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Fullmetal Alchemist Box Set (Fullmetal Alchemist #1-27)

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This best selling series is now available in a complete box set Includes volumes 1-27, plus extras such as Fullmetal Alchemist Novel: The Ties That Bind and a full-color, two-sided poster. Over a 20% savings over buying the individual volumes
Paperback, 5375 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by VIZ Media LLC
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A quick disclaimer: I've read the ENTIRE series and thought that it would be nice to just have one book instead of twenty seven volumes (tankoubon) in my book collection (since I don't want to sound like a pretentious douche and well I did the same for "Calvin and Hobbes" and "Bone" so there you go!) I haven't read the included novel in this package "The Ties that Bind" nor do I possess the poster also included so don't throw a hissy fit if I don't review those aspects, ok? Ok!

"Fullmetal Alchemi...more
Matt LeFevers
Fullmetal Alchemist just ate up the first two months of 2014 for me.

I did read other stuff in there, for sure -- I fell into a pattern of reserving the next 3-6 volumes of this at the library then reading another book until they came in -- but since the Christmas party where a friend gave me the first three entries, a not-insignificant portion of my life has been set up around tackling this series. I finished the final three volumes in one breathless sitting Saturday night, staying up irresponsi...more
If you're ever only going to read one manga, read this one! Because there are few works of litterature that is so well planned and executed. There is not a single character or story arch that isn't thought through and interesting. The women are strong and independent and the men shows weakness and flaws(and the most many man ever is the sweetest character of them all).
The story in itself is baffeling and has so many plot twists! Good ones. Great ones. It has a cultural depht that is uncommon in...more
"Fullmetal Alchemist" by Hiromu Arakawa is a highly enjoyable and innovative manga series comprising of 27 volumes (over 5,000 pages in total). It's both character and plot-driven and could be classed as a 'philosophical/action/science fantasy/thriller' but includes elements belonging to the horror and humour genres. I'll be reviewing the English translation.

There are two English translations, one by VIZ (an American publisher) and the other by CY Manga (a Singaporean publisher). I...more
I don't know what to say. I loved this. I think you should read it. NOW.

In this world, alchemy is a science. If you have the brains to understand and remember all of the elements in various materials, you can rearrange and repurpose them. Edward and Alphonse Elric are prodigies, and when their mother dies, they think they can bring her back, because they know what "makes up" a human being. It's a desperate move, and childish. Such a move is both illegal by the laws of man, but also by bigger law...more
This manga is amazing. The suspense, the mystery, the build-up, the character development, the slow pace while incovering the truth behind the whole government... It was astonishing.
¿Como describir estas mas de 5000 paginas? Creo que la mejor forma es decir que Full Metal Alchemist es el mejor manga que me he leido en mi vida. Fueron incontables las veces que la autora logro hacerme reír y a llorar con unos personajes maravillosos y entrañables. La historia es atrapadora y todos los detalles fueron cuidadosamente planeados desde el principio, todo cuadra, algo que no se ve en todos los mangas o en historias que tengan cada mes un capitulo nuevo durante casi 10 años. Definit...more
I wasn't as crazy about the ending as I would've hoped, but this is still the best manga I've ever read.
I strongly advise everyone to read/watch this series. This has maybe taken over my life.
Fantastic set of anime books - I loved the anime so much I bought the books too even thought they were very expensive.
The only down side is (like most manga) they are black & white, I watch a lot of anime but don't usually buy the manga too, this is a great set, nicely presented in a large box, but the quality of the paper is not as good as it could have been & only the first 3 have glossy covers - a minor point but worth noting.
An inspiring plot & some of the best characters in any...more
Chris Perry
One of the ultimate, best, and altogether most "awe-inspiring" series of books that I have ever had the privilege to read.

This series explores so many different things a book or series can that if I were to list them all in my review I would die of fatigue before I'd be done. This is one of the greatest series to ever be penned.

Read this series if you adore: in-depth thought, deep plot, complex and "real" characters, and an overall epic story.

You will not regret it.
Paula Uruburok
This is one of the few graphic novels that have completely captured me. It's an amazing story to read and the artistic work its just awesome, it takes you to a new and different world, I read the series twice and would read it again in the future. I even based one of my school projects on this series and my teacher loved it too and got hooked up on it! It is Just a great series to read.
It took me two days without internet and outside surroundings to read twenty seven volumes. So much emotions flooded over me. I've seen animation before but comics are great enough not to compare with. The ending sums up the whole bunches of ideas. It hooked me, as it did to Edward.

I'm so grateful I read it when I'm old enough to recall complicate issues and moral conflicts.
the greatest and best of all time, my favorite work of fiction now and forever, non-manga readers are missing out, when i die bury me with my box set, if i die an untimely death i hope you're like wow i should read this it's what riley would have wanted for any and all human beings on this earth etc
Jan 01, 2013 Emelie marked it as to-read
Guys. Guys. Guys, I want this. I'm not currently collecting the FMA series, instead I'm reading on my phone and cling to my DVDs of the anime... But holy fuck, I would want a volume with all 27 books rather than 27 100-pagers. HOLY FUCK, THIS IS GORGEOUS. Where did the dragon come from though...?
This manga series ranks #4 in my absolute favorite anime/manga series'. It has everything a good story has, and yet there is no story like it.

I would recommend this series to anyone and everyone ever. Especially if you don't usually read manga. Give this one a chance, you'll love it.
sara ahmed
i read this a long time ago and watched the anime too. a must. i've been comparing most mangas/animes to this. humorous, dramatic, philosophical, poetic and simply beautiful.
i loooooove this mange, one of the best! it's like... legendary (?). The story, the character, everything is just amazing for me. The drawing was good too^^
I saw the anime of this and I LOVED it. Will definitely read in the near-by future.
best manga series EVER.
it is a masterpiece.
May 07, 2013 Kelly rated it 4 of 5 stars
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this is the first manga I ever read and I loved it so !
Ameya Patil
Super Thinking ... :) :)
Heather Lapierre
My favorite manga/anime!
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Hiromu Arakawa, 荒川 弘, is a Japanese mangaka famous for the series Fullmetal Alchemist. Her real name is Hiromi Arakawa.

Born on May 8, 1973 in Tokachi, Hokkaidō, Japan, Arakawa was born and raised on a dairy farm with three elder sisters and a younger brother. Arakawa thought about being a manga artist "since [she] was little" and during her school years, she would often draw on textbooks. After gr...more
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