Anime Review: Full Metal Alchemist – Brotherhood

General Information:

Type: TV
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Theme: Military
Demographic: Shounen
Episodes: 64
Aired: Apr 5, 2009 to Jul 4, 2010
Premiered: Spring 2009
Producers: Aniplex, Square Enix, Mainichi Broadcasting System, Studio Moriken
Licencors: Funimation, Aniplex of America
Studios: Bones
Source: Manga
Rating: R – 17+


After a horrific alchemy experiment goes wrong in the Elric household, brothers Edward and Alphonse are left in a catastrophic new reality. Ignoring the alchemical principle banning human transmutation, the boys attempted to bring their recently deceased mother back to life. Instead, they suffered brutal personal loss: Alphonse’s body disintegrated while Edward lost a leg and then sacrificed an arm to keep Alphonse’s soul in the physical realm by binding it to a hulking suit of armor.

The brothers are rescued by their neighbor Pinako Rockbell and her granddaughter Winry. Known as a bio-mechanical engineering prodigy, Winry creates prosthetic limbs for Edward by utilizing “automail,” a tough, versatile metal used in robots and combat armor. After years of training, the Elric brothers set off on a quest to restore their bodies by locating the Philosopher’s Stone—a powerful gem that allows an alchemist to defy the traditional laws of Equivalent Exchange.

As Edward becomes an infamous alchemist and gains the nickname “Fullmetal,” the boys’ journey embroils them in a growing conspiracy that threatens the fate of the world. [Written by MAL Rewrite]


Full Metal Alchemist is one of the most popular anime and most beloved. Its adaptation was back in 2003 the anime was titled full metal alchemist. After watching the first adaptation, I really loved the series. However the animation didn’f follow the manga exactly. Due to fans demand they come up with a second adaptation which is titled Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and it followed the manga to the letter.

Even though this adaptation was exactly like the manga, the anime felt like it was missing something… the series was sarcastic it didn’t take itself as seriously as it should. Ever though there were more serious stuff happened and more messed up ideas… the comedy aspect over shadowed it. While the music and animation and art were amazing, it was difficult for me to sit and watch the show continuously.

with that said, I think that a lot of people would enjoy this version more… a lot of people already told me that they did. however it wasn’t my cup of tea. I enjoyed the First version better

Rating: 7/10


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