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The episodes from the anime Fullmetal Alchemist are based on Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa. Set in a fictional universe in which alchemy is one of the most advanced scientific techniques known to man, the story follows Edward and Alphonse Elric, two alchemist brothers, who want to recover parts of their bodies lost in an attempt to bring their mother back to life through alchemy.
Fullmetal Alchemist was first aired on the Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) in Japan from October 4, 2003, to October 2, 2004. It later aired on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block in the United States from November 6, 2004, and its remake, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, is still airing on Saturdays at 12:30 AM. A theatrical release titled Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa, a sequel to the television series, premiered in Japanese theaters on July 23, 2005; and it premiered in the U.S. on August 24, 2006. A series of five original video animations (OVAs) were also released. The majority of these OVAs are side stories and do not expand on the plot. In 2009, a new anime, named Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood for the English release started broadcast in TV Tokyo being directed by Yasuhiro.
The first series has been released in a series of thirteen DVDs from December 17, 2003 to January 26, 2005 in Japan. Funimation also released the same series of DVDs from February 8, 2005 to September 12, 2006 in the United States. MVM had released the first eight volumes in the United Kingdom; however, Funimation gave the rights over to Revelation Films. In March 2006 a DVD featuring the OVAs was released in Japan with the name of Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium Collection. Funimation acquired and dubbed the Premium Collection, which was released on August 4, 2009. During January from 2009, Bones released a "DVD box archives" of the anime. It includes the first anime of 51 episodes, the film, the CD soundtracks, and guidebooks from the series.
Eight pieces of theme music are used for the episodes--four opening themes and four ending themes. Each of the theme songs were performed by artists under Sony Music Entertainment Japan's label, whose anime distribution unit, Aniplex, handled the production and music production for the series. The music score was composed and arranged by Michiru Oshima.
• "Melissa" by Porno Graffitti is used during episodes 2-13,
• "Ready Steady Go" by L'Arc-en-Ciel follows it until episodes 25,
• "Undo" by Cool Joke is used until episode 41,
• and "Rewrite" by Asian Kung-Fu Generation is used until episode 51.
• For episode 1, the ending is "Melissa" by Porno Graffitti.
• "Kesenai Tsumi" (消せない罪, "Indelible Sin") by Nana Kitade is used for episodes 2-13,
• "Tobira no Mukō e (扉の向うへ, "Beyond the Door") by Yellow Generation is used for episodes 14-24,
• "Motherland" by Crystal Kay is used for episodes 26-41,
• and "I Will" by Sowelu is used for episodes 42-50.
All episodes that originally opened with "Melissa" and "Undo" had "Ready Steady Go" shown in place of those songs on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim and YTV's Bionix. The DVD releases from Funimation include all openings in their original places and format.
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"Those Who Challenge the Sun", "Taiyō ni Idomu Mono" (太陽に挑む者)
October 4, 2003
November 6, 2004
In a brief flashback, Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric had attempted to perform an alchemical transmutation in the hopes of bringing their late mother back to life, but they had failed in doing so. As a consequence, Alphonse disappears, Edward loses his left leg, and a grotesque figure appears in the transmutation circle. In the present, the brothers walk across a desert. They arrive at Liore, where they hear about a religious leader named Father Cornello who can create miracles. However, as they realize that he is performing alchemy and ignoring the law of equivalent exchange, they believe that he possesses the philosopher's stone, which they had been searching for to restore Alphonse's body. Threatened, Cornello orders Cray to kill them. Rosé, a girl the brothers meet, is traumatized after witnessing Al's lack of a human body, runs to Cornello. Edward and Alphonse follow her, and Cornello releases a chimera on them when they meet. Cornello also transmuted a giant bird from a parrot and sends it to fight against Edward. Edward fends both of the chimera and the bird off by exposing his automail, his metal arm and leg. Cornello then realizes why Edward Elric is nicknamed the "Fullmetal Alchemist", understanding that the brothers had committed the ultimate sin of human transmutation.
"Body of the Sanctioned", "Kinki no Karada" (禁忌の身体)
October 11, 2003
November 13, 2004
After revealing that they were trying to revive their mother, Edward and Alphonse warn Rosé that reviving her boyfriend Cain would result in a similar fate. Cornello attacks the boys to chase them away, and he later show a silhouette of Cain in order to comfort Rosé. He then orders the townspeople to attack and capture the Elrics. Edward transmutes some metal to look like Alphonse, and allows himself to be captured. Cornello then takes the state alchemist pocket-watch from Edward, assuming that it is his secret to performing alchemy without a transmutation circle. Cornello catches Rosé trying to visit Cain and he reveals the silhouette to be a chimera made of birds. He leaves her to be eaten by the chimera, but Alphonse arrives just in time to save her. As Cornello tells Edward his plan to use Liore as the base for world domination, Alphonse broadcasts it across town. Edward then defeats Cornello with his superior alchemy, only to find out that the philosopher's stone is a fake. When Rosé confronts Edward and Alphonse about how their exposing Cornello did more harm than his deception, Edward tells her to walk on her own two feet. As the Elrics leave, Lust and Gluttony manage to salvage their plans with Liore by killing Cornello and replacing him with Envy masquerading as the "real" Cornello.
"Mother", "Okāsan..." (おかあさん...)
October 18, 2003
November 20, 2004
In a flashback that continues through to episode nine, Edward and Alphonse learn alchemy from a very young age, taking after their father, who apparently abandoned his family when Alphonse was still too young to remember him. They show their alchemy to both their friend Winry Rockbell and their mother Trisha Elric. Trisha encourages them in the pursuits of alchemic knowledge, but she dies from a sudden illness and the brothers vow to revive her with alchemy. They apprentice themselves to an unnamed alchemist, and after their training, they attempt to resurrect Trisha. The transmutation goes awry, in which Edward loses his left leg and Alphonse loses his entire body. Edward then sacrifices his right arm to attach his brother's soul to a suit of armor. Alphonse carries Edward's broken bleeding body to Rockbell Automail. Roy Mustang arrives unexpectedly, having received a letter the boys sent to his office, inquiring about their father Van Hohenheim. Having seen the attempted human transmutation, Mustang tries to recruit the boys to become state alchemists, but Pinako Rockbell orders him to leave. Edward pays Pinako for automail limbs and decides to become a state alchemist so that he can gain privileged access to the state library, and find a way to restore Alphonse's body. Edward and Alphonse burn down their childhood home so that in efforts of not giving up and try to return and leave Resembool.
