Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

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Edward Elric, a young, brilliant alchemist, has lost much in his twelve-year life: when he and his brother Alphonse try to resurrect their dead mother through the forbidden act of human transmutation, Edward loses his brother as well as two of his limbs. With his supreme alchemy skills, Edward binds Alphonse's soul to a large suit of armor. A year later, Edward, now promoted to the fullmetal alchemist of the state, embarks on a journey with his younger brother to obtain the Philosopher's Stone. The fabled mythical object is rumored to be capable of amplifying an alchemist's abilities by leaps and bounds, thus allowing them to override the fundamental law of alchemy: to gain something, an alchemist must sacrifice something of equal value. Edward hopes to draw into the military's resources to find the fabled stone and restore his and Alphonse's bodies to normal. However, the Elric brothers soon discover that there is more to the legendary stone than meets the eye, as they are led to the epicenter of a far darker battle than they could have ever imagined.

User Rating: 4.71 ( 8 votes)


English: Fullmetal Alchemist
Japanese: 鋼の錬金術師
Type: TV
Episodes: 51
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
Studios: Bones
Source: Manga
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

Encoder's Notes

How the hell did we not have this posted until now?
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.




Justin Cook – Producer
Masahiko Minami – Producer
Barry Watson – Producer
Seiji Mizushima – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
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Theme Songs

OP1: #1: “Melissa (メリッサ)” by Porno Graffitti (eps 2-13)
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.



    I make bad encodes and whine about subs and if I'm feeling particularly memey, I make bad subs too!