Fullmetal alchemist can be one of the most appreciated anime of all time. It is based on a manga created by Hiromu Arakawa. The serialized manga is referred to with the same name as the anime series. The original Fullmetal Alchemist series comprised different creative thinking than the manga. During the release of the anime, the manga was still in the process of completion.
So, to acknowledge the creative direction of the manga, another version of the series was created, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, with very little deviation from the manga. However, the presence of two different versions of the same anime may confuse the viewers.
This article provides to be a guide for the enthusiasts of Fullmetal Alchemist.
The Two Versions Of Fullmetal Alchemist
The two versions of the anime are Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. The latter is completely based on the narrative aspect of the manga, with little or no deviation from the same. The two versions are completely different, and streaming any one of the two will not bring spoilers for the second one.
Although there is no particular order for watching the anime(s), it is mostly suggested by the community to watch Fullmetal Alchemist first. It offers a higher emotional depth to the characters and would be mind-blowing.
Complete Fullmetal Alchemist Universe Exploration
For an anime enthusiast out there who wants to explore the complete universe of Fullmetal Alchemist irrespective of the version, this is the order which can be followed to assure the best experience.
Fullmetal Alchemist – This is the original version of the anime, which was first released in 2003. During the anime production, the manga creator, Hiromu Arakawa, requested a different ending for the anime as the manga was still in process at the time. This led to changing the direction of the anime’s storyline during the middle of its run.
Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa – This is a direct sequel to the series released in 2005. The movie adds to the anime’s story, following the protagonist of Fullmetal alchemist on a venture to return to his homeland.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – This is a different version of Fullmetal Alchemist; which follows the manga completely from the beginning to the end. It was released in 2009. This version provides a completely different storyline and ending compared to the anime.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Specials
The given are the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood specials in chronological order: –
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Special: The Blind Alchemist – The story was released in 2009; adding value to the story of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood the simple people was the second addition to the manga based anime was released in 2009. After this third installment, i,e The tale of teacher was released in 2010. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Special: Yet Another Man’s Battlefield – Yet another additional material to the second version of the anime, it was released in 2010. The lase addition to the brotherhood, The Sacred star of Milos was released in 2011.