique personalities and habilities and he will struggle to become stronger. The final FMA:B arc is somehow similar to the Chimera Ant arc from HxH. Action scenes where tactics are more important than power, drama and casual comedy in both.
Both HxH 2011 and FMA: B contain two young boys that venture through their respective universes, attempting to complete their differing goals. Both have a large cast of characters for you to get attached to. Both contain rivaling factions in-universe that attack one another. Both touch on heavy subjects like death, genocide, and human nature.
Be warned: Hunter X Hunter 2011 starts innocently and eventually becomes far more dark and nihilistic, especially after the Greed Island arc. The first dozen episodes or so are not indicative of the entire series.
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. read more
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.
- 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. read more
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.
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. read 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.  read more
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. read more
Both are about a main character that lived a normal life but one day their life turns dark and grim, full of tragedy and agony due to losing someone close to them, both main characters refuse to move on from their past which makes them want redemption and revenge
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.
These anime series share the same formula, you can see other recommendations where people already mentioned those similarities.
FMA has a little more light and funny tone with cheesy jokes and funny characters, while AoT is much more brutal and gives a lot of sad and dramatic moments, giving a taste of despair. Despite those differences they are very similar and the plot is quite intriguing.
I enjoyed both, FMA is my favorite and AoT is the second favorite, but it may change when the story of AoT will be finished.
A lot of fans have drawn similarities between the plot and the characters - Edward and Eren have very similar goals, character arcs, and backstories. The plot is also very similar - tragic childhood (Eren's mother was devoured by a Titan before his father went missing, and Edward's mother died due to an epidemic after his father went AWOL - he and Alphonse later attempted the sin of human transmutation in an attempt to resurrect her), etc. Both have a ton of action, feels, and great characters. Just watch out for the fandoms.
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.
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
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. read more
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).
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. read more
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. ;)
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.
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
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.
- Both deal with immortality
- Baccano has alchemy in it also
- Homunculus exists for both
- Mystery element
- Alot of work with the plot
- has comedic moments and serious moments
- Baccano story is scrambled
- Full Metal story is more straight foward in terms of plot
- Characters are pretty different, no similar ones
There's a reason why FMA:B and Baccono! are my two favorite series. I'm a sucker for a good story and it is done so so well with both of them. How? Well:
-Continuity! Every plot point is relevant, characters are not thrown away, and there are no ass-pulls. The plot is well thought out, with tons of twists and turns that are surprising, yet understandable when you look back on the clues.
-Alchemy also plays an important role in Baccano! with an event in the 1700's acting as a catalyst to the main story. Not gunna say more cuz spoilers.
-Both involve weird immortality.
-Brings up interesting philosophical issues.
Also, if you like the setting in FMA:B:
-It is similar to Baccano! (although Baccano! jumps around a lot chronologically, it mainly takes place in the early 1930's) with similar technology.  read more
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. read more
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.
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.
Both have comedy and action both are great for new comeings and vetrens alike both are great starters [ao no exorcist was my first anime] both deal with whats right and wrong have some sought of magic or power both can be very depressing
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.
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. read more
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). read more
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.
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.
Honestly, if you're a fan of brotherhood, you're going to enjoy Code Geass. Heck, you're going to love Code Geass whether you liked Brotherhood or not (unless you're some anime fan poser, but I have no idea where that'll get you in life - probably the same place the real anime fans end up - nowhere)
I'm really bad at this so..... PASTA!!!!!!!!
Anyway, check out Code Geass if you want to see the world in a different light and yes, Lelouch is the smartest character in all of anime.
This is a must watch for any fan.
First off, they have similar production team; namely, Bones.They both give a basic kind of comedy that will definitely tickle your funny bone. Drama is presented amazingly well in bot series but FMAB is basically more dramatic than SE. ARt and expressions are also very similar especially the sound effects when it comes to becoming surprised, mad and other expressions. Also, both give a dark feel because of mysterious villains and gloomy settings day in and day out. Soul Eater may have a different synopsis to FMAB but both series will not disappoint you and will entertain you. Just a little warning, their storytelling is massively awesome. They are not your average anime.  read more
Comedic timing is similar. Characters are likable and unique. Plot is different, keeps you on edge and wondering what will happen next. Similar to Brotherhood in that the series' concepts aren't something you come accross very often.
Both have a "big boss" as an antagonist (SE: Kishin and FMAB: Father). Both have a lot of different fights with different characters and are somewhat dramatic as the story goes on. Both have more than 50 episodes—that's four times more episodes than your average 12-episode anime. Both have comedy at some points, but still retain a serious feeling during fights.
I still haven't finshed watching Fullmetal, but since the beginning of the first episode i was surprised how much it remainded me of Soul Eater.
