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Fullmetal Alchemist 

Hagane no renkinjutsushi (original title)
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When a failed alchemical ritual leaves brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric with severely damaged bodies, they begin searching for the one thing that can save them; the fabled philosopher's stone.
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Series cast summary:
...  Edward Elric 51 episodes, 2003-2004
...  Alphonse Elric 51 episodes, 2003-2004
...  Edward Elric / ... 51 episodes, 2003-2004
...  Alphonse Elric / ... 51 episodes, 2003-2004
...  Roy Mustang 33 episodes, 2003-2004
Tôru Ohkawa ...  Roy Mustang / ... 33 episodes, 2003-2004
...  Riza Hawkeye / ... 29 episodes, 2003-2004
...  Winry Rockbell / ... 29 episodes, 2003-2004
...  Alex Louis Armstrong / ... 28 episodes, 2004
...  Alex Louis Armstrong / ... 28 episodes, 2004
Megumi Toyoguchi ...  Winry Rockbell 28 episodes, 2003-2004
Michiko Neya ...  Riza Hawkeye 25 episodes, 2003-2004
...  Lust / ... 24 episodes, 2003-2004
Yûko Satô ...  Lust 24 episodes, 2003-2004
...  Jean Havoc / ... 23 episodes, 2003-2004
...  King Bradley / ... 23 episodes, 2003-2004
...  Jean Havoc / ... 22 episodes, 2003-2004
...  Gluttony / ... 21 episodes, 2003-2004
Yoshino Takamori ...  Sloth / ... 21 episodes, 2003-2004
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The Elric brothers' mother is dead and their father has long since abandoned them. Deciding to perform a forbidden human transmutation to bring their mother back, they end up losing their bodies. Now Edward must join the military in order to gain certain alchemical privileges, with his one goal being to restore his brother to his original state. But with war on the horizon it's only a matter of time before they are both forced to question their morals and ultimately decide the value of human life. Written by Anonymous

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(51 episodes)

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While his soul remains attached to the suit of armor, Alphonse does not need sleep, food, or air, does not tire or suffer fatigue and does not age. See more »

Quotes

Edward Elric: [Liore residents call him shorty] Shorty? Can a shorty do this? What else do you want to call me, a half-pint, beanstalk, midget? I'm still-grown you backwater desert idiots!
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits of the first episodes, you see a close-up of Ed who "turns to the camera" and casts a faint smile. In the 7th episode though - a tragic one, Ed's smile breaks into a big grin while his eyes are shining like he's about to cry. See more »

Connections

Edited into Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium Collection (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Ready Steady Go
Second opening theme (episodes #14-25)
Performed by L'Arc-en-Ciel
Music by Tetsuya Ogawa (as tetsu)
Lyrics by Hyde (as hyde)
Arrangement by L'Arc-en-Ciel & Hajime Okano
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Top , non-Miyazaki, Anime
26 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

This anime is about two gifted brothers who are intelligent, kind and ambitious. They live in a world where Alchemy, and subsequently Alchemist, is the law of the world (vs. science in ours). With alchemy, one can do wonders... repair broken items....change physical properties of a matter...etc. However, alchemy is bound to one rule....one cant take (or make) a thing without giving something in return. With this simple rule, the two brothers go in a maze of exciting adventures, meeting wonderful characters and even sometimes, respectable enemies. The anime is 51 episodes long, which might seem a little too long initially, yet fortunately...each and every episode will tie you to your seat and make you crave for more. Story line is good, a mix of brotherhood, friendship, love, humanity and (like any other anime) the effect of war on people, not to forget the hilarious moments this anime is mined with. Character development is excellent. Drawing is top notch and music is entertaining. Unfortunately, this anime is not concluded after 51 episodes. The movie, and hopefully the conclusion, is to be release 23rd July 2005. This anime is worth every second....a must see.


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