FMA 30 Day Challenge - Day 9
Well, it is technically Day 9 (
because I’m slow and posted 8 late). Decided to do this now before I forget later.
Day 9- Your thoughts on the first anime
Okay, I know a lot of FMA fans might hate me for this, but… My opinion of the first series has been SEVERELY tainted by Brotherhood. Seriously, after seeing Brotherhood and then going back to re-watch the original series, I wondered why I ever liked the original. I’m not saying the story or the animation is bad; it’s obviously wonderful or I would never have liked FMA in the first place. And, as the old anime is the first one I ever saw, it’s always gonna have a special place in my heart.But Brotherhood was just pure perfection; the old series just can’t compare to it. The storyline is just so wacky when compared to Brotherhood and the manga; it doesn’t make nearly as much sense.
Another thing I love about the second series that the first just doesn’t have is the satisfying ending. Not just a satisfying ending, but many more adorably satisfying couple moments for Ed and Winry and Mustang and Hawkeye. I never really noticed or cared about Mustang and Hawkeye in the first series because you don’t get any of their history or backstory. There’s just so much more of everyone to love in Brotherhood. Besides that the first series doesn’t have Ling, Lan Fan, Olivier, or Mei Chang. I love all of those characters, and I would have never even known they existed if it hadn’t been for the second series. The first series just went off on this weird tangent and left me feeling a strange mixture of sadness and dissatisfaction. The second series further ignited my inner fan-girl and I will never be able to look at the first series the same way again because of it.
So yeah, those are my thoughts. I still love it, but definitely not as much as Brotherhood. It’s just not as good of a series overall. Also, the above episode in its entirety was the best part of the entire first series. Just saying. That’s one thing the old series will always hold over Brotherhood; plenty of hilariously quote-able lines to torment our favorite voice actors with.