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鋼の錬金術師 16 (Fullmetal Alchemist #16)

4.57  ·  Rating Details ·  5,276 Ratings  ·  94 Reviews

The brothers pursue fugitive May Chang to solve the mystery of why their alchemical powers were rendered inert, while she and Scar continue to be able to wield them. Meanwhile, Scar enlists some unlikely help to delve into the secrets of his brother's alchemical knowledge. And the newest, most horrifying homunculus makes an appearance...!
Paperback, 192 pages
Published by ガンガンコミックス (first published March 22nd 2007)
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DAMN this series! Every single volume has such excellent endings! I always just want to keep reading. There was so much happening in this volume that had me super excited and on edge. I want to know more about the Red Lotus Alchemist and I want to know more about Briggs base in the North. I want to know more about Xing and the purification arts. Oh man I just have so many questions. Finding it really hard to pace myself with this series because I've just gotta keep reading.
Marzy Nighthunter
where's Lin at tho :(
Aug 22, 2016 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Soooo..... Olivier is amazing.

Also "Col. Mustang is philandering again" is my favourite cover ever.
Esma Tezgi
Dec 21, 2016 Esma Tezgi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
15. cildin bol olaylı ve yoğun havasından sonra bu cilt biraz daha durağandı, gelecek sayılar için yeni olaylara temeller atıldı. Kuzeyde önemli olaylar yaşanacak gibi.
Anna Faltracco
Mar 01, 2017 Anna Faltracco rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Boh, non ho piú parole per descrivere quanto questa serie mi stia piacendo. Ho appena realizzato di avere ancora solo una decina di volumi da leggere e niente, sono già in crisi. Mi sono cosí affezionata alla storia e alla sorte non solo dei fratelli Elric, ma di ogni altro singolo personaggio. Una saga magnifica.
Jul 20, 2017 FreeFD rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, fantasy
Ed and Al are going to North to meet Major's sister. Scar meets his enemy and helps Marcoh and little girl(still don't know her name *ugh) escape.
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The story premise changes to the North Border Country Briggs where Winter has already come and doesn't plan on leaving. In the mountain surrounded area and the harsh weather the Elric brothers search for Mei Chang to obtain her Reitanjutsu knowledge. They meet Major Armstrong's older sister there who rules over with and Iron Fist. In the North its the rule of survival of the fittest. And they have to work to get food, no slacking off. Kimbley was released on special parole to deal with Scar and ...more
Monique W
Jan 16, 2017 Monique W rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
enjoyable as always still hooked
Cel Red
May 09, 2017 Cel Red rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Por fin hace acto de presencia uno de mis personajes favoritos: Olivier Armstrong, mujer badass como pocas. Además con este volumen empieza el aco de Briggs, que es uno de los que más me gusta.

Es un volumen mucho más ligero que el anterior, lo que está bien, porque después de las historias de Ishval es necesario.
Amanda Setasha Hall
May 05, 2017 Amanda Setasha Hall rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, 2017
Interesting - and cold - story development. It's building nicely in this one. The art is spot on minus some weird things. The zipper on Winry's shirt is basically almost the size of it. So that was weird. Other than that, I think this one was pretty good.
$181 AUD isn't too much for a box set... right??
I have two choices here...
I will either end up with:
a) $181 less and 27 manga novels...
b) $181 that I could still just get back...

Someone talk me out of this!
Mar 13, 2017 Jay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was cool will continue.
It's all about the north in this volume. You'll meet new friends, and renew acquaintances with old friends.
Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
Such a fantastic series
Cole Power
Feb 28, 2017 Cole Power rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An absolutely great series. This manga series has some of the greatest characters of any other manga I have read. The journey that these brothers go on is one of my favorites of all time.
Sandi T.
Sep 17, 2016 Sandi T. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, read-in-2016
" that I'm thinking of the future, I'm starting to cheer up."


"Not doing anything is the coward's way out."
In volume 16 it is back to the action after the volume long flashback last time, but first there is going to be a change of scenery. The brothers want to pursue May and Scar to ask them about how the perform their type of alchemy, referred to as the purification arts. Things still start with a slow disengage from the heavy, raw and emotional revealings of the previous volume, but once the boys skip town things begin to take on a sense of urgency.

I really enjoyed how the characters that took part
Aug 12, 2008 Smaileh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After the extended flashback of Vol. 15, we jump back to the story. Edward and Alphonse search for May Chang, the little girl with the black-and-white cat (which I still think looks more like a miniature panda.) They want to learn the purification style of alchemy that she can do. Scar breaks Dr. Marcoh out of prison heads north with him--not because he has any love for Marcoh but because Scar thinks Marcoh might still prove useful. May catches up with them and travels with them. Kimblee is rele ...more
Apr 03, 2011 Janeen-san rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Edward and Alphonse head north so they can track down May Chang! They're burning with questions to ask her; Why were they unable to transmute after Gluttony regeritated them, and yet May and Scar were still able too? They journey into the freezing north, without telling Whinry, of course.
I thought the picture of Ed's face was hilarious! He wanted vengence on May Chang! He says, (and this time I've got the book to write it down correctly);

