List of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood episodes
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, known in Japan as Alchemist of Steel: Fullmetal Alchemist (鋼の錬金術師 フルメタルアルケミスト Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Furumetaru Arukemisuto?), is the second independent anime adaptation developed by Bones from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series by Hiromu Arakawa. While the studio Bones produces the new series, Yasuhiro Irie works as director, and Hiroshi Ōnogi as writer. The series follows the story of two alchemist brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, who want to restore their bodies after a disastrous failed attempt to bring their mother back to life through alchemy. Unlike the first anime, which had its own original story, the second series follows the story of the manga.
The series premiered on April 5, 2009, on MBS-TBS's Sunday 5:30 pm JST anime timeblock, replacing Mobile Suit Gundam 00. On March 20, 2009, it was announced that it would receive its English language premiere on Animax Asia, with Japanese audio and English subtitles, from April 10, 2009, at 8:30 p.m, five days after its Japanese premiere. On April 3, 2009, Funimation announced they would stream English subtitled episodes 4 days after they air in Japan. Funimation later suspended the release of new episodes of the series for a few weeks due to an incident involving an episode of One Piece being uploaded before it had aired in Japan. However, the episodes are now back on the Funimation website as well as on the official Funimation channel on YouTube. The episodes become available for streaming from Funimation every Thursday at 10 a.m. CDT. All episodes were also available on Hulu, and new episodes are added 14 days after their airing. Madman Entertainment will also stream it "within days" of the episodes airing in Japan. English dubbed episodes of the show started showing February 13, 2010 at midnight on Adult Swim, as part of their Saturday anime block.
Aniplex began releasing the series in DVD and Blu-ray on August 26, 2009. The first one contains two episodes and an original video animation (OVA). Three more OVAs were included in the fifth, ninth and thirteenth volumes alongside four episodes. Other volumes feature four episodes and no OVAs. A total of sixteen volumes were released, with the last one on November 24, 2010. Funimation also began releasing the episodes in Blu-ray and DVD volumes each of thirteen episodes on May 25, 2010.
Brotherhood's music composer is Akira Senju. Ten pieces of theme music were used in Brotherhood. The respective opening and ending themes for the first 14 episodes are "Again" by Yui, and "Uso" (嘘?, lit. "Lie") by Sid. From episode 15-26, the respective opening and ending themes are "Hologram" by Nico Touches the Walls, and "Let It Out" by Miho Fukuhara. From episode 27-38, the respective opening and ending themes are "Golden Time Lover" by Sukima Switch, and "Tsunaida Te" (つないだ手?, lit. "Tied Hands") by Lil'B. From episode 39-50, the respective opening and ending themes are "Period" by Chemistry, and "Shunkan Sentimental" (瞬間センチメンタル Shunkan Senchimentaru?, lit. "Sentimental Moment") by Scandal. From episodes 51-62, the respective opening and ending themes are "Rain" (レイン Rein?) by Sid, and "Ray of Light" by Shoko Nakagawa. While episodes 63 and 64 do not use opening themes, they use "Rain" and "Hologram", respectively, for the endings.
|No.||Title||Original airdate||U.S. airdate|
"Hagane no Renkinjutsushi" (鋼の錬金術師)
|April 5, 2009||February 13, 2010|
|The Elric brothers, Edward and Alphonse, who both have already made a strong reputation of themselves despite Edward's short military career, are called upon by Führer King Bradley and Colonel Roy Mustang to hunt down rogue state alchemist Isaac McDougal. Edward and Alphonse ambush and successfully capture their target. However, due to Edward's carelessness, the "Freezing Alchemist" finds an opening and escapes. The Elric brothers alongside the state military are forced to confront McDougal again when he simultaneously activates numerous transmutation circles in Central, which creates an alchemic reaction encompassing the entire command center. Edward suspects the use of a philosopher's stone, but is unable to confirm his suspicion. Luckily, the Elric brothers, Major Alex Louis Armstrong, and Mustang succeed in thwarting McDougal's plans to bury Central in ice. The Führer confronts McDougal as he attempts to escape. In the brief battle that follows, McDougal is easily sliced to death by the Führer, who later credits both Mustang and the Elric brothers in helping accomplish the mission.|
|02||"The First Day"
"Hajimari no Hi" (はじまりの日)
|April 12, 2009||February 20, 2010|
|As Edward and Alphonse depart for Liore by train, their childhood is shown in flashback. They had learned rudimentary alchemy from their father's books, and, upon their mother's death, had attempted to revive her by performing human transmutation, a practice officially considered taboo among alchemists. A dark mass of shadowy hands then proceeded to disintegrate Alphonse's physical body, while a disembodied figure named Truth showed Edward the secret behind perfect human transmutation in exchange for his left leg. Cursing his actions in causing the loss of his brother, Edward bonds Alphonse's soul to a suit of armor, sacrificing his right arm to complete the process. Elsewhere in the present, Colonel Maes Hughes shows Mustang the paperwork concerning the McDougal incident, which states that McDougal used a Xingese art known as alkahestry, unknown to the two of them. Back in the past, Edward's skill in both surviving the attempted human transmutation and anchoring his brother's soul attracts the attention of Mustang, who suggests Edward become a state alchemist. Edward later takes and passes the state alchemist examination, and is given the title of "Fullmetal Alchemist".|
|03||"City of Heresy"
"Jakyō no Machi" (邪教の街)
|April 19, 2009||February 27, 2010|
|Edward and Alphonse arrive at Liore, where they witness Father Cornello winning the devotion of the townspeople by performing "miraculous" transmutations, which they believe could only have been accomplished using a philosopher's stone. They meet Rosé and request to see Cornello, who is aware of the state alchemists' presence. Cornello ambushes Edward and Alphonse, sending a chimera, a human-animal hybrid, after them. While battling the chimera, Edward unintentionally reveals his prosthetic automail limbs, making Cornello realize that he had attempted the forbidden taboo of human transmutation. Edward and Alphonse escape, taking Rosé with them. While Alphonse explains their story to Rosé, Cornello finds Edward and reveals his nefarious plan, unaware that it had been broadcast to the whole town of Liore. Cornello uses the philosopher's stone on his ring to fight against Edward, but Edward manages to defeat him. Edward then realizes that the stone is a fake when it shatters on the ground. Cornello runs off, but is killed by Lust and eaten by Gluttony. When Rosé confronts Edward and Alphonse about the stone, despairing that she had believed in Cornello for nothing, Edward tells her to find strength within herself and to "walk on her own two feet."|
|04||"An Alchemist's Anguish"
"Renkinjutsushi no Kunō" (錬金術師の苦悩)
|April 26, 2009||March 6, 2010|
|A mysterious man with a cross-shaped scar across his face attacks and murders Brigadier General Basque Grand. The Führer orders Hughes and Armstrong to use all available resources to stop the murderer. Meanwhile, to avoid being in their debt, Mustang introduces Edward and Alphonse to Shou Tucker, the "Sewing-Life Alchemist", who obtained his state alchemist credentials by creating a chimera that could understand human speech. He opens up his library to the Elric brothers for them to study living creature transmutation, but they also end up spending time to play with Tucker's daughter Nina and family dog Alexander. Upon returning to the house for another study session, they find that Tucker has created another speaking chimera in order to satisfy his yearly assessment requirements. However, Edward is furious to discover that the speaking chimera was created using Nina and Alexander, and he also realizes that Tucker did the same with his wife, two years prior. Alphonse stops Edward from nearly beating Tucker to death, as Edward is left feeling helpless. Mustang tells him that by being a state alchemist, he must prepare himself to take a life if called upon by the military. While Tucker is arrested for his actions, he is visited by the scarred man, who kills him and the Nina/Alexander chimera.|
|05||"Rain of Sorrows"
"Kanashimi no Ame" (哀しみの雨)
|May 3, 2009||March 13, 2010|
|Lieutenant Riza Hawkeye tells Edward and Alphonse that both Tucker and the chimera have been killed. Meanwhile, back in Liore, Lust and Gluttony attempt to cause a rebellion using the faith of the locals, with Envy using his shape-shifting powers to disguise himself as Cornello. Back at East City, as Edward and Alphonse dwell on their limits in alchemy, they are viciously attacked by Scar. They quickly retreat until they are cornered and are forced to defend themselves, resulting in Scar damaging Alphonse's body and then destroying Edward's right arm. The state alchemists intervene just when Scar prepares to finish off Edward. Mustang, unable to subdue Scar, is saved by Hawkeye, who reminds Mustang that his flame alchemy is useless in the rain. When Armstrong arrives and battles Scar, it is revealed that the man is an Ishvalan. Outnumbered, Scar manages to escape into the sewers, and Mustang tells the Elric brothers about the Ishval civil war. Edward and Alphonse decide to head back to Resembool to repair their bodies.|
