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Fullmetal Alchemist 

Hagane no renkinjutsushi (original title)
When a failed alchemical ritual leaves brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric with severely damaged bodies, they begin searching for the one thing that can save them; the fabled philosopher's stone.
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Aaron Dismuke ...
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 Edward Elric / ... 51 episodes, 2003-2004
Rie Kugimiya ...
 Alphonse Elric / ... 51 episodes, 2003-2004
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Tôru Ohkawa ...
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 Riza Hawkeye / ... 29 episodes, 2003-2004
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 Winry Rockbell / ... 29 episodes, 2003-2004
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 Alex Louis Armstrong / ... 28 episodes, 2004
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 Alex Louis Armstrong / ... 28 episodes, 2004
Megumi Toyoguchi ...
 Winry Rockbell 28 episodes, 2003-2004
Michiko Neya ...
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Yûko Satô ...
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 King Bradley / ... 23 episodes, 2003-2004
Yasunori Matsumoto ...
 Jean Havoc / ... 22 episodes, 2003-2004
Chris Cason ...
 Gluttony / ... 21 episodes, 2003-2004
Yoshino Takamori ...
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The Elric brothers' mother is dead and their father has long since abandoned them. Deciding to perform a forbidden human transmutation to bring their mother back, they end up losing their bodies. Now Edward must join the military in order to gain certain alchemical privileges, with his one goal being to restore his brother to his original state. But with war on the horizon it's only a matter of time before they are both forced to question their morals and ultimately decide the value of human life. Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

Within the military, State Alchemists carry ranks equivelant to Majors and can be promoted from there up. See more »

Quotes

Maes Hughes: [Raving over his daughter] She's like my own little escort of cuteness!
Edward Elric: Glad to see you haven't changed, Major. Nice and insane.
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Crazy Credits

In the dubbed version, Episode 25: "Words of Farewell" has a different ending than the usual song, "Move Across the Door" (Second Ending Theme) by YeLLOW Generation, and ending sequence with no previews, instead, the ending song is a militaristic drum beat and the credits are shown against a black background. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Tobira no Mukou he
(To the Other Side of the Door)
Second ending theme (episodes #14-25)
Performed by YeLLOW Generation
Music by Kôsuke Morimoto
Lyrics by YeLLOW Generation
Arrangement by Seikô Nagaoka
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A story with an ending no one I know could even guess
10 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

This series has one of the most amazing endings I've ever seen...ANYWHERE. Out the half dozen other people I know who've seen the entire series, not one of us was able to even come close to guessing the ending. FMA reminds me a bit of Harry Potter just in that, in both series, you have 1) child prodigies, 2) engrossing character growth and plot development, and 3) a story that individuals of all ages can appreciate and enjoy. One thing I appreciated and enjoyed very much about the series is that it's like one long fable--there's moral after moral after moral. As a side-note, it's one of the only animes that I've seen which spans several years, allowing for a lot more character growth and focus on the players in the story than is typically seen in most animes. Probably the single best anime that I've ever seen, and certainly in my Top 10 favorite stories of all time. Like Harry Potter though, it may at first appear to be a kids' story, but toward the end it's oriented more toward adults. Highly recommended.


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