10 Best Anime Like Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood You’ll Love!

If you’re looking for an anime to fill the hole that FMAB left in your heart, look no further. I’ve made a listing of anime like Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood to satisfy your craving.

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is the most highly rated anime of all time. It has all the elements one could expect from a story, from action to comedy to emotions—it has them all.

With those key elements in mind, I’ve compiled a list of anime with similar elements to Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood and I’ve also listed out the similarity so you can pick the one that resonates to your liking.

So without further ado, let’s jump into the listing!

List of the greatest anime like FMAB that you must definitely watch:

  1. D. Gray-man
  2. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Part 2
  3. Blue Exorcist
  4. Demon Slayer
  5. Code Geass
  6. Attack on Titan
  7. Hunter x Hunter (Chimera Ant Arc)
  8. The Seven Deadly Sins
  9. Magi
  10. Akame ga Kill

10/10. Akame ga Kill

Akame Ga Kill

MAL Score – 7.75

Episodes – 24

Akame ga kill is an infamously dark anime that shares a few similar plot points with FMAB.

In this epic anime series, we get to see a rebel group that tries to do the right thing by elimating corrupt people. This is to make sure that the people of their nation does not suffer because of them.

The story is about our MC, who accidentally comes across this group and ends up joining them.

A fair warning though: the series gets darker and darker as it progresses, and you will see a lot of characters die.

How is this an anime like Fullmetal Alchemist?

Similar dark theme where several people die.

In both the anime, the military or the government is the villain.

Like Ed, a boy wants to join the military with the intent to become the “dog of the military” and later finds out what the military is actually scheming about.

You can find characters with similar personalities to the ones in FMAB.

Akame ga Kill! Trailer

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9/10. Magi

magi - anime like fmab

Seasons – 3

MAL Score – 8.18 (Season 1),8.39 (Season 2),8.07 (Season 3)

Episodes –  63 (25+25+13)

Now, if you liked the alchemy part of FMAB, then Magi is one of the best anime out there with a similar theme.

Magi, as you can guess from its title, is all about magic. But what sets it apart is its brilliant story-telling and characters with interesting personalities.

From taking over a kingdom to exploring dungeons to attending a magic school, this anime has got it all.

If I haven’t convinced you about the epicness of this anime, then its great rating given by thousands of people should.

How is this an anime like Fullmetal Alchemist?

Alchemy is used in Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, where as magic is used in Magi.

Both the anime involves in politics and power.

The main characters travel to different places while making both friends and enemies.

Similar to how Roy Mustang plots to take over the military, Alibaba plots to take over a kingdom (not to mention, both are fire users).

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Official Trailer

8/10. The Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins

Seasons  4 finished + 1 upcoming.

MAL Score – 7.68 (Season 1), 7.60 (Season 2), 6.45 (Season 3), 6.58 (Season 4)

Seven Deadly Sins is one of the most popular shonen anime and manga series of the past few years.

This anime has been entertaining fans for years, and it has another sequel airing this year (2023.)

I know the anime’s rating has been going down year after year, mostly because the show’s animation is not doing justice to the manga. However, the manga, on the other hand, is a highly rated one with a good number of fans.

How is this an anime like Fullmetal Alchemist?

Both of the main characters are short yet powerful.

Both anime has incorporated the concept of “the seven sins” in their story.

Villains in both anime are overpowered and physically superior.

There are comedic elements in the fights.

The Seven Deadly Sins Official Trailer

7/10. Hunter x Hunter (Chimera Ant Arc)

Hunter x hunter

MAL Score – 9.11

Episodes – 148

Hunter x Hunter is one of the greatest shonen anime of all time, and it more than deserves a sequel. However, due to the manga author’s health condition, the story has been progressing very slowly to get another season.

Regardless, this anime is all about adventure, with a ton of action in it. You will absolutely fall in love with HxH World and its characters because the show is that good.

Especially, the latest Chimera ant arc anime is very similar to FMAB in terms of how dark it gets.

How is this an anime like Fullmetal Alchemist?

Similar to Fullmetal alchemist brotherhood, this anime arc has a dark theme.

Overpowered villains who are almost invincible.

In FMAB humans were used as an ingredient for the philosopher’s stone and it was used to create “Homunculus”, where as in HxH, the humans were used as food for the queen chimera ant, which in-turn produced chimera soldiers.

Hunter x Hunter Chimera Ant Arc Trailer

6/10. Attack on Titan

attack on titan - anime like fullmetal alchemist

Seasons – 3

MAL Score – 8.48 (Season 1), 8.43 (Season 2), 8.50 (Season 3 Part 1), and 9.10 (Season 3 Part 2).

Episodes – 59 (25+12+12+10)

There is not a soul in the anime community who has not heard of the legendary Attack on Titan series. With its final season going on, the epic story of this series is about to come to an end.

With a very unique and interesting plot, the story starts off in a fantasy world where our MC can turn into a titan.

But what sets this anime apart is that it progressively gets more complicated and dark as the series progresses.

How is this an anime like Fullmetal Alchemist?

Both the main characters lost their mothers which marked the very beginning of their dark and grim adventure.

The main characters refused to move on and dedicated their lives to revenge (AoT) and redemption (Fmab).

