Hagane no Renkinjutsushi (Alchemist of Steel)
Complete Collection - 4 discs
$49.98 (2008) Part 1-2/ea.
$19.98 (2008) Vol. 8-13/ea. Viridian
$49.98 (2006) Vol. 10 Limited Case
$29.98 (2006) Vol. 8-13/ea.
Japanese/English Audio - English Subtitles
Director - Seiji Mizushima
Studio - Bones/Aniplex
Synopsis: The Elric brothers, Edward and Alphonse, are a tragic pair - they grew up alone with their mother after their father disappeared. He was a famous alchemist and the boys had a natural affinity for alchemy. They couldn't keep away from it and quickly learned its basic arts including transmutation circles, chemical compositions of physical objects, and the absolute law of equivalent exchange - "in order to gain something one must give up something of equal value". When their mother becomes ill and passes away the boys are devastated. They vow to use alchemy to bring her back to life and assemble the ingredients for a human body. Human transmutation is highly illegal and for good reason. The brothers' attempt goes horribly wrong as Ed loses a leg and Al loses his entire body during the procedure. In desperation Ed bonds Al's soul to a suit of armor, but loses an arm to equivalent exchange in the process. The creature they create is not remotely human.
|Ed and Al continue their journey to find the Philosopher's Stone|
|Winry tags along with the brothers on their journey|
|Fuhrer Bradley seems like a strong yet fair leader, but how could he be the|
same man who ordered the genocide in Ishbal?
|The "Scarred Man of the East"|
|The brothers encounter the Homunculus called Greed|
|What are the secrets of the gate?|
|Winry works on Ed's auto-mail|
|Ed and Al's hard-nosed teacher|
|What is the horrifying secret of the Homunculi?|
|Roy Mustang getting some work done|
|A glimpse into the events of the final season!|
|Ed might want to get that wound looked at|