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I have no idea what, in this manga, prompted an average rating of 4.47 5 stars No idea It s even higher than Death Note, Vol 1 Boredom which is the most read manga on GR and Fairy Tail, Vol 01 which, until it became too repetitive, used to be my F A V O R I T E manga series Because the characters and drawings and world building are extraordinary.Nonetheless, the world building in this book too wasn t bad either But there were too many characters that appeared and then disappeared no I have no idea what, in this manga, prompted an average rating of 4.47 5 stars No idea It s even higher than Death Note, Vol 1 Boredom which is the most read manga on GR and Fairy Tail, Vol 01 which, until it became too repetitive, used to be my F A V O R I T E manga series Because the characters and drawings and world building are extraordinary.Nonetheless, the world building in this book too wasn t bad either But there were too many characters that appeared and then disappeared no time to get attached This is something that I think can be interesting but NOT in a first volume Edward and his brother, however, were fun to follow on their adventures There was a good enough backstory but too short Very little detail I m going to assume, though, that there will bein the sequels The premise was something I enjoyed too Too many cases problems to resolve I would prefer one but long, deep and poignant but just the fact that there were alchemists in the storyline was something unique and I wish to discoverabout them.I will continue with this series Love love love love love.It s actually been quite some time since I first read this volume, and now that my public library has finally started buying the series just in time for me to leave town thanks, guys I checked out the first seven on a whim I d actually forgotten a lot about this volume Somehow I got the idea that the Cornello Liore plot was stretched over the entire volume, and that Youswell was in V 2, and obviously that was wrong and the train thing I d forgotten entirely It Love love love love love.It s actually been quite some time since I first read this volume, and now that my public library has finally started buying the series just in time for me to leave town thanks, guys I checked out the first seven on a whim I d actually forgotten a lot about this volume Somehow I got the idea that the Cornello Liore plot was stretched over the entire volume, and that Youswell was in V 2, and obviously that was wrong and the train thing I d forgotten entirely It was interesting to go back, too, and compare the art and plotting of this volume to that of the very end Obviously, there is significant improvement, but the seeds of dare I say it Yes, I do greatness to come are definitely here In much the same way as a webcomic artist develops over time, the art and plotting improve as the series goes on, but this first entry is the furthest thing from shabby.So anyhow, this volume Yes Youswell is my favorite plotline in it, possibly my favorite episodic entry in the series as a whole, because it really shows Ed s integrity as a character I mean, all three plotlines do that, though the train one is not as good as the others just because its main purpose is to segue into an introduction of Mustang and Co Youswell is still the best It establishes so many things for the rest of the series the idea of corruption in the military, Ed s renegade attitude, his almost instinctual commitment to doing the right thing no matter what, andIt s really kind of amazing to look back on these first few chapters and wonder what Arakawa was thinking I d love to know how it is to work in manga publishing Surely when she was writing drawing these, she couldn t have imagined the massive success that would follow What was she planning The whole thing And what a tragedy it would have been if the series had been canceled before it could run its full arc I assume this can happen in manga it s only logical I remember reading this for the first time and being interested but at the same time put off by the episodic style, which I expected to be the norm for the entire series If anyone else out there has that niggling worry, be not afraid fairly quickly, a full arc asserts itself and it ll sweep you up entirely.Original rambling fangirly review under the spoiler tags no actual spoilers view spoiler EDIT So, I have this theory Your first lengthy manga series is like your first Doctor Who Eccleston doesn t count he slike a short manga There is a certain undying loyalty that goes with it For me, my first Doctor was Matt Smith Except for the aforementioned Eccleston I did see the second episode of the first series and The Empty Child before I saw The Eleventh Hour Ergo, my loyalty as a viewer is to Smith, in defiance of all the rabid Tennant fans out there.In the same way, FMA was my first long manga And really, I don t think anything will ever top it for me What are you looking for in your story today Would you like some kickass magic How about an elegant and thorough plot How about deep questions and powerful themes And perhaps a side of laughs And with all that, as a bonus, we ll throw in a gang of strong heroines to make up for the lack in much American YA.I m glad I read this when I did, since I think it partly got