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

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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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Mare11
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
Jeannette
I just finished watching Brotherhood, so don't get me wrong -- I love FMA! But, I am not a fan of "action" manga. The battle with King Bradley was amazing to watch, but seeing it on the page, it's just too busy for me. There was a lot of emotion on-screen that just doesn't get conveyed on-page. So, I would give the story 5-stars, but I would much rather watch this than read it.
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.
Janeen-san
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...more
Bitsy
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...more
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).
A...more
Cornerofmadness
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Jeffrey
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...more
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 the Jedi pup)
May 30, 2014 Wickedshizuku (and the Jedi pup) 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!
Alan
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...more
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...more
Arielle
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 over...best anime/manga of it's kind, def...more
Corley
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Ubalstecha
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
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.
Courtney
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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.
Cat
Jul 10, 2014 Cat rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: manga
one of my favorites
Caroline
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.
Cynthia
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.
Jaquan
Feb 04, 2011 Jaquan added it
that's awesome greed versus wrath, hoenheim versus the homunculus master that's awesome. But what happened to ed, al, and their teacher I mean they just dissapeared can't wait for the next volume.
Matt
Such a focus on war and bloody battles, and the Elric brothers are hardly shown. I miss the early intelligence of this series, but I do see this reaching some epic conclusion.
Melanie
I almost fell off my chair when Bradley returned; I knew he was coming at some point but I was just so busy with everything else going on. What a Jerk!!!
Ernesto G.
i think that this one was sortof wierd because even thou thinks ar wrapping up it added a lot more to it. and it suck that i ran out of theres books to readd
Georgina
There wasn't as much of Ed as I would have liked but the ending was a 'nice' cliffhanger (even though I already know what happens).
Rockbell
FMA Reread of 2012:

4.5/5.

And as I have mentioned in reviews of previous volumes, each one gets more exciting than the last!
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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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