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Fullmetal Alchemist

Alt titles: Hagane no Renkinjutsushi

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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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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa Movie 2005 Sequel
Fullmetal Alchemist: Reflections DVD Special 2005 Condensed Version
Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium Collection OVA 2006 Same Franchise Special collection of short OVAs seperate to the main plotline.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood TV 2009 Same Franchise
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Specials DVD Special 2009 Same Franchise
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood: 4-Koma Theater DVD Special 2009 Same Franchise
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos Movie 2011 TBD

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Fullmetal Alchemist 2001 Original Manga
Fullmetal Alchemist Gaiden 2010 TBD
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Prototype 2011 TBD
Name Role
Yoshiyuki ITO Character Design
Seiji MIZUSHIMA Director
Michiru OSHIMA Music
Hiromu ARAKAWA Original Manga Creator
Hiro MARUYAMA Producer
Masahiko MINAMI Producer
Ryo OYAMA Producer

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Fullmetal Alchemist sothis 10/10 Oct 25, 2004
Hagane no Renkinjutsushi sothis 10/10 Oct 25, 2004

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