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: 9.091 (scored by 21155792,115,579 users)
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Ranked: #22
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3
Members: 3,337,028
Favorites: 225,475

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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


Yonai, Noritomo
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)


Apr 18, 2024
Very nice, well-contained story. there are many good plot twists and the story payoffs are very satisfying. characters are well-written and their development throughout the story is fun to watch. for a shonen, there's only like one or two filler episodes that aren't bad at all. Honestly, lives up to its name as the best shonen. The villains were also properly fleshed out and were a great part of the cast. the art style wasn't bad and the animation was also okay until fight scenes hit and the budget comes out.

the power system is implemented deeply into the show, as it couldn't be replaced ...
Mar 12, 2024
Mixed Feelings
This is a very unique shonen. It has many interesting plot twists, deep characters and great storytelling. I like this anime. That's said, it's not for everyone. Years ago this was a 10 for me, but after watching other shows, I realized FMAB was not revolutionary, not even for it's time, even less nowadays. It's solid, it's good, but it's a shonen from 2010. If you like this kinda of show, you'll probably love FMAB. If you don't like the genre, you'll probably dislike it. And even more, if you're watching for the hype, especially if you had many anime shows in your watched list, ...
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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