(エドワード・エルリック, Edowādo Erurikku
?), commonly nicknamed as Ed
is a fictional character in the Fullmetal Alchemist
anime and manga series created by Hiromu Arakawa. Edward is the series' titular character. The story chronicles the journey made by Edward and his younger brother, Alphonse, to find the mythical Philosopher's Stone after they are left as orphans.
Numerous publications for manga, anime and related media have written on the subject Edward's character. IGN praised Edward to be the balance between the typical clever kid and the stubborn kid persona. His comedic moments have been celebrated by Anime News Network as the best moments in the series. Both of his voice actors, Romi Paku and Vic Mignogna have been praised for their acting as Edward Elric and have won several awards for it. Numerous pieces of merchandise have been released bearing Edward's likeness, including keychains and action figures.