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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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Cast

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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Two brothers. One mission. See more »


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Fullmetal Alchemist  »

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(51 episodes)

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Trivia

Wrath is unique among the Humunculi because his own body was used for his transmutation; so he can never be weakened in the same way of the other Humunculi aside from making him use up the red stones in his body. See more »

Quotes

Edward Elric: And why would I do this for you?
Lust: Oh, but we're not asking, Full Metal...
[she picks up the Slicer's helmet and opens it]
Lust: We're telling. Do you know what happens to an attached soul... when you do this?
[she begins to remove the blood seal]
Edward Elric: You can't do that! He's still a human being!
Number 48, Slicer: Older Broher: Edward Elric... I...
[the helmet shatters. Lust drops the pieces and moves to Al's armor. She reaches her nail inside and prepares to remove his seal]
Lust: This won't take long.
Edward Elric: No! Please don't! He's my little brother! ...
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits of the first episodes, you see a close-up of Ed who "turns to the camera" and casts a faint smile. In the 7th episode though - a tragic one, Ed's smile breaks into a big grin while his eyes are shining like he's about to cry. See more »

Connections

Referenced in El Reviewer Random: Kaiji (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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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