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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood 

Hagane no renkinjutsushi (original title)
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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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Hiromu Arakawa
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Series cast summary:
Kent Williams ...  Narrator / ... 64 episodes, 2009-2010
Iemasa Kayumi Iemasa Kayumi ...  Narrator / ... 64 episodes, 2009-2010
Vic Mignogna ...  Edward Elric / ... 64 episodes, 2009-2012
Muriel Hofmann ...  Edward Elric (Animax Asia dub) 62 episodes, 2009-2010
Lili Troncale ...  Alphonse Elric (Animax Asia dub) 62 episodes, 2009-2010
Romi Pak ...  Edward Elric / ... 62 episodes, 2009-2010
Maxey Whitehead ...  Alphonse Elric / ... 60 episodes, 2009-2012
Rie Kugimiya ...  Alphonse Elric / ... 60 episodes, 2009-2010
Travis Willingham ...  Roy Mustang 48 episodes, 2009-2012
Shin'ichirô Miki ...  Roy Mustang / ... 47 episodes, 2009-2010
Colleen Clinkenbeard ...  Riza Hawkeye / ... 45 episodes, 2009-2010
Fumiko Orikasa ...  Riza Hawkeye 41 episodes, 2009-2010
J. Michael Tatum ...  Scar / ... 39 episodes, 2009-2010
Kenta Miyake Kenta Miyake ...  Scar / ... 39 episodes, 2009-2010
Yuki Hayashi Yuki Hayashi ...  Denny Brosh / ... 35 episodes, 2009-2010
Caitlin Glass ...  Winry Rockbell / ... 32 episodes, 2009-2012
Monica Rial ...  May Chang / ... 31 episodes, 2009-2012
Megumi Takamoto Megumi Takamoto ...  Winry Rockbell 30 episodes, 2009-2010
Scott Freeman ...  Additional Voices 29 episodes, 2009-2010
Mai Goto Mai Goto ...  May Chang 28 episodes, 2009-2010
Christopher Sabat ...  Alex Louis Armstrong / ... 28 episodes, 2009-2012
Tia Lynn Ballard ...  Shao May / ... 27 episodes, 2009-2012
Todd Haberkorn ...  Ling Yao 27 episodes, 2009-2012
Ed Blaylock ...  King Bradley 27 episodes, 2009-2010
Kenji Utsumi ...  Alex Louis Armstrong / ... 27 episodes, 2009-2010
Hidekatsu Shibata Hidekatsu Shibata ...  King Bradley 27 episodes, 2009-2010
Mamoru Miyano ...  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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Japanese

Release Date:

9 April 2009 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

In the English dub of first FMA anime and the English-released manga, Greed's henchmen, Martel (anime only), Roa, and Dolcetto were changed to Marta, Law (or Loa in the English manga), and Dorchett. In the English version of this series however they were given their original names. See more »

Alternate Versions

An alternate English dub was made by Animax Asia. See more »

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Gôruden Taimu Rabâ
(Golden Time Lover)
Performed by Sukima Switch
Lyrics, Music and Arrangement by Takuya Ôhashi and Shintarô Tokita
(Third opening theme, episodes #27-38)
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Just might be the perfect mainstream series
7 December 2009 | by cadillac20See all my reviews

Fullmetal Alchemist is, in a way, unique. It is very much a mainstream series, with the appeal of a huge cast of unique characters, action that commonly involves special powers, a fairly straight forward story with some mostly obvious symbolism, and a mix of comedy, action, drama, and even some romance. These are all common staples of long running anime series that lean towards a more commercial and public appeal. And yet, for a mainstream series, it manages to continually surprise with a very mature and serious tone. There is a great deal of tragedy and some moments are even frightening and memorable. Few series achieve such a perfect balance of mainstream entertainment and gut wrenching drama and tragedy.

Such was what I discovered when I first laid my eyes on the original FMA series. And yet, for all it's greatness, it began to flounder in it's second season. As many series do, it took on its own form and story, and it was at that point that it started to lose its charm. So, Bones did the smart thing. They remade it. For most series, this would be pointless, but for FMA, it's very much welcome. Five years after the original series ended and the manga has had time to grow, this new FMA is better looking, paced better, and follows the manga, expanding the plot in a better direction.

It's hard not to like anything about this new FMA. The action is fantastic and looks great, as it always did. We aren't subjected to single shots or poorly edited sequences. All the action is displayed and wonderfully animated. Likewise, all the charm is here as well, from the more serious scenes that fans will remember to the humor which is consistent and still funny. Bones took everything good about the original series and threw out all the bad, replacing those particulars with higher quality details. In a sense, it even feels like a new anime, and by episode 13, it has gone in a completely new direction.

A better developed story and characters, superior animation, and fantastic details. These are what make the new FMA an instant new-age classic. Like FMA was the first time around, the new FMA will be one of the top anime to watch out for in the states.


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