I would have to say that the series is better than the movie unless I'm really interseted in seeing the movie more than the series.
According to me movies are the best and more entertaining then series. Series are really long and having lots of episodes. One can easily get bored of it.
"the past is full of crap from then, the present is full of shit from now and the future is full of nothing at all"
It comes down to how big of an investment you want to make. You watch a series if you want to get into the anime in depth, and you watch the movie if you're just trying to get to the main points. There's no overall better, it's about how much of your time you wanna give that world and the characters in it. How much do you care?
I would have to say, in my own personal experience, that the series are usually better than the movies.
Just the storyline is better.
Perhaps it may have better animation depending but.. I dunno.
-".. Chase the morning, yield for nothing."
well i really haven't seen either the inuyasha movie(s) or the FMA but the naruto and bleach series are way better than the movies. in my opinion the movies really suck. it's like the creators are trying to capture the sensitiveness and funniness of the series but only get half way there.
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