"A Forger's Love", "Ai no Rensei" (愛の錬成)
October 25, 2003
November 27, 2004
On their way to Central, Edward and Alphonse stop at a train station where they hear of an alchemist named Majhal, whose name had appeared several times in their father's correspondences relating to human transmutation, and decide to pay him a visit in the area. Upon entering Majhal's village, they encounter a girl named Clause, who tells them that a zombie has been murdering several of the villagers, her older sister being one of them. Clause petitions the brothers to avenge her sister's death, but Edward is skeptical of the whole situation. Upon meeting Majhal, he tells the brothers that the mysterious zombie is believed to be his former lover Karin, who died in an accident several years ago. After some more investigation, the brothers discover that Majhal has been attempting to revive Karin by using mannequins that look like her, and using alchemy to attach the souls of the village girls he has kidnapped to the mannequins, kidnapping Clause to use her soul. Edward discovers that Karin had not died, but initially lost her memories and has aged. Once her memories returned, she had sought out Majhal, but he was already too possessed by his passions of reviving Karin to recognize her. Majhal refuses to accept the wrinkled old woman who has been supporting him as his Karin, and he attempts to kill Edward. Edward knocks Majhal's weapon out of his hand, which flies into the air and accidentally impales Majhal, killing him. Clause reverts to dressing femininely and sees the brothers off as they continue on their journey.
"The Man with the Mechanical Arm" ("Dash! Automail"), "Shissō! Ōtomeiru" (疾走！機械鎧(オートメイル))
November 1, 2003
December 4, 2004
Edward and Alphonse are told by Mustang to board the train that is currently leaving the station. Their train is hijacked by a group of terrorists led by a man named Bald. They take General Hakuro and his family captive and demand that their leader is released from prison. However, Edward and Alphonse fight back, and meet Major Maes Hughes, who helps them defeat Bald and rescue Hakuro. The train arrives safely at the station and the military moves in to arrest the terrorists. Bald manages to escape, but Mustang demonstrates his abilities as the "Flame Alchemist" and restrains Bald. Mustang then informs Edward that the grateful Hakuro has given him special permission to take the state alchemist examination, which surprises and annoys Edward because of the implication that Mustang manipulated him.
"The Alchemy Exam", "Kokka Renkinjutsushi Shikaku Shiken" (国家錬金術師資格試験)
November 8, 2003
December 11, 2004
Edward and Alphonse begin preparing for the state alchemy examination while lodging with Shou Tucker, known as the "Sewing-Life Alchemist," who is credited for creating intelligent chimeras. The brothers become fast friends with his young daughter Nina and her dog Alexander. Hughes and his wife Gracia throw a birthday party for Edward, interrupting a chance to cram. During the party, Gracia goes into labor and they witness the birth of Elicia. Edward discovers at this time that he can perform alchemy without a transmutation circle. After the written portion of the test, Mustang forces Alphonse to drop out due to his absence of a body, and the suspicions that this fact would raise were it to be discovered by his higher-ups. Ed successfully passes the interview and passes the practical portion when he saves the entire prospective state alchemist group with his quick thinking, courage, and ability to transmute without the use of a circle.
"Night of the Chimera's Cry", "Kimera ga Naku Yoru" (合成獣が哭く夜)
November 15, 2003
December 18, 2004
Edward is now a "dog of the military" for having passed the state alchemy examination. Mustang gives Edward a silver pocket watch, being a symbol of his rank and an alchemical amplifier. Edward writes a letter to Winry, and Nina writes one to her mother. After Tucker's reluctance in answering Edward's questions concerning the talking chimera that he created two years ago, Edward investigates at the state library but is denied access. On the way out of the library, Edward encounters a mysterious man with a cross-shaped scar across his face, and a strange tattoo on his right arm. After Brigadier General Basque Grand finds out about Edward's investigations, he orders him to cease and desist, having Edward and Alphonse moving out of Tucker's mansion. However, Edward and Alphonse sneak into the mansion into Tucker's laboratory in the basement, where he has just finished creating another speaking chimera in order to satisfy his yearly examination requirements. Edward then verbally places the pieces of the puzzle together, revealing to Alphonse and the audience that Tucker was responsible for using his wife for his first chimera, and now he is using Nina and Alexander for his new chimera. Tucker tries to accuse Edward that he is guilty of this as well, and Edward nearly beats Tucker to death in response, though stopped by the Nina-Alexander chimera. The scarred man disappears, and the Nina-Alexander chimera is left with a blood-smear.
"The Philosopher's Stone", "Kenja no Ishi" (賢者の石)
November 22, 2003
January 1, 2005
Anguished by the horrible demise of Nina, and disgusted at his first assignment of organizing Tucker's research after learning of the man's death, Edward considers deserting to track down her killer. Luckily, Alphonse finds reference to the philosopher's stone among Tucker's papers. Edward is incredulous that such a thing even exists. Left to his own devices, Alphonse has spoken to Führer King Bradley. Winry, who has arrived at Central to visit, is kidnapped by a butcher-turned-serial killer named Barry the Chopper, who disguises himself as a woman. Edward gets kidnapped and his automail arm taken from him as he tries to free Winry and run away. Forced into a fight for his life, Edward almost kills Barry in an act of maddened desperation until Alphonse arrived to stop him, having the authorities arresting Barry. Edward breaks down in tears, and then agrees to search for the philosopher's stone with Alphonse. Mustang later allows them to search for it, with the caveat that he be kept abreast of developments. Edward is officially dubbed the "Fullmetal Alchemist" by Bradley.
