Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, known in Japan as Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Fullmetal Alchemist, is the second independent anime adaptation developed by Bones from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series by Hiromu Arakawa. While the studio Bones produces the new series, Yasuhiro Irie works as director, and Hiroshi Ōnogi as writer. The series follows the story of two alchemist brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, who want to restore their bodies after a disastrous failed attempt to bring their mother back to life through alchemy. Unlike the first anime, which had its own original story, the second series follows the story of the manga.
The series premiered on April 5, 2009, on MBS-TBS' Sunday 5:00 pm JST anime timeblock, replacing Mobile Suit Gundam 00. On March 20, 2009, it was announced that it would receive its English language premiere on Animax Asia, with Japanese audio and English subtitles, from April 10, 2009, at 8:30 p.m, five days after its Japanese premiere. On April 3, 2009, Funimation announced they would stream English subtitled episodes 4 days after they air in Japan. Funimation later suspended the release of new episodes of the series for a few weeks due to an incident involving an episode of One Piece being downloaded before it had aired in Japan. However, the episodes are now back on the Funimation website as well as on the official Funimation channel on YouTube. The episodes become available for streaming from Funimation every Thursday at 10 a.m. CDT. All episodes are also available on Hulu, and new episodes are added 14 days after their airing. Madman Entertainment will also stream it "within days" of the episodes airing in Japan. English dubbed episodes of the show started showing February 13, 2010 at midnight on Adult Swim, as part of their Saturday anime block.
Aniplex began releasing the series in DVD and Blu-ray on August 26, 2009. The first one contains two episodes and an original video animation (OVA). Two more OVAs were included in the fifth and ninth volumes alongisde four episodes. Other volumes feature four episodes and no OVAs. A total of sixteen volumes were released, with the last one on November 24, 2010. Funimation also began releasing the episodes in blu-ray and DVD volumes each of thirteen episodes on May 25, 2010.
Brotherhood's music composer is Akira Senju. Ten pieces of theme music have been used so far in Brotherhood. The respective opening and ending themes for the first 14 episodes are "Again" by Yui, and "Uso" (嘘?, lit. "Lie") by Sid. From episode 15-26, the respective opening and ending themes are "Hologram" by Nico Touches the Walls, and "Let It Out" by Miho Fukuhara, respectively. From episode 27-38, the respective opening and ending themes are "Golden Time Lover" by Sukima Switch, and "Tsunaida Te" (つないだ手?, lit. "Tied Hands") by Lil'B. From episode 39-50, the respective opening and ending themes are "Period" by Chemistry, and "Shunkan Sentimental" (瞬間センチメンタル Shunkan Senchimentaru?, lit. "Sentimental Moment") by Scandal. From episodes 51-62, the respective opening and ending themes are "Rain" (レイン Rein?) by Sid, and "Ray of Light" by Shoko Nakagawa. While episodes 63 and 64 do not use opening themes, they use "Rain" and "Hologram", respectively, for the endings.
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"Hagane no Renkinjutsushi" (鋼の錬金術師)
|April 5, 2009||February 13, 2010|
|The Elric brothers, Edward and Alphonse, who have already made a strong reputation of themselves despite Edward's short military career, are called upon by Führer King Bradley and Colonel Roy Mustang to hunt down rogue State Alchemist Isaac McDougal. Edward and Alphonse ambush and successfully capture their target. However, due to Ed's carelessness, the "Freezing Alchemist" finds an opening and escapes. The Elric brothers alongside the State Military are forced to confront McDougal again when he simultaneously activates numerous transmutation circles in Central, which creates an alchemic reaction encompassing the entire Central Command Center. Ed suspects the use of a Philosopher's Stone, but is unable to confirm his suspicion. Luckily, the Elrics, Major Alex Louis Armstrong, and Mustang succeed in thwarting McDougal's plans to bury Central in ice. The Führer confronts McDougal as he attempts to escape. In the brief battle that follows, Isaac is easily cut down by the Führer, who later credits both Colonel Mustang and the Elric brothers in helping accomplish the mission.|
|02||The First Day
"Hajimari no Hi" (はじまりの日)
|April 12, 2009||February 20, 2010|
|Colonel Maes Hughes shows Mustang the paperwork concerning the McDougal incident, which states that McDougal used a Xingese art known as alkahestry; neither Hughes nor Mustang have heard of it. As the Elrics depart for Liore by train, Ed reminisces his and Al's childhood. They learn rudimentary alchemy from their father's books, and, after their mother's death, attempt to revive her by performing taboo human transmutation. During the alchemical reaction, a dark shadow emerges, grabbing hold of Al and Ed, completely breaking down Al's physical body. Ed awakens before a mysterious gate and meets a disembodied figure, referring to itself as "all," "one," and "you." In order to show Edward "The Truth," the door opens and shadows embrace Ed, filling his mind with information. However, he is pulled back from the gate just before he learns the secret behind perfect human transmutation. As a "toll" for this knowledge, the disembodied figure removes Edward's leg as payment, taking it for itself. Back in reality, Ed curses his actions in causing his brother's disappearance, and the disfigured humanoid the Elrics created in the center of the transmutation circle cries out before shortly dying. Using his own blood as an anchoring point, Ed bonds Al's soul to a suit of armor, losing his arm to equivalent exchange. Ed's skill in both surviving the attempted human transmutation and anchoring his brother's soul attracts the attention of Mustang, who suggests Ed become a State Alchemist. Edward accepts, and, after passing the state exams, is given the title "Fullmetal Alchemist."|
|03||City of Heresy
"Jakyō no Machi" (邪教の街)
|April 19, 2009||February 27, 2010|
|Ed and Al arrive at Liore, where they witness Father Cornello's "miracles," performed by what could only be the Philosopher's Stone. They meet Rosé and request to see Cornello. Cornello, who is aware of the State Alchemists, ambushes Ed and Al, and asks Rose to shoot the Fullmetal Alchemist. Rosé accidentally shoots Al, and discovers his armor is empty. Cornello sends a chimera after Ed, who fends it back with his automail, revealing their sin. Ed and Al escape, taking Rose with them. While Al explains to Rosé the sin they have committed, Cornello finds Ed and reveals his plans, unaware it had been broadcasted to the whole town of Liore. When Cornello tries to use the Philosopher's Stone against Ed, it rebounds. When he tries to use it again, he grows into a monster and fights Ed, but is defeated by him. When Ed tries to retrieve the Philosopher's Stone from Cornello, it breaks, revealing it as a fake. Cornello runs off, but is killed by Lust and eaten by Gluttony. When Rosé confronts Ed and Al about the stone, Ed tells her to walk on her own two feet.|
|04||An Alchemist's Anguish
"Renkinjutsushi no Kunō" (錬金術師の苦悩)
|April 26, 2009||March 6, 2010|
|A mysterious man with a "X"-shaped scar across his face attacks and murders State Alchemists. King Bradley orders Hughes and Armstrong to use all available resources to stop the murderer. Meanwhile, to avoid being in debt to Edward for helping to resolve what happened in Lior, Mustang introduces the Elrics to Shou Tucker. Tucker, the "Sewing-Life Alchemist," obtained his State Alchemist credentials by creating a chimera that could understand human language. He opens up his library to the Elrics for them to study living creature transmutation, but they also end up devoting time to play with Tucker's young daughter Nina and family dog Alexander. Upon returning to the house for another study session, they find that Tucker has created another speaking chimera in order to satisfy his yearly examination requirements. However, Ed is horrified to discover that the speaking chimera was created using Nina and Alexander, and realizes that Tucker did the same with his wife, two years prior. Ed nearly beats him to death, stopped only by Al. Ed is left feeling helpless, while Mustang tells him that by being a State Alchemist, Ed must prepare himself to take a life if called upon by the military. While Tucker is under arrest for his actions, he is visited by the scarred man who kills him and the chimera.|
|05||Rain of Sorrows
"Kanashimi no Ame" (哀しみの雨)
|May 3, 2009||March 13, 2010|
