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Title: Fullmetal Alchemist - Brotherhood
Episode count: 51 (tentative)
Official site: http://www.hagaren.jp

 

When does it start?

TV Broadcast

Japan: 5th April 2009, 17:00 on TBS and MBS stations (GMT+9) [Japanese language, no subs]

South East Asia (Singapore, Philippines, etc): 10th April 2009, 20:30 on Animax Asia (GMT+8) [Japanese language, English and Chinese subs]

Taiwan: 11th April 2009, 22:30 on Animax Taiwan (GMT+8) [Japanese language, Chinese subs]

Hong Kong: 22nd April 2009, 23:30 on TVB Digital (GMT+8) [Japanese language, Chinese subs?]


Internet Streaming

Japan: 10th April 2009, on GyaO [Japanese language, no subs]

USA: 9th April 2009, 12:00 on FUNimation's video streaming site (CST) [Japanese language, English subs]

Australia: 5th April 2009, 18:00 at Supernova: Brisbane, subsequent episodes will be streamed on Madman's site a few days after each Japanese telecast (GMT+10) [Japanese language, English subs]

France: Soon after JP airing, on Youtube [Full details currently unavailable]



Details:
Fullmetal Alchemist - Brotherhood is a brand new animated series based on the popular manga of the same title. It is a reboot of the previous animated series, aiming to follow the original manga's storyline more closely. As the manga is expected to end within a year, the anime series aims to conclude as close to the end of the manga's serialization run as possible. While it will be more of a manga adaptation than the previous series, it should be noted that there will still be original material exclusive to the anime to keep events fresh for at least the first part of the series. For example, the anime original character Isaac is created and designed by the manga author herself, based on a specific request from the anime director.


Staff:
Director: Yasuhiro Irie
Series Composition: Hiroshi Ohnogi
Character Design: Hiroki Kanno
Music: Akira Senju
Art director: Takeshi Satou
Art design: Kazushige Kanehira
Color design: Soko Nakao
Design: Shinji Aramaki
Sound director: Masafumi Mima
Animation Production: BONES



Cast:
Rie Kugimiya as Alphonse Elric
Romi Paku as Edward Elric
Megumi Takamoto as Winry Rockbell
Shinichiro Miki as Roy Mustang
Biichi Satou as Heimans Breda
Fumiko Orikasa as Riza Hawkeye
Hidekatsu Shibata as King Bradley
Hiroyuki Yoshino as Kimblee
Kaori Nazuka as Maria Ross
Keiji Fujiwara as Maes Hughes
Kenji Hamada as Vato Falman
Kenji Utsumi as Alex Louis Armstrong
Kenta Miyake as Scar
Kikuko Inoue as Lust
Kouichi Yamadera as Isaac
Minami Takayama as Envy
Tetsu Shiratori as Gluttony
Tetsuya Kakihara as Cain Fury
Yuji Ueda as Jean Havoc



Music:
Opening Theme 1 - again by Yui
Ending Theme 1 - Uso by Sid


Videos:
Ed narration teaser - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUTBQXdOKBg&fmt=22

Al narration teaser - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idozY4yijIw&fmt=22

ED song teaser - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX1lAY-zbN0&fmt=22

Mustang narration teaser - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gEu6hbLi_A&fmt=22

30 sec teaser - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IiimwI5ijw&fmt=22

OP song teaser - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B_vnG-D6lE&fmt=18

60 sec trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oH9vs2QB2hY&fmt=22

 

Key Visuals:



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I'm not sure yet if I'm going to watch it, really depends how much changes early on. I know that the previous anime veered from the manga storyline as most do, but I think it was slightly later on so I'll be rewatching a good amount of it at the beginning.



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Yea. Im not quite sure what a 'reboot' means. Will this be a direct sequel? Or will they just play the same story over again with awesome visuals and a different second half to the anime? Does anyone know?



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The main problem I had with FMA was the endings(both the series and movie ones). Hopefully if it is a re-imagination they end it better, and if it is a sequel they end that better. Either way I'll watch it.



The manga's not over yet? O_o Does the manga extend further than the anime series? I wonder who that guy on the chair and the dude next to him (I don't recognize that guy as one of the homonculus) are. Anyway, I'm definitely watching it, but I hope it's different enough. And it better be subbed soon.

Another Bones series, Soul Eater, hasn't had the manga finish yet but they ended the anime series already. I wonder if they'll do a "reboot" of that as well (since from what I've read of the later parts in the manga, it's really different from the anime).




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@Soriku I actually expect a second season of soul eater, despite the main villains(Asura, Medusa, Arachne) being killed off. It finished up all loose ends though, and I would prefer for it to not have a second season.



@sc Torillian and I believe itll start off with the same rough storyline but will stay more true to the manga storyline instead of veering off the way it did in the first season of the anime.

@Soriku The FMA anime is still going on in Japan but will most likely end this year.



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loadedstatement said:
@sc Torillian and I believe itll start off with the same rough storyline but will stay more true to the manga storyline instead of veering off the way it did in the first season of the anime.

@Soriku The FMA anime is still going on in Japan but will most likely end this year.

 

What are they even doing in the manga? O_o




Soriku said:
loadedstatement said:
@sc Torillian and I believe itll start off with the same rough storyline but will stay more true to the manga storyline instead of veering off the way it did in the first season of the anime.

@Soriku The FMA anime is still going on in Japan but will most likely end this year.

 

What are they even doing in the manga? O_o

 

Havent read it.  But lets not spoil it here because it'll most likely be the storyline of this new anime =D



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MANGA SPOILER

If I remember correctly from the manga (I didn't read much of it) the guy on the chair is Hohenheim Elrich



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