The Full Metal Alchemist is Edward Elrich and his brother Alphonse Elrich are two young teens who have paid the ultimate price for their sins. Alchemy is the science of understanding the composition and structure of something and using energy to deconstruct and reconstruct the elements into something else. As children, the Elrich brothers learned that their father was an alchemist after finding one of his alchemy books. They are fascinated by it and teach themselves what they can of alchemy. One day their mother becomes ill and dies, leave the two of them alone. They find themselves somebody to teach them proper alchemy and after a while return. They foolishly attempt to bring their mother back to life. In alchemy there are laws. Alchemists are forbidden to transmute lead into gold and even more forbidden is attempting a human transmutation. During the transmutation Edward loses his right arm and Alphonse loses his entire body, but in desperation Edward uses his left leg as a catalyst to bind Al’s soul to a suit of armor. Al manages to carry Ed to their family friend’s, the Rockbells, house. The Rockbells are automail mechanics. Automail is a type of mechanical prosthetics. The Rockbells fit Ed with their best automail where his arm and leg once were. After he is better they head to Central, the capital city, where Ed takes the exam to become a state alchemist. Their goal is to use the information available to state alchemists to create a philosopher’s, an alchemic amplifier that is said to be able to allow the user to do alchemy without an equivalent exchange. The brothers want to use it to return their bodies to normal. The brother travel many places and go through hell in order to achieve their goal. I LOVED this anime and would recommend this to anybody! It has exceptional character development and great animation. It has tones of adventure, fantasy, magic, science, romance, drama, and many more genres. I hope you all enjoy this as much I did!