Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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Synonyms: Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist (2009), FMA, FMAB
English: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
French: Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
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Type: TV
Episodes: 64
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2009 to Jul 4, 2010
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Sundays at 17:00 (JST)
Studios: Bones
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Theme: MilitaryMilitary
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 9.101 (scored by 20504382,050,438 users)
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Ranked: #12
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Popularity: #3
Members: 3,229,550
Favorites: 220,223

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After a horrific alchemy experiment goes wrong in the Elric household, brothers Edward and Alphonse are left in a catastrophic new reality. Ignoring the alchemical principle banning human transmutation, the boys attempted to bring their recently deceased mother back to life. Instead, they suffered brutal personal loss: Alphonse's body disintegrated while Edward lost a leg and then sacrificed an arm to keep Alphonse's soul in the physical realm by binding it to a hulking suit of armor.

The brothers are rescued by their neighbor Pinako Rockbell and her granddaughter Winry. Known as a bio-mechanical engineering prodigy, Winry creates prosthetic limbs for Edward by utilizing "automail," a tough, versatile metal used in robots and combat armor. After years of training, the Elric brothers set off on a quest to restore their bodies by locating the Philosopher's Stone—a powerful gem that allows an alchemist to defy the traditional laws of Equivalent Exchange.

As Edward becomes an infamous alchemist and gains the nickname "Fullmetal," the boys' journey embroils them in a growing conspiracy that threatens the fate of the world.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Maruyama, Hiroo
Irie, Yasuhiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, 2nd Key Animation


Opening Theme

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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 (eps 63)
7: "Hologram (ホログラム)" by NICO Touches the Walls (eps 64)


Sep 16, 2023
I have watched the 2003 version years ago, so I remember a bit of the plot. However, FMAB still brought many surprises. It has a masterpiece soundtrack that sets the tone for many scenes. The orchestra behind the soundtrack does an amazing job in complementing the emotions during important scenes. The voice actors does an exceptional job in making the characters feel more alive. Every voice I heard in the Dub version perfectly fit every character. The story does an amazing job in connecting many sub-themes and still follow under one big theme. All the characters are very impactful to the story. There are ...
May 25, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Going to keep this mostly spoiler-free.
I put off watching this anime for a very long time because I was sure that I would love it, afterall, I had friends who loved it, it was highly recommended and praised as an absolute masterpiece. So why, after watching it, did it feel mediocre at best?
It wasn't bad per se, but it did feel like the very definition of average. The formulaic storytelling isn't anything that hasn't been done before, but after having it hyped as the #1 anime for so long, I almost felt betrayed as the final credits of the final episode rolled. Yeah, it was ...
Jul 21, 2023
STORY: Alright, alright.... So Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood follows the original Manga more closely than it's predecessor, Fullmetal Alchemist. I'll introduce you to the so called "story". Ed and Al are brothers who lives with their mother, Trisha in a small village of Risembool. Trisha dies of a strange disease and Ed and Al try to bring her back to life by using a magic called Alchemy, in doing so Ed loses an arm and a leg and Al loses his whole body. Ed and Al set out to look for the Philosopher stone that is said to break the rules of Alchemy. There is also ...

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