Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is set in a fictional world where alchemy – the transmutation of raw materials into objects – is science, and the way of life. The series follows the Elric brothers, Edward and Alphonse, on their perilous journey in search of the legendary "Philosopher's Stone". They set forth hoping that the magical artifact can restore their bodies after a failed attempt to revive their dead mother cost Edward his left leg and right arm, while Alphonse's entire body was taken away leaving his soul affixed to a suit of armor.
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Two brothers search for a Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their deceased mother goes awry and leaves them in damaged physical forms.
- Rated: TV-14
- Released: 09 Apr 2009
- Runtime: 24 min
- Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
- Director: N/A
- Writer: N/A
- Actors: Iemasa Kayumi, Kent Williams, Muriel Hofmann, Lili Troncale
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
- Awards: 3 wins & 4 nominations.
- Total Seasons: 1
Episode 1x64; Jul 04, 2010
Ed and Al start a new adventure in searching for new and innovative ways of alchemy.
1x64: Journey's End
1x63: The Other Side of the Gate
1x62: The Vehement Counterattack
1x61: He Who Would Swallow God
1x60: Eye of the Sky, Gate of the Earth
1x59: Light that Was Lost
1x58: Human Sacrifice
1x57: Eternal Rest
1x56: The Return of the Führer
Kenta Miyake as Scar
Romi Park as Edward Elric
Hiroyuki Yoshino as Kimblee
Yuji Ueda as Jean Havoc
Minami Takayama as Envy
Kikuko Inoue as Lust
|Episode No.||No. Overall||Title||Airdate||Runtime||Summary|
|1||1||The Full Metal Alchemist||2009-04-05||25||
The Elric brothers adjust to military life and take part in a manhunt for Isaac the Freezer, a former State Alchemist bent on ending the reign of Fuhrer Bradley.
|2||2||The Day It Began||2009-04-12||25||
A glimpse into the past reveals the pain and desperation that drove the Elric boys to break alchemy's greatest taboo - human transmutation - and their reasons for becoming dogs of the military.
|3||3||Town of Heretics||2009-04-19||25||
Science and faith collide when the Elrics confront Father Cornello. He claims to work miracles, but the brothers suspect him of abusing a Philosopher's Stone to manipulate his flock.
|4||4||Anguish of the Alchemist||2009-04-26||25||
The Elrics meet Shou Tucker, a leading researcher in the field of chimeras. He has much to teach Ed and Al about alchemy - and the horrible cruelty that sometimes accompanies it.
|5||5||Rain of Grief||2009-05-03||25||
Edward and Alphonse are attacked by Scar, a mysterious killer wanted for a string of gruesome murders. His powers are incredible - and his obsession with slaying State Alchemists might be justified.
|6||6||The Road Of Hope||2009-05-10||25||
Before arriving at the Rockbell home for repairs, the Elrics meet Dr. Marcoh, a State Alchemist running from past sins. The information he gives Ed and Al could put the Philosopher's Stone within reach.
|7||7||The Hidden Truth||2009-05-17||25||
The Elrics discover the horrific ingredient needed to create a Philosopher's Stone. When night falls, they prowl the grounds of a secret laboratory in search of more facts - but the brothers find only danger.
|8||8||Research Laboratory 5||2009-05-24||25||
Ed and Al furiously battle the Fifth Laboratory's psychotic guards. In the chaos, the truth behind the Philosopher's Stone is buried beneath rubble - and disturbing new questions are unearthed.
Al is haunted by the notion his entire existence was simply created by his brother. When the youngest Elric angrily reveals these suspicions, only Winry can convince him just how wrong he is about Ed.
