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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood 

Hagane no renkinjutsushi (original title)
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)
Romi Pak ...
 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 / ... (36 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)
Kenji Utsumi ...
 Alex Louis Armstrong / ... (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
Hidekatsu Shibata ...
 King Bradley (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
...
 Ling Yao (26 episodes, 2009-2010)
Tia Lynn Ballard ...
 Shao May / ... (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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This is the first Fullmetal Alchemist related anime to not have Aaron Dismuke as the voice of Alphonse in the English dub. This is due to his voice changing from puberty after the dubbing of the first series and was replaced by Maxey Whitehead. However he is still part of the cast as the voice of Young Van Hohenheim in Episode 40. Making this the first time he voices a Fullmetal Alchemist character who isn't Alphonse. See more »

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Lyrics by Kaname Kawabata
Music by Jonas Myrin, Peter Kvint and Kôtarô Egami
Arrangement by Yûsuke Itagaki
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Just might be the perfect mainstream series
7 December 2009 | by (Culver City, California) – See all my reviews

Fullmetal Alchemist is, in a way, unique. It is very much a mainstream series, with the appeal of a huge cast of unique characters, action that commonly involves special powers, a fairly straight forward story with some mostly obvious symbolism, and a mix of comedy, action, drama, and even some romance. These are all common staples of long running anime series that lean towards a more commercial and public appeal. And yet, for a mainstream series, it manages to continually surprise with a very mature and serious tone. There is a great deal of tragedy and some moments are even frightening and memorable. Few series achieve such a perfect balance of mainstream entertainment and gut wrenching drama and tragedy.

Such was what I discovered when I first laid my eyes on the original FMA series. And yet, for all it's greatness, it began to flounder in it's second season. As many series do, it took on its own form and story, and it was at that point that it started to lose its charm. So, Bones did the smart thing. They remade it. For most series, this would be pointless, but for FMA, it's very much welcome. Five years after the original series ended and the manga has had time to grow, this new FMA is better looking, paced better, and follows the manga, expanding the plot in a better direction.

It's hard not to like anything about this new FMA. The action is fantastic and looks great, as it always did. We aren't subjected to single shots or poorly edited sequences. All the action is displayed and wonderfully animated. Likewise, all the charm is here as well, from the more serious scenes that fans will remember to the humor which is consistent and still funny. Bones took everything good about the original series and threw out all the bad, replacing those particulars with higher quality details. In a sense, it even feels like a new anime, and by episode 13, it has gone in a completely new direction.

A better developed story and characters, superior animation, and fantastic details. These are what make the new FMA an instant new-age classic. Like FMA was the first time around, the new FMA will be one of the top anime to watch out for in the states.


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