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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 24) – Inside the Belly

Gluttony is determined to kill Mustang for what he did to Lust and he would have had Edward not created a dummy, allowing Mustang to escape. Envy arrives…

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17 Anime Series With Exceptionally Satisfying Endings

There are a lot of ways to end an anime. You could cleanly cut off at the end of an arc or leave things particularly vague in hopes…

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 23) – Girl on the Battlefield

Lan Fan goes to extreme lengths in an attempt to help Ling Yao escape from King Bradley. Meanwhile, Edward and Alphonse attempt to defeat Scar, but their fight…

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 22) – Backs in the Distance

Ling Yao tries to escape from Wrath and Gluttony while keeping an injured Lan Fan safe. Edward and Alphonse are keeping Scar busy, but they never expected Winry…

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 21) – Advance of the Fool

Mustang and Havoc continue to recover in the hospital, although Havoc is considering retiring considering he’s paralysed from the waist down. Meanwhile, Edward attempts to draw out Scar…

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Interview: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Composer Akira Senju

Anime News Network had the opportunity to talk to Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood's composer Akira Senju about the process behind creating the soundtrack to the massively popular anime series.

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 20) – Father Before the Grave

Edward returns home and finds his father, Hohenheim standing over his mother’s grave. He asks why they burnt down his house. Were they running away? However, there’s one…

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 19) – Death of the Undying

Roy Mustang’s plan to lure out Maes’ killers has worked, maybe too well. Riza finds herself fighting for her life against Gluttony and just when things are looking…

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 18) – The Arrogant Palm of a Small Human

Alex Louis Armstrong takes Edward on a trip, but they aren’t going where he said they were. Soon, they’re crossing the desert to the abandoned city of Xerxes…

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 17) – Cold Flame

Maria Ross has been convicted of the murder of Maes Hughes. She’s adamant that she’s innocent, but then Barry the Chopper breaks into the prison and offers her…

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 16) – Footsteps of a Comrade-in-Arms

Edward and Alphonse arrive back at Central where Ling Yao manages to get himself arrested. Before long, they find out about Maes Hughes’ death and are grief-stricken. Edward…

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 15) – Envoy From the East

Edward and Alphonse are on their way back to Central so they call in on Winry. However, once there they run into a foreigner who is searching for…

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 14) – Those Who Lurk Underground

Izumi and Edward face Greed, but he realises it’s time to run. However, he left it too late as the Fuhrer, King Bradley arrived with a team and…

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 13) – Beasts of Dublith

Izumi expels Edward and Alphonse for what they did. Alphonse wants to argue, but Edward takes it on the chin and leaves. However, Izumi’s husband sees them off…

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 12) – One is All, All is One

Edward and Alphonse arrive in Dublith to visit with their old teacher and attempt to find out more about the philosopher’s stone. They turn up one lead, however,…

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 11) – Miracle at Rush Valley

Edward, Alphonse, and Winry arrive at Rush Valley the home of everything auto-mail. Winry is in heaven and can’t believe her eyes. Then, someone steals Edward’s State Alchemist…

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 10) – Separate Destinations

It’s a terrible day for rain! Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 10) – Separate Destinations What happened? Edward, Alphonse, Alex Louis Armstrong and Maes Hughes were discussing the latest…

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 9) – Created Feelings

They survived the destruction of the fifth laboratory, but Alphonse is struggling with the possibility that he may now even be real. Could he be a constructed soul…

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AniMarch Madness 2022: Round 2, Day 4

Round two of AniMarch Madness 2022 concludes with our final four matches! For those coming here for the first time, AniMarch Madness is our annual one-on-one anime tournament…

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 8) – The Fifth Laboratory

Edward and Alphonse investigate the mysterious fifth laboratory and are attacked by a couple of guards in suits of armour. Just what is this place and what are…

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AniMarch Madness 2022: Round 1, Day 4

It’s the final day of round one! Help us decide on these last eight matches as we cut the field of 64 down the 32 headed into week…

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 7) – Hidden Truths

Edward and Alphonse arrive at Grand Central Library to discover that it has been destroyed in a fire. Luckily, there might be someone that can help them, but…

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 6) – Road of Hope

Edward and Alphonse head home for repairs. On the way, Major Armstrong recognises a missing alchemist – a doctor who was working on a philosopher’s stone project for…

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AniMarch Madness 2022: See the Field of 64! (Bracket)

The field is set. Sixty-four anime—a full tourney and the most we’ve ever had—are ready to go head to head. AniMarch Madness 2022 almost ready to begin! On…

