- This article is about the DVD volume. For the law in alchemy, see Equivalent Exchange.Equivalent Exchange is the third English DVD volume of the original Fullmetal Alchemist anime series, released by Funimation on May 31, 2005. The DVD contains four episodes:
- Episode 9: Be Thou for the People
- Episode 10: The Phantom Thief
- Episode 11: The Other Brothers Elric, part one
- Episode 12: The Other Brothers Elric, part two
The back of the DVD cover contains the following synopsis:
- "The Fullmetal Alchemist, Edward Elric, is given his first assignment. He is to inspect the coalmines of Youswell, a task he believes to be Mustang's attempt to deter his search for the Philosopher's Stone. Ignoring direct orders Ed and Al take a detour to a popular tourist town hoping to uncover the smallest fragment of truth behind the Stone's growing legend. There they encounter a thief with enough tricks to keep the detectives busy for decades. Yet a top from this unlikely source leads them into an adventure more startling than they could have ever imagined.
- Ed and Al arrive in Xenotime, once a prosperous gold-mining settlement. But Xenotime's gold has been exhausted, and its economy is crumbling. Its only hope: two alchemists who are developing an artificial Philosopher's Stone to rejuvenate the mines. Their names? Edward and Alphonse Elric! Who are the false Elrics? And what light can they shed on the Philosopher's Stone?"
In addition to the textless songs, production art and trailers which regularly appear on Fullmetal Alchemist DVDs, this volume also contains character profiles for Yoki, Lyra, Halling, Psiren, Belsio, Russell Tringham, Fletcher Tringham, Nash Tringham and Mugear.