‘Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood’ Coming To Adult Swim Feb. 14
Remember a few weeks back when Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim teased it’d be obtaining new anime series in the wake losing
“Blood +” and “Death Note?” Well, according to Anime News Network, the network has found a suitable replacement in the form of a 26-episode order of Funimation’s “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood,” the relaunched FMA series that’s been out in Japan (and streaming on Hulu with English subtitles) since April.
Based on the “Fullmetal Alchemist” manga by Hiromu Arakawa, “Brotherhood” is an ongoing series meant to follow its source material more closely than the previously adapted FMA anime that ran on Adult Swim back in 2004.
The new dubbed series should be something of a decent jumping-on point for those who didn’t catch the first animated incarnation. Given that Arakawa’s manga has been in publication since 2001 and could be wrapping before long after more than 24 volumes, a more faithful series may be just the thing for new audiences…who don’t like subtitles or using Hulu anyway (or don’t care to wait until Hulu starts charging).