Fullmetal Alchemist: Season 1 (2004 - 2006)


Season 1
Fullmetal Alchemist

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Episodes

1
Air date: Nov 7, 2004
2
Air date: Nov 14, 2004
3
Air date: Nov 21, 2004
4
Air date: Nov 28, 2004
5
Air date: Dec 5, 2004
6
Air date: Dec 12, 2004
7
Air date: Dec 19, 2004
8
Air date: Jan 2, 2005
9
Air date: Jan 9, 2005
10
Air date: Jan 16, 2005
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Tv Season Info

A teen prodigy can manipulate and transform objects, but he lost his arm acquiring the abilities and seeks the Philosopher's Stone to restore it.

Cast

Aaron Dismuke
as Alphonse Elric
Vic Mignogna
as Edward Elric

Critic Reviews for Fullmetal Alchemist Season 1

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Director Mizushima Seiji blends action, comedy, and genuine emotions into a satisfying fantasy adventure.

Jan 9, 2020 | Full Review…
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The characters are interesting and flawed, and the Elric brothers are unmatched as dual protagonists in their passionate quest to push past the limits of what humans can do.

Feb 21, 2019 | Full Review…

This is perfect for anyone who loved the epic scope of a show like Avatar: The Last Airbender, but wanted a lot more violence, personifications of the seven deadly sins, and secret Hitlers.

Feb 20, 2019 | Full Review…

Fullmetal Alchemist is an extremely complicated series that will probably sail over the heads of most kids.

Feb 19, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Fullmetal Alchemist: Season 1

  • Dec 28, 2019
    Overall great but the manga and brotherhood are better
  • Dec 03, 2019
    best anime of all time
  • Sep 05, 2019
    A darker, and significantly more different take on the FMA Brotherhood story.
  • Aug 31, 2019
    A much better opening episode bundle than brotherhood. I loved it. Try and watch this series first and then brotherhood.
  • May 16, 2019
    It is a good anime, but not one of the best ever made, the only thing that disappointed me in this anime was the story, in my opinion it is very badly told, and even because it is not faithful to the manga.
  • Oct 01, 2018
    "Fullmetal Alchemist" was my first foray in to an anime series, so I have nothing else to compare it to - and I have to say it was pretty good. A quick synopsis - two young brothers, Ed and Al, dabble in alchemy in trying to bring their mother back to life with dire consequences. They then spend the ensuing four years searching their world for the Philosopher Stone to reverse what they have wrought, having many adventures along the way. The show quickly moves from almost stand alone episodes to a bigger, more complicated and more sinister story of what the Philosopher Stone really means as they run in to ensuing faction, including homunculi - soulless humans, that are all seeking its power. First off, it had a really good story line that kept me engaged through out all 51 episodes. Then the characters, led by Ed and Al, were well developed, with only a few sinking in to cartoonish caricatures. And the animation was well done - not Disney quality - but engaging. It did get a little overly complicated at times as it veered deeper in to dark territory, but you could pick the story line up pretty quickly. While it at times, especially towards the end, got kind of preachy, it generally took a hard look at good and evil and the blurring that occurs. Unfortunately, the ending was kind of pat and kind of not what you expected, but I guess they had to wrap it up somehow. So, if you have a about 20 hours to fritter away and you're new to anime, "Fullmetal Alchemist" is a good place to start.

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