Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 20 Paperback
Part of the Fullmetal Alchemist series
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.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 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?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 200 pages
- Publisher: Viz Media, Subs. of Shogakukan Inc
- Publication Date: 15/09/2009
- Category: Manga
- ISBN: 9781421530345
- Paperback from £8.35
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Review by exlibrisbitsy
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.