Fullmetal Alchemist CREDITS

Fullmetal Alchemist
Voice Directors: Colleen Clinkenbeard, Mike McFarland

US Premiere: Nov 06, 2004
US Conclusion: 2006
US Home Media: Feb 08, 2005
Japan Premiere: Oct 04, 2003
Japan Conclusion: 2004

Seasons: 1
Episodes: 51

Animation Studio: Bones

Popularity: 29th All Time, 45th This Week

Franchise: Fullmetal Alchemist
Characters on BTVA: 85
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8000 Saiyans
said at 11:50 PM on Thu May 3 2018
 1 Shout Out!
One of my favorite anime series of all time.

Romi Park is flawless as Edward Elric. In fact, most of the sub and dub actors were great.
said at 6:31 AM on Fri Mar 30 2018
 3 Shout Outs!
I like this one a lot more than Brotherhood/manga, the slower pacing gave more character development over the more situational based nature of Brotherhoor/manga and most shounen and the villains had more put into them to be less of a pitfall for the heroes and more like a possible product of a past event.

And Ed was also much more complex, he's still his usual smart mouthed self but he still struggles when he sees pain both for himself and others this is my favourite version of the character

Of course there's the voice acting especially the dub as I said the first post I had even if there's some pretty weird voices(hey there Selim)
said at 12:25 PM on Fri Mar 30 2018
@HienFan There are some spoilers in my reply to HienFan, so to anyone reading, be careful.

I completely agree with all of this. I feel the villains had more of an identity and agency than just little boss battles for the protagonists. I do think Brotherhood/manga had a far more compelling version of Bradley, however. But the amount of personality and depth they gave to characters like Lust and Envy made them far more memorable than their Broho/manga counterparts, IMO.

Also, I have seen some people who claim that Edward was too hard-headed, petulant, moody and angsty in this version. I'm sorry, but he's fifteen. Not only are those things typical for a teenager, but he's also been incredibly traumatized by all the crap that happens throughout the show. I wouldn't expect someone like him to be perfectly empathetic, rational, and calm, or that he mature past his personality flaws so quickly and conveniently given the events of the show.

I personally think those things made him a far more interesting protagonist. The fact that he's sometimes pretty selfish, irrational, and has emotional issues made you kinda wonder if he'd stay a hero, and I really, really appreciate stories where the protagonist isn't some pure of heart hero who always does the moral thing.
said at 7:31 AM on Mon Apr 23 2018
@PsychicVoiceSpy Didn't know you saw Brotherhood but yeah I agree with everything especially the thing about Ed

He wasn't bad or annoying in Brotherhood but I also think he had some of the more persistent shounen traits like being weirdly non-challant(or at least recovered from most of his incident rather quickly particular Nina) and hot headed at the same time, I know the infamy of the kind of thing this Ed have but it's what gives him a real depth not often seen in protagonist in particular

I think this is where I would say is Ed is actually the best character in his own series
said at 6:00 AM on Sat Mar 17 2018
My parents used to watch this show on Adult Swim. Good times.
EPA Deane
said at 10:21 AM on Wed Feb 7 2018
 2 Shout Outs!
Phenominal Show and One of Funimation's Best Dubs......

Am I Alone in Preferring Travis Willingham's Roy Mustang voice in this Show to the One he Does in FMA:Brotherhood ?
said at 2:22 PM on Wed Feb 7 2018
@EPA Deane
No, I agree. The lighter, sarcastic, more depressed voice was perfect for 2003 Roy and was super unique.

The deeper, cocker, angrier tone he used for Brotherhood fit that incarnation too of course. But something about his performance really stood out.
EPA Deane
said at 11:42 AM on Thu Feb 8 2018
@GreenGoblin75 Perhaps it's because (IMO) Roy Mustang is a more Nuanced and Compelling Character in the 2003 Series.
said at 8:59 PM on Mon Feb 5 2018
 4 Shout Outs!
I very much enjoyed the Fullmetal Alchemist and tbh I feel like some of the characters were written better here and has more depth also a great dub cast standouts were Chris Patton as Greed and Dameon Clark as Scar
said at 7:14 PM on Wed Nov 1 2017
 4 Shout Outs!
I haven't been on in a while (due to my laptop breaking, but we got it up and running again), but I'm back to say I finally finished this series in September, and it's one of the best shows I've ever seen!! Everything from it's story, themes, voice acting, animation, etc. The end kind of bugs me, but all the good outweighs it. At least if we're not talking about Conqueror of Shamballa (there's no defending that one).
said at 6:17 PM on Mon Jun 5 2017
 4 Shout Outs!
though im a brotherhood fan i gotta give this show credit for its diversification.