me through my AP Chemistry homework But I also envy those who get to read it now that it s completed Seriously, those last few chapters had me on tenterhooks for weeks.I ll admit, I was surprised at how dang much I enjoy this series But the story s really well done enough drama, horror, humour and just plain AWESOMENESS to keep me intrigued and on my guard.I ve started watching the anime now, and I m not wild about how they re rearranging the chronology otherwise, both versions are good Okay, so at this point I m about 3 4 of the way through the 2003 anime I ll get to Brotherhood this summer, I swear and I m really confusing myself So a note while it does help to have read the manga when watching the anime, do not do this concurrent Because things go one way in the manga and another in the anime and it gets so baffling sometimes I have to quiz someone who s seen read both to get things straight who s Bradley in this one, who s dead, what happens where when, etc.I don t understand how anyone would prefer the anime to the manga, honestly The manga s muchcomplex and interesting to me the anime s condensed and loses some of the subtler characterization, sub plots, and world development Arakawa put in I WILL NOT RANT ABOUT THE SHITTY ENDING OF THE ANIME I WILL NOT I WILL NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT THE SHANNARA ESQUE EPIC COPOUT I WON T, I WON T, I WON T In other news Gah, I am in so much love with this series I m going to get caught up this week 106 is on OneManga, so it s certainly possible.Particularly happy with Everything in the north, pretty much Briggs ftw I imagine myself there Though I d totally die And zOMG, I d steal Ed s fur lined coat FUZZY Manga Sloth has so much Slothness on anime Sloth.Is it bad that I kind of like Gluttony As a character, not fangirling, but I think he s funny and kind of charming in a really friggin dangerous little kid way.I love Arakawa s extras Especially Riza and the Pride stickers I lol d so hard.I ve spent far too much time looking up fanart for this on DeviantArt Especially Royai Definitely an OTP hide spoiler Buddy read with BhavikIt s my first time reading this series and I m hyped Looking forward to this so much, friend I ve decided to review each volume by chapter, as each chapter has an underlying theme that can t be ignored Also, it s mostly me rambling and fangirling so I apologise in advance Compared to most of my articulate reviews, these will be a jumbled mess The Two Alchemists Futari no Renkinjutsushi containing one of the most memorable anime scenes of my childhoodIf y Buddy read with BhavikIt s my first time reading this series and I m hyped Looking forward to this so much, friend I ve decided to review each volume by chapter, as each chapter has an underlying theme that can t be ignored Also, it s mostly me rambling and fangirling so I apologise in advance Compared to most of my articulate reviews, these will be a jumbled mess The Two Alchemists Futari no Renkinjutsushi containing one of the most memorable anime scenes of my childhoodIf you have enough faith, you ll definitely get bigger This is the volume where we are introduced to Alphonse and Edward the Elric brothers And boy it s such a fantastic introduction.A little background of the world if you haven t watched read FMA Think if the industrial revolution took place with alchemy a type of magic where different elements can be manipulated This chapter is all about corrupted religious institutions and their effect on people I can t wait to be introduced to old favourites, but for now just seeing the brothers again is a treat Still love that everyone assumes Alphonse is older Edward s height often gets made fun of, which is always so much fun to read and watch.So there s this asshole called Cornello who belongs to the house of the sun god, Leto Cornello reportedly has the philosopher s ring, a ring of restoration a ring that can bring people back from the dead.Rose is an innocent girl who helps Cornello so that she can get her boyfriend back with the power of the philosopher s stone After seeing my friend just lose her boyfriend so tragically and at such a young light, and having a boyfriend of four years I finally understand Rose s desperation What I love love love about this chapter is that it critcises the hubris of both religious people and atheists It shows that no matter what our beliefs, we can all be asses and holier than thou about it Hiromu Arakawa is such a great writer She shows that there is wisdom in the young and naivety in the old Minor spoiler The chapter ends with the reveal of Ed s arm and the whole scene is glorious The Price of Life Inochi no Daika I find out funny how Cornello thinks that Ed has committed the greatest sin view spoiler the sin of human transmutation hide spoiler what Cornello is doing is so much worse, especially given his age compared to when Ed did what he did How can you blame two young boys for missing their mother after their father has walked out on them Fullmetal Alchemist understands the importance of having the right balance of text and images in a comic It s busy, but it doesn t bust your brain and give you a comic induced headache Al and Ed are just yin an yang the fierce and gentle one, the proud and quiet one I just love them I love how they support each other on