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Anime Profile: Fullmetal Alchemist

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Title
Fullmetal Alchemist Hagane no Renkin Jutsushi(鋼の錬金術師)("Fullmetal Alchemist") Fullmetal Alchemist
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  Fullmetal Alchemist
Released
51 TV episodes, 1 movie, 4 OVA episodes 51 TV episodes, 1 movie, 4 OVA episodes
Dates
2004 2003–2004
Company
FUNimation Aniplex/BONES/Mainichi Broadcasting
Creator
  Hiromu Arakawa
Director
  Seiji Mizushima
Genre
Fantasy, Adventure, Action Fantasy, Adventure, Action
Related
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shamballa Gekijyouban Hagane no Renkinjutsushi - Shanbara wo Yuku Mono
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Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shambala Gekijōban Hagane no Renkinjutsushi - Shanbara wo Yuku Mono
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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Hagane no Renkin Jutsushi (2009 remake)
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Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Mirosu no Seinaru Hoshi
Characters
Alex Louis Armstrong Alex Louis Armstrong
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Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon and Anime Nation.

Anime Description: Fullmetal Alchemist

"Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is Alchemy's First Law of Equivalent Exchange. In those days, we really believed that to be the world's one and only truth." - Alphonse Elric (play clip)

It is the early 20th century in an alternate universe: one where Alchemy exists. Alchemy, the science of acting on the basic structure of the world, breaking things down and then reshaping them as desired. Almost anything is possible for an alchemist...provided the alchemist is willing to pay the price.

Edward Elric is just such an alchemist. While he and his brother Alphonse attempting to bring back their dearly departed mother, an accident occurs. Ed loses his leg, and Al... his life! Fortunately, Ed captures his brother's soul and commits it into a huge suit of armor...at the cost of his arm.

Time passes. Ed (now possessing prosthetic metal limbs) gains notoriety for his alchemy skills, earning his nickname, "Fullmetal Alchemist". Now, he and Al (still contained in that suit of armor) journey the world in search of the fabled Philosopher's Stone, the artifact Ed believes can help him to undo the damage wrought upon them and restore a full and happy life to both brothers.

In addition to the TV series and the movie, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shambala, there are also 4 OVA episodes:

  1. Chibi Party
  2. Kids
  3. Live Action
  4. Rise of the Homunculi

Streaming Video: Fullmetal Alchemist Episode 1

Audio Files: Fullmetal Alchemist

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