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Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 27 (Fullmetal Alchemist #27)

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Reads R to L (Japanese Style).

The Final Chapter! With the help of Hohenheim and their allies, the Elric brothers launch a desperate final attack against the homunculus “ Father.” But to claim victory, some may have to make the ultimate sacrifice. And when the dust clears, will a happy ending await our favorite characters in the final volume of Fullmetal Alchemist?

Paperback, 220 pages
Published November 22nd 2010 by ガンガンコミックス
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Always love you Ed, you too Al. You both will be ok, won't you? Take care now. Say hi to Winry and Grams. If you guys run into Hohenheim, don't be too harsh. He's old, and broken hearted, and only have one life to live. So be gentle, right. And Ed... drink your milk!! You do want to grow taller, don't you?!? ;p

I wonder, what will happend General Amstrong? Will she and Mustang fight for "The Chair"??!? Naaayy... she isn't that political type anyway. She's back to north I guess. Haha...Major Alex
Yue [Wonder of living]
No, dammit, I don't want you to end. This manga series, my favorite of all times, has bottled up countless emotions for me, and even though this time was a reread, I still feel myself dying.

This series has grown on me, since the time we first saw Ed with his short temper and Al with his lion heart. It would be unjust for me to leave the rest of the gang out; every single one of them has become a part of me. Scar, Mustang, Hughes, and even Envy.

Ah, I guess I'm being a little melodramatic. Forgiv
The grand ending of a truly formidable series. For me this is one of the very few manga series that keeps to telling a story from beginning to ending - wtihout fillers and catering to fans. An it's a dark fantasy about to boys who had done something they shouldn't have done, because really they were frightened kids. But they made the decision to look forward and move on.
And on their way there they touched many people's lives and some of them folloed their example.

This volume doesn't stop with c
A strong ending to overall a great adventure manga. Most manga in the same teenage adventure genre have become like American superhero comics or in other words never-ending stories that doesnt mean as much without an actual ending.

Arakawa didnt get greedy and milk it for 500 volumes and FMA is a rare mature quality manga for its genre.

*crying her eyes out*

I'll write a review when I'm not as disappointed that there is no more!
First off: some prelimiary awesomeness

Entering into this series, I did not know fully what to expect. I’d heard the title passed around a lot between my various social groups. When one of my friends, who owned books 1-10, lent me the first copy, along with the first copy of Rurouni Kenshin, I definitely found Kenshin more appealing. I made it through FMA volumes 1-2, thought, “Meh, it’s okay, but I don’t like where this is heading,” but, because I had book 3 close at hand, figured I might as wel
"A lesson learned without pain is meaningless."

Excuse me, if anyone needs me I'll be the pile of feelings in the corner.
Denise Jukniewicz
I'm actually reviewing the series as a whole. NO, why does it have to end?!? This was the first manga series that I read and the first anime series that I watched and I've absolutely enjoyed both and am sad that both have now ended. Don't worry there will be no spoilers here.

Hiromu Arakawa is a genius. She has crafted a well written series that actually has a true storyline. We really feel the heartache that the Elric brothers endure along the way while trying to find the means to restore their
Jenni Hibdige
Aw that's it! Totally bought back all the emotions I had while watching the anime! I just am in love with this series it just so GOOD!!!
Reem Tombokti
هذه مراجعة لمانغا من 27 جزء

منذ سنوات كان أخي يلح علي قائلا بأنني يجب أن أشاهد الأنمي المبني على هذه المانغا، و لكني لم آخذ الأمر أبدا بجدية ففكرة بطلين الأول بأطراف صناعية معدنية و الآخر سكنت روحه درع قديم لفارس ما لم تجذبني كثيرا. و كم كنت مخطئة حينها

هذا العام عندما قررت أخيرا أن أجربها كنت أبحث عن شيء مختلف عما اقرأ عادة، فقد بدأت أشعر بغياب الإثارة في كتبي. لم تخطر ببالي منذ البداية و لكني وجدتها مصادفة في إحدى قوائم موقع القودريدز التي صنفت العمل على أنه واحد من أفضل المانغا و الرسوم ال
FMA is one of my favorite stories in any medium. It's very rare when something I love this much comes along. I'm sad it's over, but it's a satisfying ending. I am glad for the few new pages tucked away in the extras. That was a nice touch and I get to remember the excitement and anticipation of seeing a page for the first time.
The End.