"Be Thou for the People" ("The Dog of the Military's Silver Watch"), "Gun no Inu no Gindokei" (軍の狗の銀時計)
November 29, 2003
January 8, 2005
While Edward and Alphonse take Winry shopping, Edward receives his second assignment to inspect the coal mines at the town of Youswell. Unfortunately, since Edward is part of the state military, he is not welcome at the inn. Lieutenant Yoki, the military commander in charge of the area, comes to collect taxes from the inn, though a riot erupts. Edward appears in time before Yoki nearly murders Kyle, the son of the innkeeper. Yoki invites Edward to his mansion, after noticing that the Edward is a state alchemist, through flattery and bribery. The inn is suddenly destructed come nightfall, in which Alphonse save Kyle from under the rubble. Edward reluctantly transmutes the gold coins that Yoki attempted to bribe him with, overlaying the gold over coal bars. He then uses them to purchase the mine from Yoki under the guise of a priceless transfer before returning the bars to stone and selling the entire town to the people of Youswell for a single night stay at the newly repaired inn. Edward defeats Yoki's alchemist servant Lyra, becoming known as a hero.
"The Phantom Thief", "Kaitō Sairēn" (怪盗サイレーン)
December 6, 2003
January 15, 2005
After exposing Cornello in Lior as a fraud, Edward and Alphonse are on their way back to report to Mustang about the incident. They stop at the town of Aquroya and get caught up in the manhunt for a talented cat burglar named Psiren, who uses her skills as an alchemist to repeatedly fool the local police. The chief police officer convinces Edward and Alphonse to capture Psiren, yet Psiren tricks them three times for believing that she steals for the good of the people, seemingly saving certain buildings from being torn down. However, Psiren gets away with having a building getting demolished anyway. Alphonse, still believing that Psiren is really a good person, tries to stop Edward from catching Psiren before she gets away with the loot. Edward is later able to catch Psiren, but she still makes an escape. Edward realizes her importance as a draw for tourism in the sinking city of Aquroya.
"The Other Brothers Elric: Part 1", "Sareki no Daichi: Zenpen" (砂礫の大地・前編)
December 13, 2003
January 22, 2005
Edward and Alphonse arrive in Xenotime to look for the philosopher's stone. After they save a young girl named Elisa trapped under a fallen mine cart, she brings them to the tavern out of gratitude. During the feast in their honor, the brothers hear that a philosopher's stone is near completion, researched by a man named Mugiar. It is soon realized that there are impostors they assuming Edward and Alphonse's names. When they sneak into Mugiar's mansion, they are fended off by the older impostor. Alphonse is unable to buy medicine for Elisa, since the townspeople believe that he is one of the impostors, but the younger impostor later appears and buy him the medicine. The following night, while Edward and Alphonse enter the mansion a second time, the older impostor, recognized as Russell Tringham, attacks Edward using crimson water, however the younger impostor, recognized as Fletcher Tringham, saves him, revealing that this water has polluted the town with its toxicity.
"The Other Brothers Elric: Part 2", "Sareki no Daichi: Kōhen" (砂礫の大地・後編)
December 20, 2003
January 29, 2005
A stunned Mugiar, asks the Tringham brothers to find an alternate method to create the crimson stone at a faster rate, but Russell goes against this. As a response, Mugiar captures them for knowing that they are the impostors. Back at the tavern, Edward and Alphonse learn that Nash Tringham, the father of Russell and Fletcher, was the original discoverer of the crimson water, but he soon left the town after a disease was spread from his research. Edward and Alphonse also find out about Tim Marcoh, who treated this deadly disease with a mysterious method. Mugiar invites Edward and Alphonse to do more research on the crimson water. They free Russell and Fletcher and confront Mugiar about Nash. Mugiar tries to attack then, but he is soon overpowered. He escapes underground, but also collapses the passageway, causing the crimson water flood out of the spring. Fletcher uses alchemy to make the trees absorb the water, neutralizing the threat. Edward and Alphonse say farewell to Russell and Fletcher, boarding a train for East City.
"Fullmetal VS Flame", "Honō VS Hagane" (焔VS鋼)
December 27, 2003
February 5, 2005
Edward and Alphonse report to Mustang regarding about the investigation into the philosopher's stone. Kain Fury picks up a dog and tries to get someone to adopt it but fails. Mustang and Hughes then discusses with Edward about Marcoh. Grand later interrupts and declares that Marcoh was a deserter. When Edward is offered re-certification, he challenges Mustang to a duel in exchange for the information. The approved duel is set to fight in the parade grounds. Mustang nearly defeats Edward, but allows him to counter from his hesitation. Mustang informs Edward about Marcoh after halting the match. That night, Hughes reveals that a man named Scar is responsible for Bradley's move.
"Destruction's Right Hand", "Hakai no Migite" (破壊の右手)
January 10, 2004
February 12, 2005
Civil unrest has broken out in the town of Lior with Envy using his shape-shifting powers to disguise himself as Cornello. Edward and Alphonse find Marcoh and learn about the usage of the philosopher's stone in the Ishbal rebellion before he went missing. Grand enters with soldiers, confiscates Marcoh's information on the philosopher's stone, and arrests Marcoh, leaving Edward and Alphonse behind. However, Scar appears and kills Grand before turning his attention to Marcoh. Edward, Alphonse, and Marcoh quickly evade into a tunnel, long enough to be saved by Alex Louis Armstrong, the "Strong Arm Alchemist".
