If you are an anime fan, then you must know about the famous anime Fullmetal Alchemist. Fullmetal Alchemist has two anime adaptations. Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, but what is the difference between them? We will know about the difference in this article
Warning: This article contains some major spoiler about the anime, so read this article at your risks.
Difference Between FMA and FMA Brotherhood
- Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is based on the manga while Fullmetal Alchemist adopted the first chapters but they were ahead of the manga so they had to develop their own story.
- Fullmetal Alchemist has only 50 episodes while the Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood based on the manga has 64 episodes
- Fullmetal Alchemist is emotional and dramatic while Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is fast-paced and has a less emotional impact.
- Fullmetal Alchemist Brother is visually more appealing than Fullmetal Alchemist. FMA Brotherhood focuses on the details of the world and makes the characters more alive on the screen while FMA has a dull animation.
- Fullmetal Alchemist might be behind in the animation, but the character development in this anime is way better than in FMA Brotherhood. FMA focuses on the backstory of all the characters with proper details and emotion. You will be invested in every character be it Edward, Alphonse, Nina, or Mustang. This anime has only 50 episodes but still, it manages to keep all the characters in limelight. FMA Brotherhood may be better in every aspect, but it rushes out the development required for characters.
- The main antagonist of Fullmetal alchemist is a lady named Dante while the antagonist in Fullmetal brotherhood is the Father.
- The Gate of Truth is used as a portal between the world of FMA and our world, while the Gate of Truth is the main source of Alchemy in the Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood series
- The endings are also different. Fullmetal Alchemist ends with Ed being trapped in our world and his gateway of truth sealed. It is not a happy ending but if you want a happier ending then Fullmetal Metal Brother is the anime for you. Brotherhood ends with Ed losing his alchemy and Alphonse getting his body back. They both live happily and then depart on their journey to understand the world.
Winner: Full Metal Alchemist Brother
But despite all the differences. Both the anime series is awesome. My advice would be to watch the FMA Brotherhood series first and experience the true story of the anime based on the manga and then watch Fullmetal Alchemist to discover the alternate path that the anime took. Both animes are different and you will be enjoying both of them. You can watch these both animes on Putlocker
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