When the conspiracy surrounding the Philosopher's Stone closes in on the highest ranks of the military, one of Mustang's most trusted and cherished allies is murdered.
|11||11||The Miracle of Rush Valley||2009-06-14||25||
The Elrics, realizing alchemy has yet to unlock the mysteries of creating life, feel powerless when a new friend goes into labor. Winry, however, jumps into action with a young thief named Paninya.
|12||12||One is All, All is One||2009-06-21||25||
While visiting Izumi, their childhood teacher, the Elrics recall the early difficulties of grasping equivalent exchange. They also discover she shares their intimate knowledge of alchemy's greatest taboo.
|13||13||The Beasts of Dublith||2009-06-28||25||
Al is abducted by chimeras led by the seemingly indestructible Homunculus known as Greed. When Ed's rescue attempt falls short, Izumi proves once more that she's got the brothers' best interests in mind.
|14||14||Those Who Lurk Underground||2009-07-05||25||
In a violent clash with Greed, King Bradley proves to be a brutal opponent. But the man who finally destroys the Ultimate Shield is more powerful than even the Fuhrer himself.
|15||15||Messanger from the East||2009-07-12||25||
The Elrics scuffle with Ling Yao and his attendants, Lan Fan and Fu, visitors from Xing seeking the Philosopher?s Stone. Ed may not like him, but Ling Yao?s not leaving until he gets what he wants.
|16||16||Footprints of a Comrade-in-Arms||2009-07-19||25||
After learning of Hughes's fate, Ed and Al are ravaged by sadness and guilt. Envy still hides in plain sight among the State Alchemists, and another Homunculus is on the verge of infiltrating their ranks as well.
Freed by an unlikely liberator, Ross's escape is interrupted by Mustang. Even those most loyal to the Flame Alchemist are shaken by the controversial action he takes against the accused killer of Maes Hughes.
|18||18||The Arrogant Palms of a Little Human||2009-08-02||25||
Ed's journey to a distant land of legend offers surprising new details behind Mustang's alleyway encounter with Ross. After a fateful encounter of his own, Elric learns a stunning secret about Winry's parents.
|19||19||The Death of the Undying||2009-08-09||25||
Mustang, Alphonse, Havoc, and Hawkeye split up to search a military laboratory. If Lust has her way, none of them will ever see each other again.
|20||20||The Father Standing Before a Grave||2009-08-16||25||
Hohenheim's visit ends with a grave warning to Pinako, but Ed finds hope among the charred ruins of his childhood. Now more than ever, he has confidence that Al can be returned to his body.
|21||21||Advance of the Fool||2009-08-30||25||
Hoping to learn more about the Homunculi, Ed and Al devise a risky strategy to lure the creatures out of hiding. Step one of the brothers' plan: risk death at the hands of their most dangerous enemy - Scar.
Scar's mission to destroy those who slaughtered his people is fueled by justifiable rage. Upon learning the role Scar played in her parents' deaths, Winry claims those murderous feelings as her own.
|23||23||The Girl on the Battlefield||2009-09-13||25||
Cooperation between Mustang's cabal and Ling Yao's band leads to the capture of a Homunculus. Unfortunately, their actions also capture the eye of the Homunculus hiding atop the military's ranks.
|24||24||Within the Stomach||2009-09-20||25||
Gluttony's twisted powers overwhelm the Elrics - and the creature's appetite is satisfied by battle's end. Meanwhile, Mustang acts on his suspicions of Bradley and finds himself in the belly of the beast.
|25||25||The Door of Darkness||2009-09-27||25||
The Homunculi are winning. Ed and Ling face a horrific enemy within the hellish expanse of Gluttony's gut. In Central, Mustang can only watch as his loyal band of soldiers is divided by Bradley.
Truths are exposed when Al finds the one called Father, and Mustang hears the tale of Bradley's creation - but the most amazing revelation is reserved for Ed after he once again breaks alchemy's greatest taboo.
Visions of the past play out as Hohenheim reflects on the follies of man; the pain that comes with family, the truths of Alchemy and the roots of war.
