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: 9.091 (scored by 21324722,132,472 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: 3,365,934
Favorites: 226,660

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Yonai, Noritomo
Producer
Irie, Yasuhiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, 2nd Key Animation


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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)

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Reviews

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 ...
May 3, 2024
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Dec 4, 2010
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