Naruto Uzumaki, is a loud, hyperactive, adolescent ninja who constantly searches for approval and recognition, as well as to become Hokage, who is acknowledged as the leader and strongest of all ninja in the village.
Two brothers lose their mother to an incurable disease. With the power of "alchemy", they use taboo knowledge to resurrect her. The process fails, and as a toll for using this type of alchemy, the older brother, Edward Elric loses his left leg while the younger brother, Alphonse Elric loses his entire body. To save his brother, Edward sacrifices his right arm and is able to affix his brother's soul to a suit of armor. With the help of a family friend, Edward receives metal limbs - "automail" - to replace his lost ones. With that, Edward vows to search for the Philosopher's Stone to return the brothers to their original bodies, even if it means becoming a "State Alchemist", one who uses his/her alchemy for the military.Written by
FMA: Brotherhood much more closely follows the Manga than did its predecessor, The 2003 FMA Anime. However, Brotherhood plays out as if viewers have already seen the 2003 anime, as it breezes through certain scenes and gives no backdrop for certain characters. For example the character, Yoki was introduced in Brotherhood after he had already met the Elric Brothers. His story is briefly elaborated on when he re-encounters them here, however in the first Anime he gets an entire introductory episode dedicated to how Ed outsmarted him. His backstory is possibly the only that is exactly the same in both series'. His fate however, suffered greatly. See more »
An alternate English dub was made by Animax Asia. See more »
Having been an avid fan of the first Fullmetal Alchemist series, i was highly apprehensive on hearing about this reboot, but the more i found out about the series, the more excited i became. I've always been a fan of the Manga, and the new series is being based completely of the manga storyline. This had be hooked, so i waited nervously for the first episode.
The new series features better artwork that resembles Arakawa's style more closely than the last series. There is more humour, especially Ed transmuting a spear-head into his face. There is a new soundtrack, which admittedly, at times doesn't work greatly, but with some getting used too, i'm sure it will grow on me. Overall, i feel this series is a fantastic reboot, and is verging on turning Fullmetal Alchemist into the series it should always have been.
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