A fairly good anime.
Some fanboy/fangirl who can't even spell Inu-Yasha says that it is not as good as Inu-Yasha.
I beg to differ; any episode of FMA is, in my opinion, as good or better than even the best three episodes of Inu-Yasha combined.
by Geek-O-Man February 15, 2005
Fullmetal Alchemist is one of the best animes, and mangas I have ever seen.
Inuyasha on the other hand is a show that was good for a bit, but did it really ever end?... -_-

I think that Fullmetal Alchemist has a very nice plotline, with well... almost no filler episodes. Inuyasha... I just can't say they I like it after watching 10 episodes of it. I might like it a little more if they ended it.

To all of those Die-Hard Inuyasha Fans, why do you like it so much? I mean, it has no end, it has many filler episodes, and frankly, a really bad plot line, filled with a few holes, here and there. Fullmetal Alchemist will win in any battle against Inuyahsa... in all aspects.
Please, by all means... tell me why people like it so much!? I can understand Fullmetal Alchemist, but really... Inuyasha?
by Conan Edogawa October 25, 2006
The story of Edward and Alphose Elric, two alchemists who tried human transmutation. Ed lost his arm and leg during this, and Al his whole body! With his remaining strength, Ed sacrificed his leg for Al's soul and captured it in a suit of amour. Ed becomes a State Alchemist and serches for the Philospher's Stone, so he can bring back his mother and return Al to his normal state. But the road to the Philospher's stone is a dangerous one...
Actually Spelled 'Fullmetal Alchemist'. Japanese title is Hagane no Renkinjutshi. Main characters are Ed and Al Elric, Winry, Roy Mustang, Hughes, and the homunculus. (Others, but I'm too lazy to write them all out)
by 009 May 09, 2005
It's actually spelt "Fullmetal Alchemist", but... It's about a boy named Edward Eric who loses his arm and leg while his brother loses his body and gets his soul stuck in a piece of armor.

They then travel to try and find the Philoshiphor's stone.

Extra note: I can spell "Inuyasha" fine. I'm a fan of both series. And I tell you now, stop fighting! Look, none of the plot is better than the other! One's trying to find jewel shards, the other trying to find a stone! They've both got great plot, great characters, great humor. So just... stop it. And try to enjoy both series without comparing or muttering about how one of them sucks because thatjust ruins the experience.
"Fullmetal Alchemist is a great show!"
by Meep March 25, 2005
An excellent anime bases loosely off of the manga series. It takes place in a world where alchemy is real and a science with certain laws and rules. The first and most important one is that nothing can be gained without sacrificing something of equal value in exchange. This is the Law of Equivalent Exchange. Two young brothers, Edward and Alphonse (Ed and Al for short) Elric who are gifted alchemists ignore the Law and try to bring their mother back to life. Because there is nothing that can equal the value of a human soul, Ed and Al succeed only in bringing back a mutilated body of their mom. Al loses his entire body in the process while Ed loses a leg. Ed then sacrifices his right arm to attach Al's soul to a suit of armor.
Now the brothers want to regain their original bodies back but the only way to do so is to use the mysterious Philosopher's Stome which can bypass the laws of alchemy. Ed, now sporting automail limbs in place of the one he lost, becomes a State Alchemist of the militarian government to access data on the Stone.
The series follows the boys' adventures as they try to find this Stone and face corrupt military leaders, chimera, homunculi, and other alchemists. Though most of the time it's serious and a real tear-jerker at some scence, it has it's share of comedy and laughter.
It has a well written plot, original characters, and great artwork.
Full Metal Alchemist is a great anime every anime-fan should at least preview it before saying how rotten it is compared to other animes.
by Marisa08 July 12, 2006
-An excellent colorful anime full of comedy, drama, fantasy, and yes, even metal :P. I was somewhat apprehensive because of the overall apearance of the show at first (you know, big googly eyes, and manga-ish reactions) but I was pleased to see that they did this just to draw in the more immature crowd who like bright and shiney objects, etc,. The overall plot just keeps on getting thicker and thicker, with new twists and turns that is not often found nowadays in anime.
-The only thing that I can think of that is "wrong" with the show is that it has bad comedic timing, like if someone coughs blood, it gives them a split-second, almost comic-like look to them (this actually does happen).
-Though it is still not my favorite anime, it is surely making its way up my list (cowboy bebop being at the top, of course). It has a great storyline, tear-jerking scenes, (both comedic and tragic)and excellent character-development, the thing that I look for the most to define a good series.

I give this series an A-. Good job Ed and Al!

Just a small author's note: I am not what you would call a typical anime fan (though some of you may say that there is no such thing as a "typical" anime fan, you're just the kind of people I'm talking about). To give you a visual: I am 17-years-old, blonde, straight, normal/somewhat pretty, 125lb girl, who never wears rainbow stockings, OR freaky cat ears, is not in the "goth" group, or any other punk-emo whatever group....and uh...did I forget any other stereotypes, hmmm...oh well it'll come to me later. Anyhoo, I just wanted to say that so you know that you guys are not hearing from the same people over and over again.

Oh. Yea. Watch the show.
Full Metal Alchemist is on my top 5 list of great animes, and I've seen 16.

About the Inu yasha/ full metal thing...uh, which definition do you think your on?
go b*tch about it somewhere else where people might actually care.
by Blue Moon October 02, 2005

a awesome anime series that is about 2 brothers edward and alphonse elric and the adventures the go on.

after their father ran off cuz of his over aged body their mother becomes ill and dies. then the 2 brothers try 2 bring their mom back. but the transmutation failed, eds leg and als body were took 2 the other side of the gate. ed used his arm for material and transmuted his brothers soul to a suit of armor.

ed gets automail arm and leg from his childhood friend winry and becomes a state alchemist. (fullmetal) with a smartass colonel, roy mustang who gives him missions to help find the philosophers stone. the brothers believe the stone will fix their bodys but little do they know wat the last ingredient is 2 make it and who mostly created and has the true incomplete stone.

when the humunculi capture the stone (yes capture) and use al, ed gets killed and al brings him back but with equivulant exchange al dies and ed comes back but ed say oh hell no and transmuts himself and al comes back with his normal flesh and bone human body and no memorys between when they tryed to bring their mom back and now.

after that the movie al still looks for ed and ed trys 2 get back to his world out of germany where hes striped of his alchemy abilitys and a woman trys to destroy eds world with alphons hedrichs help and he didnt know that she was going 2 try 2 destroy eds world but he makes a rocket powered plane and sends ed through the open gate and ed and al (eds brother) destroy the woman. ed returns to germany leaving al behind to destroy the gate from that side. but al climbed on the eds plane at the mast min and stays with ed 2 help him destroy the gate in germany leaving roy 2 deal with the gate in the other world.
DUDES ED AND AL ARE HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fullmetal alchemist is best movie/series ever!!!
by kittenlolz June 16, 2009

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