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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.
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Series cast summary:
Iemasa Kayumi ...  Narrator / ... 64 episodes, 2009-2010
...  Narrator / ... 63 episodes, 2009-2010
Muriel Hofmann ...  Edward Elric (Animax Asia dub) 62 episodes, 2009-2010
Lili Troncale ...  Alphonse Elric (Animax Asia dub) 62 episodes, 2009-2010
...  Edward Elric / ... 61 episodes, 2009-2010
...  Edward Elric / ... 61 episodes, 2009-2010
...  Alphonse Elric / ... 59 episodes, 2009-2010
...  Alphonse Elric / ... 57 episodes, 2009-2010
...  Roy Mustang 46 episodes, 2009-2010
...  Roy Mustang / ... 46 episodes, 2009-2010
...  Riza Hawkeye / ... 44 episodes, 2009-2010
...  Riza Hawkeye 41 episodes, 2009-2010
...  Scar / ... 39 episodes, 2009-2010
Kenta Miyake ...  Scar / ... 39 episodes, 2009-2010
Yuki Hayashi ...  Denny Brosh / ... 35 episodes, 2009-2010
...  Winry Rockbell / ... 30 episodes, 2009-2010
...  May Chang / ... 30 episodes, 2009-2010
Megumi Takamoto ...  Winry Rockbell 30 episodes, 2009-2010
...  Additional Voices 28 episodes, 2009-2010
Mai Goto ...  May Chang 28 episodes, 2009-2010
...  Alex Louis Armstrong / ... 27 episodes, 2009-2010
...  King Bradley 27 episodes, 2009-2010
...  Shao May / ... 26 episodes, 2009-2010
...  Alex Louis Armstrong / ... 27 episodes, 2009-2010
Hidekatsu Shibata ...  King Bradley 27 episodes, 2009-2010
...  Ling Yao 26 episodes, 2009-2010
...  Ling Yao 26 episodes, 2009-2010
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Two brothers lose their mother to an incurable disease. With the power of "alchemy", they use taboo knowledge to resurrect her. The process fails, and as a toll for using this type of alchemy, the older brother, Edward Elric loses his left leg while the younger brother, Alphonse Elric loses his entire body. To save his brother, Edward sacrifices his right arm and is able to affix his brother's soul to a suit of armor. With the help of a family friend, Edward receives metal limbs - "automail" - to replace his lost ones. With that, Edward vows to search for the Philosopher's Stone to return the brothers to their original bodies, even if it means becoming a "State Alchemist", one who uses his/her alchemy for the military. Written by Anonymous

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood  »

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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 »

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Referenced in Edge of Tomorrow (2014) See more »

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Shunkan Senchimentaru
(Sentimental Moment)
Performed by SCANDAL
Lyrics by SCANDAL and Natsumi Kobayashi
Music by Yûichi Tajika
Arrangement by Keita Kawaguchi
(Fourth ending theme, episodes #39-50)
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No complaints, seriously. FANTASTIC.
14 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

Let's make one thing clear before I start this review, I have no experience with the previous incarnation of Fullmetal Alchemist. This series was my first foray into the world of FMA, & I must say, it is VERY excellent.

First off, the series has a huge cast of interesting & unique characters. They are each quite different from each other, and act in different ways. The way the series elegantly manages all the character's developments and story lines is a feat in itself. The series also has a fantastically crafted plot, filled with action, humor, & tragedy. Despite its mainstream appeal, it still maintains a mature tone that really grabs you.

The animation & art is top notch. You won't be getting any poorly edited sequences or grotesque looking art. The production values are great. I watched the series with the English voice track, and the dub did quite a good job. No complaints there. The soundtrack is excellent as well, particularly the opening & closing sequences that accompany each episode.

It goes on for some 64 episodes, & maintains your attention the entire time. It even manages to close everything up in a satisfying manner. A fantastic series. This show will make you laugh, cry, and even get angry a few times.

Loved it.


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