Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood: Series 1 (2009 - 2010)

Series 1
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Critics Consensus

With impeccable world-building, rollicking action, and emotionally intelligent themes, all the elements come together to make this Fullmetal Alchemist reboot a pristine distillation of the shounen genre.



Critic Ratings: 11


Audience Score

User Ratings: 37
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Air date: Feb 14, 2010
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Adapted from the manga as opposed to the original story like the Fullmetal Alchemist, Brotherhood follows Edward and Alphose Elric who, at an early age, showed a talent for alchemy. After the death of their mother they decide to travel the world to hone their craft.


Aaron Dismuke
as Alphonse Elric
Maxey Whitehead
as Alphonse Elric
Vic Mignogna
as Edward Elric
Vic Mignogna
as Edward Elric

Critic Reviews for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Series 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

It's a show that will have your feelings violently oscillating between emotional exhaustion and overwhelming exultation for the well-placed humor and the well-deserved triumphs.

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It is wonderfully engaging on every level: its sublime action, touching character growth, and philosophical queries all add up to a show that's one of the best of its kind.

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This is without a doubt one of the most epic, well-told anime [series] I've ever seen.

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It's a matter of opinion whether Fullmetal Alchemist works better as a smaller character piece or a gigantic epic, but I think that the second anime's approach is more effective in the long run.

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Fortunately, Brotherhood maintains the style and aesthetic of the original series, but updates the animation with a shine and gloss that's even more of a pleasure to watch than the original.

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There are plenty of silly, wiggily animated moments and endearing characters to balance out that tension and tragedy, which is good, because hoooo boy, we need them.

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Brotherhood is legitimately one of the best anime in existence and it's a great one for beginners.

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FMA: Brotherhood is not only immediately accessible, with sixty-four tightly packed episodes, but is also a pleasing blend of anime styles, mixing up utterly heart-wrenching emotion with the humour of brotherly squabbles.

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The show's animation quality maintains the high standards of the original, and the storyline promises to expand on its predecessor's often surprisingly brooding, intelligent storylines.

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Brotherhood has some more time to build up key characters, especially some of the cast members that tended to get short shrift in the previous series.

May 1, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood: Series 1

  • Sep 12, 2019
    A near perfect anime .
  • Sep 05, 2019
    Fantastic. Sad. Funny (some overused jokes though that go dry fast). Incredible plot.
  • Sep 02, 2019
    Fullmetal alchemist Brothethood is one of the best if not the best shows I've ever seen. Everything from Animation to music is top class. It has some of the best written and most memorable characters ever. A very deep, engaging and interesting story. I honestly have nothing negative to say about it. It's a must watch.
  • Aug 31, 2019
    Absolutely the greatest animated series i have ever seen. The cinematography, musical arrangements, and especially the story are splendid. It is philosophical at times while still lending to the comedy side to balance things.
  • Aug 02, 2019
    I've watched this entire series numerous times, and I enjoy it every time. It's a noticeable step above its predecessor, and had a great cast to back up the good animation and compelling story.
  • Jul 21, 2019
    Not much to say, this is just the best anime.
  • Jul 09, 2019
    cant argue with results this masterpiece of an anime is emotional dark and faithful to the manga amazing acting in dub which is more then can be said for most anime but i cannot think of anything bad to say about this
  • May 26, 2019
    One of, if not the best anime ever made; with not only great animation and characters, this show has a phenomenal theme and message that we can all take away from.
  • May 06, 2019
    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is probably the best any japanese animation can offer.

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