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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: 8.401 (scored by 256131 users)
Ranked: #1492
Popularity: #9
Members: 378,951
Favorites: 14,660
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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action adventure comedy drama fantasy magic military shounen supernatural

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

Watson, Barry
Producer
Minami, Masahiko
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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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
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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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