Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
As far as sprawling character-driven adventures go, you’d be hard-pressed to find one more gripping than the journey of Edward and Alphonse Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. The Elric brothers try to bring their dead mother back to life, using forbidden alchemy and pay a tormenting physical and mental price. The brothers set out to find a way to restore what was lost. Their journey to redemption, while dark and fascinating, also has lots of comedic moments and extremely lovable characters. While there’s some debate over which one’s better, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood adheres more closely to the manga, and arguably weaves a more cohesive and gripping narrative than the original 2003 series.