The main character’s father has his own secret backstory, like in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

The conspiracy has been going on for centuries in both the manga and anime.

Attack on Titan Trailer

5/10. Code Geass

code geass - anime like fullmetal alchemist

Seasons – 2

MAL Score – 8.76 (Season 1), 8.93 (Season 2)

Episodes – 50 (25+25)

Code Geass is easily one of the greatest anime series that I have ever seen.  There is no anime that is on par with Code Geass in terms of character building.

I remember absolutely falling in love with the main character’s personality and attitude, to the point that I rewatched the series five times. It was that good!

Maybe it had that effect on me since it was my first anime, but a lot of other fans agree with me, so this show is really worth watching.

How is this an anime like Fullmetal Alchemist?

This anime is probably the farthest from FMAB in terms of the settings, but it does have some similarities, like the main character’s personality.

The intent to go the extra miles for the sake of their sibling.

Both the main character and the antagonist lost something in order to gain something.

In both the anime, the government/the military is the villain.

Code Geass Season 1 Trailer

4/10. Demon Slayer

demon slayer - anime like fullmetal alchemist

MAL Score – 8.96

Episodes – 26

The Demon Slayer is the talk of the town these days. For some reason, this anime has become very popular in America and other Western countries.

This anime is all about demons and the people who sacrifice their lives fighting them.

While the plot of this anime might not be very great for a veteran fan who has watched a ton of similar shows, it is definitely beginner friendly.

With a great animation, beautiful voice overs and a dark plot, Demon Slayer definitely deserves a spot on this list of anime like FMAB.

How is this an anime like Fullmetal Alchemist?

Both the main characters are driven to save their sibling ( to bring back his brother’s body in fmab and to turn his sister back into a human in Demon Slayer).

Tragic backstories.

Both the anime give off a similar adventurous feel, as they travel from place to place in order to find a clue to save their sibling.

Similar to Fullmetal alchemist brotherhood, demon slayer has lighthearted moments every now and then.

Both anime have powerful villains who physically overwhelm the main characters.

Demon Slayer Official Trailer

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3/10. Blue Exorcist

blue exorcist - anime like fullmetal alchemist

Seasons – 2

MAL Score – 7.77 (Season 1), 7.62 (Season 2)

Episodes – 37 (25+13)

We are going back to the classics with this one. The Blue Exorcist was extremely popular a decade ago, with tons of fans.

There was a good reason for its popularity though. The main character was interesting and kind of relatable.  He had a personality that everybody liked.

Not to mention, the plot of this series about how the son of Satan fights against his father in order to save humans is a pretty amazing watch.

How is this an anime like Fullmetal Alchemist?

Both the anime portray the brotherly bond between the siblings and their relationship with their father.

Similar to Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, this anime has a great action theme with awesome animation.

Gives off a similar adventurous feel.

Both the MCs are special. Ed can use alchemy without a transmutation circle, whereas the main character in Blue exorcist is the son of Satan so he can use powerful attacks.

Blue Exorcist Official Trailer

2/10. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency

jojo part 2 battle tendency

MAL Score – 8.34

(Both JoJo part 1 and part 2 were released in the same season, that is, in Season 1)

Episodes – 26 (both parts 1 and 2)

JoJo part 2 is arguably one of the greatest parts in the Jojo’s bizarre adventure series. Especially because the MC’s personality is completely opposite that of Part 1’s MC.

In this part we get to see some ancient beings reserructed who aim to become immortals. These guys are so insanely powerful that none of the modern weapons work on them.

It is the job of our MC to fight these seemingly undefeatable villains. He has to learn the secret technique that has been passed down in his family to become strong enough to face these superhuman enemies.

How is this an anime like Fullmetal Alchemist?

Both the anime have immortal, physically superior villains.

Fullmetal Alchemist has the philosopher’s stone, while Jojo has the stone mask and the Red Stone of Aja.

Both the villains are trying to become perfect beings.

Jojo Part 2 has ripple energy which is similar to the alchemy used in FMAB.

Both the anime have a similar late-19th century setting.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency Trailer

1/10. D. Gray-man

D. Gray-man - anime like fullmetal alchemist

Seasons – 2

MAL Score – 8.13 (Season 1), 7.87 (Season 2)

Episodes – 116 (103+13)

At number 1 on this list we have D. Gray-man. This is such an underrated anime series that deserves more praise.

The story is about a boy named Allen Walker who has to fight demons and defeat the maker of these demons, the Millenial Earl.

However, these demons are literally death machines, and humans have no way to survive direct contact with them.

This is where a special organization that specializes in killing them comes in. They use the power of “innocence” to achieve this.

What’s more interesting is the MC’s past. The more the series reveals the truths about him, the more interesting it gets.

How is this an anime like Fullmetal Alchemist?

Both anime has a dark themed story line.

FMAB has alchemy, whereas D. Gray-man has the Innocence ability.

Both the main characters have a tragic backstory.

Both tried to bring someone back from the dead and paid a heavy price.

In Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, the humans were used to philosopher’s stone, where as in D. Gray-man, humans are used to make “akuma” – demons that work for the main villain, the Millennium Earl.

D. Gray-man Trailer

That’s it for this post! These are the greatest anime like Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood that you are sure to love!

Hope you found something new to watch (^^)

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