To Challenge the Sun

To Challenge the Sun is an anime episode of Fullmetal Alchemist that was released on 10/04/2003

Fullmetal Alchemist Ep. 1

Those Who Challenge the Sun - 太陽に挑む者 (Taiyō ni Idomu Mono)

Four years after attempting to resurrect their mother, Edward and Alphonse search for a rumored stone that could amplify their alchemy and restore their broken bodies.

Summary

Opening Theme-

n/a

Ending Theme-

"Melissa" by Porno Graffitti

Points of Interest

  • Some of the events from this episode were changed from the original scenes of the manga.
  • The scene of the fountain of wine is exclusive to this anime episode and was not in the manga.
  • Lust was not present at the shop in the manga.

Anime and Manga Differences

  • In the original story, Rose doesn't run off after Al's helmet is shot off. She hides in Al's armor body and Edward gets Cornello to confess his intentions. She still goes to Cornello's side when he promises to bring back her dead boyfriend.
  • Lust and Gluttony were not present in the manga watching in this segment.

Characters & Voice Actors

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Edward Elric ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Romi Paku ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Vic Mignogna ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Alphonse Elric ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Rie Kugimiya ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Aaron Dismuke ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Rose Tomas ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Colleen Clinkenbeard ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Houko Kuwashima ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Lust ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Laura Bailey ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Yuuko Satou ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Winry Rockbell ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Megumi Toyoguchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Caitlin Glass ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Pinako Rockbell ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Juli Erickson ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Miyoko Aso ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Roy Mustang ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Travis Willingham ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Toru Okawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Cornello ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kinryu Arimoto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Andy Mullins ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Cray ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Akimitsu Takase ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Bob Carter ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Den ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Sloth ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yoshino Takamori ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Lydia Mackay ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Gluttony ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yasuhiro Takato ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Chris Cason ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Liore Shopkeeper ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tomohisa Asoh ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Mark Stoddard ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)

Credits

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Sonny Strait ADR Director (English) Worked as an assistant ADR Director.
Mike McFarland ADR Director (English) English Voice Actor
Seiji Mizushima Director
Justin Cook Producer (English) Worked as the line producer.
Colleen Clinkenbeard ADR Director (English) An American voice actress known for her role as Riza Hawkeye from Fullmetal Alchemist, along with Yuuko Ichihara from xxxHolic and Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle.
Yoshiyuki Ito Character Artist/Designer
Monica Rial Adaptation Helped write the English script.
Sho Aikawa Writer Sho Aikawa is a Japanese anime writer.
Jun Ishikawa Writer
Koji Sugiura Animator
Takashi Tomioka Animator
Michiru Oshima Music
Antimere Robinson Designer Designed the DVD Box Art for the English release.
Gen Fukunaga Executive Producer Gen Fukunaga is a US executive producer for the FUNimation company.
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