鋼之鍊金術師 1
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鋼之鍊金術師 1 (Fullmetal Alchemist #1)

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Dabbling in alchemy carries a price. When brothers Edward and Alphonse played with the mystical power to alter the natural world, they both paid dearly. One lost an arm and a leg; the other became a soul locked into a body of living iron. Now these siblings are slaves of the evil military-alchemical complex, using their unique powers for dire purposes. Fullmetal Alchemist...more
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Published 2005 by Tong Li Comics (first published January 1st 2002)
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Anila
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 a lot about this volume. Somehow I got the idea that the Cornello/Liore plot was stretched over the entire volume, and that Youswell was in V. 2, and obviously that was wrong - and the train thing I'd forgotten entirely. It...more
Lizziegolightly
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 manga is damn near close to (if not completely) identical to the first few episodes of the show. I won't give away the plot twists, just for those of you who haven't seen it yet. The essential storyline, though, is that...more
Zarakoda
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 experience.

Unfortunately, after a while, you become so knowledgeable of the meta-world that you lose sight of the treasure within the tale. Frequently I pick up a fantasy or science-fiction novel off a shelf and think,...more
Zoe
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, or FMA as it is nicknamed by fans, stands out.
This series is so well-known that I really shouldn't have to summarize it, but I will just in case you are one of the five or six people on this planet who have no ide...more
Zoe Russo
Feb 23, 2014 Zoe Russo rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves manga/anime or a good story.
Recommended to Zoe by: HI SARAH!!! *waves through computer*
Shelves: reviewed
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Becky
Jan 28, 2008 Becky rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 8th grade and up
Shelves: graphic-novels
After persistent pestering from some teens (boys and girls alike!) who have told me this is the best series they've ever read, and the one that hooked them on both anime and manga, I've finally read Vol. 1. And I'll admit, it's the first manga volume that I've truly finished, and I highly enjoyed it.

The story itself is so bizarre that it makes you keep reading out of sheer curiosity. Alphonse and Edward, the Elric brothers, are trained in alchemy, and they know its laws very well. Unfortunately,...more
Nisha
Before I begin, I must explain that I have already watched the anime and that I've only read book 1 so far, so basically, I may be biased or something.

I love this series. It's a great mix of steampunk, adventure, humor and drama, with supernatural additions. I think its a great start for anyone interested in anime or wants to introduce someone to anime. Unfortunately, this awesome series outshines more than 99% of the stuff out there, so sometimes it creates a level of disappointment when trying...more
Moriah
I have to say - the Anime was really good.
But the Manga --> So much better!
Lots of action, very entertaining, an awesome story-line and a perfect work of art - I like!
Aisyah  (*≧▽≦)・゚✧
It's been 10 years-ish since I first read it. Still one of the best manga ever written. I would 100% recommend this series to anyone who's seeking a manga that is action-packed, funny, unique, and have excellent graphic. Join Edward Elric and his brother, Alphonse Elric in the quest of finding the ultimate power of alchemy in a world that is filled with science, magic and automails.



This manga is intelligent and fast paced that I find myself rereading it, and getting blown away every single time....more
Rachel
The first volume of the series serves as an introduction to the character, world, difficulties, and companions of Edward Elric, the Fullmetal Alchemist. Orphaned at a young age, the eleven-year-old prodigy and his younger brother, Alphonse, attempt forbidden human transmutation in an effort to resurrect their mother. They learn the hard way why it’s forbidden, when Al’s body vanishes along with Ed’s left leg, shortly followed by his right arm—the price to keep his brother’s soul and bind it to a...more
Ashley Chen
I rarely read manga, but holy mother of all, this my friends is what I call perfection. I think this definitely converted me and now I have the "Anime" ;) The plot is just amazing, so unique and touching at the same time. I don't think I cried this much over anything before. Even now as I type this boring and quick review, I am tearing up. The characters! Oh dear! Don't get me started on the characters! OTPs everywhere! I think I drowned in them. (Oh yeah, if you don't know what OTPs are, they a...more
Victoria
A fantastic series opener to one of the most layered, astounding mangas I've ever read. The whole story continues to blow me away.

Edward and Alphonse Elric are a very unlikely pair of brothers; one a diminutive (sorry Ed!), fierce-eyed young man, the other a full-body suit of armor that contains only a soul. Both are alchemists, able to break down and reshape the material of the world around them for purposes of both healing and destruction...but only if the trade is equivalent.

When they were y...more
Melody
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Stella  ☢FAYZ☢ Chen
Jun 28, 2012 Stella ☢FAYZ☢ Chen rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Stella by: Jen
I know my friend Jen will be so proud of me (and herself considering she finally got me to read this). My friend, Jen, is a HUGE manga and anime fan and she's been bugging me to read this series for a long long time.

Since summer began for me last week (June 22nd), I finally gave in to her constant fangirling and decided to try it. (Yeah, look at me advocating for peer pressure right here...NOT WHAT I AM TRYING TO DO.) I'm simply saying that friends are great to have and they know you. Trust them...more
Renata
Mar 21, 2014 Renata rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Renata by: Caroline
I read a manga so I could understand Carrie's jokes about it!!

It has alchemy and a cult in it!!
Melisa Ramonda
Uno de mis mangas favoritos de todos los tiempos. Simplemente, impecable.
Rachael
My all-time favorite manga series.
Roya
This was my first manga novel ever (surprisingly enough), and as expected, I enjoyed it quite a bit! I love the mixture of sci-fi and illustrated books and this had all of that. Considering that I'd never read any manga before this, I also had never had expanded my mind to reading things in the Japanese format, which is from the right side of the page to the left side. Now imagine that in a comic strip. Not exactly difficult once you get slightly used to it, but definitely strange - sort of like...more
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Fullmetal Alchemist starts off pretty lighthearted and comedic, giving the reader time to familiarize themselves with the characters and the world it's set in before breaking out the serious drama. Part of what makes this series so completely marvelous and one of the best mangas ever is that vein of humor running through even the darkest parts.

