Fullmetal Alchemist, Volume 2

Fullmetal Alchemist, Volume 2

by Hiromu Arakawa

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Overview

There are many types of alchemy in the world. Edward's commanding officer, "Flame Alchemist" Roy Mustang, can control fire. Shou Tucker, the "Sewing-Life Alchemist," specializes in the most difficult alchemy of all...biological transmutation, the ability to alter the tissue of living things. But no matter what their power, alchemists are still human. And when a mysterious killer begins stalking state alchemists, no one can escape his vengence...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591169239
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication date: 06/14/2005
Series: Fullmetal Alchemist Series
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 212,238
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(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. "

"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 2 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Probably one of my favorite mangas, full of action and alchemy with just the right dose of humor. Not to mention that the story already has an aura of greatness, that is almost as big as my obsession for it
Guest More than 1 year ago
After I had read the first manga, I knew I couldn't live without reading the second one! You will love this book if you had liked the first!
slothman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This volume is where the story grows from regular sh¿nen adventure into more character development and begins to develop the darker themes of the story. We learn more about the backstory and the ruthlessness of the government our hero has chosen to serve.
AbSc0603 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really like this series. I made the connection about the lost wife and daughter a moment before edward, beautifully twisted! I want to find the next book soon!
exlibrisbitsy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Volume 2 picks up right where volume 1 left off, with Roy Mustang ¿owing one¿ to Ed for saving the general on the train. In return Mustang introduces Ed to Shou Tucker, the ¿Sewing-Life Alchemist¿. Ed is branching out in all directions searching for a way to restore his body and that of his brother. Unfortunately who he ends up meeting is a scientist who is willing to use any means to achieve his ends. Ed and Al have some hard lessons to learn about their own continued powerlessness and about the difference between sacrificing others for your ends, and sacrificing yourself. I thought this was a very powerful and eerie part of the series, and of course very sad.After that a new character is introduced, Scar is a man that is set on a lifetime of vengeance. Scar believes that the alchemy of this country is a perverse sin. That it is wrong to create, transforming something into a grotesque pantomime of what it should be is a sin against his god. Ironically enough he uses alchemy himself to serve justice. Scar is not without his reasons though as you discover when you read about the military's dark past with his mother country Ishvarla.To end the volume the brothers meet up with Dr. Marcoh. He is their first good lead on the Philosopher's Stone as he used to be a state alchemist that did that exact research. What he discovered terrified him and he fled to hide in the countryside as a simple doctor. Ed and Al's story and determination to right the wrongs they committed touched the Doctor. But, regardless of how horrifying the truth is that his research notes contain, can the Elric brothers not only face that truth but also look beyond to "the truth within the truth"?Unlike the first volume this one takes time to explore the world around these characters and particularly the role the military takes in it. The military's warlike past and experimental present are explored and it soon becomes clear that in his quest for knowledge Ed may have allied himself with an organization with sins blacker than anyone could have guessed.Through it all the author continues to make clear that Ed and Al are just kids themselves, so even though this manga is deservedly rated T for Teen, Ed and Al are portrayed as dealing with the problems and horror that arises in a very realistic way for someone their age. That is, not well at all. I appreciated the realism.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's full of wonders and so funny! I love it!
xXxFishyXxX More than 1 year ago
This is an adventure that must be followed!
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SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Wow, was this one sad. Same with the anime I mean wow, things got a little dark. Well, another cliffhanger ending that makes the story all the more interesting and wanting to read the next volume. Really liking the manga.
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If you liked the first volume, the second is a must have. Both comical and eye watering, the continuation of the Elric brothers adventures keeps you eating up every last page. With new State Alchemists entering the scene including the always lovable Alex Louis Armstrong and Roy Mustang proving 'useless' time and time again. Make sure to check out the extras in the back. I assure you that you'll smile! Happy Reading!
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The series is awesome. The book was fun. (per my 13 yr old son)
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about ed and al finding this guy named tucker. Ed asks tucker if he could help him pass the state alchemist exam. Tucker tells him to create a chimeria. Ed refused and later that night tucker created a chimeria with his daughter and their dog. Tucker wastaken away and eventually died in crash. There was a killer on the loose. Ed was warned by a soldier.He was told the killers name was 'scar' then,they discovered that scar was actully right behind them. Ed and al tried to fight but got injured really bad. Then a couple days later, they went into a city to find a guy named docter marco. They thought marco had some imformation about the philosopher stone. Finally, major armstrong found ed and al and took them back to central.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book has a quante view of the elric brothers Forbiden Alchemic ritual..with shou Tucker the sewing lifealchemist's assement date coming up he mad a chimra out of his own daughter and a dog...and wich was his wife two years ago!! Since the homculis are after ed..they have a bit of a mixup with a killer ishvalren named scar..well at least thats whats that they think :)