-The ART was very similar.
-The 'ACTION' is also similar. Both have loads of fight scenes as well as serious moments that can make you think, but which are also hilarious.
-There are a couple of PEOPLE in Fullmetal that will seem almost a copy of the ones from Soul Eater (and viceversa, obviously), both in their characters, way of talking and acting and in their story.
When watching either of these animes you will see yourself worried, sad or crying from laughter, all of these during one single episode. read more
Both have a similar action and adventurous atmosphere with a blond, badass and short main character. Both have a large amount of comedy in their fights as you watch the MC take on various conflicts which their encounter in their journey.
Also there are characters in both shows which embody the seven sins of a human.
Though in nanatsu no taizai the characters have a past revolving around their sin and we focus on their present journey and development, whereas in fma:b the characters which have these sins are the main antagonists.
Both animes have a human personification of the seven deadly sins however, in fma:b they are the main antagonists whereas in NnT they are the heros of the story. Both are awesome portrayals of each sin as well as epic adventure stories.
Are you looking for another shonen series that has FMA: B's tight pacing and multi-layered epic story? Look no further. Most every episode is action packed and makes you want to watch more, just like in FMA.
It's story created a path using the, 7 sins. Wrath, Gluttony, Sloth, Lust, Greed, Envy And Pride (There are lots of TERMS to call this words). Both of them has moved me by it's excellent effects and it's very nice power that was 7 sins. There is no existing person that doesn't have any of this sins.
Both series feature two prominent characters who are close to one another and always looking after one another's well being. The both of them go on a form of journey to fulfill their goals while the same time helping others. It brings them for a journey and gives them new hope for the world that they live in and the ideas they embrace. Throughout their journey to achieve their goals, they learn new things while making both friends/enemies/and other people of interest.
Both series have many funny dialogues but at the same time have emotions, drama, and bits of violence. The battles that the two main protagonists stars in are also portrayed as being shounen, with the supernatural bits added to it.
Both series feature different settings but have a similar feeling to them. Additionally, there is also a prominent female character that aids the protagonists in various circumstances along the way, as well as other prominent supporting characters.
Both series also deal with other issues that includes politics, power, dominance, and events from the past.  read more
I really can't say much, this anime just started, it's just it gives me the same feeling has Full Metal, the drama, the comedy, action, fighting scenes. Both the stories are so well structured(even tough Magi may start to defer from the manga) no loose ends, it's just like Full Metal but with a different story but with the same ambiance, the fact that it isn't uncensored is one of the good similarities.
I know some of you might not share the same opinion, but the fact that I made this recommendation just demonstrates that for me at least they might be masterpieces worth watching.
Magi and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood follow young men in pursuit of a seemingly impossible goal. While Edward and Al are on a journey to find the Philosopher stone to gain back what they lost, Aladdin fights to protect the flow of fate and the balance of the world. Both are blessed with unimaginable talent and potential. Although they start out powerless, they grow through each battle and each new encounter; gaining new friends and enemies along the way.
Both anime have similar themes and feel to them. The coming of age is a major theme in both as well as the importance of friendship. Though they give the initial impression of being light and whimsical in tone, they can also be quite dark and gritty; exploring various mature issues including slavery, politics, and even death.
Although these are both considered shounen, they target a more mature audience. The childlike innocence of both protagonists coupled with the humour will at times contrast with the dark, corrupt reality they were thrust upon. Yet for the most part, both series still retain their lightheartedness and find a fine balance between them.
They both break the norm of a typical shounen and can be best summed up with one word - epic. read more
These shows are pretty similar. Both deal with complex moral issues while both protagonist inhabit a world which is slowly being corrupted. Even the art styles and the way characters are drawn are very similar. If you enjoyed either series you should watch the other.
-about a group of people trying to find a certain thing while also meeting allies along the way.
-lots of characters, mostly likable.
-has a similar type of action and adventure.
-while fma is a little more on the serious side, magi has more comedy.
Has two male protagonists who have a brotherly bond; Lots of action and adventure; Both protagonists have their own personal goals; Many more side characters; Presence of both good and so-called evil characters although the line between them is more blurred; Character and anime designs are much more elaborate and extravagant.
Fullmetal Alchemist is very similar to Naruto. There main guys in FMA want to find out a way to regenerate their bodies and parts. In Naruto, the main guy wants to find a way be the best ninja ever and wants to became hokage which is the leading ninja of Konohana village. There are supernatural powers in both anime and the worlds of these anime are fantastic. Both are must-watch anime.
Both illustrates similar themes. The main setting of both anime are in an unusual time period. The plots are based off of supernatural characters. Both are the sequels to a previous, juvenile version of it, hence more mature character developments happen.
