In a semi-mythical world in which alchemists are able to manipulate
and transform objects from one form to another, Full Metal
Alchemist follows the lives of two young boys who have
a secret to hide from the world. The manipulation process
does not come without a price, as young brothers Edward and
Alphonse Elric have discovered when they were transformed
into part-metal creatures when an experiment went wrong...
2 of Full Metal Alchemist contains episodes 5-8
of this 51-episode series based on the best-selling Manga
by Hiromo Arakawa. Two brothers, Edward and Alphonse, have
both been changed. While Ed's arm has turned into metal, Al
has suffered a worse fate - his entire body has transformed,
giving him the appearance of a huge knight in shining armour.
The two boys are on a quest to change themselves back to the
way they used to be.
Man With the Mechanical Arm sees the two boys arrive in
Central City in order to apply as State Alchemists. But, unfortunately
for them, the train is hijacked and Ed and Al must use their
wits to stay alive.
Alchemy Exam sees Ed and Al preparing for the State Alchemist
exam. However, it is soon pointed out to Al that it may not
be a good idea if he sits it. If anyone gets wind of the fact
that he is not a man in a metal suit, but actually a kid who
has been physically changed, then the authorities will want
to run tests on him.
of the Chimera's Cry sees Ed pass the State Alchemist
exam - becoming the youngest ever to do so. The two brothers
are staying with an alchemist called Tucker, who is on edge
as his assessment day is approaching. He previously created
a Chimera which died after a few hours, and now the state
is demanding that he proves that their funding of his research
is producing something of merit. When Tucker creates another
Chimera, Ed and Al discover that his work is extremely unethical.
Philosopher's Stone sees Ed and Al investigating a string
of murders that seem to be the work of a mysterious serial
killer. It is hoped that by tracking this killer down, that
Ed and Al will also find Tucker's daughter, who has vanished.
English dubbed soundtrack is extremely good - even the lip
synch is spot on, and the music is fantastic.
include Japanese commercials, textless opening and closing
titles, illustration, line art and model galleries and trailers.
very fine example, which illustrates why Japan leads the world
when it comes to engrossing animated shows.