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Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

Alternative Titles

English: Fullmetal Alchemist
Synonyms: Hagane no Renkinjutsushi, FMA, Full Metal Alchemist
Japanese: 鋼の錬金術師

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 51
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2003 to Oct 2, 2004
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.381 (scored by 271292 users)
Ranked: #1702
Popularity: #10
Members: 403,865
Favorites: 15,064
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

The rules of alchemy state that to gain something, one must lose something of equal value. Alchemy is the process of taking apart and reconstructing an object into a different entity, with the rules of alchemy to govern this procedure. However, there exists an object that can bring any alchemist above these rules, the object known as the Philosopher's Stone. The young Edward Elric is a particularly talented alchemist who through an accident years back lost his younger brother Alphonse and one of his legs. Sacrificing one of his arms as well, he used alchemy to bind his brother's soul to a suit of armor. This lead to the beginning of their journey to restore their bodies, in search for the legendary Philosopher's Stone.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Fullmetal Alchemist
Sequel: Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shamballa
Summary: Fullmetal Alchemist: Reflections
Side story: Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium Collection
Alternative version: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Characters & Voice Actors

Elric, Edward
Elric, Edward
Main
Mignogna, Vic
English
Mignogna, Vic
Park, Romi
Japanese
Park, Romi
...
Elric, Alphonse
Elric, Alphonse
Main
Kugimiya, Rie
Japanese
Kugimiya, Rie
Dismuke, Aaron
English
Dismuke, Aaron
...
Scar
Scar
Supporting
Okiayu, Ryotaro
Japanese
Okiayu, Ryotaro
Clarke, Dameon
English
Clarke, Dameon
...
Greed
Greed
Supporting
Suwabe, Junichi
Japanese
Suwabe, Junichi
Patton, Chris
English
Patton, Chris
...

Staff

Minami, Masahiko
Producer
Watson, Barry
Producer
Cook, Justin
Producer
Mizushima, Seiji
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard



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May 31, 2013
KingIK
To be honest, I’m somewhat baffled by the mixed reaction this anime has received after the release of Brotherhood. Because prior to Brotherhood, this anime was often considered a classic by most anime fans. In my opinion it’s still a classic and essential for all fans. I’m probably in the minority here, but I feel as though the original FMA and Brotherhood are equal in terms of quality. Enough of that, lets get into the review. read more
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Jul 9, 2010
Archaeon
Obsession is a very strange thing indeed, and may be one of the few human traits that so clearly falls between heaven and hell. What one does with their obsession though, well, therein lies an altogether different proposition, especially as people often define their "obsessions" in terms of what they love and hate, or even what brings them hope and fear.

Isn't it strange then, that such a well known human trait can so easily be mistaken for something else entirely?

Or is it simply a case of people not seeing what they don't want to see, especially if there something new and shiny to watch?

Many anime read more
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Jun 24, 2009
CottonCandyLover
Fullmetal Alchemist is often considered an essential viewing for any anime fan and a stepping-stone for many newcomers to the world of anime. It's received universal acclaim and if you were to ask any anime fan about Fullmetal Alchemist, chances are, he/she probably has some knowledge of this series.

*Review may contain minor spoilers, may hint at things, and will not be reviewed as an adaptation of the manga and how it compares, but as a standalone anime*

Story: 9/10

The basic basic synopsis of the story is about "The Fullmetal Alchemist" Edward Elric, and his brother, Alphonse Elric, and their quest of searching for the Philosopher's Stone read more
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Oct 16, 2014
Reimei-Chan
"Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain something, something in equal value must be lost. That is alchemy's first law of equivalent exchange. In those days, we thought that to be the world's one, and only truth."- Alphonse Elric

Ever since Brotherhood came out, I've heard constant arguing of which is better and which one a noobie should watch, or if they should read the manga. In my opinion, if you want a friend, cousin, or whoever to get into anime, show them this. The original will give them a better understanding of anime and what it can be. I love read more
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Recommendations

Both shows take place in about the same time period (early 20th century for FMA, late 19th century for D. Gray-man) in Europe in a world similar to our own. They are both about unique abilities, with an organization of alchemists in FMA and an organization of exorcists in D. Gray-man. They are Shounen as well as some comedy mixed in and are both very enjoyable to watch.
Both series are about alchemists fighting homunculi
reportRecommended by Mante - Add to favorites
Both revolve around alchemy , immortal beings, and a mystery is everywhere!
reportRecommended by saris - Add to favorites
I found Soul Eater to have the same atmosphere as FMA. There are some episodes that are hilarious, and some that are just creepy. There's great character development in both of these along with epic fighting. The first few episodes are the intro, and then the story takes off afterwords. The art work is amazing (at least in HD) It's dark, comic, 3d, 2d in a 3d environment, and colorful. I'd say the main difference is that Soul Eater isn't as depressing. Both of them are great series to watch.
Somehow..they just feel similar.. xD like one major plot, revolving around a main character manipulating others.. Both have some sort of alchemy in.
I'm an addict for series that follow a pair of brothers. For me Ao no Exorcist and FMA fall in the same category. Hot headed older brother, check. Reasonable, level headed younger brother, check. Supernatural elements, check. You could basically exchange the Exorcists for Alchemists, alchemy for magic, and homunculi for demons and have a pretty close to the same type of story. And did I mention the brothers and lots of brotherly love, angst, family bonding moments in both? I've made my point. Though not like anyone whose watched Ao no Exorcist will have not watch FMA. Seriously if you haven't you really shouldn't call yourself an anime fan. AnE though good the anime will never come close to comparing to either series of FMA.

Opening Theme

#1: "Melissa" by Porno Graffitti (eps 2-13)
#2: "READY STEADY GO!" by L'Arc~en~Ciel (eps 14-25)
#3: "UNDO" by Cool Joke (eps 26-41)
#4: "REWRITE" by Asian Kung-fu Generation (eps 42-51)

Ending Theme

#1: "Melissa" by Porno Graffitti (ep 1)
#2: "Kesenai Tsumi" by Nana Kitade (eps 2-13)
#3: "Tobira no Mukou e" by YeLLOW Generation (eps 14-24)
#4: "Motherland" by Crystal Kay (eps 26-41)
#5: "I Will" by Sowelu (eps 42-50)
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