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Get Hands on the Netflix Series Fullmetal Alchemist Order to Watch- And Everything About It- Plot| Cast| Every Detail

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Full Alchemist is one of those popular manga-inspired Japanese television series by Hiromu Arakawa. It was aired from October 4, 2003- to October 2, 2004, in Japan with a total of 51 episodes. Now streaming on Netflix, you can devour this anime if you still haven’t. Interestingly, Hiromu wanted the television anime series to have a different ending from the manga and so the series has an original plot twist towards the end.

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A direct sequel film called Conqueror of Shamballa was released at the end of the first anime series. The second anime series called Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood was based on the original story of the manga. But despite being an ardent fan are you confused about Fullmetal Alchemist Order? Worry not, below find the complete list of Fullmetal Alchemist Order.


This sci-fi show revolves around the exciting and unusual adventures of two brothers Alphonse and Edward Elric who want to bring back the bodies that they lost during their failed attempt to bring their dead mother back. Both are gifted with the powers of Alchemy. So they search for the Philosopher’s Stone.

Dante is the main antagonist in the series. He is the former lover of the Elric brothers’ teacher Hohenheim. It was Hohenheim and Dante who had perfectly made the Philosopher’s Stone and transferred their souls and intellects into other bodies as they age and attained immortality.

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But over time Hohenheim left Dante because of the constant guilt that pestered him about sacrificing souls for the stone. However, Dante is reluctant to risk the rebound of creating a stone herself, even though she can still transfer from body to body with the last stone she had created along with Hohenheim. Hence she uses homunculi to encourage the Elric brothers along with other equally desperate Alchemists to create another complete Philosopher’s Stone for her.

One of them called Scar somehow managed to create the Philosopher’s Stone but infuses it in Alphonse’s body due to which he gets kidnapped. When trying to save his brother, Edward gets killed in the process. Alphonse successfully retrieves his Edward using the stone but disappears in the process. Must say that it is not a very happy-go-lucky series. It has a lot of dark content like death and destruction.

The Elric brothers can be seen fighting and saving each other a lot during the show. Dante tries a lot to escape but seems like her fate isn’t as easy as she thinks. She has to face Gluttony whose mind she had destroyed. Fullmetal Alchemist order also witnesses the love of the brother how much they had to face difficulties to stay together. They reunite and go back to their homeworld- Shamballa to get weapons for World War II.



The original series contains 51 episodes and is of adventure, dark fantasy, and steampunk genres. It premiered on October 4, 2003, as mentioned above, on MBS, TBS, and Animax channels.


This movie has been loosely adapted from the original story of the manga. It was released on July 23, 2005. The plot is about Edward Elric, an alchemist who tries to go back to his homeworld Shamballa after living in a parallel universe for 2 years. His brother Alphonse also attempts to reunite with his brother by any means. Edward’s constant search attracts the eyes of the Thule Society that wants to enter his homeworld to get hands-on weapons to use during World War II.


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It was aired from April 5, 2009- July 4, 2010, with a total of 64 episodes. This series is based on the original anime series. Brotherhood completely follows the direct story as mentioned in the manga. This series properly explains the Elric family. Hohenheim Elric is a talented alchemist who has a wife Trisha Elric and two sons, Edward and Alphonse. It shows the story of their mother’s death, their attempts to bring her back, and all the adventures that followed.


This OVA collection brings out all amazing secrets and startling facts that were never exposed before. The Elric brother unravels mysterious and shocking truths about their family as well as go through a human transformation. It also focuses on the budding friendship of Mustang and Hughes and their tales of being from rivals to best friends.


It was released on July 2, 2011, in Japan. It is the second movie in the Fullmetal Alchemist order franchise. The Sacred Star of Milos has some action-packed scenes of the Elric brothers fighting to recapture an escaped criminal who time and again tricks them and runs away.


These are just a bunch of episodes with all the recaps so you may skip these.


Released in 2009, contains four original video animations about some lengthy explanations about their world and some comedic relief.


This is also more of a funny comic relief without much importance or relevance to the show’s plotline. But you can always watch it to lighten your mind after some serious action stuff.

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Which Fullmetal Alchemist order should I watch first?

I watched both the series as they came out, Fullmetal Alchemist (FMA) in 2003 and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Brotherhood) in 2009. I am biased since I saw FMA first and given that the character development in that series is the best (in my opinion), I’d suggest you watch it FIRST.

Do you have to watch Fullmetal Alchemist in order?

You do not need to watch the first FMA to watch FMA: B, but I think the first FMA expands more on some earlier plots and stories. Like, I think the Nina part is more expanded in the first FMA than FMA: B…not 100% sure, but that’s what I remember at least. I’d watch the first 20-30 episodes of the original first.

Is FMA or FMAB better?

FMA is a good series no doubt, but the ending is so abrupt,it leaves you craving for more. FMAB,on the other hand, has the better ( and pleasing) ending, with a completion on the storyline for all the characters. 2. FMA is a slower yet shorter series, but FMAB is faster but more comprehensive and entertaining.
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