|06||"Road of Hope"
"Kibō no Michi" (希望の道)
|May 10, 2009||March 20, 2010|
|While Armstrong escorts Edward and Alphonse back to Resembool by train, he spots a man named Tim Marcoh, the "Crystal Alchemist", at a nearby stop. He explains that Marcoh was a state alchemist and doctor during the Ishval civil war, and conducted research on biological alchemy before disappearing at the end of the war. They decide to chase after Marcoh, only to learn that he was researching the philosopher's stone but only succeeded in creating an incomplete version. At first refusing to share his knowledge with Edward, Marcoh eventually gives them a clue to the location of his research data. After they reach Resembool, Winry Rockbell and her grandmother Pinako Rockbell start working on Edward's automail. After receiving his replacement arm and leg, Edward uses his alchemy to rebuild Alphonse's suit of armor from the shattered remains. Afterwards, the Elric brothers, along with Armstrong, head back to Central to search for Marcoh's research.|
"Kakusareta Shinjitsu" (隠された真実)
|May 17, 2009||March 27, 2010|
|Edward and Alphonse arrive back in Central, only to find that the first branch of the state library, where Marcoh's research was stored, had been burned to the ground. Scar encounters and battles Lust and Gluttony in the sewers, resulting in a large explosion. Edward and Alphonse's new escorts, Denny Brosh and Maria Ross, direct them to Sheska, a file clerk who had worked at the first branch of the state library, but was fired for spending all her time reading. Sheska reveals that she has an Eidetic memory and memorized all of Marcoh's research and then makes handwritten duplicates for the Elric brothers. While initially appearing to be a cookbook, Edward notices that it is written in a code that Marcoh created. Edward and Alphonse spend several days deciphering the hidden data, only to discover that the philosopher's stone is made from sacrificing living humans. Edward asks Brosh and Ross to keep it a secret, but Armstrong learns about it using intimidation. Edward notices another hidden piece of information, locating an unused laboratory next to a prison, where "raw materials" for the stone were gathered. Armstrong tells the Elric brothers to stay put, but they both manage to sneak out to the fifth laboratory. Edward enters the building via an air duct, while Alphonse waits outside, unaware that he is being watched by a menacing figure.|
|08||"The Fifth Laboratory"
"Daigo Kenkyūsho" (第五研究所)
|May 24, 2009||April 3, 2010|
|At the fifth laboratory, Al fights Barry the Chopper outside, and Edward faces Slicer inside. It is revealed that both opponents are souls of murderers affixed to armor. Edward struggles in his battle when his automail arm malfunctions, the result of Winry forgetting to add a small bolt back in Resembool. Alphonse initially has the advantage in his fight, until Barry suggests that Alphonse never truly existed, claiming he was a doll made by Edward with false memories. Contemplating on the possibility, Alphonse recalls that Edward was afraid of telling him something. Edward is particularly troubled when his opponent turns out to be a pair of brothers, each controlling a different part of the armor. Edward manages to defeat Slicer by use of Scar's destruction technique, but before he can get any information from the two brothers, they are killed by Lust and Envy. Edward demands to know who they are and tries to use alchemy, but his automail arm breaks and he gets knocked out by Envy. Outside, Barry almost gets the upper hand on Alphonse, but he is saved by the arrival of Brosh and Ross. Lust and Envy destroy the lab to cover up the evidence of the philosopher's stone, but not before carrying Edward outside and handing him over to Brosh and Ross, commenting that he is a valuable resource.|
"Tsukurareta Omoi" (創られた想い)
|May 31, 2009||April 10, 2010|
|Edward and Alphonse are hospitalized following the incident of the fifth laboratory. Ross slaps Edward for being reckless, and asks him to trust adults more. Needing his automail repaired, Edward calls for Winry to come to Central. When Winry arrives at the train station, Alphonse still contemplates what Barry had told him. Hughes invites Winry over to his daughter Elicia's birthday party, where she laments that Edward and Alphonse never tell her anything. Hughes tells her that men tend to hide things so as not to worry anyone. Alphonse then decides to confront Edward about what he was afraid to tell him, asking if he was really an artificial soul. Edward storms off and Winry yells at Alphonse, telling him that Edward was terrified Alphonse may have blamed him for getting him stuck in the armor. The Elric brothers then have a fight, which Edward becomes the victor, and they both reminisce about their past fights, reaffirming their existence. Meanwhile, Scar wakes up in the care of Ishvalan refugees.|
"Sorezore no Yukusaki" (それぞれの行く先)
|June 7, 2009||April 17, 2010|
|Fuhrer King Bradley appears at the hospital and warns the Elric brothers to be careful around the military, and he then hops out of a window to evade his subordinates. Edward and Alphonse decide to go to the town of Dublith to visit their alchemy teacher, Izumi Curtis, to ask her for information about the philosopher's stone. They agree to take Winry with them when she notices that Rush Valley, a town known for creating the best automail in the world, is on the way to Dublith. Hughes investigates the problems in Liore, the fifth laboratory, and the Ishval civil war. He discovers a connection, but is then attacked by Lust. He escapes her and tries to contact Mustang with his information at a public telephone booth, only to be gunned down by Envy disguised as Ross, and then as his wife Gracia. Hughes is posthumously promoted to the rank of brigadier general while his murder is investigated by Mustang, who concludes via Armstrong that a high ranked member of the military may be responsible for ordering Hughes' death.|
|11||"Miracle at Rush Valley"
"Rasshu Barē no Kiseki" (ラッシュバレーの奇跡)
|June 14, 2009||April 24, 2010|
|As Edward, Alphonse, and Winry arrive in Rush Valley, Edward's state alchemist pocket watch is stolen by a pickpocket named Paninya, who has automail legs. After tracking her down, Winry asks her automail's creator, Dominic LeCoulte, to let her be his apprentice, but is swiftly declined. As Winry convinces Paninya to stop being a pickpocket and return the pocket watch, she peeks in it and finds the date the Elric brothers burned down their house carved inside. Meanwhile, Dominic's daughter-in-law is having a baby, and since they are unable to travel to a hospital in the poor weather, Winry and Paninya deliver the baby. Following a successful birth, Winry asks again to be an apprentice, and Dominic directs her to another mechanic where she can study to become a better automail engineer. With that, Edward and Alphonse continue onwards to Dublith.|
|12||"One is All, All is One"
"Ichi wa Zen, Zen wa Ichi" (一は全、全は一)
|June 21, 2009||May 1, 2010|
|Edward and Alphonse visit Izumi and her husband Sig in order to get clues on the philosopher's stone. During their stay, the Elric brothers recall how they first met Izumi during a flooding in Resembool, and how they had been formally accepted as Izumi's disciples after being stranded on an island for a month. They look back at how they figured out the meaning behind "one is all, all is one". Izumi notices that the Elric brothers attempted human transmutation, concluding this from their movement during hand-to-hand combat training. Realizing that they were not the only ones who had committed the taboo, Izumi tells the Elrics that she also had attempted human transmutation to bring back her baby, who died when Izumi became sick during pregnancy. The three make up, bonding over the hardships that they went through after suffering the effects of human transmutation.|
|13||"Beasts of Dublith"
"Daburisu no Kemono-tachi" (ダブリスの獣たち)
|June 28, 2009||May 8, 2010|
|Edward and Alphonse are expelled by Izumi, becoming her equals rather than her students. Meanwhile, Mustang announces to his five subordinates that they are all transferring back with him to Central. Scar, recovering in an Ishvalan squatter colony, is advised by the elder that pursuing the current state alchemists would not do the surviving Ishvalans any good. Scar leaves the colony after having to defeat two thugs recruited by Yoki, who wanted to capture Scar and bring him back to Central, due to his connections to the murder of Basque Grand. Alphonse, lured to a trap after reading a threatening note regarding his secret, is captured by Roa, Bido, Martel, and Dolcetto, all of whom are chimera employed by the homunculus Greed. Edward finds Greed, who proposes teaching homunculus fabrication in exchange for learning human transmutation. An enraged Edward charges at Greed, who uses his ultimate shield to make himself invulnerable to Edward's attacks. However, Edward is soon able to counterattack by transmuting Greed's ultimate shield. Izumi arrives and intervenes, taking Greed by surprise.|
|14||"Those Who Lurk Underground"
"Chika ni Hisomu Mono-tachi" (地下にひそむ者たち)
|July 5, 2009||May 15, 2010|
|Bradley and Armstrong lead a team of state military soldiers to raid Greed's hideout, though the former is using it as cover to hunt down and execute Greed. The state military soldiers fire at Roa and Dolcetto, but the two survive. Bradley goes into the sewage passageway beneath the hideout, and he duels against Greed there. However, Greed is severely weakened by the Führer, who reveals his true identity as Wrath. Roa and Dolcetto, who have come to save Greed, are killed by the Führer. Martel, who is hiding inside Alphonse, attempts to choke Bradley to death, but she is stabbed from outside the armor. Her blood splashes on Alphonse's blood seal and unlocks his forgotten memories. Alphonse reveals to Edward that he managed to recover all of his memories prior to being taken away from the Gate of Truth when Edward failed in his human transmutation attempt to revive their mother. Greed is taken back as a captive to Father, who was disappointed in him after he deserted the rest of the homunculi. When Greed refuses to rejoin the homunculi, he is melted alive to a liquid philosopher's stone, which is then consumed by Father.|
|15||"Envoy From the East"
"Tōhō no Shisha" (東方の使者)
|July 12, 2009||May 22, 2010|
|Scar quickly deals with another state alchemist named Giolio Comanche, known as the "Silver Alchemist". Upon returning to the temporary hideout with Yoki, Scar discovers a young Xingese girl named May Chang accompanied by a tiny panda named Shao Mei, who have traveled across the eastern desert in search for the philosopher's stone. Meanwhile, Barry the Chopper is detained by Roy Mustang, Riza Hawkeye, and Vato Falman to be interrogated regarding the assassination of Maes Hughes. Elsewhere, the Elric brothers return to Rush Valley to have Edward's automail repaired once again. They then find a Xingese man named Ling Yao on the verge of starving to death. After being fed, he explains his purpose for researching alkahestry. Lin summons his bodyguards, Lan Fan and Fu, and holds the Elric brothers hostage, in hopes of having the secrets of the philosopher's stone revealed. During their fight, much of the town becomes damaged. Ling and his bodyguards retreat after their defeat, forcing the Elric brothers to confront the angry townspeople. Ling meets with Edward and Alphonse again after they repair the town, and it is realized that Ling wants to become the heir to the throne by learning about the philosopher's stone. Winry joins up with them, as they all prepare to depart for Central. Scar and Yoki are travelling to Central at night in a horse carriage with May in tow.|
|16||"Footsteps of a Comrade-in-Arms"
"Tomo no Ashiato" (戦友の足跡)
|July 19, 2009||May 30, 2010|
|Edward, Alphonse, and Winry arrive in Central where Ling is arrested for being an illegal immigrant. Sheska accidentally reveals some information on Mustang to Envy, disguised as Captain Focker, one of her superiors. Armstrong informs Mustang that he was unable to tell the Elric brothers about Hughes' death. When they meet up with Mustang, he falsely says that Hughes has retired from the state military. However, they soon learn the truth after encountering Ross. Winry soon finds out the truth as well after visiting Gracia and Elicia. Edward, along with Alphonse, arrive to apologize, since Edward blames himself for Hughes' murder. Gracia encourages them to push forward, even though she is holding back her tears. Envy comes up with a plan to stop Mustang from investigating Hughes' murder, and the next day, Ross is arrested by Colonel Henry Douglas for Hughes murder.|
"Reitetsu na Honō" (冷徹な焔)
|July 26, 2009||June 5, 2010|
|Ross, accused of Hughes' assassination, is placed under military police custody and interrogated by Douglas. After reading a newspaper article about Ross's detention, Barry the Chopper leaves the safe house and launches a solo raid on the jail. Barry releases Ling from jail as well after Ling promises to help both Barry and Ross. Barry tells Ross that she needs to leave Central immediately, or risk being killed. Edward and Alphonse run into the trio, and Barry holds the brothers off to allow Ross time to get away. Ross then runs into Mustang, who seemingly kills her in with a massive fireball. Edward accosts Mustang after seeing Ross' charred body, while Mustang coldly reminds Edward of his place as a soldier of the state military. Armstrong later shows up and declares that Edward should return to Resembool to apparently have his automail arm fixed, dragging the confused Edward away.|
|18||"The Arrogant Palm of a Small Human"
"Chiisa na Ningen no Gōman na Tenohira" (小さな人間の傲慢な掌)
|August 2, 2009||June 12, 2010|
|Once they arrive in Resembool, Edward and Armstrong meet up with Heymans Breda, who takes them to the ruins of Xerxes. Once there, they discover that Ross is still alive, and that Mustang faked her death in order to draw out those responsible for Hughes' murder. After the brief reunion, Ross decides to hide out in Xing with Fu, but promises to return if she is ever needed. After Ross' departure, Edward explores the ruins further and encounters a group of Ishbalan refugees, who reveal that it was Scar who had killed Winry's parents during the Ishbal civil war. Meanwhile, Barry's human body, which is now nothing more than a crazed animal, attacks Falman and Barry back in Central. However, with the assistance of Jean Havoc, they manage to subdue Barry's human body. Hawkeye, also there with them, is then attacked by Gluttony.|
|19||"Death of the Undying"
"Shinazaru Mono no Shi" (死なざる者の死)
|August 9, 2009||June 19, 2010|
|Kain Fuery manages to save Hawkeye, with Mustang coming to defeat Gluttony. Alphonse meets up with the group and they pursue Barry, who chases his body into the depths of the third laboratory. The group splits into two teams. Mustang and Havoc are ambushed by Lust, resulting in both men being grievously wounded and left for dead. Lust then confronts Barry, slicing him to pieces. Hawkeye, believing Mustang to be dead, flies into a suicidal rage and shoots Lust repeatedly, without effect. Before Lust can kill Hawkeye, Mustang appears, revealing he cauterized his wounds. He repeatedly sets Lust on fire until her philosopher's stone is depleted. No longer able to regenerate, she crumbles to ash. Barry's soul survives, but his blood seal is scratched out by his human body, which kills both of them. Edward returns to Resembool and heads toward the Rockbell residence. However, he spots his father Van Hohenheim at the grave of his mother Trisha Elric.|
|20||"Father Before the Grave"
"Bozen no Chichi" (墓前の父)
|August 16, 2009||June 26, 2010|
|An unhappy Edward overhears a conversation Hohenheim has with Pinako about whether or not the corpse that the Elric brothers had attempted to transmute was actually his mother. Hohenheim leaves the next day, warning Pinako that something horrible will happen in this country. Alphonse explains to Ling the circumstances of his body, and Winry is appalled when Ling doesn't care about the consequences of Alphonse's body. Determined to find the true answer, Edward and Pinako dig up the corpse of the failed transmutation during a downpour, though Edward keeps retching at the thought. When the body has been unearthed, he realizes it was not their mother that they transmuted. Edward then calls Izumi and asks about the legitimacy of her human transmutation, but she does not answer. Edward returns to Central and reunites with Alphonse and Winry, reassuring them of the possibility of restoring Alphonse's body. Izumi calls Edward back, saying she had the same results as him, which confirms his suspicions of the possibility, but not of reviving what has been deceased. Edward, Alphonse, and Izumi feel a sense of relief that they had not killed their loved ones a second time. The Elric brothers reaffirm their resolve to return Alphonse to his original body.|
|21||"Advance of the Fool"
"Gusha no Zenshin" (愚者の前進)
|August 30, 2009||July 3, 2010|
|Edward ponders on the assumption that Alphonse may be absorbing some nutrients through him. Mustang suspects that the Führer is cooperating with the homunculi. Havoc reveals the lower half of his body is paralyzed, and Mustang feels responsible for it. Scar has returned to Central and murders three more state alchemists. Edward and Alphonse dangerously plan to confront Scar in order to draw out the homunculi. Ling and Lan Fan appear and agree to help them, as it would benefit Ling in finding immortality. Mustang sends Breda to locate Marco, only to find he has been kidnapped. Edward begins showboating in the streets, eventually luring in Scar. While the Elric brothers fight him, Mustang goes to the command center and reports false information regarding the whereabouts of Scar, confusing and stalling the state military. Lan Fan attacks Gluttony, but is soon injured by Bradley.|
|22||"Backs in the Distance"
"Tōku no Senaka" (遠くの背中)
|September 6, 2009||July 10, 2010|
