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Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 2 by Hiromu Arakawa
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Jun 01, 2015

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I liked this book, it was the story I'm familiar with from the anime, but it was more streamlined, and flowed much more swiftly and naturally. I thought the story with Tucker and Nina was a tad underdeveloped compared to how it was done in the anime - it would have been more suspenseful to draw out the mystery of Tucker's experiments a bit, and more tragic and disturbing if their relationship with Nina had been a bit deeper. The little memorial box at the end, with chibi versions of Nina and the dog in heaven and Tucker burning in hell made me laugh! I really like the short extras at the end, very cute! I was happy that Major Armstrong was introduced in this book, he's got to be my favorite character! The plot continues to thicken with Lust attacking Dr. Marcoh and talking about the research, and there's a great foreshadowing of future conflict. This manga has a great way of creating small conflicts within larger conflicts, and the smaller story arcs break up the monotony so that the main story arc doesn't become too cumbersome. Very well done, I look forward to the next volume.

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