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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
Maria Tamar ...  Pinako Rockwell 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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Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is Alchemy's First Law of Equivalent Exchange. In those days, we really believed that to be the world's one, and only, truth. See more »


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6 November 2004 (USA)  »

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Fullmetal Alchemist  »

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(51 episodes)

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Trivia

The names of the homunculi are all named after the seven deadly sins.(Pride, Envy, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth and Wrath) See more »

Quotes

Colonel Roy Mustang: What are you doing all of a sudden?
Lieutenant Lisa Hawkeye: You're useless in the rain, so please stay back, Colonel.
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Crazy Credits

In the dubbed version, Episode 25: "Words of Farewell" has a different ending than the usual song, "Move Across the Door" (Second Ending Theme) by YeLLOW Generation, and ending sequence with no previews, instead, the ending song is a militaristic drum beat and the credits are shown against a black background. See more »

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Remade as Hagane no renkinjutsushi (2009) See more »

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UNDO
Third opening theme (episodes #26-41)
Performed by COOL JOKE
Music and lyrics by Hiroya Ishikawa
Arrangement by Junji Yayoshi
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Well done, one of my favorite Anime.
15 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

Full Metal Alchemist, about 2 loving brothers who get thrown into a world a war and war craft just to receive a certain something, which therefore leads them into a completely different world, and opinion of their objective.

I have been a fan of anime for a while now, ever since I was very small watching Sailor Moon and Pokémon. But ever since then I was blinded from the world of anime and wasn't into it anymore.

Well, until I contacted my long lost ex-girlfriend after about 6 months on MSN, I can seriously say I was hooked, for the first time in my life.

So I downloaded all of the episodes and watched about 10 a day, my eyes couldn't move off the screen as they were fixed on only one thing, the show. Which then later got me into reading the Manga, well only the first 5 since I cannot find the rest.

The story and it's characters go through so much. From Ed and Al longing for the philosopher's stone to revive their dear mother, to despising it on learning how to create it, then to learning on what the Homculus group is really doing to Ed and Al.

I would definitely prefer watching this amazing Anime, then read the manga, believe me, it's worth the time.


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