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Hagane no Renkinjutsushi  
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Description
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.

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
Стальной алхимик
แขนกล คนแปรธาตุ
鋼の錬金術師
钢之炼金术师
강철의 연금술사
Alchemist of Steel
Alquimista de Aço
FMA
Fullmetal Alchemist
Giả Kim Thuật Sư
Hagaren

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Binktopia
Black e Noir
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Draagon
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Latest Release(s)
c.Gaiden by MangaStream & Binktopia (1460d ago)
c.108 by MangaStream & Binktopia (1564d ago)
c.108c (end) by reddevilshn (1564d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
27 Volumes (Complete) (Tankoubon)
18 Volumes (Complete) (Kanzenban)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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)

User Reviews
Fullmetal Alchemist by Cypher-Khan
Full Metal Alchemist by shounen_lover

Forum
30 topics, 382 posts
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User Rating
Average: 9.2 / 10.0 (3109 votes)
Bayesian Average: 9.17 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 21st 2014, 11:11pm PST

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Year
2001

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shounen Gangan (Square Enix)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

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

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #78 decreased(-18)
Monthly Pos #46 decreased(-6)
3 Month Pos #41 decreased(-4)
6 Month Pos #38 (No change)

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On 3182 reading lists
On 1063 wish lists
On 5805 completed lists
On 189 unfinished lists
On 540 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Ethics of human transmutation 39 days, 2 hours, 17 minutes ago
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Which is better manga or (new) anime? 364 days, 23 hours, 54 minutes ago
if u could be any fma character? 421 days, 2 hours, 49 minutes ago
Mangas 930 days, 16 hours, 38 minutes ago

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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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FMA   
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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Fabulous   
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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fma   
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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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 funny.it very good !!!!!so read it (or watch it ) ^^. ok ^^
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wow   
Rating: N/A
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   
Rating: N/A
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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