Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is the second anime series based on the Fullmetal Alchemist (鋼の錬金術師, Hagane no Renkinjutsushi) manga series created by Hiromu Arakawa. It is a more direct adaptation than the first series, directly following the original events of the manga, whereas the original series deviated from the manga. In Japan, it is differentiated from the 2003 series by the inclusion of the English language title.
The series was directed by Yasuhiro Irie and written by Hiroshi Ōnogi. The series premiered in April 5, 2009 on MBS-TBS' Sunday 5:00 pm JST anime timeblock and ended in July 4, 2010.
A separate dub was presumably done for Animax Asia, as various roles have been listed on some of the actors resume's.
- Muriel Hofmann as Edward Elric, Winry Rockbell, Riza Hawkeye, Izumi Curtis, and Lust
- Lily Truncale as Alphonse Elric, Lan Fan, May Chang and Paninya
- Matt Bailey as Roy Mustang
- Mike Brooks as Alex Louis Armstrong
- Unlike the Japanese version, the English dub retains most of the voice cast used for the original dub of the first series. Although for various reasons, there were recasts for a few roles.
- As Aaron Dismuke had grown up since voicing Alphonse, (Dismuke was 12 at the time of recording for the original series) he was replaced by female voice actress Maxey Whitehead. Dismuke still appears in this dub, this time playing young Hohenheim.
- John Swasey replaces Scott McNeil as Van Hohenheim, as McNeil is not a regular in FUNimation's voice cast. McNeil is based in Vancouver, though will occasionally agree to travel down to Texas to record guest roles for FUNimation.
- J. Michael Tatum replaces Dameon Clarke as Scar, as Clarke had moved onto his live-action career.
- Jerry Russell replaces Brice Armstrong as Tim Marcoh, as Armstrong had retired in 2009.
- Robert McCollum replaces Bill Townsley as Scar's Brother, due to Townsley departing from voice acting and moving to New York.
- In the original Japanese version, The Truth is depicted as having the voice of whoever encounters him with a slight effect added to differentiate, which is more in line to its role as a literal 'part' of whomever it is engaging with. In the dub, Truth is voiced by Luci Christian, the voice of Wrath in the 2003 anime.
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