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Fullmetal Alchemist

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Volumes: 7
Chapters: 35
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 2003 to Apr 22, 2010
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Historical Historical, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: None
Authors: Arakawa, Hiromu (Art), Inoue, Makoto (Story)

Statistics

Score: 8.471 (scored by 49334,933 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1332
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #968
Members: 13,935
Favorites: 461

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Synopsis

Somewhere between magic, art and science exists a world of alchemy. And into this world travel Edward and Alphonse Elric—two brothers in search of the Philosopher's Stone, the ultimate alchemical treasure!

(Source: VIZ Media)

Background

The first five novels were published in English by VIZ Media from October 4, 2005 to December 18, 2007. The novels are published under the sub-titles The Land of Sand, The Abducted Alchemist, The Valley of White Petals, Under the Faraway Sky, and The Ties that Bind.

The Land of Sand novel inspired episodes 11, 12 and part of 37 in the 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist TV anime.

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More reviewsReviews

Jul 5, 2011
ss4gojetanks (All reviews)
Preliminary
I noticed no one has reviewed this yet, so I thought I might as well do it myself. I have read all the volumes released in the USA (5 of 7).

These stories aren’t in the Manga and weren’t written by Arakawa (creator of FMA manga). However, Arakawa supervised the creation of the novels and helped create the stories. So, I would consider the information in these books to be an actual part of the FMA world and not just "filler." One of the stories even was animated in the original Fullmetal Alchemist anime.

These are a series of light novels. Each novel is about read more
Aug 19, 2021
abystoma2 (All reviews)
Preliminary
Not to be confused with the manga, this is a collection of short stories outside of the main plot of FMA. The stories themselves are independent on each other, so much that you could read the volumes in random order and it wouldn’t matter. Expect the level of content as you would from a side story OVA, just in the form of a novel. So no, there isn’t anything important to the overall FMA plot contained here, but it’s okay, because that’s not expected in the first place.

I would in fact commend this for capturing the essence of FMA writing quite well – if read more

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