Fullmetal Alchemist, Paperback
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Following the adventures of two alchemist brothers who seek to repair their bodies after using Alchemy breaking the laws of nature by trying to bring their mother back to life.A diabolical trap is set for President Bradley.

If he is assassinated, a power vacuum will open that Mustang and his allies will be more than happy to fill.

Then, while Ed is reunited with someone from his past, Al is separated from his body, his proxy armour body.

Now who is filling his heavy metal shoes? Plus, take a break from all the alchemical intrigue and homunculus backstabbing at the annual Resembool Spring Sheep Festival.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages, chiefly Illustrations
  • Publisher: Viz Media, Subs. of Shogakukan Inc
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  • Category: Manga
  • ISBN: 9781421532325



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The good guys have regrouped, they have fitted the pieces of the puzzle together and they have developed a plan to beat the homunculii and their father, they have also made a very bold first move going on the offensive finally to try and end this war swiftly and with minimum losses on their side. Action is finally happening in this volume and things are starting to look dire. Both sides have unexpected aces up their sleeves and both have a few more tricks left in them. The good guys target? King Bradley. The bad guys target? Alphonse!Edward and Winry also are drawn side by side for the first time in a while and it is to find that Ed has grown a great deal. I loved reading those panels and watching the two of them interact one last time before the battle. The journey that started with Ed and Al trying to get their bodies back has changed a great deal and taken a back seat with their attempts to save Amestris. The brothers are both growing up as they are putting others first before their own concerns even as Al's body deteriorates and Ed is running out of tricks to try and keep them both alive.I'm looking forward to what is going to happen next. So much is at risk right now and we have had the rug pulled out from under us often enough to know that people can and will get hurt and be killed in this series. There are no guarantees.

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In Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 21 by Hiromu Arakawa, Ed and Al are reunited but something is wrong with Al. He's not in control of himself! Al has hidden people before inside his armor but never a homunculus! This time, though, Pride (pesky Selim Bradley) has taken control. He may be the smallest but he's certainly one of the most powerful of the homunculi.Selim, we learn, draws his power from the shadows. Like the vashta nerada of Doctor Who, Selim's shadow is deadly. Fighting him, though, takes an opposite approach — turning off all lights to there can be no shadow, rather than turning on all lights. I found that piece of strategy the most interesting part of the fight.This volume is the start of the final battle. Although I've enjoyed, loved, obsessed over this series, multi volume fight scenes can get tedious. In this case, the battle with Selim was interesting and different. But if he returns, the future battles won't hold the same sway over me.

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