Fullmetal Alchemist Complete Series Collector's Edition Blu-ray
About Fullmetal Alchemist Complete Series Collector's Edition Blu-ray
This collector's edition of the complete, original Fullmetal Alchemist series contains episodes 1-51.
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, realizing 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, madmen, or military officials, the bond these brothers share will be the greatest weapon they have in the fight for their lives.
Special Features: The Transmutation of a Phenomenon: An Inside Look, Ura Hagane: Comedic Videos, Episode Commentary (19, 25, 51), L’Arc~en~Ciel "Ready Steady Go" Video, Textless Openings and Closings, Japanese Commercial, U.S. Trailer, Trailer.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
- Publisher: FUNIMATION
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Action, Fantasy
- Themes: Adventure, Battles, Historical
- Age Rating: 13+
- Run Time: 1275
- Release Date: 9/15/2015
- Dimensional Weight: 2
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
Great looking CE
by The bluray buyer
Funimation sure does know how to design some great looking CEs. Really wanted to purchase this item. But they keep insisting on goofy sizes for the premium cases lately. This is probably great for DVD collectors. I wouldnt be surprised if they started doing more ridiculously awkward boxarts for huge treasure chest, crates, spheres, computer size boxes, and knows what else. Theres nothing collectible about this for me. So its a $215 pass! The anime itself is fabulous on the plus side.
An Amazing Looking Set!
by Midori -
I haven't been a fan of FUNimation's recent Collector's Editions (Darker Than Black, Soul Eater) because of their awkward sizes, but I have to say that this one is an exception because of the following reasons:
1. This one includes a very classy digipak that can fit on a standard shelf. Not only that, but you'll have an awesome box to store the artbook once you take out the BDs (and possibly your other FMA goodies, if you have some).
2. Unlike the Darker Than Black BD release, FUNimation has given us three options to choose from if this set doesn't float your boat.
All in all, I can't wait to receive this, and I'm looking forward to experiencing this amazing series once again in HD.
Great series but....
C'mon, how many releases has there been of the original fma??? Funimation sure knows how to milk a good cash cow series....
Great Series but box
by Axel -
Ok this a review for the box only. First off the hardcover book looks great but it just has pictures and staff commentary no episode summary which I would expect since this is a beloved show. As for the briefcase of Edward Elric I would have preferred pictures of the characters (Like the entire cast like Edward and the gang in the front and the homunculus in the back) instead of the briefcase since it just looks stale and boring. The Blu ray holder is great a little on the small side but it looks good not to mention it has quotes of equivalent exchange. Overall its a good try Funi but got to work a little harder. I would recommend this to hardcore fans only.
Not So Equivalent Exchange
This is a review for the CE and not the show. FMA is a 5 star show, watch it. As for the CE itself...
I have to say something I never thought I would. Funi, learn something from Sentai.
Some people may consider them unnecessary, but my copy of No Game No Life came with Art Cards, a deck of playing cards, an authentication ticket, and a CD soundtrack for 1/5 the price. NIS recently released A Lull in the Sea off their website for $150, and it came with a 76 page hard cover art book, a 2 disc 60 song soundtrack, and as a direct order bonus, a 16x26" flag with staff from the festival within the show. Both in beautiful slip case art boxes. This is just lacking in comparison and it's far more expensive.
This CE is cool but it needs more, like a soundtrack or a replica of Ed's pocketwatch to be worth the amount they're askingr. As is, this collection isn't worth more than $150, and if you pay the $250 you are getting far less than the equivalent exchange for your money.
Funimation gets it right with this spectacular Collector's Edition of a great anime.
by JiyuuNoTenshi -
I have to say this is probably my favorite Collector's Set that's come out this year. It comes in a big rectangular suitcase-styled box that includes 3 textured prints, a textured envelope with art cards, and a 300 page book that's nearly the size of the box with art and interviews and bios, and a chipboard box that houses the digipak. And the discs actually have disc art (something Funimation has unfortunately forgo-ed)! Overall it's a great set and I wish Funimation would put more care into their releases like this. It's a steal for the price it is. The only cons is that the encode quality is not the best, I'm not sure if that's due to the source; not the best authoring used or cramming 9 episodes per disc instead of 4-6 with max bit rate. But a definite upgrade over the DVDs visually and encode wise. The digipak feels a little cheap and it uses similar disc hubs that are in Attack On Titan's Limited Edition sets.