After enjoying most of Naruto (couldn't be bothered to watch every single episode; too many) I was told that FMA was a good series to watch.
It's very similar and holds the same style of action and story building, I would definitely vote Brotherhood over the regular FMA series, I find that FMA is more similar to Naruto and that FMA:Brotherhood is a more mature/refined take on the series much like Naruto Shippuuden is.
Both are set in a parallel world with fictional countries. Both deal with politics, war, revenge, immortal beings and supernatural powers. The main characters: Edward and Naruto have some similarities in personality and suffering. The main character goals develop from personal goals to public ones and from protecting those who they love to saving the world. Both can make you laugh a lot and cry a lot, really full of emotions, they have many great characters, great story, strong plot, epic action, touching emotions, great relations and perfect OST.
Set in a different world, where magic/alchemy is common. They are both fully packed with action, and are likely to leave you on the edge of your seat by the end of every episode. Whether you are looking for something with a similar plot, similar fights or something epic with that dark feel to it; Look up the other if you haven't watched it yet.
I can't see anyone liking one and disliking the other.
Both animes feature an outstanding plot and really great characters in a world of magic. Maybe Fate Zero is a bit slower, but some conversations between characters are simply remarkable, and I think that some characters (and voice actors) simply surpass FMA ones. But FMA is longer, and it's really epic.
Ok, this is going to be hard to explain, but first, I will and never compare brotherhood to a crap series. this series is good. Magic (Alchemy), well developed characters, world domination and survive of the fittest. Fate zero put in challenge the skills of their characters, fighting each other to achieve one goal. Same with brotherhood, where the alchemist, using their skill at their full, must uncover all the mysteries behind the ongoing events. Filled with mystery, thriller and action, these both anime wouldn't disappoint you.
Both series involve some mystical element whether that be full on magic users or a scientific form of modification known as transmutation. These series are, in my opinion, some of the best anime ever created with beautiful animation, compelling characters (both heroes and villains), with an excellent story. If you want to just laugh or chill then these series are not for you, with so many twists & turns these anime offer insightful questions about the essence of humanity. I simply cannot recommend both of these series enough because they are required viewing for anyone who enjoys great stories.
Both are made from Hiromu Arakawa.
Both animes have a good sense of comedy, drama, and romance.
Even though FMA deals with the supernatural and Gin no Saji is more reality based, they are both extremely good animes that deal with the struggles that occur during life.
The problems that the main character from both series are extremely relatable to normal people.
-Similar art style
-Evokes emotions within the watcher
-Characters you can relate too, like in FMA
-MCs are similar: determined, good natured, and shares a relationship with a girl
-Similar sense of humour
It's a great watch. You'll notice these similarities once you watch it, and its thoroughly enjoyable while being vastly underrated
Although the genre are very much different, Silver Spoon and Fullmetal Alchemist are originally made by the same mangaka. Both can show you the conflict that will touch your humanity, and both have slow but relaxing romance relationship.
Tatsumi reminds me a little of Edward, with his firm determination and unyielding loyalty (and sometimes, naivete). They are both trying to take down a corrupt government, and they also both experience what it is like being unable to protect what they love, and work hard to change it.
Akame ga Kill just started, but it's already possible to notice it's similarities to FMAB.
Both show a world where a huge country appears to be corrupted from within. In both, we follow a young, talented lad who, during his quest, becomes disillusioned about the world surrounding him.
In general, AgK appears to be a nicely balanced mix of action and drama with a dash of comedy from time to time, similarly to FMAB. If you liked FMAB, I'm pretty sure you should at least give Akame ga Kill a chance.
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.
The main characters are very endearing, they have their own personality and are not very similar to those in FMAB. However, the main story are likely, especially the end.
It's two world of "magic", but in a different kind. FMAB is more based on, close to science where as Magi is more a fantasy world, which reminds me a little of Harry Potter, because we're discovering it at the same time as the characters.
To my mind, it's very psychological, there's a lot of moral, friendship and a main goal. There is a lot excellent fight too, very well presented, and it's also pretty fun too.
The two anime is very likely but also different, because of theirs large topics which each of anime is focused on.
In to my opinion, i have not any preference between this two, because even if the story is kind of similar, the main emotion which we can feel is a little different.
I felt more pain, struggle, strong feeling in FMAB in every single episode where as in Magi, it was more hope, joy, a little fear and a lot of compassion but in the whole anime.
