Fullmetal Alchemist, Volume 19

Fullmetal Alchemist, Volume 19

by Hiromu Arakawa


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R to L (Japanese Style). Ed's clever plan to take out an enemy leaves him severely injured... Can he cheat death? One of our friends discovers the ironic secret behind Scar's brother's transmutation notes. And Major General Armstrong meets with evil homunculus President Bradley. Whose side is she on again...? Plus, the disturbing origin of Ed and Al's immortal father finally revealed!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421525686
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication date: 07/21/2009
Series: Fullmetal Alchemist Series
Edition description: Original
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 429,146
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Born in Hokkaido (northern Japan), Hiromu Arakawa first attracted national attention in 1999 with her award-winning manga Stray Dog. Her series Fullmetal Alchemist debuted in 2001 in Square Enix's monthly manga anthology Shonen Gangan.

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Fullmetal Alchemist, Volume 19 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
More and more things happen that either surprise you or just make the story even more interesting. And you can't wait for the next volume. There's back story on Ed and Al's dad and the reason why he left. And of course that ending made me think, you've got to be kidding. Now what's going to happen? Onto the next volume to find out.
exlibrisbitsy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wow, holy back story, Batman! We get some serious history on the fall of the city of Cselkcess and some very awesome implications for what that means for the history of alchemy as a whole. I love how all these pieces are falling into place and it shows that Arakawa has been planning a lot of the story from the beginning and it is totally awesome to see it all come into play bit by bit as this story unfolds. I also really like the use of Jewish mythology, and Kabbalah, as symbols and metaphors to help explain the roots of various parts of alchemy. It ends up working out really well and giving real depth and meaning to the ¿science¿ behind the world built here.There were two parts where the cleverness of the characters also really comes into play. The first bit of cleverness is where Hawkeye passes on a message to Mustang in a code that is particularly ingenious. I was totally willing to go for it because it was obvious the two have been working together for a long time and it is possible they worked out something in advance. The other bit of cleverness comes when the child princess May Chang makes some intuitive leaps about Scar's brother's notes that I almost thought was a bit unbelievable. Then again she is royalty, is obviously very clever and mature for her age to have traveled to another country alone across a desert, and also seems to be able to match wits with Alphonse and you know the Elric brothers are too clever for their own good already.I really enjoyed this volume in the series, I liked watching the good guys get smart and start to work together within the confines of essentially being pinned to a board by the homunculi. They are going to need all their wits about them to take down someone as obviously powerful as "father" is revealed to be in this volume. The history of the homunculi and how they came to be show that they are many things, but weak and stupid they are not.
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I really liked this volume. The information about Edward's father is earth shattering! I can't wait until the next one comes out!
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this newest edition to the ongoing series does not disapoint. With 5 chapters instead of the usal 4 the storyline visites the past and revels the origns of Hohenheim and the father of the homunculi. The other half of the book is centered on the elric brothers as Al discovers the secret of Scars journal and as Ed faces Kimbley and the end of his life. And to top it all off the last pages are mared by betrayals on both sides.
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