# Similar TV Shows Like Fullmetal Alchemist (2003)
Released: 4 October 2003 (Japan)
Runtime: 24 Min
Taglines: The Philosophers’ Stone: those who possess it, no longer bound by the laws of Equivalent Exchange in Alchemy, may gain without sacrifice, create without equal exchange. We searched for it, and we found it. See more »
Genres: Animation | Action | Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
Actors: Vic Mignogna , Aaron Dismuke , Romi Pak
When a failed alchemical ritual leaves brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric with severely damaged bodies, they begin searching for the one thing that can save them; the fabled philosopher’s stone.
The Elric brothers’ mother is dead and their father has long since abandoned them. Deciding to perform a forbidden human transmutation to bring their mother back, they end up losing their bodies. Now Edward must join the military in order to gain certain alchemical privileges, with his one goal being to restore his brother to his original state. But with war on the horizon it’s only a matter of time before they are both forced to question their morals and ultimately decide the value of human life.
Edward Elric and his younger brother Alphonse were living quite happily with their mother. So Edward and Alphonse decided to try to raise her from the dead. The resurrection failed, leaving Edward without an arm and a leg and Alphonse’s soul attached to a suit of armor. Now they roam around the country trying to find a way to restore their bodies.
After their mother’s death, Edward Elric and his younger brother, Alphonse, try using alchemy to bring her back to life. Unfortunately they do not fully take into account the law of equivalent exchange which requires a sacrifice of equal value to what one hopes to achieve. Not only do they fail to revive their mother but Edward loses an arm and a leg and Alphonse loses his entire body, forcing his soul to remain confined to an empty suit of armor. Seeking a way to restore their bodies, Edward becomes a state alchemist and the brothers begin a long search for the legendary Philosopher’s Stone, an object purported to allow its users to ignore the law of equivalent exchange.