Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Key VisualAniplex of America announced that they will release Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood on Blu-Ray. The series will span two boxed sets, which will each carry a suggested price of $124.98 ($99.98 “Store Price”). The release will include both the subtitled and dubbed versions of the show.

The releases will include the following:

Set 1

  • Episodes 1-30
  • Two OVA Episodes
  • 4-Panel Comic Theater
  • Clean Openings (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • Clean Endings (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • Rigid Box
  • Companion Booklet

Set 2

  • Episodes 31-64
  • Two OVA Episodes
  • 4-Panel Comic Theater
  • Clean Openings (Seasons 3, 4, & 5)
  • Clean Endings (Seasons 3, 4, & 5)
  • Rigid Box
  • Companion Booklet

Both sets will hit stores on November 20.

Aniplex of America also announced that they will also host a Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood at Anime NYC, which will celebrate the anime franchise’s 15th anniversary. The event will feature “special guests,” though specifics have yet to be revealed as of press time.

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.

Aniplex describes the show as:

Alchemy: The science of understanding, decomposing, and reconstructing matter.

However, it is not an omnipotent art. It is impossible to create something out of nothing. If one wishes to obtain something, something of equal value must be paid.
This law of equivalent exchange is the basis of alchemy.

There is a taboo among Alchemists: human transmutation. It is that which no one must commit.

Edward and Alphonse Elric break this taboo hoping they can revive their beloved mother. As a result, Edward loses his right arm and left leg and Alphonse has his whole body taken away. The Elric brothers embark their journey to find the “Philosopher’s Stone” to regain their bodies…

Source: Aniplex of America (Press Release)