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5 April 2009 (Japan) See more »
Two brothers lose their mother to an incurable disease. With the power of "alchemy", they use taboo knowledge to resurrect her... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 22 of 177)
Iemasa Kayumi ... Narration / ... (62 episodes, 2009-2010)

Vic Mignogna ... Edward Elric (61 episodes, 2009-2010)
Romi Pak ... Edward Elric (60 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kent Williams ... The Narrator / ... (60 episodes, 2009-2010)
Rie Kugimiya ... Alphonse Elric / ... (58 episodes, 2009-2010)
Maxey Whitehead ... Alphonse Elric (57 episodes, 2009-2010)
Shin'ichirô Miki ... Roy Mustang (46 episodes, 2009-2010)

Travis Willingham ... Roy Mustang (46 episodes, 2009-2010)
Colleen Clinkenbeard ... Riza Hawkeye / ... (41 episodes, 2009-2010)
Fumiko Orikasa ... Riza Hawkeye (40 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kenta Miyake ... Scar (37 episodes, 2009-2010)
J. Michael Tatum ... Scar (37 episodes, 2009-2010)
Yuki Hayashi ... Denny Brosh / ... (36 episodes, 2009-2010)
Megumi Takamoto ... Winry Rockbell (31 episodes, 2009-2010)
Caitlin Glass ... Winry Rockbell (31 episodes, 2009-2010)

Monica Rial ... May Chang / ... (30 episodes, 2009-2010)
Mai Goto ... May Chang (28 episodes, 2009-2010)
Hidekatsu Shibata ... King Bradley (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
Ed Blaylock ... Fuhrer King Bradley / ... (26 episodes, 2009-2010)
Mamoru Miyano ... Ling Yao (25 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kenji Utsumi ... Louis Armstrong / ... (25 episodes, 2009-2010)
Christopher Sabat ... Alex Louis Armstrong / ... (25 episodes, 2009-2010)
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Series Directed by
Yasuhiro Irie (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Tsutomu Yabuki (5 episodes, 2009)
Kiyomitsu Sato (4 episodes, 2009)
Hiroshi Iketomi (3 episodes, 2009)
Keiko Oyamada (3 episodes, 2009)
Ikuro Sato (3 episodes, 2009)
Takahiro Ikezoe (2 episodes, 2009)
Masahiro Sonoda (2 episodes, 2009)
Masao Ôkubo (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Writing credits
Hiromu Arakawa (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Hiroshi Ônogi (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
Michihiro Tsuchiya (14 episodes, 2009-2010)
Shotaro Suga (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
Seishi Minakami (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Yoneki Tsumura (7 episodes, 2009-2010)
Blair Rowan (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
John Burgmeier (2 episodes, 2009-2010)

