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Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 22 (Fullmetal Alchemist #22)

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Through careful planning and a willing sacrifice on the part of Alphonse, the underground alliance manages to ensnare the Homonculus Pride. Now with most of the most powerful enemy out of their way, efforts to stop the Promised Day are stepped up in earnest, causing the unprepared Grand Central garrison to fall into disarray. Failing to halt the advance of the battle-harde ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published November 2009 by Chuang Yi Publishing (first published January 1st 2009)
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Another great addition to the FMA series. So intense-just oh my god. "And the plot thickens..."
Apr 17, 2011 Janeen-san rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The battle with Pride rages on, and combined with Gluttony's powers, the first Hulonculus is stronger than before. How will he be defeated? It looks as if Ed will have to trust his father...but will he?

Meanwhile, in Central, Mustang and his gang struggle against the corrupt military. They kidnap the President's wife and take her hostage, but then, just as they are surrounded at gunpoint, their enemies give the order to shoot everyone but Mustang--and 'everyone' includes the President's wife! The
The final battle has begun! Ed and Al are now both reunited with their father and with King Bradley out of the picture the rest of the band has begun to make their move in Central. I loved these scenes in particular because they show how far these soldiers have come in this series and it was great to see familiar faces reunited once more. Perhaps more familiar faces than I was originally counting on even! It’s also nice to see that the lessons from Ishbala have not been forgotten and while yes t ...more
Mrs W
Jan 11, 2015 Mrs W rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Things are starting to get real. Double-crosses are revealing themselves, and motives are clearer. The stakes are miles high.

I'm super curious about where the story will take Major General Armstrong, and I'm oddly excited to see Envy again. I predicted he'd come back, but hadn't expected him so soon. Ed has his red coat back--gotta look good while saving the world, I guess, and Al is adorably Al.

On to the next volume!
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Well the story takes a crazy turn in this volume. And the end is an uh oh kind of cliffhanger that makes you want to read the next volume. The little girl sure can fight. The scene was insane. Actually the big reveal of whatever was happening near the end was just creepy.
Mar 27, 2010 Lesley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wooo-EEE, this is really gearing up for a spectacular ending. All of the various good guys are coordinated and in place, Col. Mustang's group is rampaging through his area (complete with Mustang setting everything on fire and Hawkeye sniping everything that moves), Major-General Armstrong is tearing everything up in her sector, the Ishbalans are getting into place, the various alchemists are doing whatever it is THEY'RE supposed to be getting ready, the homunculi are being confronted, and even t ...more
Oliver Hodson
Jul 21, 2015 Oliver Hodson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still loving this series. Selim's escape was great stuff and the clone army was super scary. I probably didn't want that horror element, but it will make an interesting part of the final battle. Can't wait to see what happens with the final act!
Jenn Dattilo Watts
At the end of chapter 89 is one of my favorite drawings of Alphonse. It'd done on a black background and drawn in white & had Alphonse in the flesh standing back to back with his armor. Beautiful.
Robert Beveridge
Hiromu Arakawa, Fullmetal Alchemist, vol. 22 (ViZ, 2009)

Hohenheim has managed to get Selim (and Al, who sacrificed himself for the cause) into a dome that seals out all light. With nothing else to do, the two of them sit and talk, while outside, things are coming to a climax. Selim, after all, is not without allies in the larger world. Meanwhile, Roy Mustang and his band of rebels are making their presence felt in Central City (and we still have no idea whose side Mustang is actually on, do we?)
Anastasia Antonova
Dec 30, 2015 Anastasia Antonova rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Визжу от восторга. Черт, под конец не оторвешься. Один писки смех с комнаты слышен.
Aug 14, 2010 Cornerofmadness rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Julia Marks
Jul 07, 2014 Julia Marks rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alice MacDonnell
10/10 stars.
Sarah Geisz
Aug 18, 2014 Sarah Geisz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Logan Simpson
Dec 01, 2014 Logan Simpson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Courtney (Storybook Slayers)
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Action-packed, thickening plot, three-dimensional characters, and humor drizzled on each character, Fullmetal Alchemist is a book that should definitely be read by all. Left me with tears in my eyes and a warm heart for every character that you meet along Ed and Al's long journey.
Sarah Hayes
Dec 06, 2010 Sarah Hayes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga-lns-misc
Another thrilling volume of FMA. You can really see the pieces fall into place for the final battle. Arakawa's worldbuilding and storytelling skills continue to be top-notch. I am very excited for a lot of the sub-plots going on, especially the one concerning Mustang and his gang (and someone who shows up half-way to aid them and will no doubt excite all of his fans with his arrival).
Federiken Masters
Dec 14, 2011 Federiken Masters rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Casi todo el mundo.
Recommended to Federiken by: Casi todo
Me gustó sobre todo porque no vi venir el plan de Pride para que los liberaran de la cueva negra donde no tenía poderes. Quizás no esté a la altura de otros tomos pero tampoco le falta mucho mérito. Además, en este tomo me reenganché con la serie hasta el final después de haberla dejado meses y meses abandonada por cuestiones ajenas. FMA es un viaje de ida, loco...
Scott Lee
May 16, 2015 Scott Lee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 23, 2010 Bas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Amazing volume of a great series. The final battle starts off with a bang and saying that ''All hell breaks loose'' would be a massive understatement. It's also great to see that Arakawa managed to tie all existing plot-threads and characters into this climactic arc; even the ones we didn't hear that much about for a while (Lan Fan for example).
Feb 14, 2010 Alan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Honhenheim begins to play a larger role in the story's final arc (creator Hiromu Arakawa has said this is the final arc). Pride's apparent defeat in the previous is reversed and Kmblee resurfaces. Meanwhile Ed leads his father, a Xing warrior, and chimeras against the presidents forces. Oh, we get zombies (sort of).
Miguel Vargas
Jan 15, 2014 Miguel Vargas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now Al is going to use the philosopher's stone.
This volume was pretty much a large fight sequence as part of the final arc. Still, Hiromu Arakawa does a great job including character nuance in the combat in ways that other recent manga I've read have not.
I *love* this series. Arakawa is masterful at her suspense and maintaining a balance with the myriad plot lines without losing the reader in the process. Things are definitely heating up and I'm excited to see how this story is going to end (shouldn't be too many volumes more).
Ernesto G.
Nov 14, 2011 Ernesto G. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i like this one becase they are starting the war between the battle of power and the humans against the humunculis. i also like the charecters they always seem to stay true for what there doing. the ending of this one was pretty good van hohenheim final cunfrunted father
Jul 24, 2010 Mars rated it it was amazing
FMA Reread of 2012:


You should see me while rereading these last volumes - grinning like an idiot or trying to keep in my shrill screams due to excitement! The forces are moving. Everyone is almost here! Be still, my heart!
The battle has begun. Do our intrepid heroes have what it takes to take down the hormunculi, Father, and the military that so vehemently defends those that intend to wipe out so much of humankind?
Hanper Tim
Jul 19, 2010 Hanper Tim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read all of volumes but just rated it :)
it had been lovely journey since I started to read it :)
i think it is really touching story T_T
in some ways it feels like Doctor Who /british tv series/
Sep 25, 2014 ann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, manga-manhwa
Epic volume! Chapter 89 is especially my favorite! Everyone's coming together now, having fun wreaking havoc unto Central with guns and fire. This volume is the manga version of paradise. <3
Jun 13, 2011 Corley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
I love how I'm getting to see a lot of action, something that I've always loved about this series. Certain parts make me laugh on the inside, because I don't want to ruin the serious moments!
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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
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