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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' mother is dead and their father has long since abandoned them. Deciding to perform... See more »
Awards:
3 wins See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 23 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 / ... (35 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tôru Ohkawa ... Roy Mustang / ... (35 episodes, 2003-2004)
Christopher Sabat ... Alex Louis Armstrong / ... (31 episodes, 2004)
Kenji Utsumi ... Alex Louis Armstrong / ... (31 episodes, 2004)
Colleen Clinkenbeard ... Riza Hawkeye / ... (29 episodes, 2003-2004)
Caitlin Glass ... Winry Rockbell / ... (28 episodes, 2003-2004)
Megumi Toyoguchi ... Winry Rockbell (27 episodes, 2003-2004)

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)

Kyle Hebert ... Vato Falman / ... (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yasunori Matsumoto ... Jean Havoc / ... (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Sonny Strait ... Maes Hughes / ... (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Chris Cason ... Gluttony / ... (21 episodes, 2003-2004)
Lydia Mackay ... Sloth / ... (21 episodes, 2003-2004)
Takehiro Murozono ... Vato Falman / ... (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)
Yuichi 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:
Nearly every member of the military (Mustang, Hawkeye, Fury, Havoc, Hughes, and even Riza's dog, Black Hayate) is named after some type of mid-20th century military aircraft. Most of them are WWII-era airplanes. The exception to the aircraft rule is Bradley, who seems to be named after a modern APC, which was named after WW2 General Omar Bradley.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! Please don't take him away from me! I'm begging you!
[...]
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174 out of 187 people found the following review useful.
Changed my mind about Anime, 22 September 2005
Author: JayDSan from United States

I might as well just come right out and say it to start with--I have never been a fan of Anime. In general, I watch it if it happens to be on, but more as background noise than for the actual plot content. But this series changed my mind about all that.

The first few episodes I watched were on Adult Swim. I liked the idea of magic being explained in a (somewhat) scientific fashion, so I found recordings of the aired episodes online (with subtitles) with the intention of watching them whenever I was bored.

I say without shame that I, who have not watched more than a half hour of anime in a single sitting, watched all fifty-one episodes in a single sitting. And it had me sitting on the edge of my seat every time. When a few of the episodes were corrupted, I even edited the videos manually with a hex editor to get them to play properly.

I was really turned off to Anime originally because of the way the Japanese animators use frame rates. You only really need one or two frames per second to show movement--and this contrasts with the relatively constant frame rate in American cartoons. It can look rather ugly if you're not used to it. For action scenes, though, they bring out the full 30fps, and the sudden contrast between 2fps, with the character standing there, and 30fps, where the character is executing these stunning martial arts moves, is an incredible sight to see.

But I would like to say that this series is a complete series. The last episode does, in fact, contain the conclusion--no premature terminations here. Most anime contains a "Lead-out" which gives the viewer something to think about. It makes it seem more like the characters are still doing something, still living, even after the series is over. I must say that makes the end of the series even harder to bear, because believe it or not, it's like saying goodbye to a close friend.

This series has definitely had a major impact on me. It is worth the time (or money) to acquire it. I wouldn't recommend watching all fifty-one episodes together like I did. The intrigue of the plot is intended to hit the viewers like a hammer, and it keeps them coming back week after week. If you watch them all together, it begins and ends so quickly you feel like you've been hit by a truck when it finally DOES end.

Full Metal Alchemist is a prime example of excellent story writing. It'll make you laugh and maybe even make a few of you cry, but one thing it won't do is leave you disappointed.

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