Fullmetal Alchemist Manga Volume 1

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About Fullmetal Alchemist Manga Volume 1

Fullmetal Alchemist 1 features story and art by Hiromu Arakawa.

Alchemy: the mystical power to alter the natural world, somewhere between magic, art and science. When two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, dabbled in these powers to grant their dearest wish, one of them lost an arm and a leg, and the other became nothing but a soul locked into a body of living iron. Now they are agents of the government, slaves of the military-alchemical complex, using their unique powers to obey their orders... even to kill.

But their powers aren't unique. The world crawls with evil alchemists. And in pursuit of the ultimate alchemical treasure, the Philosopher's Stone, their enemies are even more ruthless than they are...


  • Publisher: VIZ BOOKS
  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy
  • Themes: Adventure, Battles, Historical
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Release Date: 5/3/2005
  • Page Count: 192
  • Dimensional Weight: 0.36
  • Written Language: English

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Utter awesome-ness!!!


These are awesome, pure and simple. They're actually almost worth getting for the omake comics alone. Put it this way: you get to see a picture of a baby suit of armor with the label 'Alphone, 1 year old' under it. It rocks!

Alchemists unite!


Here's another one peeps! Another really good...okay, awesome manga to add to a collection! Sure, Fullmetal Alchemist may not use traditional Japanese storytelling, playing a story around alchemy that was more used, (or not used), in Europe and China. But thats what makes the manga good. Fullmetal Alchemist is part science fiction part fantasy, so its gonna borrow from places outside Japan. But its still quite good, and hailed as such in both the US and Japan. I recommend it, especially if you're a videogame fan.