Fullmetal Alchemist – Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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"In order for something to be obtained, something of equal value must be lost." Alchemy is bound by this Law of Equivalent Exchange—something the young brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric only realize after attempting human transmutation: the one forbidden act of alchemy. They pay a terrible price for their transgression—Edward loses his left leg, Alphonse his physical body. It is only by the desperate sacrifice of Edward's right arm that he is able to affix Alphonse's soul to a suit of armor. Devastated and alone, it is the hope that they would both eventually return to their original bodies that gives Edward the inspiration to obtain metal limbs called "automail" and become a state alchemist, the Fullmetal Alchemist. Three years of searching later, the brothers seek the Philosopher's Stone, a mythical relic that allows an alchemist to overcome the Law of Equivalent Exchange. Even with military allies Colonel Roy Mustang, Lieutenant Riza Hawkeye, and Lieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes on their side, the brothers find themselves caught up in a nationwide conspiracy that leads them not only to the true nature of the elusive Philosopher's Stone, but their country's murky history as well. In between finding a serial killer and racing against time, Edward and Alphonse must ask themselves if what they are doing will make them human again... or take away their humanity.

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English: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Type: TV
Episodes: 64
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2009 to Jul 4, 2010
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Sundays at 17:00 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Square Enix, Mainichi Broadcasting System, Studio Moriken
Licensors: Funimation, Aniplex of America
Studios: Bones
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Military, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Magic, Fantasy, Shounen
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 720p, 480p, 1080p
Type: Dual Audio, BD


Justin Cook – Producer
Yasuhiro Irie – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Masafumi Mima – Sound Director
Takahiro Ikezoe – Episode Director, Storyboard
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Theme Songs

OP1: “again” by YUI (eps 1-14)
OP2: “Hologram (ホログラム)” by NICO Touches the Walls (eps 15-26)
OP3: “Golden Time Lover (ゴールデンタイムラバー)” by Sukima Switch (eps 27-38)
OP4: “Period” by Chemistry (eps 39-50)
OP5: “Rain (レイン)” by SID (eps 51-62)
ED1: “Uso (嘘)” by SID (eps 1-14)
ED2: “LET IT OUT” by Miho Fukuhara (eps 15-26)
ED3: “Tsunaida Te (つないだ手)” by Lil’B (eps 27-38)
ED4: “Shunkan Sentimental (瞬間センチメンタル)” by SCANDAL (eps 39-50)
ED5: “RAY OF LIGHT” by Nakagawa Shouko (eps 51-62)
ED6: “Rain (レイン)” by SID (ep 63)
ED7: “Hologram (ホログラム)” by NICO Touches the Walls (ep 64)

Episode List

01: Fullmetal Alchemist
02: The First Day
03: City of Heresy
04: An Alchemist’s Anguish
05: Rain of Sorrows
06: Road of Hope
07: Hidden Truths
08: The Fifth Laboratory
09: Created Feelings
10: Separate Destinations
11: Miracle at Rush Valley
12: One is All, All is One
13: Beasts of Dublith
14: Those Who Lurk Underground
15: Envoy From the East
16: Footsteps of a Comrade-in-Arms
17: Cold Flame
18: The Arrogant Palm of a Small Human
19: Death of the Undying
20: Father Before the Grave
21: Advance of the Fool
22: Backs in the Distance
23: Girl on the Battlefield
24: Inside the Belly
25: Doorway of Darkness
26: Reunion
27: Interlude Party
28: Father
29: Struggle of the Fool
30: The Ishvalan War of Extermination
31: The 520 Cens Promise
32: The Fuhrer’s Son
33: The Northern Wall of Briggs
34: Ice Queen
35: The Shape of This Country
36: Family Portrait
37: The First Homunculus
38: Conflict at Baschool
39: Daydream
40: Homunculus (The Dwarf in the Flask)
41: The Abyss
42: Signs of a Counteroffensive
43: Bite of the Ant
44: Revving at Full Throttle
45: The Promised Day
46: Looming Shadows
47: Emissary of Darkness
48: The Oath in the Tunnel
49: Filial Affection
50: Upheaval in Central
51: The Immortal Legion
52: Combined Strength
53: Flame of Vengeance
54: Beyond the Inferno
55: The Adults’ Way of Life
56: The Return of the Fuhrer
57: Eternal Leave
58: Sacrifices
59: Lost Light
60: Eye of Heaven, Gateway of Earth
61: He Who Would Swallow God
62: A Fierce Counterattack
63: The Other Side of the Gateway
64: Journey’s End


Flawless. It’ll leave you smiling, laughing, sad and simply amazed. Follows the manga for superior pacing and conclusion over the original.


One of the finest genre melds in the modern age of anime. And it won’t even cost you and arm and a leg to enjoy it!


The anime that will stand the test of time.


One of the greatest shōnen anime of all time. It’s honestly quite hard to point out anything negative about this show.


A splendid show. Everything just so great about it; from story to soundtrack to some badass fight scenes.
A must watch.


It was a great first anime for me, possibly setting the bar too high for all the anime that followed.


Breath of fresh air in a stagnant pool of trite battle shounen via its captivating story, thrilling fights and exemplary characterization.


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