Anime Limited Releases New Blu-rays of Fullmetal Alchemist

posted on by Andrew Osmond
2003 series will be released in two parts, on June 15 and July 20

Anime Limited has announced that it will release a new two-part Blu-ray edition of the original Fullmetal Alchemist anime (2003-4), produced by Studio Bones. This series was the first television adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's fantasy manga.

Part 1 of the series (pictured left) will be released on June 15. It will carry episodes 1 to 27, including commentaries for episodes 19 and 25.

Part 2 of the series will be released on July 20; it will carry episodes 28 to 51. Extras will include a 32-page booklet, containing promotional images created for the series; a 31-minute featurette, "The Transmutation of a Phenomenon: An Inside Look"; commentary on episode 51; and the L'Arc~en-~Ciel “Ready Steady Go” video.

Anime Limited describes the story:

"In an era of war and corruption, State Alchemist Edward Elric and his brother Alphonse desperately search for the Philosopher's Stone. The legendary artifact is their Last Hope to restore what they've lost- but how far will they go to get it?

"From the ashes of their childhood, Edward and Alphonse quickly rise to fame within the ranks of the military, realising along the way that the power to create is only ever a breath away from the power to destroy. Whether they're up against monsters, mad-men, or military officials, the bond these brothers share will be the greatest weapon they have in the fight for their lives. Now the brothers attempt to restore their bodies by seeking the elusive Philosopher's Stone, and they are not alone in their quest."

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