Fullmetal Alchemist tells the tale of two brothers, Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric, who attempt to resurrect their dead mother in an alchemical ritual. However, to their horror, the ritual goes horribly wrong, crippling both their bodies. Edward loses both his arm and leg, while Alphonse loses his entire body and has his soul attached to a suit of armor. Thus, they set off in search of the Philosopher's Stone, an artifact they believe will help them regain their bodies.The series began as a manga written by Hiromu Arakawa which ran from 2001 to 2010, with many adaptations and spin-off material following. It was widely acclaimed in Japan and its success also reached overseas. Enough to name a trope or two.Not to be confused with Full Metal Panic! or Full Metal Jacket.
Works in this franchise include:
- Fullmetal Alchemist: The original manga series by Hiromu Arakawa
- Fullmetal Alchemist: The 2003 anime loosely adapted from the manga but diverges into original material at the midway point.
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood: The 2009 anime series which directly adapts the manga.
- Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shamballa (2005): The Movie of the 2003 anime and the conclusion of that version.
- Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (2011): Stand-alone movie set in the Brotherhood continuity.
- Fullmetal Alchemist: A Live-Action Adaptation released in 2017.
- Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel: An Action RPG for the PS2 released on 2003, taking place between episodes 17 and 18 of the 2003 anime, released by Square Enix.
- Fullmetal Alchemist 2 Curse Of The Crimson Elixir: An RPG that serves as a prequel to the above but also takes place in its own continuity, released on 2004.
- Fullmetal Alchemist 3: The Girl Who Succeeds God: A third RPG released in 2005, only released in Japan
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Prince of the Dawn, released for the Wii in 2009. It takes place at some point in the manga/Brotherhood anime.
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Daughter of the Dusk, the sequel to Prince of Dawn. Released before the end of 2009.
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Dream Carnival: A Fighting Game released on 2004
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy: A Nintendo DS adaptation of the 2003 anime, released alongside the third RPG above in 2005.
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Stray Rondo, released for the Game Boy Advance in 2004 by Bandai (Now Bandai Namco Games)
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Sonata of Memory, the sequel to Stray Rondo. Released in the same year.
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, released for the PSP by Bandai in 2010. It saw a release throughout Europe. Merely a retelling of the Brotherhood anime through a fighting genre-based story mode.
- Fullmetal Alchemist: To the Promised Day, released in 2010. This follows the Brotherhood anime through an RPG-based genre with some visual novel cues.