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Fullmetal Alchemist 

Hagane no renkinjutsushi (original title)
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The Elric brothers' deciding to perform a forbidden human transmutation to bring their dead mother back, they end up losing their bodies. Now Edward must find the chemical privileges to restore their body back.
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 Edward Elric (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Aaron Dismuke ...
 Alphonse Elric (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Romi Pak ...
 Edward Elric / ... (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Rie Kugimiya ...
 Alphonse Elric / ... (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Roy Mustang (33 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tôru Ohkawa ...
 Roy Mustang / ... (33 episodes, 2003-2004)
Caitlin Glass ...
 Winry Rockbell / ... (29 episodes, 2003-2004)
Colleen Clinkenbeard ...
 Riza Hawkeye / ... (29 episodes, 2003-2004)
Christopher Sabat ...
 Alex Louis Armstrong / ... (28 episodes, 2004)
Megumi Toyoguchi ...
 Winry Rockbell (28 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kenji Utsumi ...
 Alex Louis Armstrong / ... (28 episodes, 2004)
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 Lust / ... (25 episodes, 2003-2004)
Michiko Neya ...
 Riza Hawkeye (25 episodes, 2003-2004)
Mike McFarland ...
 Jean Havoc / ... (23 episodes, 2003-2004)
Ed Blaylock ...
 King Bradley / ... (23 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yasunori Matsumoto ...
 Jean Havoc / ... (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Chris Cason ...
 Gluttony / ... (21 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Sloth / ... (21 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yuuko Satou ...
 Lust (21 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yoshino Takamori ...
 Sloth / ... (21 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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The search for the Philosopher's stone continues! See more »


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Certain characters from both the anime and the manga have the same names and faces but different origins to their stories. (I.e., in the manga Homunculi can only be made by Father. In the anime, they're the result of failed human transmutation. Etc.) The Elric brothers' father Hohenheim, is unique among these characters as his origins were vastly different from either story and his name was different. In this anime, Hohenheim of light was the first Alchemist to create a Philospher's stone and began jumping bodies in order to live longer. In the manga and second anime, Von Hohenheim was a slave who was "gifted" with an immortal body through the Philospher's stone that was bestowed upon him by Father. See more »

Quotes

Edward Elric: [Liore residents call him shorty] Shorty? Can a shorty do this? What else do you want to call me, a half-pint, beanstalk, midget? I'm still-grown you backwater desert idiots!
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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 »

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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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A story with an ending no one I know could even guess
10 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This series has one of the most amazing endings I've ever seen...ANYWHERE. Out the half dozen other people I know who've seen the entire series, not one of us was able to even come close to guessing the ending. FMA reminds me a bit of Harry Potter just in that, in both series, you have 1) child prodigies, 2) engrossing character growth and plot development, and 3) a story that individuals of all ages can appreciate and enjoy. One thing I appreciated and enjoyed very much about the series is that it's like one long fable--there's moral after moral after moral. As a side-note, it's one of the only animes that I've seen which spans several years, allowing for a lot more character growth and focus on the players in the story than is typically seen in most animes. Probably the single best anime that I've ever seen, and certainly in my Top 10 favorite stories of all time. Like Harry Potter though, it may at first appear to be a kids' story, but toward the end it's oriented more toward adults. Highly recommended.


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