Two brothers search for a Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their deceased mother goes awry and leaves them in damaged physical forms.
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Series cast summary:
Kent Williams ...
 Narrator / ... (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Iemasa Kayumi ...
 Narrator / ... (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Edward Elric / ... (61 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Edward Elric / ... (61 episodes, 2009-2010)
Rie Kugimiya ...
 Alphonse Elric / ... (59 episodes, 2009-2010)
Maxey Whitehead ...
 Alphonse Elric / ... (57 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Roy Mustang (46 episodes, 2009-2010)
Shin'ichirô Miki ...
 Roy Mustang / ... (46 episodes, 2009-2010)
Colleen Clinkenbeard ...
 Riza Hawkeye / ... (45 episodes, 2009-2010)
Fumiko Orikasa ...
 Riza Hawkeye (41 episodes, 2009-2010)
J. Michael Tatum ...
 Scar / ... (39 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kenta Miyake ...
 Scar / ... (39 episodes, 2009-2010)
Yuki Hayashi ...
 Denny Brosh / ... (35 episodes, 2009-2010)
Caitlin Glass ...
 Winry Rockbell / ... (30 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 May Chang / ... (30 episodes, 2009-2010)
Megumi Takamoto ...
 Winry Rockbell (30 episodes, 2009-2010)
Scott Freeman ...
 Additional Voices (28 episodes, 2009-2010)
Mai Goto ...
 May Chang (28 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Alex Louis Armstrong / ... (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
Ed Blaylock ...
 King Bradley (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
Tia Lynn Ballard ...
 Shao May / ... (26 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kenji Utsumi ...
 Alex Louis Armstrong / ... (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
Hidekatsu Shibata ...
 King Bradley (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Ling Yao (26 episodes, 2009-2010)
Mamoru Miyano ...
 Ling Yao (26 episodes, 2009-2010)
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Two brothers lose their mother to an incurable disease. With the power of "alchemy", they use taboo knowledge to resurrect her. The process fails, and as a toll for using this type of alchemy, the older brother, Edward Elric loses his left leg while the younger brother, Alphonse Elric loses his entire body. To save his brother, Edward sacrifices his right arm and is able to affix his brother's soul to a suit of armor. With the help of a family friend, Edward receives metal limbs - "automail" - to replace his lost ones. With that, Edward vows to search for the Philosopher's Stone to return the brothers to their original bodies, even if it means becoming a "State Alchemist", one who uses his/her alchemy for the military. Written by Anonymous

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After parting ways with Father, Hohenheim eventually traveled to Xing and combined Alchemy with their medicinal teachings which lead to the healing science of Alkahestry. See more »

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Referenced in El Reviewer Random: Kaiji (2012) See more »

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Lyrics by Miho Fukuhara
Music by Miho Fukuhara and Hiroo Yamaguchi
Arrangement by Hyoue Yasuhara
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Most well-done anime ever
17 April 2011 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

OK,seeing as this is my favorite anime, I'll try not to be subjective, but OMG, this is the best anime ever!!!

Just kidding, but still this is absolutely one of the greats. It has profound characters, an awesome and unpredictable story and has some of the best anime scenes I ever saw.

As for watching the subbed or the dubbed version, my opinion is that in almost all cases the subbed is better and in one the dubbed( Dbz). I guess the dubbed is also watchable, but it won't catch nearly the same feeling the Japanese version gives.

Now that thats discussed the only problem is the new vs old issue. I watched brotherhood first and as a result I found incomparable in quality and story to the old version. Again this may be only me, or others who watched the old version first may have different opinions (which I won't ever understand), but nonetheless you should still watch this version even if you watched the first one or not because even if you don't find it as good as the old one you will still find it a great anime, and this I can guarantee.


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