Fullmetal Alchemist

Season 3 Episode 3

All is One, One is All

Aired Saturday 12:00 AM Sep 24, 2005 on Cartoon Network
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Izumi sends the brothers to the savage Island of Yock. Ed and Al remember when, as children, when they were dumped on the very same island. With no food or shelter, they are left with only the cryptic words of Izumi: "One is All, All is One." Now, they must relearn the lessons of the past to survive their latest test.moreless

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  • It was the only clue Izumi offered, as she dumped young Ed and Al on the island of Yock: "One is All, All is One." It was perhaps the most ancient tenant of alchemy, but what did it mean? Years later, the lesson must be relearned.moreless

    This is probably my favorite episode in the entire series. It is very well done. Not only does it take an in-depth look into the connection between life and death, but it also shows just how deep the Elric brothers' bond runs. Both the English dub and original Japanese voices are a joy to listen to. That and the beautiful music playing in the background set the mood quite well. The English dub sticks closely with the Japanese dialogue with almost no alterations. This series almost insists the viewer take a deeper look into life and this episode might be the deepest look a fan can take. Love this episode, 5 stars!moreless
  • Ed and Al's old teacher Izumi sends the boys back to an island where they were tested when they were younger. With Ed and Al, the island brings back amy memories of more innocent days. While also introducing a new character.moreless

    This was a fun, and moving episode. When Ed and Al were kids, they were sent to a deserted island for one month alone, unable to use alchemy. Now they are back, but now, they have more experience. It is fun to watch the Elric flashback to when they were younger. As they are on the island, a mysterious boy appears. After thier month is up Izumi returns, and the boy comes out of his hiding, looks like a new character.moreless
  • i love this episode!

    i really love this episode because its a flashback! i like al he's so cute thats why it was such a treat for me to watch it! well anyway in this episode ed and al was returned by their teacher to the island where they were forced to survive

    in order to remember what they learned there long ago... what all is one,one is all really means, because izumi their teacher really thought they have forgotten all about it... this episode is great!moreless
  • We get to see what happen before, and whats going to happen!

    When Izumi sends Ed and Al back to Yock island, they remember what happened last time they went there. It is the same as last time, no food, no water, no alchemy, and just these words, 'All is One, One is All' to live by. We get to see some flashbacks, like when a monset steels their fish, when they go fishing, when a fox steals their food, and more. So they do the same things that they did the last time, and they almost get attack by the monster like last time. Winry thinks that what they are doing to Ed and Al is curely, and they should stop. When the month got over, they tell her that the same monster from last time was there. She tells them that it was someone else who was the monster, and that they were never really alone.moreless
  • This is one of my favorite epiosdes!

    It was one of the first episodes I ever saw and I loved it! I love how chubby Ed and Al were when they were little ^_^ There was some really good parts like when they were trying to get food and they caught a rabbit...... well just watch this episode and you will see why I find this funny!
Christine Auten

Christine Auten

Izumi Curtis

Recurring Role

Luci Christian

Luci Christian

Wild Boy

Recurring Role

Josh Martin

Josh Martin


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Izumi Curtis teaches Ed and Al about the meaning of "All is One, and One is All". But "All is One, and One is All" is referenced to the Ouroboros, which is the exact opposite of the Flamel Symbol that Ed, Al, and Izumi wear.

    • Goof: Availability of First Aid Supplies:
      After Ed gets bitten by the fox in the flashback he wrapped up his shoulder with white bandages. However, there was no way for the brothers to get the bandages; Izumi only gave them a hunting knife to survive on the deserted island.

    • The symbol on Al's shoulder, the back of Ed's coat, and above Izumi's left breast is called the Flamel Snake. It is also the symbol for Alchemy.

    • Goof: Two Right Feet?
      When Ed and Al were standing by the pond, two right footprints appear behind Ed while he's walking on his left leg.

  • QUOTES (2)

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    • Ed, Al and Izumi's Insignia: The Flamel Snake:
      The Flamel Snake symbol references Nicolas (also spelled Nicholas) Flamel (1330 - 1418); who rose from being a humble Parisian bookseller to become one of the most famous alchemists of his day - and beyond.
      Supposed possessor of the legendary Philosopher's Stone, Flamel and his wife, Pernelle were rumored to be still alive centuries after their recorded deaths.
      This is the same Nicholas Flamel mentioned in "Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone" (British title: "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone").