Not only is Fullmetal Alchemist one of the best rated anime’s on Netflix it’s also one of the highest rated anime series of all time. Although only one season of the show was made in 2003 it still has a lasting legacy and fronts Netflix’s continued effort to engage anime fans which are known to be very dedicated.
The show based upon the Japanese manga series has lived in all kinds of formats throughout the years but the main comic book has been running since 2001 before ceasing production in 2010.
Although it wasn’t announced in the July press release from Netflix that it would be leaving the service in July 2016, it’s notice in the details section of the series still notes that it’s scheduled to leave on July 31st 2016. It could simply be that the series is up for renewal but after Doctor Who, MASH and more all leaving the same way in 2016, we’re not taking any chances.
It’s worth noting that while the first season of the show is due to expire, the 2011 movie named Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos does not currently have an expiry notice. You could read several things into this as when titles expire when they have multiple different movies and series assigned to their IP, you’ll find that it’s an all or nothing scenario. This could mean that Fullmetal Alchemist is scheduled to be renewed.
There’s plenty of Fullmetal Alchemist titles missing from Netflix too including the 2005 Conqueror of Shamballa and the 2009 movie Brotherhood.
We’ll keep you updated in case anything changes.