Re: Darker Than Black....Should I, or should I not?
First season is very much action-packed, you'll be getting fights all over the place there and seeing the different powers each character has is really something. I'd say that second season has by far the least intense action of the series but I felt it makes up for it with plot twists and character development. I will say that first season and second season do feel really different though so keep that in mind if you decide to watch it.
Originally Posted by R4mbl3
First season is much more episodic so there isn't really one particular "plot" or "goal" to follow, though over time you do learn more about the major characters and how they've developed up to that point through past experiences. Second season has a much more urgent sense of danger and story though.
Honestly I'd say Brotherhood is superior to DtB. Storywise, character development wise, varietywise, etc. The cast in Brotherhood is wider and has a lot more depth, whereas major DtB characters are pretty well developed but face what are largely expendable, crony enemies who matter for about 2 or 3 episodes and then die off with a few notable exceptions. If you're referring to the action, then that's debatable. I liked FMA's more if only because the alchemy allows for a lot of different combat styles even though it's largely the same abilities, not to mention the fights with characters like Wrath and Greed.
Originally Posted by OrochimaruFan
Of course, if you were talking about the first FMA anime then disregard everything I just said, I'd agree wholeheartedly.