Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist Series

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Tagged under Hiromu Arakawa, BONES, Series, Light Novel.

"You can't gain something without sacrificing something else of the equal value. This is the principle of the equivalent trade."

The story takes place in an alternate world from ours in the early 1900's. Two young brothers, Edward Elric and his younger brother Alphonse Elric, live with their mother, Trisha, in the small village of Resembool. Their father left home when they were still very young, but Ed and Al inherited his passion for alchemy.

1909. On a fine day, Trisha dies of an unknown illness, leaving her two sons orphans. Ed blames his father for Trisha's death and wants to find a way to bring her back to life. At this time, Ed was 10, Al 9. When Edward finds out about flesh forging in an alchemy book that belonged to his father, he engages in an intense training with Al in order to be able to perform a human transmutation.

On February 1910, the Elric brothers cross the forbidden line trying to resurrect their mom. The attempt ends in a complete failure. In the process, Ed loses his left leg and Al his whole body. In a last try full of despair, Ed uses alchemy to restore his brother's spirit putting it in a suit of mail, at the further cost of his right arm. When Al wakes up in the armour, he suddenly realizes what happened and takes his unconscious injured brother to the neighbours, the Rockbells.

After that day, the two decide to embark on a journey to find the legendary Philosopher's Stone, rumoured to create anything from nothing, in hopes of getting back their original bodies.

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Kamuinoyume's Fullmetal Alchemist Tv Review

Rated: 10

What more can I say except: I love the show. I love the story, the characters, the ending, everything about it. So, it should come as no surprise to people that I'm giving this show a 10. It had its problems, but for me, it's one of the few shows out here I actually consider a masterpiece, and I highly recommend it to everyone out there.

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kiraralinnea
10.00

10 absolutely! I love this serie! I am watched all episodes from FMA & FMA Brotherhood, and I read it too. I like fantasy and adventure, so this is all of it and more! This is excellent! And I am going to watch them again. Soundtrack of FMA Brotherhood is... Awesome! If you are searching for something fantasy and adventure serie, FullMetal Alchemist is great one!

Carrera-chan Carrera-chan
9.25

Yeah, um it was the 3rd anime i saw in my life very wonderful and i have even watched the full metal alchemist movie as well and also acquire a DVD of it because I'm a big fan i love the story line cause it (the show) had explained its character very nicely and yes it shows the all over story of two brothers from childhood to adult there are many little anime like that in the block which contains one season story. but i love it and wanted one more season to occur and i guess many more would have wanted to see it more ..... i wished that a more seasons come
uh but the story was over in many ways colonel achieved what he wanted and both brothers were satisfied well this show deserves 9.25

fitarol15 fitarol15
9.00

I'm very sure that anyone who watched this anime got hooked into it...because it tells a cute story about families and i really like how ed is very protective of his brother and i like the alchemy efects..
I liked The Re-make more than the old one because i liked the new characters like Ling and lan fan they r my favorite in Fmab..
anyway and i like Roy and riza i think the two make the perfect couple so as Ling and lan fan..
winry is cutie i love her but i think her story with ed in the ending and how they married i think it was rushed they didn't show us how...

erzaanderson erzaanderson
9.75

well this is the second anime which i saw in my life :)
first i was not into anime that much later one day i know it was april my birthday was on run and my little bro WELL HIS NAME IS ALSO EDWARD! asked me when i was studying to see this anime i was angry at first but it was th3rd or 4th episode gin and i liked it then i have mentioned that i own it completely thats because as you see i missed the first 2-3 episodes so i downloaded them then i thought that my holidays are over and my school is gonna start so i started buying it online and so there is a pack of DVD of fullmetal alchemist 3 episodes in one dvd well my thirst finished at first album because i didnt watche d them SO WHAT!!! i took all of um :3 !!!! well ciao i have to go for my high school!!!!!!!!!

Cirru Cirru
8.25

For the most part, alchemy is presented as a limited-type of craft. It is very precise and much is still unknown. The idea of automail is interesting as an advancement on artificial limbs. Izumi Curtis is a rather amusing and tragic character.

Glukogen Glukogen
9.50

I like the story, character development and relationships, the whole psychological and philosophy background (homunculus, Philosophical rock, soul and body, equivalent exchange, the collective mind and the unconscious, etc.). In addition, humor is also not bad. But in the end the whole story has slipped into the mass brawl, and most of the questions did not get answers

HurtHattori HurtHattori
10.00

I'm a huge fan of FMA, and I loved both anime because (just like the manga), an episode could make you cry and then laugh without it feeling awkward. The story is so deep, and the bond between Ed and Al is one of the best depictions of a family I've ever seen. Those brothers live for each other, and I can't help but to admire them.