|After Ed wakes up from a nightmare, the Elrics stop by Mustang's office to inquire about Shou and Nina Tucker. Encountering Lt. Riza Hawkeye, she reveals, as she heads to the crime scene, that they have both been killed. Meanwhile, back in Lior, Lust and Gluttony attempt to cause a rebellion using the faith of the locals, with Envy using his shape-shifting powers to disguise himself as Cornello. Back at East City, as Ed and Al dwell on their limits in alchemy, they are viciously attacked by "Scar." They quickly retreat until they are cornered and are forced to defend themselves, resulting in Scar destroying Ed's arm and damaging Al's body. Just as Scar prepares to finish off Ed, Mustang and his soldiers intervene. Mustang attempts to subdue Scar, but is saved by Hawkeye, who reminds the Mustang that his flame alchemy is useless in the rain. When Armstrong arrives and battles Scar, it is revealed that the man is an Ishbalan. Outnumbered, Scar manages to escape into the sewers, and Mustang tells the Elric brothers about the Ishbal Massacre. The Elrics then decide to head back to Resembool to repair their bodies.|
|06||Road of Hope a.k.a A Home With a Family Waiting
"Kibō no Michi" (希望の道)
|May 10, 2009||March 20, 2010|
|After their encounter with Scar, the Elric brothers, escorted by Armstrong, head back to Resembool. During a stop in a small town on their way to Resembool, Armstrong spots a man named Tim Marcoh. He explains that Marcoh was a State Alchemist and doctor during the Ishbal War, and conducted research on biological alchemy before disappearing at the end of the war. In an effort to learn about Marcoh's research, Ed decides to get off the train and chase after Marcoh. They catch up to him and learn that he was researching the Philosopher's Stone, and that he succeeded in creating it, though it is still incomplete. At first refusing to share his knowledge with Ed, Marcoh eventually gives them a clue to the location of his research data. After they reach Resembool, Winry Rockbell and her grandmother, Pinako, get to work on Ed's automail. After receiving his replacement arm and leg, Ed uses his alchemy to rebuild Al's armor from the shattered remains. Afterwards, the brothers, along with Armstrong, head back to Central to find Marcoh's research.|
"Kakusareta Shinjitsu" (隠された真実)
|May 17, 2009||March 27, 2010|
|Ed and Al arrive back in Central, only to find that the First Branch Library had been burned to the ground. Scar encounters and battles Lust and Gluttony in the sewers, resulting in a large explosion. Ed and Al's new escorts, Maria Ross and Denny Brosh, direct Ed and Al to Sheska, a file clerk who had worked at the First Branch, but was fired for spending all her time reading. Sheska reveals that she has memorized all of Marcoh's works, and then makes hand-written duplicates for the Elrics. While initially appearing to be a cookbook, Ed notices that is written in a code that Marcoh created. Ed and Al spend several days deciphering the hidden data, only to discover that the Philosopher's Stone is made from living humans. Ed asks Ross and Brosh to keep it a secret, but Armstrong learns about it using intimidation. Ed notices another hidden piece of information, locating an unused laboratory next to a prison, where raw materials for the stone were gathered. Armstrong tells Ed and Al to stay put, but they both manage to sneak out to the laboratory. Ed enters the building via an air duct while Al waits outside, unaware that he is being watched by a menacing figure.|
|08||The Fifth Laboratory
"Daigo Kenkyūsho" (第五研究所)
|May 24, 2009||April 3, 2010|
|Outside the lab, Al fights Barry the Chopper, and Ed faces Slicer inside. It is revealed that both opponents are souls of murderers affixed to armor. Ed struggles in his battle when his automail arm malfunctions, the result of Winry forgetting to add a small bolt back in Resembool. Ed is particularly troubled when his opponent turns out to be a pair of brothers, each controlling a different part of the armor. Al initially has the advantage in his fight, until Barry suggests that Al never existed and was just a doll made by Ed. Al contemplates this as a possibility, since Ed had previously mentioned to Al that he had something he was afraid to tell him. Ed manages to defeat Slicer by using Scar's destruction technique, but before he can get any information from the two brothers, they are killed by Lust and Envy. Ed demands to know who they are and tries to use alchemy, but his automail arm breaks and he gets knocked out by Envy. Outside, Barry almost gets the upper hand on Al, but he is saved by the arrival of Ross and Brosh. Envy and Lust destroy the lab to cover up the evidence of the Philosopher's Stone, but not before carrying Ed outside and handing him over to Ross and Brosh, commenting that he is an "important sacrifice."|
"Tsukurareta Omoi" (創られた想い)
|May 31, 2009||April 10, 2010|
|Ed and Al are in hospital following the Fifth Laboratory incident. Ross slaps Ed for being reckless, and asks him to trust adults more. Needing his automail repaired, Ed calls for Winry to come to Central. When Winry arrives at the train station, Al contemplates what Barry had told him. Hughes invites Winry over to his daughter's birthday party, where she laments that Ed and Al never tell her anything. Hughes tells her that men tend to hide things so as not to worry anyone. Al decides to confront Ed about what he was afraid to tell him, asking if he was really an artificial soul. Ed storms off and Winry yells at Al, telling him that Ed was terrified that Al blamed him for getting him stuck in the armor. Ed and Al then have a fight, which Ed wins, and they both reminisce about their past fights, reaffirming their existence. Meanwhile, Scar wakes up in the care of Ishbalan refugees.|
"Sorezore no Yukusaki" (それぞれの行く先)
|June 7, 2009||April 17, 2010|
|Ed and Al decide to go to the town of Dublith to visit their alchemy teacher, Izumi Curtis, to ask her for information about the Philosopher's Stone. They agree to take Winry with them when she notices that Rush Valley, a town best known for its automail shops, is on the way to Dublith. King Bradley appears and warns the Elrics to be careful around the military, and he then hops out of a window to evade his subordinates. Hughes investigates the problems in Lior, The Fifth Laboratory, and the war in Ishbal. He discovers a connection, but is then attacked by Lust. He escapes her and tries to telephone Mustang with his information at a public phonebooth, only to be gunned down by Envy disguised as Maria Ross, and then as his wife Gracia. Hughes is posthumously promoted to the rank of Brigadier General. Mustang investigates Hughes' murder, and concludes via Armstrong that a high-ranked member of the military may be responsible for the command of Hughes' death.|
|11||Miracle at Rush Valley
"Rasshu Barē no Kiseki" (ラッシュバレーの奇跡)
|June 14, 2009||April 24, 2010|
|As Ed, Al and Winry arrive in Rush Valley, Ed's State Alchemist Watch is stolen by a pickpocket named Paninya, who has automail legs. After tracking her down, Winry asks her automail's creator, Mr. Dominic, to let her be his apprentice, but is swiftly declined. As Winry convinces Paninya to stop pickpocketing and return the watch, she peeks in it and finds, carved inside, the date Ed and Al burned down their house. Meanwhile, one of the residents is having a baby, and since they are unable to travel to a hospital in the poor weather, Winry decides to deliver the baby. Following a successful birth, Winry asks again to be an apprentice, and Mr. Dominic directs her to another mechanic where she can study to become a better automail engineer. With that, Ed and Al continue onwards to Dublith.|
|12||One is All, All is One
"Ichi wa Zen, Zen wa Ichi" (一は全、全は一)
|June 21, 2009||May 1, 2010|
|Ed and Al visit Izumi in order to get clues on the Philosopher's Stone. During their stay, the Elric brothers recall how they first met Izumi during a flooding in Resembool, and how they had been formally accepted as Izumi's disciples after being stranded on an island for 30 days. Ed recalls that he and Al had figured out the meaning behind "One is All, All is One." Izumi notices that Ed and Al had attempted human transmutation, concluding this from their movement during hand-to-hand combat training. Realizing that they were not the only ones who had committed the taboo, Izumi tells the Elrics that she also had attempted human transmutation to bring back her child, who died when Izumi became sick during pregnancy. The three make up, bonding over the hardships that they went through after suffering the effects of human transmutation.|
|13||Beasts of Dublith
"Daburisu no Kemono-tachi" (ダブリスの獣たち)
|June 28, 2009||May 8, 2010|
