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Hagane no Renkinjutsushi  
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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.


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

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Black e Noir
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Latest Release(s)
c.Gaiden by MangaStream & Binktopia (1399d ago)
c.108 by MangaStream & Binktopia (1503d ago)
c.108c (end) by reddevilshn (1503d 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 (3067 votes)
Bayesian Average: 9.17 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 20th 2014, 8:58pm PST

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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shounen Gangan (Square Enix)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (27 Volumes & 7 Omnibuses - Complete/Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #72 decreased(-20)
Monthly Pos #40 increased(+3)
3 Month Pos #41 decreased(-3)
6 Month Pos #44 decreased(-6)

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On 3175 reading lists
On 1057 wish lists
On 5688 completed lists
On 182 unfinished lists
On 526 custom lists

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Full Metal Alchemist fans 67 days, 7 hours, 11 minutes ago
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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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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   
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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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compliment girl   
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by anyone
July 17th, 2006, 10:36am
i think that the anime is okay but at times the manga is way better i mean if you think the anime better then maybe you havent even read the manga RIGHT!!!well anyway i think this manga was interesting and in a way very good !!!!!so read it (or watch it ) ^^. ok ^^
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by elric
July 16th, 2006, 6:34pm
seriously i think the anime is far better than the manga times i got bored but its acool show my fave character is elric
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Start from the beginning   
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by Darigaaz
June 12th, 2006, 5:03am
I insist that you start from the very beginning itself. True the anime was wonderful and all that, but the storyline differ a lot. Pick out yourself when the anime and manga truly separate itself as they have a different story in mind when they started out. As the manga is still ongoing, its good to keep the entire volume of the series so you can refer back or just reread it again at anytime. Its truly a manga that you can't get bored rereading.
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Everyone likes FMA, you should too!   
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by Midori XP
June 6th, 2006, 5:09pm
Listen to the others when they say the manga is better. The anime's great, but you MUST try the manga! The plot drastically changes from the anime in volume 8, and for the better! May I also mention fangirls like myself will like Ling when he comes! XD
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its good   
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by Anonymous
June 4th, 2006, 1:04am
FMA and Hellsing are the only 2 mangas i can read over and over. once you read the manga youll realize you wasted your time on the anime, becuase the anime doesnt even compare to how great the manga is
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Fullmetal Manga   
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by black ninja kitty
March 6th, 2006, 9:15pm
so much better than the anime' and i really enjoyed the anime'. so many twists and it really captures you.
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by Dingé
February 15th, 2006, 10:31pm
Essentially, the same old FMA characters we all know and love slapped into a somewhat different story-line that involves many aspects absent in the anime. Definitely worth a read. Especially if you loved the FMA anime.
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