|Ling fights Bradley and Gluttony as he tries to escape with Lan Fan. Meanwhile, Winry hears about the Elric brothers fighting Scar and heads over there. As she arrives, she hears Edward questioning Scar about the death of her parents. Shocked by this, Winry picks up a nearby gun and aims it at Scar. It is then that Scar recalls about his brother who had researched into alchemy to combat against the attacking state alchemists. However, they had been attacked by Solf J. Kimblee, the "Crimson Alchemist". Scar had been heavily injured from the attack, as his right arm had been brutally severed. To save him, his brother had sacrificed himself and had transferred his right arm onto Scar. Shocked upon waking up and seeing his brother's arm on his body, he went berserk and had killed Winry's parents. Before they can kill each other, Edward protects Winry from Scar and interrupts Scar's attack in its tracks, reminding him of when his brother protected him. A concerned Edward consoles a traumatized Winry, whlie Alphonse chases after Scar. As he slowly has her unclasp the gun, he tells her that her hands were meant to give life and not to kill.|
|23||"Girl on the Battlefield"
"Ikusaba no Shōjo" (戦場の少女)
|September 13, 2009||July 17, 2010|
|Edward leaves Winry in the custody of the state military in order to catch up with Alphonse. Meanwhile, as Bradley continues to chase after Ling and Lan Fan, Gluttony goes after Scar. As Edward rejoins Alphonse in his fight against Scar, Gluttony arrives on the scene. Ling then joins the fight and is able to capture Gluttony. Lan Fan manages to escape Wrath by cutting off her disabled arm and strapping it on the back of a dog to throw Wrath off her trail. Hawkeye arrives and drives off with Ling and Gluttony, keeping the operation secret from the state military. As the Elric brothers are about to apprehend Scar, they are stopped by May, who uses her alkahestry to escape with him. However, the Elric brothers manage to take custody of her panda, Shao Mei. As they arrive back at the headquarters, they tell Winry everything. Winry feels depressed, believing all she can do is wait, but feels better when she receives a call from her customers back in Rush Valley. As she leaves on the train back to Rush Valley, Winry starts to realize that she may be falling in love with Edward. Meanwhile, Edward and Alphonse join the others at a hideout, where Lan Fan's wounds are treated by Doctor Knox. Ling reveals to Edward, Alphonse, and Mustang that the Führer is a homunculus. When Gluttony hears mention of Mustang, the one who killed Lust, he transforms and blows the corner off the hideout.|
|24||"Inside the Belly"
"Hara no Naka" (腹の中)
|September 20, 2009||July 24, 2010|
|Marcoh, in the custody of the homunculi, has to cooperate in exchange for his village's safety. Meanwhile, Edward, Alphonse, and Ling try to escape from Gluttony, who has become able to swallow anything in his sight. After losing Gluttony, Dr. Knox takes Mustang, Hawkeye, and Lan Fan to safety while Edward, Alphonse, and Ling stay to fight. Envy arrives to stop Gluttony from harming the Elric brothers. Hearing this, Edward and Alphonse face Gluttony while Ling battles Envy. After some fighting, Gluttony ends up accidentally swallowing Edward, Ling, and Envy. Mustang stumbles upon a conspiracy between the Führer and the top brass of the state military and realizes that this is what Hughes meant when he said the state military was in danger.|
|25||"Doorway of Darkness"
"Yami no Tobira" (闇の扉)
|September 27, 2009||July 31, 2010|
|Edward and Ling find themselves in a dark place and realize they are inside Gluttony's stomach, as they try to find a way out. May is worried about Shao Mei, explaining to Yoki about their circumstances, so Scar decides to help search for her. Edward and Ling are approached by Envy, who explains that Gluttony was a failed attempt at recreating the Gate of Truth, and that there is no exit. Envy, after revealing that he was the one who started the Ishval civil war, transforms into a giant beast. Meanwhile, Alphonse gets Gluttony to take him to Father, who is apparently in Central, and Wrath gets leverage over Mustang by transferring his men to various military command headquarters and assigning Hawkeye as his personal assistant, effectively making her his hostage.|
|October 4, 2009||August 7, 2010|
|Edward and Ling face off against Envy. Edward, finding himself hesitating to attack, due to all the people embedded into Envy's body, gets swallowed. Meanwhile, Scar and May find Shao Mei with Alphonse and Gluttony and decide to follow them down to an underground tunnel, where they fight off several chimeras. Edward spots the philosopher's stone inside Envy, and, after seeing the missing piece from the ruins of Xerxes found in Gluttony's stomach, he conjures a way to escape. Bradley explains to Mustang how he was trained from birth for leadership and was injected with the philosopher's stone. Edward reluctantly uses the souls inside the stone to transmute himself and open the Gate of Truth to escape through. Edward finds Alphonse's body but is unable to bring it back, since it is not his. However, before the gate closes, he bursts through it, yelling to Alphonse's body that he will come back to get him someday.|
"Hazama no Utage" (狭間の宴)
|October 11, 2009||January 8, 2011|
|In a clip show episode, Hohenheim is at a festival in Resembool where he converses with a young Pinako, who asks him why he remains apart from all the villagers. In the same time, he faces a demon identical to him who talks to him about the weakness of the humans. Hohenheim then finds encouragement from a young Trisha, and he wakes up to discover it was all a dream as a result of drinking too much alcohol.|
|October 18, 2009||January 15, 2011|
|Alphonse and Gluttony arrive at Father's lair, when Edward, Ling, and Envy burst out of Gluttony's stomach. Father then uses his strange powers and cancels out Edward and Alphonse's alchemy, rendering them vulnerable. Ling is then captured and given the philosopher's stone, which he willingly accepts, allowing Greed to take over his body. Scar and May then arrive and engage in battle, where their alchemy is still effective. Scar learns about the murder that Envy committed which triggered the Ishbal civil war and attacks Father, only to find his powers ineffective against him. May gets injured, and Scar uses a hydrogen explosion as a diversion so that they can both escape. Edward battles Greed and is quickly subdued, although he can sense that Ling is still inside Greed. As a result of the earlier explosion, Gluttony uses up the last of his regenerative abilities, so Father extracts his philosopher's stone, promising to revive him with his memories intact.|
|29||"Struggle of the Fool"
"Gusha no Agaki" (愚者の足掻き)
|October 25, 2009||January 22, 2011|
|Envy leads Edward and Alphonse, who has May and Shao Mei hidden inside of his armor, out of Father's hideout, which is actually under Central Command Headquarters, to meet with Wrath. Though Edward tries to resign from the state military, Wrath threatens to kill Winry unless he remains a state alchemist. However, he allows the Elric brothers to continue their research. Bradley denies having killed Hughes when asked by Mustang, but refuses to reveal the killer's identity. Edward calls Winry to assure her safety. Greed gives Alphonse a message written by Ling, in order to notify Lan Fan that he has found the philosopher's stone. Meanwhile, Scar encounters an imprisoned Marcoh, who admits being responsible for the extermination of the Ishbalans. Meeting up with Bradley, Greed points out that Ling is still fighting for control of his body. Mustang reveals Bradley's true identity to Armstrong, as he ponders that there may be another homunculus lurking in the shadows. Alphonse, taking May to be treated by Knox, informs Lan Fan about Greed, encouraging her to get an automail arm. Edward, hearing that other alchemists had failed to transmute at the same time his abilities were blocked by Father, wonders how Scar and May were still able to use theirs. Even though Marcoh begs for Scar to take his life, Scar demands to know how Marcoh was involved in the civil war.|
|30||"The Ishvalan War of Extermination"
"Ishuvāru Senmetsusen" (イシュヴァール殲滅戦)
|November 1, 2009||January 29, 2011|
|Years ago, Mustang's desire to become a state alchemist was disapproved of by his teacher, Berthold Hawkeye, who was Riza Hawkeye's father. Before dying from an illness, he asked Mustang to look after his daughter, who has the details of his flame alchemy research tattooed on her back. In the present, Edward visits Hawkeye and returns the gun she lent him, explaining his inability to pull the trigger. After the civil war had broke out seven years past, Bradley signed a document announcing the extermination of the Ishvalans. It took a toll on many state alchemists and soldiers, including Hughes and Mustang, which was not helped by the taunts of the hardhearted Kimblee. Marcoh reveals to Scar that he was involved in using Ishvalans to make the philosopher's stone, which was given to the state alchemists to enhance their alchemy. The Ishvalan leader tried pleading with Bradley to end the killing in exchange for his life, but he was rejected. When the civil war finally ended, Mustang resolved that he would work to become the new Führer to protect the people, and appointed Hawkeye as his second-in-command. Hawkeye mentions to Edward that when they finally achieve peace, they may have to be punished for the crimes they committed during the war. When Envy checks Marcoh's prison cell, he finds a beheaded corpse and the word "vengeance" written in blood on the wall.|
|31||"The 520 Cens Promise"
"Gohyaku Nijū Senzu no Yakusoku" (520センズの約束)
|November 8, 2009||February 5, 2011|