the road they have chosen it s do or die to get their bodies back.It s rare in any story where the characters start out with a burden and a sacrifice many new books have a character who only picks up a burden on the way But this is why FMA is such a gem I also love that Ed doesn t stop Cornello with alchemy, but with wits.Also, how could you not love Ed s facial expressions Ooh and do I love a good story that doesn t end in forgiveness but death instead Forgive me, but I m petty like that.And what Ed says to Rosepowerful stuff Also a lovely introduction to some of the main villains is in orderChapter 3 The Mining Town Tank no Machi Since I ve only watched the original anime series, a lot of this is uncharted territory from here on out for me So I m so excited A lot of good humour in this one It also really highlights the prejudice against the alchemist military I love how militia corruption is the main theme in this chapter, where previous chapters dealt with religious corruption It shows the good and bad side of military members Yoki is such an ass he treats those below him badly but is a total sycophant to those above him Kid, you don t get it This is our home and our coffin This is such a good chapter that introduces us to the heart that Ed and Al have in helping others They give so much, despite what they ve lost.Chapter 4 Battle on the Train Shaj no Tatakai Crimes are being committed on trains by a bunch called the blue group.WE GET INTRODUCED TO HAWKEYE AND MUSTANG AND THE GANG Peeps, it s getting real.I m Roy s number one fan, so everyone else can just move out the way please IT S MY ROYBOYAlright back to the story So Ed and Al end up on one of the trains that the Blue Group is going to steal from What the Blue Group doesn t know is that they picked the wrong hostages Ah, Alphonse Always taking control while Ed kicks ass 3 My boys Al gets to shine a little in this one.After reading the 4th chapter, I can t help but think that each bad guy in every chapter of this volume represents some kind of greed and we all know that greed and Greed plays a huge role in this manga In this volume, it s pirate guy I didn t pick up on his name Closing comments I still believe that FMA is one of the most beautifully stylised manga in history Also, this first volume shows us that although the philosopher s stone is the ultimate goal of our brothers, they never cease to help others along the way We also get introduced to the Roy Ed dynamic, which has always been one of my favourites All in all, this is a fullmetal start to my buddy read with Bhavik full series review now up on my channel YAY a new favourite My boyfriend and I recently bought the full boxset of this manga 27 volumes hell to the yeah because it was EXTREMELY cheap on bookdepository and we have no self control I have been wanting to read this for so long and now I m getting into it and honestly I am so hype.The story is so much fun and I already love both Edward and Alphonse I find Edward incredibly relatable not because of full series review now up on my channel YAY a new favourite My boyfriend and I recently bought the full boxset of this manga 27 volumes hell to the yeah because it was EXTREMELY cheap on bookdepository and we have no self control I have been wanting to read this for so long and now I m getting into it and honestly I am so hype.The story is so much fun and I already love both Edward and Alphonse I find Edward incredibly relatable not because of his sad backstory or anything like that but because of his angry reactions when people point out how short he is because that is what I do I love the way alchemy works and the fights are really well done I m keen to learnabout it all I am already so hooked on the story The art style is really cool and has cute little moments that I find really charming Definitely recommend to people I m excited to continue reading this manga series and then watch the anime on Netflix Goodbye social life Just a heads up that the boxset is actually still on sale so if you re interested it is currently over 50% off which is CRAZY and if you re keen you can buy it here I can t imagine someone not liking this I just can t.If you like manga, you will like this. 2 Stars Um Am I missing something This series has a super high average 4.49 as I write this and several of my friends have really enjoyed it But I was just very underwhelmed This is incredibly creative, both the magical aspect and the brothers being the way they are The brothers were both fun characters and their loyalty to each other was enjoyable.But I wish this world had been explained a littlebefore they just started embarking on all these different adventures It sort of fe 2 Stars Um Am I missing something This series has a super high average 4.49 as I write this and several of my friends have really enjoyed it But I was just very underwhelmed This is incredibly creative, both the magical aspect and the brothers being the way they are The brothers were both fun characters and their loyalty to each other was enjoyable.But I wish this world had been explained a littlebefore they just started embarking on all these different adventures It sort of feels like they are just going to wonder town to town and keep getting in trouble Not only was the large cast of side characters kind of annoying, but there