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Fullmetal Alchemist 

Hagane no renkinjutsushi (original title)
When a failed alchemical ritual leaves brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric with severely damaged bodies, they begin searching for the one thing that can save them; the fabled philosopher's stone.
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Series cast summary:
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Aaron Dismuke ...
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 Edward Elric / ... 51 episodes, 2003-2004
Rie Kugimiya ...
 Alphonse Elric / ... 51 episodes, 2003-2004
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Tôru Ohkawa ...
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 Riza Hawkeye / ... 29 episodes, 2003-2004
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 Winry Rockbell / ... 29 episodes, 2003-2004
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 Alex Louis Armstrong / ... 28 episodes, 2004
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 Alex Louis Armstrong / ... 28 episodes, 2004
Megumi Toyoguchi ...
 Winry Rockbell 28 episodes, 2003-2004
Michiko Neya ...
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Yûko Satô ...
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 King Bradley / ... 23 episodes, 2003-2004
Yasunori Matsumoto ...
 Jean Havoc / ... 22 episodes, 2003-2004
Chris Cason ...
 Gluttony / ... 21 episodes, 2003-2004
Yoshino Takamori ...
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Storyline

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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(51 episodes)

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Trivia

This anime's storyline originally started off based on the manga. However, due to the FMA chapters being released more slowly in Japan (unlike most other manga series), the last half focused on an original plotline to help finish the storyline; along with the later release of Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (2005). The later release of Hagane no renkinjutsushi (2009) would officially reboot the story in order to completely follow the original manga storyline See more »

Quotes

Number 48, Slicer: Older Broher: No, you don't understand. You must destroy us.
Slicer: Young Brother: He's right. You must destroy us. There is nothing for the defeated but death that is our rule.
Edward Elric: I'm not killing anyone. That's not what I do.
Number 48, Slicer: Older Broher: You're too kind with your words. Calling us anyone, not anything. As if we could still be called human in this twisted state. I didn't say kill, I said destroy. Destroy these thing's we've become.
Edward Elric: To do that, I'd have to admit you weren't human. And for me to do that, I'd have to admit the same of my brother ...
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Remade as Hagane no renkinjutsushi (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Merissa
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First opening theme (episodes #2-13)
Performed by Porno Graffiti
Music by ak.homma
Lyrics by Haruichi Shindô
Arrangement by ak.homma & Porno Graffiti
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The Greatest Anime Series I Have Seen
18 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

It has been 2 weeks since I have finished this series and the ending is still lingering with me. I heard that this was an excellent series from a friend so I decided to check it out myself. Well, all I can say is that FMA has exceeded all my expectations and have become my favorite anime in recent years. It has actually surpassed my other favorites including Neon Genesis, Cowboy Bebop, Berserk, Escaflowne, GTO, and even Gungrave which is second on my list. The writer and director of this series has such a wonderful imagination. I just don't know how they come up w/ these ideas. The voice acting (Japanese), writing, animation, music, and action is awesome. I just can't praise FMA enough. This is definitely a journey worth taking for all those looking for a good anime.


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