Fullmetal Alchemist, Volume 20

Fullmetal Alchemist, Volume 20

by Hiromu Arakawa

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Overview

Two brothers on a quest to find the Philospher’s Stone - Meet Edward and Alphonse Elric. Two brothers endowed with the power of alchemy. In the war between science and magic—the future of the world belongs to 2 brothers. Edward and Alphonse: Alchemy be thy name!

Two brothers on a quest to find the Philospher’s Stone - Meet Edward and Alphonse Elric. Two brothers endowed with the power of alchemy. In the war between science and magic—the future of the world belongs to 2 brothers. Edward and Alphonse: Alchemy be thy name! R to L (Japanese Style). Betrayal and double-crossing are the order of the day. Greed, Pride and Envy prove to be formidable enemies, but one homunculus seems to be having pangs of—could it be?—conscience. Ominous news spreads quickly about a mysterious portal. Will this gateway help the Elric brothers regain their natural bodies? And will the gigantic underground transmutation circle be completed, leading to a major regime change? Plus, a moving reunion between Al and someone from his past! 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 brother and himself...the legendary Philosopher's Stone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421530345
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication date: 09/15/2009
Series: Fullmetal Alchemist Series
Edition description: Original
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 351,348
Product dimensions: 4.90(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.

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Fullmetal Alchemist, Volume 20 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
exlibrisbitsy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
We are now approaching the beginning of the end. The good guys have regained their footing and are starting a counter strike that is going to lead us right through the finale. Ed proves that he is a total bad ass. Again. Al meets up with someone from his past and gets some much needed answers concerning the history of the homunculi. And, speaking of the homunculi, some major things happen within their ranks as well. The humor is back and things start to take a much more positive spin as people realize they can bond together and with hard work can overcome their difficulties no matter how outnumbered or outmatched they are.The last few pages set a fantastic note for the ending of the series (though I realize that is still several volumes away) and human wit, stubbornness, and sheer nerve prove to be a very powerful combination when coming up against an immortal enemy that has been plotting the human's downfall for centuries. Though the homunculi still have some truly terrifying cards up their sleeve that might prove to be more formidable than the humans are prepared to deal with. We will just have to see.This novel manages to change the entire tone of the series from one of fear on the run from a foe with supernatural means and horrific ends to a new one of hope against impossible odds. Whether or not they prove to be successful in overcoming the homunculi, and maybe even getting Ed's and Al's bodies back into the bargain, remains to be seen.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Buildup to something big is about to happen but what? And with all the characters going to the same destination and Ed and Al searching for one another. Ed sees a familiar face and maybe an...ally? Really good volume so far in the series.
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