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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Cast

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)
...
 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)
...
 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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Romi Pak, Rie Kugimiya, Kenji Utsumi, Hidekatsu Shibata, Kazuki Yao, Shouko Tsuda and Keiji Fujiwara are the only voice actors to reprise their original roles, while Yûji Ueda returns as the voice of Jean Havoc instead of Zolf Kimblee, and Nana Mizuki returns as Lan Fan instead of Wrath (not to be confused with King Bradley, as Wrath from the first anime was a completely different character and Bradley was instead the Homunculus Pride in that series). See more »

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Referenced in Edge of Tomorrow (2014) See more »

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Lyrics and Music by YUI
Arrangement by Hisashi Kondo
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A Fantastic Reboot
14 April 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having been an avid fan of the first Fullmetal Alchemist series, i was highly apprehensive on hearing about this reboot, but the more i found out about the series, the more excited i became. I've always been a fan of the Manga, and the new series is being based completely of the manga storyline. This had be hooked, so i waited nervously for the first episode.

The new series features better artwork that resembles Arakawa's style more closely than the last series. There is more humour, especially Ed transmuting a spear-head into his face. There is a new soundtrack, which admittedly, at times doesn't work greatly, but with some getting used too, i'm sure it will grow on me. Overall, i feel this series is a fantastic reboot, and is verging on turning Fullmetal Alchemist into the series it should always have been.


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