|Ed and Al are "expelled" by Izumi. Sig tells them that though they are no longer her pupils, but her equals. Meanwhile, Roy plays a chess game with General Grumman before he announces to Hawkeye, Havoc, Falman, Breda, and Fuery that they are all going back to be restationed in Central. Scar, recovering in an Ishbalan squatter colony, is advised by the elder that pursuing the current State Alchemists in the Amestrisian military would not do the surviving Ishbalans any good. Yoki recruits two thugs to capture Scar and bring him back to Central, due to his connections to the murder of State Alchemist Basque Gran. Scar easily defeats them and leaves the colony. Lured to a trap after reading a threatening note regarding Ed and Al's secret, Al is captured by Greed's ex-military chimera henchmen, who are seeking to figure out how to transmute a soul into empty armor. Ed faces off against Dorchet and then Greed, who uses his "Ultimate Shield" to make himself invulnerable to Ed's attacks. Ed finds a way around this by transmuting the ultimate shield itself. Izumi arrives and intervenes, taking Greed by surprise.|
|14||Those Who Lurk Underground
"Chika ni Hisomu Mono-tachi" (地下にひそむ者たち)
|July 5, 2009||May 15, 2010|
|King Bradley and Armstrong lead a team of Amestrian special forces soldiers to raid the Devil's Nest, the former using it as cover to hunt down and execute Greed. All of the ex-chimera soldiers, including Dorochett, Roa, and Martel, are killed by Bradley himself, who reveals to Greed his true identity as Wrath, while the others are shot and killed by the commandos. When Martel, who is hiding inside Al, is killed, her blood splashes on Al's blood seal and unlocks his forgotten memories. Al reveals to Ed that he managed to recover all of his memories prior to being taken away from the Gate when Ed failed in his human transmutation attempt to revive their mother. Greed, severely weakened by Wrath with his dual swords during a duel in the sewers beneath Devil's Nest, is taken back as a captive to Father, who was disappointed in him after he deserted the rest of the homunculi by leaving them behind. When Greed refuses to rejoin the homunculi and Father, he is killed by being melted alive down to a liquid Philosopher's Stone, which is then consumed by Father.|
|15||Envoy From the East
"Tōhō no Shisha" (東方の使者)
|July 12, 2009||May 22, 2010|
|Scar fights with another State Alchemist known as the "Silver Alchemist," whom he quickly deals with. As he enters back to the temporary hideout, Scar discovers a young Xingese girl accompanied by a tiny panda and demands an explanation from Yoki. The girl introduces herself as May Chang, and her panda, Shao May, who traveled across the Great Eastern Desert to Amestris to search for the Philosopher's Stone. In Central, Barry the Chopper is detained by Mustang, Hawkeye, and Falman to be interrogated regarding Hughes' assassination. Elsewhere, the Elric brothers return to Rush Valley to have Ed's automail repaired once again. They then find a man on the verge of starving to death and save him. Grateful for his rescue, he introduces himself to the brothers as Lin Yao, and explains his purpose for coming from the far east kingdom of Xing. He also informs them of alkahestry. Lin summons his bodyguards and holds Ed and Al hostage to reveal the secrets of the Philosopher's Stone, which leads to a fight in the middle of Rush Valley. Lin and his bodyguards retreat after their defeat, forcing the Elric brothers to confront the angry townspeople. Lin meets with Ed and Al again after they repair the town, explaining Xingese history. In the night, Yoki and Scar travel to Central in a cart with May in tow.|
|16||Footsteps of a Comrade-in-Arms
"Tomo no Ashiato" (戦友の足跡)
|July 19, 2009||May 30, 2010|
|Ed, Al, and Winry arrive in Central, though Lin gets arrested for being an illegal immigrant. Sheska accidentally reveals some information on Roy to Envy, disguised as one of her superiors. When Ed and Al meet up with Roy, he lies about Hughes' death, but they soon learn the truth after encountering Ross. Winry soon finds out the truth as well after visiting Gracia and Elicia, and Ed and Al arrive to apologize, since Ed blames himself for Hughes's murder. Gracia encourages them to push forward, even though she is holding back her tears. Envy comes up with a plan to stop Roy investigating Hughes' death, and the next day Ross is arrested as a suspect for Hughes's murder.|
"Reitetsu na Honō" (冷徹な焔)
|July 26, 2009||June 5, 2010|
|Ross, accused of Hughes' assassination, is placed under military police custody and interrogated. After reading a newspaper article about Ross' detention, Barry the Chopper leaves the safehouse and launches a solo raid on the jail. Barry releases Lin from jail as well after the he promises that he would help him and also Ross. Barry tells Ross that she needs to leave Central immediately, or risk being killed. Ed and Al run into the trio, and Barry holds the brothers off to allow Ross time to get away. Ross then runs into Mustang, who seemingly kills her in a massive explosion. Edward later accosts Mustang after seeing Ross' charred body while Mustang coldly reminds Ed of his place as a soldier of the Amestrian military. Major Armstrong later shows up at the Elrics' hotel room and declares that Ed "needs" to return back to Resembool to have his automail arm fixed, and drags the confused Ed away.|
|18||The Arrogant Palm of a Small Human
"Chiisa na Ningen no Gōman na Tenohira" (小さな人間の傲慢な掌)
|August 2, 2009||June 12, 2010|
|Once they arrive in Resembool, Ed and Armstrong meet up with Breda, who takes them to the ruins of Xerxes. Once there, they discover that Ross is still alive, and that Mustang faked her death in order to draw out those responsible for Hughes' death. After the brief reunion, Ross decides to hide out in Xing, but promises to return if she is ever needed. After Ross' departure, Ed explores the ruins further and encounters a group of Ishbalan refugees, who reveal that it was Scar who killed Winry's parents during the Ishbal War. Meanwhile, back in Central, Barry's body, which is now nothing more than a crazed animal, attacks Falman and Barry. However, with Havoc and Hawkeye's assistance, they manage to subdue Barry's body. Then, Hawkeye is attacked by Gluttony.|
|19||Death of the Undying
"Shinazaru Mono no Shi" (死なざる者の死)
|August 9, 2009||June 19, 2010|
|Hawkeye is saved from Gluttony by Mustang, Master Sergeant Kain Fuery, and her dog Black Hayate. Alphonse meets up with the group and they pursue Barry, who chases his body into the depths of the Third Laboratory. The group splits into two teams. Mustang and Lieutenant Havoc are ambushed by Lust, resulting in both men being grievously wounded and left for dead. Lust then confronts Al, Hawkeye, and Barry, slicing Barry to pieces. Hawkeye, believing Mustang to be dead, flies into a suicidal rage and shoots Lust repeatedly, without effect. Before Lust can kill Hawkeye, Mustang appears, revealing he sealed both his and Havoc's wounds by burning them shut. He repeatedly sets Lust on fire until her Philospher's Stone runs out of energy. No longer able to regenerate, her body and Philosopher's Stone core crumble to ash. Barry's soul survives, but his blood seal is scratched out by his body, which kills both of them. Edward returns to Resembool and heads for the Rockbell house, but spots his father, Van Hohenheim, at his mother's grave.|
|20||Father Before the Grave
"Bozen no Chichi" (墓前の父)
|August 16, 2009||June 26, 2010|
|Ed is not happy to see Hohenheim again. Later that night, Ed overhears a conversation Hohenheim has with Pinako about whether or not the person Ed transmuted was actually his mother. Hohenheim leaves the next day, warning Pinako that something horrible will happen in this country. Al explains to Ling the circumstances of his body, and Winry is appalled at Lin's opinion that a body like Al's would be great. Determined to find the true answer, Ed and Pinako dig up the corpse of the failed transmutation, even though Ed keeps retching at the thought. When he digs up some hair, he realizes it wasn't their mother Trisha that they transmuted. Ed then calls Izumi about the legitimacy of her transmutation, but she doesn't answer. Ed then returns to Central and reunites with Al and Winry, reassuring them that getting Al's body back might be possible. Izumi calls Ed back, saying she had the same results as him, which confirms his suspicions that it is possible to bring Al's body back, but not to revive the dead. Ed, Al, and Izumi feel a sense of relief that they hadn't killed someone a second time. Ed and Al reaffirm their resolve to return Al to his original body.|
|21||Advance of the Fool
"Gusha no Zenshin" (愚者の前進)
|August 30, 2009||July 3, 2010|
|Ed and Al ponder about the state of Al's body, assuming it is absorbing some nutrients from Ed. After Al lectures Ed about his seemingly dangerous plan to draw out the homunculi by battling Scar, Lin and Lan Fan appear and agree to help them, as it would benefit Ling in finding immortality. After investigation, Ed, Al, and Roy begin to suspect Bradley of cooperating with the homunculi. While Roy and co. prepare themselves to go after them, Havoc reveals the lower half of his body is paralyzed, and Roy feels a bit of remorse for that. Roy sends Breda to locate Dr. Marcoh, while Ed and Armstrong get word that Scar is nearby. Breda reaches Marcoh's place, only to find he has been kidnapped. Ed makes a spectacle of himself, eventually drawing out Scar. Ed and Al fight him while Roy confuses the military to buy them time. Ed notices the tattoo on Scar's arm, realizing he is the one who killed Winry's parents. Lin and Lan Fan end up facing Gluttony and Bradley, the latter injuring Lan Fan.|