Of course, comedy alone does not make a good story. The darkness too makes the tale compelling. Aspects of this story, especially one in particular which...more
Jezza
This isn't so much a review as it is an overview about this series, because there are so many people wondering about what the heck this manga (consisting of 27 volumes and approximately 108 chapters), the 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist anime and the 2009 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime have to do with each other. I don't talk about the plot or characters here, so I'm sorry if this isn't what you're looking for!

First of all, this entire series began as the manga. As you can see from the original...more
Rachel
This manga version of Fullmetal Alchemist is pretty much exactly like the beginning of the anime series. I had watched the original version of the anime but was told by manga fans that reading the manga version or seeing "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood" was better because it gave the actual story. Volume 1 explains how the Elric brothers, Edward the eldest who is the State Alchemist and his younger brother Alphonse whose soul is trapped in a suit of armor. This occurred when the brothers tried...more
cindy
One of the BEST shounen manga I ever read. No. I take that back. It is THE BEST shounen manga I ever read! It has action, it has drama. It has magic, but it based on scientific rules. It has politics, it has philosophy (uhm... marxism in manga, gosh!), and it has idealism. It has war maker, it has peace seeker. It has story as crucial as fate of the countrys, it has delicate story of children need their mother's care. It has dark background stories, it has hillarious way of story telling. And mo...more
Tyas
Pengakuan sang pengarang: Sebelum dia jadi mangaka, dia bertani di Hokkaido.

Jangan remehkan petani! Karena ternyata dari tangan sang mantan petani-lah lahir salah satu serial manga terbaik yang pernah saya baca, baik dari segi cerita maupun art. Pertanyaan-pertanyaan filosofis disajikan dengan gaya popular yang renyah bagai kerupuk garing yang membuat nagih(namun bukan berarti kosong tak berisi).

Oh ya, alchemy di dunia ini bukanlah sihir. Dalam dunia 'Fullmetal Alchemist', alchemy adalah sebentu...more
Lucy
I’d heard about this series and seen images of it (and cosplay from it) long before I ever got around to reading or watching it. I assumed it was just another action/adventure manga that would go on way too long, awash with filler and minimalistic character development. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I was almost instantly charmed by the well-developed characters and the complex story line. The hype was not for nothing.

This series really pulls at my heart strings, without being overly sympathe...more
Jacob
This was an experiment, as the Powell's Science Fiction Book Club decided to try another "literary" form. My experiment started off poorly, as I tried to find the start of the story -- I couldn't tell the difference between the ads in the first and last few pages and the actual story. And where was the title page? Eventually I turned enough pages in that I was sure I was reading the actual story, but nothing made sense. There was next to no cause and effect from one frame to next, and the "writi...more
Jordan
OH I LOVE THIS SERIES!!! SQUEEEE!

Ok, so I love the anime. The manga of it... isn't quite AS good as the anime adaption... The manga so much simpler. No big build up moments. If there is build up, it's something like, "I have something I need to tell you." And then he gets interupted before he finishes. No more mention of it until... GASP! It comes back and smacks you in the face without warning. Making it unpredictable, but simple.

The Christian review for the anime can be found here: http://www....more
Farah
Fullmetal Alchemist, by Hiromu Arakawa, is definitely one of the best series I have ever read. Set in a fictional world where Alchemy is the prevailing science, the story revolves around Edward and Alphonse, two brothers who are in search of the ultimate alchemical treasure – the Philosopher’s Stone. In the past, the brothers committed the ultimate taboo by attempting to resurrect their deceased mother through alchemy, and paid a heavy price for it; Edward lost his right arm and left leg while A...more
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Ta, ta, ta, taaaam!
Karşınızda "Çelik Simyacı" Edward Elric ve -dünyalar tatlısı- kardeşi Alphonse Elric!

Bu manga hakkında nasıl bir yorum yapacağımı bilmiyorum. Çünkü M-U-H-T-E-Ş-E-M-di.
Tüm samimiyetimle (ve benliğimle) söylüyorum ki bu manga inanılmaz.
Mest olmuş durumdayım.
Derin bir nefes alıp sakinleşmem gerek... Çünkü Fullmetal Alchemist ruhumu aldı götürdü! (Espri yaptım, millet! Hani Alphonse'nin ruh muhabbet? Gülsenize.)

Fullmetal Alchemist dünyası Simyacılar'la "Mucizevi Güçler"le,...more
Alice
Nov 23, 2012 Alice rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves manga, anybody in general,
OMYGOD THIS IS THE BEST MANGA I'VE EVER READ...
I apologize. I will be fangirling this whole time but EHMAGAWD ITS SOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOD! I mean, I can't really say anything that everyone else has already said, so all I'm gonna say is what I personally thought of it. You want the plot, google "fullmetal alchemist review" and you'll find plenty of plot summaries.
Let me just say this is possibly the only manga volume that had me laughing, crying, and scared out of my wits. Also, I watched it as an a...more
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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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“Nothing's perfect, the world's not perfect. But it's there for us, trying the best it can; that's what makes it so damn beautiful.” 369 likes
“Humankind cannot gain something without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. This is Alchemy's First Law of Equivalent Exchange. In those days, we really believed that to be the world's one, and only, truth.” 295 likes
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