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Certainly, all of you agree that Fullmetal Alchemist took us on a journey along with Edward and his brother, Alphonse. They worked hard to track down the mysterious Philosopher’s Stone and explore new territories. Their unique ability to form weaponry through the art of alchemy was very interesting; at the very same time, became their curse through careless experimentation. In spite of the setbacks incurred through their experiences, alchemy became a major point in their lives in order to survive.
Nevertheless, the show left its inerasable print on each and every one of us. We learned valuable life lessons, we jerked few tears here and there, we spared few good laughs, but most importantly it left us lusting for more episodes. Here is the missing piece of the puzzle. Fret not, dear friends, if you are looking for spectacles that are similar to Fullmetat Alchemist, then you came to the right place. We´ll be listing down fifteen titles that share plenty of things in common with FMA. Let´s start, now!
15-Shingeki no Kyojin
I´m sure by now you are wondering how is Attack on Titan similar to Fullmetal Alchemist? Well, let us break it down, shall we? While the two shows don´t exactly have the alchemy thing in common, they both have some crucial things they share. Suffering, agony, and redemption. Shingeki no Kyojin has a feeling of FMA Brotherhood, in which the hero who lived a peaceful life gets thrown into a whirepool of tragedy and agony due to losing a loved one.
However, both main characters refused to move on and dedicated their lives for revenge and redemption. If you enjoy action-packed and drama-packed plot, you’ll love both of these series. But, most importantly, don´t forget to buckle up, as this particular show will send you whirling in the rollercoaster of feelings.
In a dark realm where magic and science co-exist, Rayotte Steinberg, a lone wolf “tactical sorcerist,” fights against monsters. The latter used to be human, just like him, but they had overused forbidden power, “magic,” to turn into horendous creatures. What Steinberg wears is “mold,” the straight jacket that keeps him as a human. What he holds on his hand is “staff,” a magical wand that explodes everything.
With every spell that Rayotte casts, he becomes even closer to turning into a monster, however, you do what you have got to do for the sake of survival. Among the harsh battles, he will face a sin he had committed in the past. So really, if you have little time to kill and want to enjoy a good series within a short amount of time, this is a pretty good choice to kick off.
13-Darker Than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha
In the Japanese city surrounding Hell’s Gate, Section 4 Chief Misaki Kirihara finds herself at variance with an infamous Contractor codenamed Hei. Called “Black Reaper” in the underground world, Hei, like his associates, works for the mysterious and ruthless Syndicate. The story cleaverly peels off the layers of a wicked conspiracy, a well-plotted plan that threatens to annihilate the existence of all contractors.
Similarities to Fma? The characters might be different but seem to both fit in their perspective storylines, and very well for that matter. Other than the the whole notion of the alternate reality, all characters are far from being plain with their superhuman abilities. Overall, Darker Than Black is an awesome anime. I mean what else would you expect from a BONES production but greatness?!
Set in the Shinigami technical school for weapon meisters, the series revolves around 3 groups of students starting their journey to become full-fledged soul reapers. To become a “Death Scythe” and thus fit for use by the Shinigami, they must collect the souls of ninety-nine evil humans and one witch.
Soul Eater follows these students of Shibusen as they take on missions to collect souls and protect the city from the world’s threats. They work together under the snickering sun to become sounder in mind, body, and soul. Soul Eater also deals with the idea of “human weapons” and competing factions who are not always as they appear. It has humor on the side as well as Fullmetal Alchemist.
With the promise of granting any wish, the omnipotent Holy Grail triggered three wars in the past, each too cruel and fierce to leave a victor. In spite of that, the wealthy Einzbern family is confident that the Fourth Holy Grail War will be different; namely with a vessel of the Holy Grail now in their grasp. Solely for this reason, the much hated “Magus Killer,” Kiritsugu Emiya, is hired by the Einzberns, with marriage to their only daughter Irisviel as a binding contract.
In this different world, magic and alchemy are common. This anime is likely to leave you on the edge of your seat, by the end of every episode. Whether you are looking for something with a similar plot, similar fights, or something epic with that dark feel to it. Look it up if you haven’t watched it yet.
One day, 14-year-old Yusuke Urameshi suddenly finds himself dead, due to pushing a child out of the way of oncoming traffic. Since he has such a bad personality, even the Spirit World was caught by surprise that he would sacrifice himself. Yusuke soon finds out he wasn’t supposed to die and has a chance for resurrection and bringing his body back to life.
After being resurrected, Yusuke becomes a Spirit Detective, along with his comrades, and one adventure after another happens, whether be it an investigation or a fighting tournament. The Battles are strong, and in both series, the story arcs go across many episodes. This is a gem that will appeal to fans of many different genres.
After a long lasting war with the Republic of Frost, the Empire abruptly signs a cease-fire, ending the war. Three years later, the Empire is in ruins with the spread of a plague, and former soldiers becoming bandits. Former Anti-Tank Trooper, Randel Orlando, unexpectedly runs into and joins the Pumpkin Scissors platoon, an Imperial Army relief effort led by Alice L. Malvin to restore the war-torn Empire to it´s glory days.
Considered a waste of resources by some and just an instrument of propaganda by others, the Pumpkin Scissors still takes their role in the country’s reconstruction seriously. One day, however, their life starts to change when a certain , mysterious corporal with an unknown past joins the group. Pumpkin Scissors has quite the deal of good to offer; the first pleasant surprise is its characters and nice plot.