it had canada`s scott mcneil, new york`s mike sinterniklass and la`s johnny yong bosch in their first funi dub roles, how many dubs can claim that they had an actor each from evry major talent pool its not a full crossover but its something
EPA Deane
said at 1:24 AM on Mon Aug 28 2017
@Abdullab It's Definitely One of Funimation's Most Eclectic Dubs....
said at 6:59 AM on Sun Oct 29 2017
@Abdullab Would be interesting if Funimation made more of their dubs widespread. Especially series like MHA and Black Clover that has ton of characters and are definite long-runners.
said at 2:20 PM on Sun Apr 10 2016
 6 Shout Outs!
I used to think of Travis Willingham and Laura Bailey as Thor and Black Widow. Now I think of them as Roy Mustang and Lust.
said at 7:43 PM on Tue May 24 2016
Also, did anyone find Wrath really annoying?
said at 11:37 PM on Thu May 26 2016
@GreenGoblin75 I didn't use to, but nowadays I do. His constant shouting, whining and crying in the later episodes gets pretty tedious. I think he made up for it a little in the movie, though (even if my feelings for the movie itself are pretty mixed).
said at 5:46 AM on Fri Jun 3 2016
@GreenGoblin75 Envy sure did.
Joel the Pokekid
said at 9:03 PM on Sat Dec 5 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
I love this show so much that I would give up a part of my body to make more seasons. It's also the home that got me into, well, anime.
said at 10:39 PM on Wed May 25 2016
@Joel the Pokekid So, in other words, you'd perform human transmutation for more episodes?
said at 11:06 PM on Thu May 26 2016
Then he'd create a homunculus.
said at 11:08 AM on Sun Oct 25 2015
 6 Shout Outs!
My family recently got Netflix, and I found that this was on the list. Since I wanted to try out more anime titles, and this was the most referenced one next to Naruto (which, frankly, I've no desire to watch), I decided to try it out. I just finished it a couple days.

I don't like to gush over any movies, shows, books, or such.... but I can't explain JUST how much I loved this show.

I won't go into great detail about it (since there's too dang many), but it's one thing for a movie/show to emotionally jerk me in a single direction: it's another for one to actually pull me at every possible stop along the way. Much like the Transformers MTMTE series I'm reading, Fullmetal strikes that right combination of feels, humor, and drama more balanced/natural than most anything I watch.

The story is fantastic, the animation is fantastic, the emotional impact is fantastic (in more ways than one), and the characters.... it's one of those shows that I can't strike a single favorite character. Although if I HAD to pick, the Elric brothers are the perfect root all-round. I'd even have to say that I found my favorite VA performance in the form of Aaron Dismuke as Alphonse.

That's the abridged version. Even more abridged: I've found my new all-time favorite show.

(Hey, my coffee high is gone now!)
said at 3:34 PM on Sun Oct 25 2015
@DreamMaster08X Definitely agree with you. With all the anime I've seen (a few dozen), this is easily in the top five.

If you would like some recommendations for other anime on Netfix that might appeal to you, I'd suggest Death Note and Psycho-Pass. They both have unique concepts, suspense, and writing that get the viewer sucked into their stories.
said at 3:41 PM on Sun Oct 25 2015
@PsychicVoiceSpy Death Note probably would be my next choice anyways, at least up to watching FM: Brotherhood (I just need to give my emotions a breather beforehand).

