BROTHERHOOD IS BALM!!! lol. I just love brotherhood. the first series seems a bit ridiculouse to me. but thats just my opinion. pluse brotherhood follows the manga, and that was like watching it for the first time all over again. 3nodding
"I disliked the direction the manga took
so I preferred the first anime.
I liked the conclusion in Shambala better.
Plus the animation, pacing, and depth were all much greater than in Brotherhood.
All brotherhood really has going for it was "it follows the manga", which isnt a positive thing for me."
I haven't even seen a whole lot of Brotherhood, but for me, the first one was just so amazing. It helped me mature so much in my opinions on the world and the way I lived my life. It matured the way I thought. I definitely grew up with that series. It was wonderful. Deep. Raw. Real-life. I liked the bittersweet ending, too. it was so real. Just... it was amazing. It was so believable.