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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Specials


Alternative Titles

English: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood OVA Collection
Synonyms: Moumoku no Renkinjutsushi, The Blind Alchemist, Shinpuru na Hitobito, Simple People, The Tale of Teacher, Tales of the Master, Yet Another Man's Battlefield, FMA
Japanese: 鋼の錬金術師

Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 26, 2009 to Aug 25, 2010
Producers: Aniplex, Square Enix
Studios: Bones
Source: Manga
Duration: 15 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 8.111 (scored by 34,015 users)
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Ranked: #4062
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Popularity: #847
Members: 65,547
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Synopsis

Amazing secrets and startling facts are exposed for the first time in the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood OVA Collection, a new assortment of stories set in never-before-seen corners of the FMA universe. Join Ed and Al as they chase rumors of successful human transmutation into a web of shocking family drama and lies. Sneak a glance at hidden sides of Winry and Hawkeye's personalities. Survive the frigid north with a young Izumi Curtis as she fights to gain a deeper understanding of alchemy. Explore the legendary friendship shared by Mustang and Hughes and watch them grow from military school rivals into hardened brothers transformed by the horrors of the Ishvalan War. You thought you knew the whole story. You thought all the tales were told. The Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood OVA Collection offers proof: You were wrong.

(Source: FUNimation)

1. Fullmetal Alchemist: The Blind Alchemist (Moumoku no Renkinjutsushi)
Based on a side story of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga published in the Fullmetal Alchemist Perfect Guidebook (2003). It's about a blind alchemist named Jude, who serves the Humbergang family. He once violated the taboo of Alchemy.

2. Fullmetal Alchemist: Simple People (Shinpuru na Hitobito)
A story about Riza (why she let her hair grow longer) and Winry (why she had her ears pierced and how she got her earrings).

3. Fullmetal Alchemist: The Tale of Teacher
Based on a side story of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga, the third OVA is about Edward and Alphonse's teacher, Izumi Curtis.
The story is compiled of two parts. The first part shows how Izumi (then 18 years old) survived in Mt. Briggs to become an apprentice of a renowned alchemist. The second part shows how Izumi and Sig met and their love at first sight.

4. Yet Another Man's Battlefield
The story centres around Roy, aged 18, in a military boot camp, how he met an Ishbalan recruit named Heathcliffe Arbor, how he became a friendly rival to Hughes.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Elric, Edward
Elric, Edward
Main
Park, Romi
Japanese
Park, Romi
Mustang, Roy
Mustang, Roy
Main
Miki, Shinichiro
Japanese
Miki, Shinichiro
Elric, Alphonse
Elric, Alphonse
Main
Kugimiya, Rie
Japanese
Kugimiya, Rie
Curtis, Izumi
Curtis, Izumi
Main
Tsuda, Shouko
Japanese
Tsuda, Shouko

Staff

Irie, Yasuhiro
Irie, Yasuhiro
Director
Arakawa, Hiromu
Arakawa, Hiromu
Original Creator
Senju, Akira
Senju, Akira
Music
McFarland, Mike
McFarland, Mike
ADR Director


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ManU-Alchemist
Nov 5, 2009
When I decided to watch this OVA I really wasn't expecting anything special. I decided to watch this just because I had nothing else to do on my Monday afternoon. Thank God I had nothing to do because this OVA was very much worth the 17 minutes I spended on it.

The story of the "Blind Alchemist" picks up with Ed and All deciding to go to an alchemist who is believed to have been able to do a transmutation of some sort. This story doesn't seem too exiting and maybe a couple people can make out the ending because of the "Blind Alchemist" part read more
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Alpharon
Feb 19, 2012
Esta review también está en español.

Fullmetal Alchemist is a mega success, specially the Brotherhood anime. Proof of that is the fact that it's ranked number 2 in this page, since who knows how many months. And, as with any successful product, OVA, specials and movies are created. Unfortunately, in most cases, these products tend to be mediocre at best, therefore, prudent consumers often face these creations with skepticism, or directly not expecting much. So, i watched Brotherhood's special with the intention of having fun, but not expecting anything great or mind blowing. I mean, four fifteen minutes long self conclusive episodes? What could you get read more
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FullmetalCowboy
Oct 3, 2015
Critic’s Log - October 3, 2015. Supplemental Review of FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: BROTHERHOOD



I remembered that the original Fullmetal Alchemist had some OVA’s. One of them was some comedic in-joke on the people that worked on the series as if the characters were actors. Another was a little sequence that feels like the epilogue to the original Fullmetal Alchemist anime. Then there was a Live-action OVA, an Interactive OVA, and then a Recap OVA. To be honest, these OVA’s don’t really add much to the original Fullmetal Alchemist and I found most of them pointless. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood was fortunate to have OVA’s that actually add to read more
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NeonKazma
Oct 5, 2012
This is a review of all 4 OVAS of FMA: Brotherhood

1. The Blind Alchemist (Score: 9 out of 10)

The Blind Alchemist is about Ed and Al hearing a rumor that a state alchemist named Judas successfully made a human transmutation to save her daughter from dying and what they see is rather disturbing. The Blind Alchemist showcases more on the consequences of human transmutation and how can affect on people's lives. It's been done in other FMA episodes, but this OVA is still emotionally heartbreaking and a nice start to the OVA Collection.

2. Simple People (Score: 8 out of 10)

This OVA is about Winry who read more
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