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 5) – Rain of Sorrows

Edward struggles to come to terms with what happened to Nina and how there was nothing he could do to help her. He starts to question the path…

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 4) – An Alchemist’s Anguish

After returning from their previous assignment with no philosopher’s stone, Roy Mustang offers to introduce Edward and Alphonse to a bio-organic alchemist who may be able to help…

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One of the Greats – Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Anime Review

"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…

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Otaku Collision Series #2: The Full-Suffering Alchemist

Over the next few months, we’ll be posting pieces written by Micah, a former Christian aniblogger. While his site, Otaku Collision, is no longer extant, we’ve arranged to…

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 3) – City of Heresy

Edward and Alphonse are investigating a priest that can create matter out of nothing. Could these be actual miracles or is he using a philosopher’s stone? Either way,…

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 2) – The First Day

While travelling to a nearby town to investigate a priest that claims to create things from nothing, Edward recalls the path that has brought him here. They paid…

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 1) – Fullmetal Alchemist

Edward and Alphonse were ready to leave town when they were given an assignment. A former state alchemist known as Isaac the Freezer had shown up and that…

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Fruits Basket and Fullmetal Alchemist: Two Manga that got two different anime adaptations

    It doesn’t happen often but Fruits Basket and Fullmetal Alchemist are two Manga that would each get not one but two different Anime adaptations. In both…

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18 Best Anime Series For Absolute Beginners

It has occurred to me that I’ve never written this article. The recommendations on this site are indeed for any level of anime fandom, but for many of…

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2nd Anniversary Special: Top 10 Anime Openings (Action and Non-Action lists)

Well, it’s that time of year again – time for a Top 10 list! This is one that’s probably going to be deeply contentious: there are so many…

Harper Anime Reviews

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Fanart Friday: Edward and Alphonse

★ 【時島シクカ】「 鋼の錬金術師 」 ☆ reprinted w/permission

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Review (Spoiler-Free)

I recently re-watched Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and seeing as I’ve never written about it, I figured I may as well this time around. Will keep it short though,…

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Artist spotlight: Yoshimichi Kameda

Yoshimichi Kameda is undoubtedly one of the most important animators of the last 15 years. He is also one of the last really major animators today whose style…

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Visual Kei&Anime – SID Part I

For the first, but not the last time in this section, we have a two part discography dive! Whoo! We’re jumping forward in the stream of VKei, but…

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First impressions – SK8 the Infinity…

SK8 the infinity is a brand new ‘sports/action anime’ brought to us by Studio Bones, the creators of other popular shows such as Boku No Hero Academia and Fullmetal Alchemist:…

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Winner

The polls are closed, the votes are in, and we have a winner for the 2021 AniMarch Madness tournament! But before I announce it, let me just thank…

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Championship

One month, 48 matches, and nearly 15,000 votes later, we’re down to the final two. Advancing from their semifinal matches last week, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, in its return…

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Final Four (Match Two)

And then…there were three. Attack on Titan in easily its best showing in the tournament is the first team into the championship round, winning fairly easily against last…

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Final Four (Match One)

Forty-six matches later, we’re finally down to the final four! Welcome to week four of AniMarch Madness! The quarterfinals held few surprises, with all three number one seeds…

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Quarterfinals (Day 1)

Welcome to week three of AniMarch Madness! Voting continued to be heavy in round two, and unlike the first round, it was full of surprises, none bigger than…

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Watching Anime As A Feminist

It’s Women’s History Month and since yesterday at the time of posting was International Women’s Day, I figured I’d write a little something for the occasion that’s bee…

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Sweet Sixteen (Day One)

Welcome to week two of AniMarch Madness! Week was was spectacular—we had more than 8,000 votes pour in for the 18 matches, the most we’ve ever had. While…

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Round One (Day Three)

Round one continues with four match-ups today, one from each our “regions.” You can vote on the match-ups below, but we also encourage you to subscribe to our…

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Fanart Friday: Expecting Edward Elric

Sweet, pregnancy fanart? Very rare indeed. Enjoy this lovely illustration of Van Hohenheim and Trisha Elric—looking beautiful, I might add—expecting Edward (I assume)! ★ 【Kotikomori】 「 Parents 」…

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“It was total Boy Love bait.” –Fandom/Anime Viewership and IRL 2020 Reflection Podcast

In this podcast, I discuss: Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation, Given, Fruits Basket, Merman in my Tub, The Untamed, Scumbag System, The World’s Greatest First Love, Magic-kyun! Renaissance, …

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