Fullmetal Alchemist: Those Who Challenge the Sun   Rewatch 
July 28, 2014 4:07 PM - Season 1, Episode 1 - Subscribe

Brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric arrive at Liore, where they hear about a religious leader named Father Cornello who can create miracles.
posted by Pendragon (4 comments total)
In the first episode we meet the brothers Elric, and something happened to them in the past, but what precisely is not really clear for the first few episodes. I watched this series with English subs, because the English dub didn't do it for me.
posted by Pendragon at 4:53 PM on July 28, 2014

Just to clarify: this is the original FMA anime right? and not the FMA:Brotherhood remake, correct?

I remember being skeptical and bored with this first episode. Father Cornello didn't make for a interesting villain and I thought the series was going to have a lot of religion in it. Glad I stuck with it though!
posted by royalsong at 8:38 AM on July 29, 2014 [1 favorite]

Yeah, FMA evolves so much -- I gave up on the series for years after maybe episode 8, just before it got good, and only came back to it recently. Before that it's like an awards nominee for Most Standard Anime Shenanigans/Most '90s-Style Anime That Isn't From the '90s. What's brilliant about FMA, though, is how it adapts these early manga chapters and then weaves them deeply into the story's middle and end, integrating material that (I'm told) really was incidental stuff in the manga and Brotherhood.
posted by thesmallmachine at 10:41 AM on July 29, 2014

Yes, this is the original FMA. I have yet to watch FMA:Brotherhood, it's next on the list :-)
posted by Pendragon at 11:49 AM on July 29, 2014

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