The plot takes place at the beginning of the 20th century, in a reality where alchemy is real, extremely developed and respected. The plot features brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric who, after attempting the forbidden technique of human transmutation, suffer the consequences. Alphonse loses his entire body while Edward loses his left leg. Edward then sacrifices his right arm to save his brother's soul by attaching it to a metal suit of armor. Edward is then given mechanical prosthetics known as "automail" in place of his missing arm and leg. Upon acceptance into the State Alchemists, he is given the nickname "Fullmetal Alchemist", all while searching with Alphonse for the legendary philosopher's stone, that will repair their bodies.
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was brought on as a motion-capture actor for Alphonse Elric. Director Fumihiko Sori
was so impressed with his performance that he cast Mizuishi as Alphonse's voice actor too, with approval from Alphonse's original voice actor Rie Kugimiya
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promise I'll get our bodies back.