So, which series did you guys prefer and why? Which one was truly better than the other? For me, it was really hard for me to go into Brotherhood because I was such a huge fan of the original FMA that the thought of me enjoying Brotherhood more was just unimaginable, but then I sat down and watched Brotherhood and I can honestly say that I do enjoy it better than the original. Not a whole lot better, but just slightly because of the stronger animation and the fact that it just felt "different" than the original Fullmetal Alchemist. I do still hold a torch for the original FMA though, and many of the sad and epic moments of Brotherhood were dulled because I saw them first in the original, so stuff such as Hughes' funeral and Dr. Tucker turning his child into a beast didn't hit me nearly as much as they did in the original show. Any which way, I loved both series and I would certainly recommend either to anyone who wants to get into the genre or who's just looking for a show with a tremendous overall story, but for me the choice goes to Brotherhood because I felt the overall product was just a little better when it comes to story and animation, but the music of the original still shined brighter in my opinion.