The funny thing is that my sister has been totally hooked on anime and reading manga for the past couple months now, so she's been trying new shows, the most recent being Fairy Tail (likely my 3rd choice). Really, so far, my anime was devoted to this show until I finished it.
said at 4:36 AM on Sat Aug 2 2014
 6 Shout Outs!
One of the best work Funimation has
said at 3:44 PM on Sat Apr 26 2014
 5 Shout Outs!
I only saw bits and pieces of this in the past. I recently started watching it on Netflix (Watching it back and forth with Brotherhood). I don't know what kept me from watching it for all these years, but from what I watched so far (as of this post, 20 episodes in), this is ONE OF THE BEST (if not THE BEST) animes I've ever seen. The writing, character development, music, animation, and amazing voice acting from both dubs. The English dub in particular, has made me an even bigger fan of Travis Willingham (Come on, I LOVE DOGS, SHORT MINISKIRTS, I'M GOING TO PEE MY PANTS), Vic Mignogna, Caitlin Glass, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Park, Sonny Strait, Christopher Sabat, and Dameon Clarke among others. In the case of the last three, I haven't watched much Dragon Ball. As much as I love Colleen Clinkenbeard, I'm disappointed that Riza Hawkeye isn't given much to do. From what I know however, Rose is given a much bigger role than she did in the manga (Along with Lust and many others), and Riza had more to do in Brotherhood.
said at 12:11 PM on Fri Dec 20 2013
 1 Shout Out!
This anime is okay, but the dub is terrible. Edward, Alphonse, Winry, and Scar are all bad to me. No offense to people who like this dub.
Fancy Ken
said at 9:42 AM on Sun May 29 2016
@SombraMan Edward was great, but I'll agree that the others were just so bland. Especially Al. I couldn't understand a word he said and they really should not use actual kids for these types of roles.
said at 6:00 PM on Sun May 29 2016
@Fancy Ken
Not a Dameon Clarke fan?
Fancy Ken
said at 11:00 PM on Sat Jul 30 2016
@GreenGoblin75 I am a Dameon Clark fan, I'm just not a huge fan of this performance
said at 9:04 AM on Sun Nov 5 2017
Strongly disagreed. This is far from a terrible dub. Sure, I liked the Brotherhood dub even more, but this is definitely a production that has aged very well, even in today's standards. Ed is one of Vic's highest acclaimed roles, and Al defined Aaron Dismuke's career. Casting an actual kid was genius. My opinion of this dub is basically the same as Psychic's (view below).
said at 11:36 AM on Tue Sep 10 2013
 12 Shout Outs!
This show had one of the most amazing dubs ever recorded. The performances of Travis Willingham, Vic Mignogna, Wendy Powell, Ed Blaylock, and Dameon Clarke were all so raw, powerful and amazing! Yeah, sometimes a background character or side character sounded a little awkward, but all of the main performances were freaking amazing. This show is generally a treasure trove of great performances and it's a total inspiration to me.

What also made this such a great dub is that they weren't afraid to pull in talent from all over to participate in the dub, whether it was from ADV, New York (Michael Sinterniklaas), and even Scott McNeil! How many dubs do they go out of their way to bring such diversity to nowadays? Virtually none. This was, and in my opinion still is the best dub FUNimation has ever done. The only ones I've seen that I thought came close to this in quality from FUNimation are Eden of the East, the Rebuild of Evangelion movies, Summer Wars, and maybe a couple others.

The show itself is quite spectacular too, but when I think of what I consider the definitive representation of how great a dub can be, I'm not thinking of Cowboy Bebop (which is good too, don't get me wrong), I'm thinking of Fullmetal Alchemist.

Sorry if this just read out like fanboy rambling, but I just wanted to pay tribute to what may be my favorite anime of all time, as well as the voice-acting which has left such a mark on my life.
Heartfilia Mage 721
said at 7:59 PM on Wed Oct 16 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy You should also thank Mike McFarland for directing such an amazing job and he gave it his all in Brotherhood, improving an already great dub.
said at 4:49 AM on Thu Oct 17 2013
@Heartfilia Mage 721 Yeah, I should have credited him on that. Just swap out some of the times I said "they" with Mike McFarland. Although, I think Colleen Clinkenbeard co-directed the original's dub with him... can't remember for sure.
said at 2:22 AM on Wed Jul 25 2012
 8 Shout Outs!
Oh God, when I scrolled and saw Nina's picture, I cried a little :'/
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