The Elrics come face to face with Father - and his face is familiar indeed. Powerless and amazed, Ed and Al can only watch as Father creates a new Homunculus with alchemy that should be impossible.
|29||29||The Fool's Struggle||2009-10-25||25||
The Elrics are at Bradley's mercy; if the brothers make one wrong move, those dearest to them will pay. As Mustang quietly gathers allies at his side, Ed discovers there may be no need to find a Philosopher's Stone.
|30||30||The Ishbal Annihilation Campaign||2009-11-01||25||
As Edward hears Hawkeye's tale of a time when idealistic young soldiers were tasked with genocide, the horrors of the Ishvalan battlefield are revealed.
|31||31||The Promise Made For 520 Cenz||2009-11-08||25||
Even as his subordinates are scattered, Mustang finds he still has allies - unfortunately, so do his enemies. The Homunculi unleash one of the Ishvalan War's most notorious killers to deal with Scar and Marcoh.
|32||32||The Son of the Fuhrer||2009-11-15||25||
A secret encounter allows Mustang to spark new ambitions in an old friend - an ally with loyal troops at his command. Meanwhile, Edward and Alphonse share a chance meeting with their biggest fan - young Selim Bradley.
|33||33||The Northern Wall of Briggs||2009-11-22||25||
The frigid northern borderlands become a battlefield when Kimblee finally closes in on Scar. Deeper into the frozen wasteland, Ed and Al's fight is against the bitter elements as they struggle to reach Fort Briggs.
The soldiers at Fort Briggs remain ever vigilant against the threat of spies from Drachma. The massive compound may seem impenetrable - but a violent intruder offers destructive proof to the contrary.
|35||35||The Shape of This Country||2009-12-06||25||
Edward uncovers a conspiracy of staggering scope: a plot that has already claimed countless victims. Clues suggest that Fort Briggs will soon know bloodshed - and an entire nation will suffer.
As Raven tries to corrupt Armstrong, Ed and Al can only wait in their cell. Long ago, their father faced his own captivity, confined to an eternity of regret in an undying body. To escape the pain, he said goodbye.
|37||37||The Original Homunculus||2009-12-20||25||
The first Homunculus reveals itself; Edward is surprised by an offer from Kimblee: Fullmetal can have all he has searched for - in exchange for becoming a mass murderer.
|38||38||Clash in Baschool||2009-12-27||25||
When Scar is cornered by a pair of gruesome chimera, the Elrics must enter the fray as his unlikely allies. Later, Winry's attempt to confront Scar over his role in her parents' death ends in disaster.
The ruse of Winry's abduction by Scar is revealed, but a plan of rescue must still be hatched. A brutal storm is coming - one which only Alphonse Elric can brave.
Long ago, the blood of a simple slave was used in an experiment which created a strange, shapeless being. In exchange for the gift of existence, the being gave the slave a name - and cursed him with immortality.
Bound by more than blood, the Elrics have long shared joy and pain. Now, with Al wandering the frigid void - and Ed losing blood by Kimblee's hand - the mystical connection of their souls could prove fatal.
|42||42||The Signs of a Counterattack||2010-01-31||25||
May and Marcoh's efforts to decode the research of Scar's brother yield progress, but it might be too late to prevent catastrophe. Violence is spreading across the land, and it will soon reach the northern border.
|43||43||The Ant's Bite||2010-02-07||25||
In the snowy north, the soldiers of Fort Briggs engage an invading army and Marcoh leads an attack against monstrous Envy. In Central, an ominous and shocking secret is revealed to Olivier Armstrong.
|44||44||A Full Recovery||2010-02-14||25||
Hohenheim and Alphonse enjoy a chance to get reacquainted. Their bond is restored with ease, inspiring the father to share his secrets with his sons - but one of them is far away and on the run.
|45||45||The Promised Day||2010-02-21||25||
The Promised Day is approaching. While most will face the coming chaos with their own kind, Edward forms a new group comprised of human, chimera and Homunculus
|46||46||The Creeping Shadow||2010-02-28||25||
Those who have prepared to reclaim a nation find their plans exposed. The chaos multiplies after an assassin strikes down a mighty leader in broad daylight, and Alphonse falls prey to monsters in the dark.
|47||47||Messenger of Darkness||2010-03-07||25||
A sinister voice rings out from the shell of Al's armor, and Ed and Greed find themselves under attack. As the Homunculi use the darkness to their advantage, a face from the past arrives to join the battle.
|48||48||The Underground Oath||2010-03-14||25||
After investigating the twisted roots of the Bradley family tree, Mustang gathers his most loyal troops. Meanwhile, Ed and his allies continue fighting Selim, who shocks everyone by turning on his own kind.
|49||49||Parent and Child Feelings||2010-03-21||25||
With his father's help, Al takes incredible steps to contain the monstrous Pride. As the sun begins to rise on the Promised Day, the youngest Elric listens while the Homunculus ponders his very human mother.
