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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    Difficult one, as I was discussing with another member on here a week ago. The first anime has better pacing at the start, and a completely anime original (but not bad, considering) conclusion; Brotherhood sticks to the manga and is the better of the two series in my opinion, but it has a very rushed beginning because it assumes people will have already seen the original. It slows down at the point where the first series deviated from the manga, and is great from then onwards.

    If you don't mind fast pacing and lack of detail, you could probably jump right into Brotherhood. But if you're okay adding an extra 50 episodes, watching the first anime might add to your enjoyment of Brotherhood afterwards. :dontknow:

    Well, since I'm used to watching the long-running anime (Naruto: 633 episodes and counting o.O) I'll watch both. Maybe I'll watch Brotherhood second.

    (Original post by hamza_ahmad)
    Fandom queen you should watch brotherhood just alchemist is bad
    Well, I'll watch both anyway, since there are mixed reviews about them.


    (Original post by EdwardElric)
    :O
    FMA is far from a terrible anime, if you enjoyed Brotherhood you'll enjoy it (although its scale is a lot smaller so it may feel a bit underwhelming if you watch it after Brotherhood). I'm a big fan of the series so I may be a little biased towards it, but it really isn't terrible at all. I'm interested in seeing any genuine reasons that FMA is 'terrible', since I haven't seen any yet.
    Big fan of the series? I'll say :-P Isn't Edward Elric the main character??

    BTW: are there any threads exclusively for Naruto? I just feel like there's so much going on that I need to vent out my feelings. I really do love that manga, despite knowing that it's deteriorated.
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    (Original post by fandom-queen)
    Well, since I'm used to watching the long-running anime (Naruto: 633 episodes and counting o.O) I'll watch both. Maybe I'll watch Brotherhood second.



    Well, I'll watch both anyway, since there are mixed reviews about them.




    Big fan of the series? I'll say :-P Isn't Edward Elric the main character??

    BTW: are there any threads exclusively for Naruto? I just feel like there's so much going on that I need to vent out my feelings. I really do love that manga, despite knowing that it's deteriorated.
    Yeah, Edward Elric is the main character of the series. I made my TSR account when I was obsessed with FMA, so I'm stuck with the username (not complaining though).
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    (Original post by xDave-)
    The second half of Unlimited Blade Works feels like a different show to the first, and thank god it does.
    I agree. That said, being a fan of the lore from the visual novel, I didn't mind the first half of the series being a tad slow. It would have been nice if ALL the character building didn't just focus on Shirou and Rin. Though, I understand why they had to build up the whole 'why Shirou wants to be hero of justice shiz...'
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    Queue the 45645645th obligatory scene of kiddy Shirou being pulled from the fire by Kiritsugu

    Compared to the Studio Deen series, it's better (largely because the UBW route is better). Rin feels like the natural 'romance' option for Shirou. The Saber romance in the coca-cola arc just feels plain wrong, especially if you learn her expanded backstory.:eyebrow:


    Also currently watching Arslan Senki, I'm on episode 4. I'm enjoying it so far, especially the EPIC BATTLES, and I expect the writing to remain strong as it's by Hiromu Arakawa who wrote FMA. She seems a bit fond of male protagonists with daddy issues (although, you could say that about a lot of anime).
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    (Original post by El Nombre)
    Also currently watching Arslan Senki, I'm on episode 4. I'm enjoying it so far, especially the EPIC BATTLES, and I expect the writing to remain strong as it's by Hiromu Arakawa who wrote FMA. She seems a bit fond of male protagonists with daddy issues (although, you could say that about a lot of anime).
    I'm watching that too. Watched up to Episode 7. So far so good and it's got a really good plot. The protagonist i'm guessing, starts off as weak but with a little help, he gets stronger. I was reading the manga and the front cover showed a picture of a handome Arslen. So haha
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    Decided to stop watching all the season stuff for a little while as it was boring me. Randomly picked up Death Note though.
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    I know it's an old(ish) anime, but what are people's opinion on the monogatari series? A friend had told me to watch it, but apparently there's quite a lot of ecchi in it :s
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    (Original post by corpeal)
    I know it's an old(ish) anime, but what are people's opinion on the monogatari series? A friend had told me to watch it, but apparently there's quite a lot of ecchi in it :s
    It's not that old! :zomg: I wasn't a fan, personally, though I seem to be in the minority there. I only watched the first series, but felt it had too much inane chatter and not enough plot/action for my liking (plus there was the weird ecchi moments, wasn't a fan of that either).