|22||Backs in the Distance
"Tōku no Senaka" (遠くの背中)
|September 6, 2009||July 10, 2010|
|Lin fights off Bradley and Gluttony as he tries to escape with Lan Fan. Meanwhile, Winry hears about Ed and Al fighting Scar and heads over there. As she arrives, she hears Ed questioning Scar about the death of her parents. Shocked by this, Winry picks up a nearby gun and aims it at Scar. Scar remembers about his brother who researched into alchemy to combat against the attacking State Alchemists. However, they were attacked by Kimblee, who heavily injured Scar. To save him, his brother sacrificed himself and transferred his right arm to his. Shocked upon waking up and seeing his brother's arm on his body, he went beserk and killed Winry's parents. Before they can kill each other, Ed protects Winry from Scar, reminding him of when his brother protected him. Al chases Scar while Ed comforts Winry, getting her to let go of the gun. Winry then bursts into tears.|
|23||Girl on the Battlefield
"Ikusaba no Shōjo" (戦場の少女)
|September 13, 2009||July 17, 2010|
|Ed leaves Winry in the custody of the military to catch up with Al. Meanwhile, as Bradley continues to chase after Lin and Lan Fan, Gluttony goes after Scar. As Ed rejoins Al in his fight against Scar, Gluttony arrives on the scene. Lin then joins the fight, and is able to capture Gluttony. Lan Fan manages to escape Bradley by cutting off her disabled arm to throw off her blood trail. Riza arrives and drives off with Lin and Gluttony, keeping it secret from the military. As Ed and Al are about to apprehend Scar, they are stopped by May Chang, who uses her alkahestry to escape with him. However, Ed and Al manage to take custody of her panda, Shao May. As they arrive back at HQ, they tell Winry everything. She feels depressed, believing all she can do is wait, but feels better when she receives a call from her customers back in Rush Valley. As she goes on the train back, Winry realizes that she actually has fallen in love with Ed. Meanwhile, Ed and Al join up with the others at a hideout, where Lan Fan's wounds are treated. Lin reveals to Ed, Al, and Roy that Bradley is a homunculus. When Gluttony hears mention of Roy, the one who killed Lust, he transforms and blows the corner off the hideout.|
|24||Inside the Belly
"Hara no Naka" (腹の中)
|September 20, 2009||July 24, 2010|
|Dr. Marcoh, in the custody of the homunculi, has to cooperate in exchange for his village's safety. Meanwhile, Ed, Al, and Lin try to escape from Gluttony, who has become able to swallow anything in his sight. After losing Gluttony, Roy and the others leave to safety while Ed, Al, and Lin stay to fight. Envy arrives to stop Gluttony from harming Ed and Al. Hearing this, Ed and Al face Gluttony while Lin faces against Envy. After some struggles on both ends, Gluttony ends up accidentally swallowing Ed, Lin, and Envy. Roy stumbles upon a conspiracy among the Führer and the top brass of the military, and realizes this is what Hughes meant when he said the military was in danger.|
|25||Doorway of Darkness
"Yami no Tobira" (闇の扉)
|September 27, 2009||July 31, 2010|
|Ed and Lin find themselves in a dark place, realizing they are inside Gluttony's stomach, and try to find a way out. May is worried about Shao May, explaining to Yoki about their circumstances, so Scar decides to help search for her. Ed and Lin are approached by Envy, who explains that Gluttony was a failed attempt at recreating the Door of Truth, and that there is no exit. Envy also reveals he was the one who started the Ishbalan War, before transforming into a giant beast. Meanwhile, Al gets Gluttony to take him to Father, who is apparently in Central, and Bradley gets leverage over Roy by transferring his men to various headquarters and assigning Riza as his personal assistant, effectively making her his hostage.|
|October 4, 2009||August 7, 2010|
|Ed and Lin face off against Envy, and Ed finds himself hesitating to attack, due to all the people embedded into Envy's body, and gets swallowed. Meanwhile, Scar and May find Shao May with Al and Gluttony and decide to follow them down to an underground tunnel, where they fight off several chimeras. Ed spots the Philosopher's Stone inside Envy, and, after seeing the missing piece from the ruins of Xerxes found in Gluttony's stomach, he figures out a way to escape from Gluttony. Bradley explains to Roy how he was trained from birth for leadership and was injected with the Philosopher's Stone. Ed reluctantly uses the souls inside Envy's stone to transmute himself and open the Door of Truth to escape through. Ed finds Al's body but is unable to bring it back, since it isn't his. However, before the Door closes, he bursts through it, yelling to Al's body that he will come back to get him someday.|
"Hazama no Utage" (狭間の宴)
|October 11, 2009||January 9, 2011|
|During a festival in Resembool, Hohenheim converses with a young Pinako, who asks him why he remains apart from all the villagers. In the same time, he faces a demon identical to him that talks to him about the humans' weakness, as the story so far is recapped. In the end, Hohenheim finds encouragement from a young Trisha, and he wakes up to discover it was all a dream as a result of drinking too much alcohol.|
|October 18, 2009|
|Alphonse and Gluttony arrive at Father's lair, when Ed, Envy, and Lin burst out of Gluttony's stomach. Father then uses his strange powers and turns off Ed's and Al's alchemy, rendering them vulnerable. Lin is then captured and given the Philosopher's Stone, which he willingly accepts, turning him into Greed. Scar and May then arrive and engage in battle, where their alchemy is still effective. Scar learns about the murder that Envy committed which triggered the Ishbalan Civil War and attacks Father, only to find his powers ineffective against him. May gets injured, and Scar uses a hydrogen explosion as a diversion so that they can both escape. Ed battles Greed and is quickly subdued, although he can sense that Lin is still there. As a result of the earlier explosion, Gluttony uses up the last of his regenerative abilities, so Father extracts his Philosopher's Stone to make a new Gluttony.|
|29||Struggle of the Fool
"Gusha no Agaki" (愚者の足掻き)
|October 25, 2009|
|Envy leads Ed and Al, who has May and Shao May hidden inside of his armor, out of Father's hideout, which is actually under military HQ, to meet with Bradley. Ed threatens to quit the military, but Bradley says he will kill Winry if he does. However, he allows Ed and Al to continue their research. Roy enquires if Bradley was the one who killed Hughes, which he wasn't. Ed asks Mustang to borrow some change, and Ed and Al call Winry to make sure she is all right. After, they encounter Greed, who gives them a message from Lin to Lan Fan. Meeting up with Bradley, Greed points out that Lin is still fighting for control of his body. Roy reveals Bradley's identity to Armstrong, and ponders that there may be another homunculus hidden in the shadows. Al passes on Ling's message to Lan Fan, as well as telling her about him and Greed, encouraging her to get an automail arm. Ed, hearing that other alchemists' alchemy had failed at the same time as his and Al's, wonders how Scar and May's alchemy works. Meanwhile, as Father creates a new copy of Gluttony, Scar encounters Marcoh in the homunculi's prison. Marcoh begs Scar to kill him so that the homunculi cannot use him for their plans. However, Scar demands to hear more about the Ishvalan War from him.|
|30||The Ishvalan War of Extermination
"Ishuvāru Senmetsusen" (イシュヴァール殲滅戦)
|November 1, 2009|
|Years ago, Roy's desire to become a state alchemist was disapproved of by his teacher, Berthold Hawkeye, Riza's father. Before dying from an illness, he asked Roy to look after Riza, who, on her back, has the details of his flame alchemy research. In the present, Ed visits Riza to return the gun she gave him, and asks about Ishbal. After the war broke out, Bradley passed a document announcing the extermination of the Ishbalans. It took a toll on many alchemists, including Roy, which wasn't helped by the taunts of Kimblee, who enjoys killing. As Marcoh tells Scar his side of the story, he reveals that he was involved in using Ishbalans to make the Philosopher's Stone, which was given to the state alchemists to enhance their alchemy. The Ishbalan leader tried pleading with Bradley to end the killing in exchange for his life, but was rejected. When the war finally ended, Roy resolved that he would work to become the new Führer to protect the people, and appointed Riza as his second-in-command. Riza mentions to Ed that when they finally achieve peace, they may have to be punished for the crimes they committed during the war. When Envy checks Marcoh's cell, he finds a beheaded corpse and the word "vengeance" written in blood on the wall.|
