Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1

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 leg...and 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-al Alchemy: the mystical power to alter the natural world; something between magic, art and science. When two brothers, Edwa...

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Title:Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1
Author:Hiromu Arakawa
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:鋼の錬金術師 1
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:192 pages pages

Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1 Reviews

  • Lizziegolightly
    Aug 29, 2007
    Fullmetal Alchemist in its anime form is one of my favorite television shows. I watch it religiously, even now that I have seen every episode. I never read manga before and basically, I picked up this edition because of my devotion to the program. This first installment of the ma...
  • Kogiopsis
    Mar 03, 2010
    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 ...
  • King Haddock
    Apr 08, 2010
    I have become a skeptical reader over the years. It's because I've read A LOT. I was the kid who could read over 12,000 pages in a single summer - and I know because I counted. So I learned about plots, characterization, and all the things authors can do to make reading a pleasant expe...
  • Lily
    Jan 29, 2016
    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...
  • Rebecca
    Dec 23, 2015
    *metaphorically cracks knuckles* - a good start, introduced to the main characters and got a basic background on them and the plot - i think the overarching plot of the series has to do with the philosopher's stone, but it was only mentioned in chapter 1? - i really like edward. h...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    May 12, 2015
    This was great! Pumped to check out the anime(s) and more volumes of the manga soon. ...
  • Emory's Defunct Profile
    Nov 15, 2011
    I. LOVE. THIS. The story is exciting and I love the author's take on the whole concept of alchemy. There is a lot of humor, and Arakawa has the highly coveted ability to make the jump from serious to silly without seeming forced or insensitive. I love all the characters- except for Sca...
  • Jen/The Tolkien Gal/ジェニファー
    May 17, 2018
    Buddy read with Bhavik It'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 a...
  • Mal
    Nov 18, 2015
    Honestly so glad to be reading this. Finally, right? Haha! I watched Brotherhood a while back and was totally in love (though, admittedly, I didn't like the first season much and had a hard time keeping at it, but once I took a break and then came back I was hella ready to plow through...
  • Zoe
    Jul 07, 2011
    Fullmetal Alchemist happens to be a one-of-a-kind in the manga genre. I mean, c'mon people: has ANYONE encountered such a brilliantly diverse series? Amongst a world of manga that is somewhat the same and unoriginal(enough with the vampire manga already, people!), Fullmetal Alchemist, ...
  • Jedi JC Daquis
    Feb 02, 2018
    Not really blown away, but it is a great start for Fullmetal Alchemist! It is a great teaser for everything you will expect from the series. Hiromu Arakawa has perfectly set the pace and the amount of humor and action in the story. As early as now, I can see why this is one of the best...
  • Aisyah ♡
    Jan 15, 2013
    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 t...
  • Lola
    Mar 20, 2015
    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. Bec...
  • Cori Reed
    May 02, 2018
    3.5 Stars This was a super fun first volume! I have the feeling I'm really going to enjoy this series. ...
  • Hassan
    Jul 31, 2015
    I appreciate the originality in Manga. they're always original and different than any other story. and this one was as good as any Manga i've read, i'm just hoping that we could discover more of the world and the magic system, cause it's a bit vague so far. ...
  • Bhavik (Semi Hiatus)
    Jan 10, 2017
    The best goddamn masterpiece ever in written history. ...
  • Ilias
    Feb 28, 2015
    I can't imagine someone not liking this. I just can't.... If you like manga, you will like this. ...
  • Shelby M. (Read and Find Out)
    Jan 26, 2019
    This was alright. I don't feel compelled to continue, but reading the first volume was fun enough. I wonder if I would have liked this more if I had read it as a kid. ...
  • ♔ Dark Lordette Jennymort ♔
    Jul 28, 2015
    I first saw this series on Netflix. Let me just say I watched almost all of the episodes till Netflix assholes took out seasons two and three for NO REASON. I love this series! Not my first anime I've fell in love with but I of course fell in love with the characters anyways, two br...
  • Nərmin
    Jul 14, 2016
    First rewiev Very good and entertaining opening... I liked Elric brothers and Edward is so cool with that intelligence and style. His shortness is cute though.) The artwork is not that pretty but good enough to deliver the story. Going to read next volumes.) Rewiev of all manga...
  • Marnie Ava
    Mar 03, 2018
    A great piece of light-hearted manga that is quick and entertaining. I could definitely see myself getting into this, although I definitely wouldn?t rate the volume one more than three stars purely because it is just not as detailed and complex as other mangas I LOVE like death note....
  • Caroline
    Jun 24, 2017
    full series review now up on my channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9cDc... 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 h...
  • Artemy
    Apr 24, 2017
    Really fun manga! It's somewhat similar to Dragon Ball with its playful and humorous tone and loveable characters, and it also has a more serious overarching plot and some very cool mythos and world building. Will definitely keep on reading. ...
  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    Feb 12, 2017
    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 a...
  • Gavin Abdollahi
    Oct 05, 2016
    Even if you've watched Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, you should still read the manga, since it has more adventures that were deleted in Brotherhood. This was quite fun. The story revolves aroun the Elric brothers, whom have performed the forbidden alchemical trnasmutatio...
  • Grace the Book Queen
    May 23, 2017
    Oh my goodness, I can't believe I almost forgot how much I absolutely love this series!!! This manga really helped me though as I was about to get in a reading slump. This manga is full of action, comedy, and a unique take on alchemy!! Plus, I absolutely love and adore Edward Elric ?...
  • Melanie Jasmine
    Sep 18, 2017
    Haven't read a manga in such a long time!!! I loved the Elric brothers!!! Can't wait to keep reading!!! ...
  • Rusty Grey
    May 13, 2019
    This manga has definitely one of the best anime adaptations as Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood . But let's not take anything away from the original material . I loved this manga . Definitely recommend . ...
  • Ahmed Tharwat
    Sep 29, 2018
    First time to read a manga?excited to read the rest of the volumes.... ...
  • Leigh
    Jul 25, 2019
    This series is just utter genius. So much symbolism, character growth, and deep themes concerning religion, science, and culture with clear reference to real life history without every being disrespectful. It's a lot darker than it seems. In terms of plot, it's amazing. How the author ...