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Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 24 (Fullmetal Alchemist #24)

4.61 of 5 stars 4.61  ·  rating details  ·  4,213 ratings  ·  53 reviews
Hohenheim finally gets his chance to stop the mysterious homunculus "father" who rules over Central City. Will Hohenheim's surprise be enough to defeat the most powerful homunculus of them all? And when King Bradley makes a triumphant return, will the battle turn in the military's favor...?
Paperback, 187 pages
Published January 18th 2011 by VIZ Media LLC (first published December 22nd 2009)
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what I have to say about the whole series....AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! Best manga i've ever read. The plot line is awesome,as is the art, there's just enough fighting to keep the reader interested but not enough to completely turn off all readers, the romance in the story is how my friend Delakay would say "Well placed" it's apparent enough for the reader to be interested in it but subtle enough that it doesn't take over the whole story, and the mystery and tension kept me hooked through out every boo ...more
Mrs W
Feb 03, 2015 Mrs W rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2015
Very high action, as the battle continues. Big characters join in the fray--President Bradley, Hoenheim, "Father," Izumi, not to mention the remaining Homunculi. Stakes are high, and this manga rushes toward the resolution. I honestly have no idea how it's going to work out. Ed and Al have to get their bodies back, right? That's how this all started. But they've painted themselves into corners and the characters around them are mostly holding them there.

This is the point of a story where things
Federiken Masters
Dec 14, 2011 Federiken Masters rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Casi todo el mundo.
Recommended to Federiken by: Casi todo
Otro muy buen tomo al que le amarreteo estrellitas sólo por no ser de los mejores, y porque entre tanta pelea y masacre me perdí en algunos momentos. De todos modos la historia sigue avanzando y acá ya se puede ir previendo cómo se van a resolver las cosas entre Father y Hohenheim, que sigue siendo uno de mis personajes favoritos pese a su poca utilidad en los tomos finales.
All right, I don't have much time, because I'm at the library right now and got to return these [awesome] books before I find myself occupied with some other thing. (Toasmasters)
I'll just say this: Battles must be the order of the day because this volume is FULL of it!!! So much great character development as well, which makes it even more awesome!! I was shocked when I heard (or rather saw/read) the Preside say ,"Hello everyone, I'm back". I gasped so loud! Just as the good guys have secured Ce
The finale continues in Volume 24 as Hohenheim confronts the dwarf in the flask, now a powerful homunculus striving for more, hoping to end this last battle before it has a chance to truly begin. The surprise Hohenheim has up his sleeve is both awe inspiring amazing and completely heartbreaking. What the dwarf in the flask has up his sleeve though might prove too much for Hohenheim to face alone.

The battle above ground isn't going much better. The palace is captured and victory seems to finally
Nazish Ahmed (Nazish Reads)
I just reviewed this on my blog.
To view the full review and other reviews, click here Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 24 by Hiromu Arakawa

Gore: No
Magic: Yes (the alchemy they use in their world is kind of like magic, only to them it's science, but I'm counting it as magic, since it's like magic)

Romance: (This one's kind of hard to say, since it's a fighting manga and a lot is going on right now, but there is still some love, like, I'm pretty sure that we all know that Ed and Winry love each other).
The fight scenes were really well drawn, but I couldn’t help but be confused for large parts of this volume given how long it had been since I had read the previous volume(s). This resulted in having significant doubts as to who some of the characters/’factions’ were and their motivations for doing what they did. External sources were very useful in clearing up some points, yet although my confusion was not the fault of this volume, it did affect my enjoyment of it. However, there was enough of ...more
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It's times like this when I'm reminded why I read manga. Whereas I've been soldiering my way through lesser series like Bleach, this volume is just a real treat in terms of the perfect balance between characterization, action, comedy, pathos, and pretty much anything else Hiromu Arakawa wants to fit in.

Part of it, I'm sure, is that Arakawa is much more willing to harm her characters than Tite Kubo is. This gives the book a greater sense of danger, especially as we continue building to what appe
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Yikes, it just seems whatever is going on will happen soon. And that ending, uh oh is what I thought. What's everyone going to do now?
Wickedshizuku (and her 7 Black cats)
May 30, 2014 Wickedshizuku (and her 7 Black cats) rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Manga fans, Anime fans
Recommended to Wickedshizuku by: Santos Santoni
Shelves: need-to-review, manga
We start off this volume with Chapter 96: Our Two Heroines.

