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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 search for a Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their deceased mother goes awry and leaves them in damaged physical forms. Full summary »
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Awards:
3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Best of all Anime and better than the earlier version See more (60 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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Additional Details

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 English dub, the metallic 'squink' in Alphonse's voice is created by using a metal bowl perched on top of a stand. The same technique was also used in the first dub of the 2003 series. Maxey Whitehead the new voice of Alphonse also remarked that Mike McFarland has never washed the bowl to prevent any misshaping.See more »
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FAQ

Is this a continuation of the events of the Shambalia Movie?
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42 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
Best of all Anime and better than the earlier version, 8 November 2011
Author: withlovshankar from India

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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