You know what a think goes underappreciared? That fma has two complete alternate universes. People spend so much time arguing over which is better that they forget that the have more content then most complete anime or manga series, and that said content isn’t just copy paste from the manga. We get to have unique avenues explored that the manga didn’t touch on, like the Elrics being in our world or more time with characters like hughes and sheska, at the same time we get to see the manga acted out in truly beautiful animation. Some series don’t get that they get the anime exclusive ending and thats it.
Or worse, they get an anime exclusive ending and then a reboot that tries desperately to recon the anime exclusive ending and the fan base that doesn’t have access to the manga is left horribly confused. But no, FMA gets two separate anime series that they can choose from they can choose which they canon they want to abide by for a story. We didn’t have to worry about getting 700 episodes of pointless filler that creates seasonal rot and unessasary character derailment to get our manga ending. We don’t have to debate about what parts of the series are canon because they are two separate timelines, not one big mess with an emergency ending in the middle of the series. We even got movies to tie into both series! How many other franchises get that treatment? Just something to think about….
Do you have any tv show recs? Anime or otherwise? I'm running out of things to watch and you seem like a good person to ask. :)