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Fullmetal Alchemist (Manga)

Fullmetal Alchemist

Alternative Titles

English: Fullmetal Alchemist
Synonyms: Full Metal Alchemist, Hagane no Renkinjutsushi, FMA, Fullmetal Alchemist Gaiden
Japanese: 鋼の錬金術師

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 27
Chapters: 116
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 12, 2001 to Jun 11, 2010
Authors: Arakawa, Hiromu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Gangan

Statistics

Score: 9.111 (scored by 51231 users)
Ranked: #32
Popularity: #7
Members: 80,740
Favorites: 13,812
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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Synopsis

The rules of alchemy state that to gain something, one must lose something of equal value. Alchemy is the process of taking apart and reconstructing an object into a different entity, with the rules of alchemy to govern this procedure. However, there exists an object that can bring any alchemist above these rules, the object known as the Philosopher's Stone. The young Edward Elric is a particularly talented alchemist who through an accident years back lost his younger brother Alphonse and one of his legs. Sacrificing one of his arms as well, he used alchemy to bind his brother's soul to a suit of armor. This lead to the beginning of their journey to restore their bodies, in search for the legendary Philosopher's Stone.

The chapter count includes 8 bonus chapters.

Related Manga

Side story: Fullmetal Alchemist
Alternative version: Full Metal Alchemist: The Prototype
Adaptation: Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood


Characters

 Edward
Elric, Edward
Main
 Alphonse
Elric, Alphonse
Main
 Karley
Karley
Supporting
 Grumman
Grumman
Supporting
 Martel
Martel
Supporting
 Hakuro
Hakuro
Supporting
 Raven
Raven
Supporting


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Jun 10, 2010
ImperialX
I shed a tear as I read the last chapter of this manga. A manga that I've been following since I was in Primary School has just concluded with the most epic and satisfying finale. I'm sad to see one of my favourite series of all time finish, yet I'm happy to see such a great ending. I really want to procrastinate more, but I should press onwards with the review and leave that for discussion in the forums.

Fullmetal Alchemist is one of the most innovative manga I've ever had the pleasure of reading. The concept of Alchemy itself was a superb idea, and in read more
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Jun 13, 2010
Archaeon
One of the problems with something being truly good is that every so often it becomes a victim of its own success, and in a sense that's what happened with the fans of Full Metal Alchemist.

Arakawa Hiromu's tale of two brothers and their adventures in alchemy is one of the most well known stories in anime and manga to date, and has spawned a horde of games, a movie (with a second one planned), numerous doujins and fanfics, piles of merchandise ranging from tatoos to chibi plushies, and two very different anime series. The story itself is very typically shounen at times, however there is read more
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Apr 5, 2008
iAlkemy
Fullmetal Alchemist is one of the most amazing, interesting, emotional series I've ever been fortunate to read. The powerful mix of brilliant characters, an outstanding plot, interesting settings, and thoughtful concepts drew me in from the very beginning.

Story: (10) I give this series 10 when it comes to story. Fullmetal's plot is one of the most well-developed and interesting plots I have ever encountered when dealing with manga. Every event has a reaction that ends up playing larger roles in the story than you would think.

Art: (8) I give this series an 8 when it comes to art. Hiromu Arakawa has, without a read more
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Mar 7, 2008
EmeraldWolfChild
First review for a manga series because I have to do this! I can't believe no one has yet written one!!

Story: I am not going to go in the whole 'this happens and that happens' as you can read that in the summary up there *points* About the story itself, all I can say is that it has one of the best developed plots I have ever encountered. Everything comes closer and closer to the main goal and even when you think it has nothing to do with the story, you find out that it has a tremendous value to the whole tale. It definitely read more
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Despite having very different goals, both manga have some similarities. Such as the physical similarities between Ed and Allen as well as the running theme of Good vs Evil. However, D.Gray-man has a "religious" aspect in the manga, while FMA was based upon science and alchemy.
I'm surprised no one's recommended Fullmetal Alchemist yet. Magi and FMA are similar in that they both started out quite light-hearted and may fool you into thinking they're all about action and adventure. However, they're actually much deeper than that. There is great focus on the politics, the different sides scheming against each other. Character development is also given much thought in both series, and despite the big casts, both series manage to make most of them likable.
Both deal with going on an epic quest to aquire an item that has the power to bring a loved one back from the dead or grant awesome powers to the living
Series that take alchemy as a basic plot element and then take off running in opposite directions. It's pretty cool to see how they use the same topic in completely different ways.
Pandora is abit similar to FMA, Ed is a person who as a child had his father leave him , while in Pandora hearts, Oz's father abandons him and though they are entirely for different reasons, it still has the aspects of their father's being a mystery. Both FMA and Pandora hearts have deep plots such as Homunculus being mysterious group that have unknown intentions, while in Pandora hearts, the Baskervilles are a family whose leader is unknown and their intentions also unknown. They both contain fights which explore characters,different abilities as well as the theme of immature main characters who start growing out of it.
Although nearly everything about Ao no Futsumashi (a.k.a. Ao no Exorcist) and Fullmetal Alchemist is completely different, there is something about Ao no Futsumashi that makes it feel like the next Fullmetal Alchemist (in terms of greatness). Despite all their differences (concept, story, world mechanics, plot, etc...), there are some very notable parallels within the format of the two mangas. Both mangas have a smooth way of floating through it's more comical moments and underlying drama without seeming false. All characters, from both series, were drawn with great care and detail, thus making every character have it's own unique look. Each chapter has a feel of completeness yet leaves the reader hungering for more. Fights are well executed and not overly prolonged. Both mangas start off with a clear goal thus preventing the reader from feeling lost do to a lack of purpose within the plot. Seamless transitions between chapters.
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