Once again, the Elrics’ hunt for the Philosopher’s Stone shall begin anew. This time, they’re setting their sights on a vast, orange field.
Yesterday, Crunchyroll announced that they will stream Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood as part of their digital lineup. The series will be offered in both dubbed and subtitled formats when it launches on the platform. As of press time, no premiere date has been announced.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is based on Hiromu Arakawa’s Fullmetal Alchemist manga. The series is a reboot of the franchise that originally aired in the spring 2009 broadcast season. Yasuhiro Irie (Code: Breaker) helmed the series at Bones, with Hiroki Kanno (RahXephon, Yu Yu Hakusho The Movie: Poltergeist Report) providing character designs. Hiroshi Ohnogi (Birdy the Mighty: Decode, Kekkaishi) took charge of series composition on the project.
Funimation originally released Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood in North America. The company’s license for the series, as well as sequel film Conqueror of Shamballa officially expired on March 31, causing the rights to revert to Japanese licensor Aniplex.
Funimation’s license to the 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist anime series is also slated to expire at the end of this month.