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Fullmetal Alchemist, Tome 02 (Fullmetal Alchemist #2)

4.52 of 5 stars 4.52  ·  rating details  ·  9,229 ratings  ·  186 reviews
Une fois à Central City, les deux frères Elric font la connaissance des deux personnes qui deviendront leurs plus précieux alliés : Roy Mustang alias l'alchimiste de feu, et le débonnaire Louis Armstrong, colosse au coeur tendre ne manquant jamais une occasion de se déshabiller pour dévoiler son imposante musculature. Mais pour nos héros, il s'agit surtout de commencer leu ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 8th 2005 by Kurokawa (first published May 20th 2002)
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‘‘Alchemy is the knowledge, analysis, and recreation of the laws and the currents that exist within substances.’’

This volume was so much darker than the first. And there was actually a complex story inside it that continued with every new chapter, not multiple short ones barely related to one another. Even the graphics, I felt, were prettier. Really enjoyed it!
At the end of every volume of FMA is a very small panel depicting all the characters who died with halos over their heads and wings on their backs, ascending to Heaven.

It's worth noting that Shou Tucker is shown wallowing in Hell. Even Father gets to go to Heaven, but Tucker goes to Hell. That makes me bizarrely happy, because I hate Tucker more than I hate any other character in the series, bar none - not Pride, though he creeps me out; not Envy, even after all he's done; not even Kimblee, who'
Buse Luce
Bu cilt muhteşem ötesiydi!!!
Galiba akıl sağlımı yitirdim.
Ve nefes alabilme yetimi.

Çünkü 2. cilt mükemmeldi-ah ölüyom.
Edward her zamanki gibi sinir bozucu bir bücürdü. (Tabii ki bunları Edward horlaya horlaya uyurken söylüyorum. Çünkü canıma kastım yok, yaşamak istiyorum!)
Alphonse daima olduğu gibi tatlı, düşünceli, nazik, sadık, eğlenceli.... ve mükemmeldi *-*. (Zırh mırh, ben onu her şekilde seviyorum xxxxxxxxxx) -Kutsal Çilek yine karakterlere sarkıyor, görmezden gelin.-

King Haddock
I suppose I discussed a lot of Scar's religious aspects in my review of Volume 1, no mind that we first meet Scar here. Thus, I will continue onto the creepy chimera-making whatnot.

I definitely flinch about what happened. But good authors make us flinch, so no mind that the concept made me uncomfortable, I applaud Hiromu Arakawa for writing a potent scene. I really hope we meet no more chimera alchemists though... oh please no.

I feel like the next volume is where things will really get "started"
I don't really know why I'm not into this series as I should be. Maybe it's the lack of an overarching plot, or villain - sure, there's the general theme of Edward and Alphonse trying to get their old bodies back, but the events of this volume and the last one didn't really work towards that theme. The lack of tension that this causes is pretty much all I can think of, in terms of why this isn't wowing me the way it seems to wow most people. Because this really was good. Arakawa's writing is con ...more
Nakon možda i više od 4 godine otkako sam prvi put čitao ovaj serijal, ne dovršivši ga tada, odlučih da bi ga ovoga ljeta trebao pročitati do kraja. U odnosu na prvi volume, u drugom je osjetno mračnija tematika. Crtež je za nijansu bolji. Radnja je u svojim začecima i tu se nema mnogo prokomentarisati još uvijek. S druge strane, u ovom volumeu upoznajemo dosta novih likova koji će nas pratiti skoro pa do samoga kraja serijala. Upravo su likovi i njihova karakterizacija ono u čemu autor najviše ...more
Okay, book two completely won me over, mainly by the breadth of characterization that slipped in so quickly. The story of the alchemist who, out of desperation, transmutes his daughter and dog into a chimera, was as gut-wrenching as any good short-story. Alphonse and Edward, in the meantime, grow in depth and complexity, settling into the perfect balance between arrogant and tortured that hints at melodrama but is still believably human.
Aubrey Hansen
Whereas the Vol.1 of this manga was more episodic with a few loosely-related and mostly-fun escapades, the plot in Vol.2 is more cohesive as the overall story begins to deepen, adding layers and intertwining elements. The stakes are raised, and as a result, this volume is more sober and more violent than the first. An assassin is targeting state alchemists out of revenge, and his methods of elimination are rather bloody. Although nothing is shown in full glory, it's heavily implied. An alchemist ...more
The elric brothers wanted to resurrect there mom but they have an itch for trouble. So their is a mystery about who killed a family and the brothers and the government is looking for them too, but when they finally find the person he break elrics arms and almost destroys the city. Then because its a metal arm he need to repair it and be safe. Fullmetal alchemist is about Strength, guilt, and courage.
"Then you might be able to reach the truth that lies within the truth..." FMA is a bittersweet manga for me. I began the first anime series just after my first relationship began and ended that relationship just after both animes and the manga concluded. rereading it now I can so easily remember the emotions I felt then and invested.

This volume has the story of Shou Tucker & Nina, the appearance of Scar, Armstrong, Havoc, Envy, and Hughes. And in hindsight ALL of what Hughes' says is heart
Shazza Maddog
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Scott Lee
This volume begins to divorce itself a bit more from the anime version of these stories that I've already watched. Or should I say that the anime divorces itself more from the events of volume II? In any case I wrote a long review of volume one, all of which applies here.

