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Writers:
Shô Aikawa (episode)
Toshiki Inoue (episode)
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
6 November 2004 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The Philosophers' Stone: those who possess it, no longer bound by the laws of Equivalent Exchange in Alchemy, may gain without sacrifice, create without equal exchange. We searched for it, and we found it. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary »
Awards:
3 wins See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 20 of 190)

Vic Mignogna ... 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)

Travis Willingham ... Roy Mustang (32 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tôru Ohkawa ... Roy Mustang / ... (32 episodes, 2003-2004)
Colleen Clinkenbeard ... Riza Hawkeye / ... (29 episodes, 2003-2004)
Caitlin Glass ... Winry Rockbell / ... (28 episodes, 2003-2004)
Christopher Sabat ... Alex Louis Armstrong / ... (28 episodes, 2004)
Megumi Toyoguchi ... Winry Rockbell (27 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kenji Utsumi ... Alex Louis Armstrong / ... (27 episodes, 2004)

Laura Bailey ... 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)
Lydia Mackay ... Sloth / ... (21 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yuuko Satou ... Lust (21 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yoshino Takamori ... Sloth / ... (21 episodes, 2003-2004)
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Series Directed by
Seiji Mizushima (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Norimitsu Suzuki (50 episodes, 2003-2004)
Masahiro Andô (20 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yasuhiro Irie (13 episodes, 2003)
Tomoki Kyôda (12 episodes, 2004)
Yutaka Nakamura (9 episodes, 2004)
Kazuki Tsunoda (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
Masakazu Hashimoto (7 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kenji Yasuda (7 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tarô Iwasaki (6 episodes, 2004)
Tamaki Nakatsu (4 episodes, 2004)
Shingo Kaneko (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Shigeru Ueda (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Atsushi Otsuki (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Masakazu Amiya (1 episode, 2003)
Yoshito Hata (1 episode, 2003)
Jôhei Matsuura (1 episode, 2003)
Kentaro Nakamura (1 episode, 2003)
Jun Fukuda (1 episode, 2004)
Yoshinori Odaka (1 episode, 2004)
 
Series Writing credits
Shô Aikawa (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hiromu Arakawa (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Natsuko Takahashi (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
Akatsuki Yamatoya (5 episodes, 2004)
Toshiki Inoue (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Manabu Ishikawa (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Aya Yoshinaga (1 episode, 2003)

Joel Bergen (unknown episodes)
Jared Hedges (unknown episodes)
Mike McFarland (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Cindy Brennan Fukunaga .... executive producer: FUNimation (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Gen Fukunaga .... executive producer: FUNimation (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hideo Katsumata .... executive producer (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hirô Maruyama .... producer (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Masahiko Minami .... producer (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Seiji Takada .... executive producer (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Ryo Ôyama .... producer (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kôji Taguchi .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2003)

Justin Cook .... line producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Michiru Ôshima (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
 
Series Production Design by
Shinji Aramaki (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
 
Series Art Direction by
Kazuyuki Hashimoto (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Norifumi Nakamura (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
 
Series Art Department
Jun'ya Ishigaki .... design: chimera (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Shihoko Nakayama .... color key (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Iho Narita .... art designer (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Norimitsu Suzuki .... storyboard artist: ending sequence (37 episodes, 2004)
Masahiro Andô .... storyboard artist: opening sequence / storyboard artist (20 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tomoki Kyôda .... storyboard artist: opening sequence / storyboard artist (14 episodes, 2003-2004)
Seiji Mizushima .... storyboard artist: opening sequence / storyboard artist (11 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kenji Yasuda .... storyboard artist (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yutaka Nakamura .... storyboard artist: opening sequence (9 episodes, 2004)
Tarô Iwasaki .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 2004)
Shinsaku Sasaki .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Sôichi Masui .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2004)
Tamaki Nakatsu .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2004)
Shingo Kaneko .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kazuki Tsunoda .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Masaki Tachibana .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Shigeru Ueda .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Sound Department
Masafumi Mima .... sound director (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Colleen Clinkenbeard .... adr director (2 episodes, 2003)