"The Ishbal Massacre", "Ishuvāru Gyakusatsu" (イシュヴァール虐殺)
January 17, 2004
February 19, 2005
Armstrong reveals that Scar is an Ishbalan alchemist during their battle. Marcoh tells Edward and Alphonse about the Ishbal massacre, how state alchemists were used against the Ishbalans, who viewed alchemy as heretical. Marcoh, forced to use his research, caused huge casualties on the Ishbalan side. Mustang, forced to kill a pair of doctors, who were saving lives from both sides, allows Marcoh to desert. When the doctors are revealed to be Winry's parents, Marcoh refuses to escape to Resembool with the brothers. Scar, fleeing from the military, runs into Edward and Alphonse again as they defend themselves against him, resulting in Scar destroying Ed's arm and damaging Al's body. Just as Scar prepares to finish off Edward, Marcoh throws his red stone at Scar, causing Scar to painfully absorb the stone into his tattooed arm. Outnumbered by military reinforcements, Scar manages to escape into the sewers and Marcoh is taken to a "safe location" by the Führer's personal secretary.
"That Which Is Lost", "Ushinawareta Mono" (失われたもの)
January 24, 2004
February 26, 2005
Armstrong escorts the Elric brothers back to Resembool to have themselves repaired. Lust attacks Marcoh in his "safe house" and coerces him into revealing the location of his research on the philosopher's stone. Lust and Gluttony then kill him as they make their way to the state library. On the train to Resembool, Edward and Armstrong discover that Alphonse was unloaded at the previous station and are forced to search for him. When Armstrong urges patience, Edward explodes in rage and abandons Armstrong. However, Edward is soon jumped by a girl who steals his automail leg. The girl's grandfather, while giving back Edward's leg, explains that he lost his leg during the Ishbal rebellion and that he wishes to retain his wound as a reminder of it. Meanwhile, Alphonse is stolen by a boy who wishes to prove himself by raiding an enemy's mansion. Alphonse frightens the boy by claiming he is a haunted armor. Edward and Alphonse reunite as Armstrong reappears. Armstrong grabs them and dashes toward the departing train, hoping to catch it.
"House of the Waiting Family", "Kazoku no Matsu Ie" (家族の待つ家)
January 31, 2004
March 5, 2005
Edward, Alphonse, and Armstrong all return to Resembool, meeting up with Pinako, who agrees to repair Edward in three days time. While the Elric brothers recuperate, Armstrong assists Winry and Pinako in work. Edward and Alphonse later reminisce about their childhood while at their mother's tombstone. Alphose seems to worry about having fading memories, but Armstrong breaks the tension. A few days later, receiving his replacement arm and leg, Edward uses his alchemy to rebuild Alphonse's armored body from the shattered remains. Afterwards, the brothers and Armstrong head back to Central to find Marcoh's research.
"Marcoh's Notes", "Marukō Nōto" (マルコー・ノート)
February 7, 2004
March 12, 2005
In the state library, Lust searches for Marcoh's research before encountering Scar, in which she reminds him of a previous acquaintance. He realizes that Lust and Gluttony are homunculi as the library is sent ablaze from their attack. Edward and Alphonse meet Denny Brosh and Maria Ross, their new bodyguards, not long before their find the first branch of the state library burned to the ground. Edward and Alphonse go on a exhaustive search to find other sources for the book, leading them to Sheska, a file clerk who formerly worked at the library before being fired for reading all the time. Sheska reveals that she has memorized all of Marcoh's works, and then makes handwritten duplicates for the Elric brothers. The writing is written in a code created by Marcoh, though resembling that of a cookbook. The brothers attempt to decipher the hidden data for several days, only to discover that producing the philosopher's stone requires human lives.
"The Truth Behind Truths", "Shinjitsu no Oku no Oku" (真実の奥の奥)
February 14, 2004
March 19, 2005
Horrified by the key ingredient in making the philosopher's stone, Edward and Alphonse nearly give up their quest. However, Ross inspires them to continue. A hidden piece of information reveals an unused laboratory next to a prison where raw materials for the stone were gathered. Ignoring the orders of Brosh and Ross, they sneak out to investigate the laboratory themselves. Scar attacks the dormitories and gathers that the brothers have traveled to the fifth laboratory before pursuing them. Edward enters the building via an air duct, triggering several traps before finally meeting the security guard named Number 48. Outside, Alphonse is ambushed by another security guard named Number 66.
"Soul of the Guardian", "Shugosha no Tamashii" (守護者の魂)
February 21, 2004
March 26, 2005
Edward and Alphonse learn that the guards are souls bound to empty suits of armor. Edward struggles in his battle against Number 48, a serial killer known as Slicer, When his automail arm malfunctions, the result of Winry forgetting to add a small bolt. Edward is troubled to see that his opponent is a pair of brothers, where the younger one controls the body. Edward manages to defeat Slicer by use of Scar's destruction technique, yet he refuses to finish them off, due to seeing Alphonse in the same manner. Alphonse realizes that Number 66 is Barry the Chopper, who tries to suggest that Alphonse never truly existed, saying he was a doll made for Edward. Contemplating on the possibility, Alphonse recalls that Edward was afraid of telling him something.
"The Red Glow", "Akai Kagayaki" (紅い輝き)
February 28, 2004
April 2, 2005
Scar luckily arrives and helps a disadvantaged Alphonse defeats Barry. This causes Barry to set off explosives, freeing an imprisoned Greed as well as others around him. The older Slicer agrees to take Edward to the interior of the laboratory, but the younger Slicer breaks his blood seal after Edward calls him human. Solf J. Kimblee, the "Crimson Alchemist", and several other prisoners are led by a fake Grand to be ingredients for the philosopher's stone. Edward and Slicer are attacked by mutant chimeras until they are called off by Tucker, who, after his death was fabricated, has become a chimera himself. As Alphonse and Scar travel into the laboratory, Scar reminisces about his brother and Ishbal, but they are attacked by Lust and Gluttony, who Scar reveals to be homunculi. Tucker shows Edward around the laboratory, who realizes that he has been given the opportunity to create the philosopher's stone.