Series Produced by
Justin Cook .... producer: FUNimation (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Gen Fukunaga .... executive producer: FUNimation (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Carly Hunter .... producer: FUNimation (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Nobuyuki Kurashige .... producer (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Hirô Maruyama .... producer (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Mike McFarland .... line producer: FUNimation (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Noritomo Yonai .... producer (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Ryo Ôyama .... producer (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Series Original Music by
Akira Senju (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Series Cinematography by
Mayuko Furumoto (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Yoshiyuki Takei (26 episodes, 2009)
Series Film Editing by
Takeshi Sadamatsu (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Series Art Direction by
Takeshi Satou (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Series Art Department
Shinji Aramaki .... design: transmutation circle / designer: army training camp (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kazushige Kanehira .... art designer (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Hiroki Kanno .... character design (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Satoko Nakao .... color setting / color design and inspection: opening staff (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Toi8 .... design: lane (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Yasuhiro Irie .... storyboard artist: opening staff / storyboard artist (16 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kenshiro Morii .... storyboard artist: ending staff (14 episodes, 2009)
So-shi .... storyboard artist: ending staff (14 episodes, 2009)
Iwao Teraoka .... storyboard artist (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Shinji Ishihira .... storyboard artist (8 episodes, 2009)
Minoru Ôhara .... storyboard artist (7 episodes, 2009-2010)
Yoshimitsu Ôhashi .... storyboard artist (7 episodes, 2009-2010)
Hitoshi Nanba .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
Tsutomu Yabuki .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
Masao Ôkubo .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2009)
Takahiro Ikezoe .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Nobuo Tomizawa .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Michio Fukuda .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2009)
Shin Misawa .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2009)
Katsumi Teratô .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2009)
Masahiro Andô .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2010)
Series Sound Department
Adrian Cook .... sound re-recording mixer (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Shizuo Kurahashi .... sound effects (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Masafumi Mima .... sound director (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Mike McFarland .... adr director / assistant adr director (56 episodes, 2009-2010)
Caitlin Glass .... adr director (15 episodes, 2009)
Series Visual Effects by
Niki Cooper .... post production assistant (58 episodes, 2009-2010)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Mayuko Furumoto .... photography: opening staff (14 episodes, 2009)
Yoshiyuki Takei .... photography: opening staff (14 episodes, 2009)
Series Animation Department
Hidenori Fukuoka .... key animator (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Yoshimichi Kameda .... key animator / key animator: opening staff (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Souichiro Sako .... key animator (38 episodes, 2009-2010)
Naomi Kaneda .... key animator: opening staff / key animator (26 episodes, 2009)
Shigeru Kimishima .... key animator (26 episodes, 2010)
Miyuki Abe .... inbetween checker: opening staff (14 episodes, 2009)
Tetsuro Aoki .... key animator: opening staff (14 episodes, 2009)
Hiroyuki Horiuchi .... key animator: opening staff (14 episodes, 2009)
Takahiro Ikezoe .... key animator: opening staff (14 episodes, 2009)
Yasuhiro Irie .... director: opening staff (14 episodes, 2009)
Satoshi Ishino .... key animator: opening staff (14 episodes, 2009)
Hiroki Kanno .... animation director: opening staff (14 episodes, 2009)
Toshihiro Kawamoto .... key animator: opening staff (14 episodes, 2009)
Hiroaki Magari .... key animator: ending staff (14 episodes, 2009)
Kenshiro Morii .... director: ending staff / key animator: ending staff (14 episodes, 2009)
Tomokatsu Nagasaku .... key animator: opening staff (14 episodes, 2009)
Madoka Ozawa .... key animator: opening staff (14 episodes, 2009)
Hajime Shimomura .... key animator: opening staff (14 episodes, 2009)
So-shi .... director: ending staff / key animator: ending staff (14 episodes, 2009)
Haruo Sotozaki .... key animator: opening staff (14 episodes, 2009)
Masako Tashiro .... key animator: opening staff (14 episodes, 2009)
Jun Shibata .... action animation director (14 episodes, 2010)
Yukiko Ban .... key animator (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Editorial Department
Ashley Rosse .... video editor (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Series Music Department
Hirohito Shinohara .... music producer (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Series Other crew
Masahiko Minami .... planning (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Yûji Shimomura .... supervisor (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kôji Taguchi .... planning (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Seiji Takeda .... planning (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Hiroshi Ônogi .... series composition (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Hideo Katsumata .... planning (50 episodes, 2009-2010)
Masuo Ueda .... planning (14 episodes, 2009)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hagane no renkinjutsushi" - Japan (original title)
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Japan:24 min (64 episodes)
Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:MA (some episodes) | Canada:G (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | New Zealand:R13 | New Zealand:M (volume 1) | South Korea:15 | South Korea:18 (original version) | UK:15 | USA:TV-14

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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 »
Movie Connections:
Remake of "Fullmetal Alchemist" (2003)See more »
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29 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Surpasses the original in almost every way, 23 June 2012
Author: Uncle_father_oscar from United States

This review is mainly meant for anyone who watched Fullmetal Alchemist and is either considering Brotherhood, has watched a few episodes and not liked it, or has read one of the negative reviews and was put off.

When I first heard about Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, I was skeptical. Seeing as the original Fullmetal Alchemist is the first anime I have ever completely watched and is the spark that ignited my obsessive love of anime that I have today, a redo seemed unnecessary to say the least. What could possibly be improved upon a show as fantastic as Fullmetal Alchemist?

With hesitation and doubt in my heart I started watching the series... and instantly hated it. I won't lie, my first impressions were not only that the show didn't live up to the original, but that it was also an abomination that was dancing on the grave of a greater show.

I cried, I screamed, I broke things, I didn't do any of the above because I'm exaggerating and not actually crazy, but I was still quite upset. The criticisms bubbled up inside me until I was frustratingly glaring at the TV appalled at such changes as Alphonse's voice actor, or a lack of the opening starting with the classic "in those days, we really believed..." lines from Al.

With each passing episode the insults to Fullmetal Alchemist seemed to grow, episodes that were lovingly crafted in the original series were apparently being lightly brushed on. Moments in the original that got me hooked fell flat in Brotherhood, and I was fed up and ready to write the letter of complaint to end all letters of complaint. But then, my eyes began to open.

Right around episode 13 where the plot of the two animes separates I started to think that this story might actually be good. As the episodes began to fly I realized that it wasn't good, it was great. After finishing the series I knew without a doubt in my mind that what I had witnessed was my favorite anime of all time. The story of Brotherhood is better than that of the original on so many levels that the two shows truly don't compare. After having my eyes opened I was forced to drop the rating that I gave to the original to an 8 simply because now I knew how much lost potential it had.

If you enjoyed the story of Fullmetal Alchemist, stick with Brotherhood and I guarantee you that you will not regret it. Not only is the plot and storyline vastly improved upon and more satisfying, the animation, music (in my opinion at least, some disagree), characters, and overall feel is far better.

Therefore, if you are a true fan of the original series don't give up on Brotherhood after only a few episodes like I was so tempted to do, it is a show that grows into something that will go down in history as one of the greats of animation history and you shouldn't miss out.

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