Full Metal Alchemist (2003 – 2004)
Fullmetal Alchemist (鋼の錬金術師 Hagane no Renkinjutsushi?) is an anime adaptation of the manga of the same name. Comprising 51 episodes, it was co-produced by animation studio Bones, Mainichi Broadcasting System, and Aniplex. It was broadcast on Mainichi Broadcasting System, TBS, and Animax in Japan between October 4, 2003, and October 2, 2004. A second television series titled in English as Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood was later broadcast in 2009.
The central characters of the anime are Edward and Alphonse Elric; brothers who are searching for the Philosopher’s Stone so they can obtain their bodies after a failed attempt to bring their dead mother back to life. Two film adaptations of the manga stories, Conqueror of Shamballa and Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos were also produced.