The popular series that's lasted a decade with it's manga and two anime series: Fullmetal Alchemist
For those who have never seen or heard of it, here's a quote from Wikipedia:
The world of Fullmetal Alchemist is styled after the European Industrial Revolution. Set in a fictional universe in which alchemy is one of the most advanced scientific techniques known to man, the story follows the brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric, who want to restore their bodies after a disastrous failed attempt to bring their mother back to life through alchemy.I never read the manga myself, but I did watch both anime series.
When I first started the first series when I was getting into anime, I was amazed by the story,characters, and the many emotional moments that would pull on your heart strings. It was different than the more mainstream series like Dragon Ball Z and Naruto. It was what I would call mature. No not like adult or anything like that.
The reason there are two anime series is because the first one changes the story midway through while a the second one (called: Brotherhood) stays with the original story all the way till the very end.
Also the voice acting superb in both English and Japanese versions (of course I watched those subtitled).
It was a great series (one of my top favorites) and it's a shame to see it end but it's also nice to finally get some closure.
So if you would like to see the series yourself, check it out at: