Full Metal Alchemist: Prototype
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Full Metal Alchemist: Prototype

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Prototype
Japanese: 鋼の錬金術師プロトタイプ


Type: One-shot
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 1
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 10, 2011
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Gangan
Authors: Arakawa, Hiromu (Story & Art)


Score: 7.351 (scored by 24242,424 users)
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Ranked: #42292
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Popularity: #3498
Members: 5,954
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The town of Krowatol was once known as an oasis in the middle of a great desert, a beacon of hope for weary travelers. Now its water supply is almost entirely gone, and the town is as dry as the landscape surrounding it. When two mysterious travelers arrive, Krowatol resident Rosé Tomas discovers that they are the infamous alchemist duo known as the Elric Brothers Edward and Alphonse. As word of their arrival reaches the town's governor Arzen, the brothers are invited to his estate to hear out Arzen's strange and dangerous request.

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Sep 2, 2021
This is an alternate version of the first chapter of Fullmetal Alchemist, taking a completely different turn with the Philosopher's Stone and how it works, as well as showing a slightly different progression, though just a one-shot chapter.

The artstyle is close to FMA but not nearly as clean - at least from the glances I have seen as I have read this before reading Fullmetal Alchemist itself.

Alphonse Elric (Al, Armoured Alchemist, Armour Boy, Fullmetal Alchemist) - Edward's brother, a 14-year-old alchemist who practices Martial Arts, has high intelligence and has a strong armour body. His main goal is restoring his brother's body, as well as ...
Jan 1, 2021
I’ve never been a big fan of one-Shots as they never resonated with me, weather it was the pacing, characters, art, or even plot. They always seemed too short, and I was always able to read them quickly and never think again about them. But FMA fixed that and made it amazing.

The One-shot is a mix of three arcs in the FMA story, the religious arc, the corrupt mayor, and the philosophers stone arc. The two brothers find themselves in Krowoton where they learn about the struggles of a small desert village as their oaisis is dry, and haven’t seen rain in years. The ...
Feb 19, 2012
This oneshot is an alternative version of what occurs in the first chapter of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga. But instead of the events of the Elric Brothers going to Liore, this version takes place in the Desert Oasis Town of "Krowatol". Krowatol is a town that had never rained in years, and because of that there is a difficulty in food and water.

When I began reading this oneshot I thought I saw a Rose look-a-like character working in a restaurant in Krowatol with her father. Then I was surprised that it was indeed Rose! That was when I learned that this really is an alternative ...

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