didn t seem to be much of an overreaching plot I know lots of people love this series, but it s just not for me |Download Book ♎ Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1 ♘ Alchemy the mystical power to alter the natural world something between magic, art and science When two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, dabbled in this power to grant their dearest wish, one of them lost an arm and a legand the other became nothing but a soul locked into a body of living steel Now Edward is an agent of the government, a slave of the military alchemical complex, using his unique powers to obey orderseven to kill Except his powers aren t unique The world has been ravaged by the abuse of alchemy And in pursuit of the ultimate alchemical treasure, the Philosopher s Stone, their enemies are even ruthless than they are 3.5 stars flips coin to decide whether to round up or down Of all the stages of grief, bargaining has always struck me as the most interesting and memorable the appraisal of all we have and don t have, and the hypothetical transactions that we think would make things better It s an activity whose allure is counterbalanced by its low probability of success What would the world be like if bargaining actually had some chance of working That s the world of Fullmetal Alchemist Following the d 3.5 stars flips coin to decide whether to round up or down Of all the stages of grief, bargaining has always struck me as the most interesting and memorable the appraisal of all we have and don t have, and the hypothetical transactions that we think would make things better It s an activity whose allure is counterbalanced by its low probability of success What would the world be like if bargaining actually had some chance of working That s the world of Fullmetal Alchemist Following the death of their mother, the brothers Edward and Alphonse engage in an alchemical ritual that seems guaranteed to bring her back They fail, but that s not the worst of it in the process, Edward loses a limb and Alphonse loses his whole body, left as a soul inhabiting a hollow suit of armor We follow them as they attempt to put their lives and bodies back together, encountering other, dangerous alchemists along the way This first volume is very episodic, covering three stories that seem pretty independent of each other The first story, which I think was the longest of the three, was my favorite It s about the vulnerability of people who want to retrieve the irretrievable, and it shows what the brothers learned from their own attempts at doing that The art is cleverly done sometimes the most effective way to convey a horrible image is to barely show the edge of it and leave the rest up to reader viewer imagination, and here it s done to great effect Though, this volume as a whole isn t super serious In the preface, Hiromu Arakawa talks about her fondness for B movies and how she wanted to create a similar effect in this manga, and I think she succeeded at that There are a lot of hilarious, over the top action scenes, and I love when humor comes through in the art style and people suddenly turn into freaked out stick figures However, action scenes don t hold my attention for very long, and I ultimately didn t find those parts of the story to be particularly memorable Nonetheless, I m excited to continue with the series and I m looking forward to seeing some kind of continual story arc emerge The story has an interesting magic system, with real power coming at real cost More importantly, it has a big heart And Alphonse is adorable More please Haven t read a manga in such a long time I loved the Elric brothers Can t wait to keep reading It s been 10 years ish since I first read it, still one of the best shonen manga ever It is right up there with the classics such as Naruto, Bleach, Death Note etc Join Edward Elric and his brother, Alphonse Elric in the quest of finding the ultimate power of alchemy in a world that is filled with science, magic and automails.This manga is intelligent and downright riveting, I ve read it countless of times and it never fails to entertain and amaze me It has a solid story line and excellent gr It s been 10 years ish since I first read it, still one of the best shonen manga ever It is right up there with the classics such as Naruto, Bleach, Death Note etc Join Edward Elric and his brother, Alphonse Elric in the quest of finding the ultimate power of alchemy in a world that is filled with science, magic and automails.This manga is intelligent and downright riveting, I ve read it countless of times and it never fails to entertain and amaze me It has a solid story line and excellent graphic, the action fighting sequence is cool and amazing.The relationship between Ed and Al is sweet and honest, I m touched by their brotherly love because even though they fight and bicker a lot, they truly care and would do anything for one another I can t help but root for them from start to finish Being orphans from such a young age, they rely on each other for support It breaks my heart during the flashback scenes with their deceased mother, Trisha Elric and also their mentor, Izumi Curtis who acts as the motherly figure in this manga.This manga is action packed, unique, creative and heartfelt, I highly recommend it Just read this damn manga already