"Created Human", "Tsukurareta Ningen" (造られた人間)
March 6, 2004
April 9, 2005
Hughes organizes an expedition to rescue Edward and Alphonse in the fifth laboratory. Envy, in the guise of Grand, gathers the human ingredients and forces Edward to attempt to transmute a philosopher's stone. Bradley joins the expedition and mobilizes the military in the rescue mission. Kimblee sets off an explosion, causing the prisoners to fall into the room below. Edward questions the prisoners for their reason being in the laboratory, though this results in a fight against Envy before Lust intervenes. Lust takes Alphonse hostage, giving Edward the ultimatum of transmuting the philosopher's stone or watching Alphonse's blood seal be broken. Edward fails in his struggle to transmute the stone. Suddenly, Edward's body begins to react after being doused in the incomplete stone, destroying his surroundings. The homunculi escape as the military invades the base and Ross calms Edward down.
"Heart of Steel", "Hagane no Kokoro" (鋼のこころ)
March 13, 2004
April 16, 2005
Edward, recovering from his wounds from the laboratory, is scolded by Ross for almost dying. Needing his automail repaired, Edward calls for Winry to come to Central. When Winry arrives at the train station, Alphonse still contemplates what Barry had told him. After the brothers refuse to tell her about the events, Winry leaves in a fury and is dragged off by Hughes to his daughter's birthday party. Hughes tells her that men tend to hide things so as not to worry anyone. Alphonse decides to confront Edward about what he was afraid to tell him, asking if he was really an artificial soul.
"Bonding Memories", "Omoide no Teichaku" (思い出の定着)
March 20, 2004
April 23, 2005
Alphonse has run away after not receiving an answer from Edward. He soon runs into Scar, who has been hiding among other refugees from Ishbal as they are terrorized by mercenaries posing as the state military soldiers with Barry accompanying them. After being reunited with his brother, Edward and Alphonse reaffirm their existence.
"Words of Farewell", "Wakare no Gishiki" (別れの儀式)
March 27, 2004
April 30, 2005
Deciding to follow Scar to get clues about the philosopher's stone, the brothers take Winry with them when she notices that Rush Valley, a town best known for its automail shops, is en route. As they leave, Hughes investigates the fifth laboratory, discovering a connection between it and the war in Ishbal. He confronts the key suspect in it, Juliet Douglas, but is then attacked by Lust. He escapes the two women and tries to telephone Mustang with his information via telephone booth, only to be attacked by Envy disguised as Ross before he assumes Gracia's form to deliver the death blow. Hughes is posthumously promoted to the rank of a brigadier general.
"Her Reason", "Kanojo no Riyū" (彼女の理由)
April 3, 2004
May 7, 2005
Mustang investigates Hughes' murder and concludes through Armstrong that a high ranked member of the military may be responsible for his death. Izumi Curtis, Edward and Alphonse's teacher, shows up at Central looking for them, but she has missed them by a few days. Edward, Alphonse, and Winry, on their way to Ishbal, arrive in Rush Valley.
"Teacher", "Sensei" (センセイ)
April 10, 2004
September 17, 2005
Izumi has finally caught up with her wayward protégés, Edward and Alphonse. They have every reason to fear her as she drags them back to Dublith.
"All is One, One is All", "Ichi wa Zen, Zen wa Ichi" (一は全、全は一)
April 17, 2004
September 24, 2005
Izumi strands Edward and Alphonse on Yock Island, where they originally learned an important life lesson before she took them on as apprentices years before. She wants them to have time to reflect on their mistakes.
"The Untainted Child", "Kegarenaki Kodomo" (汚れなき子ども)
April 24, 2004
October 1, 2005
The young boy who shadowed Edward and Alphonse on Yock Island is not only an alchemist, he is able to transmute his own body. After finding out about the scars on the boys right arm and left leg, Ed discovers that the boy is a homunculus who took his limbs during their failed attempt at human alchemy.
"Assault on South Headquarters", "Nanpō Shireibu Shūgeki" (南方司令部襲撃)
May 1, 2004
October 8, 2005
Yoki spots Scar in a group of Ishbalans arriving at a refugee camp. He runs off to contact the military, hoping to be reinstated. Meanwhile, the military, believing the mysterious boy to be a homunculus, captures and imprisons him in South Headquarters. A chimera called Bido discovers the same and Izumi storms South Headquarters to rescue him, but she soon finds herself in a five-way fight over the boy.
"Sin", "Tsumi" (罪)
May 8, 2004
October 15, 2005
Amid the confusion inside South Headquarters, Envy, disguised as Bradley, manages to take the homunculus boy from Izumi. Kimblee and Bido came to battle for the same purpose and the boy remembered all his past after he consumed small fragments of the Philosopher's Stone.
"Dante of the Deep Forest", "Fukai Mori no Dante" (深い森のダンテ)
May 15, 2004
October 22, 2005
Edward and Alphonse battle the new homunculus known as Wrath, who wants the rest of Edward's body to make himself human. Izumi interrupts the fight by separating the combatants with a deep chasm. After Wrath escapes, Izumi sends Edward and Alphonse to meet her alchemy teacher, an old woman named Dante, to learn an important lesson about the principle of equivalent exchange. At Dante's house, they discover that Lyra has become her apprentice, and Greed's party comes and battle Edward and Alphonse.
"Al, Captured", "Torawareta Aru" (囚われたアル)
May 29, 2004
October 29, 2005
Marta hops inside Alphonse's armor and slows him down just enough for Loa to overpower Al, and the kidnappers take him to their headquarters for a rendezvous with Greed. While Ed searches through town to discover any information on Al's whereabouts, Izumi goes to see Dante. In an intense conversation, Dante reveals that the kidnappers left an emblem revealing the name of the pub Al has been taken to. At the hideout, Greed reveals to Al that he desires the knowledge of how souls can be bound to inanimate objects, such as Al's suit of armor. Izumi bursts onto the scene to rescue Alphonse from the powerful homunculus and his cohorts, and is later joined by Edward.
