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FMA "Brotherhood" Anime Series General Q & A Thread, Confused about the new FMA anime? Check out FAQ or ask us here!
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post Apr 16 2009, 09:11 PM
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FAQ
What's FMA:B?
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is the second anime based on the FMA manga. This one is stated to follow the manga closer than the previous series.

Why is there another series being made? What was wrong with the previous series?
Nothing was wrong with the last series as such. The simple case is the original anime started while the manga was still in it's infancy and caught up quickly. Seeing it would over take the manga the anime studio, BONES, decided to make their own plot. It ended up being very different from what the manga did so now this new series is here to tell the mangas story.
See here for full details on the 1st anime and the changes it made to the mangas story.

I just want to talk about the previous anime. Can I still do that? Why are the two boards separate?
By all means, you can post about it here.
The reason we keep them separate is due to difference in the story and such.

How many episodes is FMA:B going to be?
Currently we have no definite answer but best guesses would put it at around 51, just like the last series.

Who is making this?
Same as before, Bones. A very skilled studio.

What about the dub?
Funimation says they will have out 9 months after it comes out on DVD in Japan.

Where can I get a subtitled version until then?
You can see this thread for extensive information on where you can watch FMA. We should mention that linking to fansubs isn't allowed due to Funimation having licensed the show in the US. Links to raws are fine though if thats your thing.

Can I make a thread about the latest episode or does someone special do that?
Seeing things have just started we have no formal thread starter or system for deciding so for now it's a free for all. The mods are nice and happy to help so they won't be a problem if repeat threads are made, just don't get upset if they lock your thread in favour of another wink.gif

It's kinda weird how they are showing stuff we've already seen. Wouldn't it better to start where the first anime and manga separated?
It's only weird until you remember this series is also being made to accommodate new fans who may not have seen the first series. It'd be unfair to expect new comers to to jump into the middle of story. This is also why the pacing is rather hectic. Bones doesn't want to spend to much time in old territory so old fans can get their new content as soon as possible. It's a hard balance to hit.
Note: With current pacing ep 13/14 should see us moving into manga only territory.

What happened to the Animation style and Music of the first series?
BONEs has moved on quite a bit since the 1st FMA series was started some 8 years ago. Their colouring style changed heavily with Eureka7 and Soul Eater. Pretty much they've just found a style that suits them and that they're comfortable with. I preferred the old style as well but it's nice to see a studio evolving and carving out it's own unique style. Like Gainax and Sunrise BONEs has developed it's own visual and musical signature. That said, with a lengthy schedule ahead of them they have been making a few mistakes from time to time. These will most likely be fixed when they move the series to DVD.

*Following questions contain minor spoilers for the first anime*
Why wasn't Wrath on Izumi's training island and where is Sloth?
One of the biggest changes BONEs made was the homunculi. Izumi's human transmutation no longer causes Wrath to be born. Same goes for the Elric's. Sloth is a totally new character, Wrath is King Bradley who, apart from the name change, remains the same and Pride is someone else altogether. Also, for the most part they are far less powerful than in the first anime so Envy fans may get upset.


If you have any other questions about FMA:B in general then feel free to ask here, that's the whole idea of the thread. If you want to know more about specific episodes then ask in the relevant threads for each episode.


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@dsver1 Huh, funny. I actually disagree with this. I think that you should watch both series as is, separately. Just because there are some important scenes in the beginning of Brotherhood that aren't in the first anime. (For example when Roy comes to see the Elric brothers is quiet a different scene in Brotherhood than it is in the first anime.) I know Brotherhood is rushed at first, but it's only like that for the first 14 or so episodes, then the plot completely changes.

My recommendation? Watch both series as they are. Their both amazing and deserve to be watched in their entirety smile.gif (Or even read the manga! I love the manga the most, actually smile.gif )


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- Popogeejo   FMA "Brotherhood" Anime Series General Q & A Thread   Apr 16 2009, 09:11 PM
- - Kyelinn   Nice work there, Popo. I think you've pretty m...   Apr 16 2009, 09:46 PM
- - Tombow   Thank you Popo!! Nicely done!! S...   Apr 17 2009, 04:18 AM
- - samFMA   Season 2 - Why is season one being repeated? Or is...   Apr 27 2009, 09:41 AM
- - Tombow   @samFMA - Welcome to the board!! I think....   Apr 27 2009, 09:46 AM
- - The-Alchemist101   okay i finally understand also i thought they were...   May 23 2009, 07:13 PM
- - Popogeejo   POPO WILL ANSWER MORE THINGS AND EXPAND ON WHAT TO...   May 23 2009, 09:28 PM
|- - The-Alchemist101   @Popogeejo - oh alright Thanks i got it now haha...   May 24 2009, 07:33 PM
- - Can Alchemist   ~ To Watch Or Not To Watch...?! ~ Hi there......   Jun 11 2009, 09:23 PM
- - Tombow   QUOTE (Popogeejo @ May 24 2009, 12:28 AM)...   Jun 11 2009, 09:40 PM
- - Can Alchemist   ok thanks   Jun 12 2009, 01:13 AM
- - spikeville   Have I been out of the loop for so long that i wou...   Jun 21 2009, 02:27 PM
- - Tombow   @spikeville - Wecome to our board! You can ch...   Jun 21 2009, 02:36 PM
- - SangsBleus   ~ What Is The Difference Between Fullmetal Alchemi...   Jun 21 2009, 10:48 PM
- - Tombow   @SangsBleus - Welcome to our board! To answe...   Jun 22 2009, 12:18 AM
- - Zanuff   Im a very new fan of Full Metal Alchemist i seen a...   Jun 30 2009, 02:41 PM
- - Tombow   @Zanuff - Welcome to our board! Actually, we ...   Jun 30 2009, 02:59 PM
- - Master_Alchemist   Is it just me or does it seem like there are so ma...   Jul 5 2009, 01:08 AM
- - Vlyse   Brotherhood is a remake of the series. It is not ...   Jul 5 2009, 01:12 AM
- - thunderbreak   1st anime is based on part of the manga especially...   Jul 5 2009, 01:28 AM
- - Tombow   Thank you for your help, Vlyse and thunderbreak...   Jul 5 2009, 04:36 AM
- - Ssuvina   I have read these pages but still I'm wonderin...   Jul 26 2009, 11:07 PM
|- - Tombow   QUOTE (Ssuvina @ Jul 27 2009, 02:07 AM) I...   Aug 4 2009, 12:28 PM
- - Cardboard Box Junkie   Good thread. I just have one note: QUOTE Also, f...   Aug 3 2009, 11:58 PM
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- - Kaori Ayanami   You know, there is an economical crisis and such.....   Aug 13 2009, 09:52 AM
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- - SonPan   THanks alot for the info relaly appreciate it   Sep 11 2009, 09:58 AM
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- - Blux   Thanks so much Michiyo!   Nov 20 2009, 10:30 AM
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