Brotherhood took some time to grow on me, though : I was always comparing the first anime and the "new one", but when I told to myself to appreciate each of them for their own qualities and to consider them as two different stories with the same premises, it became one of my favourites anime.

renlilica renlilica
8.25

One heck of an anime with all the alchemy, after watching the anime I started to clap my hands the way Ed does when he's about to perform an alchemy, it really feels satisfying. Hehe! I really like Ed's funny side the way he gets annoyed when he's called short, that's really humorous. I like envy from among the homunculus his ability to change faces is really awesome and his homunculus form is a dragon is really awesome(but in brotherhood it's a disgusting creature.)
The plot is really nice and the tragic ending is nice too.

Suzumiya-Boy Suzumiya-Boy
10.00

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST from what was the anime of 2003 including the faithful anime adaptation of the manga in 2009, is a masterpiece, really making an anime with that quality, humor, drama, soundtrack, twists the story is beautiful, also has an end (that of 2009) which is quite nice and leaves one satisfied.
I saw everything including movies, short films, specials and OVAs.

Blue-Latte Blue-Latte
9.50

Definitely one of the best anime I've ever seen, this series told me a great story. <333 Fullmetal Alchemist has some of the most interesting characters you'll see in an anime. This anime also has good ending. I was impressed by the great animation, awesome character designs, and interesting plot. The voice acting is really well done, and again FMA has a great soundtrack. I like pretty much every opening and ending theme of this series. I really recommend this, if you haven’t seen this series so far, you should give it a try ;)

Alenas Alenas
9.75

I honestly didn't expect much when I first started watching this but I quickly changed my mind - wonderful and believable story, lovable and realistic characters and a touch of alchemy and brotherly love. Awesomesauce.

todsen todsen
10.00

My TOP 2 anime series.

I saw the first FMA anime back in 2006 on Animax. Just finished FMA: Brotherhood recently, and now I prefer it over the first one, haha, mostly because of the story. Loved the art direction for the first FMA, though I loved the sketchy backgrounds and the animation (especially the fight scenes!!!) AAAND the happy ending in Brotherhood. I just loved how Arakawa-san closed the story.

Favorite character........... well, I LOVED Ling Yao! Maybe a bit of Greedlin, BUT mostly Ling himself. Lan Fan caught my attention as well. Haha you could say that I loved the Ling x Lan Fan x Fu-jiisan team; they were awesome! =w= Major Miles became one of my favorite *new* characters as well. While watching Brotherhood, I got to appreciate some characters who I didn't pay close attention to during the first series. Hohenheim, Scar, Barry the Chopper, King Bradley, Kimblee, 2nd Lieutenant Heymans Breda, the promoted 2nd Lieutenant Vato Falman!! and Gluttony to name a few. Haha. Of course, my main favs from the first FMA remained. Black Hayate, Hughes (</3), Roy, Edward, human!Alphonse, Riza, Havoc and Fuery. Envy might still have been included in the list, but I didn't really like his character very much in Brotherhood... err I felt that he was a lot cooler in the first FMA. And I would just like to mention that I liked the roles of Heinkel, Darius, Zampano and Jerso, a.k.a. the Human Chimeras.

winree winree
10.00

This is the first anime I've been obsessed with, aside from Naruto/Bleach/OnePiece. At first I thought the art looks like that if "Baki the Grappler", I'm not saying it's ugly, rather I'm just not that impressed. After watching it for the first time, I thought THIS IS IT!

Tokine86
10.00

This is my all time favorite anime and manga. I loved both of the FMA series and I own Brotherhood completely! I find myself always going to this series when I'm bored or I just need a good laugh. I can even recite some of the characters lines.....yeah I'm borderline obsessed. Still this series will always hold a special place in my heart. Its easy to relate to when you really look at it. I loved the music, the story and the meaning of this series and I hope to enjoy it for years to come.

pikachu36 pikachu36
10.00

Now this is a great series too watch, it is really colorful, Great charecter growth throughout the show, and the whole story let alone was intresting and always leaving you looking for more, even when there journey ended I was still left with wanting more of this great series.