If you’re looking for an anime to fill the hole FMAB left in your heart, look no further. Because 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 times. It has all the elements one could expect from a story from action to comedy to emotions, it has it 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 any further ado, let’s jump into the listing!
- 1 Akame ga Kill
- 2 Magi
- 3 The Seven Deadly Sins
- 4 Hunter x Hunter (Chimera Ant Arc)
- 5 Attack on titan
- 6 Code Geass
- 7 Demon Slayer
- 8 Blue Exorcist
- 9 JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure part 2
- 10 D. Gray-man
Akame ga Kill
MAL Score – 7.75
Episodes – 24
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 an intent to become the “dog of the military” and later on finds what the military is actually scheming.
You can find characters with similar personality to the ones in FMAB.
Akame ga Kill! Trailer
Seasons – 3
MAL Score – 8.18 (Season 1),8.39 (Season 2),8.07 (Season 3)
Episodes – 63 (25+25+13)
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
The Seven Deadly Sins
Seasons – 2 finished + 1 ongoing (some consider the on going one is 4th season but I’m going with 3 seasons, like what they consider in Japan)
MAL Score – 8.20 (Season 1), 8.24 (Season 2)
Both the main characters are short, yet powerful.
Both anime has incorporated the concept of “the seven sins” in their story.
Villains in both the anime are overpowered and are physically superior.
Comedic elements in the fights.
The Seven Deadly Sins Official Trailer
Hunter x Hunter (Chimera Ant Arc)
MAL Score – 9.11
Episodes – 148
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
Attack on titan
Seasons – 3
MAL Score – 8.48 (Season 1), 8.43 (Season 2), 8.50 (Season 3 part 1), 9.10 (Season 3 part 2)
Episodes – 59 (25+12+12+10)
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 for revenge (AoT) and redemption(fmab)
The main character’s father has his own secret back story like in Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood.
The conspiracy has been going on for centuries in both the anime.
Attack on Titan Trailer
Seasons – 2
MAL Score – 8.76 (Season 1), 8.93 (Season 2)
Episodes – 50 (25+25)
This anime is probably the farthest from FMAB in terms of the settings, but it does have some similarity like the main character’s personality.
The intent to go the extra miles for the sake of their sibling.
Both the main character lost something in order to gain something.
In both the anime, the government/the military is the villain.
Code Geass Season 1 Trailer
MAL Score – 8.96
Episodes – 26
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).
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 has powerful villains who physically overwhelm the main characters.
Demon Slayer Official Trailer
Seasons – 2
MAL Score – 7.77 (Season 1), 7.62 (Season 2)
Episodes – 37 (25+13)
Both the anime portrays 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 MC 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
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure part 2
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 part 1 and 2)
Both the anime has immortal, physically superior villains.
Fullmetal alchemist has the philosopher’s stone, where as 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 has a similar late 19th century setting.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures Season 1 Trailer
Seasons – 2
MAL Score – 8.13 (Season 1), 7.87 (Season 2)
Episodes – 116 (103+13)
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 back story.
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.