    I would recommend Katanagatari by the same original author, however - I found it had a lot of the good stuff from Bakemonogatari, but with none of the bad stuff, and a more likable lead duo which made the (still heavy) dialogue interesting as opposed to sleep inducing.
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    (Original post by corpeal)
    I know it's an old(ish) anime, but what are people's opinion on the monogatari series? A friend had told me to watch it, but apparently there's quite a lot of ecchi in it :s
    It's one of my favourite series. Like AJ said, it has a lot of dialogue and not much action (although when there are fight scenes, they are great). It has unique animation, a great OST and good characters. Your enjoyment of the show depends on whether you enjoy the witty conversations between characters about random and pointless things most the time. Some people love it and some people find it boring as hell.

    As for the ecchi, yes it's present in the series but I just ignore it. It's nothing worse than what you'll find in a lot of other anime barring a few particular scenes from Nisemonogatari and Tsukimonogatari. Bake has a bit of ecchi, Nise has tons of it but after that it calms down a bit. Neko, Second Season and Hana don't have much ecchi as far as I can remember.
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    (Original post by Red Fox)
    It's one of my favourite series. Like AJ said, it has a lot of dialogue and not much action (although when there are fight scenes, they are great). It has unique animation, a great OST and good characters. Your enjoyment of the show depends on whether you enjoy the witty conversations between characters about random and pointless things most the time. Some people love it and some people find it boring as hell.

    As for the ecchi, yes it's present in the series but I just ignore it. It's nothing worse than what you'll find in a lot of other anime barring a few particular scenes from Nisemonogatari and Tsukimonogatari. Bake has a bit of ecchi, Nise has tons of it but after that it calms down a bit. Neko, Second Season and Hana don't have much ecchi as far as I can remember.
    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    It's not that old! :zomg: I wasn't a fan, personally, though I seem to be in the minority there. I only watched the first series, but felt it had too much inane chatter and not enough plot/action for my liking (plus there was the weird ecchi moments, wasn't a fan of that either).I would recommend Katanagatari by the same original author, however - I found it had a lot of the good stuff from Bakemonogatari, but with none of the bad stuff, and a more likable lead duo which made the (still heavy) dialogue interesting as opposed to sleep inducing.


    I think I'll watch a few episodes and see how I find it. Thank you for the swift replies ^_^
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    (Original post by corpeal)
    I think I'll watch a few episodes and see how I find it. Thank you for the swift replies ^_^
    I would say if the first 5 episodes (2 arcs) don't interest you then you probably won't like any of the rest of it.
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    Currently working on another 'Identify the Anime' thread, should hopefully have that posted later tonight.

    [EDIT]...make that tomorrow, finding the right screenshots is time consuming. :p:
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    Got myself a Crunchyroll paid account - my goodness the video quality is amazing! A shame that it doesn't have many of the anime I want to watch (Gankotsuou, Welcome to the NHK, Ghost in the Shell : Stand Alone Complex) to name a few.
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    Having owned the blu ray set for about two years I finally started rewatching Madoka last night.

    Never really paid attention to the OP/first two EDs the first time, really did set up the bait and switch huh?
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    New Identify the Anime thread~

    I tried to leave out anything TOO easy, and (despite the temptation) TOO hard as well, so the rounds are marked 'normal' and 'harder'. :yes:
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    Erm hi, so what would you recommend to start with
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    (Original post by somemightsay888)
    Erm hi, so what would you recommend to start with
    I would say Attack on Titan or Death Note, both are good gateway anime. Attack on Titan was the first one I saw.
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    (Original post by somemightsay888)
    Erm hi, so what would you recommend to start with
    Hello again. :p: Here's a few general series suggestions, but if none of them appeal, let us know what kinds of series/genres you're into and I'll try again.

    Attack on Titan - One of the most popular series to come out recently, quite violent though.

    Death Note - A classic series with intelligent characters.

    Samurai Champloo - Plenty of action, comedy and style.

    Lovely Complex - Brilliant romantic comedy.

    Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo - An old story in a Sci-Fi setting.
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    (Original post by Red Fox)
    I would say Attack on Titan or Death Note, both are good gateway anime. Attack on Titan was the first one I saw.
    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    Hello again. :p: Here's a few general series suggestions, but if none of them appeal, let us know what kinds of series/genres you're into and I'll try again.

    Attack on Titan - One of the most popular series to come out recently, quite violent though.

    Death Note - A classic series with intelligent characters.

    Samurai Champloo - Plenty of action, comedy and style.

    Lovely Complex - Brilliant romantic comedy.

    Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo - An old story in a Sci-Fi setting.
    Thanks, I'll start tonight. Are there any horror series' too?
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    HAI!
    I need a cool new anime to watch because all the ones I have been watching, I have caught up with and I HATE waiting weekly for things.

    SO something to distract me for a while ;D
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    (Original post by somemightsay888)
    Thanks, I'll start tonight. Are there any horror series' too?
    Plenty! Here's a few I'd recommend:

    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

    Le Portrait de Petit Cossette

    Shiki

    Requiem from the Darkness

    SoulTaker
 
 
 
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