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Fullmetal Alchemist 

Hagane no renkinjutsushi (original title)
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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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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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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

The "introduction to alchemy" book in the 3rd episode is actually a dungeons and dragons book with a transmutation circle in it. See more »

Quotes

[after blowing open wall of Lab 5]
Scar: Full Metal Alchemist! Take your brother and get out of here!
Edward Elric: I don't need your help!
Scar: Maybe not, but your younger brother needs you.
Edward Elric: Let's go!
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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 »

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Music by ak.homma
Lyrics by Haruichi Shindô
Arrangement by ak.homma & Porno Graffiti
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Dear, Dear, anime fans who obsess over Naruto and Bleach-YOU HAVEN'T SEEN ANYTHING YET
7 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

If I were to pick one word to describe FullMetal Alchemist, Hagane no renkinjutsushi, it would amazing, or ohmygod, or simply just a drop of the jaw and "wow." But that wouldn't do something this great justice. For those of you have heard this series can't compare with Naruto and Bleach, no, it can't, it's 100x better. This series will make you laugh, feel a very deep compassion for the characters, want to make you scream in rage, make you want to scream with happiness, and yes, even cry. Yeah. I cried a couple times. And the plot, oh yes, the plot. It's one of the best I've ever seen. Some might say it's too dark, I disagree, it's just honest. It explains that what's gone is gone, and we can't bring it back, people die for a reason, people die for no reason, life isn't fair, you only get what you give, all good things come to an end and we can only make the best of what we're given. Now the Characters, from Edward to Envy, Winry to Hughes, Scar to Rose, Riza to Roy, all characters have something special about them, and it will make you feel a deep compassion for them, weather it's Edward or Roy. Each character is developed and deep to it's full extent. The music is great, the Japanese voice actors are amazing, and the English Dub is one of the best I've seen. In short: If your an anime fan, or just dipping your toes, FullMetal Alchemist is a showcase of wonderful characters and plot, action, drama, tears and laughs.


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