A little while ago, I decided it was time to delve into Fullmetal Alchemist. I know it was a mistake not to have seen it before! Don't yell at me! I had put it off for so long, but every time I mentioned it, people were telling me to watch it. Now that I am in that process, the question people ask me now is "Which one are you watching?" Since there is the original and there is Brotherhood. I've had one person say that the original was not very good since it tended to deviate from the manga, but Brotherhood was good. The rest have said that both are good but Brotherhood is a bit better. So my plan was to watch the original followed by Brotherhood to compare the two. Hopefully, I might be able to do an actual comparison journal once finished.
I just finished the original, and I really enjoyed it. It might help that I don't read manga, so I don't have that problem of an anime deviating from what really happens. I've heard that about a lot of anime I've watched, and it makes me happy that I don't have that to ruin anything I watch. There were some slow moments, but in those slow moments, you usually got to see the thought processes of the characters which helped to flesh them out more. A few of the opening songs really grew on me too. Rewrite, which was the last opening, was just so sick!
So now I have begun to watch Brotherhood. Already can see it is a bit more fast-paced through the first few episodes. The whole Liore ordeal took at least 3 episodes to complete in the original, and they only used one in Brotherhood. The art is similar, but perhaps a bit cleaner and sharper. I like how they've been able to get most of the main original VAs back. Only one I noticed to be different so far is Gluttony. I'm in love with the first opening song "Again". The voice sounded so familiar, so I had to look intently at the opening to see who it was. Turns out it was YUI, who had done a few of the Bleach songs. So that...