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Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 07 (Fullmetal Alchemist #7)

4.56 of 5 stars 4.56  ·  rating details  ·  7,152 ratings  ·  69 reviews
Where did Alphonse Elric go during the few short minutes he was wiped from existence, body and soul? From a secret lair in the city of Dublith, a group of outcasts kidnaps Alphonse to find the alchemical secrets of his creation! It's up to Ed (and a certain housewife) to go into the Devil's Nest and rescue his brother. But the criminals of the Devil's Nest aren't exactly h ...more
Paperback, 189 pages
Published May 16th 2006 by VIZ Media LLC (first published March 22nd 2004)
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I've spent two volumes of reviews talking about the plot, and four more talking about assorted characters; it's time to tackle the protagonists.

Edward and Alphonse Elric. For all that they have their own personalities, they pretty much have to be discussed as one entity. About a year apart in age (the author never quite specifies), Ed has vague memories of a blond man walking out the door, whereas his little brother doesn't remember their father at all. Having grown up surrounded by their father
I dislike the serious fight scenes in these books, and unfortunately, this book was 3/4 fight scenes. The only reason I don't like them is because the style of the fights doesn't tell me who is winning. And I find that REALLY irritating.
Sarah Sammis
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Mrs W
Oct 25, 2014 Mrs W rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Back to the present! Maybe now we can get to the bottom of what Hughes died for. Alphonse falls into a trap and is kidnapped, but his captors are marvels of alchemy that is either illegal or assumed nonexistent. Whoever gets the upper hand here will be at an advantage, and this could be a real breakthrough in the boys’ quest. This group, and especially their leader, serve as formidable opponents, even for a team like the boys have behind them. Plenty of suspense to be had.

There are a lot of figh
This one's mostly a fight scene. . .
Brittany Goodrich
Action picks up in this manga as Al is kidnapped to discover how to transmute a soul. Initially, he objects, but the information being offered in return might help him and Ed get their bodies back.

This was probably my favorite volume so far. It was suspenseful, tightly written, and had just the perfect amount of action in it without being too overbearing. And can I just say...Edward Elric is such a wonderfully written character, and it really shows through in this novel as his hot-headedness is
Great volume! King Bradley is the ultimate badass. <3 He acts like a happy-go-lucky man, but when it comes down to fighting he automatically switches to serious and practical. His sword-fighting skills are cray and he hasn't even used alchemy yet! Izumi is a badass too and Greed in armor LOOKS like a badass. So yeah, there's definitely a lot of badassery going on in this volume. Having watched both versions of the anime and therefore knowing the events that will transpire next, this is the fi ...more
AL GETS KIDNAPPED BY GREED!!!!! THIS VOLUME WAS REALLY EXCITING!!!! Greed captured him because he wants to know the secret of Al's armor. Who will come to the rescue?
Why, Ed and Izumi of course!! Actually Izumi comes first because Ed was away at Central while his brother was kidnapped!! So the teacher stepped in and beats everyone up! She had to retire because, in the process of punching Greed, 'the Ultimate Shield', she broke her fingers! So then when Ed gets back, of course he IS FUMING MAD!!!
Katie (Books and Katie)
"If anything happens to that boy... I won't hesitate to destroy you."


What I loved about this book the most is the more science-related side that we see of alchemy:

Greed: "What did you do to my shield...?"

Ed: "It was easy enough once I thought about it. You can't make something out of nothing. Therefore your "shield" is being created from something.

You told me yourself that you're created from the same biological material as we humans. And I thought, "what's an element in the body that c
Despite the horror and goriness of the scenes in previous volumes, especially the ones that depicted what really happened to Ed and Al the night they lost so much, this volume is the most gruesome yet. The scenes in the Devil’s Nest are very bloody and for once I am glad that the manga is in black and white. This definitely is a series for teens, not children!

