Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Discussion Thread
“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 in the hope that the magical artifact can restore their bodies after a failed attempt to revive their dead mother cost Edward's left leg and right arm; as well as Alphonse's entire body, leaving his soul affixed to a suit of armor.
Japan: 5th April 2009, 17:00 on TBS and MBS stations (GMT+9) [Japanese language, no subs]
South East Asia (Singapore, Philippines, etc): 10th April 2009, 20:30 on Animax Asia (GMT+ [Japanese language, English and Chinese subs]
Taiwan: 11th April 2009, 22:30 on Animax Taiwan (GMT+ [Japanese language, Chinese subs]
Hong Kong: 22nd April 2009, 23:30 on TVB Digital (GMT+ [Japanese language, Chinese subs?]
Japan: 10th April 2009, on GyaO [Japanese language, no subs]
USA: 9th April 2009, 12:00 on FUNimation's video streaming site (CST) [Japanese language, English subs]
Australia: 5th April 2009, 18:00 at Supernova: Brisbane, subsequent episodes will be streamed on Madman's site a few days after each Japanese telecast (GMT+10) [Japanese language, English subs]
France: Soon after JP airing, on Youtube [Full details currently unavailable]
Director: Yasuhiro Irie
Series Composition: Hiroshi Ohnogi
Character Design: Hiroki Kanno
Music: Akira Senju
Art director: Takeshi Satou
Art design: Kazushige Kanehira
Color design: Soko Nakao
Design: Shinji Aramaki
Sound director: Masafumi Mima
Animation Production: BONES
Rie Kugimiya as Alphonse Elric
Romi Paku as Edward Elric
Megumi Takamoto as Winry Rockbell
Shinichiro Miki as Roy Mustang
Fumiko Orikasa as Riza Hawkeye
Hidekatsu Shibata as King Bradley
Hiroyuki Yoshino as Kimblee
Kaori Nazuka as Maria Ross
Keiji Fujiwara as Maes Hughes
Kenji Hamada as Vato Falman
Kenji Utsumi as Alex Louis Armstrong
Kenta Miyake as Scar
Kikuko Inoue as Lust
Kouichi Yamadera as Isaac
Minami Takayama as Envy
Tetsu Shiratori as Gluttony
Yuji Ueda as Jean Havoc
Opening Theme 1 - "Again" by Yui
Ending Theme 1 - "Uso" by Sid
Edit: Episode 1 (by Shinsen-Subs) is now available.
Last edited by MGB; 04-05-2009 at 09:21 AM.
I've liked the first episode quite a lot. It seems the Lior arc will start on the next episode. I'm looking forward for the rest.
Wasn't it supposed to be like tha manga? Or is it starting next episode?
it doesn't look like lior will be starting next episode but an amusing first episode.
Yes, but you've got to remember they weren't introducing the story to newbies only, but they also had to give the older viewers that seems of familiarity. In addition, the previous anime started with Lior as well (and followed the manga quite closely), I think they didn't want to repeat the same thing. Although, it seems will get to Lior on the next episode.
Originally Posted by Tamiel
Looks like it’s off to a great start.
- All the characters are still funny and suitably badass.
- I like Roy’s new voice.
- Al seems to be more active when he fights with Ed.
- Orange Sparkles are just as good as pink ones!
- Hughes is alive! (maybe it will stay that way this time)
- The most obvious branch off from the other stories (besides the ice alchemist monster of the week) is that Ed and Al missed their trip to Liore, which was a pretty major plot point in both the other anime and the manga.
How do you know they've missed it? We'll possibly see Lior in flashbacks
And c'mon, Hughes staying alive would be retarded.
It's supposed to follow the manga plot this time, so why the hell would they do that?
Episode 2 is out. It covers the failed resurrection of the Elric brother's mother, Trisha Elric (chapters 23 and 24).
Edit: I thought it (episode 2) felt rather disjointed at times, particularly the transition to Ed's alchemy exam; it probably would've gone smoother with some more buildup. Other than that, however, it was a decent episode.
Last edited by MGB; 04-12-2009 at 09:14 PM.
I just watched the first 2 episodes tdy. Im looking forward to the rest. It'll be a pein to re-watch that sad episode, with *sniff* Hughes, but i'll manage.
"He is now declaring his words to the WORLD!"
"And we'd just bought a train ticket to Lior, too. Guess we're going to have to cancel that."
Originally Posted by goldencalf
Where have they announced it's going to follow the manga exactly? This is the first place I've seen that brought up.
Last edited by Necromas; 04-12-2009 at 12:04 PM.