Blu-ray Review: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Part 4

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The fourth instalment of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood has arrived, but does it do anything differently from previous volumes or is it the same HD Treatment we’ve come to expect? Find out in our Blu-ray Review of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Part 4.


Edward and Alphonse Elric’s reckless disregard for alchemy’s fundamental laws ripped half of Ed’s limbs from his body and left Al’s soul clinging to a cold suit of armor. To restore what was lost, the brothers scour a war-torn land for the Philosopher’s Stone, a fabled relic which grants the ability to perform alchemy in impossible ways.

The Elrics are not alone in their search; the corrupt State Military is eager to harness the artifact’s power. So too are the strange Homunculi and their shadowy creator. The mythical Stone lures exotic alchemists from distant kingdoms, scarring some deeply enough to inspire murder. As the Elrics find their course altered by these enemies and allies, their purpose remains unchanged – and their bond unbreakable. Read more of this post

Blu-ray Review: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Part 3

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It has been a long wait, but the Blu-ray release of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Part 3 is finally here within the UK, so what exactly is included? Find out in our Blu-ray Review.


In the shadows beneath Central, the Elrics encounter Father, the creator of the Homunculi. His face is familiar, but his alchemy is unlike anything the brothers have ever seen. As Father’s dark plot takes shape, Ed and Al brave the frigid north to meet the top officer of the fortress Briggs: General Olivier Armstrong. With icy nerve and burning intensity, she commands the hardest soldiers in the land, leading the warriors of Briggs in battle against the unstoppable, rampaging Sloth. Read more of this post

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood OVA Collection Gets Delayed within the UK

Manga Entertainment UK has today confirmed, via its latest Podcast, that the UK release of the upcoming Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood OVA Collection will be delayed due to a technical fault with the subtitles on the Blu-ray Disc.

According to the UK Anime Network, they experienced ‘subtitle issues’ with the Review / Sample Discs and because of this issue it rendered the release ‘impossible’ to watch in its original japanese format. The UK Anime Network  forwarded this information onto Manga Entertainment UK, who repsonded that they would try and fix the issue before its release next monday – however during the Podcast Manga confirmed that the release would have to be ‘pushed back’ until the problem has been sorted.

While the fault is only on the ‘Blu-ray’ Disc of the Collection, the DVD disc, which works perfectly fine, will not be released seperately, meaning that fans will have to wait until the Blu-ray disc has been fixed – before being able to watch any of the OVA Collection.

While some fans may be disappointed with news of the delay, its great to see that this ‘issue’ was picked up before its general release, unlike the Panty & Stocking DVD Collection which featured several seconds worth of footage missing – because of this error Manga had to recall all stock from customers and retailers, before being able to re-release a fixed version of the product.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – OVA Collection was expected to be released next monday, 15th October 2012, however at this moment in time the release has been pushed back into an ‘unannounced’ release date.

via: UK Anime Network