They are unable to cause harm to him, however, as he utilizes his Ultimate Shield whenever attacked. Before he and Ed can truly battle, the military bursts into the building to take over. During the escape, Greed discovers that Kimblee has betrayed his team, but has no time to deal with him, as the kidnappers must take Al and leave. Before Ed is able to run after them, he is cornered at gunpoint by the military, whom demand he stand down and report to Lt. Commander Archer.
"Theory of Avarice", "Gōyoku no Riron" (強欲の理論)
June 5, 2004
November 5, 2005
Frank Archer has Edward as well as Izumi and Sig Curtis in custody. Archer reinstates Tucker as a state alchemist under his command and orders his men to take no prisoners hunting down Greed and his associates. As Greed tries to escape with his cohorts, Strongarm burst through the wall and battles with Law until Law collapses the wall, ensuring the group's escape. While Greed and co. recover in a small shack, Lust and Gluttony appear. Dolcetto and Law unwaveringly step up and sacrifice themselves allowing Greed, Al, and Marta (who is still inside of Al's armor) to escape. In a forest, Greed instructs Al to wait for him until sunrise, and for Marta to watch after him while he goes to take care of business. Marta realizes he is headed for Dante's house and tries to go after him, but Al refuses to allow her to do so.
When Greed arrives at Dante's, he is greeted by Lyra, who knows his purpose for returning to Dante's. She guides him to a parlor, where he discovers Dante's body split down the middle, seemingly by a sword, and a complex alchemy circle on the ceiling and floor. Before he has time to react, Lyra uses alchemy to forcibly eject the Philosopher's Stone fragments that Greed has consumed in his life. She exits, leaving him in pain, as Ed enters. Shocked at Dante's corpse, he blames her death on Greed. While they fight, Ed discovers the secret to his human shield through logic, and uses alchemy to undo it. He manages to stab Greed in through the chest, which surprisingly causes Greed to collapse in pain. Greed explains to Edward that the only way to kill a homunculus without it's regeneration is to physically murder one near the human remains that it was created with, and he also reveals that he let Al go. Greed departs this information with Ed in hopes of ensuring the deaths of the rest of the homunculi, and then he dies, much to the shock of Ed who has never killed before. At sunrise, Marta gets up and leaves Al, knowing that Greed isn't returning. The brothers reunite and, together with Winry, Izumi, and Sig, bury Greed and Dante. They bid Izumi and Sig goodbye, saying they will next find the Ishbalans.
"Reunion of the Fallen", "Gusha no Saikai" (愚者の再会)
June 12, 2004
November 12, 2005
Lust, Envy, and Gluttony are in a restaurant discussing Greed's recent death. As they leave, a car wreck outside causes a small boy to become injured. The mother's cry for help brings forth a man who heals him using a ring similar to the one that Cornello wore in Lior. Lust watches the man heal the child, and as he turns to the crowd as sees her, she recognizes him as Lujon, a man from her past. They catch up in the restaurant, where a flashback shows us how Lust and Gluttony watch the results of a landslide and its victims. As they watch, a rescue crew approaches, containing Lujon, and he rescues a girl from the pile. Meanwhile, Ed, Al, and Winry, while riding in a cart South to the Ishbalan camp, must save a girl from a band of thugs in the forest. She reveals her name is Lydia, and that she is looking for a man named Lujon, who is supposed to be finding a second Philosopher's Stone to save the people of their village from the return of a plague. As Lujon, Lust, and Gluttony ride back together to his village, Lujon reveals that the power in his Philosopher's Stone has waned considerably. The flashback continues, revealing how Lujon's failed attempts to cure the first onslaught of the plague provoked Lust into teaching him the refined arts of alchemy. As they study together, Lujon falls in love with her; however, Lust only stays with him because he invokes faint memories in her mind that she cannot identify. Once he has learned the secrets to curing the illness, he manages to save his fiance Lydia from death's grip. On the day of their wedding, Lujon leaves her at the altar for Lust, who unsuccessfully commands her to go to him. Once he leaves, she laughs with Envy about the success of their plan.
In present time, Lujon embraces Lust in the village before saving his people, exclaiming how he won't let her leave him this time. Before he can let her go, Lust stabs him, killing him. The villagers all perish, and minutes later Ed and company arrive to witness the tragedy. Lydia runs into the fog before Ed can stop her, and is found lying dead next to Lujon's corpse, succumbed to the disease as Lust rides away in her carriage.
"The Sinner Within", "Waga Uchinaru Togabito" (我が内なる科人)
June 19, 2004
November 19, 2005
On their way to Ishbal, Edward and Alphonse try to help a group of Ishbalan refugees being shipped further south by the military, hoping to get more information about the philosopher's stone and the war in Ishbal.
"The Flame Alchemist, The Bachelor Lieutenant & The Mystery of Warehouse 13", "Honō no Renkinjutsushi, Tatakau Shōi-san, Dai-Jūsan Sōko no Kai" (焔の錬金術師 戦う少尉さん 第十三倉庫の怪)
June 26, 2004
November 26, 2005
In this comedy interlude, Jean Havoc has been investigating Mustang under orders from internal affairs, and he enlists several comrades to help. However, Mustang's theft of Havoc's potential girlfriends is negatively affecting Havoc's productivity, so Mustang orders Vato Falman to find Havoc a date. Armstrong recommends his sister, who rejects Havoc because she expected someone more muscular. In the other half of the episode, Mustang is roped by his subordinates into investigating the mystery of the "haunted" thirteenth warehouse that appears out of nowhere.
"With the River's Flow", "Kawa no Nagare ni" (川の流れに)
July 3, 2004
December 3, 2005
After wrecking the tractor that Winry stole for them, Edward and Alphonse have arrived at a town after a long walk. They separate after getting into an alchemy-enhanced argument about what they should do next. Alphonse then bumps into an old acquaintance, Marta. Meanwhile, Winry meets with Sheska in Central, and the two decide to launch their own investigation into the murder of Hughes. They discover what Hughes had discovered about Juliet Douglas, and then eavesdrop on a conversation she has with Envy.