Ed: Dammit! Why can't she stay in one spot!?
Al: What are
Joe Malley
Oct 17, 2011 Joe Malley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review is about Fullmetal Alchemist volume 16. This is probably going to be my final review posted on this cite. There were plenty aspects to this book that appeased me. One of which was the fact that the cover of the book was something that I would never have expected them to go in a place like that. Another aspect was the pictures, go figure me saying that.
The things that go along with the cover are that it is in a snow area. This different aspect made me think what the Elric Brothers wou
Sarah Sammis
Apr 28, 2011 Sarah Sammis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 16 by Hiromu Arakawa takes the series in a new direction. Friends and colleagues are scattered.

Roy Mustang's squad is broken up and deployed to the four corners of the country, with Hawkeye being made Bradley's assistant. Mirroring their deployments, Ed, Al and the others split up. Ed and Al head north while others head east and west in hopes of keeping the scent off the brothers.

There's hope in frozen north of Fort Briggs in the form of a cut-throat leader and her wel
Feather Mista
Feb 25, 2011 Feather Mista rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Todo el mundo.
Recommended to Feather by: Lo mismo
Sí que vengo atrasado con las reviews. Este tomo lo leí hace más de dos semanas y recién ahora lo reseño. Después me tengo que acordar de hacer lo mismo con los otros 5 tomos que ya llevo leídos (más algún otro de otra serie que seguramente estoy olvidando). Yendo a la historia en sí, no es el tomo que más me entretuvo, pero mantiene el puntaje porque acá se comienza a mostrar cómo funca la alquimia de oriente, toda la teoría de las venas del dragón, y meten un cacho más de metafísica en el cont ...more
Robert Beveridge
Hiromu Arakawa, Fullmetal Alchemist, vol. 16 (ViZ, 2007)

The two-volume-long flashback is (finally!) over, and we can get back into the action with the Elric brothers, Roy Mustang, Scar, the homunculi, and everyone else. Ed and Al find themselves shipped off to the far north in order to look for help finding out more about the alchemy of Xing, while Scar continues his quest for Dr. Marcoh—but what does he actually want with the good doctor, anyhow? The action is back and better than ever. Wonderf
Dec 22, 2014 Angela rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Everyone has questions now. Ed and Al want to know why Scar and May Chang’s alchemy worked when everyone else’s wouldn’t. There’s something different about it. So they head north to find answers, which brings them into contact with another Armstrong. Scar is looking for his brother’s research notes, but is pursued by Kimblee. His quest also takes him north, along with May Chang and Dr. Marcoh.

This book introduces new characters and settings and lacks in plot development, though there is a hopefu
Jenn Doyle
Mar 19, 2015 Jenn Doyle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Volume 16 has the BEST picture of Alphonse as May pictures him in his actual body. (He could be a member of the Armstrong family he's so sparkly.)

We get to meet Olivier Mira Armstrong (who along with Izumi is one of my two fave females in this series.) She makes Alex look like a wuss. Major Miles and Ed have a wonderful scene and Kimblee has a run in with Scar on the train. Good stuff ;-) Favorite extra from this volume is Secrets are Revealed & features Maes not being dead and freaking over
Dec 14, 2013 Majuchan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics-manga
New Developments

Even the action is slightly reduced here, but the developments are really to die for... The Elric brothers as well as Ming and Dr. Marcoh continue their troublesome journey to the freezing north. Where the Elric Brothers met the elder she-Armstrong.

I'm so eager to know what would be next for the bunch regarding their quest about alchemy. Plus there is a new Homunculi!

Oh goody!

and oh by the way, this completes my reading goal for this year! Yay! Let's party! Happy New Year Everyon
Scott Lee
Feb 06, 2015 Scott Lee rated it it was amazing  ·  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.
In some ways, after all the intensity of the last volume, this one was almost a letdown. Several characters begin travelling to the North, in search of answers to their various situations. We meet new characters along the way who will obviously play some important role in the upcoming story. As with the other volumes, this one ended on a cliff-hanger. I suspect the next volume will get quite intense.
Mar 23, 2008 Korynn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
In my opinion one of the best and most cutting edge series out on the market. Where else are you going to read about people questioning the war crimes of a country run by an inhuman military dictator? (heh heh) This volume brings us back to the present as everyone shambles off to their new posts and Ed and Al refresh their dedication to each other and their quest. Scar and the Red Lotus alchemist have a show-down and a new character is introduced: Armstrong's older sister!!
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Associated names :
荒川弘美 (real name)

Name (in native language) : 荒川弘

Zodiac : Taurus

Blood type : A

Her self-portrait is usually that of a bespectacled cow, as she was born and raised on a dairy farm in Hokkaido with three older sisters and a younger brother. She worked as a farmer for 8 years before moving to Tokyo.

Arakawa thought about being a manga artist "since [she] was little" and du
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