Mustang leads a ragtag assault force of hardy northern troops - and welcome faces from the past - against Central's defenses. Victory seems certain until the military's most horrifying secret is revealed.
Ed's crew faces a horde of ravenous mannequins, abominations powered by human souls. The twisted creatures aren't the only unstoppable force on the battlefield - Pride, Sloth, and Envy are on the move.
With the philosopher stone in his possession, Alphonse fearlessly takes on pride and Kimble. Elsewhere, the Armstrongs find themselves trapped between Sloth's onslaught and the guns of Central's troops.
|53||53||Flame of Vengeance||2010-04-18||25||
After a startling radio broadcast grants Mustang's forces the advantage over Central's troops, the Flame Alchemist unleashes the brutal power of burning hatred in the battle against the killer of Maes Hughes.
|54||54||Beyond the Raging Fire||2010-04-25||25||
As Envy writhes within the firestorm unleashed by Mustang's vengeful rage, Hawkeye must take drastic measures to prevent the Flame Alchemist's hatred from going out of control.
|55||55||The Adults' Way of Life||2010-05-02||25||
A rebel victory is imminent and hope takes hold among Mustang and Armstrong's troops. Central's forces teeter on the brink of collapse - until their fallen leader returns to take control.
|56||56||The Return of the Führer||2010-05-09||25||
Central's forces fight with renewed vigor following Bradley's return, and the Führer himself enters the battle. His first opponent is an armored tank. His second foe is even tougher.
The battle for a nation's soul descends into chaos. Bradley unleashes death on those who dare engage him. Beneath Central, the one responsible for the Führer's creation unleashes something far, far worse.
Mustang must make a difficult choice: will he break alchemy's greatest taboo? Or will he watch the person dearest to him die? Meanwhile, it grows ever more difficult to discern where Ling ends and Greed begins.
|59||59||Light that Was Lost||2010-05-30||25||
As the light of the sun vanishes, Mustang learns the loss which comes from seeing the other side of the Gateway - and five sacrifices gather in the dark presence of the Father.
|60||60||Eye of the Sky, Gate of the Earth||2010-06-06||25||
The light is gone. Shadows swallow everything. As the planet quakes and the heavens tremble, the souls of heroes and villains alike vanish into darkness. The circle is complete.
|61||61||He Who Would Swallow God||2010-06-13||25||
Millions of lifeless bodies litter the landscape of Amestris, and a being with the power to create suns is unleashed upon the world. Unless Hohenheim has something amazing up his sleeve, all is surely lost.
|62||62||The Vehement Counterattack||2010-06-20||25||
A truly epic battle erupts when Edward, Mustang, Hawkeye, Greed, Izumi, and Armstrong attack the god-like Father. The odds are against the forces of good - until one brave boy makes a shocking sacrifice.
|63||63||The Other Side of the Gate||2010-06-27||25||
Ed fights the original homunculus known as 'The father' trying to defeat him in order to get his and Al's body back.
Ed and Al start a new adventure in searching for new and innovative ways of alchemy.
|Kenta Miyake||as Scar|
|Romi Park||as Edward Elric|
|Hiroyuki Yoshino||as Kimblee|
|Yuji Ueda||as Jean Havoc|
|Minami Takayama||as Envy|
|Kikuko Inoue||as Lust|
|Kaori Nazuka||as Maria Ross|
|Megumi Takamoto||as Winry Rockbell|
|Rie Kugimiya||as Alphonse Elric|
|Keiji Fujiwara||as Maes Hughes|
|Kenji Utsumi||as Alex Louis Armstrong|
|Hidekatsu Shibata||as King Bradley|
|Kenji Hamada||as Vato Falman|
|Fumiko Orikasa||as Riza Hawkeye|
|Kouichi Yamadera||as Isaac|
|Shinichiro Miki||as Roy Mustang|
|Tetsu Shiratori||as Gluttony|