|31||The 520 Cens Promise
"Gohyaku Nijū Senzu no Yakusoku" (520センズの約束)
|November 8, 2009|
|Ed passes on what Riza told him to Al, and the two contemplate about what to do after they complete their objectives, and as to why Scar and May's alchemy worked when theirs was blocked. However, May had run off, so they go and look for her. Meanwhile, Riza, Breda, Fuery and Falman say their goodbyes as they are sent to different HQs, with Roy finding a hidden message inside a chess set Falman returned him. Roy later reminds Ed that he owes him 520 cens, but Ed decides to hold on it until Roy becomes Führer. Roy uses the note he got from Falman to make contact with Grumman. Meanwhile, Fu is shocked to find Lan Fan had lost her arm, and declines Ed's help to find an automail mechanic, since it would involve Ed's acquaintances in their troubles. Afterwards, Knox gets a visit from his wife and son, who are pleased to hear he treated two live patients. Suspecting that Marcoh had escaped along with Scar, Envy releases Kimblee from prison and gives him the task of retrieving Marcoh and killing Scar. Wanting to find out more about Kimblee and the secrets behind his brother's alchemy, Scar destroys Marcoh's face so it won't be recognized, before heading off to the North to recover his brother's notes.|
|32||The Fuhrer's Son
"Daisōtō no Musuko" (大総統の息子)
|November 15, 2009|
|As May heads off towards the North with one hooded person, Scar escapes with another to the West. General Grumman, disguised as a woman, meets up with Roy to discuss current matters. Upon hearing that Grumman saw May at the train station, Roy asks Armstrong to pass the message on to Ed, who had decided to look in the library for information on alkahestry. Upon passing on the message, Armstrong also gives Ed a letter of introduction to pass on to Major General Armstrong, his sister, at Fort Briggs. Later on, Ed and Al meet Bradley's adopted son, Selim, and are invited to his house where they also meet Bradley's wife, and are later joined by Bradley himself. After the meeting, Ed and Al head off towards the North. Meanwhile, Scar and his accomplice escape from the train heading West, and Kimblee tries to predict Scar's next move.|
|33||The Northern Wall of Briggs
"Burigguzu no Hokuheki" (ブリッグズの北壁)
|November 22, 2009|
|After some investigation, Kimblee deduces that Scar is headed north. He manages to catch onto a train where Scar is hitching a ride on, only to find his companion is actually Yoki, not Marcoh. Scar and Kimblee recognize each other from when they crossed paths in Ishbal, and a fight ensues. Scar manages to impale Kimblee, but Kimblee manages to separate the train carriages and escape. Meanwhile, May continues north with Marcoh, while Ed and Al arrive upon the mountain path leading to Fort Briggs. They soon find themselves attacked by one of Briggs' soldiers, Captain Buccaneer, before being surrounded by the guards. They are confronted by Major General Olivier Mira Armstrong. May and Marcoh manage to find Scar's brother's research notes and begin to decipher them.|
"Kōri no Joō" (氷の女王)
|November 29, 2009|
|After learning about what type of automail is suited for the Northern weather, Ed and Al are confronted by Olivier. Deciding not to mention anything incriminating, they speak of their search for May, leading Olivier to be interested in alkahestry. They are given work to do by Major Miles, who is part Ishbalan, and also run into Falman. Suddenly, the homunculus named Sloth appears from underground, and Olivier is surprised by his invulnerability. Ed has to hold back his answers about the homunculus, only mentioning that its make up is similar to a human's body, which gives Olivier an idea on how to stop it.|
|35||The Shape of this Country
"Kono Kuni no Katachi" (この国のかたち)
|December 6, 2009|
|Olivier and her crew manage to subdue Sloth by dousing him in fuel and sending him outside to freeze. Olivier then has Ed and Al arrested so she can learn more about the homunculus. Kimblee, who is in the hospital, is visited by Lieutenant General Raven, who brings along another alchemist who uses the Philosopher's Stone to heal his wounds. Meanwhile, Marcoh continues to look into alkahestry, with May teaching him about how it works. Olivier, Buccaneer, Falman, Ed, and Al investigate the tunnel that Sloth made, where Olivier has Ed tell her everything. Ed and Falman deduce that the tunnel is being used as a giant trasmutation circle for the Philosopher's Stone, and that Amestris itself was formed for that very purpose. Olivier talks with Raven while the others listen in on the conversation, and gets him to spill about immortal armies.|
"Kazoku no Shōzō" (家族の肖像)
|December 13, 2009|
|Hohenheim recalls when he left the Elrics' house, lamenting that his body would outlast his family's. Meanwhile, soldiers investigating the tunnels under Briggs find themselves under attack by a mysterious shadow. Raven tells Olivier to put Sloth back into the tunnel and seal it off. While Miles stalls Kimblee for time, Olivier kills Raven. As Olivier shows a few of her men a separate entrance to the tunnel, Kimblee brings Winry over to see Ed and Al, reminding them of their place and situation. Meanwhile, Scar reunites with Marcoh and May, and Roy gets information and a message from Olivier from his intel sources.|
|37||The First Homunculus
"Hajimari no Homunkurusu" (始まりの人造人間（ホムンクルス）)
|December 20, 2009|
|Winry fixes up Ed's automail before Kimblee talks with him, and orders his men to keep Al separated from Ed. Olivier sends a search party down the tunnels, who find a couple of survivors that warn them not to put any lights on, or else a monster would come. Riza learns that Bradley's son, Selim, is a homunculus named Pride, who attacks from the shadows. Kimblee orders Ed to search for Scar and Marcoh, and to create a bloody crest similar to Ishbal in Briggs, tempting him with a Philosopher's Stone if he accepts. After telling Al and Winry about the situation, Ed grudgingly accepts the job, though he doesn't intend to use the stone himself. As Ed and Al go to search for Scar, their real intent to find May as well, Winry decides to accompany them.|
|38||Conflict at Baschool
"Bazukūru no Gekitō" (バズクールの激闘)
|December 27, 2009|
|Riza receives a call from Roy, but is unable to say anything in fear of being watched by Pride. In the town of Baschool, Ed and Al, along with Winry, lose the guards that were assigned to them, and end up running into May and Marcoh. Elsewhere, Scar encounters two of Kimblee's men, a pair of chimeras named Jerso and Zampano, and runs into trouble with them. Scar gets pinned, but Ed and Al arrive and beat the chimeras, before restraining Scar themselves. Winry and Miles arrive, and Winry confronts Scar face-to-face about her parents' deaths. Explosions then are set off, and it appears that Scar has taken Winry hostage. Meanwhile, as Olivier's squad retrieve the survivors from the tunnels, Briggs is approached by people from the military.|
"Hakuchū no Yume" (白昼の夢)
|January 10, 2010|
|When faced with the option of judging her parents' killer, Winry decides to bandage Scar's wounds, knowing it would be something her parents would do. Miles explains to Scar that he joined the military to gradually change the way people think of Ishbalans. Since Marcoh and May need Scar to decipher his brother's research, Miles offers to hide everyone at Fort Briggs, with Al insisting on sparing the two chimera. While Marcoh and company head for Briggs via tunnels in the mines, Winry comes up with rouse to make it look like Scar has kidnapped her to elude Kimblee just before a blizzard sets in. However, as Marcoh's group heads for the fort, Miles gets word that Olivier is no longer at Briggs, and the fort is being manned by people from Central. Al goes into the blizzard to find Marcoh's group and warn them. While in the blizzard, Al briefly sees his body, and wonders if it is trying to get its soul back. Meanwhile, Father makes plans involving Ed, Al, Hohenheim, Izumi, and one more candidate.|
|40||Homunculus (The Dwarf in the Flask)
|January 17, 2010|
|Olivier goes to Central, where she admits to killing Raven and convinces Bradley to let her take his place. Riza uses a coded message to tell Roy that Selim is a homunculus. Meanwhile, 'Father' dreams of ancient Xerxes, where Hohenheim was raised as a nameless slave. There, Hohenheim met Homunculus, a being in a flask who was created from his blood, which gave Hohenheim his current name and taught him the basics of alchemy. One night, Homunculus was summoned by the King of Xerxes, who asked Homunculus to tell him the secret for immortality. Homunculus tricked the king into making a gigantic transmutation circle, using the whole country as a sacrifice, while it and Hohenheim stood at the center of the circle. When Hohenheim awoke, everyone else in Xerxes was dead, except for Homunculus. It created a body shaped like Hohenheim for itself, becoming 'Father.' Back in the present, after Hohenheim awakes from this shared dream, he runs into Izumi and Sig. When Hohenheim notices Izumi's sin, he rearranges her organs so that her blood can flow better. After this, Hohenheim tells Izumi and Sig that he is a Philosopher's Stone in human form.|