But if I had to choose one of them, i'd probably chose FMAB because it's maybe more dynamic for me, intense emotionally. read more
Although Yu Yu Hakusho is a much older show, it still has the same feel of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. It focuses on the CHARACTERS(not gore or hentai etc), a major element of Fullmetal. In addition, there is strong characterization and twists/turns that will always keep you intrigued. In addition, if you are into longer anime Yu Yu Hakusho is for you. Although they deal with different worlds, both have a supernatural elements that sadly are not like our world, so there is a definite fantasy quality to both. Lastly, both of the main characters are constantly trying to make the world better or trying to prove themselves. They are loud, funny, and overall endearing. I highly recommend watching this show if you loved Fullmetal.  read more
Both shows revolve around strong main characters who have changed their lives: Ed losing his limbs and Yusuke...dying. FMA revolves mostly around Ed and Al as the main characters while YYH focuses on Yusuke and his friends. Both shows have extremely strong plot lines with little-to-no filler. Both have action, comedy, sadness, seriousness, and even a hint of romance. In both shows you get to see the characters develop and grow as a person where you can see the difference from beginning to end.
Truly, these two shows have the best story lines I've ever seen. No part of either show is boring, and you will want to re-watch them again and again. The biggest difference between them is their age. FMA:B came out in 2009, while YYH is about 20 years old, so the animation is a bit dated—but that doesn't mean you shouldn't give it a chance! :D read more
If you enjoyed this (like everybody else who's seen it) then you will enjoy.
They both are legends if you have not seen it before then please do yourself a favour and watch it it will blow your mind. They both have amazing character development, they both have really good endings brotherhood being the better of the two and the battles are just fantastic it's really a must see.
Similar dark premise as far as story lines are concerned, main characters are different but seem to both fit in their perspective storylines well. Common misconceptions from the main charcters, help thicken both plots. Great action scenes of the use of superhuman abilities, as well as the idea of an alternate reality. Overall DTB was an awesome anime, what else would you expect from a BONES production, but greatness.
Both DTB and FMAB have scifi involved with their action as well as sacrifices. The law of equivalent exchange for alchemists in FMAB is similar to the payment that contracts must pay which is giving up something for their powers in DTB. Both also have a myth about somehow breaking off that law or rule: in FMAB alchemist search for a way to ignore the rule of equivalent exchange and in DTB contractors and the concept of delaying their payment. FMAB has the philosopher's stone and DTB has the meteor shard which work as amplifiers for their powers. They are both also in organizations who use them.  read more
It's an anime done by the same studio and I find it has similarites with Fullmetal Alchemist. It's not on the same level but it's still a very enjoyable action anime like Fullmetal Alchemist. This show has an excellent sense of mystery, world, story and amazing action scenes.
Both are from worlds where people have super-powers, and is about a story where there is a "bigger organization" is hidden and controling from the hidden eye. A pretty serious dark undertone, but Fullmetal Alchemist brotherhood has some humerous moments to compensate
Both series feature characters adventuring in a foreign, imaginary world which contains new natural laws of physics, new disciplines, species, new sciences, sports, political structures, and religions:
Limit of Questions=Equivalent Exchange
Basically, the worlds feel similarly fresh and fleshed out. The character casts are equally large, with two strong male leads and one or two strong female leads. Both protagonists are on a quest to save the world. The character development and pacing is exactly the same in both. Both series are the same length. Both leave similar feels when in your mind when finished. The cultural/ethnic differences in people has similar detail. Extremely similar animation. Both developed by BONES. If you liked one, you will like the other. Trust me. read more
Both shows follow a similar format, which makes sense as they are both shounen with similar length. FMAB and E7 both contain similar themes and similar tension as the show progresses. While the shows may be in completely different worlds, you get the same feeling from the characters and from the story. I do not recommend this if you are looking for strictly mecha shows or strictly fantasy world/alchemy, as you will be disappointed. Both are among the greatest shounens and both are developed by Bones.
Both of these series have a main character who were left behind of their fathers and who are friends with people who have participated in a mass genocide. FMAB and Eureka Seven also have the similiarity with roles of supporting characters. Eureka Seven in my eyes reminded of several different anime but it has it's own unique family friendly flavor to it. (As does Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood) It's a very nostalgic show for many and just a overall amazing anime to others. It does have it's quirks but, no matter why you watch it, I know you'll probably enjoy it!
Both Fullmetal and Fairy Tail are similar in the sense that they both take place in a world where people have magical abilities. Fairy Tail is more of a fun entertaining anime and Fullmetal is more dark and intense, but they have similar elements. also the story for both are highly intriguing making you want to watch more and more while also delivering great comedy and un-canny plot twists
The "chained" events is a common feature in both of the animes and do drive you to think. They share Tragedy and happiness moments that are somehow alike (it's like a projection from the world of fullmetal into the world of death note).
Both stories are well-written and neither feel the need to fall back on fanservice or raw action to keep the viewer's attention. Though Fullmetal Alchemist has much more action than Death Note, I'd recommend the two to any fan of deep, enthralling story-lines
These are both over-the-top anime series that keep you on the edge of your seat. They both contain non-stop action that just keeps getting crazier and crazier. Both of these anime revolve around limitless resilience, hope, and friendship.