I enjoyed getting to see Teacher fight and also getting to see Ed use his head in a fight and not just brute strength. He may have become
I was wavering between three and four stars on this one. The story itself is still barreling ahead and I loved that; the introduction of Greed was great; Izumi and her husband were hilarious and very cool. Hiromu still, however, hasn't mastered drawing fight scenes. The fight panels were much better than previous fights, but instead of enjoying them I'm still just hurrying through them to get to the parts with dialogue (where the writing shines).
Scott Lee
I thoroughly enjoyed these additions (volumes 7, 8, and 9 [which will be getting a single, copied-and-pasted, joint review as I read them in sequence without interruption nearly in a sitting]) to Fullmetal Alchemist. The story grows in depth as the characters get pushed toward maturity, and as the characters become more mature, moral, aware, etc. the story becomes murkier, dropping the protagonists deeper into the real world's morally challenging mire, for all that it takes place in a fantasy wo ...more
Faith Erin
Sooooooo, I've read Fullmetal Alchemist all the way through about 4 or 5 times, but I started re-reading it as a "comfort" book due to some real life awfulness (the Zimmerman trial), because it's comforting to read a series where justice is most definitely served, despite that not happening in real life as often as it should.

Anyway, FMA is one of my absolute favourite comic book series. Hell, I'll call it one of my favourite STORIES of all time. It is brilliant. The art, the characters, the stor
I really like this series so far. The amount of backstory and revelations in the previous two books (solid five stars from me) made this one a bit of a drag since it was mainly fighting. I like a good fight scene but the rest of what was going on in the book just didn't hold my attention to grant this a five star rating. Although I did really enjoy the side story at the end about Major Armstrong's sister.
Jenn Dattilo Watts
So much to love in this volume. There's the always wonderful Izumi, there's Greed 1.0, there's Sig & Major Armstrong muscle love (you really have to have seen the anime or read the manga to get that one), and then at the end there's Havoc's ill-fated date with Armstrong's youngest sister. And the Truth took Ed's boxers! (Really just go find this volume and read's so worth it!)
Oliver Hodson
This had a lot more fighting than the other volumes and it raised big questions about the agenda of the fuhrer against the ishlabans and who the baddies are. Our hero got a real testing by the homonculus and came out with more credit. The saga builds!
Sergio Zheng
In this manga many weird stuff happen compared to our world. This weird things are magical stuff such as chemistry. One of the main characters of the story is Edward. Edward is has one of this hands made of steel. With this hand Edward is able to transform into an alchemist. His alchemist skills are still not mastered but they are very strong. Then is Edward's brother. His name is Alphonse Elric. Elric is a really weird phenomena. All his body is made of steel. This steel plates have the form of ...more
Céline :)
Man, this manga series is SO GOOD! More people should read it. If you're reading this and you haven't tried this manga, READ IT! YES YOU I'M TALKING TO YOU, READ IT! Okay have fun :)
Aug 19, 2014 Sara rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommended to Sara by: Missy
Ugh. Mostly one long fight scene. Not, really, but it felt like it and ugh. That's not why I read this series. Actually if I'm brazen I'll tell you the fight scenes in this series Suck. Well I guess I just told you. Oops. Anywho~ it's still interesting because Greed is introduced and is really the least killy of the bad guys so far and might have information the boys need. Also Al is kidnapped and has a woman inside him. You heard me. Still, the best part for me is the extra story at the end. I ...more
Diana Lynn
“Volume 7 of FMA is just amazing. I was looking forward to Ling, so I'm guessing he'll come in the next one. This one starts out with Al getting kidnapped and questioned about a certain something...along the way, the kidnappers (Greed and his posse) run into a few problems. Some of which are hilarious (Sigg and Izumi are just too much) and some are crazy. This one also leaves you with an in your face twist that dropped my jaw when I originally saw the show. It's fantastic. Also, the short stand- ...more
Miss Clark
3.5 stars

Good stuff in this one. We finally get to Greed, lots of Izumi.
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Intense and action packed. Interesting cliffhanger.
Favorite of the Fullmetal Alchemist series.
Marilyn Auza
5 stars for the bonus pages in this volume.
Sarah Geisz
It just keeps getting better and better.
No animals died in this one :)
Wow, ¡¿qué cojones?!
Federiken Masters
Feb 25, 2011 Federiken Masters rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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Recommended to Federiken by: Los anteriores
Si no me equivoco, este es el último tomo que tiene historias que posteriormente serían adaptadas al anime. Acá las cosas empiezan a ir definitivamente por otro rumbo y, para mi sorpresa, de momento me quedo con el anime. No porque el manga sea malo para nada, sino porque aquella historia estaba más organizada y daba más tiempo para que uno se encariñara con los personajes, acá todo sigue dándose a los tumbos, y aunque lo impredecible suele ser bueno (cuando hablamos de relatos), acá se pierde u ...more
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.
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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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