|January 24, 2010|
|Miles and his men set off with the intent of killing Kimblee and his henchmen, something Ed objects to. As Scar's group exits the mine, they find Al, who warns them about Central infiltrating Briggs, so Scar decides to take them towards an Ishbalan slum. Miles' group attempts to snipe Kimblee, but Kimblee has already figured out their intent and uses a cover of snow to enter the mines. Ed tries to follow, but is attacked by two more chimeras, Darius and Heinkel. Ed disables them by using the ammonia in dynamite to make a stink bomb to overwhelm their high sense of smell. Ed then knocks the Philosopher's Stone out of Kimblee's hand, but Kimblee uses another Stone hidden inside his mouth, sending Ed and the chimeras down a mine shaft and leaving Ed impaled by a steel bar. At the same time, Al starts to drift out of consciousness, saying his soul is being drawn back to his body. Determined not to die, Ed gets the chimeras to remove the bar while he sacrifices some of his life span to temporarily fix the wound and to stop the bleeding. The chimeras find the Philosopher's Stone that Kimblee dropped, and, thankful for their rescue, decide to take Ed to a doctor.|
|42||Signs of a Counteroffensive
"Hangeki no Kizashi" (反撃の兆し)
|January 31, 2010|
|As Marcoh and May try to decipher Scar's brother's notes, Al, who had been taken apart to make him easier to carry, regains consciousness. As they put him back together, May figures how to arrange the notes, which reveal the nationwide Amestris transmutation circle. After further investigation, they find another transmutation circle used for alkahestry. Meanwhile, Kimblee encounters Pride, who tells Kimblee to carve out the Briggs blood crest. Elsewhere, Falman gets into contact with Breda, and Sloth finishes digging the tunnels. Hohenheim arrives in Liore, where Rose and the other citizens are rebuilding, and finds an underground passage under the church of Leto. As he stumbles upon Sloth's tunnel, he is attacked by Pride but manages to escape outside its boundary, and then tells Pride to let Father know he would be coming. Meanwhile, in order to carve out the blood crest, Kimblee conspires with Drachman forces to attack Briggs, and Zampano informs Envy of Marcoh's location.|
|43||Bite of the Ant
"Ari no Hito Kami" (蟻のひと噛み)
|February 7, 2010|
|Briggs is able to defeat the Drachman forces with ease, finally carving out the blood crest. Zampano brings Envy to Marcoh, where Marcoh reveals that it was their intention from the start to lure the homunculus out there, and Envy is easily hit and outsmarted by the multiple alkahestry traps set up by May. Out of anger, Envy transforms into his true form and begins to attack the group. After being captured by the homunculus, Marcoh destroys Envy's Philosopher's Stone and renders Envy into a tiny, parasitic creature. Scar gives it to May and tells her to return to her country. Marcoh and Scar decide to go their own way, and Al and the rest head for Liore. In Dublith, Bido, the last remaining chimera of Greed's, sees two military officers searching for Izumi. Thinking that they could lead him to Greed, he hides underneath their car. Olivier is told about Briggs' victory, and is then shown, by one of the military's higher ups, the secret behind forbidding human transmutation. Meanwhile, when reaching Liore, Al and co. meets with Rosé and Hohenheim.|
|44||Revving at Full Throttle
"Barinbarin no Zenkai" (バリンバリンの全開)
|February 14, 2010|
|Al and Winry are welcomed by Rosé and the people of Liore. Meanwhile, Darius, one of the chimeras who helped Ed after he had been injured, goes to a bank and makes a withdrawal from Ed's State Alchemist research account. However, the military is informed and they storm the clinic where Ed and the chimeras are, though the trio manages to escape from them. Hohenheim tells Al the truth about himself and his involvement with Father. While Olivier is shown the army of artificial humans created by the military, Bido is spotted by Greed. Bido realizes who he is and tries to make him remember his chimera friends, but Greed ends up killing him. Angered at seeing Greed kill one of his friends, Lin's conscience has a vicious clash with Greed's. Later that night, Greed storms King Bradley's mansion and confronts him.|
|45||The Promised Day
"Yakusoku no Hi" (約束の日)
|February 21, 2010|
|Greed is initially overwhelmed in his fight against Bradley, but he manages to survive and escape. Meanwhile, Olivier requests, mainly as a means to avoid the family being taken hostage, that her father determine leadership of the household, which leads to a fight she inevitably wins against Alex. May passes through Youswell, and the people there offer to help her on her journey back to Xing, but Envy tricks her into heading back to Central. Ed, Darius, and Heinkel arrive at one of the old hideouts in Central and are soon met by Lin, who had managed to temporarily regain control over his body. Before Greed takes over again, Lin tells Ed that Father will try to open the gate on "The Promised Day." Since Greed had severed his relationships with the homunculi, Ed suggests that Greed become his ally. Greed jokes that he just might consider it if they work for him, but Ed decides to take that suggestion seriously, and Greed accepts the offer. Al passes a message to everyone, from Izumi and Briggs to Riza and Roy, about the Promised Day, which is set to take place next spring.|
"Semaru Kage" (迫る影)
|February 28, 2010|
|Briggs soldiers escort Winry back home, where she is surprised to find Ed and his group. Though Ed warns her to escape to another country, she refuses and says that Ed should just make sure he protects everyone. Meanwhile, Scar has recruited several Ishbalans to help in his cause, and Roy informs Olivier about Selim's true identity. Al, who had been suffering from more frequent blackouts, is ambushed and captured by Gluttony and Pride. On the day before the Promised Day, Bradley is tricked into taking a train back to Central and is caught in an explosion on the bridge. Meanwhile, Riza, Breda, and Fuery prepare for the upcoming day. Within the military, as the "chosen" generals are panicking over Bradley's possible death, Olivier sees her chance to try and take control. However, before she can do anything, she is halted by the sudden appearance of Father and Sloth.|
|47||Emissary of Darkness
"Yami no Shisha" (闇の使者)
|March 7, 2010|
|Ed and his group go to see Hohenheim. He tells them about the Promised Day, and Ed tells Hohenheim Trisha's last words to him. As Ed and his group leave, they run into Al. However, it is revealed that Al is being controlled by Pride. Pride first gets the upper hand, but Ed responds by blacking out the slums and taking away the light so that Pride cannot use his shadows. Heinkel uses this opportunity to find and attack Pride, but Ed, Greed, and Darius are then attacked by Gluttony. Greed, having a disadvantage in the dark, agrees to switch places with Lin, who uses his homunculus detection abilities to fight Gluttony. As Gluttony starts to use his full power, he is overwhelmed by the arrival of Lan Fan, who is now equipped with automail.|
|48||The Oath in the Tunnel
"Chikadō no Chikai" (地下道の誓い)
|March 14, 2010|
|Lan Fan and Lin fight Gluttony, and Heinkel continues to fight Pride. Meanwhile, Roy visits Madam Christmas to confirm that Selim Bradley is in fact a homunculus. Pride manages to get back the upper hand in the fight and wounds Heinkel. However, before Pride can finish him off, Ed intervenes and saves Heinkel using his automail, now carbon-reinforced. Spies from Central are shown to have followed Roy to Madam Christmas's bar, and as they find out that the madam is Roy's foster mother, the bar is blown up by Roy, who escapes through the sewers with Madam Christmas. Roy then meets up with his subordinates before they attempt to take over Central. Pride takes over Al again, but right before he fights Ed through Al, Fu throws a flash bang into the air, overwhelming the shadows with light and breaking Pride's control of Al. Darius then takes Al away to a safer place, and Gluttony stumbles upon Pride and Ed's fight. Upon discovering that Lan Fan and Ling can sense homunculi, Pride consumes Gluttony, both to replenish his lives as well as to gain a sense of smell that can detect Ed and his group. Back in Central, Mustang begins his upheaval plot by capturing King Bradley's wife.|
"Oyako no Jō" (親子の情)
|March 21, 2010|
