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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 »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 17 of 133)
Aaron Dismuke ... Alphonse Elric (51 episodes, 2003-2004)

Vic Mignogna ... Edward Elric (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Romi Pak ... Edward Elric (50 episodes, 2003-2004)
Rie Kugimiya ... Alphonse Elric (50 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tôru Ohkawa ... Colonel Roy Mustang (31 episodes, 2003-2004)
Sonny Strait ... Lieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes / ... (31 episodes, 2003-2004)

Travis Willingham ... Colonel Roy Mustang (31 episodes, 2003-2004)
Keiji Fujiwara ... Lieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes (30 episodes, 2003-2004)

Kyle Hebert ... Warrant Officer Vato Falman / ... (26 episodes, 2003-2004)
Christopher Sabat ... Major Alex Louis Armstrong (26 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kenji Utsumi ... Major Alex Louis Armstrong (25 episodes, 2004)
Phil Parsons ... General Hakuro / ... (25 episodes, 2003-2004)
Takehiro Murozono ... Warrant Officer Vato Falman / ... (24 episodes, 2003-2004)
Shin Aomori ... Brigadier General Basque Grand (24 episodes, 2003-2004)
Jin Horikawa ... General Hakuro / ... (24 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kevin Connolly ... Master Sergeant Kain Feury (24 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tetsu Shiratori ... Master Sergeant Kain Fuery (23 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 Ohshima (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)
Kaori Komori .... animator: opening sequence (25 episodes, 2003-2004)
Shigeki Kudô .... animator: opening sequence (25 episodes, 2004)
Yutaka Nakamura .... animator: opening sequence / assistant animation director: 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)
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:
Maes Hughes:[Raving over his daughter] She's like my own little escort of cuteness!
Edward Elric:Glad to see you haven't changed, Major. Nice and insane.
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65 out of 78 people found the following review useful.
Top , non-Miyazaki, Anime, 26 June 2005
Author: eagleknight98 from Canada

This anime is about two gifted brothers who are intelligent, kind and ambitious. They live in a world where Alchemy, and subsequently Alchemist, is the law of the world (vs. science in ours). With alchemy, one can do wonders... repair broken items....change physical properties of a matter...etc. However, alchemy is bound to one rule....one cant take (or make) a thing without giving something in return. With this simple rule, the two brothers go in a maze of exciting adventures, meeting wonderful characters and even sometimes, respectable enemies. The anime is 51 episodes long, which might seem a little too long initially, yet fortunately...each and every episode will tie you to your seat and make you crave for more. Story line is good, a mix of brotherhood, friendship, love, humanity and (like any other anime) the effect of war on people, not to forget the hilarious moments this anime is mined with. Character development is excellent. Drawing is top notch and music is entertaining. Unfortunately, this anime is not concluded after 51 episodes. The movie, and hopefully the conclusion, is to be release 23rd July 2005. This anime is worth every second....a must see.

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