So there seriously are people who prefer the original FMA anime over brotherhood?
I don't think the original anime pulled that ridiculous sandwich scene after all that pure sister-type cuteness.
OP there are people who love eating shit.
This is nothing new
alternative world and nazis > Brotherhood anticlimactic ending
After Bradley fight it turned into pure shit.
I'm a fan of canon, and I'm fucking glad the manga shat all over the non-canon series.
There are also people who literally poop into tin cans, put it in the freezer and then vigorously fuck their own frozen shit. Coincidentally this group is mostly one and the same for people who like the original FMA over brotherhood.
it was great, though, I've noticed that most people who say they didn't like the ending think so because it wasn't dark and angsty enough for them
Are we even watching the same shit?
Homunculi worked way better in the original. Besides, FMA without the humankind speech rubs me the wrong way
I will assume that by this, you mean that the original FMA had an aniclimactic ending and that Brotherhood was better, which happens to be true.
2003 sold three times the amount of Brotherhood so it's pretty likely.
>implying that typical casualfag buyers understand/care about what is canon and what isn't.
>implying they won't be like 'why would I buy the same thing again?'
Numbers can't change the fact that FMA 2003 (especially its second half) was fucking shit with all that parallel world and nazi bullshit.
Nobody with taste prefers the original FMA. Just ignore them
Hey let's be fair, that was actually an alright twist. It's the complete neutering of any proper character conclusion that is the most insulting.
Original FMA fucking stinks.
I wouldn't go so far, It's still great in an ignorance is bliss kind of way, The best part about watching both series in their respective time was thinking fma was great and having no idea how much fucking better it could be
I personally dont care what is canon or whatshit (Koukaki Kidoutai Oshii's masterpiece > original manga). I care about what is better and what is worse. Manga and Brotherhood are fine. If you want ultimate happy shounen action then go for it, you cannot miss there. But I liked how the first anime went different way and actually tried to come up with answer to questions which it brought up.
Both of these series are good and you won't go wrong with any of them. It's just a matter of personal preferences. If you want straightforward plot-driven shounen then (manga/)Brotherhood is your thing. If you prefer it to concentrate a little more on the psychological part then go with 2003. I don't really get this shit of FMA fanbase. Shouldn't they be happy that this particular story has original manga, one very good reimagination and one very well done faithful adaptation? Not so many series' get this kind of luxury.
This. It made me read the manga instead of finishing 2003 too, which was a smart decision.
Brotherhood was a fantastic adaptation.
Just read the manga then you mongoloid.
This guy gets it. Both stories were good.
It's the bitchy people that try to polarize the fanbase with shit like
These are the problem people.
I fucking hate how they made everyone so unlikeable in the 2003 anime. And I will never forgive them for making Ed and Al abandon Winry in That Movie. That said, if I'm looking at things from an objective point of view, the first anime isn't bad at all.
Brotherhood didn't have Ready Steady Go.
I like both but 2003 version of Homunculi was superior to manga
And Brotherhood used an uglier artstyle.
I haven't watched 2003, but Brotherhood wasn't interesting at all for the first 20 or so episodes.
Absolutely correct. I was particularly impressed with Lust. I didn't expect to feel any kind of empathy with her after Hughes. But then I did.
>uglier art style
>based off the same art style
>Brotherhood wasn't interesting for the first second of the show, then it became interesting until the last second
when I watched after already reading the manga twice, I just couldn't watch only 1 episode at a time and it was always interesting
Brotherhood Envy, Greed, and Wrath were all better.
Nostalgiafags who long for the memory of one of their starter anime
>but Brotherhood wasn't interesting at all for the first 20 or so episodes.
because they rushed through the story because most everyone that cares saw it already in the 2003 version
nope, the felt like the typical battle shounen enemy group, in the original they at least got some proper development
I'm already having a hard time watching a single episode at the time.
>2003 version of Homunculi
>the only Homunculi that had character was lust and maybe envy
>people actually like BONES original ending
too bad for you, missing the greatest anime in the last 10 years
Obvious underage samefag.
batter wife syndrome
>they at least got some proper development
I take it you're going by really old fuzzy memories?
obvious shit taste fag without an appreciation for the first half of FMA:2003 and switching to FMA:Brotherhood for the whole, complete, best story.
yeah, you know what I really hated about the first FMA?
The battles were so short. They weren't stretched out for twelve episodes each. How boring.
Give me more DBZ shit. I want characters squaring off, talking about their fightning technique for hours on end, and how the main character can't defeat them, until twelve episodes pass and suddenly the main character pulls through.
Do I have to point out that you've obviously never watched brotherhood?
That didn't happen in Brotherhood either.
Hell, the entire thing is only 12 episodes longer and there was more story in a very significant way.
>missing the greatest anime in the last 10 years
MAL mongoloid detected.
>for the whole, complete, best story
Intelligent people would just read the manga.
In all honesty, I didn't much care for Brotherhood, because the pacing for the first part was so damn rushed. I know why they had to do it, but that doesn't mean I have to like it.
Watch original for characters, watch Brotherhood for plot. I think the characters are more interesting than the plot in either case, so I enjoyed the original more even though it ended on a disappointing note—though I remember the movie tying things up nicely.
Bro'Hood is without the greatest shounen series in all of anime, it transcends the medium to something "bigger"
shit like YYH, 2012Jojo, and dragon ball are leagues behind
The original handled a couple of key scenes slightly better, apart from that brotherhood was much better. I have no idea why anyone would say otherwise.
Why are people calling the 2003 anime "the original"? You make it sound like it's the original story when it's not. Manga > all.
As in 'the original anime'.
Because while Brotherhood was a more faithful adaption it didn't make as much effort to stand on its own as the 2003 version?
>Being in high school when Brotherhood aired, dealing with plebs who never read the manga and were expecting 2003 again
And that, I believe, was my first step towards coming to /a/.
Blogshit, I know.
The first 30 episodes of the original told the initial story of FMA way better than Brotherhood, the side characters were more charismatic and had more screen time, the start of brotherhood was totally rushed and most characters felt soulless, Mustang, Hughes and fiends weren't as good like in the original. Brotherhood just got good when they started animating what the original skipped but to me some characters weren't well characterized like they should, outside of that it was ok.
They didn't invest much on that part knowing full well that 2003 had already covered it anyway.
They went with everything afterwards, and the battle coreography of Brotherhood is among the best in anime.
You mean the /g/-/v7 guy who has kids and lives in the ugliest house you'll ever see?
This is probably the only post worth reading in this entire thread.
I liked the first half of the original anime better. The Leor arc was better with two episodes instead of one and a couple of the fillers were really enjoyable.
The second half where they went anime original was almost unwatchable though and the Shambala movie was even worse.
>someone from /g/
ehhh? That's possible?
I'm going to watch Brotherhood for the first time. Is the dub as good as it was in the original series?
It's mostly the same cast except for some exceptions like Al who's VA grew up, so yeah, it's good.
Brotherhood capped itself in the knees because the first 20 or so episodes were rushed soft-recap episodes that covered arcs like bullet points. When it started covering content that 2003 didn't cover, thats when it got really good (or really bad if you really hate shounen tropes). This is not up for debate.