|Ed, Greed, and Lan Fan have a difficult time fighting Pride, who gained Gluttony's powers after devouring him. Working with Hohenheim, Al allows himself to be captured by Pride in order to grab him so that Hohenheim can trap Pride in a mountain of soil where there is no light, preventing him from using his shadows. Meanwhile, Kimblee begins to move just as Scar's group is told about the bombing of Bradley's train. As the Promised Day begins, Greed goes to Central on his own while Ed's group and Scar's group meet up again to devise a plan. In Central, Roy and his subordinates begin to attack soldiers while using Bradley's wife as a hostage. However, the military higher-ups give the order to kill everybody in the group except for Roy.|
|50||Upheaval in Central
"Sentoraru Dōran" (セントラル動乱)
|March 28, 2010|
|As Roy's team and Mrs. Bradley are cornered by Central soldiers, Team Charlie, Roy's old Ishbal squadron, intervenes and saves them. Meanwhile, the Briggs soldiers, led by Buccaneer, join the battle. As Roy's team begins to run low on ammo, they are saved Rebecca and Maria Ross. Roy calls the person who had Ross return from Xing, and he is surprised to hear Havoc at the other end. During the chaos, Ed's group manages to sneak underground via the Third Laboratory, where the group then splits up. Ed, Scar, Darius, Zanpano, and Jelso go in one direction while Hohenheim and Lan Fan go in the other. However, at that moment, one of the generals awakens the mannequin soldiers.|
|51||The Immortal Legion
"Fushi no Gundan" (不死の軍団)
|April 4, 2010|
|As Ed's group arrives at the door where Al had fought against Lust, the mannequin soldiers emerge from it. Meanwhile, Olivier is attacked by Sloth, who had been ordered to kill her. Al and Heinkel learn too late that Pride had been sending a morse code message from banging a stick onto Al's head, and they are soon attacked by Kimblee, who frees Pride from his imprisonment. In the sewers, May is also attacked by the mannequins, and when Envy manages to merge with them, he returns to his regular form. As Olivier struggles against Sloth, Armstrong rescues her and joins the fight. Al transmutes his legs off in order to help Heinkel, who then gives him the Philosopher's Stone that Kimblee had previously lost. Al uses it to restore his legs and face Pride and Kimblee.|
"Minna no Chikara" (みんなの力)
|April 11, 2010|
|Al begins using the Philosopher's Stone to battle against Kimblee and Pride. He manages to trap Pride once again, but is taken by surprise by Kimblee when he starts using his own stone. Meanwhile, as the Armstrong siblings start to gain the upper hand over Sloth, Sloth begins to use his true strength and reveals himself to be the fastest homunculus. Although Al gets apprehended by Pride again, Heinkel, having been healed by Marcoh, manages to deliver a fatal blow to Kimblee. Yoki arrives to rescue Al and the others and head towards Central, while Pride consumes Kimblee. As Alex manages to temporarily impale Sloth on a spike, both he and Olivier are attacked by mannequin soldiers. Meanwhile, May fends off both Envy and the mannequin soldiers, and Ed's group, overwhelmed by the soldiers, are joined by Roy and Riza.|
|53||Flame of Vengeance
"Fukushū no Honō" (復讐の炎)
|April 18, 2010|
|Mustang's team has Mrs. Bradley interviewed on live radio. With the power of radio and the help of the Ishbalans, word of a supposed coup d'état spreads, giving the rebels support from the citizens, while Briggs launches an attack on Central HQ. Meanwhile, Roy manages to destroy the mannequin soldiers surrounding Ed's party by burning them to ash. May lures Envy into a trap in the upper levels, causing them both to fall below into the chamber with Ed's group. Envy reveals that he was the one who killed Hughes, infuriating Roy who seeks to get revenge. Ed's group moves onward as Roy fights Envy, but Ed gets concerned that Roy may end up being consumed by his own hatred. Envy is no match for Roy and flees for his life. Upon seeing Riza heading towards Roy for backup, Envy gets an idea. Roy later encounters Riza, who aims a gun at his back.|
|54||Beyond the Inferno
"Rekka no Saki ni" (烈火の先に)
|April 25, 2010|
|Riza sees through Envy's disguise as Roy and shoots him until the real Roy arrives and mercilessly incinerates the homunculus, reverting him back to his parasitic form. Before Roy can kill Envy, Ed, Riza, and Scar persuade him to let go of his anger and his need for revenge, for Amestris cannot be ruled by someone consumed with hatred. Envy becomes outraged by Roy's change of heart and rants about why everyone does not kill each other, trying to goad them into doing so by pointing out all of the terrible things they have done to each other. Ed determines that the reason Envy hates humans is because he is jealous of their capacity to continue living on, despite all the abuse they take. Humiliated and insulted by how Ed understands him, Envy commits suicide by tearing out and destroying his own Philosopher's Stone. Meanwhile, the Armstrong siblings begin to gain the upper hand in their battle against Sloth; Izumi arrives in Central, allied with Briggs soldiers, to participate in the coup; and Hohenheim confronts Father alone.|
|55||The Adults' Way of Life
"Otona-tachi no Ikizama" (大人たちの生き様)
|May 2, 2010|
|The Armstrong siblings have trouble fighting off both the Mannequin Soldiers and Sloth, until both Izumi and Sig arrive. Through the combined efforts of Alex and Sig, they manage to deal enough damage to Sloth to finally kill him, before turning their attention to the mannequins. Meanwhile, Hohenheim fights with Father underground. In the midst of the battle, Father tries to take the Philosopher's Stone from within Hohenheim but is unable to do so, as, according to Hohenheim, he is missing something. With the majority of Central HQ captured, the Briggs forces start to celebrate until Bradley, still alive, approaches the headquarters, promising to reclaim it.|
|56||The Return of the Führer
"Daisōtō no Kikan" (大総統の帰還)
|May 9, 2010|
|Hohenheim, who had managed to converse with all the souls within his Philosopher's Stone, had infused the souls into Father's body to destroy it from the inside. However, Father shows his true form and is able to survive outside of his container. Meanwhile, Bradley begins his attack on Central HQ and single-handedly takes on the resisting forces, as well as destroying Buccaneer's arm. As he reaches the main gate, he finds himself against Greed, and Bradley reveals his hidden Ultimate Eye to fight him. Buccaneer allows himself to be stabbed in order to take away Bradley's sword, though Bradley soon arms himself with daggers. Meanwhile, Falman and the remaining Briggs soldiers try to fend off the Central army, and Fu later arrives to assist Greed in facing Bradley.|
"Eien no Itoma" (永遠の暇)
|May 16, 2010|
|Greed, unable to hurt Bradley, is pinned down during their fight, which forces Fu to fight Bradley alone. Fu attempts to perform a suicide attack to kill Bradley using explosives strapped to his chest, but Bradley defuses them and mortally wounds Fu. However, Buccaneer thrusts a sword through Fu's body before he falls and successfully stabs Bradley in the stomach, allowing Greed to scratch out his Ultimate Eye, while Lan Fan arrives to witness her grandfather's death. Meanwhile, Ed's group encounters the gold-toothed doctor who created Bradley, and are pit against the numerous rejected Fuhrer candidates. The doctor then activates a transmutation circle, connected by the five research labs in Central, which absorbs Ed, Al, and Izumi.|
|May 23, 2010|
|Lin and Bradley's fight leaves them hanging over the side of the front gate, but Lin is saved by Lan Fan while Bradley falls into the moat below. As Buccaneer lays dying, he gives his final request to Ling to defend the front gate. Already distraught by Fu's death, Lin complies and draws upon the full power of Greed's Ultimate Shield to annihilate all Central forces before the gate. Underground, Ed, Izumi, and the unconscious Al reappear in Father's lair to find Hohenheim subdued. With four of the five human sacrifices, Father is left to wait for the fifth. The gold-toothed doctor in the levels above decides to use Roy as the candidate for the fifth sacrifice, has Riza's throat slit and tells Roy that he will only save her if he performs human transmutation.|
"Ushinawareta Hikari" (失われた光)
|May 30, 2010|
|Following Riza's eye signal, Roy refuses to perform a human transmutation. May arrives with Zampano, Jerso, and Darius and heals Riza's wound. However, Bradley and Pride also appear and force Roy to perform human transmutation, using the gold-toothed doctor as a sacrifice. Roy passes through the Gate of Truth and reappears in Father's lair with Pride, Father, and the other sacrifices, and finds he has lost his eyesight in exchange. Scar battles Bradley above, and May crashes through the ceiling of Father's lair to find Al unconscious. Al stands before the Gate to find his body, but despairs that he will be unable to use it to fight alongside the others because it is so frail. He promises to return for his body and goes through the Gate, regaining consciousness in Father's lair and completing Father's count for the five sacrifices.|
|60||Eye of Heaven, Gateway of Earth