Mike McFarland .... adr director: English version (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Jeffrey Miller .... digital compositor (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yasuhiro Irie .... 3d animation: opening sequence (13 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Animation Department
Hideki Fukushima .... mechanical designer (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yoshiyuki Itô .... character designer / animation director: opening sequence / ... (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kôji Sugiura .... main animator / animator: opening sequence / ... (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Takashi Tomioka .... main animator / animator: opening sequence / ... (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Miho Kobayashi .... color designer: opening sequence / cel painter: ending sequence (50 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yuko Yazaki .... animator: opening sequence / animation director (50 episodes, 2003-2004)
Norimitsu Suzuki .... animation director: ending sequence / animator: ending sequence (40 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yuko Hirasawa .... animator: opening sequence (34 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hideki Ito .... animator: opening sequence / animation director (31 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kazumi Inadome .... animator: opening sequence / animation director / ... (29 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hiroki Kanno .... animator: opening sequence / animation director (29 episodes, 2003-2004)
Shinji Suetomi .... animator: opening sequence / animator (29 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kanako Sassa .... animator: opening sequence (28 episodes, 2004)
Kumiko Takahashi .... animator: opening sequence / animation director (28 episodes, 2004)
Yutaka Nakamura .... animator: opening sequence / assistant animation director: opening sequence / ... (27 episodes, 2004)
Kaori Komori .... animator: opening sequence (25 episodes, 2003-2004)
Shigeki Kudô .... animator: opening sequence (25 episodes, 2004)
Tadashi Sakazaki .... animator: opening sequence (25 episodes, 2004)
Shigeyuki Suga .... animator: opening sequence (25 episodes, 2004)
Naoki Arakawa .... animator: opening sequence (16 episodes, 2004)
Masahiro Sato .... animator: opening sequence (16 episodes, 2004)
Masahiro Andô .... animator: opening sequence (13 episodes, 2003)
Yasuhiro Irie .... animation director: ending sequence (13 episodes, 2003)
Satoshi Ishino .... animator: opening sequence (13 episodes, 2003)
Toshihiro Kawamoto .... animator: opening sequence (13 episodes, 2003)
Tsunenori Saitô .... animator: opening sequence (13 episodes, 2003)
Chikashi Kubota .... animator: opening sequence (12 episodes, 2004)
Kazuo Nagai .... background artist: ending sequence (10 episodes, 2004)
Kôichi Hashimoto .... animator: opening sequence (9 episodes, 2004)
Hideki Kakita .... animator: opening sequence (9 episodes, 2004)
Shinya Uchida .... animator: opening sequence (9 episodes, 2004)
Yoshihiko Umakoshi .... animator: opening sequence (9 episodes, 2004)
Satoru Utsunomiya .... animator: opening sequence / key animator (9 episodes, 2004)
Takashi Watabe .... animator: opening sequence (9 episodes, 2004)
Shin'ichi Yamaoka .... animator: opening sequence (9 episodes, 2004)
You Yoshinari .... animator: opening sequence (9 episodes, 2004)
Takashi Mukouda .... animation director / animator (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kanami Sekiguchi .... animation director (7 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hiroko Oguri .... animation director (6 episodes, 2003-2004)
Naoko Nakamoto .... animation director (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yûichi Nakazawa .... animation director (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Eiko Saitô .... animation director / animator (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hiroyuki Imaishi .... key animator (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Makoto Koga .... animation director (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tomoaki Kado .... animation director (2 episodes, 2003)
Emi Honda .... key animator: Bee Train (2 episodes, 2004)
Kumiko Katou .... key animator: Bee Train (2 episodes, 2004)
Junichiro Taniguchi .... animation director (2 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Music Department
Hiroto Shinohara .... music production assistance: Sony Music Entertainment (51 episodes, 2003-2004)

Asian Kung-Fu Generation .... music performers: "Rewrite" (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Colleen Clinkenbeard .... adr director (2 episodes, 2003)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hagane no renkinjutsushi" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
24 min (51 episodes) | USA:30 min
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M (some epiosodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Canada:G (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | Canada:14+ (TV rating) | Finland:K-15 | New Zealand:M (some episodes) | New Zealand:PG (some episodes) | South Korea:12 (DVD rating) | UK:15 | UK:PG (4 episodes) | UK:12 (some episodes) | USA:TV-PG (DVD rating) | USA:TV-14 (cut)
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Trivia:
Dante's name in Latin means "Everlasting".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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Soundtrack:
Kesenai TsumiSee more »

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43 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Dear, Dear, anime fans who obsess over Naruto and Bleach-YOU HAVEN'T SEEN ANYTHING YET, 7 July 2007
Author: Eliza (Sydney) from United States

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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