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Episode 5: The Man with the Mechanical Arm (2003 series)

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The Man with the Mechanical Arm
Ep. 5
Series Fullmetal Alchemist (anime)
Episode number 5
Title The Man with the Mechanical Arm
Japan airdate November 1st, 2003
U.S.A. airdate December 4th, 2004
Language English/Japanese
Subtitles English
Preceded by A Forger's Love
Followed by The Alchemy Exam


The Elric brothers hop aboard a train to Central City and quickly find themselves defending the passengers -- including General Hakuro -- from terrorists.

Episode NotesEdit

  • In the subtitles of this episode, it is incorrectly stated that Riza Hawkeye's Rank as Major, when she is actually a Second Lieutenant.
  • The episode is adapted from content in Chapter 4: Battle on the Train.
  • The only noteworthy changes from the manga chapter this episode was adapted from is that Maes Hughes, along with Vato Falman, are also aboard the train, while both were absent in the original manga. Also, Bald's capture in the anime was used to make Edward eligible for the State Alchemy exam, while in the manga he was already a State Alchemist.

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