"Ten no Hitomi, Chi no Tobira" (天の瞳、地の扉)
|June 6, 2010|
|Ed and Al battle against Pride while May tries to take on Father. Meanwhile, Ishvalans make plans within the city. In his fight against Bradley, Scar reveals a reconstruction transmutation circle from his brother's research now tattooed on his other arm. Just as Ed's group starts to gain the upper hand, and despite the arrival of Greed, Father grabs the four sacrifices and uses them, along with Hohenheim, for his transmutation circle, absorbing all the souls in Amestris. This opens a giant gate flat on the surface of the Earth, which a now giant Father rises from. Another gate opens in the sky with a giant eye looking out, which Father calls "God" and pulls towards him.|
|61||He Who Would Swallow God
"Kami o Nomikomishi Mono" (神を呑みこみし者)
|June 13, 2010|
|Everyone closest to the center of Father's nationwide transmutation circle, including Ed's group, survives to discover that Father has used the souls of over fifty million Amestrians to suppress God within a new, youthful body. Father neutralizes everyone's alchemy, but, before he can annihilate them, Hohenheim reveals his countermeasure: he had spent years traveling the country, placing fragments of his own Philosopher's Stone into the earth to use as foundation for returning the Amestrian souls to their bodies. The stone fragments are activated by the eclipse's umbra, and the souls are ripped from Father's body back into their original bodies, which weakens Father to the point of barely being able to suppress God anymore. The eclipse then lifts, blinding Bradley with sunlight and allowing Scar to kill him. Scar activates the nationwide alkahestry circle his brother and fellow Ishbalans had been preparing, which restores everyone else's alchemy at their greatest potential. Facing the full strength of his opponents' attacks in his unstable body, Father retreats aboveground to find more souls and replenish his stone supply. Ed remains behind to fight Pride while everyone else chases Father. Pride tries to steal Ed's body to replace his own unstable one, but Kimblee's soul reappears within him and taunts him while Ed enters his body and destroys it, reverting him to the form of a small fetus-like creature. Ed spares Pride's life and leaves to join his friends.|
|62||A Fierce Counterattack
"Seizetsunaru Hangeki" (凄絶なる反撃)
|June 20, 2010|
|Hohenheim and the others stop Father from making Philosopher's stones, but as Ed rejoins them, Father spawns humans resembling the people of Xerxes before attacking with a powerful blast which takes out half the headquarters. They barely manage to survive the blast, but Al and Hohenheim take some heavy damage protecting the others. Before Father can kill Ed and Izumi, the Briggs soldiers, along with several of Ed's allies, join up to attack Father and use up his stone supply. Father lets down his barrier temporarily to try and absorb Greed's stone, giving Ed, Alex and Izumi the opportunity to damage him to the point of defending himself manually. As Father starts to lose control, he creates a blast which traps Ed's arm whilst his automail arm is destroyed. With Ed in danger, Al convinces May to help him perform a transmutation, trading his soul for the return of Ed's right arm. Al rejoins with his body on the other side and with his arm returned, Ed frees himself to unleash a series of blows on Father.|
|63||The Other Side of the Gateway
"Tobira no Mukōgawa" (扉の向こう側)
|June 27, 2010|
|While being effortlessly pummeled, Father desperately tries to absorb Greed's Philosopher's Stone. Greed decides to part from Lin's body, and uses his carbonization ability to turn Father's body into weak charcoal. Father extinguishes Greed's soul, killing him, but Ed punches through Father's chest, releasing all the souls of the people of Xerxes and sending Father to the Gate of Truth where he is trapped for eternity. In the wake of Father's defeat, everyone mourns Al's sacrifice. Ed rejects using a Philosopher's Stone to bring him back to life, even after Hohenheim offers his final life as an apology for the pain Ed and Al were forced through. Ed ultimately decides to perform a human transmutation on himself, sacrificing his own Gate and his ability to use alchemy with it. As a reward for discovering he doesn't need to perform alchemy, Ed is allowed to bring Al back with him in his original body. As everyone recuperates from the battle, Hohenheim returns to Resembool and dies peacefully before Trisha's grave.|
"Tabiji no Hate" (旅路の涯)
|July 4, 2010|
|Deciding to help sort out Ishbalan policies, Roy is approached by Knox and Marcoh, who offer him a Philosopher's Stone to get his eyesight back, with Roy insisting it be used to fix Havoc's legs first. Olivier secretly rescues Scar so that he can assist Miles in rebuilding Ishbal. Having previously seen off Lin, who had promised to take care of May's clan among others once he becomes emperor, Ed and Al return to Risembool where Winry awaits them. Two years later, Grumman, who had become Fuhrer, visits Mrs.Bradley, who had been raising up Selim to be a compassionate child. Al decides to travel with Jerso and Zampano to Xing and other eastern countries to learn about alkahestry, whilst Ed learns what he can in the west, hoping to pool their research together. As Ed heads off, he and Winry finally express their love to each other using the term of equivalent exchange.|
|#||Title||Original release date||English release date|
|1||The Blind Alchemist
"Momoku no Renkinjutsushi" (盲目の錬金術師)
|August 26, 2009|
|Ed and Al hear of a blind alchemist named Judau who had supposedly performed a successful human transmutation. Meeting up with him, Judau reveals to Ed that a young girl named Rosalie was resurrected through alchemy, with his eyes paid for in equivalent exchange. However, the Madam refuses to teach Ed about the techniques used. Rosalie leads Al to a room with a little girl's shrivelled corpse inside. She reveals this as the result of the real Rosalie's transmutation, while she herself is a girl named Amy, who was adopted due to her similar appearance to Rosalie. As Ed arrives on the scene, the Madam tells him that her late husband kept the truth about the transmutation failure from Judau, who truly wanted to resurrect Rosalie. Ed and Al then leave, carrying this knowledge with them as well.|
"Shinpuru na Hitobito" (シンプルな人々)
|December 23, 2009|
|While on their way back to Resembool to have Ed's arm repaired, Ed and Al buy earrings as souvenirs for Winry to prevent her from getting mad about the broken automail. Later on, Ed fights an assassin and his automail gets broken again, and he buys more earrings for Winry to avoid her wrath. Winry explains that she decided to pierce her ears after meeting Riza on the day Ed decided to become a State Alchemist. Meanwhile, Riza explains to her colleague that she grew her hair long after meeting Winry that same day. Her colleague comments on how simple a reason that is, and Riza says that reasons are always simple. To explain her choice, she remarks that they are all living in a simple world - where when they pull the trigger, their enemies die.|
|3||Tales of the Master
"Sensei Monogatari" (師匠物語)
|April 21, 2010|
|Back when Izumi was 18, then known as Izumi Harnet, she travels to meet the alchemist Silver Steiner and request to be his apprentice. Giving her only a knife, he tells her to survive one month in Mt. Briggs before she can become his apprentice. On the second day, she is found by some Briggs guards but manages to beat them and take their food rations. On the eighth day, she is close to starving to death, but then becomes motivated to survive. As she learns to defend herself and live off of the wildlife, she realizes the meaning behind alchemy: that one is all, and all is one. However, returning after a month, it is revealed she had been talking to Silver's older brother, Gold Steiner, who is actually a fighter. Annoyed, Izumi beats him and leaves. The OVA ends with an exaggerated look on the first meeting between Izumi and Sig.|
|4||Yet Another Man's Battlefield
"Sore mo Mata Kare no Senjō" (それもまた彼の戦場)
|August 25, 2010|
|The story centres around Roy, aged 18, in a military boot camp. After encountering a group of seniors being cruel to an Ishbalan recruit named Heathcliffe Arbor, Roy takes interest in Hughes, who is supposedly friends with them. The two soon become rivals, competing in various events. Roy later catches the seniors picking on Heathcliffe again and gets into a fight with them before Hughes backs him up, having the same beliefs as Roy. The three become friends and discuss their reasons for joining the military. Later, though, during the Isbalan war, Roy ends up fighting against Heathcliffe, who is killed by Hughes after shooting at Roy. Roy falls into despair before being confronted by Hughes, who has to hold in the pain of his sins so he can smile in front of his wife. Upon returning home, Roy envies Hughes's strength.|
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