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.
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
The king is dead. Long live the king!
I never imagined saying that about one of my tops in a span of less than 10 years, much less for a remake. Yet life is full of surprises and behold, I now have this ranking exactly where the previous version stood.
If you happen to be paying attention to remakes, you may notice that most of the times they feel inferior to the original series. The feeling of... read more
|Fullmetal Alchemist||TV||2003||Same Franchise|
|Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa||Movie||2005||Same Franchise|
|Fullmetal Alchemist: Reflections||DVD Special||2005||Same Franchise|
|Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium Collection||OVA||2006||Same Franchise|
|Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Specials||DVD Special||2009||Side Story|
|Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood: 4-Koma Theater||DVD Special||2009||Omake|
|Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos||Movie||2011||TBD|
|Fullmetal Alchemist||2001||Original Manga|
|Fullmetal Alchemist Gaiden||2010||TBD|
|Fullmetal Alchemist: The Prototype||2011||TBD|