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Do you like My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic? You aren't alone, as many others do too. Are you a brony who uses GIO? Then this is the place for you.
I am prepared for hate.
The only animes I have ever seen are Pokemon and Dragon Ball Z
I like turtles. And monkeys. And cats.
Don't worry, I'm not that far behind you xl9. I've only watched Pokemon, some DBZ, some One Piece, some REBORN!, and the Miyuzaki movies. But, if you're looking for a good show, you should watch One Piece or REBORN!
The anime fans at my school keep telling me to watch FMA: Brotherhood, but I have no idea what that even is.
I think it's Full Metal Alchemist. It's on Netflix. I've never watched it. My friend just told me it's pretty dark.
Fullmetal Alchemist is kick-a**. Watch the original series though. I think it's better.
And yes, Deception, it's really dark sometimes, and dwells into the psychotic things that we, as human beings, could ever imagine and create, almost satirical. The bond between the two main characters is deep, and many scenes can simply be unforgettable and dramatic (sometimes tear-jerking). None of the characters are one-dimensional, action scenes are badass, the lore is fleshed-out, some characters are intentionally hilarious and ridiculous, and the pay-off in the end leads it to being one of the best anime dramas of ALL TIME.
That sounds an awful lot like Avatar: The Last Airbender
Good thing that is my favorite TV show ever.
Oh yeah, man. If you like Avatar, you'll love FMA. They both get, like, everything right.
Except... well... you know how Avatar was on Nick, so they had to keep most things appropriate to children while still applying to adults? Yeah, the reason why FMA's reboot (the aforementioned Brotherhood) is on Adult Swim is that it can be pretty messed up.
The imagery can be very disturbing, the story sickening, and some arcs just being SO 'effed up.
But you know what? That's what makes Full Metal Alchemist memorable. You start to care about these young protagonists, brought into this world that is just way harsh. Their lives suck, and their forced to mature; suck it up; be a man, as it kicks them in the stomach.
This and all the other stuff I mentioned make this my favorite anime EVER.
A darker Avatar?
COUNT. ME. IN!
Did your friend tell you about it besides the name?
No. I asked them what anime to watch and they said FMA Brotherhood.
Alright. That's the best way to start this show: knowing nothing about it. So just take what I've said, and you're own expectations, and get ready to have your mind blown.
I completely agree with Jack. I'd start with the original Fullmetal Alchemist, then wait a few months before watching Brotherhood. The original series caught up with the manga, so they seperated to do their own storyline. After the manga was complete, they created Brotherhood to follow it completely. Like Jack said, Brotherhood is a bit darker and more violent than the original, but I enjoy it more.
Anyway, they're both complete masterpieces, and you need to watch it now.
P.S. Since you loved The Last Airbender, have you seen The Legend of Korra? It's so good, that I enjoyed it more than the original.
I saw Korra. I don't think it is as good as the original, but it is really good.
Well, just saw the first two episodes of Full Metal Alchemist.
It is awesome.