Fullmetal Alchemist: The Battle Between Two Series

Fullmetal Alchemist is an extremely important manga and anime franchise. It was one of the primary shows to lead Adult Swim in the early 2000’s and the flagship show for newer anime viewers around the same period. With the introduction of Brotherhood, a series closer to the manga, the series was re energized interest in the franchise. However, comparisons have been made between both versions of the series and which is superior. This article would seek to determine which has the better narrative.

  • I don't mean to rain on your parade, but I think someone already similar topic on FMA vs FMAB. Maybe try to offer a different perspective in your article – Aaron Hatch 7 years ago
  • Perhaps on what makes this series such a gateway anime. – Joseph Manduke IV 7 years ago
  • I wouldn't say "better" narrative. I think what makes each series great are their spins on the same concept and how they each branch off. The most interesting part is how each develop their worlds (plus the concept of balance is taken way further in the original series). Another interesting point would be that of intention. We have one series that was created as the original creator (Arakawa), and one that was not. Defining the differences based on that distinction might be neat as well. Also, not sure if someone has already done this, but either way this would make a good article. I know I've talked to friends extensively about this and a well thought out analysis would be fun to read. – Tecohen0 7 years ago

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