Fullmetal Alchemist: Season 1 (Viridian Collection)
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In an era of war and corruption, State Alchemist Edward Elric and his brother Alphonse desperately search for the Philosopher’s Stone. The legendary artifact is their last hope to restore what was lost – or it could be their undoing. The grisly truths found in the quest for the relic will test their souls in ways unimaginable. Murder stalks the brothers from the shadows and false prophets conspire to steal their faith. Morality is assaulted by military atrocities and scientific abominations. Amid the ashes of their childhood, Edward and Alphonse will discover the power to create is but a breath away from the power to destroy. The bond of brotherhood will be their greatest weapon in the fight for their lives.
"Ready Steady Go" music video by L’Arc~en~Ciel
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As to the show, it is a rather amazing show, filled with humor, action, tragedy, and some of the best characterization (and twists) I've seen in an anime. I have to warn you, if you start it, you're probably not going to want to stop watching it until you're finished. The story progresses nicely, and things you didn't understand before become more clear as the show progresses. The only complaint I really have with the series is that it ends. If you're a fan of anime of any kind, I would highly recomend it.
This DVD is a great buy for people who enjoy learning about the behind-the-scenes stuff from the show.
The product includes four discs that carry 25 episodes (roughly 4 episodes per disc) and they each come in their own thin, plastic casing. The four casings each have character artwork from the show. The product also comes with a smaller box of six texts. Each booklet has fun facts about characters, plus character drawings and concepts and other fun stuff. The outer box that carries all of this is pretty thick, at roughly 1 1/2 inches, but it's worth the vastness for all of the goodies it holds!
The pacing, thought-provoking issues raised, character and plot development, action scenes, depth--everything is just about as perfect as one could expect from a series, animated or not.
I would like to add one final note: I saw this edition in a retail store, and it seems to include four individual discs (eps. 1-25, complete season 1--there are two seasons total) and a rather thick supplemental booklet that was labled something to the effect of "episode guide," I assume it may be material similar to what the individual discs have (they are still for sale, but it's much cheaper to buy one of the boxed sets.)
FYI: this is not a bootleg, this is an officially released version.
The show follows the adventures of Edward and Alphonse Elric. They live, not in this world, but a close parallel called Amestris, where science has diverged from ours--though far more sophisticated in its way, the science of alchemy has superseded all our sciences in importance. It's easy to see why: if you understand the composition of matter, alchemy can produce anything out of anything--as long as you abide by the law of equivalent exchange: to obtain, something of equal value must be lost.
The one exception to this rule is life.
But when their mother dies, the distraught brothers ignore this rule and do everything they can to bring her back, with disastrous consequences. The resurrected monster is nothing like their mother; Alphonse loses his human body; and Edward is literally ripped apart, left with an arm and a leg.
Torn by guilt over his brother's condition, Edward sets off--with his brother, in a strong but inhuman form--to correct the travesty he has committed. He is determined to bring his brother's body back, but the only way to possibly do that is to find the legendary Philosopher's Stone--the only object on earth that can surpass and ignore the law of equivalent exchange.Read more ›
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lets meet Ed and Al Erick, two brothers that lost their mom an decided to get her back by using the science called Alchemy. Read morePublished 4 months ago by daryl drumheller
Omg, I have been waiting to buy this for 10 years and I finally did. Great design, great packaging. Arrival was very fast!! Read morePublished 5 months ago by LittleKitten33