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Fullmetal Alchemist 

Hagane no renkinjutsushi (original title)
The Elric brothers' deciding to perform a forbidden human transmutation to bring their dead mother back, they end up losing their bodies. Now Edward must find the chemical privileges to restore their body back.
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 Edward Elric (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Aaron Dismuke ...
 Alphonse Elric (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Edward Elric / ... (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Rie Kugimiya ...
 Alphonse Elric / ... (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Roy Mustang (33 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tôru Ohkawa ...
 Roy Mustang / ... (33 episodes, 2003-2004)
Colleen Clinkenbeard ...
 Riza Hawkeye / ... (29 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Winry Rockbell / ... (29 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Alex Louis Armstrong / ... (28 episodes, 2004)
Kenji Utsumi ...
 Alex Louis Armstrong / ... (28 episodes, 2004)
Megumi Toyoguchi ...
 Winry Rockbell (28 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Lust / ... (25 episodes, 2003-2004)
Michiko Neya ...
 Riza Hawkeye (25 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yuuko Satou ...
 Lust (24 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Jean Havoc / ... (23 episodes, 2003-2004)
Ed Blaylock ...
 King Bradley / ... (23 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yasunori Matsumoto ...
 Jean Havoc / ... (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Chris Cason ...
 Gluttony / ... (21 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Sloth / ... (21 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yoshino Takamori ...
 Sloth / ... (21 episodes, 2003-2004)
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The Elric brothers' mother is dead and their father has long since abandoned them. Deciding to perform a forbidden human transmutation to bring their mother back, they end up losing their bodies. Now Edward must join the military in order to gain certain alchemical privileges, with his one goal being to restore his brother to his original state. But with war on the horizon it's only a matter of time before they are both forced to question their morals and ultimately decide the value of human life. Written by Anonymous

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The Philosophers' Stone: those who possess it, no longer bound by the laws of Equivalent Exchange in Alchemy, may gain without sacrifice, create without equal exchange. We searched for it, and we found it. See more »


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(51 episodes)

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Within the military, State Alchemists carry ranks equivelant to Majors and can be promoted from there up. See more »

Quotes

Alphonse Elric: Brother, it turns out the Philosopher's Stone may very well be real. But all the clues we need to finding it are off limits to everyone except State Alchemists. Since I no longer have a mortal shell, I can't feel the terror you felt, thinking you were going to die. It must have been very painful and lonely. I want my body back Brother. I want to be able to feel what you felt, to feel human again. If we find the Philosopher's Stone, I can have that.
Edward Elric: When I was certain he was going to kill me, my...
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits of the first episodes, you see a close-up of Ed who "turns to the camera" and casts a faint smile. In the 7th episode though - a tragic one, Ed's smile breaks into a big grin while his eyes are shining like he's about to cry. See more »

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Referenced in El Reviewer Random: Kaiji (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Tobira no Mukou he
(To the Other Side of the Door)
Second ending theme (episodes #14-25)
Performed by YeLLOW Generation
Music by Kôsuke Morimoto
Lyrics by YeLLOW Generation
Arrangement by Seikô Nagaoka
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26 June 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

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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