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Fullmetal Alchemist, Volume 4 (Fullmetal Alchemist #4)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  8,936 Ratings  ·  216 Reviews
When two brothers dabble in the mystical powers of alchemy to alter the natural world, one of them loses an arm and a leg, and the other becomes a soul locked in a body of living iron. Now they are agents of the government, slaves to the military-alchemical complex. Illustrations. Rated for older teens. (Graphic Novel)
Hardcover, 184 pages
Published November 8th 2005 by Turtleback Books (first published January 20th 2003)
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Mal
Nov 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

it's a terrible day for rain.

Kogiopsis
This is at once both my favorite volume and one I can't stand. A testimony to the writing and characterization, I suppose, but that doesn't mean I don't quietly resent it.

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Artemy
May 02, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Ah, and here's the volume where the typical Japanese manga weirdness starts to show. There's a creepy guy who's obsessed with mini-skirts and who wants to hire only women in his military to make it his personal harem (and that's almost a direct quote). There's another creepy guy who can't shut up about his daughter and his family, and who basically kidnaps one of the female characters and makes her live at his home. And finally, there's the side-story about another character who adopts a puppy a ...more
Grace
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, manga
I am literally an emotional wreck right now. This volume has all the feels, so prepare with some tissues!!! A great, heart wrenching volume with this one 😭😭😭
Caroline
WELL this volume made me sad oh wow! There is a lot of stuff that happens in this one and I have to say I was really surprised and upset by some of it :(( the art is absolutely awesome- seriously, the way the panelling is used in certain important moments is clever and helps those scenes to REALLY pack a punch. I'm so invested in this series and the characters now!!
Radwa
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Hughes! :'(

It seems that whenever the brothers get close to solving something, something happens that sends them to square one. Of course, this should happen, or how else can the manga continue. I absolutely loved the extra omakes at the end of this volume. Also, this manga is making me sympathize with some of the bad guys. good job on the characterization and story building.

Marzy Nighthunter
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King Haddock
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Amanda Setasha Hall
Apr 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, 2017
THIS VOLUME WILL BREAK YOUR HEART. Especially if you've seen the show. I thought this point was actually further into the story, but I was mistaken.
Tehanu
And this is where my heart began to break.
Mary
This volume was so good (Maes Hughes!! And I thought I was prepared after what happened with Nina and Alexander), and the wait for volume 5 from my library was so long that I gave up and watched the anime (Brotherhood, not the first version)....and now I have no way to coherently speak about this series, I love it so much. The family relationship! Ed and his absolute devotion to getting Al his body back! Al and his conviction that he won't let others suffer in his quest to get back to normal! Co ...more
Devan, Sarcasm Expert
Sep 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
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Celine
Oh my god. This one won me over. There is this one heartbreaking scene in this manga - I'm sure other readers will know what I'm talking about - that is just so good. Absolutely fantastic panelling. I'm glad we get to see some more brother dynamics in this volume.
Lizet
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, 2016
Hum. No me esperaba sentir tantas cosas con este volumen. Me agarraron totalmente desprevenida.



Maria Kaye
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
For some reason I've always felt bad when the slicer brothers died :/
krad
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sequential-art
FUCK YOU

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[ gross sobbing ]
FreeFD
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, fantasy
Getting more and more exciting. Who noticed the part where Ed says to Al:
"We fought for who will marry Winry, and I won, but get rejected." It was my favorite quote.))
Janeen-san
Mar 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
FINALLY!!!!! I have at last succeeded at getting my hands (alas, no auto-mail) on the 4th volume of Fullmetal Alchemist! I'm so happy! I swept through this very awesome volume in one day!!!
Now #SPOILER# when Hughes died in the tv series, I cried my eyes out, something I'd never thought I'd do. Ever. BUT I did! Ahhhhh I miss him. Rest in piece Mr Awesomness :(
But when I came across the scene of his death in the manga...I CRIED! Not as much as I did when I saw it on TV, but my cheeks ended up ver
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Mike
4.5/5

I'm still very much enjoying this series, and this is probably my favorite volume so far. It's odd - there's very little action in this volume, but the overall plot is very engaging. I'm still kind of shocked that something this subtle and character-oriented is so widely popular, especially considering the other manga that gets well-known. But maybe people are just sensing quality. Arakawa is, after all, a supremely good author. Her eye for dialogue and character interactions is quite remar
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Natália
TOOOODAAAAAASSSS AAASSS EEEEEsSSTREEEELASSSSSSSSSSSSSS <3 <3 <3 <3 COMO um mangá com 200 e poucas páginas consegue fazer a gente ter tantos sentimentos diferentes? É simplesmente maravilhoso dona Hiromu *aplaude de pé* #jáqueroopróximovolume ;-;
Kellie
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As expected, this volume was so good!
Ehko
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hughes. :(
Esma Tezgi
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Ben daha ne olduğunu anlamadan bu sayılar birer birer bitiyor, çok hızlı ilerliyor gerçekten. Can sıkıntısına birebir, okuması da oldukça keyifli bir manga serisi.
Emma Thompson
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
****SPOILERS****



(Chapters 13-16) Wow, this volume really started off! The soul armor that Ed was fighting with got killed by Envy. Also Envy and Lust started attacking Ed while his autodial arm broke! Al got really convinced that he was just made up by Al. I feel bad for Al because he's young and just doesn't know what to think. Ed and Winry managed to knock some sense into Al and they made up. Winry though, was called in to fix Ed, and boy was she mad! Colonel Mustang and Lieutenant Colonel Hug
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Pinkerton
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Questo quarto volume, che concede ampio spazio al Tenente Colonnello Hughes, lascia un ricordo commovente e indelebile del personaggio; meraviglioso. La simpatica storia fuori serie, Il cane dell’esercito?, non fa che aumentarne il valore.
Gabriela Paige
Apr 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
That, hit me in the gut. This is so sad. WHY IS THIS SO SAD???!!!!! AH!
Jack Baillot
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Huges 8-(
Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
4.0 Stars
Some emotional hard-hitting moments in this one! This volume is setting up so many important events and story-lines.
Engie
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
"¿cuándo irá esta intensa lluvia a parar?
ya se está combinando
con mis frías lágrimas
¿cuánto más tengo que soportar
que llueva alrededor?"
Ashley De La Cruz
Such a good manga too read! All the sad moment in this one made me cry .
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Associated names :
荒川弘美 (real name)
ARAKAWA Hiromi

Name (in native language) : 荒川弘

Zodiac : Taurus

Blood type : A

Her self-portrait is usually that of a bespectacled cow, as she was born and raised on a dairy farm in Hokkaido with three older sisters and a younger brother. She worked as a farmer for 8 years before moving to Tokyo.

Arakawa thought about being a manga artist "since [she] was little" and du
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