When I ask this question I don't mean between fullmetal alchemist and fullmetal brotherhood. I mean witch do you watch as a series.

  • What do you mean by series? As far as I know there's only FMA and FMA:B and you can't "watch" manga. Have you seen the wiki page? – Hakase Sep 30 '16 at 19:29
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    Both Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood are series in and of themselves. If you're asking what order to watch the episodes in either serirs: in order? Start at episode one, then two and three, and do on until you've seen them all. – Cyberson Sep 30 '16 at 19:31
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    I'm really sorry people's trolling you. I checked some side materials and this is the correct order to watch the episodes: 9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1,20,19,18,17,16,15,14,13,12,11,10,30,29,28,27,26,25,24,23,22,21,40,39,38,37,36,35,34,33,32,31,51,50,49,48,47,46,46,44,43,42,41 You can apply it to pretty much every anime so don't forget the sequence – Lord Sep 30 '16 at 20:07
  • @Lord i don't think it's trolling more the fact that it's hard to understand what is being asked. not to mention i question your episode order because i have seen both and don't recall the last episode being set before any previous episodes timeline wise – Memor-X Oct 1 '16 at 0:36
  • @ Memor - X It was a joke... It would be really funny if the upvotes for that comment came from people that believe it's true but no... I'm sure people understand that's not the correct order to watch every anime as I suggested there... – Lord Oct 1 '16 at 0:57

Both series are in fact separate entities.

The series named simply Fullmetal Alchemist was created first and went in a very different direction from the source material once the basic premise was established. Brotherhood instead closely adapts the original manga in it's entirety.

Edward and Alphonse lost their respective parts trying to resurrect their mother, Scar and the Homunculi exist and both series start off in Lior but that's where the similarities end. Major details like the origins of the Homunculi and the overarching plot are entirely different.

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