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Left to right: Alphonse and Edward Elric.

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 (2003): 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.


Light Novels

  • Fullmetal Alchemist: The Land of Sand
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: The Abducted Alchemist
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: The Valley of White Petalsv
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Under the Faraway Sky
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: The Ties That Bind
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: A New Beginning

Tabletop Games

  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Alchemic Card Battle TCG (2004): A Japanese trading card game.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Trading Card Game (2005): An American designed trading card game.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood A Promised Day (2022): A cooperative board game with players taking the role of characters fighting to stop the homunculi and complete the Reverse Transmutation Circle.

Video Games

  • 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: 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, and one of the few games to get an international release.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Stray Rondo, released for the Game Boy Advance in 2004 by Bandai (Now Bandai Namco Games)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Sonata of Memories, 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.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile, released in 2022. A Gacha Game based on the Brotherhood and manga version of events. invokedOnly released in Japan, it was announced at the end of 2023 the game would be shut-down early in 2024.

Video Game Novelizations

  • Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Curse of the Crimson Elixir
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: The Girl who Succeeds God
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Prince of Dawn - Daughter of the Dusk

If you see a link to this page that only applies to one of these works, please direct it to the series it belongs to. If you're referring to characters or events that cross both versions, please link to the manga's page, since it's the source material for both.