Both are gorgeous, wonderfully faithful adaptations of their respective manga and are roughly the same length. Human experimentation, fugitives, a mastermind antagonist with a big plan who manipulates those around him, characters seeking revenge, monstrous characters (physically and mentally), a large cast that is continually interconnected throughout the show, deep mysteries being slowly unraveled, and the list goes on.
Both anime are long but always leave you on the edge of your seat! Both have slow development but every episode is connected and a lot happens in both of them. Both protagonists are smart and extremely determined to complete what they set out to do. Both are a must-watch!
Although as a genre, they are different but deconstruct them they are truly very similar. Both supposedly anime that are aimed for boys, both transcend their genre by providing plot narratives that tackle universal issues that slowly become personal as the both series progress.
FMA Brotherhood and Evangelion have a lot of common discussions through their development: the value of human life, human communication, the confrontation with god, moral and ethics, life and death... Both are great works of art that have humanistic messages and deep philosofical thoughts, and, for that, both are a must see
At first glance Madoka Magica and FMA:B seem totally different. One is a shounen show, the other a mahou shoujo show. However when you look past superficial differences the two have quite a bit in common. Both have dark engaging story lines with plenty of foreshadowing and shocking twists. Both have characters who struggle and fight against the terrible things that happened to them and refuse to give up hope. And both involve magic that has a price.
-Sacrificing something to gain something else.
-Very dark (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica is easily the darker of the two though).
-High budget anime with great animation and music.
-Both are classics that must be watched by any anime fan.
Both deal with someone with a specific view of the World trying to change it. Both have fantastic elements to it (alchemy in Fullmetal and "magic"/mechas in Code Geass) that adds a certain mood to the series. Both are very dramatics stories with lots of twists, but not without their comedic moments. Both are great shows, that will make you think, laugh and perhaps even cry.
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 series have self reliance in common. FMA shows you the darker side of life and 2 brothers overcoming it. Then there is this series. Be warned it not for the light hearted. I was forced to drop this series after episode 2 because I could not take my heart strings being abused like that.
Deep emotions will be felt. You must be ready for them.
I am not the first one to say this, but Pumpkin Scissors is a lot like FMA without the alchemy and more emphasis on military action. The overarching plot also deals with a conspiracy though there are some other adventures thrown in as well. The characters are fairly well developed and one might even see parallels between some FMA characters and those in Scissors. The action sequences are quite eye pleasing much of the time. However, the story lines are ultimately very different and neither series can truly be mistaken for the other.
There is a very similar feel to these two. They are set in a world where guns and swords are found alongside one another. Where the protagonists are both haunted by dark mistakes, deeds and events of their pasts. Hidden corruption are a theme in both.
Rurouni Kenshin and FMA: Brotherhood may have entirely different settings and stories, but the pace and character development in these two shows could not be more similar. Both shows strongly emphasize character development, fully developing the main cast as well as the side characters and villains so the viewer can fully understand all their perspectives. Also, the soundtracks of both shows are flawless.
-Both have really good characters
-Both have amzing mains charcaters
-Both have an message, Kenshin is talking about the notion of evilness, while Fullmetal Alchemist is talking about becoming an adult
A man and his odd son (in the case of FMA:B, his brother in an armor, and in the case of Unbreakable Machine-Doll, his automaton) must fight for survival with their magical powers. Both animes are also placed in an older timeline, and have good music and characters.
Unbreakable Machine-Doll is a shorter ecchi, while Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is more of a violent shounen.
The characters from UMD live in a dorm school, while the main brothers from FMA must get on a long trip to see if they get their real bodies back.
If you like drama plots and battles with magic, and you have enjoyed one of them, you will like the other.
Both animes are developed in a world of magic and feature a good set of characters, and they really have a good plot in my opinion. Zetsuen OST is way better imho (read, masterpiece) but the plot, and specially the ending is better in FMA.
Both of the anime are made by Studio Bones and have great story lines with endings that don't leave a viewer hanging in the balance. The endings of both the series are very satisfying with every loose end tied up into a neat ribbon. Action packed with great choreography, you will not regret watching either of these two.
Why I choose these ones 'cause both anime is action, adventure, drama and fantasy animes. Their drawings similar to each other. Although Arslan Senki's only 2 episodes published, I thing their story line will be similar too. Right, Fullmetal Alchemist is excellent anime. In my opinion, we'll see Arslan too on top 50 animes very soon.
Maybe this one a little short I'm sorry next time I wish longer and more clear.
If my English isn't well I'm sorry.
