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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
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 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
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 Edward Elric / ... 61 episodes, 2009-2010
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 Roy Mustang / ... 46 episodes, 2009-2010
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Kenta Miyake ...
Yuki Hayashi ...
 Denny Brosh / ... 35 episodes, 2009-2010
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 May Chang / ... 30 episodes, 2009-2010
Megumi Takamoto ...
 Winry Rockbell 30 episodes, 2009-2010
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 Additional Voices 28 episodes, 2009-2010
Mai Goto ...
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 Shao May / ... 26 episodes, 2009-2010
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 Alex Louis Armstrong / ... 27 episodes, 2009-2010
Hidekatsu Shibata ...
 King Bradley 27 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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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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Followed by Hagane no renkinjutsushi: Mirosu no seinaru hoshi (2011) 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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The Best Anime Ever
20 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, I think is the best anime ever made.

First of all the the voice cast were chosen to perfection every voice portrays the character as who the were meant to be.

Secondly The Storyline was so well written compared to the first series. story flows wonderfully as we witness the journey the characters take and the many twists and turns that occur.

Characterization was also excellent. once again I will mention the voices but also the way characters interact with the complex guidelines of the world they inhabit.

And lastly the animation is very fluid no cheap faraway shots where the characters are talking but not moving which is used commonly(see Neon Genesis Evangalion).

I will finish by saying that if you are going to watch one anime in the entirety of your life time Choose Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood.


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