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Fullmetal Alchemist (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 9

(Fullmetal Alchemist: Omnibus #9)

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In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. Equipped with mechanical ""auto-mail"" limbs, Edward becomes a state alchemist, seeking the one thing that can restore his and his brother's bodies...the legendary Philosopher's Stone.

As the Day of Reckoning dawns, the Elric bro
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Paperback, 576 pages
Published November 11th 2014 by VIZ Media LLC
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Caz (littlebookowl)
May 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
Such a satisfying conclusion to this series!
Karen
Lesson learned: don’t attempt human transmutation. It’ll cost you an arm and a leg.
Anna lost in stories *A*
At this point in the series, there’s no way for me to talk about the events of the later installments without some major spoilers… so instead I decided to just finish the series and write one review for the last four volumes :) the story begins with two brothers, who after a failed attempt at an alchemy experiment lose parts of themselves… one of them loses his arm and leg, the other his whole body… now they are on a journey to regain what they’ve lost… along the way they meet a lot of interesti ...more
Bradley
Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, best-of-manga
I’ll try and encompass my thoughts for the whole series here, but I don’t have a map. My brain is like a blank white space where you stumble across random thoughts and memories that seem lost in time. I was gonna` get metaphysical and shit, but let me just lay it down like it is. Hiromu Arakawa created a philosopher’s stone all her own in Fullmetal Alchemist. And in her own fashion I’d just like to say thank you. Thanks for a wonderful story beautifully illustrated and wonderfully portrayed. An ...more
Sara
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, manga
The ending was simply spectacular. I liked the feeling of knowing there is more to the story than what we know at the moment, we are allowed to peak into the future. And what a future it is.

Higly recommend for you to read this series if you haven't. If you want my full review of the series you can find it here: Review for FMA
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kris
May 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
In the military state of Amestris, there are those who can perform alchemy, the elemental control of the world around them. There is only one law: the law of equivalent exchange—to get something, something of equal value must be given. It follows that human transmutation isn't allowed because what could be as valuable as a human soul?

Edward and Alphonse Elric, tiny alchemist orphans, figure they can crack the code to bring their mother back from the grave—and in the attempt lose an entire body
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casey
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i absolutely love this series, it is one of my favorite stories of all time, right there with avatar: the last airbender. if I could go back in time to read/watch this for the first time again I would in a heartbeat
Joss
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG. TEARS. WHAT AM I GOING TO DO NOW?

This was seriously the BEST series I've ever read. The most perfect ending to a perfect series.

I am a puddle of emotions.
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RG
Jun 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great conclusion to the series.
Mathilde Paulsen
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I would die for the Elric brothers and that's just how it is. This ending was perfect!! So full circle! ...more
Jolien
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2019
I'M SO EMOTIONAL ...more
Blake the Book Eater
Mar 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This series was perfect
Ines
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
And it's over.

It's strange how very personal Ed's and Al's motivations are throughout this manga ... and yet it still becomes epic. This isn't power fantasy as so many mangas tend to be in my (very limited) experience. if anything, power is actually lost here. And while there are battles (and plenty of them), Fullmetal Alchemist is a tight, character driven story.

There are no invincible Mary Sues here - all the protagonists go through some heavy character arcs and come out for the better. The p
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Taylor Ramirez
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connie
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I honestly can't believe I finished this series, my heart is broken. This is such a satisfying conclusion to what is now my favourite all time manga series, I'm so glad I gave this a chance. These characters, this world, this story, mean a lot to me and the development of my reading, and I'm glad I got to experience this for the first time relatively spoiler-free. The final little scene broke my heart especially, and it has all of those moments you wait the entire manga to see happen. So so incr ...more
Adam Spanos
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: viz, manga
Fullmetal Alchemist ends exactly the way you expect it to--with a huge climactic battle that pretty much amounts to the entire fighting force against the Dwarf in the Flask, and then a "where are they now?" epilogue detailing the events of the days/weeks after the end of the last battle. It is not a distinctive conclusion in any way, but it is a satisfying one. Over the course of twenty-seven volumes, Arakawa's series never flagged, and that's impressive indeed. ...more
MJ
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“That’s the correct answer, alchemist. Take it all.”

It’s really impossible to measure the full impact this story has had on me over the years as a reader, a creator, and a person. Buying the volumes in print may be one of the wisest purchases I’ve ever made, and I look forward to rereading and re-crying about the Elric brothers for many more years to come.
Iman
Apr 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Why did this have to end?! T-T

It was an incredible ending and very emotional. I may have actually cried. I must say that the characters are all completely lovable. I am quite sad that this journey had to end although I am honoured to have shared it with these awesome characters.
Kirin
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, favourite
always so nice to finish rereading one of your favourite mangas~
Celestine
Such a great ending.
Theresa
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can't believe I've finally finished this series and what an amazing ride it's been. ...more
Estrella
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-books, manga
This was so amazing and beautiful. I am so glad I can now add this to my favorite series list.
aleksandra
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
the elric brothers getting their original bodies back and being supported by their friends can be something so personal to me,
Filipa
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
Noooooo !! I need mooooore !!
These characters are seriously so dear to me !
Couldn't recommend this enough <3
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Maya
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My kinda friday night: giving myself a headache by crying through the last several chapters of my favorite manga ever. There are few things in life more fulfilling than reading a story that delivers an ending that feels so right.
Brittany
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: managa
I can’t believe it’s over. I truly loved every second of this series. It has really become a favorite for me.
Michael Sorbello
Sep 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a review of the entire series.

Fullmetal Alchemist takes place in the fictional country of Amestris which is heavily based on the Industrial Revolution. Amestris is a unitary state under the rule of a parliamentary republic, run by state alchemists that serve the king utilizing the mystifying arts of alchemy. Alchemy is the power to alter the physical world utilizing its natural elements, performing magic and miracles in the form of science. Alchemy follows the law of equivalent exchange,
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Brittany Allyn
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
A really great conclusion to a great series. I don't know what took me so long to read it, or even just watch either of the adaptations. My only complaint about the last few volumes is that there wasn't enough Winry. I would've been happier if she had had a larger role. ...more
Maja Helena
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*The story of Fullmetal Alchemist, following the Elric brothers, is the perfect story. It has everything: The balance between dramatic moments and moments of comic relief is amazing, the characters are well rounded and has great growth and, finally, it deals with difficult subjects in a nuanced and respectful manner.

Also, the art style is amazing – especially in those comic relief moments! It’s just priceless! That in memoriam part at the end of each volume is just hilarious! *

This was perfect.
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Alex  Aharonov
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Hiromu Arakawa (author: 荒川弘) is a Japanese manga artist, best known for Fullmetal Alchemist (鋼の錬金術師 Hagane no renkinjutsushi).
Her real name is Hiromi Arakawa (荒川弘美).

Arakawa was born and raised on a dairy farm in Hokkaidō.
She thought of being a manga artist since she was little. After graduating high school, she took oil painting classes while working on her family's farm. During that time, she als
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