ありがとう ございました また。
Both are epic animes dealing with magicalchemy or alchemymagic and transition circles also they both have great characters that overcome by the time,Fate zero is darker than FMA but both have amazing plots plus similar Themes
Animes where "People Don't Die When They're Killed"!
# where the protagonist seeks a powerfull mysterious mythological object
# where sacrifices are required to save people
# where the antagonists have different motives like greed, lust, pride...
# where a battle needs more strategy then pure strength
A dark non-episodic deep epic story full of action with great animation & soundtracks.
Pandora hearts is just as great as FMA Brotherhood, though Pandora Hearts has an open end (something that really dissapointed me). I totally recommend it! Pandora hearts has a good plot, hot and mysterious characters, and more! (if you don't believe me, check it on google!) P.S.: If you watch Pandora Hearts, then you should read the manga!
Pandora Hearts has plenty of memorable characters who are neither good nor bad. The bonds they share with each other are very deep and important to the story, and are not over dramatic. Their back-stories and current goals have a similar dark and serious feel as FMA: Brotherhood, though there is some tasteful comedy. The plot is very unique and fast moving, with a balanced amount of fight scenes and trying to make new discoveries. Though the plots for the two series are very different, I believe fans of FMA: Brotherhood will enjoy Pandora Hearts.
I just finished Akatsuki no Yona and couldn't help but think that fans of FMA: Brotherhood would probably enjoy it. Mostly what made me think of Brotherhood through it was the way it balanced out the serious story with goofy moments without making it difficult to take the characters seriously through the progression of the story. Rather, they contributed to my attachment to the characters, giving all that much more impact to the hardships they go through.
The 2nd Part of JoJo (Episodes 10 - 26), emphasises heavily on the use of the heroes defeating physically superior opponents through thought out tactics and adapting to their situation, something FMA is constantly praised for. Both series also have a strong emphasis on themes of family, the difference being that FMA focuses on the ideals of the interaction between family members, whereas JoJo focuses more on the importance of a bloodline's principals and inherited will.
Chapter 21 page 187 of Tsubasa Chronicle (manga), "No matter what kind of power you use, the life that is lost cannot be restored! No matter how much I miss her, I can't see her anymore!".
And that's all I need to explain how these two are similar. They also use magic with lots of action you don't want to miss. They're both fantasy mixed with adventure and can make you cry too.
Both series deal with mature teenagers going through a great struggle to achieve some bigger goal, going to particular adventures, and fighting for their lives. All the hardships they go through, together with friends and comrades, are in both series almost similar. Sometimes the characters are a bit more childish in FMA:B, but both series deal with a lot of the same elements.
To me, they are similar if we're talking about immortality. They are similar yet different. Mermaid Forest focus on immortal ones who wants to be normal again. But FMA Brotherhood focus on normal beings who want immortality.
Looking for another story about a hot-headed protagonist, who also happens to be short, blonde and an orphan?
Look no further than Edward Elric and the anime series's Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist : Brotherhood.
Unlike Naruto who is searching for his place in his village, Ed is searching for something else, but both characters fight through the hardest of times to get what they're looking for.
Both MC never want to kill anyone. They both have a main goal, but there will always be problem that keep them from advancing. Both of the MC are reluctant to ask other people help. Both MC are already really powerful.
Both series are set in worlds similar to those of industrial revolution.
In both world exist magic/alchemy as a form of science.
Main protagonists fight against supernatural threats under militaristic organisations.
Protagonists are troubled by complicated pasts.
World of Strait Jacket is without comedy and feels darker than that of Fullmetal Alchemist.
I don't think a lot of people have made this comparason, but both animes in my opinion are similar in the way that the story and the feeling of the anime are laid out, the main diference is that one is longer are more fleshed out, but both in my opinion are worth checking out.
If you like adventure and a world that isn't quite like ours, this is the way to go.
When someone make a "mistake" in the past and realize it, they have two choices. Whether they trying not to make the same mistakes in the future OR they to go back to the past and preventing that "mistake" to be done. And when they choose the second which is logically impossible, they find something that makes it possible. And then again even after they found "something" that makes it possible to "fix the past", they still ask to reconsider about their choices. DO YOU REALLY WANT TO PICK THE SECOND ONE? TO FIX YOUR PAST? OR THE FIRST ONE? TO LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES AND NOT LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN IN THE FUTURE? So, which one do you want to "Fix"? PAST or FUTURE? read more
This is barely what I would consider similar to FMA brotherhood and I wouldn't compare it. FMA will always be considered a league above these unfinished animes and it isn't really fair to compare them. I chose FMA because it involves a sibling in the story. That is it. Nothing on my list really seems all that similar but I do feel that those who enjoyed FMA will enjoy Kamisama Dolls for some reason I can't quite put my finger on.
