Fullmetal Alchemist (2003–2004)
"Hagane no renkinjutsushi" (original title)

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Aaron Dismuke ...
 Alphonse Elric (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Edward Elric (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Romi Pak ...
 Edward Elric (50 episodes, 2003-2004)
Rie Kugimiya ...
 Alphonse Elric (50 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tôru Ohkawa ...
 Colonel Roy Mustang (31 episodes, 2003-2004)
Sonny Strait ...
 Lieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes / ... (31 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Colonel Roy Mustang (31 episodes, 2003-2004)
Keiji Fujiwara ...
 Lieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes (30 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Warrant Officer Vato Falman / ... (26 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kenji Utsumi ...
 Major Alex Louis Armstrong (25 episodes, 2004)
Phil Parsons ...
 General Hakuro / ... (25 episodes, 2003-2004)
Christopher Sabat ...
 Major Alex Louis Armstrong (25 episodes, 2003-2004)
Takehiro Murozono ...
 Warrant Officer Vato Falman / ... (24 episodes, 2003-2004)
Shin Aomori ...
 Brigadier General Basque Grand (24 episodes, 2003-2004)
Jin Horikawa ...
 General Hakuro / ... (24 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kevin Connolly ...
 Master Sergeant Kain Feury (24 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tetsu Shiratori ...
 Master Sergeant Kain Fuery (23 episodes, 2003-2004)
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The Elric brothers' mother is dead and their father has long since abandoned them. Deciding to perform a forbidden human transmutation to bring their mother back, they end up losing their bodies. Now Edward must join the military in order to gain certain alchemical privileges, with his one goal being to restore his brother to his original state. But with war on the horizon it's only a matter of time before they are both forced to question their morals and ultimately decide the value of human life. Written by Anonymous

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Nearly every member of the military (Mustang, Hawkeye, Fury, Havoc, Hughes, and even Riza's dog, Black Hayate) is named after some type of mid-20th century military aircraft. Most of them are WWII-era airplanes. The exception to the aircraft rule is Bradley, who seems to be named after a modern APC, which was named after WW2 General Omar Bradley. See more »

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Alphonse Elric: Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is alchemy's first law of equivalent exchange. In those days, we really believed that to be the world's one and only truth.
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In the dubbed version, Episode 25: "Words of Farewell" has a different ending than the usual song, "Move Across the Door" (Second Ending Theme) by YeLLOW Generation, and ending sequence with no previews, instead, the ending song is a militaristic drum beat and the credits are shown against a black background. See more »

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Tobira no Mukou he
(To the Other Side of the Door)
Second ending theme (episodes #14-25)
Performed by YeLLOW Generation
Music by Kôsuke Morimoto
Lyrics by YeLLOW Generation
Arrangement by Seikô Nagaoka
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26 June 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This anime is about two gifted brothers who are intelligent, kind and ambitious. They live in a world where Alchemy, and subsequently Alchemist, is the law of the world (vs. science in ours). With alchemy, one can do wonders... repair broken items....change physical properties of a matter...etc. However, alchemy is bound to one rule....one cant take (or make) a thing without giving something in return. With this simple rule, the two brothers go in a maze of exciting adventures, meeting wonderful characters and even sometimes, respectable enemies. The anime is 51 episodes long, which might seem a little too long initially, yet fortunately...each and every episode will tie you to your seat and make you crave for more. Story line is good, a mix of brotherhood, friendship, love, humanity and (like any other anime) the effect of war on people, not to forget the hilarious moments this anime is mined with. Character development is excellent. Drawing is top notch and music is entertaining. Unfortunately, this anime is not concluded after 51 episodes. The movie, and hopefully the conclusion, is to be release 23rd July 2005. This anime is worth every second....a must see.


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