Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist (2009), FMA, FMAB
Japanese: 鋼の錬金術師 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST
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)

Statistics

Score: 9.131 (scored by 18585451,858,545 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #22
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3
Members: 2,912,516
Favorites: 203,489

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Synopsis

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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Staff

Irie, Yasuhiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director


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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)
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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)



Jan 25, 2010
tazillo (All reviews)
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
Apr 7, 2015
ChrissyKay (All reviews)
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood gets an immense amount of praise in the MAL community. Now this is just the opinion of one guy. I'm certainly not the law of the land or anything. However, I personally feel as though calling FMA:B a masterpiece and the champion of all shows is a bit of a stretch. That's not to say that I didn't enjoy it or that it isn't a very solid addition to the ranks of notable shows; I really would like to preface this review by saying that I believe that FMA:B is a very good show and I wouldn't be nearly as harsh read more
Nov 15, 2010
Archaeon (All reviews)
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
Apr 25, 2015
literaturenerd (All reviews)
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Overview:

FMA Brotherhood is an anime that needs no introduction. In the following paragraphs, I will be reviewing this legendary series and discussing whether or not it truly deserves this title.


SPOILERS for both Brotherhood and 2003 FMA!!!!

Plot:

The plot takes place in the country of Armestris, which is basically like an alternate WW2 Germany. It is constantly at war for reasons that are less than just and is ruled by a rather nefarious government. What makes this world special is that alchemy is the primary science instead of the much less fun and flashy science of our own reality. Alchemy allows practitioners to transmute material into read more

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