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After watching FMA again, I couldn't help but notice the similarities:

  • The same ripple-like pattern.
  • Both related to godly powers.
  • Both related to balance (Yin-Yang/All-One)
  • Both related to life and death.

Rinnegan Eye of God

Is there a mythological or conceptual connection between the two? Is one based on the other?

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Although I can't find any reliable source, it seems that both are based on Saṃsāra :

The repeating cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth (reincarnation) within Hinduism, Buddhism, Bön, Jainism, and Yoga.

Source: Wikipedia

This represents both the Six Paths of Pain (also Rinne is the Japanese Name for Samsāra) and the "one is all, all is one"-thing in FMA (as seen in episode 12 of the 2009-anime).

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Not at all, both are different series in different scenarios. Anything related is because of the different meanings of our cultures that come from ancient myths.

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