|After contemplating as to why Scar and May could transmute when the alchemy has been blocked at the time, Edward and Alphonse go and look for May and Shao Mei. Meanwhile, Mustang's subordinates say their goodbyes as they are sent to different state military bases. Mustang later reminds Edward that he owes him five hundred and twenty cens, but Edward decides to keep the money until Mustang becomes Führer. Mustang uses the note he got from Falman to make contact with Commanding Officer Grumman. Meanwhile, Fu is shocked to find Lan Fan had lost her arm, yet they decline to see an automail mechanic, since it would put Winry in danger. Afterwards, Knox gets a visit from his wife and son, who are pleased to hear he treated two live patients. Suspecting that Marcoh had escaped along with Scar, Envy releases Kimblee from prison and gives him the task of retrieving Marcoh and killing Scar. Wanting to find out more about Kimblee and the secrets behind his brother's alchemy, Scar destroys Marcoh's face so it will not be recognized, before heading off towards the North to recover his brother's notes.|
|32||"The Fuhrer's Son"
"Daisōtō no Musuko" (大総統の息子)
|November 15, 2009||February 12, 2011|
|As May heads off towards the North with one hooded person, Scar escapes with another to the West. Grumman, disguised as a woman, meets up with Mustang to discuss current matters. Upon hearing that Grumman saw May at the train station, Mustang asks Armstrong to pass the message onto Edward, who had decided to look in the library for information on alkahestry. Upon passing on the message, Armstrong also gives Edward a letter of introduction to pass on to his sister Major General Olivier Mira Armstrong at Briggs Fortress. Later on, Edward and Alphonse meet the Führer's adopted son, Selim Bradley, and are invited to his house where they also meet the Führer's wife, and are later joined by the Führer himself. After the meeting, the Elric brothers head off towards the North. Meanwhile, Scar and his accomplice escape from the train heading towards the West, and Kimblee tries to predict Scar's next move.|
|33||"The Northern Wall of Briggs"
"Burigguzu no Hokuheki" (ブリッグズの北壁)
|November 22, 2009||February 19, 2011|
|After some investigation, Kimblee deduces that Scar is headed towards the North. He manages to catch up to the train Scar is hitching a ride on, only to find his hooded companion is actually Yoki and not Marcoh. Scar and Kimblee recognize each other from when they crossed paths in Ishval, and a fight ensues. Scar manages to impale Kimblee, but Kimblee manages to separate the train carriages and escape. Meanwhile, May continues towards the North with Marcoh, while Edward and Alphonse arrive upon the mountain path leading to Briggs Fortress. They soon find themselves attacked by one of the soldiers, Captain Buccaneer, before being surrounded by the guards. They are then confronted by Olivier. May and Marcoh manage to find research notes written by Scar's brother and begin to decipher them.|
"Kōri no Joō" (氷の女王)
|November 29, 2009||February 26, 2011|
|After learning about what type of automail is suited for such snowy weather, Olivier asks the Elric brothers about the purpose of their arrival. Deciding not to mention anything incriminating, they speak of their search for May, leading Olivier to be interested in alkahestry. They are given work to do by Major Miles, who is part Ishvalan, and they also run into Falman. Suddenly, the homunculus named Sloth appears from underground, and Olivier is surprised by his invulnerability. Edward has to hold back his answers about the homunculus, only mentioning that its makeup is similar to that of a human, which gives Olivier an idea on how to detain it.|
|35||"The Shape of This Country"
"Kono Kuni no Katachi" (この国のかたち)
|December 6, 2009||March 5, 2011|
|Olivier and her crew manage to subdue Sloth by dousing him in fuel and sending him outside to freeze. Olivier then has the Elric brothers arrested so she can learn more about the homunculus. Kimblee, who is in the hospital, is visited by Lieutenant General Raven, who brings along another state alchemist who uses the philosopher's stone to heal his wounds. Meanwhile, Marcoh continues to look into alkahestry, with May teaching him about how it works. Edward, Alphonse, Olivier, Buccaneer, and Falman investigate the tunnel that Sloth made, where Olivier has Edward tell her everything. Edward and Falman deduce that the tunnel is being used as a giant transmutation circle for the philosopher's stone, and that Amestris itself was formed for that very purpose. Olivier talks with Raven while the others listen in on the conversation, and gets him to spill about immortal armies.|
"Kazoku no Shōzō" (家族の肖像)
|December 13, 2009||March 12, 2011|
|Hohenheim recalls when he had left his family, lamenting that his body would outlast that of his wife and sons. Meanwhile, soldiers investigating the tunnels under Briggs Fortress find themselves under attack by a mysterious shadow. Raven tells Olivier to put Sloth back into the tunnel and seal it off. While Miles stalls Kimblee for time, Olivier kills Raven. As Olivier shows a few of her men a separate entrance to the tunnel, Kimblee brings Winry over to see Edward and Alphonse, reminding them of their place and situation. Meanwhile, Scar and Yoki reunites with May and Marcoh, and Mustang gets information and a message from Olivier from his intelligence sources.|
|37||"The First Homunculus"
"Hajimari no Homunkurusu" (始まりの人造人間（ホムンクルス）)
|December 20, 2009||March 19, 2011|
|Edward has his automail fixed by Winry, while Kimblee issues orders to keep Alphonse separated from Edward. Olivier sends a search party down into the tunnels, who find a couple of survivors that warn them not to put any lights on, or else a monster would come. Hawkeye learns that Selim is a homunculus named Pride, who attacks from the shadows. Kimblee orders Edward to search for Scar and Marcoh, and to create a blood crest similar to Ishval in Briggs Fortress, tempting him with a philosopher's stone if he accepts. After telling Alphonse and Winry about the situation, Edward grudgingly accepts the job, though he does not intend to use the stone himself. As the Elric brothers go to search for Scar, their real intent to find May as well, Winry decides to accompany them.|
|38||"Conflict at Baschool"
"Bazukūru no Gekitō" (バズクールの激闘)
|December 27, 2009||March 26, 2011|
|Hawkeye receives a call from Mustang, but is unable to say anything in fear of being watched by Pride. In the town of Baschool, the Elric brothers, along with Winry, lose the guards that were assigned to them, and end up running into May, Marcoh, and Yoki. It is explained how Yoki was banished from the state military. Elsewhere, Scar encounters a pair of chimeras under Kimblee named Jerso and Zampano, running into trouble with them. Scar gets pinned, but Edward and Alphonse arrive and beat the chimeras, before restraining Scar themselves. Winry and Miles arrive, and Winry confronts Scar face-to-face about the deaths of her parents. Explosions then are set off, and it appears that Scar has taken Winry hostage. Meanwhile, as Olivier's squad retrieve the survivors from the tunnels, Briggs Fortress is approached by Central Command Headquarters.|
"Hakuchū no Yume" (白昼の夢)
|January 10, 2010||April 2, 2011|
|When faced with the option of judging the one who killed her parents, Winry decides to bandage Scar's wounds, knowing it would be something her parents would do. Miles explains to Scar that he joined the military to gradually change the way people think of Ishvalans. Since May and Marcoh need Scar to decipher his brother's research, Miles offers to hide everyone at the fort, with Alphonse insisting on sparing the two chimeras. While Scar and company head for the fort via tunnels in the mines, Winry comes up with a ruse to make it look like Scar has kidnapped her to elude Kimblee, just before a blizzard sets in. However, as they head for the fort, Miles gets word that Olivier is no longer there, as it is being manned by the state alchemists. When Alphonse willingly goes into the blizzard to find and warn the group, he briefly sees his body and wonders if it is trying to get its soul back. Meanwhile, Father makes plans involving Alphonse, Edward, Hohenheim, Izumi, and one more candidate.|
|40||"Homunculus (The Dwarf in the Flask)"
|January 17, 2010||April 9, 2011|
|Olivier goes to Central, where she admits to killing Raven and convinces Bradley to let her take his place. Hawkeye uses a coded message to tell Roy Mustang that Selim is a homunculus. Meanwhile, Father dreams of ancient Xerxes, where Hohenheim had been raised as a nameless slave, known only as Number 23. There, Hohenheim had met Homunculus, a being in a flask who was created from his blood, which gave Hohenheim his current name and taught him the basics of alchemy. One night, Homunculus had been summoned by the King of Xerxes, who asked Homunculus to tell him the secret for immortality. Homunculus had tricked the king into making a gigantic transmutation circle, using the whole country as a sacrifice, while it and Hohenheim stood at the center of the circle. When Hohenheim had awakened, everyone else in Xerxes was dead, except for Homunculus. It had created a body shaped like Hohenheim for itself, then becoming known as Father. Back in the present, after Hohenheim awakes from this shared dream, he runs into Izumi and Sig. When Hohenheim notices that Izumi committed the ultimate sin, he rearranges her organs so that her blood can flow better. After this, Hohenheim tells Izumi and Sig that he is the philosopher's stone in human form.|
|January 24, 2010||April 16, 2011|