"Secret of Ishbal", "Tōhō Naisen" (東方内戦)
July 10, 2004
December 10, 2005
On the train ride to a military base near Lior, Mustang is dismayed to discover that Kimblee is a part of the force and has been reinstated as a state alchemist by Frank Archer, who has been promoted to Colonel for this operation. Marta, Ed, and Al arrive in Ishbal, and are surprised to find that only ruins remain. There, they discover that Breda and Havoc have been spying on them, and they are brought to Mustang, who puts the Elric brothers under his supervision. At dinner, Mustang shows Ed an aerial view of Lior, which reveals that Scar, who has been dragging a giant rock around the city, gouging the earth, is creating a giant Grand Arcanum transmutation circle, which upsets Ed.
Ed then goes to Colonel Archer and asks to go undercover into Lior to investigate the area for the military. Archer agrees on the condition that Al is left behind so Ed does not have the will to "go AWOL". He then leaves after giving Armstrong his silver pocket watch.
"The Scar", "Kizuato" (傷痕)
July 17, 2004
December 17, 2005
After arriving in Lior, Ed finds his old acquaintance Rosé, who is now called "Holy Mother" and unable to speak. He also runs into Scar, and the two of them begin battling in an alley, to be interrupted by Lust and Gluttony.
Al and Marta are shocked to find Solf J. Kimblee at the military base, and Marta, acting out of rage, attacks Kimblee, and after a failed attempt to injure Marta by sacrificing a soldier, Kimblee finds himself fighting Al, who is protecting Marta. The battle is broken up by Mustang.
Scar reveals his past to Ed, at the insistence of Rosé and Lyra, who is acting as Rosé's voice. Before the war, Scar's brother lost his fiance due to a fatal illness, and tried to use alchemy to bring her back, but instead created Lust. His brother then went on to create the Philosopher's Stone, and it is revealed where Scar's tattooed arm comes from, and the X-shaped scar on his face. He then reveals his plans to use the Grand Arcanum to create another Philosopher's Stone, but not by sacrificing the people of Lior, but by sacrificing the soldiers of the military.
King Bradley arrives at the military base, and has a private conversation with Kimblee, where he is given the instructions to go into Lior and cause trouble, and return with Ed's dead body. Marta overhears this and also discovers that King Bradley is actually Pride, the seventh and final homunculus, whose Ultimate Eye is hidden under the eyepatch. She encounters Al and hides inside him, but King Bradley comes and sticks his sword inside Al, tragically killing Marta.
"Holy Mother", "Seibo" (聖母)
July 24, 2004
January 7, 2006
Scar, speaking for Rosé, tell the people of Lior to lure the military into the city, but not to provoke them. Kimblee, with a group of chimeras, attack civilians in the city, and Scar instructs the civilians to leave the city, so that he can create the Philosopher's Stone when the military arrives.
Ed sends a letter to Mustang explaining all that's happening in Lior, and advising him to keep the military from entering the city. Mustang and his group learn about what happened at Laboratory Five in Central, and how a Philosopher's Stone is made. Mustang tells Alphonse to go into Lior and find his brother. Frank Archer prepares to assault the city of Lior, but is ordered to wait by King Bradley. When Lust asks King Bradley (Pride) why he told Archer to wait, he said he was acting upon their master's orders. Angry, Lust decides to go into Lior alone so she can help Scar create the Philosopher's Stone.
Ed and Rosé help the civilians exit the city of Lior, and Wrath and Sloth confront Ed. Wrath's weakness is revealed, and Wrath then attacks Rosé, who manages to speak and call out to Ed to get his attention. Scar confronts Kimblee, and they begin an alchemic battle, causing more destruction in the city. Alphonse intercedes by trapping Kimblee, but he escapes and uses his alchemy to begin transforming Alphonse's armor into a bomb.
"His Name is Unknown", "Kare no Na o Shirazu" (彼の名を知らず)
July 24, 2004
January 14, 2006
Alphonse's armor is slowly transforming into an explosive compound following Kimblee's attack. With Edward helping the Liorites escape, Scar is the only one who can help Alphonse.
"The Stray Dog", "Norainu wa Nigedashita" (野良犬は逃げ出した)
July 31, 2004
January 21, 2006
A complete stranger tries to strike up a conversation with Winry upon the arrival of Winry and Sheska in Resembool. Pinako introduces him to Winry as Edward and Alphonse's father, Hohenheim of Light. Meanwhile, the Elric brothers flee Lior for Resembool, while Mustang's brigade, on orders from Bradley to capture the boys, is in hot pursuit.
"Hohenheim of Light", "Hikari no Hōenhaimu" (光のホーエンハイム)
August 7, 2004
January 28, 2006
Rosé and Lyra descend a secret staircase in an old church. Later, Hohenheim decides to confront the leader of the homunculi.
"A Rotted Heart", "Kokoro o Rekkasaseru Mono" (心を劣化させるもの)
August 21, 2004
February 4, 2006
As Hohenheim battles the leader of the homunculi, who is revealed to be Dante, their common history is revealed.
"Human Transmutation", "Jintai Rensei" (人体錬成)
August 28, 2004
February 11, 2006
Tucker makes a quid pro quo with Alphonse, offering to show Alphonse how to use the philosopher's stone in exchange for using the stone to resurrect his daughter Nina, while Lust offers to help Edward in exchange for making her human.
"Sealing the Homunculus", "Homunkurusu Fūin" (ホムンクルス封印)
September 4, 2004
February 18, 2006
As Edward, Lust, Wrath, and Sloth all arrive at the factory where Alphonse went to meet Tucker, a climactic battle ensues, as Edward and Alphonse must finally confront their creation.
"Goodbye", "Sayōnara" (さようなら)
September 11, 2004
February 25, 2006
Entrenched at the northern border with Drachma, Armstrong declares his and Mustang's intention to rebel against the Führer. Meanwhile, as Alphonse, Edward, and Wrath see Sloth evaporate, Envy enters, disguised as Winry, and kidnaps Alphonse. Edward begins to chase after Envy but is stopped by Wrath, who begins attacking him. Izumi arrives, distracting Wrath, and he runs into the woods, and Izumi and Edward leave to confront the other homonculi.
