Fullmetal Alchemist, Volume 3

Fullmetal Alchemist, Volume 3

by Hiromu Arakawa

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Overview

Accompanied by their bodyguard, Alex Louis Armstrong, our heroes seek out their closest childhood friend, Winry Rockbell, to fix their battered "auto-mail" bodyparts. Soon their quest for the Philosopher's Stone takes them to the great central library, where the Stone's formula may be hidden...if the mysterious figure named Lust doesn't get there first! But the secret of the Philosopher's Stone may be even more frightening than the beings who guard it...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591169253
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication date: 09/13/2005
Series: Fullmetal Alchemist Series
Edition description: With TCG Card, Special promo
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 318,706
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 3 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
slothman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This volume gives more of the backstory of the brothers Elric when they travel to their home town of Resembool, and the covert activities of their own government when they pay a visit to the secret Laboratory Five.
exlibrisbitsy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Volume 3 has the Elric brothers finally arrive in their hometown to visit their mechanic Winry Rockbell. Their bodyguard Alexander Louis Armstrong learns along with us more details about the brothers¿ past and how they came to lose their limbs, gain their new metal bodies and decide to join the military and never turn back. It¿s nice to finally get some more back story on the main characters and also find out just how committed they are to their present course.After their repairs Ed and Al return to central to look up Dr. Marcoh's old research notes just to find that the Central library has been burnt to the ground. After this loss they have a stroke of luck and end up meeting a bookworm named Sheskah who has a photographic memory and recalls perfectly everything she has ever read. She had read the research notes, but didn't recognize them for what they were as they were disguised and encrypted. Being a bookworm myself I enjoyed the scenes with Sheska and totally related with her when she lamented that sometimes it seemed the only good thing she knew how to do was read.After deciphering the notes they discover the worst truth of all. Not only the main ingredient in a Philosopher's Stone but also the realization that the military was behind such horrible research to begin with. The truth within the truth led to more chilling discoveries that had the boys facing enemies all too recognizable and facing inner truths about their own accidental destruction of a human being and just what that means for Ed and more importantly for Al.With this volume the focus is back on the boys and their quest, and also on the Philosopher's Stone and what sacrifices and horrors are required to attain it. Ed and Al also have a lot more problems in store as they are still dealing with the horror and repercussions of their own actions while reeling from the discovery of the military's own sinister acts.Again, admist all the horrors, the series stays true to the characters who are just young teenage boys. They have a lot they have to come to grips with both personally from their pasts, and presently with the corruption and danger that surrounds them every day. I thought this was very well done and it is interesting to see just how much the boys have grown in some ways due to their unique circumstances, and not in others. Inside that suit of armor, attached to those intimidating automail limbs, are just two frightened boys, no matter how much they try to hide it. Though what they fear most might surprise you.
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It's so amazing and so funny!
xXxFishyXxX More than 1 year ago
Amazing storyline.
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SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Ed and Al are still looking for any info on the Philosopher's Stone but when they think they found something, it turns out that maybe they rather had not found out at all. All the while the mysterious Lust and Glutton are keeping an eye on the brothers. Another good suspenseful read in the series.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Although not one of the best mangas in print, Fullmetal Alchemist is a worthwhile read for teenagers. The plot lines and language used in the stories are more directed towards young adults, so I personally don't feel as if I have to bring myself down to the reading level of a 12 year old.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ed and Al are looking there best and come to realize some strange things are going on.Also find more about the Pilosepher Stone so check it out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Awesome manga must read for all you FMA fans out there!! It also includes a bonus of a preview of the written novel: the Land of Sand which is basically the episode of the Other Brothers pt 1 (and 2 most likely). Once again I truly believe this is one of the best manga/ anime series ever!! Long live Equivlant Exchange!!!! =)