Fullmetal Alchemist: Live Action Vs. Anime Comparison

Live-action versions of anime have been increasingly popular, or at least more widely talked about, in recent years. From Netflix’s Death Note to Ghost in the Shell with Scarlett Johansson, more and more fan-favorite anime are getting high-profile live-action adaptations.

The latest is Fullmetal Alchemist, which is now available to stream on Netflix. The Netflix library has both the original Fullmetal Alchemist anime as well as Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, which is often considered the must-watch version. As such, we decided to compare characters, certain scenes, and that chimera between Brotherhood and the live-action film.

Click ahead to see an image from the anime followed by the comparison from the live-action version. We’ve kept spoilers to a minimum, so you’ll be fine as long as you’ve seen the first four or five episodes of Brotherhood.

For more on Fullmetal Alchemist, be sure to read our review. You can also check out our list of the best anime available on Netflix and our top 10 anime of 2017 if you’re looking for more to watch.