The plot advances nicely,and we get some answers earlier in the comics than we ever do in the anime. For example, well past this point in the anime people are still commenting in shock on Edward's transmuting without a circle w
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Full metal alchemist is a very good book in my opinion because of how interesting it is and has a good way to show or tell you what its also dose a good thing by creating good characters which i grew attach to.

Edward Elric is one character that i attached to as well as his brother Alphonse. there both intelligent and talented alchemist that look for the legendary philosopher stone to get third body's back. facing many challenges and los
Cassie Felix
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Summary: Edward and Alphonse Elric are two alchemist brothers on a mission to repair the damage they suffered to their bodies by committing the ultimate sin in alchemy: attempting human transmutation. Edward lost his left leg while trying with Alphonse to bring their mother back from the dead, and Al lost his entire body. At the price of his right arm, Ed was able to bond Al's soul to a giant suit of armor. Ed is a state alchemist, given the title "Fullmetal" because
Volume two is where the meat of the overarching story puts in an appearance. Meeting Shou Tucker, the Sewing-Life Alchemist, is life changing for the brothers, and the introduction of Scar is very nearly life ending for them.

Scar remains one of my favorite supporting characters. His personal quest to murder all State Alchemists is never justified, although it's explained quite sympathetically, and is the highlight of any number of morally grey actions featured in the series.
As an intermediate student of Japanese who also happens to be a (quasi-)adult, I've found it tricky to find native materials that are both:

1) interesting to me and
2) readable by me.

Manga is the obvious answer, but even there it's tough to find something with furigana that isn't your typical 少年 power-level-9000 blah-blah-blah.

I think... I think 鋼の錬金術師 might be the answer I've been looking for! I have a feeling that, even in another few months once I've fully broken the kanji barrier, I'll be comi
Emily~ :3
In the second installment of Fullmetal Alchemist, Edward Elric heads back to Central City after taking care of matters outside of the city. As he makes his return, he again begins to continue his search of a way to gain his lost arm and leg, as well as his brother's (Alphonse) body back, due to the attempt of human transmutation. To help with Edward's search, Roy introduces Edward to Shou Tucker, otherwise known as the "sewing life alchemist". But, Edward soon discovers that everyone may not be ...more
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Fullmetal Alchemist is one of the best manga series of all time, people really love this series, as well as the two anime series of this. Written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa, Fullmetal Alchemist is a tale of two brothers named Edward and Alphonse Elric. These two set out on a journey to search for a philosopher's stone in order to restore their bodies back, which was the result of their failed attempt to resurrect their
Diana Lynn
Perfection. Without giving anything away, I'll say that the introduction of Shou Tucker and Nina in the anime (both of which I watched before the read and both of which are perfect) was the first big wow episode of the show and the actual hook point for me. Brotherhood (which I hear follows the manga whole-hearted) is soooo effing emotionally draining. Stunning artwork, funny, and amazing. Forgive me, I may have become obsessed. 10/10
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The art is improving already and the characters are also getting developed quickly and well. The art is still somewhat static but it feels like the artist is getting more comfortable with the characters and is venturing to draw more backgrounds so I expect it will soon match the quality storytelling. I do love how immense and expansive this world feels already and how easily Hiromu drew me into the world and it's politics. Very assured and creative world building.

Oh, and the creepy tale of the a
I don't know what to think about this series.
It's cool and fun and a little dark, and some parts were legitimately funny, but I'm not as engaged with this series as I'd like to be. I speed past the fight sequences and haven't been blown away by the art. The characters aren't as developed as I would have liked them to be, and not once did I sit back, remove myself from the book, and just think about how awesome it is.

I don't know. I'm not too into it. I'm not making an effort to get into it. I d
Miss Clark
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I went blind of over exposure to pure awesomeness. ^-^
Mrs W
Edward and Alphonse continue their quest to restore their bodies. Their search leads them to a Sewing-Life alchemist who can transmute living tissue. Their time with him is cut short by a serial killer targeting state alchemists. There are strong themes in this volume surrounding the ethics governing science and research.

This book goes to some dark and shocking places, definitely targeting the feels. I resisted throwing the book against the wall because A) it was a library copy and B) I hate pai
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There are two characters from the anime that I have never forget about – Nina and Alexander

Volume 2 focuses on advancing the plot; The Elric Brother's past, the Philosopher's Stone, the military, and the introduction ofScar.This volume still had it moments of action, but overall felt plot driven and had a more cohesive feel to it - rather than each chapter feeling like a separate episode.

After our introduction to Colonel Roy
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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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“Riza: Without his Alchemy he's just...
Jean: A little brat who swears a lot
Maes: An arrogant pipsqueak
Roy: Useless. Just useless
Alphonse: Sorry big brother, I don't know how to add to that...
Ed *starts to cry*: YOU'RE ALL PICKING ON ME!!!”
“Hughes: (Talking for Mustang) 'I won't allow you to die under my jurisdiction because it'd be a pain to clean up the mess.' That's what he said.

Edward: Fine. Tell him, 'Understood. I'll never die before you, colonel, you @#'$ idiot.'

Hughes: Ha ha ha! They say the ruder you are, the luckier you are! In that case, you and Roy are gonna live forever!”
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