More review to come when editing mode hits.
Cheers Pretties!
C'est bizarre, les tomes dans lesquels on ne voit quasiment pas les 2 frangins me paraissent chaque fois meilleurs que les autres... ^^;
The story moves along at a quick pace, and I pretty much love it anytime Isumi appears in this series (despite initial appearances of what happens to her at the end of this volume). And, as an added bonus her husband makes an appearance. Edward, Al and Roy are hardly in this installment, but that should not affect anyone's enjoyment of the tale. the story does look like it is headed for its conclusion. One the last manga series translations that I am reading (wait with Inu Yasha and Code Geass h ...more
Robert Beveridge
Hiromu Arakawa, Fullmetal Alchemist, vol. 24 (ViZ, 2009)

I had somehow gotten the idea that vol. 24 was the end for Fullmetal Alchemist, and I'm quite happy I'm wrong. The end is near, however, and what may be the final battle has begun. Briggs forces are still besieging Central City, and in fact manage to take it over briefly, but they still have Pride and Gluttony to deal with, along with two old adversaries who resurface (if you've been following, you know who they are). The series is building
Julia Marks
SO suspenseful. I love it.
Justyn Rampa
Everything is building to an epic conclusion!

After I finish everything, I may work my way through the series again so that I can see how the continuity holds up when I'm reading them closer together.

At the rate that things are happening, it is hard to remember what has happened previously. Additionally, watching the second season of FMA: Brotherhood confuses things a bit!

As always, Hiromu has created an incredibly complex world and this book ended with something HUGE!!!

Now I have to wait for sev
One word: love. Love, love, love, LOVE this series, and this volume was amazing. Everything's building to a dramatic conclusion. I read the chapters in this volume online a few months ago before it was translated (I had to know how it ended!!! T_T) but it was still awesome to read the official release. Only three volumes left! I can't wait for the final volume to be translated. Can we have some sort of midnight release or something? I'm so sad that FMA's anime/manga of it's kind, def ...more
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Jenn Dattilo Watts
Really, just buy the manga if you're a fan of the anime.
The troupes of Fort Briggs and colonel Mustang continue their advance into military HQ. They are also converting soldier after soldier still loyal to military command by showing them what the real plans for them were. Father and Hohenheim continue to battle each other while the war rages above, but Eric discovers someone who starts to move the plans forward, with disastrous results. Plus one great foe is defeated while another returns.

Some very good stuff.
Sarah Hayes
Oh wow. Oh wow. As if shit wasn't already serious enough, this volume happened. The ending has me super-anxious for the next book because HOLY FRAK, THAT CLIFFHANGER. Plus, Arakawa once again proves that no one is safe in a quality war manga; the typical panel at the end of the book reserved for whichever characters kick the bucket after each volume is crowded. Seriously, this book is an absolute gem. As is this series.

That ending. You can't just end a volume there! NO FAIR.
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.
Christa  Seeley
The final battle continues and there is definitely some heart break as not everyone is going to make it. Also there's a "surprise" return of a certain character, although it didn't feel all that surprising.

Not a lot of the brothers in this series, which isn't always a negative but after 2-3 volumes of solid fighting, I'm really beginning to miss them.
Action scenes abound as we move forward to what appears will be a very exciting conclusion. Our team and all those who are aiding in their fight are pushed up against the wall. Who will survive? Who will be changed forever?

Oh, and as an aside...I no longer had the patience to wait for the ILL request to come through, so I bought a copy.
Jul 10, 2014 Cat rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: manga
one of my favorites
Dec 09, 2014 Logan rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: manga
I love this series. I just hate how everyone's dying now. :(
Not quite the 5-star plus of the previous volume -- this is more of a transition story with a lot of fights -- but it still keeps being good stuff. So I can get the next one in . . . June? Being caught up kind of sucks.
More fighting, very little other development (one thing).
I sort of wish the plot would accelerate. But on the upside I'm not having trouble reading it back-to-front and right-side to left-side anymore.
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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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