The BEST episodes directed by Kazuki Kakuda

Laws and Promises
409 votes

#1 - Laws and Promises

Fullmetal Alchemist - Season 1 - Episode 51

It is the very end, what will become of Ed and Al? Will the dark plot of the villians finally be realized? It all comes down to the wire in the final instalment of the FMA anime.

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Words of Farewell
384 votes

#2 - Words of Farewell

Fullmetal Alchemist - Season 1 - Episode 25

Ed announces that he and Al have decided to stop searching for the Philosopher's Stone. Boarding a train headed South, they leave Central to visit their old teacher. Meanwhile, Hughes has discovered the truth behind the Fifth Laboratory -- a truth that could topple the Government.

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A Rotted Heart
341 votes

#3 - A Rotted Heart

Fullmetal Alchemist - Season 1 - Episode 45

Everything begins to come together in this episode. Hohenheim has confronted Dante and the Homunculus, but he was taken by surprise when the Homunculus of his former wife appears, and he is captured by Dante and sent to the other side of the mysterious gate. Mustang confronts the military court, not about the Fuhrer yet, but about his secretary Juliet Douglass. His words revealed him to the Fuhrer, who orders him to the front lines on the north, to make it easy to dispose of him when the time comes. Ed and Al are on the run, disguising themselves. They don't make it very far before being discovered, but they were far enough for Ed to find Sensei, who knows of his plans when he asks for a piece of her child's corpse. Al, trusted to stay in hiding, of course runs off and meets with Tucker. He reveals Nina's motionless body to Al, who is taken by it, and offers to use himself to help her.

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Al, Captured
365 votes

#4 - Al, Captured

Fullmetal Alchemist - Season 1 - Episode 33

Al is kidnapped by Greed and his gang, leaving Ed frantically searching for him. Izumi and Sigu join him in the search, and in the process Izumi discovers how much her young proteges have learned on their own.

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House of the Waiting Family
430 votes

#5 - House of the Waiting Family

Fullmetal Alchemist - Season 1 - Episode 17

The Elrics finally reach their childhood hometown of Risembool. As the brothers bide their time while Winry and her grandmother make their repairs, they sort through the ashes of their old home. But as Ed makes a visit to their mother's grave, Al comes to a disturbing realization about himself.

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The Other Brothers Elric (1)
410 votes

#6 - The Other Brothers Elric (1)

Fullmetal Alchemist - Season 1 - Episode 11

Following a rumor, Ed and Al travel to Xenotime where they hope to find the two alchemists who are creating the Philosopher's Stone. When they reach the village, however, they discover two boys masquerading as the Elric Brothers. Who are these boys, and what is this 'red water' they are creating?

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