|Miles and his men set off with the intent of killing Kimblee and his henchmen, something Edward objects to. As Scar and company exit the mine, they find Alphonse, who warns them about Central Command Headquarters infiltrating Briggs Fortress, so Scar decides to take them towards an Ishvalan slum. Miles attempts to snipe Kimblee, but Kimblee has already figured out the trap and uses a cover of snow to enter the mines. Edward tries to follow, but is attacked by two more chimeras, Darius and Heinkel. Edward disables them by using the ammonia in dynamite to make a stink bomb to overwhelm their high sense of smell. Edward then knocks the philosopher's stone out of Kimblee's hand, but Kimblee uses another philosopher's stone hidden inside his mouth, sending Edward and the chimeras down a mine shaft and leaving Edward impaled by a steel bar. At the same time, Alphonse starts to drift out of consciousness, saying his soul is being drawn back to his body. Remembering the promise he made Winry and determined not to die, Edward gets the chimeras to remove the bar while he sacrifices some of his life span to temporarily fix the wound and to stop the bleeding. The chimeras find the philosopher's stone that Kimblee dropped, and, thankful for their rescue, decide to take Edward to a doctor.|
|42||"Signs of a Counteroffensive"
"Hangeki no Kizashi" (反撃の兆し)
|January 31, 2010||April 23, 2011|
|Alphonse, after regaining consciousness, realizes he was dismantled by the group to carry him back to the tunnels. May figures how to decipher the notes written by Scar's brother by rearranging and overlapping the pages, which reveal the nationwide Amestris transmutation circle. After further investigation, they flip over the pages, finding another transmutation circle used for alkahestry. Meanwhile, Kimblee encounters Pride, who tells Kimblee to carve out the Briggs Fortress blood crest. Elsewhere, Falman gets into contact with Breda, and Sloth finishes digging the tunnels. Hohenheim arrives in Liore, where Rosé and the other citizens are rebuilding, and finds an underground passage under the church of Leto. As he stumbles upon Sloth's tunnels, he is attacked by Pride but manages to escape outside its boundary, and then tells Pride to let Father know he would be coming. Meanwhile, in order to carve out the blood crest, Kimblee conspires with the Drachman military forces to attack Briggs Fortress, and Zampano informs Envy of Marcoh's location.|
|43||"Bite of the Ant"
"Ari no Hito Kami" (蟻のひと噛み)
|February 7, 2010||May 1, 2011|
|Briggs Fortress is able to defeat the Drachman military forces with ease, finally carving out the blood crest. Zampano brings Envy to Marcoh, where Marcoh reveals that it was their intention from the start to lure the homunculus out there, and Envy is easily hit and outsmarted by the multiple alkahestry traps set up by May. Out of anger, Envy transforms into his true form and begins to attack the group. After being captured by the homunculus, Marcoh destroys the philosopher's stone inside Envy, reducing him to his real form, a tiny, parasitic creature. Scar gives it to May and tells her to return to her country. Marcoh and Scar decide to go their own way, and Alphonse and the rest head for Liore. In Dublith, Bido, the last remaining chimera under Greed, sees two military officers searching for Izumi. Thinking that they could lead him to Greed, he hides underneath their car. Olivier is told about the fort's victory, and is then shown, by one of the superiors, the secret behind forbidding human transmutation. Meanwhile, when reaching Liore, Alphonse's group meets with Rosé as well as Hohenheim.|
|44||"Revving at Full Throttle"
"Barinbarin no Zenkai" (バリンバリンの全開)
|February 14, 2010||May 8, 2011|
|Alphonse and Winry are welcomed by Rosé and the people of Liore. Meanwhile, Darius, one of the chimeras who helped Edward after he had been injured, goes to a bank and makes a withdrawal from Edward's state alchemist research account. However, the state military is informed and they storm the clinic where Edward and the chimeras are, though the trio manages to escape from them. Hohenheim tells Alphonse the truth about himself and his involvement with Father. While Olivier is shown the army of artificial humans created by the military, Bido is spotted by Greed. Bido realizes who Greed is and tries to make him remember his chimera friends, but Greed ends up killing him. Angered at seeing Greed kill one of his friends, Ling's conscience has a vicious clash with Greed's. Later that night, Greed storms Bradley's mansion and confronts him.|
|45||"The Promised Day"
"Yakusoku no Hi" (約束の日)
|February 21, 2010||May 15, 2011|
|Greed is initially overwhelmed in his fight against Bradley, but he manages to survive and escape. Meanwhile, Olivier requests, mainly as a means to avoid the family being taken hostage, that her father determine leadership of the household, which leads to a fight she inevitably wins against her brother. May passes through Youswell, and the people there offer to help her on her journey back to Xing, but Envy tricks her into heading back to Central. Edward, Darius, and Heinkel arrive at one of the old hideouts in Central and are soon met by Ling, who had managed to temporarily regain control over his body. Before Greed takes over again, Ling tells Edward that Father will try to open the gate on the Promised Day. Since Greed had severed his relationships with the homunculi, Edward suggests that Greed become his ally. Greed jokes that he just might consider it if they work for him, but Edward decides to take that suggestion seriously, and Greed accepts the offer. Alphonse passes a message to all military command headquarters, warning everyone about the Promised Day, which is set to take place next spring.|
"Semaru Kage" (迫る影)
|February 28, 2010||May 22, 2011|
|Briggs Fortress soldiers escort Winry back home, where she is surprised to find Edward and his group. Though Edward warns her to escape to another country, she refuses and says that Edward should just make sure he protects everyone. Meanwhile, Scar has recruited several Ishvalans to help in his cause, and Mustang informs about Selim's true identity to Olivier. Alphonse, who had been suffering from more frequent blackouts, is ambushed and captured by Gluttony and Pride. On the day before the Promised Day, Wrath is tricked into taking a train back to Central and is caught in an explosion on the bridge. Meanwhile, Hawkeye, Breda, and Fuery prepare for the upcoming day. Within the military, as the chosen generals are panicking over the Führer's possible death, Olivier sees her chance to try to take control. However, before she can do anything, she is halted by the sudden appearance of Father and Sloth.|
|47||"Emissary of Darkness"
"Yami no Shisha" (闇の使者)
|March 7, 2010||May 29, 2011|
|Upon seeing Hohenheim, Edward's group is notified about the Promised Day, and in return Edward tells of the last dying words Trisha had told him. Soon after, Edward's group leave, only to run into Alphonse. However, it is revealed that Alphonse is being controlled by Pride. Although it seems that Pride gets the upper hand, Edward responds by blacking out the slums and taking away the light so that Pride cannot use his shadows. Heinkel uses this opportunity to find and attack Pride, but Gluttony then fights Edward, Greed, and Darius. Greed, having a disadvantage in the dark, agrees to switch places with Ling, who uses his detection abilities to fight Gluttony. As Gluttony starts to use his full power, he is overwhelmed by the arrival of Lan Fan, who is now equipped with automail.|
|48||"The Oath in the Tunnel"
"Chikadō no Chikai" (地下道の誓い)
|March 14, 2010||June 5, 2011|
|Ling and Lan Fan fight Gluttony, while Heinkel continues to fight Pride. Meanwhile, Mustang visits Madame Christmas to confirm that Selim is in fact a homunculus. Pride manages to overwhelm Heinkel. However, before Pride can finish him off, Edward intervenes and saves Heinkel using his automail, now reinforced with carbon. Spies from Central are shown to have followed Mustang to a hostess bar, finding out that Madame Christmas is his foster mother. Mustang then detonates the bar, and he escapes through the sewers with Madame Christmas. He then meets up with Hawkeye, Breda, and Fuery before they attempt to take over Central. Before Pride, who takes over Alphonse again, prepares to fight Edward, Fu throws a flash bomb into the air, overwhelming the shadows with light and breaking Pride's control of Alphonse. Darius then takes Alphonse away to a safer place, and Gluttony stumbles into the fight between Edward and Pride. Upon discovering that Ling and Lan Fan can sense homunculi, Pride consumes Gluttony, both to replenish his life as well as to gain a sense of smell that can detect Edward's group. Back in Central, Mustang begins his upheaval plot by capturing Bradley's wife.|
"Oyako no Jō" (親子の情)
|March 21, 2010||June 12, 2011|
|Edward, Greed, and Lan Fan have a difficult time fighting against Pride, since his assimilation of Gluttony. Alphonse intentionally allows himself to be captured by Pride, though instead grab onto him. Hohenheim encases the two in a mountain of soil devoid of light, thereby preventing Pride from using his shadows. Meanwhile, Kimblee begins to move just as Scar's group is told about the bombing of Bradley's train. As the Promised Day begins, Greed goes to Central on his own while both Edward and Scar's groups meet up again to devise a plan. In Central, Mustang and his subordinates begin to attack soldiers while using Bradley's wife as a hostage. However, the military superiors give the order to kill everybody in the group except for Mustang.|