This series could have gotten out of control with its huge cast of characters (all so fully developed to boot) and the vast scope of the story, but it didn't. Arakawa maintained control throughout, creating an epic story that I'll want to reread time and time again.
I FINISHEEEEEEED. It took me a long time, but life happens, I couldn't read all the time. But now, here we are. 109 chapters later.
I'm so nostalgic about Fullmetal Alchemist. It was the first anime that I watched that wasn't from my childhood. And the manga was just as amazing. I'm glad I finally took time to read it. This story about two brothers helping each other really touches me. I'm all for family members and their relationships.
FMA is one of my favorite series. It has complex heroes, comp
The brilliant ending to this brilliant story has stuck with me for weeks now. (Spoilery discussion of ending to follow!)-- My initial reaction upon reading it was a little mixed--overall, I loved it, but at first I wondered if it was a bit TOO happy. All the main characters survive and more or less get what they've worked towards, and after such a long, convoluted story where so many incredibly dark things happen, I was anticipating a darker or less overtly happy ending. After thinking it over, ...more
S.Q. Eries
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Sarah Jane Smith
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Aviad Kariv
Full Metal Alchemist is about Edward Elric and his little brother Alphonse trying to restore their bodies. When they were both young, their father left them without a warning and their mother died from a disease. Because of that, the boys decided to learn alchemy in order to bring their mother back to life. In their universe, alchemy is a special ability which lets them transform something in to something else for equivalent exchange. When they tried to resurrect their mother, they did not know ...more
I would have sworn that there were only 25 volumes of this, but since I saw the 27th at Barnes and Noble today (and flipped through it, OMG the minicomic with Hohenheim and Trisha D'AWWWWWW) I guess I would be wrong.
Anyhow, I just wanted to make sure that the review I wrote and always intended to post on the final volume was, in a way: it can be found here.
I like this ending overall. Wished I didn't finish it because it's awesome.

Overall, this series was pretty amazing. Lots of action and the comedy section really dampened how serious this manga really was. I loved it. And all the characters too. I couldn't believe it but I also grew to love Greed as well. Didn't think I would but then again, I did end up being sympathetic to the last few homunculi :|
What can I say? This is the end of what I consider to be one of the finest manga ever. It tics all the right boxes for a finale. It ended pretty much exactly how I would have liked it (well I might have asked for a happier ending for my favorite couple but still).

I did see this online when it first came out (and what took me three years to read the last manga? And how is it three years??). There were things I didn't remember (like a scene with Rebecca and Riza while she's being doctored) or that
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
The final volume to the really good manga series. Loved the ending. With all the characters coming together. Throughout, it was of course intense and you wonder how everything wraps up. Recommend Full Metal Alchemist.
Too much awesomeness!!!
I can't wait to watch the anime series and the movie!
This final volume made me tear up because everything was so intense! Especially Van Hohenheim as a character touches me the most! I seriously don't get why a lot of people include him to the "Bad anime" dads trio (along with SNKs Grisha Jaeger and that Evangelion dude), yeah the external characteristics like wearing glasses, being some kind of sciencist etc are there but he tried everything to be with his family and sav
Nicole Fowler
If you read, want to read, or could read manga, you NEED to read this series! There is something in his series for everyone. It made me laugh till my stomach hurt, cry till my tears dried up, and feel anger and shock whenever something bad happened to them. I was on the edge of my seat throughout all the battles, the gained knowledge, and the deceptions. I never expected this when I first started this manga, and now that it is over, I am absolutely heartbroken! I loved the way it finished, but I ...more
I can't believe this was the end. Sad panda.
"I don't need alchemy as long as I've got my friends."

True friendship encompasses trust, loyalty and love. All in their purest forms! This is precisely why I enjoy reading shonen manga because the friendship is always strong in them. What separates FMA from the rest though besides its originality and exemplary execution of the plot is the characters. It really delves deep into the characters as individuals, major and minor characters alike, making it pretty easy to associate with them even the w
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Nazish Ahmed (Nazish Reads)
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Gore: Yes, kind of, it's hard for me to be too sure: there is a lot of blood, dead bodies.
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 w
While I am a little saddened by the ending of this manga, in part by the fact there will be no more new adventures of Ed and Al, Hiromu Arakawa wisely elected to end the story before it got too long in the tooth (a point I also wish to give credit to Charlene Harris for in regards to her decision to write no more Sookie Stackhouse books after number 13). I can always revisit these wonderful characters and possibly try to read all 27 volumes in one sitting.

Are we surprised by seeing Ed and AL tri
Me encanta. Además de hacerme sufrir otra vez, me ha ayudado a entender cosas que no entendí muy bien con el anime.
Me estuvieron presionando para que viera esta historia y ahora estoy obsesionada con ella (me pasa siempre).
Amo a cada uno de los personajes y sus historias; y pues... me voy a seguir llorando un rato más.
Jana Denardo
If there is a finer manga series written, I don't know what it is. This story works on every level (I'd stack it up against many prose books while I'm at it). These are characters that I cared about and now that it is over, have missed them terribly. It's time to do a reread I believe.
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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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