The plot kicks off when high school student Kazuki Muto is killed one night when trying to save a mysterious girl from a monster. He wakes up in his school dorm, believing it to be a dream. Soon, he finds out that his dream wasn’t a dream at all when a giant serpentine creature attacks him and his sister. Tokiko Tsumura, the girl he saved, explains that the monster is a homunculus. Kazuki, attacked and killed by it all due when he was rescuing her.
Yet, she, feeling responsible for him, revived him by placing a Kakugane medallion in his chest, serving as a replacement heart. Both series use Alchemy as a fighting power; their enemies are homunculus. If you simply want to see a different version of Alchemy, feel free to check this show out.
Under the arbitrary rule of King Andragoras the third, the once living in peace kingdom of Pars finds itself at war with the neighboring empire, Lusitania. Arslan is the total opposite of his father , he sets out to prove his valor on the battlefield for the very first time. However, when Andragoras is betrayed by one of his most trusted men, the Parsian army is wiped out and the capital city of Ecbatana is conquered.
With the army shreded to pieces and the Lusitanians out for his head, Arslan is forced to go on the run. He soon sets off on a turbulent journey in search of allies that will help him take back his home. The Heroic Legend of Arslan is an adventurous tale of how a young prince is driven out of his own kingdom, how he must become a man, worthy of leading his people to reclaim what was his in the first place.
During the early 1930s in Chicago, the transcontinental train, Flying Pussyfoot, starts it´s journey , one that will stain the whole country with blood. At the same time in New York, the ambitious scientist Szilard and his unwilling aide Ennis are looking for missing bottles of the immortality elixir. In addition, a war between the mafia groups is raging on.
The latter only serves as an instigator for events that can´t be less than unfortunate. Surely both series do share a big part together which is alchemy and all its related things. Both stories progress around the same era, and share amazing main characters .
5-Magi: The Kingdom Of Magic
After earning their victory against Al-Thamen, Aladdin and his friends leave the land of Sindria. With the end of the battle, however, comes the time for each of them to depart. Hakuryuu and Kougyoku are ordered to go back to their home country, the Kou Empire. Meanwhile, Aladdin announces that he needs to head for Magnostadt—a mysterious country ruled by wizards—to investigate a series of mysterious events occurring in this new kingdom and become more proficient in magic.
Encouraged by Aladdin’s words, Alibaba and Morgiana also set off in pursuit of their new aims. Magi shares some rather shady themes with FMA, political and social may we say. You have to watch the prequel named Labyrinth of Magic first.
4-Ao no Exorcist
The story starts off with Rin, who comes to discover that he’s the son of Satan. His father wishes that he returns to Assiah, so they can conquer it together. After being attacked by a group demons, Rin refuses the offer; instead trains to become an exorcist to put an end to the demon terrors and harms that lie beneath.
Ao no Exorcist follows Rin along with the help of his brother Yukio, as they work together to put to stop the catastrophic events taking over, to defend their territory with everything they’ve got. If you’re looking for a series about brotherhood, then both series would be the best recommendation. Whilst both series may be of different plots, what they both share is the highly-packed action and spectacular graphics.
Lucy is a 17-year-old girl who wants to be a full-fledged mage. One day when visiting Harujion Town, she meets Natsu, a young man who gets sick easily by any type of transportation. But Natsu is not just any ordinary kid, since he is a member of one of the world’s most infamous mage guilds: Fairy Tail.
Much to Lucy’s luck, she always wanted to belong toFairy tail´s Guild, and, finally, she gets to do just that, starting a journey of her own with new friends, new danger packed adventures and lessons that she has yet to learn. This is a tale of companionship, devotion, and friendship, something that has never been odd on the FMA show, when it´s core is all about bonding and sticking for your loved ones. Oh, yeah! Don´t you forget the great characters and the amazing animation also.
D.Gray-man, a story that revolves around Allen Walker. The young man who enlists in the organization of Exorcists, with the purpose of eliminating the akuma that roam the world with the Innocence. It is gift, a weapon bestowed to serve the advocates of God, the exorcists. The akuma are actually mechanical weapons made by suffering living souls, they are controlled by the Milenium Earl, a twisted and dark “joker” or “clown” .
It is the task of this organization to abolish and vanquish the Earl, the source of evil. What makes this anime even more interesting is its setting. It takes place in the 19th century, a good and welcoming Victorian/Gothic scenery, mixed with some elements from the future, which was achieved by the studio.
1-Nanatsu no Taizai
Nanatsu no Taizai mainly follows the adventures of Elizabeth, the third princess of the Kingdom of Liones, and her quest for the Seven Deadly Sins. Both shows have that action and adventure filled atmosphere, don´t forget to mention, a blond, badass, and short main character. Both have a large amount of comedy in their fights. You will certainly notice as you watch MC taking on various conflicts, which they encounter in their journey.
Moreover, there are characters in both shows which embody the seven sins of humans. Though in Nanatsu no Taizai, the characters have a past revolving around their sins. In fact, we focus on their present journey and development. Whereas, in Fullmetal Alchemist, the characters which have these sins are the main antagonists.
Boys and girls, this is our list for today. Without farther additions, please give it a try and do it with enjoyment. If we forget to mention anything of your favorite, let us know in the comments section.