Fullmetal Alchemist, Volume 1: The Curse (Episodes 1-4)
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- Four episodes: Those Who Challenge the Sun/Body of the Sanctioned/Mother/A Forger's Love
- Textless songs
- Production art
- Japanese commercials
- Image gallery and trailers
- Character profiles
Top Customer Reviews
Fullmetal Alchemist generated a lot of hype before it was even released in America, and I have to say it lives up to it. This is an instant classic. Its greatest power is its underlying poignancy, because the brother's problems were born out of their love for their mother. Who hasn't suffered the loss of a loved one in their life? Except these two boys thought they had the power to change fate. Realizing their tragic mistake, they now rely on each other, and their uppermost thought is to restore each other, a testament of their love if there is one. There are also great moments of humor and the symphonic score accentuates all the changing moods. Masterpiece!
There are tons of artwork galleries on this disk, lots of promotional videos, the usual opening/closings, character profiles. It is also available in manga form.
A good companion anime to Fullmetal Alchemist is Scrapped Princess. It hits all the same themes of Fullmetal and is even animated by the same studio, Bones.
I'm sure just about everybody knows the basic story,Edward and Alphonse Elric lose their mother,they begin to study alchemy in an attempt to bring her back to life.When this goes horribly wrong,(by the way,human trasmutation is sticktly forbbiden)Ed loses an arm and leg, and his brother Al loses much more. In order to return things to the way they were, their only hope is to search for the legendary Philosphers stone,an alchemic modifier said to grant it's posseser the abillity to ignore the laws of equivelent exchange!So they set out on a journey to recover what they have lost.What am I willing to sacarifice? It's this question Ed and Al struggle to answer throughout FMA.But will they ever find the answer,or is the price too high to pay!
After watching all 51 episodes myself I can say this without any doubts, it's a stunning accomplishment in modern tv animation,and without a doubt one- of- if -not- the greatest anime series of all time. With very solid characters in a very human drama, the moment you step into Ed and Al's world you're hooked. Watching them as they grow-up,and to realize that not everyone uses alchemy for "good" or for "right",you begin to feel their frustration,their frustation of believing in the power of alchemy,a power that can cause so much pain and yet can help people just as much.It's truely a 'heart-breaking,thought-provoking',and beautiful series.Read more ›
The 1st soundtrack CD that comes packaged with this DVD has some great tracks (I'm listening to some of them as I write this actually), and you'll be humming the opening and ending themes for weeks. The metal box for the next 5 discs is pretty darn spiffy as well.
Everyone should check this anime out. You won't regret it one bit!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Purchased this for my sister, she's a fan of the show. Came well packaged, no complaints.Published 8 months ago by Krystal H.
very great nearly out of print and shipped fast ! I always loved the fullmetal alchemist series so i thought about collecting the original series in volumes all the way to numer... Read morePublished on January 30, 2014 by cody
Excellent package to start a awesome anime well worth it . And unique to other sets that are available do recommendPublished on September 26, 2013 by Jaydc86
The show surpassed my expections upon viewing. It is more interesting, at least to me, than most anime. Great, intricate story line.Published on September 10, 2011 by Yevon
Fullmetal Alchemist, an anime about two brothers who can do alchemy.
I'll say that Fullmetal Alchemist is the best anime of all time that I have ever seen. Read more
I purchased this for one of my grandchildren. It was good for them as they said...Published on January 7, 2010 by Altheaon R. Henry
FullMetal Alchemist is a English Dubbed Japanese anime that is easy to digest and take in for the American palette. Read morePublished on September 12, 2009 by William L. Stitzel
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