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I was wondering where I could find the episode that goes along with this screenshot. From the art style, it is definitely from Brotherhood. I have searched for a long time and couldn't find any episode that matches it.

Ed and Al

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    A number of websites indicate that this is a scan or show a dividing line down the middle, so it's probably from a magazine or artbook. I'll try to dig up more information about it. – Maroon Feb 16 '17 at 6:28
  • It also appeared as a postcard, but since the aspect ratio there is off, I'm thinking this isn't the "original" image. – Maroon Feb 16 '17 at 6:36
  • This is one of the websites I was referring to with my first comment. Off the top of my head, I can't remember seeing this in the anime either, but my memory of it is too rusty. – Maroon Feb 16 '17 at 6:46
  • Ah, I see. I'd love to find the original source, but like you said, it doesn't seem to be from the anime. Thanks for the help, I appreciate it. – Alex Feb 16 '17 at 7:17
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tl;dr: This is probably an original illustration, rather than a still from Brotherhood.

This illustration may have originated from an official set of postcards based on the manga and Brotherhood continuity — when I ran a reverse image search for the image and included postcard and episode in the search terms, I found an eBay page where someone is (at the time of writing) selling such a set. (It seems possible to me that the illustration may have first appeared in a magazine or an earlier artbook, and that I was simply unable to locate it.)

One of the photographs in the product description shows the same image as that of the OP, and even the aspect ratio looks identical.

eBay product preview

Many illustrations in the postcard set — such as those of Roy and Ed holding bunches of roses, Winry and Ed sitting back-to-back on a bed, and Ed in a state of undress — clearly do not originate from either the manga or the Brotherhood adaptation. Taking this into account along with my inability to recall a scene in Brotherhood that matches the OP's illustration, it makes sense to surmise that this is probably an original illustration, rather than a still taken from Brotherhood.

The eBay seller states that this postcard set was released on December 22, 2009. I am unfamiliar with Fullmetal Alchemist merchandise and so cannot confirm this with another source; I also do not know any details about how this postcard book was released.

  • It occurs to me that the Winry back-to-back with Ed illustration might have appeared in something like an OP or ED before: if that's indeed the case, drop me a comment and I'll delete that example. – Maroon Feb 25 '17 at 7:36

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