All I can say about this manga is wow. Written by Hiromu Arakawa, it all starts off when protagonists Edward Elric and his brother Alphonse try to transmute their long-dead mother alive using a different kind of science called alchemy (you know, transmuting lead into gold, but the concept has been given much more thought on how alchemy would have developed had it not been regarded as foolish and unscientific). Mind you, Edward was only eleven years old and Al only ten when they did this. The whole … more
Fullmetal Alchemist follows two brothers searching for a way to restore their bodies after a failed alchemy experiment. Their quest leads them to look for the Philosopher's Stone. Along the way they get involved in battles with homunculi, political intrigue, and a huge cast of vibrant characters. I have to say that the premise grabbed hold of me at the beginning, but it was the character development that really kept me reading, up to the very end. The … more
The series just ended in June 2010. The anime Brotherhood will end this Sunday. And FMA is one of the best manga's I ever read. It revolves around two brothers who journey to find their lost bodies and during this search, they discover a horrible secret about the origin of their country.