I'm recommending this because I know that isn't a very well known series. The thirteen episodes of this series that exist are pretty damn good. Although the first episode or so was tightly crammed as they struggled to get relevant information into the episode the series as a whole was well paced and centred around these god-dolls - which are essentially mechs controlled with the mind. And we all love mechs, right?
There ~is~ a romantic sub plot in this series but it barely develops in these thirteen episodes. I can only assume that it continues in the manga. But, not everyone cares about romantic sub plots. Also, his little sister seems to have a brother complex.
The story of this short series is about a boy who moves away from the trouble of his village, where these god-dolls exist and are used in everyday life. He gives up on being a seki (doll controller) due to a traumatic event that happens in the village. He moves to Tokyo to try and live a normal life but as you can imagine, trouble (and his little sister) follow him out there and he has to either live and avoid it, or jump back into the fray.
The series does end on a cliffhanger and not everyone can put up with that, so I am leaving this note here. However, the manga does continue the story and I fully intend to read and complete this promising story.
Both have a satisfying ending, although with both there are many questions left unanswered the ending is something the audience can live by. I would recommend this to anyone stuck with nothing to watch.
-Both have a system of magic that is highly technical, quantified, and scientific.
-Both follow a sibling-pair as the main characters.
-Both have well developed main and supporting characters, who are more than one-dimensional archetypes.
-Both have main characters that are tangentially connected-to/enlisted-in the military.
-Both involve organically flowing combat sequences with an undercurrent of political intrigue regarding the controlling powers of the country.
At first glance you may think they are totally different but both series are a nice mix of drama, action, fantasy, comedy and a bit of romance. Also, both are shows where every single chapter is important for the story and both are masterpieces in my opinion.
Ga-Rei Zero has much less episodes, though
I give both these anime's a 10. They both had me hooked from the very beginning. While Assassination Classroom is still running, FMAB ended. FMAB went out with one of the best endings ever. Both are very funny and dramatic.
both animes have different styles and story line.But i guess you are not going to miss this great action animes.
both anime's main characters have certain goals to reach for example Edward is working hard to restore his mom from death
while Gantz team members are fighting to comeback in life again main characters in both animes have many common issues like
they never give up, they always help their friends...if you are fan of high quality action loaded animes well ,this is for you.
Donten ni Warau and FMA are both character driven, brother-centered shows about fighting for strength and the ones you love.
I highly enjoyed both; in fact, they're two of my favorite Animes. They are emotionally engaging, and connect you deeply with the characters. Both have plenty of action and a little supernatural (FMA has alchemy and DnW has the Orochi, Omnyoji and the Shinobi--ninjas).
Between the three brothers in DnW, I'm not sure who would most parallel Ed and Al. Both have lost their parents from the beginning, though Ed and Al have left and the 'Three Cloud Brothers' remain at the Kumou shrine. />
FMA is based in a fictional European country, whereas DnW is in NE of Kyoto in Meiji period Japan.
A few other similarities:
Both take place around the turn of the 20th century
Both center on moving forward from a darker past
Both have that character who's a general and gets on your nerves, but you can't help but like them.
Overall, great show; if you like one, you'll probably like the other! ;)
Both make great dramatical use of moral ambiguity, philosophical questions about life, death and the power of men over it. Also, great character development and drama, with a healthy dose of mystery and investigation.
Both involve alchemy and include a main character who is a sentient metal/rock object (Al as the suit of armor and Gargoyle as a dog statue with wings). They both have action and comedy with some darker themes. There are characters in both from different parts of the world who at first oppose the main characters but later help them. Fullmetal Alchemist has more of a plot, while Yoshinaga-san'chi no Gargoyle is generally more easy-going.
Shounen anime both written by female authors, they bring two unqiue topics. Reborn! deals with mafias and Fullmetal Alchemist deals with alchemy.
The main characters both are young teens, whose father is a "bigshot" however, they have yet to know, and later, they are both involved in a pre-determined conflict. The theme of "family" is given an important role in both along with a world that is darker than whatthe characters believe.
Reborn! has a lighter atmosphere, laid-back and has much more comedy whereas Fullmetal Alchemist world is darker, serious and deals with much more mature theme.
One of my favorite aspects of both shows are their main characters. Both Edward and Sagara are really cool main characters who fight to protect their friends. They are both serious when they need to be, sometimes unintentionally really funny, and of course very skillful in battle. The main female protagonists in both shows, Winry(FMA) and Chidori(FMP), are also very interesting and fun characters who I enjoyed.
Both shows have a great balance of action-packed fights and comedic relief. They are somewhat military based animes but more especially in FMA. Another thing I liked was that they both had a cool sci-fi feel to them that added to the fun I had watching both shows.
