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Fullmetal Alchemist: Vol. 1, 2, 3 (3-in-1 Edition, No.1) (FULL METAL ALCHEMIST 3-IN-1) Paperback – June 7, 2011


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Product Details

  • Series: FULL METAL ALCHEMIST 3-IN-1 (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC (June 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1421540185
  • ISBN-13: 978-1421540184
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 5 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Born in Hokkaido (northern Japan), Hiromu Arakawa first attracted national attention in 1999 with her award-winning manga Stray Dog. Her series Fullmetal Alchemist debuted in 2001 in Square Enix's monthly manga anthology Shonen Gangan.

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Born in Hokkaido (northern Japan), Hiromu Arakawa first attracted national attention in 1999 with her award-winning manga STRAY DOG. Her series FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST debuted in 2001 in Square Enix's monthly manga anthology Shonen Gangan.

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My son loves these books, he was so happy to see it arrive , and I was happier cuz I didnt disappoint him.
happy mom
Your only disappointment will be you didn't purchase the next several volumes because you'll want them once you finish this one.
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In Fullmetal Alchemist, Arakawa is able to find a good mixture of action and character development to tell a compelling story.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By sneezetease on March 23, 2012
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This has the first 3 volumes in one book for slightly more than one book would cost on amazon. by the time you pay shipping for any one volume, it is around $6 for a good copy. This is brand new and it's $8.50. AND- it's exactly the same as the single version, meaning it has all the little extras like the cartoons and author notes that are in a regular manga copy at the front/back. The only thing it doesn't have is the ads. Unless you collect these for the cover art (which ain't so great for this series), you can't beat this.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Lesley Aeschliman VINE VOICE on August 27, 2011
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The first volume of the Fullmetal Alchemist 3-in-1 releases combines the first three volumes of Fullmetal Alchemist manga into one edition. Like the Bleach omnibus edition, the physical height of the volume is not drastically different from the regular manga editions, and a lower quality paper stock is also used.

Edward and Alphonse Elric are the main characters of the series, and they are brothers who practice alchemy. After the death of their mother, they tried to bring her back to life by using alchemy. In alchemy, there is a law of equal exchange; in the process of trying to bring their mother back, Alphonse Elric lost his body. His brother, Edward, attached Alphonse's soul to a suit of armor; but to do this, Edward had to sacrifice one his arms and one of his legs. Their friend, Winry Rockbell, and her grandmother create prosthetics for Edward that are known as "auto-mail." Edward is now known as the "Fullmetal Alchemist," and he has become the youngest State Alchemist in history. The series follows Edward and Alphonse as they search for the Philosopher's Stone, a legendary artifact that the brothers believe will allow them to recover their bodies.

Over the course of the three volumes included in this omnibus, Ed and Al find themselves in several adventures. By the end of the omnibus, there are even times when Ed finds himself doing some serious soul searching; this is especially true in the story about Shou Tucker, the "Sewing-Life Alchemist," and his daughter, Nina. In this volume, we also meet Scar, a man using alchemy to kill State Alchemists. The brothers also learn a very important secret concerning the Philosopher's Stone, which they are hoping to find in order to return to their original bodies.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Michael Hall on March 27, 2013
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In short, Fullmetal Alchemist epitomizes everything that makes a good shonen manga worth reading while simultaneously avoiding many of the flaws of the form.

It isn't as action-packed as series like Naruto or Dragonball Z, but this is actually one of its strengths: the character moments (both the quiet interludes and the humorous asides) lead you to invest emotionally in the characters, which ultimately makes the action scenes punchier and more potent than the wall-to-wall action we see in many shonen manga. The supporting cast is memorable and surprisingly well-developed, and the world evolves intelligently and organically as the series progresses. Some of the nuances of the metaphysical questions raised by the protagonists seem to have lost something in translation, but on the whole, Fullmetal Alchemist is a strong manga with enjoyable characters and interesting stories (including both vignettes and longer arcs) and a broad palette of moods and tones.

It's also a good introduction to manga for readers of American comics, as it's got a somewhat Western sensibility in its approaches to both action and humor. It speaks effectively to both male and female audiences, and at this price (around ten bucks for three volumes!), it's an incredible bargain. This book is highly recommended both to fans of manga and those who've been curious but not yet taken the plunge for themselves.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By happy mom on October 13, 2013
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My son loves these books, he was so happy to see it arrive , and I was happier cuz I didnt disappoint him.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Luis Garcia on July 18, 2013
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This is an incredible value for those planning on collecting the manga series on a budget. With three In one I'm sold.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Scribblebug on September 2, 2012
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This book compiles the first three manga books into one. It is a bargain to purchase this omnibus rather than the first three books separately. This is a great start to a wonderful series.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Samantha Draft on November 6, 2013
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The item looks and feels new
I love this series
I highly recommend using this company to ship the product and I hope can reuse them.
This is not a poem.
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By Magliari Reviews on July 6, 2014
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