Fullmetal Alchemist

Alt titles: Hagane no Renkinjutsushi

TV (51 eps)
4.456 out of 5 from 56,937 votes
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Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give. But these brothers tried to defy that law, and a horrific accident resulted. Now, the older brother, Edward, is called the Full Metal Alchemist because of his metal limbs, and the younger, Alphonse, is a soul without a body, trapped within the confines of an automaton. Together they search for the power to restore themselves, to find the lives they lost so long ago...

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sothis's avatar by sothis on Oct 25, 2004
Score: 10/10

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Full Metal Alchemist takes place in a world that seems similar to our own, but not as technologically advanced. Trains and steam powered engines are used a great deal, and the science of alchemy is far more prevalent than machines of our time. In alchemy, there is the rule of equivalent trade: you must give something of equal value in order to get something. And above all else, human transmutation... read more

RogerSmith2004's avatar by RogerSmith2004 on Oct 13, 2014
Score: 9/10

Fullmetal Alchemist is from Studio BONES and based off the manga from Hiromu Arakawa. It was already a very famous work even before its airing on Cartoon Network's [adult swim] block in late 2004, which is where I had heard of it first. This anime is known for being a gateway show for loads of people, and for good reason, it's a very engaging show. STORY: The show's story is very well known. Ed and Al... read more

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