When an alchemy ritual goes wrong, Edward Elric loses his leg and his brother, Alphonse. Edward sacrifices his arm to have his brother's soul trapped into a giant suit of armor. Now they journey to seek the thing that could get them back to their old selves: The Philosopher's Stone.
Ed Elric Al Elric Roy Mustang Riza Hawkeye Izumi Curtis
Inspirations and Derivative works
Sequel/continuation movie: Full Metal Alchemist: The Conquerors of Shambala
As the manga was finishing, they decided to re-do this series to follow the manga, and created Full Metal Alchemist:Brotherhood.
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