|50||"Upheaval in Central"
"Sentoraru Dōran" (セントラル動乱)
|March 28, 2010||June 19, 2011|
|As Mustang's team are cornered by the Central soldiers, Mustang's old Ishval squadron intervenes and saves them. Meanwhile, the Briggs Fortress soldiers, led by Buccaneer, join the battle. As Mustang's team begins to run low on ammunition, they are saved by Maria Ross and Rebecca Catalina. Mustang calls the person who had Ross return from Xing, and he is surprised to hear Havoc at the other end. During the chaos, Edward's group manages to sneak underground via the third laboratory, where the group then splits up. Edward, Scar, Darius, Jerso, and Zampano go in one direction while Hohenheim and Lan Fan go in the other. However, at that moment, one of the generals awakens the mannequin soldiers.|
|51||"The Immortal Legion"
"Fushi no Gundan" (不死の軍団)
|April 4, 2010||June 26, 2011|
|As Edward's group arrives at the door where Alphonse had fought against Lust, the mannequin soldiers emerge from it. Meanwhile, Olivier is attacked by Sloth, who had been ordered to kill her. Alphonse and Heinkel learn too late that Pride had been sending a morse code message from banging a stick onto Alphonse's head, and they are soon attacked by Kimblee, who frees Pride from his imprisonment. In the sewers, May is also attacked by the mannequin soldiers, and when Envy manages to merge with them, he returns to his regular form. As Olivier struggles against Sloth, Armstrong rescues her and joins the fight. Alphonse transmutes his legs off in order to help Heinkel, who then gives him the philosopher's stone that Kimblee had previously lost. Alphonse uses it to restore his legs, and then he faces against Pride and Kimblee.|
"Minna no Chikara" (みんなの力)
|April 11, 2010||July 2, 2011|
|Alphonse begins using the philosopher's stone to battle against Pride and Kimblee. He manages to trap Pride once again, but is taken by surprise by Kimblee when he starts using his own stone. Meanwhile, as the Armstrong siblings start to gain the upper hand over Sloth, it is then that Sloth begins to use his true strength and reveals himself to be the fastest homunculus. Although Alphonse gets apprehended by Pride again, Heinkel, having been healed by Marcoh, manages to deliver a fatal blow to Kimblee. Yoki arrives to rescue Alphonse and the others and head towards Central, while Pride consumes Kimblee. As Armstrong manages to temporarily impale Sloth on a spike, both he and Olivier are attacked by mannequin soldiers. Meanwhile, May fends off both Envy and the mannequin soldiers, while Edward's group, overwhelmed by the mannequin soldiers, are joined by Mustang and Hawkeye.|
|53||"Flame of Vengeance"
"Fukushū no Honō" (復讐の炎)
|April 18, 2010||July 9, 2011|
|Mustang's team has Bradley's wife interviewed on a live radio broadcast. With the power of the broadcast and the help of the Ishvalans, word of a supposed coup d'état spreads. This gives the rebels support from the citizens, while Briggs Fortress launches an attack on Central Command Headquarters. Meanwhile, Mustang manages to destroy the mannequin soldiers surrounding Edward's group by burning them to ash. May lures Envy into a trap in the upper levels, causing them both to fall below into the chamber with Edward's group. Envy reveals himself as Hughes' killer, infuriating Mustang, who unleashes a torrent of flames onto Envy. Edward's group moves onward as Mustang brutally burns Envy, but Edward gets concerned that Mustang may end up being consumed by his own hatred. Envy realizes he is no match for Mustang and flees for his life. Upon seeing Hawkeye heading towards Mustang for backup, Envy gets an idea. Mustang later encounters Hawkeye, who aims a gun at his back.|
|54||"Beyond the Inferno"
"Rekka no Saki ni" (烈火の先に)
|April 25, 2010||July 16, 2011|
|Upon seeing through Envy being disguised as Mustang, Hawkeye shoots Envy until the real Mustang arrives and mercilessly incinerates the homunculus, reverting him back to his parasitic form. Before Mustang can kill Envy, it is then that Edward, Hawkeye, and Scar persuade him to let go of his anger and his need for revenge, for Amestris cannot be ruled by someone consumed with hatred. Envy becomes outraged by Mustang's change of heart and rants about why everyone does not kill each other, trying to goad them into doing so by pointing out all of the terrible things they have done to each other. Edward determines that the reason why Envy hates humans is because he is jealous of their capacity to continue living on, despite all the abuse they take. Humiliated and insulted by how Edward understands him, Envy commits suicide by tearing out and destroying his own philosopher's stone. Meanwhile, the Armstrong siblings begin to gain the upper hand in their battle against Sloth. Izumi arrives in Central, allied with the Briggs Fortress soldiers, to participate in the coup d'état. Elsewhere, Hohenheim confronts Father alone.|
|55||"The Adults' Way of Life"
"Otona-tachi no Ikizama" (大人たちの生き様)
|May 2, 2010||July 23, 2011|
|The Armstrong siblings have trouble fighting off both Sloth and the mannequin soldiers, until Izumi and Sig arrive. Through the combined efforts of Armstrong and Sig, they manage to deal enough damage to Sloth to finally kill him, before turning their attention to the mannequin soldiers. Meanwhile, Hohenheim fights with Father underground. In the midst of the battle, Father is unable to take the philosopher's stone from within Hohenheim, since the latter feels that he is missing something. With the majority of the Central Command Headquarters captured, the Briggs Fortress soldiers start to celebrate until Bradley, still alive, approaches the headquarters, promising to reclaim it.|
|56||"The Return of the Fuhrer"
"Daisōtō no Kikan" (大総統の帰還)
|May 9, 2010||July 30, 2011|
|Hohenheim, who had managed to converse with all the souls within his philosopher's stone, had infused the souls into Father's body to destroy it from the inside. However, Father shows his true form and is able to survive outside of his container, yet somehow he escapes from the inevitable and gets rid of his skin which appears to be a container. Meanwhile, Bradley begins his attack on the headquarters and solely takes on the resisting forces, as well as destroying Buccaneer's automail arm. As he reaches the main gate, he finds himself against Greed, and Bradley reveals his hidden ultimate eye to fight him. Buccaneer allows himself to be stabbed in order to take away Bradley's sword, though Bradley soon arms himself with daggers. Meanwhile, Falman and the remaining Briggs Fortress soldiers try to fend off the Central soldiers, and Fu later arrives to assist Greed in facing Wrath.|
"Eien no Itoma" (永遠の暇)
|May 16, 2010||August 6, 2011|
|Greed, unable to hurt Wrath, is pinned down during their fight, which forces Fu to fight Bradley alone. Fu attempts to perform a suicide attack to kill Wrath using explosives strapped to his chest, but Bradley defuses them and mortally wounds Fu. However, Buccaneer thrusts a sword through Fu's body before he falls and successfully stabs Bradley in the stomach, allowing Ling to scratch out his ultimate eye, while Lan Fan arrives to witness her grandfather's death. Meanwhile, Edward's group encounters the gold-toothed doctor who created Bradley, and are pit against the numerous rejected Führer candidates. The doctor then activates a transmutation circle, connected by the five research labs in Central, which absorbs Edward, Alphonse, and Izumi.|
|May 23, 2010||August 13, 2011|
|In the ensuing battle, Bradley ends falling into the moat below over the side of the front gate. As Buccaneer lays dying, he gives his final request to Ling to defend the front gate. Already distraught by Fu's death, Ling complies and draws upon the full power of Greed's ultimate shield to annihilate all Central forces before the gate. Underground, Edward and Izumi, with an unconscious Alphonse, reappear in Father's lair to find Hohenheim subdued. With four of the five human sacrifices, Father is left to wait for the fifth. The gold-toothed doctor in the levels above, has Hawkeye's throat slit, telling Mustang that he will only save her if he performs human transmutation as the fifth candidate.|
"Ushinawareta Hikari" (失われた光)
|May 30, 2010||August 20, 2011|
|Following Hawkeye's eye signal, Mustang refuses to perform a human transmutation. May arrives with Jerso, Zampano, and Darius and heals Hawkeye's wound. However, Wrath and Pride also appear and force Mustang to perform human transmutation, using the gold-toothed doctor as a sacrifice. Mustang passes through the Gate of Truth and reappears in Father's lair with Pride, Father, and the other sacrifices, and finds he has lost his eyesight in exchange. Scar battles Wrath above, and May crashes through the ceiling of Father's lair to find Alphonse unconscious. Alphonse stands before the gate to find his body, but despairs that he will be unable to use it to fight alongside the others because of its frailty. He promises to return for his body and goes through the gate, regaining consciousness in Father's lair and completing Father's count for the five sacrifices.|
|60||"Eye of Heaven, Gateway of Earth"
"Ten no Hitomi, Chi no Tobira" (天の瞳、地の扉)
|June 6, 2010||August 27, 2011|
