Fullmetal Alchemist (2003–2004)

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Animation, Action, Adventure


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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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26 June 2005 | eagleknight98
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| Top , non-Miyazaki, Anime
This anime is about two gifted brothers who are intelligent, kind and ambitious. They live in a world where Alchemy, and subsequently Alchemist, is the law of the world (vs. science in ours). With alchemy, one can do wonders... repair broken items....change physical properties of a matter...etc. However, alchemy is bound to one rule....one cant take (or make) a thing without giving something in return. With this simple rule, the two brothers go in a maze of exciting adventures, meeting wonderful characters and even sometimes, respectable enemies. The anime is 51 episodes long, which might seem a little too long initially, yet fortunately...each and every episode will tie you to your seat and make you crave for more. Story line is good, a mix of brotherhood, friendship, love, humanity and (like any other anime) the effect of war on people, not to forget the hilarious moments this anime is mined with. Character development is excellent. Drawing is top notch and music is entertaining. Unfortunately, this anime is not concluded after 51 episodes. The movie, and hopefully the conclusion, is to be release 23rd July 2005. This anime is worth every second....a must see.

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Trivia

Certain characters from both the anime and the manga have the same names and faces but different origins to their stories. (I.e., in the manga Homunculi can only be made by Father. In the anime, they're the result of failed human transmutation. Etc.) The Elric brothers' father Hohenheim, is unique among these characters as his origins were vastly different from either story and his name was different. In this anime, Hohenheim of light was the first Alchemist to create a Philospher's stone and began jumping bodies in order to live longer. In the manga and second anime, Von Hohenheim was a slave who was "gifted" with an immortal body through the Philospher's stone that was bestowed upon him by Father.


Quotes

Jean Havoc: The classic sewer escape.
Roy Mustang: Don't follow him.
Jean Havoc: Dammit, I was about to jump in!
Maes Hughes: Nice mess! Is it over yet?
Roy Mustang: You know, you could try to help while you're here, Hughes.
Maes Hughes: Lay off, I'm as normal as they come and this is a contest of freaks. What do you want ...


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.


Soundtracks

Riraito
(Rewrite)
Fourth opening theme (episodes #42-51)
Performed by Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Music and lyrics by Masafumi Gotô
Arrangement by Asian Kung-Fu Generation

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Animation | Action | Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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