Complete Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Filler List Guide – Skip Episodes Like a Pro

Are you ready to delve into the world of alchemy again, but this time with Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood? Hold on tight because I’ve got you covered with a quick and easy watch order guide to navigate the action, comedy, and epic adventure without being bogged down by fillers and anime-exclusive episodes.

This anime is a masterpiece that stays true to the manga from start to finish, offering a complete and faithful adaptation of the beloved story by Hiromu Arakawa. Unlike its predecessor, the 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist anime, Brotherhood avoids pacing issues and filler episodes, ensuring an enthralling and focused viewing experience.

The Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood produced 64 episodes with only 1 filler episode, 1 anime-exclusive episode, and 4 partial filler episodes. With approximately 7-9% filler percentage, the 2009 anime religiously followed the storyline from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga.

Quick List

Manga Canon2-3, 5-8, 10-12, 15-26, 28-64
Filler Episodes27
Mixed Fillers4, 9, 13-14
Anime Exclusive Episodes1
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Episode List: Fullmetal Alchemist

#TitleTypeWatch?Air Date
1Fullmetal AlchemistAnime ExSkip04/05/2009
2The First DayCanon04/12/2009
3City of HeresyCanon04/19/2009
4An Alchemist’s AnguishMixed04/26/2009
5Rain of SorrowsCanon05/03/2009
6Road of HopeCanon05/10/2009
7Hidden TruthsCanon05/17/2009
8The Fifth LaboratoryCanon05/24/2009
9Created FeelingsMixed05/31/2009
10Separate DestinationsCanon06/07/2009
11Miracle at Rush ValleyCanon06/14/2009
12One is All, All is OneCanon06/21/2009
13Beasts of DublithMixed06/28/2009
14Those Who Lurk UndergroundMixed07/05/2009
15Envoy From the East Canon07/12/2009
16Footsteps of a Comrade-in-Arms Canon07/19/2009
17Cold Flame Canon07/26/2009
18The Arrogant Palm of a Small HumanCanon08/02/2009
19Death of the Undying Canon08/09/2009
20Father Before the GraveCanon08/16/2009
21Advance of the FoolCanon08/30/2009
22Backs in the DistanceCanon09/06/2009
23Girl on the Battlefield Canon09/13/2009
24Inside the Belly Canon09/20/2009
25Doorway of Darkness Canon09/27/2009
26Reunion Canon10/04/2009
27Interlude PartyFillerSkip10/11/2009
28Father Canon10/18/2009
29Struggle of the FoolCanon10/25/2009
30The Ishvalan War of ExterminationCanon11/01/2009
31The 520 Cens PromiseCanon11/08/2009
32The Fuhrer’s SonCanon11/15/2009
33The Northern Wall of BriggsCanon11/22/2009
34Ice QueenCanon11/29/2009
35The Shape of This CountryCanon12/06/2009
36Family PortraitCanon12/13/2009
37The First HomunculusCanon12/20/2009
38Conflict at BaschoolCanon12/27/2009
40Homunculus (The Dwarf in the Flask)Canon01/17/2010
41The AbyssCanon01/24/2010
42Signs of a CounteroffensiveCanon01/31/2010
43Bite of the AntCanon02/07/2010
44Revving at Full ThrottleCanon02/14/2010
45The Promised DayCanon02/21/2010
46Looming ShadowsCanon02/28/2010
47Emissary of DarknessCanon03/07/2010
48The Oath in the TunnelCanon03/14/2010
49Filial AffectionCanon03/21/2010
50Upheaval in CentralCanon03/28/2010
51The Immortal LegionCanon04/04/2010
52Combined StrengthCanon04/11/2010
53Flame of VengeanceCanon04/18/2010
54Beyond the InfernoCanon04/25/2010
55The Adults’ Way of LifeCanon05/02/2010
56The Return of the FuhrerCanon05/09/2010
57Eternal LeaveCanon05/16/2010
59Lost LightCanon05/30/2010
60Eye of Heaven, Gateway of EarthCanon06/06/2010
61He Who Would Swallow GodCanon06/13/2010
62A Fierce CounterattackCanon06/20/2010
63The Other Side of the GatewayCanon06/27/2010
64Journey’s EndCanon07/04/2010

How much of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood can you skip?

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood (2009) Quick Filler List

Filler episodes are mostly a nuisance in anime that doesn’t make sense. Nevertheless, they sometimes reveal crucial plot points regarding the main storyline, and it is only later that we realize we made a mistake by not watching the episode.

However, the situation is very different regarding this particular anime.

In Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009), you can skip episode 1 (anime exclusive) and episode 27 (filler). Alternatively, you can skip episode 27 (Interlude party) as it’s unimportant and just a recap of the first 26 episodes. It also provides some insight into Hohenheim’s character. 


Ultimately, it’s your choice; you can decide how much you want. But I strongly recommend you watch Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood entirely without skipping anything. It’s so much fun and my favorite anime of all time!

About Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist is a manga-based anime written by Hiromu Arakawa. It was first published in Monthly Shonen Gangan. The story is about two brothers, Edward and Alphonse.

Both of them gifted with the powers of alchemy. While trying to bring their mother back to life, they fail and are left with severely damaged bodies. They then begin their quest for the philosopher’s stone, which is the only thing that would save them.


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