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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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English: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Synonyms: Hagane no Renkinjutsushi (2009), Fullmetal Alchemist (2009), FMA
Japanese: 鋼の錬金術師


Type: TV
Episodes: 64
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2009 to Jul 4, 2010
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 9.241 (scored by 244982 users)
Ranked: #12
Popularity: #6
Members: 396,966
Favorites: 40,422
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In this world there exist alchemists, people who study and perform the art of alchemical transmutation—to manipulate objects and transform one object into another. They are bounded by the basic law of alchemy: in order to gain something you have to sacrifice something of the same value.

The main character is the famous alchemist Edward Elric—also known as the Fullmetal Alchemist—who almost lost his little brother, Alphonse, in an alchemical accident. Edward managed to attach his brother's soul to a large suit of armor. While he did manage to save his brother's life, he paid the terrible price of his limbs.

To get back what they've lost, the brothers embark on a journey to find the Philosopher's Stone that is said to amplify the powers of an alchemist enormously. However on the way, they start uncovering a conspiracy that could endanger the entire nation, and they realize the misfortunes brought upon by the Philosopher's Stone.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a re-telling of the story from the manga point of view.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Fullmetal Alchemist
Alternative version: Fullmetal Alchemist
Side story: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Specials, Fullmetal Alchemist: Milos no Seinaru Hoshi
Spin-off: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - 4-Koma Theater

Characters & Voice Actors

Elric, Edward
Elric, Edward
Mignogna, Vic
Mignogna, Vic
Park, Romi
Park, Romi
Elric, Alphonse
Elric, Alphonse
Kugimiya, Rie
Kugimiya, Rie
Ponticelli, Benedetta
Ponticelli, Benedetta
Miyake, Kenta
Miyake, Kenta
Tome, Antoine
Tome, Antoine
Baker, Troy
Baker, Troy
Patton, Chris
Patton, Chris


Cook, Justin
Irie, Yasuhiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Ookubo, Masao
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation

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Jan 25, 2010
First of all, I have seen the original FMA and although it was very popular and original, the pacing and conclusion did not sit too well with me. Brotherhood is meant to be a remake of the original, this time sticking to the manga all the way through, but there were people who thought it would spoil the franchise. That myth should be dispelled, as there's only one word to describe this series - EPIC.

I admit that as I've seen the original and read the manga, the pacing of Brotherhood seems to start off being VERY fast (I finally got used to the pacing after read more
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Nov 15, 2010
Adaptations have long been a thorn in the side of anime viewers, but not because they are inherently bad. No, the main problem has been that many studios have regarded the original work almost as an afterthought, and there are a number of shows that could have been wonderful if the writers had simply stuck to the original story.

One of the issues at hand seems to be ownership as producers, writers and directors all seem to want the work to be reflective of their style and perception, and in order to stamp their mark on a show they will makes numerous unnecessary changes or additions. read more
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A well-thought-out story battle shounen which has not so much of battles but instead, more of tactics. Both are remakes with practically no fillers.
Revenge, Suffering, Agony and Redemption...

Shingeki no Kyojin has a feeling of FMA Brotherhood in which a kid who lived a peaceful life gets thrown into a dark grim life full of tragedy and agony due to losing someone important to them. However, both main characters refused to move on and dedicated their lives for revenge and redemption.

If you enjoy a full packed action dramatic plot you'll love both of these series.

Opening Theme

#1: "again" by YUI (eps 1-14)
#2: "Hologram (ホログラム)" by NICO Touches the Walls (eps 15-26)
#3: "Golden Time Lover (ゴールデンタイムラバー)" by Sukima Switch (eps 27-38)
#4: "Period" by Chemistry (eps 39-50)
#5: "Rain (レイン)" by SID (eps 51-62)

Ending Theme

#1: "Uso (嘘)" by SID (eps 1-14)
#2: "LET IT OUT" by Miho Fukuhara (eps 15-26)
#3: "Tsunaida Te (つないだ手)" by Lil'B (eps 27-38)
#4: "Shunkan Sentimental (瞬間センチメンタル)" by SCANDAL (eps 39-50)
#5: "RAY OF LIGHT" by Nakagawa Shouko (eps 51-62)
#6: "Rain (レイン)" by SID (ep 63)
#7: "Hologram (ホログラム)" by NICO Touches the Walls (ep 64)

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