Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Alt titles: Hagane no Renkinjutsushi (2009)

TV (64 eps)
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The foundation of alchemy is based on the law of equivalent exchange; you cannot produce something from nothing. As such, alchemy is bound by one taboo - human transmutation. Four years ago two young brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, broke this taboo when they tried to resurrect their dead mother. During the process Al's body disintegrated and Ed lost his leg. In a desperate attempt to prevent his brother from disappearing completely, Ed sacrificed one of his arms so he could affix Al's soul to a suit of armor. When his missing limbs are replaced by auto mail parts, Ed bears the name of the Fullmetal Alchemist - the youngest ever State Alchemist and dog of the military. Now, alongside his brother, Ed uses his status within the military to attempt to find any way that he can return their bodies back to their original state.

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epicotaku's avatar by epicotaku on Jul 24, 2012
Score: 10/10

Ok so this is my first review, so I don’t really know what to say, so I'm just going to start now... Story OK, so I guess I'll start with the story. The story was great. It started off kind of like Fullmetal Alchemist but only for about 14-ish episodes and at a much quicker pace. After the 14th-ish episode it began to develop a new story different than FMA. This story more closely follows the manga (so... read more

cassiesheepgirl's avatar by cassiesheepgirl on Jul 17, 2010
Score: 9.9/10

When I first heard that a new series of Fullmetal Alchemist was to hit our screens in spring 2009, I admit that I approached it with trepidation. I loved the 2002 version, thought it ended well and, after believing the film had ruined it somewhat, I was praying that a second season wouldn’t besmirch the franchise any further. When I learned that... read more

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