Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is no doubt one of the best anime in the anime industry. Even though the series is more than a decade old and the whole franchise more than two decades old, it has, without stopping, always made it to the list of the best anime. If you have started the franchise, kudos to you, and if you haven’t, you need to start the anime right now. This article will help you do just that. The anime throughout the decade has continued to expand its fan following, and it really does deserve all the love. There’s no turning back for you once you start with the series.
If you want to start binging the series, we understand that with such a large number of materials available, it can get quite confusing with where to start at. You needn’t worry as we got your back. Starting from the number of episodes that Brotherhood has, to the watch guide, to streaming details, we got everything. Happy reading, you beautiful souls.
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How Many Episodes Does Brotherhood Have?
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a manga turned anime adaptation that has a total of 64 episodes. The Brotherhood series is critically acclaimed and has been directed by Yasuhiro Irie and produced by Bones. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is the second anime television series based on manga of the same name, authored and illustrated by popular mangaka Hiromu Arakawa. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, unlike the initial version, Fullmetal Alchemist is a faithful adaptation of the manga that dedicatedly follows the events serialized in the manga much more as compared to the latter.
Streaming and Synopsis
Amongst the two series, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is more popular and believed to be better than Fullmetal Alchemist. You can stream the anime on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Funimation.
Synopsis: The story follows the lives of the brother, Edward, and Alphonse, whose entire lives turn upside down following the failure of a horrifying alchemy experiment in their household, the Elric residence. Edward and Alphonse face a spine-chilling reality as they attempt to resurrect their recently deceased mother despite the alchemical principles prohibiting human experiments. All goes wrong as the experiment fails as they acquire horrible injuries instead of bringing back their mother. While the whole of Alphonse’s body is destroyed, Edward loses a leg. Edward, to save his brother and preserve Alphonse’s soul, sacrifices an arm to bind his brother’s soul to a massive set of armor.
The brothers are saved with the aid of their close friends, Pinako Rockbell and her granddaughter Winry, who is a famed prodigy in the field of biomechanical engineering. Winry uses automail, a special metal used in the armor of robots and the military to manufacture prosthetic limbs for Edward. The brothers with the strongest will, refuse to give in to the situation and set out on a journey to heal their bodies by finding the Philosopher’s Stone. The Philosopher’s Stone is a powerful diamond that permits an alchemist to violate the traditional laws of Alchemy. Thus, begins the adventurous quest of the Elric Brother as they start a conspiracy that threatens the fate of the world as Edward becomes a notorious alchemist known as Fullmetal.
Given that Fullmetal Alchemist has two series, both of which are famous, there are a variety of ways to complete the series. If you want to watch only one out of Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, it depends on your own personal preferences, but we recommend that you watch the latter as it closely follows the events of the manga, more so than the original one does.
Also, if you want to know all that the Fullmetal Alchemist series has to offer, we suggest that you watch both the series and the movies in the order; Fullmetal Alchemist followed by Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and finally the Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos. You should watch the OVAs after Brotherhood in the order; Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Special: The Blind Alchemist, Fullmetal, Alchemist: Brotherhood Special: Simple People, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Special: The Tale of Teacher, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Special: Yet Another Man’s Battlefield.
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