Reviewed by: Priss
Released by: Manga Entertainment UK
Age Rating: 15
Region: 2 - UK
Volume 1 of 5
Length: 325 minutes
English 2.0 Stereo
Japanese 2.0 Stereo
Edward and Alphonse Elric's reckless disregard for alchemy's fundamental laws ripped half of Ed's limbs from his body and left Al's soul clinging to a cold suit of armor. To restore what was lost, the brothers scour a war-torn land for the Philosopher's Stone, a fabled relic which grants the ability to perform alchemy in impossible ways.
The Elrics are not alone in their search; the corrupt State Military is also eager to harness the artifact's power. So too are the strange Homunculi and their shadowy creator. The mythical gem lures exotic alchemists from distant kingdoms, scarring some deeply enough to inspire murder. As the Elrics find their course altered by these enemies and allies, their purpose remains unchanged - and their bond unbreakable.
When first I heard that a new series was to follow the original anime adaptation by Bones, I was in truth a little apprehensive. I had wondered whether a second foray into the world of the Fullmetal Alchemist would be mere folly, a shameless product of profiteering from a popular franchise. With some trepidation, I set about starting the series for this review, hoping that that perhaps there was something new and special to be told in Brotherhood.
Volume 1 Contains Episodes 1-13.
Manga Entertainment UK have discontinued FMA: Brotherhood on Blu-ray, it will still be released on DVD.
We assume that there are 5 volumes of the title, based on the release scheduling.