Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2003 to Oct 2, 2004
Premiered: Fall 2003
Broadcast: Saturdays at 18:00 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Dentsu, Square Enix, Mainichi Broadcasting System
Licensors: Funimation, Aniplex of America
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Magic, Military, Shounen
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Dual Audio
It’s old, it has a remake, but it’s still worth watching.
This is a re-encode of AOmundson’s excellent release because both DVD and bluray releases for this series are very messed up. We tried to filter them but just couldn’t reach a satisfactory result and way more :effort: that I was willing to put in. It still turned out better than I expected.
Characters & Voice Actors
OP2: #2: “READY STEADY GO” by L’Arc~en~Ciel (eps 14-25)
OP3: #3: “UNDO” by Cool Joke (eps 26-41)
OP4: #4: “Rewrite (リライト)” by Asian Kung-fu Generation (eps 42-51)
ED1: #1: “Melissa (メリッサ)” by Porno Graffitti (ep 1)
ED2: #2: “Kesenai Tsumi (消せない罪)” by Nana Kitade (eps 2-13)
ED3: #3: “Tobira no Mukou e (扉の向こうへ)” by YeLLOW Generation (eps 14-24)
ED4: #4: “Motherland” by Crystal Kay (eps 26-41)
ED5: #5: “I Will” by Sowelu (eps 42-51)
This anime is great and should be watched before Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. That’s right, you should watch both.
Watch this THEN Brotherhood. It makes for a better experience and BOTH shows are great.
When this came out, it blew my innocent mind. Then I saw Brotherhood. Skip this and watch Brotherhood.
You should still watch this version even if you’ve seen Brotherhood. Certain early scenes are done better here.
One of the greatest and most enjoyable shows of all time. Even if brotherhood is a more faithful show, this one is still my favorite. A+
Good story and character development with an interesting cast of villains. Animation is solid and music is great. Recommended.
Personally still like this version better than Brotherhood. Watch for the better pacing and first half.