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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood to Air on Canada's Super Channel

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Show to air on Super Channel 2, Super Channel HD 2 starting on August 15

The programming schedule for the the Canadian premium network Super Channel 2 is listing the first episode of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood on August 15 at 10:00 p.m. EST/PST. The show is also scheduled to air on Super Channel HD 2.

Like the first Fullmetal Alchemist television series in 2003-2004, the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime adapts Hiromu Arakawa's dark fantasy manga about two brothers who risked their bodies with human alchemy to unsuccessfully resurrect their mother. Now the two attempt to restore their bodies by seeking the illusive Philosopher's Stone, and they are not alone in their quest.

Unlike the earlier anime effort, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood follows the manga more closely. Arakawa ended the manga in June 2010. The new anime retains the same main cast from the earlier anime's English dub, except for two recasted characters. Maxey Whitehead replaces Aaron Dismuke as Alphonse Elric, and J. Michael Tatum already replaced Dameon Clarke as Scar in the Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium Collection video spinoff.

Funimation streamed the television anime series in Japanese with English subtitles in North America, and it released the fifth and last volume of the show on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on August 2. The show began airing on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block of programming in February 2010. Viz Media published the 25th volume of the original manga in June.

Super Channel 2 is currently airing the anime adaptation of Naoki Urasawa's Monster suspense manga. In the past it has also aired such shows as Gurren Lagann, Now and Then, Here and There and Descendants of Darkness.

Thanks to jlaking for the news tip.

Image © Hiromu Arakawa/FA Projects, MBS

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