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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 »
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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:
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:Be careful, brother! He's a homunculi just like the others!
Edward Elric:[talking over Greed] I see, no wonder...
[Ed starts attacking Greed's men]
Greed:[holding up Izumi by her collar] Hey, listen, I've got a hostage here. Is everyone forgetting about that? Come on, isn't anybody paying attention here! Hellooo?
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52 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
I'm not the biggest fan of anime, but I can tell you - this is an excellent series, 15 October 2005
Author: kaboomzor from United States

When I had heard that Fullmetal Alchemst, one of the most popular cartoons in Japan was coming to America, I must admit, I was a bit excited.

I had heard about it many times form several of my friends who were die-hard fans of anime of any kind. I myself am not a particularly big fan of anime - I enjoy one every so often, but this absolutely blew me away.

The tragic story is of the two Elric brothers, Edward and Alphonse ("Al" for short). In a tragic accident, their mother is killed. Devastated, the boys decide to use the ancient art of Alchemy to bring her back to life - but there's one complication: The main rule of Alchemy. This rule of "Equivalent exchange" states that "Nothing can be gained without first losing something of equal value." The boys succeed in resurrecting their mother, but at a horrible cost - Edward's left leg is taken, as is Al's body. Desperate to restore his brother's life, Edward uses his own blood to inscribe an Alchemic circle in a suit of armor, binding Alphonse's soul to the metal. In doing so, he makes yet another sacrifice - his right arm is lost to the demons of the abyss.

To recap - Ed loses his right arm and right leg, and Alphonse's body is taken. Now, you'd think that would be an equivalent enough exchange - two body parts and a whole body for their mother's life. But then you'd be wrong, of course. The thing they bring back is not their mother, but an inhuman creature composed of hastily put-together body parts - something that is human and yet not human. An abomination that cannot move or think on its own. From that point on, Ed and Al set out to learn the secret of "Human Transmutation," the one Alchemic skill that would have any hope of bringing back their mother. But at a cost that they may be unwilling to accept...

Overall, the series is gripping. Well-written dialogue, intense plot, and the best voice acting I've heard in a television series in a long time. Vic Mignogna, the actor who plays Ed in the American cast is absolutely brilliant - the voice he provides is believable and emotionally charged, a task most voice actors tend to fail miserably at. Aaron Dismuke, the voice of the 14-year-old Alphonse is excellent as well - not only does the irony of an adolescent voice coming from a six-foot-tall suit of armor succeed in getting a few chuckles, but the voice represents the character well. The voice acting brings the characters to life in a way that no other anime ever has before.

Overall, it's an incredible series. I'd recommend this to anime fans, and fans of fantasy or sci-fi of any kind (unless you just can't stand Japanese cartoons). FullMetal Alchemist is definitely one of the best television series out there.

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