The Tringham brothers have arrived in Central with an important message for the Elric brothers. However, while in a bookstore, Russell pretends to be Edward again to get out of paying for some books. Sadly, Russell and Fletcher find themselves captured, the military believing them to be the real Elric brothers. The Führer sentences them to death, but they are saved by Denny Brosh and Maria Ross. The four of them run into Edward and Izumi, who are trying to find the Führer. However, they are confronted by Frank Archer, who has turned into a cyborg being. Izumi stays to confront Archer, and she orders everyone else to leave.
Trying to find another way to reach the Führer, Edward stops a car and notices Mustang and Hawkeye inside, both of whom have been hiding in Central so they can attack the Führer without him expecting. Mustang has Edward enter the car and during the car ride Edward and Mustang finally have a chance to repair their friendship before they go their separate ways.
"The Other Side of the Gate", "Tobira no Mukō e" (扉の向こうへ)
September 18, 2004
March 4, 2006
Envy delivers Alphonse to the leader of the homunculi in the city hidden beneath Central. Edward soon discovers the city thanks to a page from Nash's diary, leading to a final confrontation with Dante. Edward also learns that Dante is planning to transfer her soul to Rosé's body using the philosopher's stone from within Alphonse. She then sends Edward through the Gate of Truth and he awakens to find himself and Hohenheim in a wartorn London.
"Death", "Shi" (死)
September 25, 2004
March 12, 2006
As zeppelins rain bombs upon London during World War I, Edward and Hohenheim flee the city. As they watch the attack from a distance, Hohenheim explains that in this world, on the other side of the gate, the science of physics has developed instead of alchemy but, because Ed's soul was transferred over without his body, the Gate of Truth within himself can be used to return to Amestris. Meanwhile, with the help of Riza Hawkeye, Mustang has sneaked into Bradley's mansion to confront him and avenge Hughes's death. Edward returns to Amestris and tries to stop Dante's plans and set Alphonse and Rosé free, only to be stabbed down by Envy in a short battle when he reveals himself as Hohenheim's son. However, Rosé comes out of Dante's control and begins calling out for Edward.
"Laws and Promises" ("Munich 1921"), "Myunhen 1921" (ミュンヘン1921)
October 2, 2004
Alphonse attempts human transmutation on Edward using himself as material for equivalent exchange. Edward reawakens to see that his arm and leg are now flesh and blood, however, Alphonse has been taken by the Gate of Truth as a consequence. Edward then attempts human transmutation, offering his own life, allowing Alphonse to return back to his body, albeit his memory is recalled up to when the brother tried to resurrect their mother. Meanwhile, Mustang successfully kills Führer Bradley with the help of Selim Bradley, who unintentionally weakens his adoptive father by bringing him the remains of the human from which the Führer was originally based. The Führer responsively kills his son out of anger before Mustang takes his advantage. Alphonse is back in Amestris now and Edward is pulled through the Gate of Truth and is currently in Munich. The brothers both resolve to meet each other again someday.
March 29, 2006
August 4, 2009
The premise is a wrap party for Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa, where the characters from both the theatrical release and the series are turned into chibi forms. Envy's dragon form is actually a costume which is revealed after he enters. After removing the costume, many characters confuse his androgynous form with that of a female. Hawkeye announces the party has begun, and several characters try to get the mic. Edward and Alphonse try to stop them but is trampled by ten dogs who all look like Black Hayate, Hawkeye's dog. Hawkeye begins with a denouncement of Mustang, saying that she would have given up the whole series if she was paired into a couple with him. Two suits of armor go next and reveal they are Scar and Lust, who are mad that they only got a cameo in the movie. Scar rips off his cross-shaped scar and propels it across the room at Edward and Alphonse, but misses and strikes Gluttony who proceeds to eat everyone. Edward meets Heidrich, and Alphonse changes his voice to that of Heidrich in order to insult Edward. The Elric brothers then deal with a drunk Winry, who is furious at Edward because she thinks he is in a relationship with Noah.
March 29, 2006
August 4, 2009
This brief sequence shows three children, who bear exact resemblances to the Elric brothers and to Winry Rockbell, making a trip through a modern city. They travel alone to Edward's apartment. Edward is by then aged and also referred to as their great-great-grandfather. In the end, a text scrolls along the bottom-center that reads, "Edward will turn 100 in 2005, somewhere in this world..."
March 29, 2006
August 4, 2009
Alphonse, in his armor form, embarks on a quest in a real-life Japan to find his brother Edward. His search eventually takes him to Studio Bones, where the series was produced, but due to his size he cannot fit through the door.
"Alchemists vs. Homunculi"
March 29, 2006
August 4, 2009
This short was originally shown at Universal Studios Japan. In this interactive short, the viewer is introduced as a new member of the military, welcomed by Fuhrer Bradley who assigns the viewer to Mustang's group. After a briefing on how the Fullmetal Alchemist world works, Mustang instructs his troops on a plot to rescue the Elric brothers from the homunculi. In the underground city, Greed has captured Edward, Alphonse and Winry, although Winry is revealed to be Envy in disguise and easily defeats Greed. Envy then lures the brothers into a trap set by Lust, Gluttony, Sloth, and Wrath. The fight leads to a ballroom where Mustang shows up, along with his troops and reinforcements including Armstrong, Kimblee, and Archer. A large battle follows which ends when the viewer activates an alchemy ring received from Mustang. Unfortunately, according to Armstrong, the viewer seems to have overdone it, and the building blows up as a result. Everyone survives, with Edward and Alphonse congratulating the viewer on their hard work before departing themselves.
May 19, 2005
A recap of the series, with sections narrated by the Elric brothers, Mustang, Hughes, Greed, and Envy.
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