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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 - 26 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 / ... (36 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tôru Ohkawa ... Roy Mustang / ... (36 episodes, 2003-2004)
Christopher Sabat ... Alex Louis Armstrong / ... (32 episodes, 2004)
Kenji Utsumi ... Alex Louis Armstrong / ... (32 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)
Sonny Strait ... Maes Hughes / ... (24 episodes, 2003-2004)
Mike McFarland ... Jean Havoc / ... (23 episodes, 2003-2004)
Ed Blaylock ... King Bradley / ... (23 episodes, 2003-2004)

Kyle Hebert ... Vato Falman / ... (23 episodes, 2003-2004)
Keiji Fujiwara ... Maes Hughes / ... (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Takehiro Murozono ... Vato Falman / ... (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tetsu Shiratori ... Kain Fuery / ... (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yasunori Matsumoto ... Jean Havoc / ... (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kevin Connolly ... Kain Fuery / ... (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)
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:
Alphonse Elric:Brother, it turns out the Philosopher's Stone may very well be real. But all the clues we need to finding it are off limits to everyone except State Alchemists. Since I no longer have a mortal shell, I can't feel the terror you felt, thinking you were going to die. It must have been very painful and lonely. I want my body back Brother. I want to be able to feel what you felt, to feel human again. If we find the Philosopher's Stone, I can have that.
Edward Elric:When I was certain he was going to kill me, my mind went blank, and I didn't have any hope anymore. All I could do was scream my lungs out. I felt so helpless, I couldn't even bring myself to believe someone might save me. And then you showed up Al, and I realized that if we don't take care of each other then no one else will...
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39 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
My favorite Anime, 8 August 2006
Author: aw58 from United States

I was sick last year (2005 this is '06) for three days straight. So as a result I ended up 'channel surfing' all day and all night. I didn't get ANY sleep.

Eventually I turned the channel onto Adult Swim. Mostly because I had seen the title Full Metal Alchemist and was drawn in. I remembered the myths about alchemy although vaguely mostly from random books I had read.

The episode I ended up watching was the exam episode which should've been the actual beginning to the series but is actually around the third or fourth episode.

And was hooked. I had thought that anime was a useless Japanese art form. Man was I wrong! Intriguing storyline AND amazing animation. This was an aspiring animators dream world.

I ended up spending the rest of the year watching all the episodes on Adult Swim...I'd even wake up in the morning and think Full Metal Alchemist's on tonight! And plan my day accordingly. I also ended up buying the Manga which if you have cash to burn and love the series you should do so.

The story itself is pretty straightforward at first and seems almost like Inu Yasha where there's the same premise behind every episode but that's only for a little while until you know the characters and than it starts adding to the background situations starts to show whats really going on and whats really behind their quest.

The animation in itself just adds to the story with the rich backgrounds and the amazing fights.

Overall this would be a good anime to start with if your looking for one. There's only 51 episodes, a movie -Full Metal Alchemist and the Conqueror of Shamballa- and a couple of games so it won't burn too big of a hole in your pocket.

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