Amazing Final Release Of A Alchemic Series <3
by Lust4Lyfe101 -
As most of us know Fullmetal Alchemist 2003 had multiple releases which I have majority of and I am happy to have :). Now I have the final packaging (from Funimation anyway) and I have to say I am very satisfied with this release cause they gave it the best collectors release compared to what they gave Darker Then Black and Soul Eater
Even though the boxset looks huge the inside of the bluray it comes with a bluray size casing to put it on your self which many fans love to do so you don't have to keep it in its big box
This is a must have for all fans of Fullmetal Alchemist 2003
But be warned even though the price is on the high side it does not come with The Conqueror Of Shambala Movie or the OVA's ...just to let you all know ;)
Good Job Funimation!
by Relyat08 -
This is a Collector's release that I can get behind. Funimation is hit or miss all the time, but I think they did well with this release. For starters, if you haven't seen Fullmetal Alchemist, you probably should watch it. And, while you should probably not blind buy in general, I imagine that you will love this show at least as much as me, in which case, this release is definitely worth it. The box itself looks like a suitcase, and is made of pretty sturdy cardboard material. Inside is the beautiful hardcover artbook, artprints, more artwork, some art, and art. Also, the Blu-rays in a gorgeous chipboard artbox. And some additional extra features that are pretty neat!
Great Quality Series and Premium Set!!! But a Little Pricey For Most
This series is a pretty good series, despite all the criticism of it not following the manga. This series has very lovable characters throughout the series, Winfrey is my favorite. It has a lot of action scenes and a good storyline flow to it and I personally think you can rewatch this series multiple times and never get tired of it. The premium edition comes with a lot of good content and a really high-quality case for the DVD's. It includes a huge hardcover booklet that contains different fan art and other materials from the series.
My only complaint is that the price is too high, even though the quality make up for it. This is probably only for fans and collectors. Also, I wish the box was better situated to sit on my DVD shelf, but is ok. Hopfully Funimation creates more Premium Editions like this.
Buyer be ware
by Richard -
I actually own all the original dvd. I bought this as I received the email that it is going out of print. I saw the book and all the other extras and was very excited. When I received it, all that came to mind was a Homerism 'ah so sheep aye', it is very cheaply made. The price is way too high. The book is not binded. It is held together buy two pieces of paper and will not last long if you look through it. That shouldn't be a problem as the content of the book doesn't capture the spirit of the show. The box it comes in is very cheap in looks and quality. The postcards are very dull.... If you love how much spirit and love is in the show, this may not be for you.
A Cool Set With Minor Problems
by WolfDragonArmy -
FMA and FMA:B are both wonderful shows and are both worth a watch. I recommend started with FMA first.
I was torn over this release for a long time because of the price. I decided to buy it once I heard it was going out of print and I did not already own it.
The box opens like a suitcase but the glue on mine may not have been very good because it came off when it arrived. Which was a slight disappointment but nothing that I could not fix. The art book does not appear put together very well on the spine. Which I think was done so that you could place the book flat and be able to look at it in full without the spine getting in the way. The art cards come in an envelope which I thought was a neat touch.
Overall I love it. But I have a bad habit of buying LE's and CE's and never messing with the extras. Part of me wants to put it all on display and the other part wants to make sure everything stays in good condition. So in the box they end up staying.
Ah, my wallet hurts....
by Blarefox -
Oh, FUNimation. You know how to end your licensing with a bang. Aha ha ha.....hmm. Don't get me wrong, the original FMA anime show was superb and its original take on the story was a hell lot better than most shows that take that route.....BUT oh the price tag HURTS! If you are deadset to get this collector's edition, well more power to you. Otherwise if you never owned the original FMA on disc ever, I strongly recommend the cheaper and more affordable versions of this show before they sell out; remember FUNimation no longer holds licensing rights to this anime, most likely Aniplex will grab it... All the more reason than to get this show soon!
This Collector's Edition Won't Cost You an Arm and a Leg
by Mykel J. -
If you've watched [adult swim] around 2004, then you might have heard of a little anime called Fullmetal Alchemist. And now, more than a decade later, FUNimation has brought that show to Blu-Ray in a Collector's Edition that can only be described as the holy grail of FMA North American home video releases. You're not only getting the complete 51-episode series on Blu-Ray. You're also getting a 300-page hardcover artbook, 10 artcards, 3 8x10 textured prints; all in one box. For well around $300 SRP, this is a very high quality release for one of the most best anime out there. If you're a fan of Fullmetal Alchemist, owning this set should be a neccessity.