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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood: Season 1: Episode 59 -- After learning of Hughes's fate, Ed and Al are ravaged by sadness and guilt. Envy still hides in plain sight among the State Alchemists, and another Homunculus is on the verge of infiltrating their ranks as well.

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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
5 April 2009 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Very solid, entertaining all the way through See more (51 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 23 of 251)
Kent Williams ... Narrator / ... (64 episodes, 2009-2010)
Iemasa Kayumi ... Narrator / ... (64 episodes, 2009-2010)

Vic Mignogna ... Edward Elric / ... (60 episodes, 2009-2010)
Romi Pak ... Edward Elric / ... (60 episodes, 2009-2010)
Rie Kugimiya ... Alphonse Elric / ... (58 episodes, 2009-2010)
Maxey Whitehead ... Alphonse Elric / ... (56 episodes, 2009-2010)

Travis Willingham ... Roy Mustang (45 episodes, 2009-2010)
Shin'ichirô Miki ... Roy Mustang / ... (45 episodes, 2009-2010)
Colleen Clinkenbeard ... Riza Hawkeye / ... (44 episodes, 2009-2010)
Fumiko Orikasa ... Riza Hawkeye (40 episodes, 2009-2010)
J. Michael Tatum ... Scar / ... (38 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kenta Miyake ... Scar / ... (38 episodes, 2009-2010)
Yuki Hayashi ... Denny Brosh / ... (36 episodes, 2009-2010)
Caitlin Glass ... Winry Rockbell / ... (30 episodes, 2009-2010)

Monica Rial ... 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)
Christopher Sabat ... Alex Louis Armstrong / ... (26 episodes, 2009-2010)
Ed Blaylock ... King Bradley (26 episodes, 2009-2010)
Tia Lynn Ballard ... Shao May / ... (26 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kenji Utsumi ... Alex Louis Armstrong / ... (26 episodes, 2009-2010)
Hidekatsu Shibata ... King Bradley (26 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)
Ikurô Satô (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)
Sôichirô 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)
Hisao Yokobori .... key animator (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
Yukiko Ban .... key animator (2 episodes, 2009)
Yoshinobu Michihata .... 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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Also Known As:
"Hagane no renkinjutsushi" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
Japan:24 min (64 episodes)
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Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital (English-language version) | Stereo (Original Japanese)
Certification:
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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the first anime, Selim Bradley was a regular human, while in the original manga and this series he was the Homunculus Pride. This is because due to the slow release of the manga chapters, this fact was not acknowledged until years after the first anime had ended.See more »
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FAQ

Is this a continuation of the events of the Shambalia Movie?
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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Very solid, entertaining all the way through, 17 December 2012
Author: Freak Idiot from Finland

Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a great way to waste some time. It is massive in its 64-episode length, but it hardly ever stops being interesting and its weak points are few. It's not mind-blowing, but I watched it happily all the way through and always wanted to see the next episode.

FMA's greatest strengths are its story and pacing. The focus never gets lost and plot elements and backstory are revealed at such perfect pace that one can't help but get hooked. There are a ton of characters, but with maybe one or two exceptions they all feel relevant and have a part in the story. There are some anime tropes here and there (like the comic relief Major Armstrong), but mostly the cast is solid and likable.

Occasionally there's also some surprisingly dark and even disturbing episodes, which give the series a more mature feel than one would initially expect. This improves the series vastly. The violence is quite heavy, and there's a lot of insanity and genocide hidden in the backstory. This is not a kid's show.

The animation is high quality all the way through. The art isn't very detailed, but somehow it fits the atmosphere of the series. The characters are well designed and recognizable, despite a large portion of the cast wearing mostly identical military uniforms. The simplistic art style keeps things from getting out of hand and you can always understand what is going on even in the most hectic action scenes.

However, there are some points that need to be addressed. Some anime tropes stick out rather painfully in the otherwise fairly mature series: the overly cutesy characters; the exaggerated comedy bits; the tendency to underline drama by having the characters act over-emotionally. These are all practically written in the series' genetic code, but anyone who hasn't been able to stand them in the past won't find them more tolerable here. The series could use a bit more music tracks, as you'll be noticing the same songs kicking in time and time again. Also around the 50th episode or so the series slams the brakes and slows down to a tortuous crawl for about 10 episodes. It makes what should feel like the climax of the series feel stretched and at times boring.

Recommendation: In the end FMA: Brotherhood is a great, massive series that is thoroughly enjoyable from beginning to end. I wouldn't recommend it for a first-time anime viewer, but anyone who enjoys anime at least in some form will find it excellent.

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