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Arianabtd

ChrisT99 wrote:

Hey Everyone! I'm new to this thread, but I came here to get recommendations instead of creating another.

Also, I started watching the very first episode of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Should I go back and watch the 1st season (Fullmetal Alchemist) before continuing on with the 2nd (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)?

Welcome to the thread! ^^.
Actually FMA and FMA:Brotherhood are two different series completely.
One follows the manga more closely, but the other strays away from the manga for its own story. But they both start in basically in the same place.
I suggest finishing Brotherhood, then watching FMA.

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@ChrisT99
I would suggest just sticking to Youtube to finding songs and things. I know there are loads and loads of K-Pop there, so i'm guessing there's a lot of J-Pop also.
I wouldn't suggest downloading them for free . I mean, buy the songs if you can.

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@Konata Wow...That's a bit of a tall order. I went through some of my personal faves, and most of them aren't very action-packed, despite the shows themselves being kick@$$ with lots of action...

But here's some that come close:

Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team
Mobile Suit Gundam 00
Code Geass R2
Saber Marionette J
Gasaraki
Samurai Troopers
Blue Submarine 06 - Might be fan-made! I don't recall the show having an actual opening...
Super Dimension Space Fortress Macross
Gaiking: The Legend of Daiku Maryu

RevolverLink wrote:

@CanisWolfred - I'm thinking of giving Gundam a shot for the first time since the late-90s/early-00s. Is the original Mobile Suit Gundam series the best place to start?

Of course, though be aware that the original doesn't have great animation - there's some noticeable flaws and quite a bit of reused animation. I also recommend watching it dubbed if you can. It has one of the best English dubs from the early 2000's, and two notable recurring characters, Char and Bright, sound the best in their English version (especially Bright, who phones in his performance on every sub I've seen of him). At least in my opinion.

In fact, if you really get into it, you might just want to watch them in release order, since a lot of later ones take queues from previous series.

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@ChrisT99
NOOOO! Watch FMA first!! Or read the manga.

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CanisWolfred

Rocko52 wrote:

@ChrisT99
NOOOO! Watch FMA first!! Or read the manga.

Um, why are you telling him to not watch Brotherhood? It's basically the best version for many reasons...

I mean, you can't go wrong with any version, but if you're gonna watch one version, you may as well watch the best.

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CanisWolfred wrote:

Rocko52 wrote:

@ChrisT99
NOOOO! Watch FMA first!! Or read the manga.

I mean, you can't go wrong with any version, but if you're gonna watch one version, you may as well watch the best.

I 1+ this statement.

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Oh come on! I can't adequately judge yet as I've not seen Brotherhood, but the first show is fantastic even though it heavily diverges from the manga. I've watched some clips of familiar scenes from FMA in Brotherhood including some deaths, and I just didn't like them as much, same with the art style. I've encountered many Brotherhood fanboys, (who knows, it may deserve all this, but it'll be forever before I watch it, besides, for the canon version of FMA I'd rather read the manga, which I'm planning on doing very soon.) on many forums and such, it can be annoying. I know several IRL fans who dislike Brotherhood, but loved the original and I read an article comparing the two. Again, I'm in no position to make comparison, but I absolutely loved FMA, and it's tied with Death Note as my favorite anime.

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Arianabtd

There's one fatal flaw with that paragraph...

Rocko52 wrote:

I can't adequately judge yet as I've not seen Brotherhood.

Even if you read comparisons, or clips of Brotherhood. You still can't have a 100% accurate assessment on which is better.
And you said you're in no position to make a comparison, but you still sorta did x3.

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Rocko52 wrote:

Oh come on! I can't adequately judge yet as I've not seen Brotherhood, but the first show is fantastic even though it heavily diverges from the manga. I've watched some clips of familiar scenes from FMA in Brotherhood including some deaths, and I just didn't like them as much, same with the art style. I've encountered many Brotherhood fanboys, (who knows, it may deserve all this, but it'll be forever before I watch it, besides, for the canon version of FMA I'd rather read the manga, which I'm planning on doing very soon.) on many forums and such, it can be annoying. I know several IRL fans who dislike Brotherhood, but loved the original and I read an article comparing the two. Again, I'm in no position to make comparison, but I absolutely loved FMA, and it's tied with Death Note as my favorite anime.

So what you're saying is....we shouldn't be taking you seriously? Good to know.

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Even though that comment was worded a bit harshly, yes. I don't think any of you should take what I said seriously, I just wanted to say how I felt currently. Brotherhood could pass my expectations of it, or it might not click, who knows. But Ed's hair does look weird in Brotherhood...

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@CanisWolfred
I've also heard the humor in Brotherhood is out of place, and that it's not as dark as FMA.

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Arianabtd

CanisWolfred wrote:

Rocko52 wrote:

@Konata
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@CanisWolfred
I've also heard the humor in Brotherhood is out of place, and that it's not as dark as FMA.

The humor gets good after, like, 10 episodes in. And i'd argue that it's darker...

Let's stop trying to convince him that FMA:B is better, (Even though, it is..) let's just let him watch it and figure it out for himself x3.

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the worst complaint ("complaint") I've heard about Brotherhood is that its more shonen-y.

looks at own list of favorite anime

again, "complaint"

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