|Edward and Alphonse battle against Pride, as May tries to take on Father by herself, all while the Ishvalans lay out alkahestry transmutation circles throughout Amestris. In his fight against Wrath, Scar reveals a reconstruction transmutation circle from his brother's research now tattooed on his other arm. Just as Edward's group starts to gain the upper hand, and despite the arrival of Greed, Father grabs the four sacrifices and uses them along with Hohenheim for his transmutation circle, absorbing all the souls in Amestris. This gives Father enough power to open the earth, allowing him to unlock the entrance to Heaven and absorb the Being within, the Eye of God.|
|61||"He Who Would Swallow God"
"Kami o Nomikomishi Mono" (神を呑みこみし者)
|June 13, 2010||September 3, 2011|
|Those who were present in the lair manage to survive the human transmutation, discovering how Father used over fifty million Amestrian souls only to suppress the Eye of God within a reborn body. Father neutralizes the use of alchemy, as he prepares to annihilate them. However, Hohenheim reveals his countermeasure, for having spent years traveling the country, placing fragments of his own philosopher's stone into the earth to use as foundation for returning the Amestrian souls to their original bodies. The stone fragments are activated by the eclipse's umbra, as the souls are ripped from Father's body back into their bodies, which forces a weakened Father to relinquish the Eye of God. As the eclipse then lifts, Bradley becomes blinded with sunlight, allowing Scar to kill him. Scar activates the nationwide alkahestry circle that his brother and fellow Ishvalans had been preparing, which restores the use of alchemy at the greatest potential. Unable to fight in his unstable body, Father retreats above ground to find more souls and replenish his stone supply. Edward remains behind to fight Pride while everyone else chases Father. Pride tries to steal Edward's body to replace his own deteriorating one, but Kimblee's soul reappears within him and taunts him while Edward enters his body and destroys it, reverting him to the form of a small fetus-like creature. Edward spares Pride's life and leaves to join his friends.|
|62||"A Fierce Counterattack"
"Seizetsunaru Hangeki" (凄絶なる反撃)
|June 20, 2010||September 10, 2011|
|Hohenheim and the others stop Father from making more philosopher's stones, but as Edward rejoins them, Father spawns humans resembling the people of Xerxes before attacking with a powerful blast which takes out half the headquarters. They barely manage to survive the blast, but Alphonse and Hohenheim take some heavy damage protecting the others. Before Father can kill Edward and Izumi, the Briggs Fortress soldiers, along with several of Edward's allies, join up to attack Father and use up his stone supply. Father lets down his barrier temporarily to try to absorb Greed's stone, giving Edward, Armstrong, and Izumi the opportunity to damage him to the point of defending himself manually. As Father starts to lose control, he creates a blast which traps Edward's arm while his automail arm is destroyed. With Edward in danger, Alphonse convinces May to help him perform a transmutation, trading his soul for the return of Edward's right arm. Alphonse rejoins with his body on the other side and with his arm returned, Edward frees himself to unleash a series of blows on Father.|
|63||"The Other Side of the Gateway"
"Tobira no Mukōgawa" (扉の向こう側)
|June 27, 2010||September 17, 2011|
|While being effortlessly pummeled, Father desperately tries to absorb the philosopher's stone from Greed. However, Greed who decides to part from Ling's body, and uses his carbonization ability to turn Father's body into weak charcoal. Father extinguishes Greed's soul, but Edward punches through Father's chest, releasing all the souls of the people of Xerxes and sending Father to the Gate of Truth where he is trapped for eternity. In the wake of Father's defeat, everyone mourns Alphonse's sacrifice. Edward rejects using a philosopher's stone to bring him back to life, even after Hohenheim offers his final life as an apology for the pain the Elric brothers were forced through. Edward ultimately decides to perform a human transmutation on himself, sacrificing his own gate and his ability to use alchemy with it. As a reward for discovering he does not need to perform alchemy, Edward is allowed to bring Alphonse back with him in his original body. As everyone recuperates from the battle, Hohenheim returns to Resembool and dies peacefully before Trisha's grave.|
"Tabiji no Hate" (旅路の涯)
|July 4, 2010||September 24, 2011|
|Deciding to help sort out Ishvalan policies, Mustang is approached by Knox as well as Marcoh, who offer him a philosopher's stone to get his eyesight back, though Mustang insists it be used to fix Havoc's legs first. Olivier secretly rescues Scar so that he can assist Miles in rebuilding Ishbal. Having previously seen off Ling, who had promised to take care of May's clan among others once he becomes emperor, the Elric brothers return to Resembool where Winry awaits them. Two years later, Grumman, who had become Führer, visits Bradley's wife, who had been raising up Selim to be a compassionate child. Alphonse decides to travel with Jerso and Zampano to Xing and other eastern countries to learn about alkahestry, while Edward learns what he can in the west, hoping to pull their research together. As Edward heads off, he and Winry finally express their love to each other using the term of equivalent exchange. The last shot shows Ed and Winry, now married with two children, accompanied by Al, May, Paninya, and Garfiel.|
|#||Title||Original release date||English release date|
|1||"The Blind Alchemist"
"Momoku no Renkinjutsushi" (盲目の錬金術師)
|August 26, 2009||May 22, 2012|
|Edward and Alphonse hear of a blind alchemist named Judeau who had supposedly performed a successful human transmutation. Meeting up with him, Jude reveals to Edward that a young girl named Rosalie Harbinger was resurrected through alchemy, with his eyes paid for in equivalent exchange. However, the madame refuses to teach Edward about the techniques used. Rosalie leads Alphonse to a room with a little girl's shriveled corpse inside. She reveals this as the result of the real Rosalie's transmutation, while she herself is a girl named Amy, who was adopted due to her similar appearance to Rosalie. As Edward arrives on the scene, the madame tells him that her late husband kept the truth about the transmutation failure from Judeau, who truly wanted to resurrect Rosalie. The Elric brothers then leave carrying this knowledge with them as well.|
"Shinpuru na Hitobito" (シンプルな人々)
|December 23, 2009||May 22, 2012|
|While on their way back to Resembool to have Edward's automail arm repaired, the Elric brothers buy earrings as souvenirs for Winry to prevent her from getting mad about the broken automail. Later on, Edward fights an assassin and his automail gets broken again, and he buys more earrings for Winry to avoid her wrath. Winry explains that she decided to pierce her ears after meeting Hawkeye on the day Edward decided to become a state alchemist. Meanwhile, Hawkeye explains to Rebecca that she grew her hair long after meeting Winry that same day. Rebecca comments on how simple a reason that is, and Hawkeye says that reasons are always simple. To explain her choice, she remarks that they are all living in a simple world, one where when they pull the trigger and their enemies die.|
|3||"The Chronicle of Teacher"
"Sensei Monogatari" (師匠物語)
|April 21, 2010||May 22, 2012|
|Back when Izumi was eighteen years old, she had traveled to meet the alchemist Silver Steiner and had requested to be his apprentice. Giving her only a knife, he had told her to survive one month on the summit of Briggs before she can become his apprentice. On the second day, she had been found by some of guards of Briggs Fortress, but had managed to beat them and take their food rations. On the eighth day, she had been close to starving to death, but then had become motivated to survive. As she had learned to defend herself and live off of the wildlife, she had realized the meaning behind alchemy, saying that one is all, and all is one. However, returning after a month, it is revealed she had been talking to Silver's older brother, Gold Steiner, who is not an alchemist but rather a hand-to-hand combat specialist. Annoyed, Izumi beats him and leaves. This ends with an exaggerated look on the first meeting between Izumi and Sig.|
|4||"Yet Another Man's Battlefield"
"Sore mo Mata Kare no Senjō" (それもまた彼の戦場)
|August 25, 2010||May 22, 2012|
|The story centers around Mustang, at eighteen years of age, in a military boot camp. After encountering a group of seniors being cruel to an Ishvalan recruit named Heathcliff Erbe, Mustang takes interest in Hughes, who is supposedly friends with them. The two soon become rivals, competing in various events. Mustang later catches the seniors picking on Heathcliff again and gets into a fight with them before Hughes backs him up, having the same beliefs as Mustang. The three become friends and discuss their reasons for joining the military. Later, though, during the Ishvalan war, Mustang ends up fighting against Heathcliff, who is killed by Hughes after shooting at Mustang. However, Mustang falls into despair before being confronted by Hughes, who has to hold in the pain of his sins so he can smile in front of his wife. Upon returning home, Mustang sees Hughes reuniting with his wife, and envies Hughes's strength.|
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