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Hagane no renkinjutsushi 

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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:
 Narrator / ... 64 episodes, 2009-2010
Iemasa Kayumi ...
 Narrator / ... 64 episodes, 2009-2010
Muriel Hofmann ...
 Edward Elric (Animax Asia dub) / ... 64 episodes, 2009-2010
Lili Troncale ...
 Alphonse Elric (Animax Asia dub) 64 episodes, 2009-2010
 Edward Elric / ... 61 episodes, 2009-2010
 Roy Mustang / ... 46 episodes, 2009-2010
Kenta Miyake ...
Yuki Hayashi ...
 Denny Brosh / ... 35 episodes, 2009-2010
 May Chang / ... 30 episodes, 2009-2010
Megumi Takamoto ...
 Winry Rockbell 30 episodes, 2009-2010
 Additional Voices 28 episodes, 2009-2010
Mai Goto ...
 Shao May / ... 26 episodes, 2009-2010
 Alex Louis Armstrong / ... 27 episodes, 2009-2010
Hidekatsu Shibata ...
 King Bradley 27 episodes, 2009-2010


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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9 April 2009 (USA)  »

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood  »

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(64 episodes)

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(English-language version)| (Original Japanese)


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16:9 HD
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Isaac is a new, original character, not present in the FMA manga or the previous animated productions. He was expressly created for this new anime, and he was designed by 'Hiromu Arawawa' herself (the original creator). See more »


Referenced in Edge of Tomorrow (2014) See more »


Performed by SID
Lyrics by Mao
Music by Yuuya
Arrangement by SID and Akira Nishihira
(First ending theme, episodes #1-14)
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Best of all Anime and better than the earlier version
8 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

I have seen both versions of Fullmetal Alchemist (Brotherhood) and both are good. In the first version (Fullmetal Alchemist), the first half of the series is really good. The fight between Edward Elric & Roy Mustang and the State Alchemist test taken by Edward Elric are notable ones. In second half, the story takes lots of twists and turns and I find it's not as impressive as the first half.

The second version (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood) is stick to manga and has the soul of the original story. It is an all rounded anime with tightly knit fantastic storyline, dark at times, humorous, action packed and entertaining. In first half, character introduction, funny moments, action sequence, ends with almost no hope situation for our heroes. In second half, the story takes it's fast pace with more action and nail biting moments.

The decisions/resolutions taken by the Elric brothers at each step of their journey are clearly justified. All characters had their importance in the series, even the cute little panda and Yogi had their importance in moving the story forward. Usually when a character is introduced in the middle of a series, it stay far too superior/inferior to rest of the characters. But I like the way Olivier Mira Armstrong and Lin Yao gang introduced in the series.

Sometimes when I think of watching something, I start with any one particular scene in this series and end up watching the whole series until the very end. I don't remember how many times I watched it.

I have seen many anime in all genre (comedy, drama, action, adventure, thriller, bloody ones, etc.) and in my opinion, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is the best in overall. So I give 10 out of 10.

When people asks me to suggest something to watch, I recommend this series without blinking. Either they say Animation is for kids or series are lengthy to watch without knowing how Japanese anime differs from Western animation. I would say one thing, watch at least couple of episodes and then you will understand why I recommend this series.

Suggestion: The first episode is more of an quick introduction of main casts. The actual story starts in episode 2. So it is OK to skip episode 1. Japanese audio is better than English audio.

Other suggested Animes: Cowboy Bebop, Death Note, Code Geass, Steins Gate, Hunter X Hunter, Attack on Titans, Samurai Champloo, Great Teacher Onizuka, Parasyte, Ghost in the shell (both movies & series, have complex plot), Shigurui (only adults, watch only if you are OK with violence & sex)

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