...What? FMA brotherhood is not a remake, it's the anime version of the actual manga. The original Fullmetal Alchemist anime sort of followed the story up to a point, and then it just completely diverged into its own thing.
FMA Brotherhood is a Remake of the Orginal FMA Anime, but with acutal Manga-Story.
I wouldn't really call it a remake. The original anime was great because the studio thought it'd be a good idea to go into original story instead of filler (and given the time FMA ran, I'm glad they did that). Brotherhood IS more of a faithful manga adaptation than a remake of the first anime.
That said, I hope Bleach at least finishes this arc before going into filler - even if it's a long filler.
Fullmetal Alchemist - you shall be missed. Arakawa; take a bow
Originally Posted by Arceus
... I just recognize the incomparable talents of Kubo Tite - KING OF STALLING.
Both the original FullMetal Alchemist and FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood follow the manga. The difference is that the original anime was based on the writer's notes and she decided to completely alter her own approach. Even in the manga you'll see a complete style break compared to pre-Hughes era.
For Bleach: They can easily finish the winter war and go into fillers after that.