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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.

Won the 49th Shogakukan Manga Award in the Shounen category.
Won the 15th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award New Artist Prize.
Won the Eagle Award's "Favourite Manga" in 2010/2011.
Won the Seiun Award for best science fiction comic in 2011.


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Associated Names
Стальной алхимик
แขนกล คนแปรธาตุ
강철의 연금술사
Alchemist of Steel
Alquimista de Aço
Full Metal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist
Giả Kim Thuật Sư

Groups Scanlating
Basement Scan
Black e Noir

Latest Release(s)
c.Gaiden by MangaStream & Binktopia (1892d ago)
c.108 by MangaStream & Binktopia (1995d ago)
c.108c (end) by reddevilshn (1996d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
27 Volumes (Complete) (Tankoubon)
18 Volumes (Complete) (Kanzenban)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (FMA, FMA Brotherhood)
Ends at Vol 7 [FMA (story diverges)]; Vol 27, Chap 108 (FMA Brotherhood)

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Fullmetal Alchemist by Cypher-Khan
Full Metal Alchemist by shounen_lover

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User Rating
Average: 9.2 / 10.0 (3351 votes)
Bayesian Average: 9.17 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 6th 2015, 5:20pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shounen Gangan (Square Enix)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (27 Volumes & 9 Omnibuses - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #85 increased(+3)
Monthly Pos #79 increased(+6)
3 Month Pos #75 increased(+6)
6 Month Pos #78 decreased(-18)

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On 3221 reading lists
On 1182 wish lists
On 6403 completed lists
On 190 unfinished lists
On 614 custom lists

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by akshay4876
June 14th, 2007, 12:20pm
First thing that i would like to say is that FMA is one of my favorite manga's. The anime was also welly made; however, it had a horrible ending that i belive that everyone hated.
The manga is made in an excellent way with amazing artwork. My only downside is that it is only scantalated one chapter at a time and will require some patience to wait for.

... Last updated on June 14th, 2007, 12:22pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mameshi
April 1st, 2007, 4:05pm
This is a must-read for everyone and anyone! Both the anime and manga are great, them being different sort of adds something to the story because there are two versions. The manga is very funny. But you have to do both.

But if you are planning on watching the anime WATCH THE JAPANESE VERSION. Subbed or raw. Don't watch it in English. The voices are terrible.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by PokeMaster
March 30th, 2007, 10:58pm
awesome!the manga and anime are great!
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fullmetal ROCKS! XD   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by FullmetalEdward
December 23rd, 2006, 1:31pm
i wish there was an eleven rating! I generaly try to read manga in order but i was so facinated by the story i just read the ones the bookstore had(as a result my knowledge of the story is quite patchy but still...)my favorite characters are roy,edward,their trainer(like i said quite patchy, so i dont know her name),and scar.(p.s. greed fits someone i know soooo perfectly.those of you who know about greed can tell that i hate that person alot.
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Very Good   
Rating: N/A
by JSW
November 2nd, 2006, 4:10pm
Good Plot...good Characters...quite an artwork...but there is still something missing... definetly better than anime...
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better than the anime   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by toranekochan
October 26th, 2006, 10:38am
VERY different from the anime... And VERY much better, in my opinion. I've only recently got into this series (I was tired of hearing about it from so many people, and not having read it myself), and I was hooked pretty much from the start. Then I tried watching the anime. >_< That didn't work very well.

But if you haven't gotten into this series yet, you really got to!
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Mauve
October 7th, 2006, 8:31pm
I found it to lack overall impact. I found myself unable to suspend disbelief shortly after the beginning. At the same time, a lot of people really resonate with this manga. Give it a look through at the book store if you have a chance.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shounen_lover
September 19th, 2006, 10:26pm
FullMetal Alchemist definitely deserves a ten. The drawing style is, first of all, fantastic. Second of all, the story is unlike any I've ever seen before. It is unique, interesting, and well detailed. It may not be as popular as other shounen series, but it definitely is better than most.
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Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
August 18th, 2006, 11:02pm
the manga is the best! the anime was totally screwed up. If you're thinking about if you should read this series or watch the anime. Read the manga. So much more original and informative and better all-round.
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Anime or Manga   
Rating: N/A
by Xophien
July 28th, 2006, 11:18am
Watched the Anime, loved the Anime, then read the Manga, loved the Manga, then watched the Anime and well, it's quite bad actually.

Can't blame them, making an anime when the manga isn't even finished will always end nowhere as good as the manga most of the times (with fews exceptions like... well... hmmmm... well, that's not because I can't think of any that there isn't).

Well, anyone who liked the anime will just love the manga, and if there's someone who didn't like the anime (an exception, like... hmmmm... well, there probably are some, somewhere), he should just give the manga a try, it's worth it.
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