All-in-all both are great animes that you should definitely watch because you will surely enjoy them. read more
Both anime revolve around a young boy who is learning about himself and his powers. Although the powers are a bit different, the boys are very alike in personality. They crave to deliver justice and won't stand aside while someone is being attacked. Oh, and Jin and Edward are voiced by the same person.
I know it can be weird—Clannad to FMA:B? But I think it's not so stupid. Both these anime are about life. In FMA:B life as a living armor, for example, but you must fight for happiness. In every world and circumstances, normal (as in Clannad) and fabulous (as in FMA:B).
Both works feature friendship or close relationship between male characters as an important component. Stories with European backgrounds, touching lines and adventures.
Fullmetal Alchemist is more imaginative and far more serious while Romeo's blue sky was a bit more realistic as it describes the tough life of chimney boys in Europe.
In both series, there is the crossover of magic, fantasy, and technology involving military themes. Additionally, among the characters, there is that sibling love feeling.
Furthermore, both series feature the adventure type of theme where the characters try to discover the truth and learn more about the world that they live in. There's also that type of political and conflict-ridden plot crafted into a beautiful story.
Also, there is action, drama, tragedy, and some hints of romance in both series.
1. The setting and scenery of the anime is almost the same.
2. Lau and Ran Mao were probably inspired from the characters Ran fan and Yao Ling from FMA.
3. Circles of Alchemy and Sebastian's symbol seal were probably very much interconnected.
4. The feeling of both anime are pretty much similar.
6. Experimental and such.
7. In Kuroshitsuji, there were indians but in FMA, there were ishbalans.
8. Yao Ling is the 12th prince from his country but Soma is the 27th prince from his country.
9. Agni and Scar are similar, they have queer powers in their right hand/arm and they worship their god very much.
10. Ciel Phantomhive and Edward Elric are dogs of the military, dog of the queen etc.
11. There are only two main characters in the anime.  read more
They both have a similar genre, although the story-lines vary a lot.(Other wise it wouldn't be interesting, would it?) The Barsburg Military and the State alchemists are somewhat similar, and both main characters have deep pasts and people they want to protect.
An interesting take on an adventure series. Spice and Wolf derails from the normal action you see in a typical adventure shounen, kind of how FMA Brotherhood sets the bars for shonen.
Rather than fighting, Spice and Wolf is all about economics as he travels around a beautiful Italy-like world. Plus, the interactions between the two mains, Holo and Craft, is probably the best romance I've seen in any series.
Both anime tell the story of a boy very talented in something (go for Hikaru, alchemy for Edward), which seems, in the anime, like the best thing one could be talented at. As well as being talented, both boys have some special ability others do not that makes them seem even more talented. People around them are frequently amazed by them.
Main villains representing the seven deadly sins, but in FMA these capital vices are harder to kill. Some of 11eyes characters have powers and abilities similar to various characters of Fullmetal Alchemist: such as fire control (Roy Mustang of FMA and Takahisa of 11eyes) or certain skills using swords (Bradley of FMA and Misuzu of 11eyes).
Also there is a lot of very sad and melancholic scenes in these series, obviously Fullmetal Alchemist is way longer but I still think these are comparable and if you enjoy one you will probably enjoy the other.
FMA Brotherhood and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, although very different in many ways, both have a wide array of characters, with both anime using this extensive list as best it can.
Both anime, instead of using one character once and then removing them from the scene, bring older characters back from previous episodes and make them an integral part of the storyline. From 5D's with characters such as Ushio and Saiga, to Brotherhood with characters like Nia, Zampano and Winry.
Brotherhood is more effective at utilizing all of its characters, however 5D's does a pretty good job respectively.
They both have a good portion of military based scenes. They also carry great messages throughout the shows. If you immerse yourself into the main character or whoever is having a hard time, you will find the emotional roller coaster that drives them to do what they do and find the ability to understand the hardships. THE FEELS. Both have amazing quotes, holy crap. And both also have an anti-war message. Seed more so than Brotherhood.
If you liked the slightly victorian design of FMA and enjoyed the action, then Xam'd has a very familiar feeling to FMA. Strangely Xam'd reminds me of Laputa as well, but of course that's a good thing.
Similar alternate world time line involving technology, weapons, and a despotic dictator. Both feel like they are set somewhere just prior to WWII and have a bit of a "steampunk" feel. There is even a parallel with the young boy with special powers others want to use. Both are excellent.
Both main characters do not have a father figure in their life.
Both main characters are on a very perilous journey (wish I could say more about this but then their would be spoilers)
Both end up having to get help from other people along the way
Both have very good fight scenes
Both are very well made both in terms of story, character development, art style, music, etc.
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.